Posted on May 17, 2018
• 4863 sqft , 4 bath , 2 bdrm 3 story – FOR SALE USD660,000 .
in brisas del pacifico
Large, centrally located, well built 3 level commercial building, with plenty of parking & storage on main access boulevard just off highway 19. Total usable 4,870 sq ft of office and living space, 1,064 sq ft terrace space, and 769 sq ft of additional unfinished space . Has large secure parking for 24 vehicles with front & back entrance gates. High quality construction, plumbing, electric & infrastructure that includes automatic backup generator 15kw 200 Amp. Has City water, sewer, 2 CFE meters, 15,000 ltr Cistern, & 3,000 ltrs on roof.
Posted on May 10, 2018
• 574 sqm single story – FOR RENT USD10,000 2Y . Negotiable
Excellent versatile multi-use commercial facility near gated entrance to large number of private condominium complexes on north side of Pedregal. Ideal location on busy street for mixed use shops, restaurant, bar, specialty food or catering services, professional offices, medical, etc., with plenty of versatile covered & terrace spaces. Includes 3 large kitchen & food prep areas, as well as large amounts of storage, office & shop space surrounding large open decks & terraces Located on large lot with lots of extra space for expansion, and comes with easy access & parking in front and in large dedicated parking area included across street. Previously hosted highly successful weekly Pedregal organic market for 12 years. This is a home run for anyone looking for a versatile multi-use commercial space that is ready to go in a great location with lots of infrastructure & equipment included, including 2 Telmex lines, & 9 CFE meters.
Posted on February 2, 2018
In Mexico, every 2nd February families and communities get together for a delicious tamales feast, and they dress up their image of Niño Dios (Child Christ) with brand new clothes and take it to the church to be blessed. In many places this celebration also includes parades.
“Día de la candelaria” is known to be the day we are all allowed to eat as much tamales as possible, but do you know why? This celebration has mixed roots in pre-Hispanic traditions and Catholic beliefs.
Día de Reyes follow up
The tamales have to be cooked or provided by one person (or more) selected one month before, on the 6th of January, when another tradition takes place. Día de Reyes or King’s Day, is celebrated in remembrance of the biblical history of three Kings visiting baby Jesus. In this festivity children receive gifts as a symbol of the gifts the Kings gave to Jesus, families eat together Rosca de Reyes, a sweet and special bread containing hidden figurines. Whoever gets this figurines in their slice of bread have to host the Dia de la Candelaria feast.
The origins of the Día de la Candelaria firstly have a religious meaning; it is the day of the presentation of Christ to the temple. The Jewish law said that babies had to be taken to the temple after 40 days because women were considered to be unclean until this period had passed since giving birth. So on 2nd February (40 days after Christmas) Mary took Jesus to the temple along with candles or “Candelas” hence the name “Candelaria”, and it is the day of the purification of the Virgin and the presentation of the Lord. Even though this is a Catholic festivity, Mexico is the only religious country celebrating it by taking images of baby Jesus to the temples.
Pre-Hispanic Mexicans had also a ceremony in the beginning of February and it is believed that Spanish evangelisers used this on their benefit to convert them to the Catholic faith, as it was done with other native traditions. Aztecs had the tradition of paying a tribute to their Rain God “Tlaloc” and the “Tlaloques”(clouds), to pray for rain for their agricultural activities. This was done by fancy dressing children, taking them to the Tlaloc Hill and making them cry as an augury of water abundance. Since this tradition was related to children, it was probably easier for Catholic Priest to link it to their religious celebration.
Long before the arrival of the Spanish, Mexican natives, and people in the Meso-American region consumed tamales, especially in agricultural celebrations.
So now you know a little more about Mexican culture and traditions (and are probably hungry from reading about rosca de reyes and tamales). If you’d like to join the party find your nearest Mexican restaurant and eat as much tamales as you can!
Feliz Día de la Candelaria!
Posted on January 24, 2018
Your retirement should be your reward for a lifetime of hard work — you deserve to spend it in one of the best places on Earth. If you think that you won’t be able to retire to paradise, think again. Retiring in Mexico’s Los Cabos area can be a great option for anyone who wants to spend their golden years in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. The beaches, the gorgeous sunsets and the shimmering blue ocean are reason enough to consider spending the rest of your life in Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo. However, there are plenty of other reasons why Los Cabos is one of the best places to retire in Mexico.
Here are a few of the top reasons why you should retire in Cabo:
- It’s affordable. You may think that retiring to an oceanfront community such as Los Cabos is something that only the ultra-rich can afford, but you’d be wrong. Although there is a healthy contingent of the rich and famous in Los Cabos, there are plenty of properties that can be well within the reach of the average retiree. The cost of living also is much more affordable than you might think. Your retirement dollars will go a lot further down there than in the United States. Property taxes also are minimal when compared to north of the border.
- It’s comfortable. The Los Cabos area attracts people from all over the world. Meaning, no matter where you’re from, you’re sure to find someone familiar to help you feel more at home. In addition, the Mexican culture is especially welcoming, so you’ll never feel out of place or unwanted. Los Cabos also features all of the same amenities you expect from modern living. Plus, it’s one of the safest areas in the country.
- It’s exciting. Although the ocean and nearby mountains make Los Cabos a wonderland for the outdoor thrill-seeker as well as the beach bum, there’s so much more to experience in Los Cabos. With fine dining, a rich culture and an exceptional climate year-round, there’s always a way to enjoy Los Cabos no matter what your activity level.
Los Cabos has so much to offer, making it one of the best places in the world to spend your retirement. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and living your well-earned reward in a place that will make every moment worth it, contact Los Cabos Agent today to learn about retirement communities in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. We can help you make your dreams come true.
We invite everyone to visit our open house at Caracol 303 on 23 Jan 2018, 10:00 AM