Shopping in Cabo San Lucas

Baja’s Best Browsing – Shopping in Cabo San Lucas

When one thinks of shopping in Cabo San Lucas, the immediate image is probably of a generic Mexican souvenir shop, the sort of place where vacationers stock up on sombreros or t-shirts with clever, locally-themed slogans.

Those kind of souvenir shops do still exist, particularly on the “cruise ship circuit” around the Cabo San Lucas Marina boardwalk promenade. But don’t let the touristy hustle and bustle fool you. The Los Cabos shopping scene as a whole offers much more than curios and trinkets, and indeed has grown increasingly sophisticated over the past two decades.

Nowadays, residents and visitors alike can browse in a diverse range of shops and shopping centers, the former ranging from custom clothing and swimsuit boutiques to art galleries, jewelry stores, furniture outlets, organic and specialty grocery stores, luxury boutiques boasting name brands like Chanel and Dior, and outlets of popular multipurpose U.S. chain stores like Walmart, Costco and City Club.

The Best Malls & Shopping Centers

 

Shopping in Cabo San Lucas

(Photo Credit Luxury Avenue Puerto Paraiso)

 

Who doesn’t love a good mall, the kind of place where you can shop, eat, see a movie, then shop some more? Puerto Paraíso on the Cabo San Lucas Marina has long been the signature local shopping center, with all of the above attractions plus access to the adjacent Luxury Avenue, home to a host of iconic upscale purveyors of clothing and accessories.

The Shoppes at Palmilla, located just outside San José del Cabo, also draws discerning shoppers with a retail directory that includes custom furniture and décor, arts and crafts galleries, fine food, and other boutique attractions. The large mall at Patio Los Cabos, meanwhile, is a favorite of Cabo San Lucas residents, as is Plaza San Lucas, the latter home to Walmart and other popular retail stores.

 

Shopping in Cabo San Lucas

(Photo Credit Puerto Paraiso courtesy of Solmar Hotels & Resorts)

The Best Arts & Crafts Galleries

The best shopping in Los Cabos may well be found in San José del Cabo’s historic Distrito del Arte, where cobblestone studded streets are framed by an eclectic variety of galleries showcasing regional artists, as well as handmade pottery and custom jewelry from artisans around México.

This charming and colorful shopping district features the best examples of sought-after commodities like Talavera and Mata Ortiz pottery, Taxco silver and Mexican fire opals, not to mention paintings, sculpture, photography, printmaking and other fine arts.

For a real treat, stop by on Thursdays between 5 and 9 p.m. during high tourist season (November through June), when a weekly Art Walk event welcomes residents and visitors to browse the various gallery exhibitions, and to chat with gallery owners and notable local artists.

 

The Best Groceries & Specialty Shops

 

Shopping in Cabo San Lucas

A few decades ago the grocery offerings in Los Cabos were so limited that residents often drove to La Paz once a week to stock up. That’s not an issue anymore. If anything, there are almost too many options. In addition to Walmart, Costco and City Club–all of which have well-stocked grocery departments–there are local outlets of large Mexican supermarket chains like Soriana, LaComer (large stores in each of the cape cities, plus a specialty Fresko supermarket–Fresko Palmilla–with a focus on fresh produce and baked goods) and Chedraui (including an impressive new upgraded Chedraui Selecto store in San José del Cabo, with another coming soon in Cabo San Lucas), as well as weekly organic markets in both of the cape cities.

Not just grocery and sundries, but specialty shops of all kinds can now be found, from wine shops and cigar stores with walk-in humidors to custom clothing and beachwear boutiques for women like Pepita’s Magic of the Moon.

Fact is, you don’t have to walk very far in today’s Los Cabos to find something worth buying. Or even walk at all, since Walmart and many other local stores now offer delivery service.

See? We told you the Los Cabos shopping scene had grown a little more sophisticated.

Windermere Los Cabos Real Estate

Windermere is one of the most respected names in North American real estate, with over 300 offices and 6,000 agents in the Western U.S. and México. The company has deep roots in Los Cabos, where its agents have over 100 years of collective experience, as well as an exhaustive knowledge of available local listings and the intricacies and legal requirements of buying and selling property in México.

Windermere is the ally you want when it comes to finding your next home.

Call us toll free from the USA / Canada at (855) 877-2226 or if you are in Los Cabos (624) 331-3330 for more details. Don’t let your dreams wait…  We’ll help you find and buy your dream home in Los Cabos.  Contact Us today

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Posted on April 13, 2019 at 4:24 pm
John Vering | Category: Living in Cabo San Lucas | Tagged

Getting a Mexican Credit Card in Los Cabos

The Pros & Cons of Getting a Mexican Credit Card in Los Cabos

Getting a Mexican Credit Card in Los Cabos

Americans and Canadians who buy property and live at least seasonally in Los Cabos will find all the beaches, sunshine, margaritas and ocean views they’ve ever dreamed of, but along with this natural bounty and muy atractivo lifestyle comes a few cultural changes.

Language is the most obvious one, although so many people speak English in cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo that’s it rarely an issue, even for those whose Spanish vocabulary is limited to “Buenos días” and “Como está usted?”

More commonly, miscommunications involve financial transactions; from exchange and interest rates to bank statements and credit card disputes. Nobody, after all, wants there to be any confusion or incomprehensible fine print when it comes to their bank account or credit cards.

