My personal experiences living in Cabo San Lucas Mexico: is it expensive to live in Cabo?!

I never thought I’d like living in Cabo San Lucas Mexico because of its very touristy prices. Now that I am here, I realized how this is one of the best living abroad experiences I will ever have – Cabo is currently my favorite!

📬  Reader Mail: Hi Trisha, happy happy birthday and I love that you are already in Baja California! I recently had a quick vacation in Cabo and loved it. I just discovered there are direct flights from Seattle so I took a leap and checked it out.

While browsing about living in Mexico, I found your fantastic blog and have seen that you’ve lived in many different Mexican cities. To my surprise, I saw on your Instagram stories that you are in Cabo – too bad I didn’t get to meet you!

I am a digital nomad and I want to know about your experience in living in Cabo San Lucas? I am new to remote work and I am finding a lot of great information on your blog about this lifestyle. Thank you so much and I hope to meet you in Cabo!

-Anna Collins, Seattle

Hi Anna,

Thank you for the birthday greeting! Bummer, I missed you – I just finished a one-month celebration with friends! Actually, I didn’t think that I would like Cabo so much!

I’ve been here for 2 months now and have been really out and about so in this post, I will definitely share with you if living in Cabo San Lucas is the right option for you.

If you feel like Cabo does not fit your needs, feel free to check other places to live in Mexico – there are a lot of choices! Should you have any questions about living in Mexico, I am always here to help.

Good luck!


⁉️ Is Cabo a good place to live in?

You might be wondering why of all places in Mexico, I chose to live in Cabo San Lucas. Okay, let me be clear: I did not pack my life in Puerto Vallarta and ultimately planned to move to Cabo.

What happened was I got tired of living in one place so I decided to sell all my stuff (again) and do a road trip in Baja California Sur.

It was by the end of May 2021 which was the beginning of summer so mainland Mexico was hot and humid. Baja California is hot too but you know, dry and more tolerable.

So I grabbed the dogs, packed a suitcase, and got rid of so many things to start my road trip in Baja. First stop was La Paz which I also loved but somehow very similar to my old home in Puerto Vallarta.

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I am not saying I won’t consider living there but it wasn’t something I needed at the moment. I did put it in the list of future homes though. I stayed there a month and felt the need to move on right away.

Then there was Todos Santos which was worse than I expected. This small town has this crazy beautiful imagery on Pinterest so I thought maybe it will be like when I lived in Sayulita.

WRONG. Todos Santos was so ugly – okay, I am sorry because I really can’t find another word for it. Ugly seemed to be the most polite description.

I couldn’t live because I already paid for a one-month stay with no flexible refund policy. I had a nice home in El Pescadero and just spent my days working, reading, going to the beach, hiking – but I got really bored. I couldn’t wait to get to my next destination which was Cabo.

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Then we moved to Cabo. Please note that when you read the word ‘we’ within this blog, I am pertaining to my dogs, Lola and Archie. I am a single woman (ouch) who is moving around Mexico, one city at a time.

Anyway, we moved to Cabo on my birthday month so my days here didn’t start as an expat. I was a freaking tourist for a month. I always have a month-long birthday celebration. My birthday is my favorite holiday of the year and I am actually off work all September.

Friends and family came from different parts of the US and Mexico. Of course, they all did not come at the same time so I had to repeat and repeat my birthday celebrations.

Ocean clubs, hiking, day trips, steak dinners, seafood lunches, and many nights I don’t remember – the more I explored Cabo, the more it grew in me.

I know y’all going to be like “isn’t Cabo so gringo? Ew. Why would you want to live there?”

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It is a matter of fact, very American, boys and girls. Please remember that I have been living in Mexico for quite some time now and I am craving a different culture.

Since I cannot go to the US (no US visa right now), Baja California is the most different I have been in the past years. My trips to Colombia and Peru weren’t that different either.

