One of Mexico’s oldest festivities that is still celebrated nowadays, with great joy, is the celebration of the Day of the Dead, on November 1st & 2nd.
The tradition has its origins since Pre-Columbian times, when various Mesoamerican groups had the custom of burying the dead, along with objects that would be “useful” in the afterlife: food, clothes, jewelry, weapons, among others. During the Colonial period, this custom remained relatively hidden by indigenous and mestizo people, who started including Catholic religious’ elements in their offerings, such as images of saints, virgins and crosses. Also, offerings were no longer placed within tombs, but inside people’s homes, on a table and on the floor, therefore the name of Altars to the Dead.
The altar symbolizes the levels of the Sky, the Earth and the Underworld (or Land of the Dead). On each level, traditional elements are placed, in order to invite (and entice) loved ones who have passed away, to visit the living and “enjoy life”, once again:
– Sky: Candles, whose light illuminates the way for the soul
– Earth: Food & drink, most enjoyed by the person when alive. Most of the food is sweet, such as sugar skulls, chocolate, amaranth, crystalized fruits, bread, pumpkin in syrup; beverage is generally alcohol. Other important elements in this level are salt and water to purify the soul and quench thirst, respectively.
– Underworld: Cempasúchil flowers (marigolds) and copal incense, whose characteristic aromas will help loved ones reach the offering placed to honor their life.
Other elements such as the person’s photograph, personal belongings (like glasses, cigarettes, books, toys –if the departed was a child, etc.), and colored papers are also placed on the altar, to make the “visit” more joyful.
The Day of the Dead is celebrated all over Mexico, and will vary in each region, but what is common to all is the purpose of sharing the joy of life and honoring the life of loved ones who are no longer with us.
Posted on December 27, 2017
Probably the most important part of Christmas in Mexico is the posadas, which are celebrated during the nine days of December 16 to 24th. The word posada refers to lodging and represents both Mary’s nine month pregnancy and Mary and Joseph’s request for shelter in Bethlehem. Each night people in various neighborhoods agree to host celebrations where people carrying candles and religious figures and singing carols or hymns stop at various homes and ask for shelter. They are refused until they reach the home of the family that has volunteered to be the host, where they are admitted. Prayers are offered around nativity scenes, more carols and hymns are sung, children break a piñata, and there is a banquet featuring simple but delicious foods and drinks. Posadas are also held in various part of the U.S. southwest. If you are ever fortunate enough to be in Santa Fe during that time, you will find the experience to be magical.
If you cannot be in Mexico or a place like Santa Fe at Christmas, you can still capture some of the mood of the event in your own home and share it with friends and family. Piñatas can now be found in most U.S. cities, and you can certainly prepare traditional food and drinks. The items served can include almost anything, but some of the most popular items are tamales, quesadillas, tostadas, and gorditas. Both cookies and the fritters called buñuelos make great dessert items. Nearly always the meals are accompanied with fruit ponches (punches) traditionally made with fruits like tecojotes, guava, apples, and raisins.
Regarding piñatas, like anything else an understanding of the history and symbolism behind it can make the experience more interesting and entertaining. In his book, Tradiciones Mexicanas, writer and historian, Sebastián Verti, gives the following description of what lies behind the piñata tradition. “The clay pot, colorfully decorated, represents Satan or the spirit of evil, who with his appearance attracts humanity. The sweets symbolized the unknown pleasure which he offers mankind to attract him to his kingdom. The blindfolded person is like faith, which must be blind, and will be in charge of destroying the evil spirit. This is the struggle which man must sustain, availing himself of faith to destroy evil.” During the posadas, there are often two piñatas, one for children and one for adults.
Whether you include a posada and/or a piñata or not, please consider having your own Mexican-style Chrismas party. Some of the dishes that your family and guests will appreciate include TURCO TAMALES, TURCO QUESADILLAS, and the GUACAMOLE-NACHO COMBO. Because tropical fruits are often difficult to find and expensive at Christmas, I suggest our simple but delicious SANGRIA, served either hot or cold. For a sweet, the BISCOCHITOS are terrific!
Posted on December 15, 2017
Whether you’ll be living there part-time or permanently, buying a property in Los Cabos, Mexico can be one of the most rewarding real estate decisions you can make. The hospitable climate, abundant recreational options and rich culture make it an ideal place for a vacation home or a permanent residence. It’s no wonder that so many people are looking to purchase property down there. However, investing in property in Los Cabos is a major decision, and one that shouldn’t be made without doing your due diligence. With that in mind, here is some of the most important information you should know before moving to Cabo San Lucas.
