Bespoke Luxury & Exceptional Experiences in Los Cabos, Mexico

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Spending time in scenic and inviting Los Cabos, Mexico is something travelers from across the map can enjoy looking forward to year-round. From the incredible weather and world-class eateries to exploring gorgeous beaches or hitting the waves via a private yacht, there’s no shortage of options for fun when you head this way. At Cabo Platinum, we know that having luxurious accommodations in place can elevate a stay further and those who book Casa Acantilado will find every day of their journey as one-of-a-kind. This stunning 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath Los Cabos vacation home is located on a cliffside in the exclusive Pedregal area of Los Cabos and can easily welcome up to 10 guests at a time. It’s an idyllic option for groups of family or friends heading to Los Cabos in style and puts visitors within easy reach of downtown Cabo San Lucas when they’re ready to get out and explore. On days that guests choose to stay within the parameters of Pedregal, they’ll find there’s just as much to enjoy thanks to the basketball, pickle-ball, tennis courts, bocce ball and semi-private beach found within this guard-gated community alongside easy beach access and stunning waterfront views.

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Interior Amenities

Stepping inside Casa Acantilado, guests will find they’re invited to enjoy no less than 10,975 square feet of living space during their stay. This inspired multi-level property featuring fantastic ocean views throughout utilizes an open floor plan that makes it refreshingly simple for guests to move breezily between living, dining, lounge, entertainment, and sleeping areas during their stay. Tall ceilings throughout the property work effectively to further enhance the overall sense of space while floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors bring the beauty of the outdoors inside while promoting the best of natural light flow as well.

The main living room in Casa Acantilado features a modern gray, white, and black color palette that creates a luxurious, yet welcoming aesthetic for guests to enjoy. The plush sofa is paired up with two matching armchairs and the entire furnishing set revolves around a dark wood block coffee table. The far end of the room hosts a wall of shelving and decorative ceramics while the focal point is the cozy fireplace. When additional space is desired, the home features a separate office complete with a plush sofa and armchair alongside a desk and large flat-screen television to enjoy.

The living room opens up seamlessly to the kitchen where guests or a private chef can easily serve up savory selections when visitors aren’t dining out. The kitchen boasts a full collection of state-of-the-art appliances as well as a wrap-around center island topped in gray granite. The recessed lighting is surrounded by brick detailing and the sleek tile flooring opens up the space thanks to its white speckled finish. When it’s time to dine, guests can gather around the spacious dining room table just off the kitchen or head outdoors for an al fresco meal with a view instead.

Getting a good night’s rest in Casa Acantilado is a breeze no matter when guests arrive. Bedrooms here offer up a tranquil space immersed in privacy far from the living areas where guests would otherwise socialize. Three of the bedrooms enjoy ocean views and private terrace access as well as ensuite baths. The fourth bedroom enjoys a shared patio. While four of the bedrooms showcase king bedroom sets, the fifth bedroom hosts a twin single.

Exterior Features and Extras for Guests

Breathtaking views are always within reach for those who book a stay in Casa Acantilado. The property’s cliffside location and mesmerizing ocean vistas make for an inspired experience outdoors. The property is dotted with multiple lounge areas and decks for guests to enjoy when they’re looking to make the most of varying angles on the lush landscape. A spacious patio with a full outdoor dining set is the perfect place for an open-air meal or to enjoy cocktails as the sun goes down. When it’s time to relax and unwind, guests can easily do so in the home’s large and heated pool which uniquely wraps around a part of the houses exterior, like a lazy river. There’s also a cliffside hot tub to hop into when you’re looking to elevate that relaxation even further! From the oceanfront sauna to the fact that Casa Acantilado comes with daily butler service, housekeeping, and a personal concierge, every detail that makes a difference is readily available from the moment guests arrive.

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At Cabo Platinum, we specialize in helping travelers take their Los Cabos getaways to the very next level of excellence with every booking. When you’re looking to turn those travel plans into a stunning and exciting reality, we’re here to help. Luxury is infused into everything we do and whether you’re looking to enjoy a getaway where the focus is on relaxation, exploration, or cultural discoveries, our world-class concierge team can help you customize your getaway from start to finish. Reach out today to learn more about booking Casa Acantilado the next time you’re looking to enjoy a trip to sunny Mexico.

