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There is a lot more to Baja California (Sur) than surfing, sand and rocks. Wonderful wine growing areas and fresh seafood make the tip of the Baja peninsula a great place to live. In fact, here is where you’ll find the best fish, oysters, clams and scallops you’ll ever taste.

Winter brings the whale migration from Alaska, and the show they provide, all along the coast and into the Sea of Cortez is, quite simply, amazing. Offshore, you can see baby whale calves feeding with their mothers, sometimes just yards away from where you are standing.

The region of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo have the most beautiful rock cliff coast lines of Mexico.

Los Cabos is a municipality at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula that encompasses Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo (the municipal seat), as well as the twenty miles of beach area that lies between the two.  Cabo San Lucas’ party atmosphere and San José’s laid-back colonial style are bridged by the resort-studded, “Tourist Corridor,” that stretches from one city to the other.  Also known as the “corredor del oro” (Corridor of Gold), this is where most tourists go, and where many US and Canadian ex-patriots have settled into retirement homes.  Many high-end hotels and gated residential communities, which have attracted the rich and famous, are found on this stretch of beach.

Los Cabos Agent has properties from one end of the corridor the the other.  There is always the perfect home for everyone in Los Cabos



Our business depends on you, the client.  We can advertise in every media but our success can only be measured by client satisfaction.  You, the client, is what is important to us so we are always grateful when a client sends us a note thanking us for our service. 

Read what some of our more recent clients have to say about us.

Bruce W.

I wanted to say that your web site is the easiest to use, and contains more helpful information, such as HOA fees, taxes, and a great description of amenities, than any other that I have viewed, the others make it very difficult to obtain information. Congratulations on your professionalism, and straight forward approach, no promises, as my plans are still long term, though I look forward to the opportunity to avail myself with your services, and pick your brain. Sincerely, Bruce


Greg and Kathi S.

After coming to Cabo every year for 18+ yeas, Greg and  I decided it was time to consider buying a place here.  That was when we met Nick.  It was one of the luckiest days we ever spent in Cabo.  It has taken us almost 3 years to actually buy and Nick has been fantastic.  Last 3 years we have been coming to Cabo twice a year and extending our visits each time.  And Nick was always there. He is very knowledgeable and so helpful with suggestions of places to see, along with showing us places we had picked out ourselves. Nick made it fun! 


Finally this past February, Greg and I found something we both wanted and Nick made it happen for us.  He took care of everything, walked us through all processes, held our hands when things took small back steps as they sometimes do. Nick would just would fix them.  He is such a pleasant person to be around and his positive attitude, experience and never ending patience has made this purchase enjoyable.  Plus the fact that he is just a really nice guy.  Thank you Nick!!  Without you,this new home may have never happened!  Nick Fong is your go to guy. Thanks!


Brooks and Jill H.

Nick, it's hard to believe it's been almost 1 year since we closed on our home in Palmilla. We are spending more and more time in Cabo and absolutely love it! Thank you for helping us making our dream come true. We worked with several realtors before finding you. You run circles around the others. Your knowledge and desire to help us find what we wanted made the process so enjoyable. If and when we upgrade, we wouldn't call anyone else but you! We're still trying to get some friends to buy in Cabo too! You're definitely our realtor!!


Greg B.

This a quick note to thank you for the great job you did on selling my condo in Cabo San Lucas. It was sold for more money than I expected and was only on the market for a few months. I appreciate your advice and professional approach in all your dealings. You made the whole process seamless. Also thanks for the time you spent with me showing houses. I am extremely happy with the house you helped me purchase in Ventanas sub division. You took the time to work with me, and get what I wanted. You were always patience and did not pressure me at all. You were only concerned in getting what I wanted, and you provided great advice and comparisons. Nick it was a pleasure to work with you thanks for everything. Hope to see you around Ventanas, when I take possession of my new house.





Labor Day in Mexico is one of the government holidays that has nothing to do with a specific person or with a holiday. Labor Day is on May 1st, as it is in most countries around the world. Mexico's Labor Day being on May 1st does actually have some meaning behind it. In 1906, there were labor union uproars and repression in the cities of Cananea, Sonora and in 1907 in Rio Blanco, Veracruz..

Labor Day in Mexico means no government office works. There are no banks, postal services, and many restaurants close as well.

Labor Day isn't all rest and relaxation; it is used as a time to peacefully protest against the issues that might arise with whatever company the particular employees work for. There are several labor unions that unite together to protest specifically on this day to get better health benefits, better treatment, etc. You can see different companies protesting on main streets and in front of city halls often on Labor Day.

