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Top Reasons to Invest in Los Cabos Real Estate

Top Reasons to Invest in Los Cabos Real Estate

Why buy a vacation home Los Cabos? Three reasons: location, location, location.

Occupying the tip of the Baja Peninsula at the place where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, Los Cabos features an unusual geographical mix of desert landscape, broad sandy beaches and dramatic rock outcroppings. Behind the seaside desert, stunning mountain peaks rise to 6,000 feet in the interior.

The region, situated just below the Tropic of Cancer, enjoys a mild Mediterranean-like climate, with 340 days sunny days per year, an average temperature of 78 degrees F, cooling sea breezes and low humidity. In short, perfect weather for all outdoor activities.

With its plethora of land and water-based adventures, 16 golf courses, superb restaurants, sumptuous spas and the largest concentration of deluxe hotels in Latin America, Los Cabos is now an exclusive, world-class destination—and a burgeoning real estate market.

While the Los Cabos housing market stalled following the 2008 global financial crisis, buyer interest has steadily rebounded over the past 10 years as new construction continues and demand for vacation homes grows. The market, according to real estate agents, still favors buyers, particularly for properties priced below $2 million and especially in mature developments built more than a decade ago.

At the same time, there is robust demand for ultra-luxury homes. In fact, Los Cabos is currently reinventing itself as an even more upscale destination, providing some of the best services, amenities and seaside locales in the hemisphere. Decades ago, Cabo was a sleepy hideaway for the world’s rich and famous, notably deep-sea fishing enthusiasts. Today, there’s abundant variety and choice available to buyers in and around the 20-mile corridor that links San Jose del Cabo, the quaint colonial town circa 1730; and Cabo San Lucas, the famed marlin mecca and nightlife party.

As an aside, Mexican law requires that purchases by foreigners be made through a fideicomiso, or bank trust, if a property is within 50 kilometers (approximately 31 miles) of the coastline, which is the case in Los Cabos. The bank holds the trust deed for the buyer, who becomes the beneficiary and retains full ownership rights and responsibilities.

At Quivira Los Cabos, prospective buyers have an array of options from which to choose at different price points. Copala is a full-ownership home and condominium community fanned out along desert bluffs in the heart of the 1,850-acre oceanfront community.  Copala features one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos as well as beautifully appointed, hacienda-style homes available in multiple layouts and six different floor plans.

Coronado, set on a 30-acre, ocean-view site terraced below the Copala development, is a premier residential community with 68 single-story homes. These exclusive three-, four- and five-bedroom residences overlook the ocean as well as the fairways at the celebrated Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Quivira Golf Club.

Following the trend to ultra-luxe vacation homes, the newest real estate offering at Quivira is the Old Lighthouse Club. Situated at kilometer zero, at the true, exact place where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, this exclusive community, nestled in huge dunes high above the ocean, has limited homesite sales to 14 Founder Owners. This private enclave sits adjacent to Quivira Golf Club’s stirring clifftop holes; and to Faro Viejo, a, castle-like lighthouse that dates to 1905.