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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!
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. 

Although certain towns in Mexico are rife with crime and cartel violence, Los Cabos, isolated at the end of a 760-mile peninsula, isn’t one of them. People at the beach

Cabo is a safe and serene place to live, and it's getting even safer with Cabo crime rates plummeting. Rest assured, government authorities are working hard to keep it that way.

This is a municipality of (officially) just over 350,000 residents who welcome more than four million visitors annually. Keeping tourists and residents safe is of the utmost importance.

With very few exceptions, Mexicans are warm and gracious hosts who want to share their culture with you and welcome you back time and time again.

Here, we’ll answer a few of the most pressing questions people have when planning to visit Los Cabos or purchase real estate in Cabo and a few tips on staying safe:

 

1. Is Cabo dangerous? 

2. Isn’t there a lot of crime in Mexico? 

3. How can I stay safe in Los Cabos? 

4. What do I do if I have an emergency in Cabo? 

5. What should I do if I’m stopped by the police in Los Cabos? 

 

1. Is Cabo dangerous?

While everyone has their own perception of what safety or danger is, most of those who live in Los Cabos will tell you they feel safer here than they do in their home cities, states or provinces. 

Cabo, more accurately known as Los Cabos, is a municipality comprised of two cities: the more relaxed San Jose del Cabo and bustling Cabo San Lucas. The last census, in 2020, showed  351,111 inhabitants, although the actual number in 2023 may be quite a bit higher due to the area’s phenomenal growth and Cabo’s commercial and residential real estate boom.

Among those residents are nearly 15,000 foreigners with temporary or permanent visas, according to statistics released in 2022. Although the majority of foreign residents in Los Cabos are Americans and Canadians, the North American expats are joined by Venezuelans, Spaniards, Britons, Colombians, Argentines and other nationalities who have chosen to make Los Cabos their home. 

Cabo is also hugely popular for remote workers and digital nomads who embrace the opportunity of working virtually from paradise, taking advantage of the resort towns’ speedy internet, coworking options, and gorgeous opportunities for home offices away from the urban stress back home.

There’s a fundamental reason why both the permanent foreign population and the number of visitors are growing by leaps and bounds. Neither would thrive in a region fraught with danger.

Los Cabos is safe and beautiful with a slower pace than cities across the northern border. It’s a great place to raise families as well, with second and third generations of expats still calling Los Cabos home.

Residential neighborhoods such as San Jose del Cabo’s Querencia, Palmilla and Club Campestre offer proximity to great schools and health care as well as the added peace of mind of gated, guarded communities, as do Pedregal, Hacienda Beach Club and Chileno Bay in or near Cabo San Lucas. 

Area residents welcome at least 4 million visitors who arrive at the Los Cabos airport each year, plus tens of thousands of cruise ship passengers. The region's growth in recent years has been exponential.

It’s easy to understand why Cabo feels more like a bustling metropolis than the quaint villages Baja Properties owner and broker Michael Schaible encountered when first came to Southern Baja and founded the company in 1986.

Back then, there was no airport to speak of, no paved highway, no golf courses, no home phones and few hotels. Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo were more like villages, Schaible recalls, and residents knew and looked out for one another.

Although the population has exploded, that welcoming sentiment prevails among Cabo residents, new and old.

The sheer number of people in Los Cabos today can and does present public safety challenges, such as petty theft and fraud, but as a whole, Cabo is very safe, with an intentional homicide rate (2.2 per 100,000 population) for the entire state of Baja California Sur on par with Idaho, the latest government statistics show. 

Additionally, the state’s attorney general posits that 80% of homicides are solved by careful police work. Compare that success rate to an average of 52% in the United States as of 2022.

The crime rate in 2023, the lowest since 2013, shows Southern Baja and Los Cabos as one of the safest areas in all of Mexico, landing Baja California Sur in the top three safest of all 32 Mexican states.

The current governor is committed to maintaining and improving safety for residents and visitors alike. 

In late September 2023, 28 new vehicles were delivered to law enforcement and rescue agencies across the state, including eight sedan-type vehicles, 15 pickups and four ambulances. 

