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Iyna Bort Caruso

Until recently, the beauty of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula was known to a relative few. That changed in 1973 with the completion of a thousand-mile highway, the Trans-Peninsula, which runs the length of Baja from Tijuana in the north to Cabo San Lucas in the south. The highway ushered in a new age giving outsiders access to the region’s colonial-era mission towns, sport fishing, secret surfing spots, gorgeous beaches and dramatic landscapes that even includes a dormant volcano.

In short order, residential developments sprang up on both coasts of Baja, attracting vacation home owners and retirees alike. None grew faster than Los Cabos at the southern end of the peninsula.

Los Cabos, or simply Cabo, consists of Cabo San Lucas on the west side of the peninsula and San Jose del Cabo on the east side. A posh 20-mile corridor of luxe communities and golf courses connects the two.

Cabo San Lucas sits where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. It has a yacht-packed harbor, some of the best deep sea fishing anywhere and a high-octane nightlife. By contrast, San Jose del Cabo is quieter and more established. It is a historic town of Jacaranda trees and cobblestone streets that’s managed to retain its Spanish colonial architecture. A sizeable international population of year-round residents lives by its gold-sand beaches, along golf courses and in gated resort communities. Los Cabos International Airport is located just 20 minutes away with plenty of quick flights to West Coast cities in the U.S. and Canada where the majority of international buyers are from.

International buyers can apply for a land trust or fideicomio that allows them to partner with a bank for property rights renewable for 50-year periods.

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