In Northern European cultures May Day evolved as a celebration of youth, love and having lived through another winter.


Interesting that the U.S. is one of the few industrialized nations that does not recognize May 1st as a holiday, The United States changed the day of workers celebration when the Soviet Union celebrated the day with much vigor, as a central holiday in the communist calendar.

For whatever reasons you may have may you (puns intended) have a wonderful May 1st in Mexico!



A Little History of Cabo San Lucas

Although the sea of Cortez bares his name, it was not Hernan Cortez, but his navigator, Francisco de Ulloa that was credited with first discovering Cabo San Lucas in 1537. It soon became a busy trading port and stopover for pirates. British and Dutch ships both had a field day cashing in on the Spanish treasure ships trying to take treasure back to Spain.

The Spanish treasure-galleon, the "Great St Anne," was captured off Cape St Lucas by Sir Thomas Cavendish November 14, 1587 prompting King Phillip II of Spain to establish a small fortress at Cabo San Lucas to try to rid the waters of "undesirables."

With the establishment of a fort at Cabo San Lucas, the area was opened up to exploration. Settlements along the Baja began to spring up as pearls were discovered in the Sea of Cortez. In 1730 a Jesuit mission, Jose del Cabo, was established to the north. Together, the two towns became known as Los Cabos (the capes). However, Cabo San Lucas remained largely undeveloped having no steady water supply.

By the 1930s the population of Cabo San Lucas was still around 400 when it started to become know as a sports fishing haven. Accessible only by small plane, long range yacht, or anyone willing to travel 1000 miles of rutted dirt "roads" to get there.

After World War II, word started spreading around Southern California's elite and Los Cabos became a playground for the rich and famous. By 1950, Bing Crosby, Phil Harris, Desi Arnaz, and The Duke had built the exclusive hotel Las Cruces on the East Cape. More development followed.

In 1974, with Cabo's population at around 900, the peninsular highway was built and Los Cabos started to become accessible to Middle America. Mexican architecht Manuel Díaz Rivera purchased 250 acres which would become the development Pedregal. Marlin fishing tournaments began drawing international attention and Fonatur, the Mexican tourist agency along with international developers began to pour money and resources into the region. Construction of an international airport in San Jose Del Cabo, a modern 300 slip marina and a fresh water pipeline to Cabo San Lucas have ignited the current boom.

Today, sportsmen continue to flock to Los Cabos for world-famous fishing, outstanding diving, and game bird hunting. However, the area now also draws families, beach lovers, honeymooners, and golfers. Huge investments in golf courses have been made in the 30 kilometer "Corridor" between Cabo San Lucas and Jose Del Cabo. Dramatic course layouts built by some of golf's premier designers take full advantage of the region's striking landscape

Easter in Mexico


Easter celebration in Mexico is a fusion of Christian rituals and native Indian traditions. In the days of imperialism, the Christian missionaries as a part of their effort to convert non- Christian Indians to Christianity, allowed indigenous people to blend their customs with Easter rites, and many of these customs appear in passion plays. But in the face of a cultural onslaught from American media vehicles, many of Mexico's age-old traditions are falling out of favor in large cities such as Guadalajara.

Easter in Mexico is a little different from the rest of the world. In Mexico, it is a combination of Semana Santa (Holy Week - Palm Sunday to Easter Saturday) and Pascua (Resurrection Sunday until the following Saturday). On Palm Sunday people use elaborately woven palms. Weavers ply their craft outside churches, and worshipers follow the priest into church with the woven fronds. Later, those palms are traditionally hung on the doors of Mexican homes to ward off evil.

In many communities across Mexico, locals stage Passion Plays depicting Biblical events such as the Last Supper, the Betrayal, and the Procession of the 12 Stations of the Cross, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. The enactments are often spectacularly staged, costumed and acted, with volunteers preparing for their roles for nearly the full year leading up to Semana Santa. In many communities, flagellation along with real crucifixion is included. The performances are often wondrously dramatic, costumed and enacted, with contestants planning for their roles for about a year leading up to Semana Santa

The most spectacular of Easter traditions in Mexico is the burning of a Judas effigy filled with firecrackers. This custom, which takes place Holy Saturday, was outlawed in Guadalajara in the 1960s when several people died from a massive explosion, but it still continues in rural areas. Judas effigy is now a popular way to express anguish over some contemporary person, frequently an unpopular politician. So every year it becomes interesting to see who gets burnt in effigy this seasons’ ‘Sábado de Gloria’.


