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Former President Fox and his wife, Marta Sahagún pose in front of their luxurious hacienda in Guanajuato. Photo: Courtesy

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s hacienda in San Cristóbal Guanajuato has been listed on Airbnb.

Staying at the hacienda where Vicente Fox grew up also includes a dinner with the former president himself and a tour of his Centro Fox presidential library. 

Bookings must be made for at least three nights and can accommodate up to six people for 770 thousand pesos, or 37.5 thousand USD. 

The hacienda has five bedrooms, all with king-size beds, six bathrooms, a high-end restaurant, spa, gym, wine cellar, several gardens, and pools. Photo: Courtesy

Covering the cost of this three-night Airbnb stay would take over two years of the average Mexican’s total salary, which currently stands just north of 16.7 thousand USD per year. 

As of yet, nobody has taken the former president up on his offer, which is not exactly surprising as he is not exactly beloved by most. 

Earlier: Into the city of Mérida: Xcumpich and its haciendas

According to the Airbnb listing, proceeds from the rental will help fund student scholarships through Fox’s Centro Fox charity. 

Since leaving office in 2006, former President Fox has spent much of his time running charities and working toward the legalization of marijuana in Mexico — an industry in which he is heavily invested. 

“One would hope that at those crazy prices on Airbnb one would walk away with a truck full of grade A quality weed as a parting gift,” Guanajuato resident Miguel R. Cervera said on Facebook.

Campaigning as a right-wing populist, Fox ran for and was elected on the National Action Party (PAN) ticket, becoming the first president not from the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) since 1929. 

Fox is currently the co-president of Centrist Democrat International, an international organization of center-right political parties.

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