Near Cabo San Lucas
Near Cabo San Lucas
Near Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Cabo San Lucas?

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Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Cabo San Lucas responded:

"Most of them extend around in garden style independent houses. Independent rooms are like gardens, and the landscaping of the courtyard reveals the owner's intention. The environment is beautiful, the scenery is charming, the air is fresh, the sky is blue, giving people a quiet and peaceful life," explained one expat living in Cabo San Lucas.

What do I need to know about living in Cabo San Lucas?

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

"Be clear on what your intention is for moving to Mexico. To get a retirement visa is very different then getting a work visa. If you are coming to work be sure you have enough money to live for at least 6 months. Find your tribe, there is a wide range of people here, know who you are and who you want to hang with. Do your homework read through the Mexico government sites, there is a lot of information there....however know that things can change in a heart beat, So make sure your information is current when you decide to move. Get on the Facebook groups, ask questions, we stick together here, we help each other out," explained one expat.

How do I meet people in Cabo San Lucas?

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When we asked people living in Cabo San Lucas about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"Facebook Groups such as: Cabo Expats, Caboholics, Cabo ConnectionsCabo English Church. There are lots of volunteer groups; Liga MAC, Cabo Critters, Los Cabo Humane Society, Los Cabos Children's Foundation, Movie Nights at different locations; Pueblo Bonito Sunset and Flora Farms, Take Spanish lessons; Book reading clubs; Amella Wilkes Plaza, The Bookworm Los Cabos, Pl,aza Cota, Hollydance Cafe and Kinesis Gym," said another expat in Cabo San Lucas.

Will I be able to find a job in Cabo San Lucas?

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When we asked people about industries and career opportunities in Cabo San Lucas, they reponded:

"Mostly sales positions that bring in or have brought in foreign buyers. Examples are real estate and timeshare (vacation ownership) and businesses that support expats. So I have seen more foreigner start up business over the last couple of years because the government has made it easier for foreigners to do start ups. Prior to this you had to have a Mexican partner to start a business this is no longer the case, You can also now have your family work for you at your business, so the laws of who can work for you has changed too," added another person living in Cabo San Lucas.

What is life like in Cabo San Lucas?

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When we asked people living in Cabo San Lucas what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"People who work together seem to stick together, we are a timeshare tourist hoob. So socializing is big here, lots of night club, great restaurants, and activities. Sports bars everywhere how ever the only real sport here is soccer/football," said another person in Cabo San Lucas.

What do expats find most challenging?

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"Delays in acquiring services, internet and repairs in apartment. Dust and heavy air. Interruptions in water and power. Language. Uneven, broken sidewalks," remarked another in Cabo San Lucas.

Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Cabo San Lucas accepting of differences?

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"Yes, this area Los Cabos has a strong English influence and has had for over 30 years. Mainly American and Canada, however over the lat couple of years we have seen a European influx. The local Mexican population embraces the growth knowing it strengthen their economic future. Over the past 5 years I have noticed the Mexican youth, 25-35 are showing up at the more expensive places to hang out. This tells me there is a growth in the middle class sector of their population, which is great," explained one expat living in Cabo San Lucas.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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