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What are the latest travel restrictions to Mexico from the US and Canada?

If you’re ready to visit Mexico, you’ve come to the right place for the latest COVID-19 travel restriction information.  This is indeed a complicated topic, and for several reasons.  So from the latest updates from the Canadian, American, and Mexican government websites, to the reality on the ground, let’s sort this all out.  Now, read on for the facts.  Educate yourself about travel restrictions to Mexico.

Traveling from Canada to Mexico

Regarding Canada, travel restrictions have been in place in Canada ever since the early days of COVID-19, back in March.  And, they have been followed fairly strictly.  Fortunately, they are only for non-essential travel.  So, anyone needing to travel to Mexico from Canada absolutely can, without hassle.  That being said, travel from Canada to Mexico has been low.  That means that Canadian officials are being strict about what they consider “non-essential travel.”

Back on the 13th of March, the Canadian Government Travel website stated the following:

“Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.  This advisory overrides other risk levels on this page, with the exception of any risk levels for countries or regions where we advise to avoid all travel.”

Very recently, the travel advisory was re-posted, and with the addition of the following:

“Avoid all cruise ship travel outside Canada until further notice.”

Canada’s new COVID-19 testing requirements

Now, there’s a new restriction in place.  It’s something you must know about before you travel to Mexico.  There are now mandatory COVID-91 testing requirements that must be presented before you can travel to Mexico from Canada.  This is what was posted on the Canadian Government Travel website:

“Mandatory COVID-19 testing…Starting 11:59 pm (EST) January 6, 2021, all air passengers five years of age or older, including Canadians, will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours (96 hours for select destinations) prior to boarding their scheduled departure to Canada, unless they are travelling from a destination temporarily exempted from this measure.

Information on in-country testing facilities can be found in the Health tab of certain destinations. Contact local health authorities, or the nearest Government of Canada office abroad to find out where you can get a COVID-19 test. If you require emergency assistance, contact the Emergency Watch and Response Center in Ottawa.”

Because of the possibility that other countries can change their border policy very quickly if COVID-19 cases rise suddenly, the Canadian travel website states this:

“Should you decide to travel despite our advisories, know that you might have to remain abroad longer than you expected.”

Entering Mexico from the United States of America

Like with Canada, there’s a ban on non-essential travel across the border through January 21.  But of course, the border into Mexico is always open.  In fact, Mexico has never closed its borders despite COVID-19. And more, it is one of the few countries in the world that currently welcomes international travelers, without any kind of COVID-19 restrictions or a mandatory quarantine once you arrive.

Starting on the first of June, each State within Mexico had a different phased reopening policy and timeline.  Which type of reopening depended on the number of cases and hospital space available, among other thing. The government introduced a national “stoplight” system to phase in the return of nonessential activities, like hotels, beaches, and restaurants.  Also, American travelers have been allowed to arrive by plane, for non-essential travel, to places like Los Cabos and the Mexican State of Quinana Roo.

Los Cabos has been reopened for quite some time now

Finally, Los Cabos reopened back on June 20th of 2020, officially.  But of course, that didn’t last too long.  A warning came in late November from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The warning advised Americans against travelling to Mexico during COVID-19.  But since then, travel to Los Cabos has been strong, until these new COVID-19 testing restrictions started.  We’re still in the thick of COVID-19, indeed.

Like in the United States, Mexico is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. But despite all of that, Mexico doesn’t require travelers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or to quarantine visitors when they arrive.  That being said, Cabo and all of Baja California Sur has been a shining example of resilience and recovery.  Therefore, local companies in Cabo, like Cabo Sailing, are back in action now that Cabo reopened! In fact, they are offering a 30% discount to all Ronival customers.

Safety measures and protocols throughout Los Cabos

Officials in Los Cabos tout that stringent safety measures and protocols are in place and working well.  They broadcast facts about them in ads that they run on quite a few travel websites. In an example, the announcer in one ad clearly states that “before you visit, get to know the rules in Cabo,” with one frame depicting mask-wearing.  The ad shows a woman enjoying snorkeling with some fish. Then there’s another frame that shows social-distancing rules with an enticing scene of a lone surfer in the vast blue ocean.

Safety really does come first, according to the state’s tourism secretary, Luis Humberto Araiza. For example, the hotels and restaurants in Los Cabos are limited to 50% capacity, visitors’ temperatures are taken before entering and masks are mandatory everywhere.

To reinforce these safety policies, local police and inspectors are constantly monitoring the situation, very closely.  In addition, those officials are helping pay for the widespread testing of tourist-industry employees.  Baja California Sur is second only to Mexico City for coronavirus testing, as Araiza reveals.

