Spanish, English
1-4 months
Paid by host:

The residency offers you a private, fully equipped live/work space, free wi-fi, weekly maid service, a food stipend of $1,000 pesos plus all utilities.

Paid by artist:

Transportation to and from Mexico, local transportation, food, laundry, entertainment. You can eat well for $25/week. Eating out is also affordable with meals costing $3 - 10.

Application guidelines:

No formal application. Reach via the website to book after checking the availability.


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360 Xochi Quetzal

360 Xochi Quetzal


360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a year-round Artist & Writers Residency located on the Lake Chapala, Mexico. International artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity are encouraged to write and reserve a 1 - 4 month residency at the offered live/work spaces.

Studio Information

The spaces are geared for writers and visual artists. Work tables and easels are available for visual artists, desks and free wi-fi for writers. The Mirador Suite and Carriage House at the Villa QQ Hotel can accommodate couples or collaborative groups.

Accommodation Information

Check their website for descriptions, pictures, pricing and availability of the spaces that are located at the historic Villa QQ Hotel.

Each space at the Villa QQ Hotel has a private entrance, sitting area, bedroom, full bathroom and access to the pool, hot-tub and gardens. The residency also includes free wi-fi, all utilities, weekly maid service, (weekly laundry pickup is available for an additional charge) and a 32-page Residency Handbook. All rooms have patios where residents can also work and relax. See the website for pictures and descriptions.


Chapala is located 25 minutes from an international airport and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist supplies. The residency is at walking distance to a park with a running track, pool, tennis courts and walking trails. You are also 5 minutes from the malecon, a park-like promenade that runs along the lake for a mile. The lake is surrounded by hundreds of mountains and you will enjoy spectacular sunsets almost every night. The weather is sunny 300 days a year and temps average in the 70s. Other activities include hiking, dancing and thermal springs. Chapala and nearby Ajijic have dozens of cafes and galleries, art openings, and hundreds of artists to connect or study with. Everything you need is within walking distance and our bus service is frequent and inexpensive. This is a safe place to live and work and the house is secure.

Contact information

Gonzalez Gallo #13A
45900 Chapala,

360xochiquetzal [at]