The municipal government has also launched initiatives specifically designed to help foreign residents in Los Cabos in emergency situations. Scroll down to read more about those important programs.

 

2. Isn’t there a lot of crime in Mexico?

Mexico is a vast country comprised of 32 states, some of which are, indeed, dangerous, including some of the most dangerous cities in the world. But Mexico is a big country, and cannot be painted with one brush.

For this reason, the US State Department rates safety in Mexico by state, not by the country as a whole.

 “Some Mexican states are quite safe for U.S. tourists, while others are riskier due to narco-trafficking violence,” Ryan Larsen, executive director of the Institute for Global Engagement at Western Washington University told National Geographic recently. Downtown San Jose on the Thursday's Art walk

When news stories of cartel or other violence in Mexico dominate the headlines, it is important to understand that these incidents are confined to specific parts of the country.

The US State Department recommends travelers to Southern Baja and Los Cabos “exercise increased caution,” just as they should if traveling to Hong Kong, Antarctica, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Belize or the United Kingdom. These countries are all at US State Department Level 2 for safety, as is Baja California Sur, whereas six states in Mexico are at Level 4, meaning “do not travel.”

Baja California Sur is at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, isolating it from much of the turmoil other parts of Mexico experience. Criminals here can’t flee to another state without a lengthy car ride north up our only highway or an exit via plane or boat. The remoteness is a natural deterrent.

And while bad things do happen in Southern Baja, as they do everywhere, Los Cabos is no Juarez or Tijuana. 

 

3. What are some Cabo safety tips?

For the most part, staying safe in Los Cabos amounts to using common sense. Don’t visit unfamiliar places at night, keep an eye on your belongings and be aware of your surroundings are good rules wherever you travel.

Cabo is a safe destination, but, like anywhere, if you are looking for trouble you can certainly find it. 

Recommendations from the US State Department for all travelers include:

Keep people informed of your travel plans. If separating from your travel group, send a friend your GPS location. If taking a taxi or Uber alone, take a photo of the taxi number and/or license plate and text it to a friend. And if you decide to stay a little longer in Los Cabos than planned, as many do, also let loved ones know.

Be careful in and around bars and nightclubs. Alcohol and other illicit substances often lead to risky behavior and poor decision-making, no matter where you are in the world.

If you’ve got it, don’t flaunt it. Avoid blatant signs of wealth, like expensive watches or jewelry, in casual situations.

Consider enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Whether you are an American resident of, or visitor to, Los Cabos, this US government program sends you alerts via smartphone about things like extreme weather and makes it easier for the government to locate you in an emergency. 

Watch out for scams. If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. Don’t trust strangers or people on the internet with money or personal information. 

 

4. How do I report an emergency?

If you have an emergency, calling 911 is essential, and this number works in Los Cabos as well. 

However, those with limited Spanish proficiency can find calling 911 challenging, to say the least, especially during an already stressful event. 

To that end, in 2022 the Los Cabos municipal government established a WhatsApp chat for non-Spanish-speaking residents experiencing emergencies. 

It’s a great program that just requires just a bit of forethought to set up. 

Here’s how it works. 

The Foreigners Emergency WhatsApp Chat is designed to provide emergency assistance to all non-Spanish-speaking foreigners living in Los Cabos as part of an emergency system monitored by the police. 

It is available and monitored 24/7 by English-speaking emergency professionals and boasts a response time of five minutes or less, depending upon the location of the emergency. Hundreds of foreign residents are already using it.

How can I sign up?

Download WhatsApp on your smartphone, which is a good idea for many reasons when living in or visiting Los Cabos.

Email Nohemi Romero Guzman (noemiromero@loscabos.gob.mx) of the Foreign Resident Advisory Board with your full name, the neighborhood where you live (El Tezal, Pedregal, etc.) and the phone number associated with your WhatsApp account. She speaks fluent English, is extremely helpful, and will get you set up on the chat. You’ll receive a WhatsApp message when your name has been added to the public safety chat with a set of rules that you must strictly follow. 

 

Here are some of the rules:

Be objective and precise with your information or request for help.