Several hotels and at least eight restaurants for exceeding capacity limits have all been sanctioned for their missteps. Recently in December, one event hall was punished and hit with a hefty fine totalling about $4k. Of course, with just six inspectors per shift, it’s really difficult to patrol all of Los Cabos’ restaurants, resorts, and other venues.

COVID-19 testing in Los Cabos

If you’re in Los Cabos, Mexico, and you wish to get tested before returning home, there are some good options available, though they are a bit expensive.  Keep in mind that for each location, you need to make an appointment first.  They usually perform the tests during the morning hours, and only Monday through Friday.  Then, they send the results by email.  Here is an example table showing some locations and prices:

PCR COVID TEST
BLUE NET HOSPITAL     HOSPITEN
C.S.L. / S.J. 
H+ HOSPITAL HEALTHY CABO
PRICE PESOS $6,500.00 $6,680.00 $5,500.00 $4,250.00
USD APPROX $325.00 $335.00 $275.00 $214.00
RESULTS DELIVERY 24 – 48 hrs 36 – 72 hrs 48 – 72 hrs 48 – 72 hrs

Baja California Sur real estate

Many Americans, Canadians, and people from other countries choose to make Los Cabos and other magical towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico, their home or vacation home.  Discover how to purchase your dream home in Baja.  Make an appointment with the top Real Estate Broker in Baja: Nick Fong, featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt.

Since 2010, Ronival has been helping clients find the best homes in Cabo and throughout Baja California Sur. And, they’re highly-skilled negotiators that’ll get you the best price. Whether you plan to buy a property or quickly sell your Baja real estate, they’ve got you covered!

If you’d like to take a tour of a property in Cabo or anywhere else in Baja California Sur, just click CONTACT to inquire.  Or, call directly at 619-831-2000.  Ronival will be happy to answer your questions.  You can also schedule a time to show you around this breathtaking location.

Ronival on YouTube

See Nick Fong in action on his Ronival YouTube Channel.  Find his videos on the Rovival VLOG, where you can read a short, yet in-depth post.  Below is an example of one of Nick Fong’s Ronival videos:

Thank you for reading What are the latest travel restrictions to Mexico from the US and Canada?.  Be sure to read other posts about Cabo and Baja California Sur on the Ronival blog. There, learn about the many wonderful aspects of Baja California Sur, Mexico, from blog posts like this.

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Americans feel safe travelling to Mexico during COVID-19, especially in Cabo

International travel for Americans during COVID-19 is tough.  As an example, most countries throughout the world are not welcoming tourists from the United States at all due to the pandemic.  It’s because coronavirus is surging in the U.S right now.  As such, other countries have good reason to close their borders to Americans for safety reasons.  But what about travelling to Mexico during COVID-19?

Now there’s great news!  With wide open borders, travelling to Mexico during COVID-19 is much safer than you think, especially when you head down to Cabo, at Land’s End.  And many Americans know it!  They love it there…

Travelling to Mexico during COVID-19 came to a halt

When COVID-19 really hit the headlines back in late March, Cabo had completely shut down. So while nearly 80% of jobs in Cabo are dependent on tourism, the losses were massive.  The tourism industry lost more jobs than any other sector, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography in Mexico.  As an example, about 30% of all businesses in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur completely closed down.

Finally and officially, Cabo reopened back on June 20th of 2020.  After reopening, the early recovery was a great success!  Of course, that didn’t last too long.  A warning came in late November from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The warning advised Americans against travelling to Mexico during COVID-19.  Of course, that seemed to threaten even greater job loss in the many wonderful tourist destinations throughout Mexico like Cabo.

Now rebounding: Tourism in Mexico during COVID-19

Recently, there’s been reason to celebrate.  Mexican tourism officials have been celebrating the latest rebound in tourism.  To explain, they stated that tourists from the United States has made the greatest impact, now that they are travelling to Mexico during COVID-19 even though the pandemic is resurging.  According to the latest figures, which are from October, 2020, nearly 500,000 U.S. citizens have flown to Mexico recently.

Tourism officials are cheering the return of tourists, especially those from the United States. Figures for October, the last month available, show that nearly half a million Americans arrived in Mexico by plane.  Obviously, many Americans are ready to escape the freezing cold, the lockdowns, and the houses where they’ve been cooped-up for so long.  Therefore, they’re flocking to the amazing pristine beaches that surround Mexico and the Baja California Peninsula.

