cabo dreaming

by terry gray curtis, agent century 21

So you want to live in Mexico?  To some, this is just a crazy idea; it may especially be to your relatives until they visit and you need a spatula to get them to leave.  Most anyone who has ever pictured themselves living in Mexico has some sort of image in their mind of how it might be.  Well let me tell you from experience, it will be different than you think.

 Hard to forget the classic Corona ad where the couple is reaching for a cold one from a bucket on the beach, tossing their cell phones into the ocean, although that it’s worth a good try! These days, for those of us making a living here, we have jumped in the ocean to retrieve that phone.  Most people who think about living in Mexico are picturing a retirement scenario and that is by far most common.  Fortunately the cost of living here from groceries to 1st class health care, can equal a better lifestyle.  A lot of retirees have chosen to live in Los Cabos only “part time” because of family back home which they want to be around part of the year. 

As of late, we have seen many younger couples move to Mexico permanently.  This certainly has been a trend over the last couple of years because those of us in the industry know the reasons are usually financial, as it is less expensive to live in Los Cabos than most areas in Canada and the USA.  The other major reason is to improve or maintain a (safer) higher quality of life than that of back home.  Keep in mind guns are illegal here in Mexico!

Here are a few additional reasons:

1)  Cabo rush hour 7:30 am to 9am, takes almost 15 minutes to get across town.
2)  Trip to a beach, 15 minutes or less from anywhere here.
3)  Costco hot dog and drink, $1.95 with view of the arch from your seat there.
4)  Happy hour, pretty much all day in most cantinas.
5)  Tickets to see the movie The Shape of Water or Call Me by Your Name, in English $3 us bucks each.
6)  Home phone including high speed internet, unlimited international, national, cellular calls and cable tv, $30 per month.
6)  Fresh shrimp tacos (3) lunch with drink, under $5.

Now enter the new crowd, younger couples with children born abroad coming to Los Cabos to reside and make a living.  A lot of them have been in some sort of profession back home and are qualified to have one here.  Most of this newer crowd seems to be business people or entrepreneurs looking to help other residents, filling needs that have not historically been filled.  We welcome you to help make Los Cabos an even better community to live in, for everyone.  It truly is an evolution we are going through these days. 

The Cabo Dream is alive and well here, come live yours be it retired, part time living, full time retired relocation or the beginning of a new life making a living.  You might be surprised how much Freedom exists in any of these lifestyles in Los Cabos.

Terry Gray Curtis is a veteran Century 21 Paradise Properties agent and Property Manager, he operates & & a blog at Drop him a note to receive his very informative, bi‐weekly Newsletter. His e‐marketing program can give you incredible exposure if you are a Seller. Contact him today: or USA Tel 310.272.9500 or Mexico (011-521) 624.151.5530