Which leads to the very good questions:  Do you even need a Mexican bank account or credit card in Los Cabos? What are the pros and cons?

The Pros

There are very good reasons to open a bank account in Los Cabos if you intend to spend an appreciable amount of time in the area, starting with the fact that you can trade dollars for pesos–and vice versa–without a questionable exchange rate or service charges. U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere in Los Cabos, but many area businesses set their own exchange rates, meaning it’s preferable to pay in pesos to avoid being overcharged.

U.S. credit cards are accepted virtually everywhere, too, so why add to your U.S. collection with a Mexican credit card? The truth is that those who intend to maintain a presence in their country of birth–property, bank accounts and the like–likely do not need a Mexican credit card (In Spanish, tarjeta de crédito).

However, if you intend to move seasonally or full-time to Los Cabos, then it will be handy to have a Mexican debit card that you can use to access money from ATMs (in Spanish, cajeros automáticos), pay bills and utilities, make retail and online purchases, and so on. You may also want a credit card–particularly if your U.S. issued card charges foreign transaction fees–but as we’ll discuss in the “Cons” section below, there are definitely some issues to consider. The safest and best bet is thus to go debit card only.

Just keep in mind that you will need a residente card and proof of residence to open a bank account, and that bank to issue you a debit/credit card. If you deposit several thousand dollars or the equivalent in pesos into your new account, banks will usually be happy to issue you a credit as well as debit card. These cards are issued in conjunction with Visa or MasterCard, but in case of loss, theft or fraud, you will need to make the report to your Mexican bank rather than the multinational credit card company.

The Cons

Speaking of theft and fraud…those two issues do occur in México–as they do in every country–and are particularly prevalent in popular tourist destinations like Los Cabos.

Restaurants and gas stations tend to be the places where credit card information is stolen with a higher frequency, so make it a point to pay cash in those instances and it will significantly reduce your risk profile.

If you are a victim of fraud, remember that most Mexican banks maintain 24-hour hotlines to report loss or fraud. Keep the hotline number handy, and if you don’t speak Spanish, at the very least you should be able to ask the operator to transfer you to someone who speaks English. You can do that by saying, “¿Puede transferirme a una persona que habla inglés, por favor?”

Fraud isn’t limited, however, to credit card thieves. Many U.S. and Canadian transplants have reported issues with bank fraud in Los Cabos, from unilaterally hiked interest rates on credit cards to limited liability in covering losses from stolen card charges.

Exorbitant interest rates and annual charges are also things likely to cause consternation to first-time holders of Mexican credit cards. Make sure you understand the terms before you accept a credit card from your bank, and check charges on a monthly basis. You do not want to be paying interest rates that may be in excess of 30%.

It sounds bad and sometimes is, but keep in mind there are ways to mitigate or limit issues with Mexican banking. The first is to eschew credit cards in favor of debit cards, since the former may require paying back fraudulent charges until the claim is resolved. Lost or stolen debit cards are harder for thieves to use, since they likely won’t have access to the PIN number, although it should be noted that debit cards can often be used for point-of-sale purchases.

Even more important is finding a bank where you feel comfortable with the communication skills and customer service quality. The local branch of Canadian owned Scotiabank, for example, is popular with many U.S. and Canadian transplants for these very reasons.

Banking services may not rival beaches, sunshine, margaritas and ocean views as reasons to move to Los Cabos, but be vigilant and aware of potential fraud and it won’t be a reason not to move.

Windermere Los Cabos Real Estate

Windermere is one of the most respected names in North American real estate, with over 300 offices and 6,000 agents in the Western U.S. and México. The company has deep roots in Los Cabos, where its agents have over 100 years of collective experience, as well as an exhaustive knowledge of available local listings and the intricacies and legal requirements of buying and selling property in México.

Windermere is the ally you want when it comes to finding your next home.

Call us toll free from the USA / Canada at (855) 877-2226 or if you are in Los Cabos (624) 331-3330 for more details. Don’t let your dreams wait…  We’ll help you find and buy your dream home in Los Cabos.  Contact Us today

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Posted on April 11, 2019 at 3:11 am
John Vering | Category: Living in Cabo San Lucas | Tagged

Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Listings

How to Buy or Sell a Home Using Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Listings

Few things in life are as satisfying as buying a home, a place where you and those closest to you can make magical memories together while also enjoying a full measure of safety and security. Buying a secondary or full-time residence in a tropical paradise like Los Cabos only adds to this feeling of intense satisfaction, since in addition to the creature comforts of home you can also expect breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean or Sea of Cortés…and in a few spectacular cases both simultaneously! But there are a few things you need to know first, whether you’re buying for the first time, or selling an existing property in order to buy a bigger place with even better views! With that in mind, here is a basic guide to using Cabo San Lucas real estate listings to help you get the best possible deal when buying or selling a home in the area.

 

Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Listings

How to Buy a Home Using Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Listings

The first thing you should know, if you haven’t bought property before–or at least lately–is that technology has completely changed the game when it comes to real estate listings in Cabo San Lucas and beyond.