The safety measures and protocols in and around Cabo

Officials in Cabo have been insisting that tough safety measures and protocols are in place.  They broadcast that fact in ads they run on a great many travel websites. In an example, the announcer in one ad clearly states that “before you visit, get to know the rules in Cabo,” with one frame depicting mask-wearing.  It shows a woman enjoying snorkeling among some fish. Then there’s another frame that shows social-distancing rules with an enticing scene of a lone surfer in the vast blue ocean.

According to the state’s tourism secretary, Luis Humberto Araiza, safety really does come first. As an example, all hotels and restaurants are limited to 50% capacity, visitors’ temperatures are taken before entering and masks are mandatory everywhere.

Constantly, local police and inspectors are monitoring the situation closely, according to Araiza.  Also, those officials are helping pay for the widespread testing of tourist-industry employees.  Baja California Sur is second only to Mexico City for coronavirus testing, as Araiza reveals.

According to Eric Santillán, the director of Cabo’s civil protection agency, his agency has sanctioned several hotels and at least eight restaurants for exceeding capacity limits. Just last month, in December, he says, one event hall was punished and hit with a hefty fine that totaled about $4k. Of course, he admits that with just six inspectors per shift, it’s really difficult to patrol all of Cabo’s restaurants and resorts.

Travelling to Mexico during COVID-19 is quite safe

Last year was very tough indeed.  It was a difficult year for all of us! We’ve all been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another, right?  Of course!  So this really has been a unique experience for all of us around the world.  Most of us use extensive precautions like social distancing.  And we have done such an amazing job buckling down every part of our lives. But now, we’re ready for recovery! We are now ready to be a more vigilant people!

Right now, Mexico has the fourth-highest mortality rate from COVID-19 in the world. But just like in the United States, Mexico is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. But despite all of that, Mexico doesn’t require travelers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or to quarantine visitors when they arrive.

There’s great news in all of this! Cabo and all of Baja California Sur is a shining example of resilience and recovery.  Therefore, local companies in Cabo, like Cabo Sailing, are back in action now that Cabo reopened! In fact, they are offering a 30% discount to all Ronival customers. To inquire about that great deal, be sure to contact Nick Fong of Ronival Real Estate today.

Many Americans are tying the knot in Cabo

It’s interesting that many couples choose to have their wedding in Cabo, along with other great Mexican destinations during COVID-19.   Since most churches and other event facilities have been closed throughout the United States during the pandemic, it only makes sense to go somewhere warm, sunny, and absolutely beautiful – south of the border.

The Arch that marks Lands End “El Arco de Cabo San Lucas”

Now that the way is clear to come back to Mexico, now that Cabo is open and safe, it’s time to head down and get out on the water!  Land’s End is where the largest ocean in the wold, the Pacific, meets the “world’s aquarium” – the Sea of Cortez. Come see the whale migrations from Alaska and the abundant sea life.  Then, check out the arch that marks Land’s End – El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.  There’s so much to see in Cabo!

El Arco de Cabo San Lucas used to be known as the end of the world.  That was because there is nothing but ocean to the south when you gaze out at the sea.  Of course, it’s located at the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, which makes sense.  This awesome limestone rock formation is awe inspiring when you approach it.  When you look beyond it to the south, you can imagine why early settlers called this “the end of the world.”

Playa de Amore and Playa Divorcio: Two beaches at the arch:

Visit El Arco de Cabo San Lucas to discover these two magnificent beaches.  First, there’s Playa de Amore, which means “Beach of Love.” Then, there’s Playa Divorcio, which means “Divorce Beach”  As you would probably guess, Playa de Amore is pretty calm.  It’s a great place to swim all-year-round.

Then, on the other hand, there are dangers to consider if you venture into the waters of Playa Divorcio.  That beach is great for laying out on the sand.  But, It’s quite a dangerous area to swim.  As an example, there are strong currents, crashing waves, and rip tides that can quickly pull you out to sea.  Therefore, stay out of the water along this beach!  Also, beware, as there are no lifeguards protecting the beach.

As an old superstition, which might be true, there was a love and a tragedy.  So as the story goes:  back in the 18th century, a beautiful local woman rescued a Japanese sailor near Lands End.  They fell in love and enjoyed their time together at Playa de Amor.  But then, the Japanese sailor was rejected by her father.  So, in an act of anger, her father murdered the sailor.  Then, according to the superstition, she took her own life by committing suicide on Divorce Beach.

Baja California Sur real estate

Many Americans, Canadians, and people from other countries choose to make Los Cabos and other magical towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico, their home or vacation home.  Discover how to purchase your dream home in Baja.  Make an appointment with the top Real Estate Broker in Baja: Nick Fong, featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt.