Advantages To Building Your Own Home

When a family is in the market for a new home, the easier route is to simply purchase a pre-built house. In spite of this, many families opt to have a house built. Unless there are a high number of foreclosures in a community, a homeowner can often get more home for the money if he builds his own house. There are other benefits of building over buying, too.


When looking for a home buyers often find the house they want, yet don't like the neighborhood or vice versa. When you build your house, you are more likely to be able to choose the location you want and the house.


Older homes may not be energy efficient. When building a home, you have the opportunity to use current energy conservation features, which can save money over time.



Over the years houses have been built with unsafe materials, such as lead and asbestos. A new house, built under current building and safety codes, will not pose the same health risks as an existing house.


With a new home there will be routine maintenance, yet the necessity for repairs should be minimal for the first years. A new house often has a builder's warranty and warranties on the appliances and heating and cooling system.


When building a new home the owners have the opportunity to have a house built to specifically fulfill their needs. They are only limited by their budget.


Some Facts about Mexico

Mexico is often considered to be either a beach resort destination or a wonderland for drug lords. However, the majority of people don’t know the truth about Mexico, its culture and people. Their opinion is based on stereotypes and therefore they’re scared to go to Mexico. Below are some facts about Mexico – a country that I definitely recommend to both: visit and live in.


Mexico’s real name is: United Mexican States
Mexico is divided into 31 states, plus the Federal District. Each state has its own law regulations and police, similar to how it works in the United States of America. When staying in a different state your phone is practically in roaming.


Mexican food abroad is not actually Mexican
Everyone seems to love Mexican food, that recently has been classified an irreplaceable cultural heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Although… outside of Mexico people tend not to consume the real Mexican food, but Tex-Mex. In Mexico no one actually eats burritos Chipotle style (in northern Mexico burritos are popular, however we refer to burritos from the US fast food chains), filled with rice. Moreover, most Mexican food is not spicy hot – it’s actually sour due to the amount of limes on everything (in Mexican simply called lemons). Spicy salsas are served on the side.


Mexicans don’t always have darker skin
Assuming that all Mexicans have dark skin and black hair is a huge mistake, because not ALL Mexicans are darker. There are plenty of Mexicans that are as white as Eastern Europeans. Moreover, especially in big cities such as Mexico City where there exists a huge Jewish community and others with European heritage and therefore those people have white skin tone too.


Mexico geographically is in North America

People usually think since Mexico is a part of Latin America it belongs to South America or Central America. Mexico is a part of North America, along with the USA and Canada.





Our great Cabo spring weather is here!! It's been in the high 60's in the mornings and the chilly March wind is gone. Same with the day time temps the mid 80's feel a lot warmer. Still getting the winds but coming from different directions so they are warmer. While the air temps seem sot be warming up, the water temps are cooling off.

Marlin fishing has remained slow. Still a few bites close to shore, but not hearing of anything offshore. Even the bottom fishing for marlin up the Pacific side isn't working yet. Where are they? Just not here in the numbers we have seen in the past. March should be great for striped marlin but they are will be here soon.

Once again, there is a few tuna, but not many. Reports of porpoise schools in close but the boats working the schools are reporting only the small Bonita. However a few Dorado have been caught recently.  Not in large numbers, but the ones caught were all in the 15 to 20 lb. range.  Wahoo has been the best catch lately, while the larger 6-10 lb. fish remain scarce. Still lots of the smaller ones. But maybe you should throw those 2-4 lb. fish back, let them grow up. Got leave some breeders for next year!!!

Inshore fishing has been the way to go. Snapper bite is alright. We haven't seen the numbers of red snapper hitting the docks like in years past. They are there; people are just spending more time targeting the Sierra.  Don't laugh, but some decent triggerfish are coming into the dock. (they really are good eating)  Some small mako shark being released. Maybe with this cooler high 60 degree water moving in, the yellowtail bite will pick up again.

Spring has sprung in Cabo and while the fishing may not be so hot, any day on the water is better than a day at work. So come on down, the weather is perfect this time of year.


Benito Juárez’ Birthday

Benito Juárez’ Birthday

Benito Juárez’ Birthday (Natalicio de Benito Juárez) is a public holiday in Mexico  to celebrate the birthday of Benito Pablo Juárez García  or Benito Juárez.  Benito Juárez was a lawyer as well as politician who became the President of Mexico for five terms. The birthday of Benito Juárez  was on 21 March 1806, but people in Mexico celebrates Benito Juárez’ Birthday on the 3rd Monday of March every year.


When is Benito Juárez’ Birthday 2014?
Benito Juárez’ Birthday 2014 fell on Monday, 17 March 2014.


