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Moving to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 21, 2023

Summary: Many expats move to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and year-round warm climate. The city is also known for its excellent seafood, friendly locals, and abundance of outdoor activities. Additionally, the cost of living in Cabo San Lucas is much lower than in many other parts of the world, making it an attractive destination for those looking to stretch their budget. With its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and low cost of living, it's no wonder that Cabo San Lucas is a popular destination for expats.

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What do I need to know before moving to Cabo San Lucas?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Cabo San Lucas, they said:

"It is important to consider your method of travel before relocating to Cabo San Lucas as there are limited flights to and from the city. The area is also vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms, so researching seasonal weather patterns is recommended. The tap water is not considered safe to drink in Cabo San Lucas, so expats should be sure to purchase bottled water or invest in a water purification system for drinking and cooking. Additionally, the area is far from major cities, so it is important to research the availability of essential items like household goods, food and healthcare. It is also important to note that taxi and Uber services are limited in Cabo San Lucas, so good conversational Spanish is recommended for navigating the city. Lastly, it is essential to have proof of residency and obtain the necessary visa paperwork before relocating to Mexico," said one expat who made the move to Cabo San Lucas.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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