Since 2010, Ronival has been helping clients find the best homes in Cabo and throughout Baja California Sur. And, they’re highly-skilled negotiators that’ll get you the best price. Whether you plan to buy a property or quickly sell your Baja real estate, they’ve got you covered!

If you’d like to take a tour of a property in Cabo or anywhere else in Baja California Sur, just click CONTACT to inquire.  Or, call directly at 619-831-2000.  Ronival will be happy to answer your questions.  You can also schedule a time to show you around this breathtaking location.

Ronival on YouTube

See Nick Fong in action on his Ronival YouTube Channel.  Find his videos on the Rovival VLOG, where you can read a short, yet in-depth post.  Below is an example of one of Nick Fong’s Ronival videos:

Thank you for reading Americans feel safe travelling to Mexico during COVID-19, especially in Cabo.  Be sure to read other posts about Cabo and Baja California Sur on the Ronival blog. There, learn about the many wonderful aspects of Baja California Sur, Mexico, from blog posts like this.

Nick Fong takes his show “Let’s Taco About It” north of Cabo to Loreto!

Nick Fong with Ronival Real Estate arrives at a new Loreto restaurant with three of his Loreto teammates: Erick Olsen,  Chris Driscoll, and Mike Smith.  Located right in downtown, the restaurant Mi Loreto looks like a great place to eat some delicious traditional Mexican food, like tacos.

The owner, Edgar, met with Nick months ago on a Zoom call during the home quarantine in Cabo.  Now, Nick is finally able to meet Edgar in person and try some of his great tacos.  Read on to learn more about Loreto, which is just hours north of Cabo.

Meet Nick Fong’s Loreto team

Starting with Erick Olsen, Nick Fong asks him to tell a little bit about himself.  Erick answers by telling Nick that he spent most of his life in Seattle and Alaska.  That’s quite a contrast from Cabo indeed.  So after developing a successful career in Real Estate, he decided to move to Loreto, near Cabo, to do the same.  Now, eight years later, he’s an accomplished real estate professional Working for Ronival Real Estate.

Next, Nick speaks with Chris Driscoll, another one of his agents in Loreto.  She’s originally from Boston, and she majored in Spanish in collage.  Chris must have had a reason for that major, since she moved to Cabo San Lucas right after her graduation.  Working in the vacation industry, she knew Cabo would have great opportunities waiting for her.  Then of course, she moved to Loreto, but after living in Puerto Rico for 13 years.

Finally, Nick presents Mike Smith, the latest addition to the Ronival team.  He’s from Aspen Colorado, where he snow skies for 30 years.  His family includes a six-month old and a three-year-old, so his family is starting out in Loreto.

What’s the difference between Cabo and Loreto?

Nick asks Chris about the difference between Cabo and Loreto, since she’s lived in both locations.  She first states that Loreto doesn’t have the traffic, like in Cabo San Lucas.  It”s more peaceful.

Then, Mike jumps into the conversation and talks about some of the great places in Cabo and Loreto.  He loves to surf, so he enjoys traveling the short distance south to Cabo for surfing in Scorpion Bay.  According to Mike, that beach has the longest waves anywhere.  Watch, as the four of them discuss more differences and the many great features of Cabo and Loreto.

More about Loreto

Nestled in Baja California Sur, Loreto is a picturesque 300 mile drive north of Los Cabos.  That means, the electrifying nightlife and other amazing tourist activities and attractions are close enough to visit, yet far enough away to be isolated in magnificent peace and quiet.  Therefore, read on to uncover why Loreto is called the jewel of Mexico.

Loreto is a great place to golf along the sea

Come see the amazing 18-hole world class golf course called Danzante Bay Rees Jones Golf Couse.  Recently opened at the end of 2017, this course is quite a sight and a real dream for serious golfers.  There, you’ll find reasonable weekly and monthly rates, available rentals, and easy tee times.

The rich history of Loreto

First founded back in 1697, its original mission in town is called “Mission of Our Lady.”  This amazing structure is considered the “head” and the “mother” of all missions located on the 1000-mile long Baja peninsula.  Mission of Our Lady was the original spot where the Jesuits came to evangelize this new Spanish territory.  Interestingly, the Baja California peninsula was thought to be an island back then.  And, once they determined it’s a peninsula, another 100 years passed before updated maps were completely dispersed.