In a single paragraph write or record an audio with your emergency or complaint in detail; starting with the location of the event, description of the suspicious car or person, time, exact location and any photos you may have.

Don’t use emojis in your emergency messages.

Don’t report rumors. 

 

Another important resource is the Tourist Assistance Los Cabos Office (CATTAC for its acronym in Spanish) located right on the Marina in Cabo San Lucas. While this is not an emergency resource for matters regarding life or limb, it can help with other kinds of emergencies such as filing police reports and lost passports. 

As one visitor recently reported: “CATTAC was amazing and totally saved us. My husband’s passport went missing and the only way to travel internationally was to have a police report because there is no US Embassy in Cabo. After several hours of searching, we found CATTAC. They are there to specifically help tourists,” the visitor wrote in an online review. 

“Sandra and a nice gentleman (so sorry I didn’t write down your name) helped us with our police report. So friendly and understanding. We just needed to brief them on the situation, provide an alternate ID, and the report we submitted to the US. Thank you so much !!”

 

5. What should I do if I’m stopped by the police in Los Cabos?

Most police encounters in Cabo involve driving, which can be challenging especially during Los Cabos’ high traffic hours.

Everyone is encouraged to drive defensively, meaning be very aware of your surroundings and potential road hazards, and don’t expect everyone else to follow traffic laws or safe driving techniques.

In order to prevent encounters with police, which is highly advised, here are a few things to remember:

Don’t operate a cell phone while driving.

Don’t drink and drive.

Don’t park in a handicapped space or a red zone. If you have inadvertently done so, the traffic police will issue you a ticket and confiscate your license plate. You’ll need to go pay your fine, usually minimal, at the police station and retrieve your plate.

Make sure you always have your license, registration and proof of insurance in your vehicle.

If you are pulled over by police, don’t panic, be polite and courteous and don’t offer a bribe.

 

Conclusion

One of the great joys of living in Los Cabos is getting to know the Mexican people and share in their culture. 

They have been welcoming expats in growing numbers for more than half a century, and children whose foreign national parents moved to Cabo in those early years are now having children of their own, and raising them in Los Cabos.

As Cabo has grown as a destination over the years, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, linked by the increasingly populated 20-mile corridor that runs between the two towns, have developed big city amenities coupled with breathtaking natural beauty and very few of the problems associated with larger urban centers. 

Crime in Los Cabos is minimal compared to other cities north of Mexico’s border in the United States and on Mexico’s mainland. 

Cabo is a place to fish, whale-watch, golf, swim, sunbathe, shop, eat, raise children and enjoy life at a slower pace. 

Cabo is safe and it is safe to travel and live in Los Cabos, a fact to which millions of visitors and tens of thousands of foreign residents can attest. 

As you would anywhere, use common sense, familiarize yourself with the steps to take should an emergency situation arise, and then sit back and enjoy life in paradise.

Posted in Town safety
Jan. 4, 2024

Working Remotely in Los Cabos: An Insider’s Guide

 

Living and working in Los Cabos are not two disparate concepts. Digital nomads and permanent remote workers are flocking to Mexico as technology allows many to work online from anywhere.

 

Ocean View while working remotely

 

This remote working trend is reflected in the Los Cabos real estate boom post-lockdown, and what better place to achieve a true work/life balance than this Southern Baja paradise?

 

Boasting an average of 350 days of sunshine per year, and a near-perfect climate during winter months, there is no better place than Los Cabos to relocate your virtual office.

 

Whether you are looking to rent, purchase or invest in the Los Cabos real estate market, it’s one of the best places in Mexico for remote working. Rental properties also offer a high return on investment, so when you are not enjoying your vacation home you can make it work for you.

 

Many real estate options in Los Cabos offer beach and arch views right outside your home office window, and refreshing pools for a quick dip in between meetings. 

 

If you need further convincing to make the leap, either for yourself, your family, your boss or your coworkers, here are a few talking points followed by the nitty gritty on making your Los Cabos remote working dream a reality.