If you’re a U.S. citizen and you plan on living in Los Cabos permanently, you’ll need to consult with professionals to help coordinate the immigration process to Mexico. The Mexican Consulate can help answer any questions you may have about becoming a permanent resident of Mexico. If you’re only planning to stay for a little while, you can apply for a tourist visa that expires after six months.
Understanding the Real Estate Transaction
Purchasing property in Mexico is a different process than buying real estate in the United States. Although it’s advised to work with a professional to help you navigate the entire process successfully, there are a few important details you should know before getting the ball rolling. For example, if you are a U.S. citizen buying property in the restricted zone in Mexico — defined as within 100 kilometers of the border and within 50 kilometers of the coastline — your property will be placed into a trust held by the bank for 50 years. Afterward, you will need to renew the trust permit. Additionally, you should arrange for an independent escrow company to handle your funds securely during the transaction, due to the differences in the real estate transaction process in Mexico.
Cost of Living in Cabo
Although tourist resorts in Los Cabos can be expensive, overall, the cost of living in Cabo, Mexico can be relatively affordable compared to living in the United States. Provided you know where to go, you don’t have to worry about paying tourist prices for most items. However, one big expense that you’ll need to think about is your car, which may be less expensive to purchase and license in the United States and then import to Mexico.
If you have the desire and the resources, buying property in Los Cabos can be one of the best decisions you can make. If you’re ready to take the plunge and experience everything Los Cabos has to offer for yourself — some of the time or all of the time — reach out to us at Los Cabos Agent to learn about your options.
Posted on November 25, 2017
What are the best tacos in Los Cabos?
Superior foods prove themselves over time and space. They outlast fads and fashions, transcend decades, and improbably increase in popularity from century to century. Superior foods leap across national boundaries, and refuse to be confined to specific meals. They are somehow always appropriate, and almost always delicious. Only when one fiddles with the fundamental essence of a superior food can its genius be muted, and then but slightly.
Such a food is the taco; a sublime tortilla wrapped treat born in Pre-Columbian México and now welcome fare in the most isolated and insular areas of the world; a foodstuff simultaneously beloved by both rich and poor, men and women, and members of every extant race and religion.
Examples of this comfort food par excellence may of course be found at taquerías and marisquerías throughout Los Cabos; tacos are sold on virtually every block in Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, and also proliferate along the 20-mile coastal corridor which connects the cape cities.
Drunken Barbacoa Taco – La Lupita Taco & Mezcal
Taco prices range from very cheap (about 50 cents) to relatively expensive ($5 or more) in Los Cabos, with rarely much difference in quality. La Lupita is the exception, and the foremost mecca in Los Cabos for dyed-in-the-wool taco aficionados. Located in the midst of San José del Cabo historic Distrito del Arte, crowds spill out the door waiting for a chance to try gourmet delicacies like the Taste of Lupita with blue chips, pumpkin seed and tomato dip, guacamole and fresh lime and chile roasted chapulines (grasshoppers), as well as tacos featuring pato (duck), cecina (cured, thinly sliced beef), suckling pig or barbacoa (lamb or beef cooked in a pit covered with maguey leaves). Many local taquerías serve barbacoa once per week. At Lupita, these superb tacos are available nightly, wrapped in blue corn tortillas with cilantro, aged cheese and special “borracha” sauce.
Taco de Callo – Tacos y Mariscos Los Claros
The first food most people think of in connection with California – Alta or Baja – is the fish taco, a symbol as regionally representative as the surfboard or the custom Jeep. In Los Cabos, the undisputed king of seafood tacos is Los Claros. Need proof? Just stand somewhere and sooner or later a Los Claros taquería will open in front of you. Since the original opened on Blvd. Mijares in San José del Cabo, new locations have been popping up in Cabo San Lucas and beyond with ever increasing frequency. The recipe for their success is very simple: tacos made from the freshest of freshly caught chocolate clams, shrimp, oysters, scallops and octopus. The scallops, called callos in Spanish, are almost heartbreaking tender, and need little flavoring or spices from Los Claros’ extensive condiments bar.