That is why instead of the short stint in Cabo, I decided to stay here and make it my base, maybe for the next year. I always followed my instincts and always listened to what I feel so right now, Cabo is the one that makes so much sense to me.

In the next few months, I am going to share stuff on my Instagram about living in Cabo San Lucas Mexico as a young expat. This is just the beginning!

Is it safe to live in Cabo San Lucas Mexico?

ABSOLUTELY! Cabo San Lucas loves tourists so they will never do anything to interrupt tourism. Cabo is actually one of the safest and crime-free destinations in the world so you don’t have to worry about your safety here!

The streets are well-lit and there is always something happening at night so you will never be alone. I was actually surprised how Cabo is super active till the wee hours of the morning (weekends) since a lot of places in Mexico have implemented nightly curfews because of COVID.

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💲 How much money do you need to live in Cabo San Lucas Mexico?

I am going to be very honest here – Cabo is the most expensive place to live in Mexico, just because it’s very close to the USA. More Americans also opt to come here because Cabo is an unquestionable destination.

It’s not like other places to live in Mexico where you have many questions such as safety, language barrier, etc. Everyone knows Cabo – we don’t need to sell it to you.

Rent is actually affordable except when you want to live downtown. Later on, I will explain to you the different areas and costs in Cabo according to my experience.

I can’t give you an exact number just yet since the cost of living in Cabo San Lucas Mexico also depends on your lifestyle. You can read my post about the costs in Cabo so you’d know what I spend every month.

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🆚 Cabo San Lucas vs. San Jose del Cabo

People often use the term ‘Los Cabos’ but Cabo San Lucas (CSL) and San Jose del Cabo are two different things.

To tell you the truth, I thought foreigners loved visiting CSL than SJC more but I realized that they have very even playing fields. Most of the resorts are in SJC so people tend to stay there for their short vacations.

However, there is more local life in CSL and it’s honestly easier to go around. SJC has better restaurants than CSL – I must say.

I still need to explore San Jose del Cabo and as always, I will share these experiences with you. For now, let’s focus on living in Cabo San Lucas Mexico.

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💵 Cost of living in Cabo San Lucas Mexico

I find that living by yourself has always been costly but in this living abroad series that is my life, I decided to live in a 1-bedroom apartment in Cabo instead of my normal 3-bedroom shebang.

I realized I am always traveling anyway and that smaller apartments are easier to maintain. I am currently designing my apartment and I am loving all the process that goes with it.

Honestly, I was surprised that apartments in Cabo are super affordable. I found 3-BR apartments for $600 USD but note that they are not in the city center but a 15-minute drive. Meaning, you need a car.

As for groceries, I spend about $75 USD for 2 weeks worth of groceries. Supermarkets even have delivery via the Rappi app if you don’t have a car.

Costco, of course, is another story because we all seem to feel obligated to hoard once we enter this place. As much as possible, I avoid Costco unless I need something in bulk like dog food, garbage bags, laundry detergent, cleaning stuff, etc.

I have a more detailed article about what I spend monthly in Cabo so make sure to check that out and know what to expect when you move here.

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Currently the place I call home, the expat groups in Cabo are very mixed (Americans, Canadians, and Europeans),

🏘️ Renting apartments in Cabo San Lucas

I have a separate post about finding cheap apartments in Cabo but the most important things that you need to know are:

  • You can rent an apartment in Cabo with a tourist visa
  • You can get a decent house for less than $1,000 USD a month; (3) houses/apartments downtown can cost double.

I am currently renting a 1-BR apartment downtown and I am paying $350 USD. This apartment is about a 15-minute walk to the marina which I don’t mind because I love walking!

It really helps to find prices like this if you speak Spanish and know the prices in each area. If you need help, I offer those services to people who want to move to Mexico. Just send me a message!

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Bestie visiting me in Cabo. She lives in Tulum so we know we always have places to stay!

🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Connecting with fellow expats in Cabo San Lucas

Let me be honest here – I did not come to Cabo without knowing anyone (which I’d normally do). I already knew a bunch of people living in Cabo San Lucas Mexico so it was a bonus for me not to put extra effort into making friends.

As usual, in every expat community around the world, a Facebook group always helps. My go-to groups are Cabo Expats and Los Cabos Expats.

Both groups are super packed with information about living in Cabo San Lucas. You just need to put the time into browsing every single topic and you’ll find answers to your questions!

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Some instances that also made me connect with expats in Cabo San Lucas were random dog walks and routine marina runs. You’ll come across the same people and eventually connect with them!

You can also join dance classes, go to the gym, pilates class, etc. This is where I met the bulk of the people I know in Cabo! In the last part of this article, I made a comprehensive directory of everything you need to know like where to take yoga classes, gym memberships, etc.

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My brother and a friend visited me from the US last month for my birthday!

🚘 Living in Cabo San Lucas Mexico: do I need a car?

Here’s the thing: I rented a studio apartment in the center for the same price as a 2-br apartment in the outskirts of the city because I sold my car.

Ever since I sold my car, I realized how much I loved walking and that it became my unconscious exercise. I really feel stronger and healthier now!

A lot of foreigners can’t take walking in the heat, especially during the summer so if you ask them, they would say you need a car to live in Cabo.

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The rental car in Cabo San Lucas costs $75 USD per day (Sedan).

But if you’re asking me, I feel like Cabo San Lucas has great terrain for pedestrians. There are no stoplights so cars stop for you when you cross the road!

I also loved how I can just walk to the beach with my dogs anytime. My apartment is just a 10-minute walk to the marina and the main beach.

I can’t imagine us living in a 2-BR house but driving to the beach every day. That would be too tedious for me because we are always outside.

🛂 Mexico Residency Visa

If you plan to live in Cabo or anywhere in Mexico full-time, I highly encourage you to apply for a residency visa in Mexico. Most foreigners start with the 180 days tourist visa on their first move to Mexico to test the waters.

Mexico gives a generous 180 days tourist visa and you can definitely rent an apartment here with that visa. However, you will need to leave before this visa expires.

Many digital nomads or remote workers also apply for non-lucrative visas in Mexico. It’s way easier to apply as long as you can prove that you are earning $2,000 USD per month.

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👍🏽 Pros of living in Cabo San Lucas Mexico

Great selection of food

As for food, there are a lot of varieties in Cabo. I usually mix my week eating in the most local food stands to the classy Sunday brunches. From Argentine to Italian cuisine, Cabo will have everything you crave for although there is a shortage of Asian food.

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Since I live here and I love to cook, I also do a lot of grocery shopping. We have Costco in Cabo and everything that you have back home in the US are also available here.

So many things to do!

Baja California Sur is one of the best outdoor spots in Mexico. This is really my favorite part of living here. So many beaches and so many hikes!

However, if you want to explore Baja California Sur, you need to have a car. Within Cabo San Lucas, there aren’t many outdoor spots aside from the main beach and some hikes but if you drive out of Cabo, wow, there are numerous spots to visit!

It will take you a while to visit them all so having a car is very ideal. Most drives aren’t that far because Baja California Sur is a small area. The most I’ve driven is about 2 hours. This area is just a continuous loop.

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Many families with kids live in Cabo

Cabo San Lucas is a favorite destination for families traveling with children. The streets are super safe even if there are no stoplights.

This actually makes the road safer as drivers don’t overs peed and are more vigilant. CSL is so pedestrian-friendly, they always stop for you as long as you are in the right crossing lane.

There are many expat communities that raise their children here. Colegio el Camino is one of the most popular International schools where expats enroll their children.

Other choices include Delmar International School and Colegio Amaranto. There are many other choices of schools for kids in Cabo and you can definitely ask other parents who live here about it.