 

1.   What are the advantages of working remotely in Los Cabos?

2.   What is the best place to live for remote working in Los Cabos?

3.   Can I legally work remotely in Los Cabos?

4.   What are the best Los Cabos internet providers?

5.   What’s the best phone service for Mexico?

6.   Do I need a VPN in Los Cabos? 

7.   Are there coworking spaces in Los Cabos?

8.   Where do I get office supplies in Los Cabos?

9.   How do I receive mail in Los Cabos?

 

 

1.   What are the advantages of working remotely in Los Cabos?

 

     Inspiring Workspaces: Whether you dedicate a space in your Los Cabos home or condo to a virtual office or choose from an array of co-working spaces, remote work in Los Cabos brings scenic views, the charm of Mexican culture, and a more relaxed lifestyle that lends itself to increased productivity without the stress of an urban office setting found in other countries. With work/life balance becoming increasingly important, the Los Cabos lifestyle is simply ideal.

 

     High-Speed Internet: Several options are available for a reliable and rapid internet connection, allowing video calls, streaming and downloading at rates comparable, and in some cases better, than many North American cities.

 

     Cost of Living: Many services in Los Cabos are much more affordable than in the United States or Canada due to the low cost of labor. Yes, there are world-class restaurants with world-class prices, but there are also many affordable and delicious options. Car maintenance is extremely affordable, as is employing domestic help such as maids or gardeners to limit time spent on chores once the workday is done. 

 

     Time Zone: Mexico abolished Daylight Savings time changes in 2022 for most of the country, including Los Cabos which is on Mexican Pacific Time, making working with teams in the western regions of the US and Canada extremely convenient. During Daylight Saving Time, Los Cabos is in the Pacific Time Zone, and otherwise, Los Cabos is in the Mountain Time Zone.

 

     Physical Proximity: If in-person meetings are a must, the Los Cabos airport offers direct flights to Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Portland, Phoenix San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, Auston, Denver, Santa Ana, Seattle, Oakland, New York, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Las Vegas and other destinations in the US, with some routes being seasonal in winter months. Canadian direct flights from Los Cabos include Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, Kelowna and Toronto. Numerous destinations within Mexico are also just one plane ride away.

 

 

2.   What is the best place to live for remote working in Los Cabos?

 

Nestled between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, Los Cabos is comprised of two towns, charming San Jose del Cabo and bustling Cabo San Lucas, each offering excellent options for working in harmony with the breathtaking natural beauty Los Cabos offers. 

 

Your Los Cabos realtor can help you determine which neighborhoods and locations are right for you.

 

This resort destination hotspot has grown exponentially in recent years and boasts solid technological infrastructure as well as physical beauty, first-class amenities and activities.

 

Cabo San Lucas is renowned for arch views where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet at land’s end, the iconic tip of the Baja Peninsula. Cabo San Lucas offers a faster-paced lifestyle with a plethora of bars, restaurants and activities designed for the young at heart. 

 

Cabo San Lucas real estate opportunities include great options in the prestigious Pedregalneighborhood with amazing sunset views, and The Paraiso residences offer excellent shopping and dining for the lovers of the Marina area. There are also amazing communities in Quivira on the Pacific side of Cabo and Cabo Del Sol on the corridor just outside of Cabo San Lucas.

 

San Jose del Cabo, founded in 1730 by Jesuit missionaries, is ideal for families or those seeking a slower-paced lifestyle. With farm-to-table dining, a Thursday night Art Walk and historic architecture, San Jose is resplendent with charm. Tortuga Bay or Las Mañanitas are great options for digital nomads in San Jose del Cabo.

 

Looking to catch a few waves on your lunch hour? Los Cabos is a world-famous surf destination with vibrant real estate options close to surf breaks. Querencia, Palmilla and other San Jose beachfront communities allow you have toes in the sand at the drop of a hat.