It’s now possible to computer mouse click on any part of the Los Cabos region, and find listings for every house, condo or villa for sale. Have you always dreamed of owning a beach house with Land’s End views? Click on the tourist corridor coast between Punta Ballena and Cabo San Lucas, then filter the listings according to your own preferred specs: price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, etc. Prefer a condo near your favorite surf beach? Find the beach on the map, click it and see what comes up.

It truly is an amazing way to get an overview of what’s available, and each listing comes complete with a collection of detailed information about the property, from acreage and architectural style to when the house was built and photos showing what the sunset views look like from the swimming pool.

Don’t believe us? Click here and see for yourself.

But of course no one buys something as important as a house based on what it looks like in Cabo San Lucas real estate listings, or even how enticing the asking price is. You need to see the property for yourself, and you need to feel comfortable with the neighborhood, taking into consideration things like shopping and dining…and if you have children, things like pediatricians and bilingual schools. In short, you need a knowledgeable local ally you can trust.

That’s where Windermere comes in. Windermere is one of the most respected names in North American real estate, with over 300 offices and 6,000 agents in the Western U.S. and México. The company has deep roots in Los Cabos, where our agents have over 100 years of collective experience, as well as an exhaustive knowledge of available local listings and the intricacies and legal requirements of buying and selling property in México.

We’ll help you go beyond the listings to find, and buy, your dream home in paradise.

Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Listings

How to Sell a Home Using Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Listings

We mentioned what a powerful tool “Cabo San Lucas real estate listings” can be when it comes to buying a home? Well, the same thing is true when it comes to selling one, particularly so when you list it with Windermere Los Cabos.

But it’s not just Windermere’s experience or the capability of computer technology to put your home at the fingertips of potential buyers around the world that makes listing with us so valuable. We also have a proven track record of successfully marketing and promoting our listings, using methods as modern as social media and as traditional as face-to-face networking to successfully accomplish our mutual objective: expeditiously selling your property to a qualified buyer at the best possible price.

That’s the goal, right? But if you start to miss your dream home in Los Cabos, we’re always here to help you find the next one. We can’t imagine anyone ever wanting to leave this sun-kissed tropical paradise, but if you do decide to move somewhere else, chances are Windermere has agents there as well!

Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Listings

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That’s where Windermere comes in. Windermere is one of the most respected names in North American real estate, with over 300 offices and 6,000 agents in the Western U.S. and México. The company has deep roots in Los Cabos, where its agents have over 100 years of collective experience, as well as an exhaustive knowledge of available local listings and the intricacies and legal requirements of buying and selling property in México.

Windermere is the ally you want when it comes to finding your next home.

Call us toll free from the USA / Canada at (855) 877-2226 or if you are in Los Cabos (624) 331-3330 for more details. Don’t let your dreams wait…  We’ll help you find and buy your dream home in Los Cabos.  Contact Us today

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Posted on April 7, 2019 at 7:05 pm
John Vering | Category: Cabo San Lucas Real Estate, Real Estate of Los Cabos | Tagged

Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Market

Right Place, Right Time – How to Take Advantage of a Booming Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Market

Almost everyone has had this experience at least once: the feeling of discovering a rare and beautiful tropical paradise, then wishing they had found it years before. “Before all the best beach and ocean view properties were gone; before everything was overpriced.”

Only a lucky few ever discover exactly the right place at exactly the right time.

That’s the opportunity, however, that’s currently “knocking” in Cabo San Lucas, which along with sister city San José del Cabo is part of the picturesque Los Cabos municipality that hugs the southernmost rim of the Baja California peninsula.

Blessed with year-round sunshine and boundless coastal vistas, this place–colloquially known as “Cabo”–is currently in the midst of an ongoing evolution: from sleepy fishing village to popular vacation destination to sought-after spot for secondary or year-round residences.

The final stage of this flowering is still in its early stages, and as a consequence, the Cabo San Lucas real estate market is booming, offering incredible opportunities for those who’ve happened upon their tropical paradise at precisely the right moment.

Don’t believe us?

Here are three reasons the Cabo San Lucas real estate market has never been hotter than it is right now…

 

Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Market

An Impressive Range of Properties in a Staggering Diversity of Breathtaking Locales

What’s the first rule of real estate? Location, location, location.

Nestled between mountains, desert, beach and two major bodies of water–the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortés–Los Cabos as a region enjoys some of the most profoundly singular and profoundly beautiful settings on earth.

These settings may share some scenic commonalities, but they are as wide-ranging in their unique vistas as the luxurious properties that are being built to take advantage of them.

Imagine a luxury villa built into a sheer cliffside above crashing Pacific Ocean waves. Or a beachfront condo that looks out over the Sea of Cortes towards the granite monuments at Land’s End? Or a ranch home set in rolling mountain foothills amid organic farm-to-table restaurants? Or a four-bedroom family home overlooking both azure waters and the fairways of a golf course designed by a legendary champion?

The Cabo San Lucas real estate market offers enough diversity in its properties and settings to appeal to virtually every taste…and to virtually every budget.

 

Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Market

An Unrivaled Combination of Pristine Beauty and World-Class Activities & Amenities

Once upon a time, the attractions in Cabo San Lucas were limited to beautiful beaches and abundant big-game sportfishing. Nowadays, homeowners can sit down to sumptuous food and wine pairing dinners at restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs, shop at brand-name boutiques like Cartier or Fendi, or indulge themselves with pampering treatments at expansive and exhaustively-outfitted resort spas.