Sport fishing near Loreto

This is one of the most popular activities in Loreto.  Sport fishing in Loreto attracts anglers from around the world.  And, there’s a wide variety of fish to catch all-year-round.  You’ll find many options available at your disposal, including fishing boat rental and yachts for rent to head out in style.  Also, you don’t need to be an experienced angler to be successful.  Your boat captain will show you the way to successful fishing out at sea.

Baja California Sur real estate

Many Americans, Canadians, and people from other countries choose to make Los Cabos and other magical towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico, their home or vacation home.  Discover how to purchase your dream home in Baja.  Make an appointment with the top Real Estate Broker in Baja: Nick Fong, featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt.

Since 2010, Ronival has been helping clients find the best homes in Cabo and throughout Baja California Sur. And, they’re highly-skilled negotiators that’ll get you the best price. Whether you plan to buy a property or quickly sell your Baja real estate, they’ve got you covered!

If you’d like to take a tour of a property in Cabo or anywhere else in Baja California Sur, just click CONTACT to inquire.  Or, call directly at 619-831-2000.  Ronival will be happy to answer your questions.  You can also schedule a time to show you around this breathtaking location.

Ronival on YouTube

See Nick Fong in action on his Ronival YouTube Channel.  Find his videos on the Rovival VLOG, where you can read a short, yet in-depth post.  Below is an example of one of Nick Fong’s Ronival videos:

Thank you for reading Nick Fong takes his show “Let’s Taco About It” north of Cabo to Loreto!.  Be sure to read other posts about Cabo and Baja California Sur on the Ronival blog. There, learn about the many wonderful aspects of Baja California Sur, Mexico, from blog posts like this.

Vistavela: It’s the perfect time of the year for a vacation in Cabo

Viviana with Property Management by Ronival presents Vistavela, a high-level residential complex with top-quality services and amenities.  Vistavela is located in one of Cabos’ best residential zones.  Its strategic location makes it easy to get to all of the important places in Cabo since it is so close to Medano beach and from downtown Cabo San Lucas.  This definitely makes it your private paradise among the sea and the desert.  The amenities in Vistavela don’t fall short to expectations!  This is a luxurious Mexican retreat for a lifestyle of comfort.

In the video, Viviana shows a beautiful home for sale called Vista Alegre.  This Cabo home provides a contemporary ambiance that boasts stylish design and decor details throughout.  Also, it is near great social gathering places for a great sense of community.  There, find an inviting green-grass backyard with patio furniture.  On top of that, this home boasts a fully-equipped contemporary kitchen.  Read on to learn more about Vistavela, the surrounding sites.  Then, watch the video to learn more about this great opportunity to purchase a beautiful home in Cabo.

Comfort and luxury at Vistavela

Vistavela is an excellent investment opportunity in Cabo San Lucas.  Within one of the best areas in Cabo, this place guarantees maximum comfort and luxury.  Comfort and luxury are to be expected in Vistavela.  A swimming pool, a BBQ area, a Spa and much more is at your disposal.

To close the full experience on the culinary side, you’ll find a great range of options.  Among the great restaurants to choose from there, you can see that the quality really stands out.  Without a doubt, Vistavela is the best place to live in Mexico!

Vistavela location

Despite being such a popular tourist spot for all types of people, it is still an ideal place to rest and relax.  It offers total privacy.  The region where Vistavela sits is graced by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of ​​Cortez.  This place is the best option to experience life away from the hustle and noise a big city and with all the comforts.  Due to its privileged location and its exceptional climate, it has allowed a great variety of ecosystems, both surf, and turf, creating a rich flora and fauna.  It comes as no surprise that this is the perfect blend of desert and sea.

Great activities at Medano Beach

Medano Beach is considered one of the best place for water-based activities in Cabo San Lucas.  These activities range from kayaks and jet-skis to using paddleboards.  Also, you’ll find parasailing tours right from the beach.  Undoubtedly, Medano Beach allows the adventurous to experience incredible views of Land’s End from hundreds of feet in the air.

Along with this, Medano Beach is considered one of the most swimming-friendly beaches in Cabo.  And, you can rent a canopy for shade with chairs or just bring your own.  The options are endless!  So enjoy the nice warm weather that goes from 80 to 90° F on this beach.  There’s also relaxing activities for you to do.  And with calm waters, most of the time, different types of boats are waiting for you to take a ride.

Baja California Sur real estate

Many Americans, Canadians, and people from other countries choose to make Los Cabos and other magical towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico, their home or vacation home.  Discover how to purchase your dream home in Baja.  Make an appointment with the top Real Estate Broker in Baja: Nick Fong, featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt.