Your children will definitely learn Spanish even if they are in International Schools because of their Mexican classmates. I’ve seen a lot of American kids here translate for their parents it’s such a sight to see!

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Cabo is pet-friendly

Cabo is not too pet-friendly but I am only saying this because I am coming from living in Sayulita and Puerto Vallarta where pets are accepted everywhere.

Dogs can roam freely in El Medano beach and all the other main beaches of Cabo San Lucas but Pedregal Beach is a little strict about pets.

Not all establishments accept pets. It’s really a hit and miss so before going to the restaurant with your dog, you need to call to confirm. You can bring small dogs to beach clubs but you have to tie them.

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Cabo is safe

Cabo San Lucas, I feel, is the safest place I’ve lived in in Mexico. Tourism here never stops so the cartel or any other dangerous forces will not do anything to interrupt that consistent tourism flow.

I walk to my apartment by myself at night (even til 4:00 AM) because the streets are well-lit. Cabo San Lucas is very active so you’ll always have someone around.

Cabo Mexico has great weather

Expats who live here choose to stay from mid-October to mid-May where we experience cool weather all over Mexico. However, during the summer season in Mexico, most expats can’t take the (dry) heat so they go to their second homes either in the USA, Canada, or Europe.

Some rent their homes during the summer but in my experience, it’s really very uncommon to go to Mexico during the hot season so most of us just hire caretakers and pet-sitters to stay in our homes. However, I do know a lot of expats who live here full time and just got used to the summer heat!

Note that Cabo San Lucas is located in the deserts of Baja California Sur so our weather here is way different than mainland Mexico.

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Culture in Cabo San Lucas

You probably already know this – Cabo is very much like America. Everything here has been hollywoodinized according to an American’s liking. I can say that there is very little Mexican life here except if you have Mexican friends and/or you speak Spanish.

As soon as you arrive downtown (center), Hard Rock Cafe is in the middle of all of it with an imposing facade. American couples walk around with their toddlers.

A group of 10 men who are probably on bachelor parties is walking around town with beers in their hands. You will see at least 4 groups of girls all wearing white while one wears a crown (and a sash) that says “bride to be.”

The bachelor/bachelorette parties, they’re not exclusive to foreigners. Even Mexicans regard Cabo as the ‘it’ destination for this celebration.

The marina, where I do my daily run with the dogs is always alive from morning til night. Bars start blaring at 8:00 pm but can start earlier during weekends.

The center is full of color, life, and happy noises but as someone who lives here, I always feel like a tourist (still) when I am walking at the city center.

I live in a Mexican neighborhood that is just one block from downtown but you’ll see the difference when you enter the small streets of Cabo versus the main avenue. It always feels like I am entering a different area even if my house is just 5 minutes from the center!

For me who has Mexican friends here, the culture in Cabo can be two different layers so I really can’t generalize the culture here – it all depends on the way of life you imagine to be when you move to Cabo.

Are you a foreigner/expat who likes to immerse with the local culture or you’re just moving to Cabo to have a cheaper version of America? You can do either but as I said, you need to identify the life you want before you move here. This is Mexico and anything is possible!

Living in Cabo San Lucas Mexico as a young expat

I would say that the expats living in Cabo San Lucas are mixed. Everyone is here! I can’t say that the majority of the foreigners who live here are young professionals but let me tell you what’s it like to live here in your 30s.

We all know how Cabo is a popular party spot not to mention many Americans come here for a weekend to party. My friends always thought there is no way that you can live healthily in Cabo and/or avoid parties but that’s not the case all the time.

To be honest, when I first moved to Cabo, I had a hard time not going out but only because I was still trying to get to know the city and gain some friends. The only way I can get to know people is by actually going out.

After a while, it became very exhausting. Working remotely allows me to play around with my work schedule but I forced myself into a daily routine that I religiously followed.

How did I do that? I enrolled in a one-month pilates class. I paid 3-month gym membership. I subscribed to weekly yoga classes. While it is true that Cabo is a party place, there is also the healthy side of it that you’ll only know if you live here.

