Consisting of the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, in Baja California Sur, this destination has an important influence of American culture, so that, except for its natural beauty and the warmth of its people, it might seem an American beach destination. The weather is divine, about 78ºF on average, representing one of the main attractions for retirees.
Los Cabos are spread across 17,400 square miles; it should be noted that Baja California Sur is the state with the lowest population density, with an average of only eight people per square mile. If you wish to come to enjoy your retirement, you will find a wide range of options to live and even work, if you wish, in Los Cabos.
How easy is it to settle down?
Waterfront properties, or properties with an ocean view, went from being expensive to being almost unaffordable in the United States. People who saved all their lives to buy a house with these features can make their dream come true in Los Cabos, where the housing market is one of the most sought after for its price and quality after the credit crisis in the United States.
The services and lifestyle offered in Los Cabos are first-rate, if you want to live more modestly, somewhat removed from the tourist bustle, there are alternative sites in and around San Felipe, where there are many perfect sites for building green homes. The whole peninsula has communication routes by land, sea and air, so that mobility can be immediate. Some people even have their own boats and find easily accessible ports.
Many of the services being offered in Los Cabos are quoted in U.S. dollars, so that currency exchange will not be a problem when it comes to paying bills. In fact, if you come to Los Cabos from the United States, you can bring your car into our country without having to pay any extra tax; you simply need to have all updated stickers.
What recreational activities are offered?
The proximity to the United States is not the only attraction of Los Cabos for American and European retirees; this destination also offers an excellent quality of life. Its climate is perfect for practicing all kinds of outdoor activities; in fact, here you will be able to find at least six World Championship golf courses, as well as fishing and other international sports. It is worth reminding you that you can practice all kinds of water sports, or participate in statewide ecotourism. Some well established expatriate communities offer support and advice to a network of groups involved in sports, hobbies, and even investments to start a business. How about owning a small boutique, a cafe or restaurant where you can be self-employed for the remainder of your life? It is for all of the above and more that Los Cabos will remain as one of the most attractive places in Mexico for foreigners to come and enjoy their retirement.