Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Why would you ever move to Mexico?

I fell in love with Cabo on my very first visit.  The friendly people, amazing food, warm weather, lively nightlife, beautiful beaches and slower pace of life brought me back year after year.  I loved it so much, I was eventually visiting every 6-8 weeks!!  In early 2016, I finally decided to take the leap and make Cabo my full time residence.  And honestly, who wouldn't want to live in PARADISE?


Can American/Canadian citizens own in Mexico?

Yes! Foreign ownership within 60 miles of the border or 30 miles from any coastline is accomplished through a Mexican property trust called a Fideicomiso. The Purchaser can occupy, rent, sell, will, and/or improve the property, just like in the U.S. and Canada.


What is the cost of living like?

In general, the cost of living is much less than in the U.S. or Canada.  Rent, utilities, insurance and medical expenses are a fraction of what I used to pay in the States.  However some specialty items and furniture can cost a small fortune due to import fees and the logistics of delivery to the southern Baja.


But do you feel safe?

Of course!  I've been traveling to Cabo San Lucas for 10 years and I feel safer walking downtown Cabo than I did in downtown Seattle.  Visitors should take the same precautions they would in any unfamiliar area, but Cabo is the perfect place to relax and ENJOY!


Is it always this sunny?

Pretty much.  Los Cabos only gets about 12 days of rain per year!  Temperatures are usually in the 70's and 80s, with the exception of July, August, and September when highs are in the 90's.


What if I don't speak Spanish?

You will find that most bars, restaurants, hotels, etc. have English speaking staff that can help you.  There are bilingual doctors, veterinarians, dentists, lawyers, real estate agents, property managers and pretty much any other service you can think of.  While Spanish is appreciated, it is by no means necessary.