In very many ways, Mexico especially Los Cabos today; is like the U.S. was 60 years ago. Way before big government, big business and special interests groups slowly whittled away the much freer lifestyle our parents took for granted and we did as children. Los Cabos is full of many, overlooked retirement havens where you can retire in luxury without spending a fortune. Los Cabos’ lower cost of living and just about everything else, means a comfortable, enjoyable life here will likely cost you a fraction of what you are paying in the USA or Canada.
If you live in the good ole US of A or have recently then you are accustomed to having the government involved in most aspects of your life to some degree on a daily basis. Most everyone is just so used to it, that they don’t even notice it and if they do they think; well this is how it is. Now maybe our local, state or federal government would be more involved if they could but the resources to do so, do not exist to the same degree as in the USA. Another sense that has deteriorated over the years north of the border is the “family”. Between electronics, both parents having to work these days to make ends meet and the media, family values have been reduced. Here in Mexico and Cabo family comes first, just look around the next time you are here to see how many generations are running a family business. And yes, maybe the 17 year old daughter is serving your Margarita, less government remember! Grandpa is in the kitchen and if one of the kids has to go to the hospital, the family business may open late that day. These are the inherent values of the culture for the most part. Again reminding us of nicer and kinder times we live with, in Los Cabos.
From real estate to groceries, from entertainment to healthcare, life in Mexico simply costs less. Here you can still find comfortable homes for under $150,000 USD in nice communities and pay pennies on the dollar for fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and entertainment. As for healthcare, across the board healthcare in Los Cabos costs a quarter to a half of what you’d pay in the U.S. for treatment by well-trained medical professionals in first-class hospitals and clinics. Add this to our spectacular climate in Los Cabos, never ending list of activities and it might make you ask yourself, what am I waiting on? With Los Cabos’ varied facing shores and geography, you can find a slightly different climate and lifestyle, depending on which side of the peninsula you are on. It is no wonder more than 1.2M expats from the USA have made their full or part time home Mexico. I myself am very proud to call Los Cabos, Mexico my home and have no plans to leave.
If you long for the sense of community, respect and family you recall growing up, you’ll find lots to appreciate and enjoy about life today in Los Cabos.
By Terry Gray Curtis is a veteran Century 21 Paradise Properties agent and Property Manager, he operates www.caboresortproperties.com & www.cabosecrets.com & a blog at http://blog.caboresortproperties.com 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. Terry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or USA Tel 310.272.9500 Mex Cel (011‐521) 624.151.5530