Since 2010, Ronival has been helping clients find the best homes in Cabo and throughout Baja California Sur. And, they’re highly-skilled negotiators that’ll get you the best price. Whether you plan to buy a property or quickly sell your Baja real estate, they’ve got you covered!

If you’d like to take a tour of a property in Cabo or anywhere else in Baja California Sur, just click CONTACT to inquire.  Or, call directly at 619-831-2000.  Ronival will be happy to answer your questions.  You can also schedule a time to show you around this breathtaking location.

Ronival on YouTube

See Nick Fong in action on his Ronival YouTube Channel.  Find his videos on the Rovival VLOG, where you can read a short, yet in-depth post.  Below is an example of one of Nick Fong’s Ronival videos:

Thank you for reading Vistavela: It’s the perfect time of the year for a vacation in Cabo.  Be sure to read other posts about Cabo and Baja California Sur on the Ronival blog. There, learn about the many wonderful aspects of Baja California Sur, Mexico, from blog posts like this.

An interview with Jacinto Avalos, creator of the most beautiful homes in Cabo

Jacinto Avalos, a prominent resident in Cabo, is responsible for the most beautiful homes in Cabo.  In this video, episode two, Nick Fong of Ronival Real Estate meets up with Jacinto at one of his grand homes – Casa Sin Nombre.  There, Nick and Jacinto discuss naming this house – Casa Sin Nombre means “House Without a Name.”  Nick already has a name in mind, of course, but he will reveal it at the end of their interview.

In episode one, Nick walked through the house and discussed its characteristics.  Since then, Nick went on a mission to come up with a real name for this spectacular house.  Continue reading to find out the new name, and to be inspired by what Jacinto has been able to accomplish.

Jacinto Avalos and his family

The home where Nick and Jacinto are joining up was designed and built by Jacinto Avalos, who is also a co-owner.  Nick wants to find out more about Jacinto and his design inspiration behind his house, Casa Sin Nombre.

Originally from Mexico City, Jacinto Avalos has lived in Cabo since the mid 1990’s.  He moved to Cabo with his wife, Cecilia, to accomplish their many life goals.  Their children were toddlers at that time, so they were a young family ready to expand their horizons in a big way.

The idealistic life goals of Jacinto Avalos and Cecilia

Upon arrival in Cabo, Jacinto Avalos and his wife Cecilia started looking for a new project.  They wanted to build something that had to do with the education of children or family life.  Jacinto called his original goals “idealistic” when speaking with Nick on the sofa inside Casa Sin Nombre.  He said that they wanted to help Mexico develop in a different (better) way.

Background of Jacinto Avalos

First and foremost, Jacinto Avalos is an architect.  But more than that, he’s an Urban Designer, which is where his passion lies.  Jacinto tells people that he arrived in Cabo “at the end of the beginning and at the beginning of the end.”  What he meant by that is this…Cabo was still a set of small fishing villages.  The town was well established, but there was no development going on.

Jacinto goes on to explain just how un-developed Cabo really was back then.  He reminisces about how Cabo didn’t have supermarkets, telephone service, and other essential city infrastructure like we expect today.

At that time, Jacinto and Cecilia were blessed by the pristine, untouched nature that surrounded them.  It was a paradise without hotels.  Talks about a great opportunity!

Jacinto Avalos’ remarkable design inspiration

Nick asks Jacinto a simple question:  What was the thought processes you went through designing Casa Sin Nombre.  Jacinto answers by telling Nick there are three elements that go into a design.  He says that if you are able to resolve all three elements, you will end up with something positive and harmonious.

Going over some of the fabulous features of Casa Sin Nombre, Nick refers to the house as an architectural masterpiece.  From the elegant sliding pocket doors to the barbeque area and the kitchen, Nick reveals these features in the video.

Three primary design elements

Jacinto reveals his three design elements.  His first element was flexibility.  He didn’t have a buyer for the home when he designed it, so he had to imagine who that might be.  Like an expensive new suit, it needs to be fitted and adjusted – it needs to be flexible.

The second design element is the construction site.  For example, Jacinto always makes the most out of the views when he plans each space.  Then he considers the climate, which in Cabo, is an advantage all-year-round.  Finally, he considers the position of the sun throughout the year.  Providing good natural light along with shade are to considerations regarding the sun.

At the end of the list, number three, is Jacinto Avalos’ understanding of architectural language.  He uses the architectural language that is appropriate for resort homes in Cabo.