Taco al Pastor – Las Guacamayas
I confess that the taco al pastor (shepherd style) seems to me the greatest of all tacos. Its source material, the ubiquitous vertical slabs of spit-grilled marinated pork, are like giant magnets capable of toppling orbits, pulling people from their preordained paths towards plastic protected tablecloths topped with small bottles whose labels tout regional varieties of fiery salsa. When properly prepared, pineapple is skewered just above the pork, its juices dripping down to further flavor and tenderize the meat before it is expertly sliced off into corn tortillas. Las Guacamayas does tacos al pastor right, down to the cilantro, onion and exotic condiments. Named for the macaw, each of the three locations for this popular taquería – the original in San José del Cabo, the other two in Cabo San Lucas – boast vibrantly colorful parrot-themed murals. In addition to tacos, Las Guacamayas’ other traditional Mexican comfort food options include quesadillas chilangas, fajitas, molcajetes and volcanes.
Fish Taco – Tacos Gardenias
To be open for 35 years in Cabo San Lucas is enough to qualify a business for the registry of historic places. In a community that as recently as 50 years was a small fishing village, such longevity is remarkably rare and speaks to an enduring loyalty among both locals and visitors. Gardenias remains the taqueria in the vicinity of Médano Beach, the place the bikini and board shorts clad crowds invariably head after working on their tans and their cervezatolerance. This laid-back eatery offers a legion of taco options, ranging from barbacoa, chicharrón and chicken to cochinita pibil (Yucatán style slow-roasted pork) and nopales (de-spined pads from prickly pear cactus). The specialties of the house, however, are made with fresh local fish or shrimp, cooked to order, with a diner’s choice of salsas and seasonings.
Pink Taco – Sancho’s
Purists will turn their noses up at this “Gringofied” hard-shell taco, but there is no denying its popularity among many tourists and expats, to whom it represents the type of taco they were first introduced to…only more so. Served in a deliberately provocative pink shell – the branded apparel is nearly as popular as the tacos themselves – this specialty of the house is generously layered with lettuce topped beef, fish or shrimp, and then slathered in sour cream and creamy processed cheese. Be advised: Sancho’s Pink Taco is more than a mouthful. The Marina-based bar, recently opened by former Cabo blue bartender Margo Marek and Courtney Chappell, also serves up plenty of cervezas and sandwiches, plus lively waterfront atmosphere.
Posted on November 22, 2017
It’s easy to see why anyone would want to live in Los Cabos. Just look around and soak in the gorgeous vistas, feel the warm breeze off the sea, and see the relaxed smiles on the faces of everyone there. Though just in case you need more of a reason to purchase property in this coastal paradise, you’re in luck. Here are just a few of the many reasons why living in San Jose del Cabo or living in Cabo San Lucas can be a great idea for you.
A Good Investment
Situated at the southern tip of Baja California, Los Cabos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico, if not all of North America. Even so, the cost of living in Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo remains relatively affordable compared to other popular resort destinations around the world. Plus, because of the popularity of Los Cabos, buying property there can be a great investment for the future. A property in Los Cabos can provide you with great value now and in the long term.
Always Something to Do
No matter how you prefer to spend your free time, Los Cabos has something to offer you. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means there’s no shortage of boating, sport fishing and watersport options for you; and the pleasant climate means you can enjoy those activities year-round. The varied terrain of the area means there’s also a wide variety of outdoor activities — from mountain climbing to hiking to road races.
Even if you’re not the outdoor type, or if you just want a change of pace, Los Cabos still offers you a lot to do. The many diverse neighborhoods in the area have plenty of nightlife and dining options that feature the best of Mexican culture and fresh seafood.
The natural beauty of Los Cabos is obvious to anyone who has visited the area, but it bears repeating. With its plentiful beaches, sunny skies and breathtaking vistas, Los Cabos is one of the most awe-inspiring spots in the world. Not only is Los Cabos stunning to look at, but its warm climate and more than 320 days of sunshine a year make it the perfect place for those who want to experience amazing weather all year.
Take the Plunge Into Los Cabos
These are jut a few of the reasons why Los Cabos is one of the most desirable locations in the world, and why Los Cabos is the perfect place for your vacation home or permanent residence. If you’re ready to make Los Cabos your home, contact Los Cabos Agent and talk to one of our experienced Los Cabos real estate experts today.