The wonder is not that Los Cabos boasts the sort of upscale amenities associated with world cities like New York or Paris, but that it also offers privacy, seclusion, pristine settings, and world-class conditions for a wide range of outdoor activities. Seasonal and year-round residents have convenient access to gorgeous hiking and biking trails; famed surf breaks; over a dozen championship level golf courses and counting; amazing offshore kayaking and stand up paddle boarding; windsports meccas for kiteboarding and windsurfing; off-road race courses; and some of the most jaw-dropping dive sites on earth, including the living coral reef at Cabo Pulmo.

It’s this unrivaled combination of sophisticated upscale pleasures and healthy lifestyle attractions that are helping to drive current interest in the “Cabo San Lucas real estate market”, even apart from the obvious charms of the properties themselves.

 

Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Market

Extraordinary Values & The Best Kind of Privacy

What’s better than a beachfront home or stunning ocean views from your scenically vantaged villa or penthouse condo? The former, but at list prices much lower than those for similarly spectacular properties in the U.S. or Canada. Add in much lower property taxes and a much lower cost of living, and that, in a nutshell, is the appeal of the real estate market in Cabo San Lucas.

But besides the extraordinary value and investment potential, there’s something else that makes Los Cabos so attractive. It offers the very best kind of privacy.

What exactly does that mean? It means you’re about 1000 miles from the U.S. border and all the stresses you’re trying to escape, but you still have easy access to an international airport in San José del Cabo–as well an airport for domestic carriers and private jets in Cabo San Lucas–if you’d like to visit friends or family, or invite them down to see your new dream home.

See what we mean?

It also means now might be the right time to take a serious interest in the Cabo San Lucas real estate market.

Windermere Los Cabos Real Estate

Whether you are seeking condos, villas or Oceanfront Living, it is absolutely essential that you choose the right ally to help you navigate the entire process, from site visits to closing costs.

That’s where Windermere comes in. Windermere is one of the most respected names in North American real estate, with over 300 offices and 6,000 agents in the Western U.S. and México. The company has deep roots in Los Cabos, where its agents have over 100 years of collective experience, as well as an exhaustive knowledge of available local listings and the intricacies and legal requirements of buying and selling property in México.

Windermere is the ally you want when it comes to finding your next home.

Call us toll free from the USA / Canada at (855) 877-2226 or if you are in Los Cabos (624) 331-3330 for more details. Don’t let your dreams wait…  We’ll help you find and buy your dream home in Los Cabos.  Contact Us today

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Posted on April 5, 2019 at 9:34 pm
John Vering | Category: Cabo San Lucas Real Estate | Tagged

Medical Care in Los Cabos

Health Wave – The Growth of High-Quality Medical Care in Los Cabos

Medical Care in Los Cabos

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México has long been a top destination for medical tourism, thanks to both a proximity to the U.S. and high-quality health care available at 40 to 65% less on average than its northern neighbor. The country also boasts world-class travel destinations like Los Cabos, which allow visitors to enjoy a memorable vacation around the scheduled dates for their chosen treatments or surgeries.

Los Cabos isn’t just a tropical travel destination, however, but increasingly a primary or seasonal home for U.S. and Canadian citizens, with population numbers for expatriates estimated at 15,000 and rising (out of a total municipal population of approximately 300,000). Commensurate with this burgeoning population growth–from the U.S., Canada and elsewhere–is an exponential growth of high-quality health care and state-of-the-art medical centers.

The newest of these modern, technologically sophisticated medical centers is Hospiten, which premiered in October 2018 just outside Cabo San Lucas, near one of the municipality’s most oft-visited shopping centers (Plaza San Lucas, home to Walmart). If the name is recognizable, that’s because Hospiten is affiliated with the international hospital group of the same name, which has a network of locations that includes México, Spain, Jamaica, Panama and the Dominican Rebublic.

Hospital H+ Los Cabos

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Hospiten Los Cabos offers patients a full-range of services, from emergency care and surgical suites to medical laboratories and departments specializing in anesthesiology, cardiology, general surgery, oral surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, dermatology, internal medicine, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and psychology, among others.

Hospiten isn’t the only state-of-the-art medical facility locally. There’s also Hospital H+, which opened in 2016 in the tourist corridor that connects the cape cities, near San José del Cabo. Like Hospiten, H+ offers cutting-edge equipment and an excellent roster of on-call physicians, as well as 24-hour triage and intensive care, surgical areas and specialty clinics, laboratories and blood banks, radiology and ultrasound imaging, and private rooms for extended patient stays.

Hospiten and H+ may lead the local pack, but they’re hardly the only sources for high-quality care in the area. The U.S. Consulate regularly updates a list of fully-accredited hospitals and medical care facilities in Los Cabos, a list that at present includes the two already touted, as well as the AMC and BlueNet Hospitals, the General Hospitals in both Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, the Red Cross (Cruz Roja in Spanish) ambulance and rescue services, plus a few clinics and sanitariums.

Medical Care in Los Cabos

This U.S. Consulate list is a helpful guide, and points to the region’s abundance of quality health care. But the list is far from comprehensive, and it doesn’t even begin to address the plethora of great dental and cosmetic surgery clinics, which have traditionally been among the most popular medical services for tourists and short-term visitors to the area.