Casa Sin Nombre

Regarding the topography of the lot, where Casa sin Nombre was built, a three-level home was appropriate.  And having it on three levels is advantageous.  To explain, no matter where you are in the house, you have great panoramic views.

How Cabo has changed over the last 35 years?

Growing up from a small fishing village to a monster tourist city, Cabo San Lucas is now a top destination throughout the world.  Nick asks Jacinto what two things really stand out, regarding the growth of Cabo – how has Cabo changed over the last 35 years?

To begin, Jacinto Avalos talks about how Cabo has some wonderful resorts throughout the region.   The resorts in Cabo have been attracting people from around the world for decades now.

Next, Jacinto mentions how Cabo offers many great activities, all-year-round, for visitors having both small and large budgets.  No matter your taste or interest, Cabo has something great to offer you, when you visit.

Jacinto Avalos reveals the many activities in Cabo

While speaking with Nick Fong, Jacinto lists the many activities there are in Cabo.  From the desert, the Pacific Ocean, and the Sea of Cortez, the list is long.  Jacinto focuses on the important ones in this unbelievable area called Cabo in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

From beach activities like beach combing, horseback riding, and surfing to water activities like fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving, Cabo is a dream-come-true.  Then there’s golf.  Cabo offers both desert and ocean-front golf courses throughout the area, most of which are Championship Golf Courses.

Almost 35 years of projects in Cabo

During their conversation, Jacinto reveals that he’s been involved with over 80 projects throughout Cabo since he arrived almost 35 years ago.  Jacinto refers to his clients as “patients.”  This is because the word “client” refers to a commercial relationship.  Jacinto sees his relationships as personal.  He’s there to serve them, being a “service-oriented” person.  He’s the doctor resolving their issues.

The top priority for Jacinto Avalos is not to make a buck.  His highest priority is to create lifestyles in people – to create environments that make his patients happy.  He sees his role as a vocation, where he serves the community with his services.

Currently, Jacinto Avalos is designing Condos and homes throughout Cabo.  Also, he’s designing come beautiful commercial properties.  As such, he’s still very actively completing his idealistic life goals.

Jacinto Avalos discusses Los Cabos Pedregal in Cabo

Los Cabos Pedregal is a premier master-planned community is located near El Arco de Cabo San Lucas: The arch that marks Lands End.  And, it offers the best of the old-world Mexico integrated into a very modern environment.  There, you’ll enjoy spectacular ocean and mountain views, charming cobblestone streets and modern amenities that are all part of a casual, tropical-living experience you’ll keep deep in your heart.

Jacinto Avalos has performed many projects within Los Cabos Pedregal, over the years.  Also, that is where Jacinto lives.  He calls Pedregal the premium place to live in Cabo.  It’s well managed, as 24-hour security, a water desalinization plant, and luxury throughout.  Casa Sin Nombre is located within Los Cabos Pedregal.

In Pedregal alone, Jacinto Avalos has designed and built 30 to 35 houses.  That’s amazing when you consider there are around 400 homes there in total.  That’s quite a good percentage of the homes in Los Cabos Pedregal.

Renaming Casa Sin Nombre

In the first episode, Nick asked his viewers to send him name suggestions.  The turnout was excellent, there were dozens of name suggestions that came in.  The one name that Nick really liked was Casa Mar y Fuego, which means “House of Sea and Fire.”  Jacinto loved that name.  But he did recommend one small change to the name.  He said to replace the word Casa with the word Villa.  So Villa Mar y Fuego is now the new name to replace “Casa Sin Nombre.”

Baja California Sur real estate

Many Americans, Canadians, and people from other countries choose to make Los Cabos and other magical towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico, their home or vacation home.  Discover how to purchase your dream home in Baja.  Make an appointment with the top Real Estate Broker in Baja: Nick Fong, featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt.

Since 2010, Ronival has been helping clients find the best homes in Cabo and throughout Baja California Sur. And, they’re highly-skilled negotiators that’ll get you the best price. Whether you plan to buy a property or quickly sell your Baja real estate, they’ve got you covered!

If you’d like to take a tour of a property in Cabo or anywhere else in Baja California Sur, just click CONTACT to inquire.  Or, call directly at 619-831-2000.  Ronival will be happy to answer your questions.  You can also schedule a time to show you around this breathtaking location.

Ronival on YouTube

See Nick Fong in action on his Ronival YouTube Channel.  Find his videos on the Rovival VLOG, where you can read a short, yet in-depth post.  Below is an example of one of Nick Fong’s Ronival videos:

Thank you for reading An interview with Jacinto Avalos, creator of the most beautiful homes in Cabo.  Be sure to read other posts about Cabo and Baja California Sur on the Ronival blog. There, learn about the many wonderful aspects of Baja California Sur, Mexico, from blog posts like this.