Posted on November 9, 2017
Los Cabos is located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula and comprised primarily of two towns, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, that are linked by a 20-mile Corridor lined with world-class resort properties and championship golf. Cabo San Lucas, noted for its vitality and nightlife, offers a variety of attractions, including The Marina.
There is also El Arco, a natural rock formation in the shape of an arch which lies adjacent to Playa Del Amor where couples can stroll hand in hand when the tide is low.
In Cabo San Lucas, water enthusiasts can dive and view gardens of black coral and waterfalls of sand as they glide with the sea life under clear, warm water.
San Jose del Cabo is reminiscent of an older time, where the days are longer and the mood softer. However, its attractions are just as desirable as the more upbeat Cabo San Lucas. The Old Jesuit Mission, known as Parroquia San José, has a history dating back to the 1730’s, and The Estero, an estuary with an endless variety of colorful birds and wildlife are just two of the town’s many attractions.
In between, the 20-mile Corridor at Land’s End is defined by the azure blue and turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortés, rugged cliffs, quiet coves teeming with marine life, desert vistas and mountains that all come together with a wash of colors that are unmistakably Cabo’s. Today, other than the natural flora and fauna, its population consists of luxury hotels and resort properties, as well as a variety of premier, world-class golf courses designed by the game’s best.
Beginning just north of San José, the East Cape stretches nearly a hundred miles along the Sea of Cortés eastward and northward past Los Barriles. This beautiful stretch of desert coastline is still mostly undeveloped, however the towns of Los Barriles and Buena Vista are thriving fishing and tourist communities offering lodging, local cuisine and pangas to rent for a day casting your line in the deep. The East Cape is also the windsurfing center of Los Cabos, as well as being home to the more remote Cabo Pulmo which draws divers to the most northerly coral reef in the Pacific.
At the other end of The Corridor beginning just north of Cabo San Lucas, the Pacific Coastline is developing rapidly, with electricity and other services pushing north from Los Cabos and south from Todos Santos to ensure development of several exclusive residential projects. While much of this spectacular coastline is still undeveloped, a paved highway provides easy access and sightseeing, including frequent whale sightings during their winter months of migration.
Today Los Cabos is visited annually by thousands of tourists who enjoy world-class fishing, golf, water sports, spas, shopping and more. And its growing number of luxury resort properties features a level of amenities and fine dining that is attracting elite groups for meetings and conventions, not to mention a Hollywood celeb or two. But the Tip of Baja wasn’t always that way.
Posted on November 3, 2017
Posted on November 2, 2017
One of Mexico’s oldest festivities that is still celebrated nowadays, with great joy, is the celebration of the Day of the Dead, on November 1st & 2nd.
La Catrina has become the referential image of Death in Mexico, it is common to see her embodied as part of the celebrations of Day of the Dead throughout the country; she has become a motive for the creation of handcrafts made from clay or other materials, her representations may vary, as well as the hat.
While the original work by Posada introduced the character, the popularity of La Calavera Catrina as well as her name is derived from a work by artist Diego Rivera in his 1947 completed mural Sueño de una Tarde Dominical en la Alameda Central (Dream of a Sunday afternoon along Central Alameda).
Rivera’s mural was painted between the years 1946 and 1947, and is the principal work of the “Museo Mural Diego Rivera” adjacent to the Alameda in the historic center of Mexico City. It measures 15 meters long and it stood at the end of Alameda Park. The mural survived the 1985 earthquake, which destroyed the hotel, and was later moved across the street to the Museo Mural Diego Rivera, built after the earthquake for the purpose of housing and displaying Rivera’s restored mural.
The culture of La Calavera Catrina has ties to political satire and is also a well-kept tradition as the original was inspired by the polarizing reign of dictator Porfirio Díaz, whose accomplishments in modernizing and bringing financial stability to Mexico pale against his government’s repression, corruption, extravagance and obsession with all things European. Concentration of fantastic wealth in the hands of the privileged few brewed discontent in the hearts of the suffering many, leading to the 1910 rebellion that toppled Diaz in 1911 and became the Mexican Revolution.
Posted on October 26, 2017
Can Tourism support an economy?
According to the World Bank DATA (WBD), Tourism as a whole in 2015 generated over 1.4 trillion dollars in revenue worldwide. In 2016, Mexico was number eight on the top 10 vacation destinations list that was published by the United Nations World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO). The UNWTO reported that in 2016, Mexico and its popular tourist destinations shared 35 million visitors between them. This is up 8.9% over the previous year. The question proposed is this, “Can Tourism support an economy?”
