The Blog about Los Cabos

At Baja Properties, we have nearly 40 years of experience living life to the fullest in Los Cabos. This is our Baja Properties Blog where our goal is to share some of that expertise with you, answering questions with fact-filled posts covering a variety of topics of interest to anyone living in, or considering a move to, this magical paradise in Southern Baja. 

Through our Baja Properties Blog, we aim to share Mexico’s vibrant culture and highlight the beauty of our natural surroundings, as well as insider tips on how to settle into your new home and navigate the challenges and adventures of Baja living. We hope you enjoy our posts and please contact us if you have any other specific questions regarding your Baja adventure!

June 19, 2024

Riding the Waves in Los Cabos: A Surfer's Paradise

Surfing in Los Cabos

Riding the Waves in Los Cabos: A Surfer's Paradise

Los Cabos, located at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, has long been a magnet for surfers from around the world. With its warm waters, consistent swells, and diverse breakpoints, it's no wonder that this idyllic destination has become a mecca for wave riders of all skill levels. From the legendary breaks that have attracted surfing icons to beginner-friendly surf schools, surfing in Los Cabos offers an unforgettable experience for anyone seeking to catch the perfect wave. 

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Posted in Lifestyle, Surfing
May 31, 2024

Baja’s Incredible Sea Turtles: What to Know

Sea Turtle Los Cabos

Located at the very tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, the sun-drenched resort towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are renowned for their beautiful beaches, lively nightlife, and incredible sport fishing. However, this coastal paradise is also home to an amazing array of marine life, including one of nature's most fascinating, beloved and endangered creatures — the sea turtle.

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Posted in Lifestyle, Turtles
May 24, 2024

Pickleball in Paradise: Los Barriles Emerges as a Hotspot for the World’s Fastest-Growing Sport

Los Barriles Pickleball

The resort towns of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and Los Barriles have long drawn crowds for world-class golf, sport fishing, and beach escapes. But in recent years, this sunny corner of Baja California has seen an explosion of interest in a different sporting pursuit - the fun and fast-paced game of pickleball. From casual hotel court sessions to organized tournaments, pickleball in Los Cabos’s popularity has skyrocketed in lockstep with its meteoric rise internationally. 

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May 23, 2024

Hitting the Road in Los Cabos: The Ultimate Driving Guide

Mirror to the Baja's highway

Los Cabos draws millions of visitors annually to explore its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and natural wonders at the tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. If you are staying down here for any length of time, a car is highly recommended as there are so many adventures to be had behind the wheel, including waterfalls, mountain mining towns and East Cape surfing safaris!

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April 29, 2024

Fishing in Los Cabos, Mexico: Your Guide to Epic Sportfishing Adventures!

Tucked away at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, the region of Los Cabos is a true angler's paradise. This unique area where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez offers some of the most legendary big-game fishing grounds in the world. With abundant marine life, great fishing season weather, and a well-developed sports fishing industry, Los Cabos has rightly earned a reputation as a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts globally.

The twin towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo provide an idyllic home base for fishing adventures. Dramatic rocky outcroppings, pristine golden beaches, and the iconic El Arco rock formation create a picturesque backdrop as fishing boats depart the marinas each morning. On a typical day at sea, anglers have the surreal experience of casting lines just miles from the chic resorts and lively downtowns. Many people move here for just that privilege.

Fishing in Los Cabos at sunrise

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Posted in Fishing, Lifestyle
March 27, 2024

Hitting the Markets!

Farm fresh produce and other local goods abound at Cabo markets

 

Although better known for its beaches and endless sunshine, the splendid farmers markets of Los Cabos deserve equal attention, especially from full- or part-time residents who crave natural food and want to support the local economy.

 

Organic and farm-to-consumer markets abound in the region, with markets in Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and the corridor, Los Barriles, and Todos Santos, among others.

 

Los Cabos’ chefs, no matter their skill level, enjoy the freshest produce, artisan goods and creative cuisine offered by small, regional producers that never fail to delight.  It’s a treasure hunt with a guaranteed prize at the end; something your soul and body will thank you for.

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Posted in Lifestyle
March 11, 2024

Los Cabos Day Trippin’: Todos Santos, Where Culture, Charm and Nature Flourish

San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, known collectively as Los Cabos, are outstanding places to live and visit, but a trip up the Pacific Coast to the “Magic Town” of Todos Santos is a must for those looking for traditional architecture, pristine surfing beaches, cultural and artistic activities and a slower lifestyle than its neighboring cities to the south. 

Just a 45-minute drive on a four-lane highway that follows the azure ocean, a visit to Todos Santos is like taking a step back in time, yet with plenty of activities and sights that make Todos Santos a charming Mexican gem and a must-visit destination. 

Although geographically close to the glitz and glamor of Los Cabos, Todos Santos has an almost bohemian vibe, and it’s a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. 

Here, dirt roads are plentiful and lead to gorgeous vistas and secluded beaches. In the winter months Todos Santos offers whale-watching and frequent baby sea turtle releases (Olive Ridleys, Leatherbacks, and Blacks make their nests here) and in the summer, Todos Santos enjoys a milder climate than its neighbors to the south. 

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Posted in Todos Santos
March 7, 2024

Mexican Holidays: A Guide to Celebrations in Los Cabos

Celebrations are a fundamental part of Mexican culture, and in Los Cabos there are many holidays to enjoy. Some are familiar while others can be a bit baffling. 

If you are living in or visiting Los Cabos, whether it be San José del Cabo or Cabo San Lucas, knowing when the Días Festivos or holidays occur is important. 

On a practical note, some holidays can mean bank, business and school closures and even streets can be cordoned off for celebrations. Also, if you have Mexican workers, and require your employees to work on federal holidays you must by law pay them triple their daily wages, otherwise they are entitled to a paid day off.

Other holidays in Mexico are historic in nature, celebrating the birth of Mexico’s founding fathers or important dates in Mexico’s battle for independence. And some are religious, blending indigenous and Catholic traditions.

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Posted in Mexican Holidays
March 1, 2024

Los Cabos Day Trippin’: Laid-back Los Barriles is an East Cape paradise

A day trip to Los Barriles is a must for those looking for a small-town Baja vibe with beautiful, swimmable beaches and a plethora of activities. 

 

Home to many snowbirds and ex-pats who embrace the relaxed lifestyle at the foot of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains, Los Barriles is just 40 miles from San Jose del Cabo and 60 miles from La Paz. 

 

Los Barriles and its adjacent town, Buena Vista, are jewels of the East Cape, offering pueblo charm coupled with modern services such as cultural and sporting activities, beaching, banking and health care in a tight-knit community of Mexicans and ex-pats estimated at around 4,000.

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Posted in Los Barriles
Feb. 12, 2024

Is Los Cabos Safe? What You Need to Know

Los Cabos is a safe place both to visit and live. In fact, Cabo is the fourth safest city in Mexico according to recent federal government data, and Baja California Sur is the third safest state with the lowest murder rate in all of Mexico, equivalent to the murder rate in the state of Idaho.

Still, some of the most frequent questions asked of expats living in Los Cabos concern safety. These are generally posed by the well-intentioned but ill-informed who wonder why anyone would ever choose to settle in such a lawless, dangerous place, given the shocking headlines about violence in Mexico.

These questions are often met with sighs and reassuring answers from the 15,000 or so American, Canadian and other foreign national transplants who call San Jose del Cabo or Cabo San Lucas home and feel completely secure in their adopted city. 

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Posted in Town safety