The Origin of Benito Juárez’ Birthday
Mexican people consider Benito Juárez as a progressive reformer who brought democracy and equal right of people to Mexico. Benito Juárez was also famous for his anti-clerical view. He thought that Catholic Church have an excessive power which became a defense of national sovereignty in Mexico. During his government, Benito Juárez attempted to separate church and state in public affairs and disenfranchised almost all bishops, priests, and nuns.

The government system run by Benito Juárez was believed to have positive impact for Mexico as a multicultural and multiracial country. He was also meritorious for his effort to reverse the prejudice against indigenous heritage. Thus, the birthday of Benito Ju?rez is observed as a public holiday in Mexico down to date.

Benito Juárez’ Birthday 2014 Celebration
Benito Juárez’ Birthday is commemorated as a public holiday in Mexico, thus many people are granted time off. Anyone required to work during Benito Juárez’ Birthday is usually receive penalty rate of payment, about twice the regular salary.

Schools and businesses are closed during Benito Juárez’ Birthday, yet, some shopping malls, restaurants, and family vacation spot usually continue to operate. People in Mexico use the day to get relax from their busy routines and gather with family. Some others prefer going to certain places of interest in Mexico such as shopping malls, amusement parks, water parks, zoos, and many more.




Punta Arena is private gated community, conveniently situated on the Cabo San Lucas 'Tourist Corridor' within a mile of downtown Cabo San Lucas.

Great reasons to consider buying in Punta Arena is that it is only a short distance to COSTCO, Walmart, and the Home Depot where you can purchase food, supplies and other sundries to make your life easy. Punta Arena is also very short drive to great restaurants, supermarkets, shopping, and all the recreational activities which have made Los Cabos famous: golf and sport fishing. In fact, there are no less than 5 world class golf courses within an eight mile radius of the Punta Arena community.

Great things to do while staying in Cabo San Lucas are deep sea fishing trips, golfing, browsing the Cabo San Lucas malls and flea markets, mountain biking excursions and ATV tours in the nearby mountains, and seasonal whale watching (Jan – April) from any point of the local coastline or on an actual whale watching tour that takes you breathtakingly close to the animals in their own, natural, Sea of Cortez habitat. 

Dining in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo among celebrities is common, but simply rejoicing with the weather, enjoying the marvelous countryside, and viewing the sunsets from your very own private terrace can be just as rewarding!

Pirates, Priests and Polygamy A History of San Jose Del Cabo

From its sleepy beaches along the estuary and tranquil small town feel, you would never know that San Jose del Cabo has had a very colorful history full of battles, pirates and missionaries. 

San Jose del Cabo, meaning St. Joseph of the Cape, was officially founded in 1730; but the transition into the resort town it is today was no means smooth. Here are a few moments in history where San Jose del Cabo had a starring role. 

Pirate Raids

In the sixteenth century, San Jose del Cabo served as an important shipping port for the Spanish because it was near the fresh water spring. During this time pirate raids were prominent along the coast from  Cabo San Lucas to La Paz.

English pirates such as Francis Drake and Thomas Cavendish dominated the Los Cabos area, capturing, looting and sinking Spanish ships such as the 600-ton Santa Ana in 1578.

Mission San Jose Del Cabo

The Spanish felt the need to establish a permanent settlement at the bottom of the Baja Peninsula to quell the Pirate raids and local uprisings, so they sent Jesuit Missionaries. 

In 1730 the Jesuit Padre Nicholas Tamaral founded the Mission San Jose del Cabo where he baptized over 1,000 Pericu Indians.

Pericu Uprising

At first the Pericu and missionaries got along well. However, when the Jesuit priests challenged the Pericu for their long standing tradition of polygamy, the Pericu rebelled in the October of 1734 by burning all the missions in the area. 

In a final act of rebellion, they killed Tamaral.

Battle of San Jose del Cabo

In 1847, 20 US marines from the ship Portsmouth occupied San Jose del Cabo in a former mission building during the Mexican-American  War.  After the Americans refused to surrender, the Mexican forces attacked the Americans in the mission from November 20–21, 1847.

The Mexican forces retreated after spotting two whalers they thought were enemy ships. The attack left Mexican Lieutenant Jose Antonio Mijares and around 6-12 Mexicans dead. There were no American causalities

Siege of San Jose del Cabo

From January 22 to February 14 in 1848, the Mexican forces launched a 21-day siege on the Americans in San Jose del Cabo. The Mexican forces took over San Jose del Cabo and forced the Americans to either starve or surrender.