 

Or how about a round of golf on one of Los Cabos’ world-class golf courses after work in place of a grueling commute? Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Phil Mickelson have all designed golf courses in Los Cabos. Savor life on the links at Puerto Los Cabos, Cabo Del Sol, Club Campestre,PalmillaQuivira Golf ClubDiamante, and Rancho San Lucas

 

Is deep sea fishing your passion? Los Cabos is home to the Bisbee’s Black and Blue tournament, the most lucrative fishing tournament in the world. In 2023 a 501-lb black marlin brought home a $3.6 million US payday for the lucky anglers. Puerto Los Cabos, Hacienda Beach Club and the Waldorf Astoria communities put you just minutes away from the water.

 

Whatever your taste, it’s all here. Where you find your home depends on what you are looking for. There are no bad options and no bad days.

 

3.   Can I legally work remotely from Los Cabos?

As far as the Mexican government is concerned, yes, you can work remotely from Mexico. 

 

And what’s not to like about earning in dollars and spending in pesos? As long as you don’t work for a Mexican company or receive payment in a Mexican bank account, your federal tax responsibility lies in the country where you receive payment.

 

You can work remotely in Mexico on a tourist visa for short periods of time, however, the maximum number of days you can stay is 180, and whereas a six-month stay used to be the norm for tourists when entering Mexico, that is no longer always the case. 

 

A better option for homeowners in Los Cabos is applying for a temporary or permanent resident visa, which is a fairly simple process with a few key requirements.

 

     Temporary Resident Visa (Residente Temporal): This visa is typically issued for up to four years and can be renewed. It is often used by retirees, employees, or people with family ties in Mexico. To apply for a temporary resident visa, you will generally need to demonstrate a minimum income or show that you have a job or family ties in Mexico. You'll also need to provide certain documentation, including financial statements.

 

     Permanent Resident Visa (Residente Permanente): This visa allows you to live in Mexico permanently. You may be eligible for permanent residency if you have held temporary resident status for several years, have family ties to Mexican citizens or residents, or meet specific financial criteria. The financial requirements for permanent residency are usually higher than those for temporary residency. Permanent residency never expires and does not need to be renewed.

 

There’s paperwork involved, and consulting with an immigration attorney or specialist is advised unless you are familiar with bureaucratic processes in Mexico and have a good command of Spanish.

 

4.   What are the best Los Cabos internet providers?

If you are going to be working remotely in Los Cabos, high-speed internet is a non-negotiable feature. The good news is, Los Cabos' internet speeds are for the most part rapid and reliable. The top two internet providers in Los Cabos are Telmex and Starlink.

 

Telmex (Telefonos de Mexico) is the telephone company previously owned by the Mexican government but was privatized in 1990 and is owned by Carlos Slim, one of the wealthiest men in the world. In addition to traditional landlines, Telmex offers Infinitum internet in several packages. If your home has fiber optic cable wired in, this is a good option. There are several internet packages available at varying speeds and price points

 

Starlink, powered by Elon Musk’s SpaceX satellites, is becoming increasingly popular in Baja California Sur, and is a slightly pricier but very effective option with download speeds in excess of 150 mb. You must purchase the equipment online ($8,300 pesos/$460 USD at the time of publication, plus shipping and handling) and it often arrives much sooner than the two-week delivery time listed on the website. 

 

Starlink operates a constellation of thousands of small satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). These satellites communicate with user terminals on the ground to provide internet access.

 

It requires a clear view of the sky, which is fairly easy to achieve in Los Cabos due to the scarcity of forests and high-rise buildings and can be installed in 15 minutes or so requiring no technical expertise. Monthly standard plans are 1,100 pesos (around $61 USD at the time of publication). Mounting brackets and other accessories are available on the Starlink website for purchase.

 

Customers in Mexico receive a user terminal kit from Starlink including a sleek satellite dish (also known as a phased-array antenna) and a modem.

 

The dish is designed to automatically align itself with the satellites overhead and the antenna can adjust its orientation to maintain a connection as the satellites move across the sky.

 

Keep in mind that most homes in Mexico have cement walls which tend to block Wi-Fi signals. Investing in a good mesh system to ensure connectivity throughout your home is suggested. 

 

5.   What’s the best phone service for Mexico?

Some US/Canadian carriers have coverage throughout North America which includes Mexico. Others charge a premium for international coverage, so check your own plan for the best option.

