Category: Ask a Local

Cabo Update

Just received this update from the Gringo Gazette regarding progress in Cabo. Baja Recovering Rapidly September 22, 2014 Wallmart and Sam’s Club are open again. The Army has restored order, sending about 7,000 soldiers to us. There are guards at every corner downtown Cabo and at all banks, and helicopters in the air. the curfew […]

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Disaster Relief Cabo San Lucas

Many of you have asked about helping the Los Cabos community.  Below are organizations and information about how you can help. Thirst No More http://www.thirstnomore.org/ This is a ministry we choose to partner with during natural disaster for relief aid. Craig Miller, founder of Thirst No More has agreed to help lead efforts in Cabo. […]

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Cabo being featured on Food Network

Cabo being featured on Food Network Three Los Cabos Restaurants were featured on The Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.  The show stars celebrity chef Guy Fieri.  He normally blows into town in the show’s iconic red 1967 Chevy Camaro but the Camaro  didn’t make it down to Cabo.  Guy and the crew tooled […]

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Cabo San Lucas April Events

              April 1: 7th Annual Paws’n  Claws Open Golf Tournament Proceeds to benefit the Los Cabos Humane Society Palmilla Golf Club 9:30 Shotgun $350.00 includes golf and dinner Tickets at Feinstein Jewelers April 5-8  SEMANA SANTA / EASTER WEEK April 5-8  Semana Santa at Nikki Beach Time: From 12pm […]

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Cabo Stats

The Baja Peninsula consists of 2 states.  Baja Norte and Baja Sur. Cabo is located in Baja Sur and the state capital is La Paz, located about 1 1/2 hours north of Cabo. Recently I came across some interesting facts about Cabo and Southern Baja.   Almost 40% of the Southern Baja residents were born in […]

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Cabo San Lucas Local Newspaper

We always enjoy reading the Gringo Gazette, one of Cabo’s local English newspapers.  The owner/editor Carrie Duncan is always creative as are the other contributing writers.  Next time you are in Cabo pick up a copy or go online.  Here’s the link:  http://www.gringogazette.tv/ In a recent issue, March 28, I found the following article and […]

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What is a Fideicomiso?

A Fideicomiso is a Trust, similar to an Estate Trust in the United States which gives the owner of the property all of the rights of ownership.  This is not a land lease.  The Trust is established solely for the ownership of land in Mexico.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the agency that issues […]

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Why does Mexico use a Trust?

Back in 1971, the Mexican government realized that is was important to make foreighn investment in Mexico safer and easier for foreigners.  The Mexican Constitution prohibits foreigners from purchasing or owning real estate within 62.5 miles of the U.S. international border, or withint 31 miles of the Mexican coast.  Because of this law an innovative […]

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Changing Dollars in Cabo San Lucas

June 14, 2010 Mexico approved new regulations for changing US dollars into pesos.  This new law is an effort to curb money laundering.  Tourists are able to exchange up to $1500.00 at any bank when presenting a passport without having an account at the particular bank.  If one needs to exchange more than $1500.00 he/she […]

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What does Choyero mean?

Choyeros are the name for locals who were born in Baja Sur.  Only about 15% of the people in this area were born here.  The word refers to the cholla cactus, a particularly prickly desert dweller with an infinite number of fine thorns that like to hitch rides on pant legs of those who walk […]

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