The USS Cyane rescued the Americans on the 14th of February.  United States forces left the area 18 months later. The Americans had lost Baja California.





Nothing is maybe more important to your successful vacation, or your pleasant fishing trip than the weather.  We've added this Cabo weather information to help you plan your vacation, as well as to see what to expect when the big day comes.


Cabo San Lucas has an arid Sonoro Gulf Coast Desert climate, averaging over 350 days a year of sunshine.  If you have to ask what the weather will be like during your vacation, the answer is sunny.  Pick up a pair of sunglasses and some major sunblock before you come down. Because it doesn't have the tropical humidity of other vacation destinations in Mexico, and is further north, the evenings will cool off significantly, so bring a light jacket or sweater, particularly in the winter months.  Expect temperatures to be about 10 degrees cooler on the Pacific side than on the Sea of Cortez side.


Water temperatures range from about 75 degrees in the winter to 85 degrees during the summer months.  Expect about 10 degrees cooler water in the Pacific than in the Sea of Cortez.


No matter what time of year you visit Cabo, we are proud to boast almost perfect weather.  Come on down!!



The decision to buy or sell a home is one of the most important financial decisions most people make, yet many give little thought to finding the real estate agent best suited to their needs.

Agents are often chosen solely on the recommendation of a friend or an ad in the newspaper. But choosing the right agent can save you time, effort and aggravation in finding the perfect home at a price you can afford or selling your

Owning property is very important, and when you deal with someone who is going to help you buy or sell a piece of property, you'd better find someone that knows what they're doing.

You must make inquiries before you sign with an agent or broker. Commissions are usually substantial, so some real estate agents will try to sell you anything. They'll tell you every house is the best house they've ever seen, every room is the prettiest, your kids are going to love it, and your dog is going to bark nicely. They'll tell you anything!

If you're selling, your property may be the most valuable thing you own and it is of utmost importance to find an agent you can trust A real estate agent has a high fiduciary duty -- a duty of trust and confidence. It is the most important duty of any sales person or broker in real estate. An agent must disclose all the material facts of any transaction -- everything they know about the property, good or bad. If a salesperson knows that the roof leaks  every time it rains, he is obligated to disclose that fact.  Los  Cabos Agent is “Someone You Can Trust”.


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Constitution Day in Mexico

February 5th is the official date when the Mexican constitution was formed in 1917 after signing of a convention by Venustiano Carranza. Up until 2006, the day was celebrated in Mexico on 5th February itself. However, following the new labor law, the day is now celebrated on the first Monday of February, irrespective of the date. The day is celebrated to commemorate the formation of a new Mexican constitution.


 It was in 1913 that Pancho Villa formed a huge army which fought inside forces on the side of those in favor of a new constitution, namely Venustiano Carranza. After a long struggle, Pancho Villa was successful in ousting the rebellion forces and Venustiano Carranza was sworn to presidency.  It was in 1917 that Carranza signed an important convention which resulted in the formation of the new constitution...The constitution is in effect as of this date.

The day is one of the major public holidays in Mexico. All the offices, schools and most businesses are closed on this day. The day is celebrated with grand parades across the nation, much like the celebration of Constitution Day in other parts of the world.

A lot of music concerts and other festivities are also arranged on this day, and people can be seen enjoying the day with great pride and honor. Exchanging of gifts and pleasantries is also not uncommon on this day, as this is one of the most important festivals in the country.






Never Bored in Los Cabos

People often ask……What is there to do in Los Cabos other than fishing, golf and beach?  Stay with us while we give you a few suggestions:

Explore the beautiful Sea of Cortez in Mexico’s Los Cabos region aboard the vessel of your choice. Whether you want to pursue fishing, sailing, diving, snorkeling or just relaxing in the sun, Charter de los Cabos offers the finest in crewed sailboats, catamaran and power yachts.

Off Road driving brings a jolt of passion into every one’s hearts… regardless if you are an experienced Off Road driver or it’s your first time on dirt roads .Baja Bora guides you to the amazing Baja desert on a friendly drive that you will enjoy and remember. Cruising through the rural roads of the true Cabo will take you to places time has not touched. Mystical stories and interesting facts about the vast vegetation of this outstanding environment will dazzle you and your family. All this and more while driving a fully equipped vehicle for the desert terrain along Baja villages to breath taking desert views in a once in a lifetime experience.

Remember all of these activities are available nearly every day of the year due to the outstanding weather in Cabo.  Those of us who live here only need to find time to enjoy the wonderful outdoor activities the area offers.  You can, TOO!