Simply put: Los Cabos has medical care that’s equivalent in quality to that found in the U.S., but of course at only a fraction of the cost. This affordability factor is at the heart of México’s medical tourism sector, which accounts for some five billion dollars annually, but it’s also an attractive lifestyle convenience for U.S. and Canadian residents of the cape cities. Add it to year-round sunshine, beachfront real estate, championship level golf courses and pampering spas, and you’ll understand why both the population and health care industries of Los Cabos are growing so fast.

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Have questions about Medical Care in Los Cabos or with Real Estate in Cabo San Lucas?

Call us toll free from the USA / Canada at (855) 877-2226 or if you are in Los Cabos (624) 331-3330 for more details. Don’t let your dreams wait…  We’ll help you find and buy your dream home in Los Cabos.  Contact Us today

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Posted on March 18, 2019 at 6:44 pm
John Vering | Category: Lifestyle of Los Cabos, Living in Cabo San Lucas | Tagged

Oceanfront Living in Elías Calles

A Name and a Place You Should Know – The Underrated Value of Oceanfront Living in Elías Calles

Oceanfront Living in Elías Calles

 

The late Plutarco Elías Calles is now known primarily for two things: one of which is mostly negative, the other overwhelmingly positive. He was President during one of the most tumultuous periods in modern Mexican history–just after the Mexican Revolution in the 1920s–at which time he led an infamous crackdown on the Catholic Church that led to the so-called Cristero Rebellion (In Spanish, La Cristiada). That’s the negative. The positive? Well, his name just happens to have been given to one of the world’s most picturesque places.

What’s that? You’ve never heard of Elías Calles, México? Not surprising, really, given that it’s a small community with scarcely more than 100 inhabitants.

But here are three reasons you definitely should get to know Elias Calles, and strongly consider buying property there.

 

Location, Location, Location

You may not have heard of Elías Calles, but chances are you’ve heard of Los Cabos, the world-class tourist destination on the southern rim of the Baja California peninsula that’s home to (and named for) cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. Yes, that place, the tropical paradise with the gorgeous beaches, championship level golf courses, celebrated chefs and nightlife, and some 350 days of sunshine a year on average.

Well, Elías Calles is located on the Pacific Coast of Baja California Sur, about halfway between Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos, a surf-friendly artists’ colony that just happens to be a major tourist destination in its own right, and was the first place on the peninsula to be officially designated as a pueblo mágico (literally, “magical town”).

Elías Calles is thus conveniently close to two popular tourist destinations. What that means is easy access to all the attractions of both Los Cabos and Todos Santos–from shopping and fine dining to surfing, fishing, golf, spas and frequent cultural events–but also peace, quiet and all the other joys of small-town living.

Plus, of course, breathtaking, horizon-stretching views of the boundless Pacific.

 

Incredible Value

Few three-word assemblages engender more excitement than “affordable beachfront property.” Even in Los Cabos, beachfront land and homes list for significantly less than similarly situated coastal properties in the U.S. and Canada, and come with the added benefits of significantly lower property taxes and a significantly lower cost of living.

In tiny, little-known Elías Calles, the values are off the charts.

Not only is beachfront property there a virtual bargain, even compared to Los Cabos, it’s also an excellent long-term investment, sure to benefit from the continued growth of the tourist destinations to its north and south.

And as to what surrounds it on the west side, let’s just say no one is making any more oceanfront property, and leave it at that.

 

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Oceanfront Living in Elias Calles

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Oceanfront Living in Elias Calles

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Oceanfront Living in Elias Calles

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Window of Availability

We’ve characterized beachfront land and homes in Elías Calles as certified bargains, magnificently situated properties available at extremely value-oriented prices. But we’ve also said it is a tiny community, with scarcely 100 residents.

Do we really need to connect all the dots for you?

Yes, there are several great property listings at present for Elías Calles, but the window of availability is, by nature, very limited.

Just as no one is making any more beachfront property…Elías Calles can only get so much bigger, and for that matter, why would anyone want it to? Small-town atmosphere and an oceanfront setting are its two major charms.

So learn the name, learn it well, and by all means learn it fast!

Windermere Los Cabos Real Estate

Whether you are seeking condos, villas or Oceanfront Living in Elias Calles, it is absolutely essential that you choose the right ally to help you navigate the entire process, from site visits to closing costs.

That’s where Windermere comes in. Windermere is one of the most respected names in North American real estate, with over 300 offices and 6,000 agents in the Western U.S. and México. The company has deep roots in Los Cabos, where its agents have over 100 years of collective experience, as well as an exhaustive knowledge of available local listings and the intricacies and legal requirements of buying and selling property in México.

Windermere is the ally you want when it comes to finding your next home.

