Medano beach in Villa la Estancia Cabo

Move to Cabo: Tips Before You Go

Are you planning a move to Cabo? Many Americans and Canadians decide to move to Mexico and buy Cabo real estate. Cabo real estate is still well priced when compared with similar properties in the US or Canada. At Villa La Estancia, we sell luxury beachfront residences that are located on the best beach in the area. Plus, the relaxed lifestyle and culture is attractive for expats who want to have a better quality of life. Life is meant to be enjoyed. In the past, people would look forward to moving to Mexico at retirement age. These days, more and more people are deciding that they want to start living their best life right now. Do you want to move to Cabo? If so, read the below tips before you go.

Move to Cabo: Tips Before You Go

  • Prepare VISA Paperwork Ahead of Time

To start with, there is immigration and residency paperwork that needs to be completed in your home country before you leave. It is important to make an appointment with the Mexican consulate in your area, and start there. Depending on your income status, you can apply for the standard tourist visa or a residency visa if you want to stay long term. Now, it is required to have your residency paperwork in order before you arrive in Mexico. Once you have been issued a residency visa, you are able to finish the process when you arrive in Mexico.

  • Pack Lightly

A lot of people that move to Mexico focus on the things they can’t find in Mexico that they have back home. However, the majority of modern conveniences are now available in Mexico. Plus, many people will find that they don’t need many of the items that they are used to having in the States or Canada. Part of living as an expat in Mexico means adapting to a new culture and relaxed lifestyle. As a result, there is less focus on material goods and more importance placed on quality of life. A great meal spent with friends is way more important than having the latest car or electronic. If you want to worry about what really matters, pack lightly and begin living a more simple and carefree existence.

  • Invest in Real Estate

If you plan on living part time or full time in Mexico, it makes sense to invest in real estate. For example, beachfront real estate in Cabo is still affordable when compared to beachfront homes in the US or Canada. In Cabo, the Villa La Estancia is a top choice for expats. Our modern hotel-condo concept property is super luxurious. We have a limited number of private beachfront residences for sale. Plus, our homeowners enjoy VIP access to resort amenities, concierge services, and onsite restaurants. That way, it is easy to live a carefree life in Cabo. Investing in a standalone property comes with upkeep and maintenance that can be quite tiring. Instead, if you buy property at Villa La Estancia, you have everything handled for you. That way, you can plan your day around what you want to do instead of wasting time on repairs to your home.

Do you want to move to Cabo? The truth is, it’s a great place to live. There is so much more to Cabo besides just beautiful beaches. For example, there are lovely neighboring towns that are an easy day trip away. In addition, quality healthcare is affordable and Cabo real estate is still accessible. Remember, plan ahead and have your immigration paperwork ready before you leave. Plus, if you want to buy beachfront real estate that makes a perfect second home, remember Villa La Estancia. Our beachfront residences are solidly constructed, elegant and located on the best beach in town. Are you ready to live a good life? If so, contact us at Villa La Estancia today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.


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Villa La Estancia Cabo Surf Kayaking

Do you own a second home in Mexico? Cabo San Lucas is a highly sought after tourist destination and preferred choice for homeowners that want to buy a second home in Mexico. At Villa La Estancia Los Cabos, we have a limited number of private residences for sale. Our spacious and elegant residences are part of a modern condo-hotel concept that savvy home buyers appreciate. Are you headed to Cabo soon to stay with us at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos? If you are, why not try surf kayaking during your vacation to Mexico? Surf kayaking is similar to surfing, but a special sea kayak is used as opposed to a surfboard. Keep reading our below tips about surf kayaking in Cabo.

Villa La Estancia Cabo Surf Kayaking

If you are one of our beloved homeowners, you already know that Villa La Estancia Cabo has direct beach access to one of the area’s most beautiful beaches. Resort guests and homeowners will love that the beach is the perfect spot to try surf kayaking. To start, it is important to first check ocean conditions before getting into the water. If the tides are too strong, it is recommended to wait and try surf kayaking another day. Remember, water currents can change very quickly and safety of our guests and homeowners is a top priority. Moderate ocean currents are best suited for surf kayaking. Also adequate safety gear including a helmet and life jacket are essential. If you are ever accidentally thrown from your kayak, proper gear will help keep you safe

How To Surf Kayak in Cabo 

To surf kayak in Cabo, remember to always check current ocean conditions first. If all is well, you can enter the water once you have timed the waves to make sure you can get past them during a lull. Step into the kayak once the waves start hitting the shore to improve your chances of getting battered by breaking waves. Next, use your arms to help launch yourself forward. As the kayak starts to move forward through the water, start paddling and continue until you get past the wave break. There, in calmer waters you can try to ride the waves back to shore. Remember to use your paddles to steer as needed. Make sure you always have fun while learning a new sport, too.

How To Do a Kayak Roll

It can be very difficult to secure your kayak and equipment if you fall off while at sea. As a result, it is a good idea to practice a kayak roll. A kayak roll is a good skill to master so you can learn how to right a capsized kayak by using body motion and/or a paddle. Lift your torso up towards the surface, then flick your hips to help right the kayak. It is smart to practice a kayak roll several times until you get the hang of it. Once you have learned how to do a kayak roll, you can keep practicing and having fun. Also, don’t forget to only use kayaks that were specifically designed for surf kayaking. Standard kayaks were designed for use in calmer waters only.

Headed to Mexico for a vacation in Cabo soon? If you need a place to stay, reserve a room at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos. Villa La Estancia Los Cabos is a luxury resort that provides guests with world class services, incredible amenities and so much more. Also, Villa La Estancia has a limited number of exclusive private beachfront residences for sale if you dream of owning a second home in Mexico. Ask one of our front desk staff members about our Try and Buy program. The Try and Buy program allows potential homeowners to see what owning a second home in paradise is like during a trial period. See you at the beach!