 

That said, cell phone service in Mexico is quite inexpensive, and if you purchase an unlocked phone with dual SIM cards you can keep your old number while using a local number for calling friends and businesses in Los Cabos.

 

And, if you’re not already using WhatsApp, you might want to download the app as most Mexicans use this for voice calls and texting. 

 

Also, consider getting a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service such as Google Voice, which allows you to make and receive calls over the Internet. Google Voice and other similar apps also record calls and transcribe voice messages, which can be handy when participating in important meetings or for more detailed voice mails. 

 

6.   Do I need a VPN in Los Cabos? 

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) offers numerous advantages, the least of which being that not everyone you interact with online needs to know you’re working from Cabo. VPNs are relatively inexpensive and can allow access to certain sites that block users in Mexico. They also offer peace of mind and increased security. Some advantages to consider are: 

 

     Encryption: VPNs encrypt your internet connection, which helps protect your data from potential threats.

 

     Access to Restricted Content: VPNs allow you to access content that is geographically restricted, such as many of the streaming services available in the US and Canada, websites, and online platforms. You can connect to servers in different countries to access content that might be blocked in Mexico. For example, Netflix and Amazon Prime have different programming in Mexico, and streaming services like Hulu and Peacock are not available in Mexico at all. Yet add a VPN app to your smart TV and you’ll have access to a greater variety of content.

 

     Public Wi-Fi Security: Public Wi-Fi networks are notoriously insecure, and using a VPN on these networks can help protect your data from potential eavesdropping and attacks. Almost all restaurants, cafes and supermarkets in Los Cabos have wifi available with or without a password, thus a VPN adds an extra layer of security if you are out and about and need to get online.

 

     Multiple Device Support: Many VPN services allow you to use a single account on multiple devices, ensuring privacy and security across various platforms and operating systems.

 

Cowering spaces, next to the pool?

 

7.   Are there coworking spaces in Los Cabos?

Whether you need to hold meetings or just miss being around others as you work remotely in Los Cabos, there are several options for coworking spaces with flexible layouts. If you need a boardroom or just a desk, a smile and some air conditioning, coworking in Los Cabos has you covered. 

 

     Coworking at Los Cabos has been around since 2020, and is located along the highway to Todos Santos in Cabo San Lucas.

 

     Colab offers coworking spaces in San Jose del Cabo and La Playa/Puerto Los Cabos.

 

     Biznest on one of Cabo San Lucas’ main drags, Leona Vicario, has been functioning as a virtual office and coworking space since 2015. 

 

     Koral Desk, located along the corridor between San Jose and Cabo San Lucas, offers Sea of Cortez views from its office. 

 

Most coworking spaces in Los Cabos offer free coffee and water, blazing-fast internet speeds, have bilingual receptionists and fully-equipped presentation rooms, but maybe the best part about having a remote office space outside of your home is avoiding distraction when working on important projects. That and working around other people for those times when you are fed up wearing pajama bottoms while staring at a computer screen. Plus coworking is great for networking and making new friends.

 

8.   Where do I get office supplies in Los Cabos?

Office supplies are most conveniently purchased at big box stores you will recognize from home: OfficeMax, Office Depot and Costco have just about everything you could need. Do take note that most computers purchased in Mexico have a Spanish keyboard to accommodate accent marks.

 

With the fluctuating power grid, brownouts and electrical outages can happen, especially during rare storms. Invest in a backup charger for your cell phone and a surge protector for electronics. 

 

9.   How do I receive mail in Los Cabos?

Using the Mexican postal service is not recommended, but there are courier services that can deliver documents, such as Federal Express and DHL, although service takes longer and is costly. 

 

Mail Boxes Cabo, with locations in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo provides you with a California address and ships several times a week. They also take care of the 28 percent duty paid on most packages and can even help with things like car delivery from the US and relocation services. 

 

Conclusion

Remote working in Los Cabos offers a unique work/life balance and a plethora of housing options making a Cabo real estate purchase ideal for those seeking to live — and work — in paradise.

Posted in Digital Nomads