Call us toll free from the USA / Canada at (855) 877-2226 or if you are in Los Cabos (624) 331-3330 for more details. Don’t let your dreams wait…  We’ll help you find and buy your dream home in Los Cabos.  Contact Us today

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Posted on March 15, 2019 at 11:38 pm
John Vering | Category: Los Cabos, Real Estate of Los Cabos | Tagged

Cabo San Lucas Beach Homes for Sale

Where Dream Vision and Dream Value Meet – Cabo San Lucas Beach Homes for Sale

Everyone has a dream purchase they are chasing, a signifier of success that will also serve as a lifestyle benchmark…call it the ultimate upgrade in both comfort and status. For some it is a luxury yacht or private jet, for others a beachfront home in a sun-splashed tropical paradise. The latter is undoubtedly the best buy from an investment standpoint, and, if your sun-splashed tropical paradise of choice happens to be Cabo San Lucas, it may also be the most affordable, both initially and in terms of long-term maintenance. Call it the ultimate marriage of dream vision and dream value, and consider this your basic guide to Cabo San Lucas beach homes for sale.

Cabo San Lucas Beach Homes for Sale

Why Cabo San Lucas Beach Homes for Sale Are a Dream Vision

Nowhere else on earth do mountains, desert, beach and ocean exist so closely and with such striking contrast. Nowhere else on earth do two major bodies of water meet in such spectacular fashion.

Los Cabos, the municipality which hugs the southernmost rim of the Baja California peninsula, is truly a place unlike any other, from its breathtaking beachfront locales to its profusion of upscale lifestyle amenities. Nowhere is this uniqueness more evident than in Cabo San Lucas, where the Sea of Cortés and Pacific Ocean are separated by a half-mile promontory comprised of 80-million-year-old granite monuments and gorgeous golden sand beaches.

In Spanish, this promontory is called Finisterra. In English, Land’s End. Truth be told, however, it’s really more of a beginning than an end.

For decades, this is where A-list celebrities have come on holiday, where Americans and Canadians have come to winter or retire, and where the successful in all walks of life have come to seek the ultimate new beginning: Cabo San Lucas beach homes for sale.

Why not? In addition to the picturesque surroundings and ideal tropical climate–how does 350 days of sunshine annually sound?–Cabo San Lucas and sister city San José del Cabo also offer a wealth of upscale lifestyle amenities, from celebrity chefs and pampering spas to world-class sportfishing and a whopping dozen plus championship level golf courses from legendary names like Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Fred Couples.

It’s not as though you have to suffer for your beachfront castle with its horizon-stretching moat.

Cabo San Lucas Beach Homes for Sale

Why Cabo San Lucas Beach Homes for Sale Are a Dream Reality

Here are a few of the most incredible facts about “Cabo San Lucas beach homes for sale”: they typically list at a fraction of the price of similarly situated properties in the U.S. and Canada; property taxes, too, are a fraction of those mandated by México’s North American neighbors; the cost of living in general is much lower; and homeowners across Los Cabos have easy access to international airports and travel (translation: stress-free visits to and from family, friends and business partners).

That’s what we mean by a dream vision also being a dream reality…and we haven’t even gotten to the really good part yet.

Beachfront real estate in Los Cabos is one of the best investments anyone can ever make. Real estate in general is a safe and popular investment for a number of reasons: real estate invariably appreciates over time, it builds equity for reinvestment, it’s a hedge against inflation, and so on and so on.

But beachfront real estate, in particular, is also an investment in your own future happiness. Think about it…this is what you’ve worked for and dreamed about for years, a place where the sun always shines, where the palm trees sway softly in the breeze, and where you and your significant other can walk hand-in-hand, barefoot in the sand, comfortable by any definition.

That may sound a bit like retirement, and for many it is, but keep this in mind as well: there’s no rule that says you can’t enjoy your beach home in Cabo San Lucas a few months each year, as a secondary residence. Or that you can’t simply maintain it as an investment. The beaches, palm trees and ocean breezes will always be there, ready whenever you are.

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The Windermere Advantage

Whether you are seeking condos, villas or beach homes for sale in Cabo San Lucas, it is absolutely essential that you choose the right ally to help you navigate the entire process, from site visits to closing costs.

That’s where Windermere comes in. Windermere is one of the most respected names in North American real estate, with over 300 offices and 6,000 agents in the Western U.S. and México. The company has deep roots in Los Cabos, where its agents have over 100 years of collective experience, as well as an exhaustive knowledge of available local listings and the intricacies and legal requirements of buying and selling property in México.

Windermere is the ally you want when it comes to finding Cabo San Lucas beach homes for sale.

Call us toll free from the USA / Canada at (855) 877-2226 or if you are in Los Cabos (624) 331-3330 for more details. Don’t let your dreams wait…  We’ll help you find and buy your dream home in Los Cabos.  Contact Us today

John R. Vering

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 9:20 pm
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Buying Real Estate in Los Cabos as an Investment

A Basic Guide to Buying Real Estate in Los Cabos as an Investment

Everyone knows the primary benefit of buying real estate, which is that there is a finite amount of it on the planet, and thus regardless of any short-term market fluctuations the property will inevitably appreciate in value as time goes by.

When it comes to buying real estate in Los Cabos, however, it’s important to note that its purchase can be much more than a mere financial speculation, but also an investment in your own future happiness.

Cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo are spectacularly beautiful places, brimming with golden sand beaches and boundless ocean vistas, and bursting with attractive lifestyle pursuits, from world-class golf and fishing to upscale shopping and blissful wining and dining experiences presented by acclaimed chefs.

You don’t have to live in Los Cabos to benefit from its real estate, but many U.S. and Canadian citizens have already made the commitment to forge a new life in this sun-kissed coastal paradise, and who can blame them?