Aside from that, there are many outdoor activities in Cabo like small hikes, surfing, diving, etc – you can definitely dictate how you will live here!

Overall, I could say that Cabo is a good place to live for young people. Please note that I am single (no kids just 2 dogs lol) so all the experiences that I am stating here are based on the lifestyle of a single woman living abroad.

Supermarkets in Cabo San Lucas

We have Costco!!! And we’re one of the few cities in Mexico that has it! Costco is an American’s favorite and being one of the places in Mexico that has the most Americans, Costco here is a big hit.

However, Costco is not very convenient for those who are living alone like me. Here are the best supermarkets in Cabo San Lucas which I go to, depending on what I want to buy:

  • Walmart: cheaper and good quality of food. Most of the items here are Mexican but you can also find some American brands. I also buy my dog food here (Beneful). This brand is cheaper in Walmart than other supermarkets in Cabo. There is also a very good plant shop outside of Walmart that I always go to.
  • La Comer: higher priced than Walmart but has the same products. The only difference is that La Comer has a gourmet area that has my favorite Asian products!
  • Chedraui: right in front of La Comer Cabo is Chedraui. I usually go there to buy packed meat like bacon or sausages. They have more brands here that’s why I specifically go to Chedraui for this. Plus they have the best cooked food compared to the other supermarkets.
  • Fresko by La Comer: super expensive and far away from downtown but I go to Kiosko if I want to buy steaks and other gourmet International products. They are owned by La Comer so the products are pretty much the same.
  • Mercado Organico is a farmer’s market in Cabo that is open every Saturday and only during the winter months (November to May).

Gym, yoga, pilates, health, and wellness

I would also like to share with you some of the places where I go for health and wellness in Cabo. I know this is important for some and it’s hard to find information if you don’t know where to look. I experienced that when I first came here and I don’t want that to happen to you!

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💃 Dance classes in Cabo: So far, I only found a Pole Dancing class at Dolls Kingdom. For any type of dance and choreography, I found this Russian girl who offers monthly dance classes and I am about to try it at Elenium Arts and Fitness Studio! For all types of Latin dances, Studio Corazon is a great place to learn!

🏋️ Gym in Cabo San Lucas: I go to RU2 and I pay about $35 USD for a monthly membership. If you want a personal trainer, it costs $150 USD per month together with the membership. Along with other gyms in Cabo, this one is downtown and is within walking distance from where I live.

🧘🏽 Yoga classes in Cabo: I go to Cabo Yoga Fitness because I love Vinyasa! They are a little bit far away from downtown but an Uber ride costs less than $2 USD to get to them. They are near Costco, too!

🧘🏿‍♀️ Pilates classes in Cabo: This is my favorite workout! I pay $125 USD for 12 classes at Indigo Pilates. The instructor is from Uruguay but she also speaks great English.

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Healthcare in Cabo San Lucas

I’ve been told that if you become a resident of Mexico, you need to switch to Mexican health insurance but I didn’t do that yet. I still use my International medical insurance that covers COVID-19.

Hospitals in Cabo are very state of the art and have professional medical practitioners. I really don’t worry about healthcare in Cabo or Mexico in general because they have a very good and modern system.

In case of emergencies, 911 works in Cabo (and all over Mexico). They respond super fast and will attend to your needs 100%.

I even know many Americans who have grave medical conditions and moved here because healthcare in the US is expensive.

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  1. Thanks for this informative article about living in Cabo San Lucas. I just put the place on a mental list for possible working holidays. Usually I would consider places in Southern Spain, as I live in Europe. But Cabo San Lucas looks so easy and relaxed and the flights connections are ok too.