The 18.7 billion dollars generated in 2015 according to a WBT report was divided throughout Mexico’s most favorable regions. The more popular destinations like Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, The Riviera Maya, and Cabo San Lucas to just mention a few – with the exception of Mexico City, heavily depend on tourism dollars to survive. There are limited economic provisions for these cities to fall back on, so tourism is by far their number one revenue producer. When tourist arrive they spend their money on accommodations, food & drink, and in the local shops and markets.
With all the revenue coming into the system – local economy, it has a trickledown effect. Business owners pay their employees and servicing vendors. In turn, the suppliers are able to pay their staff as well. The government collects its fair share to pay the city employees to perform their assigned jobs, keep the street lights on, and support the local law enforcement who keep the city safe. Everyone ends up with money in their pockets.
One of Mexico’s most prized resort destinations is Cabo San Lucas. This vacation mecca depends a lot on tourism. With that in mind, it also brings foreign investment to the area. Cabo San Lucas’s real estate market is one of the hottest in the region. Investors from around the world come to purchase second homes, rental property, and even look for permanent residences as well. Some of the reasons why are due to lower cost of living, the fabulous weather and relaxed life style. These are only a few of the reasons why tourism is alive and well in Cabo San Lucas.
With the good, can come the bad. There are some negative factors that do affect tourism and a sustained economy. As of late, several world news media sources can disrupt a seemingly safe environment with pretentious rumors and suggested cautions when traveling to certain cities or even regions. This is not to say that being cautions is a bad thing and should always be practiced no matter where you are. However, there is no need to worry when visiting or thinking about investing in Cabo San Lucas and its growing corridor. Cabo is considered to be one of the safest destination in Mexico.
So going back to the original question and that is, ‘Can tourism support an economy?’ In my opinion it most certainly can. Destinations that provide an atmosphere that includes a desirable environment, a chance to spend time away from daily routines, and enjoy activities normally not done will always attract tourist from all over the world. When people are truly having fun, they spend money. Remember the trickle down affect? Everyone benefits no matter what end of the spectrum they are on.
Posted on October 12, 2017
Cabo San Lucas is one of Mexico’s top vacation destinations. Some people consider it to be the ‘Hollywood of Mexico’! On any given day you could see multiple celebrities such as movie stars, sports figures or popular musicians walking the streets of Cabo – a trademark name given to the city that caps Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Cabo is represented in Forbes Magazine as one of its Top Destinations for 2016. It has also been mentioned in several publications as having some of the most desirable beaches in North America.
The number of tourists who visit the area annually is overwhelming. According to ‘The Secretary of State Tourism board’, totals reached close to 1.9 million visitors in 2015. An increase of 11% over the previous year’s figures. Cabo San Lucas guests enjoyed the gorgeous weather, fabulous cuisines and a wide variety of entertainment. There are multiple cruise ships constantly waiting to unload thousands of anxious passengers. The United States makes up over 60 percent, while Canada adds another 7% to the total figures. Cabo is confident that they will see double digit increases over the next several years.
With all this said, would you think that Cabo San Lucas has a crime problem? Well it’s true in an argumentative way. Is there a city attracting so much international attention that doesn’t deal with related crime issues? I really can’t think of any right now. According to the online publication – Stratfor Worldview, Mexico’s Drug Cartels over the last century have been battling for territorial power and distribution channels. However, the struggle for the top position within these organizations seem to fall apart periodically. The splintering effect produces smaller crime cells which creates more obstacles for the Mexican government. The violence seems to increase immediately when these newly formed smaller organizations battle for territorial dominance.
Does eliminating the larger organizations mean that trafficking has be reduced or contained to less familiar regions? The answer is “no” and on the contrary, it makes it easier for them to move into some of Mexico’s premier resort destinations. The Sinaloa Drug and Jalisco New Generation Cartels have periodically clashed in certain areas of Cabo San Lucas. These organizations are well aware that settling their differences should be handled in more of a discrete way when at all possible. However, the latest shoot outs and battles for domain rights have on occasion spilled out into the streets. The good news is that the battles aren’t against tourists, but against rival organizations that want a piece of the action.