Happiness may be the greatest profit any investment can generate, but for those weighing the exclusively tangible benefits before making a decision, here are four more, in addition to long-term appreciation, which should be considered.

 

Buying Real Estate in Los Cabos as an Investment

Buying Real Estate in Los Cabos Builds Equity for Your Future

It’s not a difficult concept to wrap your mind around. The more you spend to pay off a mortgage, the more equity you build. This equity, which is essentially the difference between the amount still owed and the fair market value of your property, will continue to grow as you make your monthly mortgage payments and the real estate appreciates over time. Translation: it’s an ever-growing asset that you can leverage into additional investments.

 

Buying Real Estate in Los Cabos as an Investment

Buying Real Estate in Los Cabos Helps You Diversify Your Portfolio

For those who need a visually expressive metaphor to illustrate the importance of portfolio diversification, there is always the tried and true standby: “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” After all, what if the bottom falls out of that basket? Stocks, even of the blue chip variety, are forever vulnerable to market forces and fluctuations. More stable investments like real estate, on the other hand, give you actual physical assets which can always be monetized if necessary (either by renting or selling). Real estate is a security blanket, and its ownership as such allows you–should you so choose–to be more aggressively bold in other areas of your portfolio.

Buying Real Estate in Los Cabos is a Hedge Against Inflation

Inflation may be inevitable, but that doesn’t mean smart investors can’t mitigate its effects, and in some cases even profit from them. There is, for example, a correlation between housing prices and inflation. So the value of your home as it appreciates over time is, in and of itself, a hedge against inflation. You may also opt for the strategy of renting your property or properties, since rents tend to rise concurrently with inflation.

 

Buying Real Estate in Los Cabos Means Long-Term Financial Security

You’re never poor if you own beachfront property. Not only can you ensure a steady cash flow by renting, but as previously stated, the property or properties you own will inevitably appreciate in value over time.

So how much appreciation can you expect?

The amount is dependent upon several factors, most notably location, so it’s always important to work with knowledgeable and trustworthy realtors who know the area and its price history extremely well.

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Ready to Purchase Real Estate in Los Cabos as an Investment?

In Los Cabos, that means Windermere. Call us toll free from the USA / Canada at (855) 877-2226 or if you are in Los Cabos (624) 331-3330 for more details. We’ll help you find and buy your dream home in Los Cabos.  Contact Us today

John R. Vering

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 3:19 pm
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Valentine’s Day Dinners in Los Cabos

A Perfect Romance – Valentine’s Day Dinners in Los Cabos

Few places on the planet are more synonymous with romance than Los Cabos. Perhaps Paris, but let’s be honest:  How many palm trees are there in Paris?

Cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo have all the sun-kissed romantic attributes anyone could ask for, from swaying palm trees and horizon-stretching ocean vistas to golden sand beaches perfect for hand-holding perambulations or side-by-side horseback rides…plus all the luxurious over-the-top amenities you would expect from a major metropolitan area.

When it comes to the most romantic day of them all, however, what Los Cabos does best are dinners. Tables for two, either in the sand or on a nearby terrazzo, with candlelight, mood music, multi-course pairing menus, and of course some of the most spectacular views you’ve ever seen in your life.

With that in mind, here are the three most romantic Valentine’s Day dinners in Los Cabos for 2019.

Sunset MonaLisa

Valentine´s Day in Cabo San Lucas

There’s a very good reason this place employs an onsite wedding coordinator, and hosts over 100 destination nuptials per year. The views are so breathtaking as to defy description, but what else would you expect from a place located at Sunset Point?

Just how magical is it? Imagine looking out across a cerulean blue swath of Sea of Cortes towards a half-mile Land’s End promontory comprised of ancient granite monuments and sculpted beaches as the sun explodes in a fiery red ball and descends beyond the distant horizon. Trust us:  Someone just proposed reading this.

The food is nearly equal to the majestic views, particularly on Valentine’s Day, when the fine dining restaurant offers sunset seatings for a six-course prix-fixe menu, with accompanying ballads from romantic tenors and an acclaimed violinist. If you’re not in the mood for a large meal, pair oysters and Champagne on the adjoining Taittinger Terrace.

One&Only Palmilla

Valentine´s Day in Cabo San Lucas

A benchmark resort in Los Cabos for over 50 years, Palmilla employs no less than five dozen gardeners to keep its paradise-like grounds manicured to perfection. Consider that a sign that everything here is of the highest possible quality.

Celebrated French Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten hosts the resort’s most elegant Valentine’s Day feast, a four-course epicurean delight that pairs the upscale steakhouse fare of SEARED with Grand Cru Classé wines and vintage Champagne.

Like the wines, the muy romántico moonlit views of the Sea of Cortés are also in a class by themselves.

El Farallón

Valentine´s Day in Cabo San Lucas

As you may have noticed by now, stunning views are as much a part of the romantic dining experience in Los Cabos as culinary mastery and sommelier-aided wine pairings. El Farallón, the signature restaurant at the five-star Resort at Pedregal, takes a backseat to no one in this regard.

Set on the edge of a cliff above crashing Pacific Ocean waves, with magnificent views of Land’s End, this place drips romance. It doesn’t hurt a bit, of course, that Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet and his staff serve up the finest market style seafood in Cabo San Lucas, and that like Sunset MonaLisa, El Farallón features its own dedicated Champagne Lounge.