  2. American. San Diego. I love Cabo! But, I don’t think about it as Mexico. It’s a getaway with great beach bars for me. Also, I’m a child of the ’80s , the nightlife is a great fit for my generation. Not going to lie, I ran the streets in search of a sharpie to sign the bathroom wall at Cabo Wabo!
    Loved reading this, it triggered me thinking this might be a great retirement spot for me. The prices are still much less then what I’m used to

    1. @Sherianne, as for prices remaining lower, not for long. They’ve been skyrocketing since 2020. There’ll be a mass exodus out of Commiefornia and the U.S., as the uniparty (e.g. Victoria Nuland) U.S. Neocons force (drag) Russia and China into nuclear war and the Fed implements the dystopian central bank digital currency (CBDC) among other planned elements of the “Great Reset” including likely Bill Gates pushing another pLandemic down our throats. Remember Mexico was one of the few countries that didn’t require any C19 BS to fly in during the mass hysteria that the rest of the world was suffering.

  3. The image of Cabo San Lucas in my mind brings up long beaches and time spent on the water as a vacation spot. So I am not surprised this is an expensive spot if you plan to spend a longer time there. I am not surprised you had a lot of visitors on your stay. I might have found it hard to work with so much to do in Cabo San Lucas.

  4. The more I read your posts, the more I want to pack my bags and leave for Mexico. Cabo San Lucas is another place that I have never heard and now will definitely add to my list as it seems like a place that is safe for solo female travelers. I do hope to visit Mexico including Cabo San Lucas and stay there for a while.

  5. That’s one detailed guide to living in Cabo San Lucas. To be in a crime free city is bliss. And to walk with your dogs on the marina as and when you wish sounds like a healthy lifestyle. I hope to see this city sometime.

  6. Love the cover photo of yours with a drink in hand. It’s been ages since we did this with the pool or ocean to dip ourselves in. Mexico to me is a fascinating destination and Cabo San Lucas seems to confirm my thoughts. Possibly will never get to live there but certainly will visit in the near future whenever possible at the earliest.

  7. Cabo San Lucas seems to be a perfect place for ex-pats. It offers so much, it’s so beautiful and safe, which is important! I also love the varieties of food and tastes and mix of cultures. Great that you explained the differences between Cabo San Lucas (CSL) and San Jose del Cabo. I had no idea about that.

    1. @Agnes, safety is the critical point in my opinion. Mainland Mexico just isn’t safe because the cartels are being weakened. Yes I said weakened. What is most dangerous for expats is when the dominant cartel is challenged leading to a chaotic war zone and/or can’t discipline all the small time criminals and gangs. The problem with mainland Mexico is that it’s verdant, thus subsistence poverty everywhere. Baja lacks water thus the population density was very low, other than the population that migrates to work in the tourist gold rush areas. Unfortunately Cabo is quickly headed to becoming another Ensenada because you can see on Facebook Marketplace that the land flippers are subdividing the acreage into small 100 sqm plots for the Mexicans and their families who migrate there to seek work. These will end up like the typical Mexican squalor with horrid sanitation (have you smelled Ensenada!). Cabo will be ruined analogous to Tulum almost ruined already.

  8. I didn’t know much about this area of Mexico before, but it looks like a great area to live, beautiful beaches and certainly a great place to meet people and party. I am not sure I could live there for a long time, but its certainly a place I could visit for a few months. Your photos certainly make it look beautiful. I think it will be on list of places to stay when I move to Mexico.

  9. We were in 2 resorts in San Jose del Cabo for 2 weeks (one simple one and another 5-star) and just took the bus to visit Cabo San Lucas. I loved San Jose del Cabo more, the town and the resorts, better than CSL. But food is almost always the biggest differentiator of a Mexican city. We prefer Mazatlan though.

  10. My family and I (kids ages 16, 13 & 11) spent the month of February living in Cabo and now we are seriously considering moving to Cabo San Jose for the upcoming school year. I’ll actually be in La Paz mountain biking with friends in January to also do more scouting. Top items on the list are finding a place to live (min 3 bedrooms, community, pool, ocean views), schooling options for the kids (some combination of private schools and private tutors) and finding a community to join (dirt bikes, mountain bikes, entrepreneurs). Stumbled across your site and would be curious to know how you can help. Merry Christmas!