News outlets like America’s AP –Associated Press, New York Times and the BBC – British Broadcasting Corporation have latched onto Mexico’s increasing criminal activity involving organized crime. This in turn puts Mexico in the world’s spot light. Mexico’s Government has defined and narrowed in on the widely publicized issues and is dealing with it very effectively. Security has been stepped up and federal law enforcement has reduced the cartels presence in many of Mexico’s popular destinations.
I am somewhat curious, but have to ask. What does the free world think about Europe’s recent terrorist attacks or America’s random mass murders in public and private sectors? When sitting around the table planning your next trip or thinking about relocating or looking at investment opportunities, would you consider places like Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit or even Atlanta, where crime is increasing every year? If America doesn’t look real appealing at this point, how about Europe? Places like Barcelona, London, and even ‘Gay Paree’ have had their issues. Let’s face it, you can’t run away from crime. You can’t hide it or mask a problem that could at any time disrupt a pleasurable adventure or getaway.
Collateral damage from warring cartels has been very limited in Mexico’s public sector. Its crime wave has also been minimal in comparison to other popular destinations outside Mexico’s borders. However, there are obvious precautions that need to be taken when traveling or living abroad. If you are out and about in public, the following suggestions will point out a few simple things to be aware of. They are:
- No matter where you are, always be aware of your surroundings. This cannot be stressed enough.
- Try to always visit places like restaurants, bars or nightclubs with a partner. The more the better.
- Do not get real loud, over boisterous and/or arrogant when in a public place. Don’t bring attention to yourself.
- Always know where the nearest exits or escape routes are.
- If you happen to stay out late, try to arrange transportation ahead time or before you leave. By all means do not walk home alone afterhours.
- Do not get totally intoxicated especially when visiting an unfamiliar environment.
The above suggestions are basic rules of safety to follow. They not only apply to tourist, but expats and locals as well. When traveling anywhere in the world, you need to keep your wits about you and practice common sense. The odds of anything happening are very unlikely, but again, always be aware of your surroundings.
The most notable and convincing relief for tourism comes from Stratfor’s Worldview Author and Tactical Analysis Scott Steward. Steward’s article titled, There’s No Need to Panic Over The Mexico Travel Warning provides reasonable facts that there really isn’t anything to worry about when visiting Mexico. His analogy outlines Mexico’s troubled areas can be avoided very easily. Places like Cabo San Lucas are secure from any possible outbreaks of violence and provide a comfortable setting for its visiting guests.
Don’t let the media scare you from traveling to Mexico and especially Cabo San Lucas. Mexico officials will assure that every possible measure has been taken to secure a harmonious experience for its visitors, expats and local residents. In comparison to most all the other vacation destinations worldwide, statistically, Mexico is one of the safest places to visit and enjoy your time away. Life was meant to be explored. Breaking out of daily routines can keep our lives interesting.
Enjoy Cabo San Lucas and all it has to offer!
Updated on August 3, 2017
Attention Developers!!! This parcel is 1 of 5 contiguous parcels for sale. Approximately, 100 acres and 400 meters of oceanfront for each parcel. A rare opportunity to acquire 500 acres and 2 Kilometers of oceanfront property in Los Cabos. Property is located in the East Cape in the town of Los Barriles. Property has power and water near by. Paved Road access also to the property makes this a prime parcel. Land has great elevations for maximized views throughout the property.So many options available for this property and the growth of Los Cabos ensures HUGE appreciation for this land.
Los Barriles video clip: https://youtu.be/b9SxDXD7Zec
The Los Barriles Baja California area is centrally located in the elbow of the beautiful Bay of Las Palmas. It is a relaxing 42 mile drive north of the Los Cabos airport.
The bay is known world wide as a premier sport-fishing destination.
The East Cape is what the “Corridor” was 15 years a go with prime property still available. Buyers know that any property purchased on the East Cape can provide more than an idyllic secluded beach getaway; it is also a sound investment for the future.
A trip to the East Cape makes it obvious where the future growth is happening.
Los Barriles, just 45 minutes north of the Los Cabos International Airport, is a wonderful place to visit or call home.
People often call it “The Old Cabo” because of its pristine beaches and small fishing towns such as Buena Vista and Los Barriles. The East Cape begins just east of San Jose and extends about 100 miles up the Sea of Cortez coast. Sixty miles outside of San Jose is the “Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park”, an eight fingered coral reef that offers outstanding snorkeling and scuba diving and turtle nesting on the beach. Very popular for fishing and surfing, the East Cape also attracts folks who just want to get away from it all.