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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Spotlight on Baja’s Los Barriles

Cabo San Lucas has beautiful desert landscapes, and sparkling Sea of Cortez views, and stunning natural beauty. As a result, it is a popular tourist destination in Mexico.  Just outside of Cabo, there are charming towns to visit for a day trip, too. For example, Los Barriles is located 40 miles north of San José del Cabo, on the eastern coast of Baja. Looking for the best Cabo real estate in Mexico? At Villa La Estancia, we are proud to offer an ideal hotel-condo concept that expats love. We have built solidly constructed private residences that come with resort quality amenities and services, too. Although travel is on hold right now due to the coronavirus and COVID-19 crisis, before we know it life should resume a sense of normalcy. Next time you are in Cabo San Lucas, schedule a property tour to see what you’ve been missing. Also, plan to take a day trip from Cabo to Los Barriles. Read below to learn more about this charming town that is a bit off the beaten path.

Spotlight on Baja’s Los Barriles

To start with, Los Barriles features excellent weather, natural beauty, a rich culture and a desirable slower pace of life. As a result, many people love to visit Los Barriles or even want to buy a second home in the area. Small town life in Mexico is especially attractive right now. If you prefer having the modern conveniences that Cabo offers, Los Barriles is still perfect for a day trip or weekend getaway. Visitors love the sense of community and peaceful ambiance. While small, the town does have a grocery store, local tortilleria, and local fish market, too. When hunger strikes, you can feast on tasty and inexpensive fish tacos on the street. Or have a nice meal at the Italian restaurant in town. Plus, there is a bank with English-speaking staff members, 2 gas stations, a health care clinic, a dentist, hardware store and veterinarian office, too.

The Origins of Los Barriles

The origins of Los Barriles date back to 1535 when Spanish explorer Hernan Cortez and missionaries arrived in the southern Baja. Years later, Jesuits, Dominican and Franciscan padres inhabited the area and built beautiful missions. Many of these churches have been restored to their original beauty and are still in operation today. Baja Sur have rich mineral deposits in the area that contributed to its growth. The local economy in the area is mainly fueled by tourism, especially world class sportfishing. Lastly, organic farming is very popular.  Delicious and healthy fruits and vegetables such as mangoes, dates and avocados are grown in the area.

Local Flora and Fauna  

The local flora and fauna is impressive. Los Barriles is situated between the Pacific’s rocky coast and the flat sandy beaches of the Sea of Cortez. The Baja peninsula features the Sierra de la Laguna where hills turn into sandy flats. There, a diverse landscape with unique flora and fauna thrive. Cardón filled desert, ancient mango groves, and conifer covered mountain ranges abound. Plus, more than 125 species of plants grow in the area.  In addition, bird watchers will be keen to look for the 6 endemic bird species in the area including the adorable Cape Pygmy Owl. 

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor sports lovers will not be disappointed by Los Barriles. While the area is well known for fly fishing, is also Baja’s kitesurfing and windsurfing capital. There are tons of lovely beaches that are ideal for water sports including swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, too. Other popular outdoor activities include hiking, ATV tours, mountain biking and horseback riding. Depending on the time of year you visit, marine life includes manta rays, sea turtles, dolphins, whales and whale sharks. Plus, Baja have pleasant weather nearly all year long. Temperatures average between 63º and 84º Fahrenheit all year round, and Los Barriles desert terrain only receives less than 10” of rain annually. Sporadic rain showers in the fall serve to refresh and hydrate plants in the area.  

In Cabo San Lucas, Villa La Estancia is a hotel-condo concept property that has beachfront residences for sale. In the market to buy a dream home in Mexico? If so, don’t forget to check out Villa La Estancia. Contact us today to learn more. It truly is an ideal place to call home and the perfect home base for fun day trips around Baja. 

The Allure of Beautiful Views

It goes without saying that everyone can appreciate and enjoy a beautiful view. Have you ever wondered what is it about these alluring views that catches our eye and takes our breath away? At Villa La Estancia, we recognize the importance of surrounding yourself with beautiful views. As a result, our exquisite beachfront residences will simply take your breath away. Read below to learn more about why beautiful views make us feel so great. Plus, majestic vistas are a key selling feature when it comes to luxury real estate.

Lush and New Vistas

Did you know that many historians believe that mankind is actually programmed to enjoy two different types of scenery? This includes lush views and novel, or new, views. Examples of lush views include natural sights such as a tropical garden or jungle, crystal clear ocean and beach view or a peaceful snow covered mountain top. Novel views are vistas which are new and interesting sights that we have not experienced before. An example of a novel view would be an exciting new city that we are seeing for the first time. Humans actually experience a slight positive mental sensation anytime we see either of these types of scenery. If you are lucky enough to be surrounded by scenery that is both lush and new at the same time, you will be able to experience both positive sensations simultaneously.

Journey To Find A Good View 

Regardless of where we find ourselves, humans inadvertently do our best to find ways to feed our minds with beautiful images. For example, we grow indoor plants in our homes to bring some of nature’s greenery inside. Plus, the best homes have large windows and balconies that offer views to the beauty outside. Great views also mean a higher price tag and value when it comes to properties. As a result, real estate that is situated close to parks, rivers, and the ocean come at a premium. We even use our cell and computer wallpaper screens of distant lands we hope to visit one day or of beautiful places we have visited and enjoy remembering. Did you know that some people believe that humans are hardwired to enjoy novel scenery? The idea is that this desire for beauty encourages us people to adventure out and explore. That motivation to see what’s around the next corner could have helped the human species evolve to find adequate places to live. Lastly, the euphoric feeling of experiencing novel scenery could be the reason why individuals take chances to seek out new, unexplored terrain.

Beautiful Views at Villa La Estancia Real Estate

At Villa La Estancia, there is no shortage of beautiful views for homeowners to enjoy. With luxury properties in Riviera Nayarit and Cabo San Lucas, both resorts offer spectacular ocean views from beachfront beachfront residences. Plus, the common areas offer lush, tropical landscaping and sparkling pools that you can’t take your eyes off. Villa La Estancia private beachfront residences have amazing ocean views that leaves people breathless. Plus, at Villa La Estancia, we realize the value of outdoor space. As a result, each of our private residences have an expansive terrace or balcony. The outside space is ideal to enjoy amazing vistas, all in the privacy of your own home. Plus, Villa La Estancia has direct access to pristine and gorgeous beaches. The soft, white sand is ideal for an evening stroll with your loved one. There is beauty to be enjoyed in every nook and cranny at Villa La Estancia.  If you are dreaming of a home with a beautiful view that can’t be beat, Villa La Estancia is the answer. Whether you choose a property in Cabo San Lucas or Riviera Nayarit, our private beachfront residences deliver the best views around. Visit our Villa La Estancia real estate website today at www.villalaestanciarealestate.com to see what you’ve been missing. We even offer fractional ownership and in-house financing for qualified homebuyers. Are you ready to find your dream home in Mexico? For luxury coastal real estate in Mexico, Villa La Estancia has no equal.

Villa La Estancia Cabo Surf Kayaking

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!