If you’re planning on a stay of two weeks or more, you may be able to save money and yet have all the comforts of home in an apartment rental. First look over the classifieds in the English-Spanish newspaper El Sol de la Costa (tel./fax 954/582-2230, elsol [at] escondido [dot] com [dot] mx, www.elsoldelacosta.com ), edited by Warren Sharpe.
Also check with local realtors; the best for rentals is Vicki Cole of Zicatela Properties (tel. 954/582-2495, info [at] zicatelaproperties [dot] com, www.zicatelaproperties.com ). Vicki also provides help—real-estate matters, immigration papers, residency—for newcomers.
Alternatively, for rentals, you might also contact Nolan Van Way, of PEP Realty (tel. 954/582-0085, nvpep [at] yahoo [dot] com, www.pep-realty.com ).