The many good reasons to choose Los Cabos as your permanent home.

Now is a great time to live and buy real estate in Cabo. New resorts and new infrastructure are being developed at an unprecedented rate; and tourism, the real estate market, and the economy as a whole are booming. Living here means enjoying stunning scenery, cultural diversity, and a laid-back, comfortable lifestyle with plenty of entertainment options.

A Tropical Paradise

Los Cabos is located at the southern tip of the California Peninsula, where the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, meets the Pacific Ocean. The result of this geography is a pleasantly warm winter from December to March and a hot summer from May to October. July to September is the rainy season. Hurricane season lasts from June to November, but hurricanes are most likely from August to October.

  • The average temperature of the coldest month of the year, January, is 67°F.
  • The average temperature of the warmest month of the year, August, is 84°F.
  • Average annual precipitation is a scant 8.7 inches (22 centimeters). The driest months are March and June. The wettest month is September.
  • With sea temperature ranging from 72°F to 84°F, the waters here are swimmable throughout the year.

Cheaper Than Living in the United States

Because of the popularity of Los Cabos and the need to import many goods into the peninsula, the cost of living here is higher than it is in most of Mexico. But your lifestyle as an expatriate does come with a lower price tag — as much as 25% lower — than what you must pay in the United States or Canada. Whether you’re buying dinner and a movie or buying groceries, everything just costs less.

Moreover, property taxes are considerably lower than they are in the United States. So are the costs of maintaining property, including the services of local property management companies.

Getting around is easy and inexpensive even if you don’t have a car. And because the expatriate community is so vibrant, local and international companies keep investing in local development.

Quality Education With Plenty of Choices

As an expatriate living in Cabo San Lucas, you can educate your children at bilingual public or private schools, or you can homeschool them. Although of good quality, the public schools here tend to be crowded. So many expatriate parents send their kids to private schools, especially to bilingual international schools.

There are several to choose from in the area, including some that are accredited as International Baccalaureate (IB) schools. Also widely recognized in the United States, the IB system gives high school students a chance to accrue college-level credit. The local American consulate can help transfer the necessary documents for U.S. students who are traveling to Mexico for extended periods.

High-Quality, Affordable Healthcare

The comfortable lifestyle and the influx of foreign investors and visitors also attract numerous highly trained healthcare professionals, who work in the many walk-in clinics and hospitals in the area. These practitioners are often bilingual and licensed to practice in both the United States and Mexico.

The quality of healthcare in Mexico is above average, and services, procedures, and prescriptions are typically available at much lower prices than you can find in the United States. The public healthcare system in Mexico is universal and heavily subsidized. Whether you choose a public or a private facility to obtain care, you will be in good hands. And you won’t have to pay a fortune.

If you are thinking of relocating to Cabos, talk to one of our realtors. Each is a longtime resident of Cabo who can tell you all about the local food, culture, and communities. Visit our guide to buying a home in Cabo to learn how easy it is to invest here, or contact us to discuss your real estate goals.