    1. @Matthew, education for the kids seems to be the significant stumbling block. There’s supposedly bilingual private schools, but if you listen for example to oration of a graduate, they speak entirely in Spanish. Our kids will become Spanish and Mexican, not English Anglo-Saxon. We lose our cultural identity. You may like that, but I do not. I want to retain my British, German heritage. I think we do many things more correctly than Spanish speaking countries do, especially the American Gadsden Flag variant. Having raised two kids up to their early teens in the Philippines, I can vouch for feeling like I had nothing in common with my kids anymore when they adopted such a strange culture.

      That said I have a newborn on the way (at my ripe age of 58!) and I am contemplating living in Baja. I want to organize an expat community if possible. The problem we’ll face is that we’ll never have enough kids of the same age groupings to have English-only classrooms of the same age grouping. But I think education is going to shift to more autodidact online with a tutor assisting, perhaps with kids grouped by roughly similar age.

      Note for climate, I’m thinking summers will be much more pleasant on the Pacific coast than Cabo or the East cape, unless want to do primarily water sports, then from East cape to Loreto works.

      What did you end up finding and doing? Good luck.

    2. @Matthew, even the Mennonites in Chihuahua attempted to retain their German language with some degree of success. YTuber Volpe has a video where he explored their communities.

  11. Hi Trisha,
    Thanks for the wonderful information. I am currently living in Colorado and have visited Cabo several times and now I am considering living there part-time once my high school kids are in college.
    Thanks again,

  12. Hi, Do you have a follow-up article or tips on how to find the most affordable housing near downtown? Hablo espanol y busco un habitacion por un mes para mi familia. Gracias y saludos!

  13. Such a great blog. We’ve been coming to Cabo for years and just pulled the trigger on a place. Can’t do it full time but we plan on half the year. Eventually full time is the goal. Hopefully we see you at the marina to say hi! 💥🤘

  14. Trisha, I found the following TripVisor discussion to offer as a counter-balance to your negative opinion of Todos Santos.

    Could you elaborate on the facets of TS that don’t appeal to you? Is it primarily that Cabo is more developed with more action? Or the vistas, beach and beach walk for example being more idyllic in Cabo? I can understand this. For example I like to run on a rubberized track and there’s one in Cabo but not in TS.

    U.S. born myself and pure Anglo-Saxon, I appreciate your point that Cabo (and frankly I think all of Baja, investigate the number of AirBnB bookings in Scorpion Bay for example) of it being more Americanized aka the American-Mexico. Been there, done that cultural immersion thing for decades— now I just appreciate when everything works well as it does in the U.S. yet with the winter/spring warmth that’s lacking in the U.S. (other than FL and TX which morph into sultry infernos in the spring/summer). I’m not into the tourist (aka I coined the term sh8tties for cities) congestion, so that’s why I post to counter your opinion of rural Baja (which Iove thus far). Thank you.

    P.S. I lived in Philippines (mostly Davao City but brief stints and travel all over the many islands) for most of the years from age 26 in 1990 until I left in 2020. I’ve been a Mexican temporary resident since April 2021, currently only explored as far south in Baja as El Socorrito north of Punta San Carlos.

  15. Where are you getting that Cabo is the safest place in Mexico? The murder rate in 2022 was one of the highest in the world at around 122 per 100,000. Sure, it feels very safe, and most tourists will have no problems at all in the tourist zone. But by default, it can’t be called the safest with those kinds of numbers. Many other small cities have way lower (basically non-existent) crime stats.

    1. @James, lol for real. I thought the same thing. Makes ya wonder what the motive is when you read something so statistically untrue. Also the cars not having red lights most definitely doesnt make things safer.

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