Nick Fong transports from Cabo to Loreto: Discover the community of Loreto Bay

Starting in Cabo, Nick Fong transports himself to his Ronival Real Estate office in Loreto Bay, which is a picturesque 300 mile drive north of Cabo.  In this golf-cart community, Nick drives one to present a tour on video.  Loreto Bay boasts 700 homes, divided into two phases.  Agua Viva, where the office is located, is the starting point.  Read on to discover the community of Loreto Bay.

 Founder’s Area of Loreto Bay

Phase one of the Loreto Bay community is called the Founder’s Area.  There, you’ll find restaurants and a nice cafe, where Nick drives his golf cart to get a cup of coffee.   He didn’t have his coffee in Cabo, so he’ll have some at La Sirena Cafe instead.

While drinking his coffee, Nick Fong walks around the community.  He shows off the beautiful architecture, landscaping, and the Venice-like rock-tiled pathway between the houses.  These pathways not only work for golf carts, but bicycles too, as you see in the video.

Features of this first Loreto Bay community

Of the many spectacular features of Founder’s Area in Loreto Bay, Nick starts by showing the amazing fountains – every fountain throughout the community is different.  Then, he shows the golf course, which is right on the ocean with panoramic views.

There are two swimming pools in Founder’s Area.  One is a lap pool and one is a family pool.  Then, there’s another pool in Agua Viva making three total in the community of Loreto Bay.  In the video, see just how beautiful and inviting these swimming pools really are.  Also, see the little touches of Mexico that are scattered throughout, like Mexican Mariachi statues.

Pueblo Magico – Loreto Bay

Houses in this magical community’s 700 houses include one, two, three, and even four bedroom options.  Prices start in the $200,000 USD range.  The levels of the homes in Loreto Bay are amazing.  You can have a ground floor, upper floor, or even a three-floor home.

Some of the houses in Loreto Bay have awesome pools, just to start the list of amazing features.  The views are truly breathtaking.  Watch as Nick shows the beaches along this wonderful community.

The rich history of Loreto

Founded back in 1697, the original mission in town is called “Mission of Our Lady.” This amazing structure is considered the “head” and the “mother” of all missions located on the 1000-mile long Baja peninsula. Mission of Our Lady was the original spot where the Jesuits came to evangelize this new Spanish territory. Interestingly, the Baja California peninsula was thought to be an island back then. And, once they determined it’s a peninsula, another 100 years passed before updated maps were completely dispersed.

Loreto golf

There’s an amazing 18-hole world class golf course called Danzante Bay Rees Jones Golf Couse. Recently opened at the end of 2017, this course is quite a sight and a real dream for serious golfers. There, you’ll find reasonable weekly and monthly rates, available rentals, and easy tee times.

Sport fishing in Loreto

This is one of the most popular activities in Loreto. Sport fishing in Loreto attracts anglers from around the world. And, there’s a wide variety of fish to catch all-year-round. You’ll find many options available at your disposal, including fishing boat rental and yachts for rent to head out in style. Also, you don’t need to be an experienced angler to be successful. Your boat captain will show you the way to successful fishing out at sea.

Baja California Sur real estate

Many Americans, Canadians, and people from other countries choose to make Los Cabos and other magical towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico, their home or vacation home.  Discover how to purchase your dream home in Baja.  Make an appointment with the top Real Estate Broker in Baja: Nick Fong, featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt.

Since 2010, Ronival has been helping clients find the best homes in Cabo and throughout Baja California Sur. And, they’re highly-skilled negotiators that’ll get you the best price. Whether you plan to buy a property or quickly sell your Baja real estate, they’ve got you covered!

If you’d like to take a tour of a property in Cabo or anywhere else in Baja California Sur, just click CONTACT to inquire.  Or, call directly at 619-831-2000.  Ronival will be happy to answer your questions.  You can also schedule a time to show you around this breathtaking location.

Ronival on YouTube

See Nick Fong in action on his Ronival YouTube Channel.  Find his videos on the Rovival VLOG, where you can read a short, yet in-depth post.  Below is an example of one of Nick Fong’s Ronival videos:

Thank you for reading Nick Fong transports from Cabo to Loreto: Discover the community of Loreto Bay.  Be sure to read other posts about Cabo and Baja California Sur on the Ronival blog. There, learn about the many wonderful aspects of Baja California Sur, Mexico, from blog posts like this.