Reservations are a must for El Farallón, as they are for SEARED and Sunset MonaLisa.

What? You thought you were the first one to think of spending Valentine’s Day in paradise?

 

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Enjoy your Valentine´s Day dinner in Cabo San Lucas…

Call us toll free from the USA / Canada at (855) 877-2226 or if you are in Los Cabos (624) 331-3330 for more details. We’ll help you find and buy your dream home in Los Cabos.  Contact Us today

John R. Vering

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 8:28 pm
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Cabo San Lucas Homes for Sale

Views Unlike Any Other – An Unmatched and Unprecedented Collection of Cabo San Lucas Homes for Sale

Imagine a place where you can look out your windows or over the edge of your infinity pool and see vast panoramas of ocean blue, a place where it’s not uncommon to spy leaping dolphins and breaching humpback whales, where golf courses parallel sheer cliffs, restaurants offer barefoot fine dining in the sand, and the sun shines almost every day. It’s a vision so surreal and dreamlike as to be magical, but such views are nonetheless shared by many Cabo San Lucas homes for sale.

Would you be interested in a home like this?

Of course you would, because the scene just described is nothing less than a sun-kissed tropical paradise.

But you’d still want to know more, including details about price and availability. Let’s start with the latter…

Beachfront Condos for Sale in Cabo San Lucas

There Are More Cabo San Lucas Homes for Sale Than Ever Before

Cabo San Lucas, the southernmost point of the nearly 800-mile-long Baja California peninsula, has long been famed for its beaches, its big-game sportfishing, its boisterous nightlife, and its half-mile promontory–dubbed Land’s End–that features stunning naturally formed landmarks like Lover’s Beach and El Arco (an 80-million-year-old granite monument eroded by time into the shape of a magnificent arch).

This remarkable community is, along with cape sister city San José del Cabo, part of the larger Los Cabos (In English, The Capes) municipality, which over the past few years has experienced the largest building and development boom in its history. This boom has produced a host of five-star resorts from benchmark luxury brands like Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons, plus an ever-growing number of spectacular upscale residential communities, whose sprawling seaside estates boast amenities that range from gated security and boutique markets to sumptuously appointed beach clubs and championship level golf courses designed by legendary players.

It’s an exciting time to be in Los Cabos, and in Cabo San Lucas specifically, because what this far-from-over building boom really means is that there have never been more scenically situated and elegantly furnished ocean-view Cabo San Lucas homes for sale than there are right now. Even better…

Beachfront Condos for Sale in Cabo San Lucas

The Price is Right, Particularly When Compared to the U.S. and Canadian Housing Markets

The most mind-numbing thing about some of the luxurious coastal “Cabo San Lucas homes for sale” is that their list prices are so much lower than properties of comparable size and splendor in the U.S. and Canada.

How is such a thing possible? For many of the same reasons that the cost of living is so much lower in México than it is relative to its North American neighbors, and that property taxes in Los Cabos are significantly lower than those of all 5o U.S. states, as well as popular Canadian cities like Vancouver and Toronto. 

Economy, exchange rates, and a host of other factors…all of which contribute to, and make possible, some truly once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunities.

It’s Easy to Find Homes for Sale in Cabo San Lucas That Suit Your Lifestyle

Investment opportunities? How about lifestyle opportunities. One of the most underrated aspects of Cabo San Lucas is its variety, not only in terms of breathtaking vantages and eye-catching land and seascapes–from beach, desert and mountains to both the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez–but also in terms of lifestyle and amenities.

Do you love fishing? Well, Cabo San Lucas just happens to be one of the meccas of the sportfishing universe. Not only is it the site of the world’s richest fishing tournament–Bisbee’s Black & Blue–but it’s been renowned for over half-a-century for its year-round abundance of marlin, tuna, and many other species. More to the point, developments like Puerto Los Cabos boast their own onsite marinas, with slips available to home owners.

How about golf? Los Cabos is home to over a dozen championship level layouts, including three currently ranked among the 100 best in the world. New Pacific Coast residential communities in Cabo San Lucas like Diamante, Quivira and Rancho San Lucas each have their own signature courses for home owners to enjoy, with designs by household names like Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, respectively.

Love kayaking? Surfing? Paddle boarding? Snorkeling and diving? Los Cabos has world-class conditions for all of the above, with newly minted residential communities nearby.

Shopping and dining? Luxury Avenue isn’t the only shopping center in Cabo San Lucas to feature luxury goods from brand names like Cartier and Fendi. And Enrique Olvera, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Nobu Matsuhisa aren’t only famous chefs who’ve chosen to bring their talents and vision to the thriving Los Cabos culinary scene.

Add it all up and majestic ocean views are only one of many reasons to consider the incredible collection of Cabo San Lucas homes for sale in 2019.Windermere Los Cabos Real Estate

Ready to Purchase one the Cabo San Lucas Homes for Sale?

Call us toll free from the USA / Canada at (855) 877-2226 or if you are in Los Cabos (624) 331-3330 for more details. We’ll help you find and buy your dream home in Los Cabos.  Contact Us today

John R. Vering

 

 

Posted on February 6, 2019 at 2:33 am
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