Summer is the perfect time to plan an inspiring getaway and when you set your travel sights on Cabo San Lucas this time of year, you’ll find the calendar is packed with incredible events to enjoy. The following are a few of many exciting and fun events in Cabo San Lucas 2023 that you’ll want to be sure to add to your itinerary when you’re in town.

Participate in the Annual Stars & Stripes Fishing and Golf Tournament This Summer

Whether you’re one for casting a line, or you can’t wait to spend as much time as possible on the greens, doing both for a great cause is possible this summer when you make your way to Cabo San Lucas and enjoy participating in the annual Stars & Stripes Fishing and Golf Tournament. Hosting June 22nd through the 25th, this combined fishing and golf tournament is always highly anticipated and proceeds benefit several children’s organizations in the area including Big Brothers/Big Sisters. In its 26th year in 2023, the annual Stars & Stripes Fishing and Golf Tournament will be hosted by the Hilton Los Cabos and is shaping up to be the best yet! One of the most established golf and fishing tournaments in the area, the Stars & Stripes experience also doubles as a music festival as well as a world-class fundraiser. Participants will reap the benefits of deep-sea fishing outings as well as time on some of Los Cabo’s most beautiful courses. The top-notch musical entertainment can’t be overlooked and on average, to date, the event has raised more than $45 million for children. After parties, elegant and exclusive dining experiences alongside headliner performances are all a part of the exciting lineup. In 2023, artists like Sheryl Crow, Gary Levox, Gretchen Wilson, Uncle Kracker, Mike Mills of R.E.M., Ann Wilson Hart, Tommy DeCarlo of Boston, and Steve Augeri of Journey will all take to the stage. This is an event with heart and purpose that you won’t want to miss out on this summer when you make your way to Los Cabos for an unforgettable stay.

Wander Your Way to Inspiration

Travelers that make time to enjoy a trip to Cabo San Lucas this summer will find themselves well within reach of summer fun events in San Jose del Cabo as well. Among the many events to check out here is the weekly San Jose del Cabo Art Walk that happens every Thursday evening between January and June. This event is designed to inspire the mind and senses and invites guests to come and stroll the art district with stores staying open late and wine served up as well. As you view fine art, you’ll also have the opportunity to speak with local artists and purchase items that strike your interest. It’s a fun-for-all experience that might just be the highlight of your stay.

Experience the Annual Todos Santos Mango Festival

A flavorful and fun experience for all is waiting for you near Los Cabos on July 24th this year with the arrival of the annual Todos Santos Mango Festival. Summer means mango season in Mexico and the festival is a celebration of all things tasty! Many area restaurants are known to serve up specialized dishes featuring the fruit during this season as the traditional fruit takes on unique and innovative gastronomic twists. The festival was first realized in 2007 and continues to be a highly anticipated event that includes everything from art sales and crafts to themed sporting events in Cabo San Lucas 2023 and exhibitions too. Live music is often a part of the experience as well, but it’s certainly the tasting opportunities that keep mango fans coming back for more. The festival is open to the public and it runs from the 24th into the first week of August. You’ll need to travel just under an hour from Los Cabos central to enjoy the festival but it’s well worth the time and your taste buds will be sure to thank you too.

Enjoy the Los Cabos ATP Tennis Open 2023

If tennis is your sport of choice, your summer trip to Los Cabos will perfectly coincide with the Los Cabos Open. Hosted July 31, 2023, through August 6, 2023, the Los Cabos Open invites players from across the globe to come together in sunny Mexico to compete and enjoy great company. The event works as a competition and showcase for up-and-coming athletes as well. This professional tournament is part of the ATP World Tour 250 Series and is played outdoors on hard courts. It’s an annual summer event in Los Cabos that was first hosted in 2016.

Book Your Stay in Los Cabos Today

Enjoying your trip to Los Cabos to the fullest begins with booking your luxury stay through the property professionals at Cabo Platinum. Reach out today to learn more about our stunning selection of vacation home rentals in Los Cabos and how we can help you turn travel plans into a reality soon.

Father’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate and appreciate the dad in your life. This year, consider making more of the fun and spoiling your dad with a trip to sunny Cabo San Lucas! Whether he’s one for relaxing pool-side, fishing, golf, or getting out and surfing the big waves, there are plenty of options to create a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable adventure. The following are just a few reasons you’re going to want to be sure to set your travel sights on when you visit Los Cabos this Father’s Day.

Make It a Getaway Complete with a Yacht Charter

Anytime you travel to Los Cabos, there is an opportunity to experience the getaway of a lifetime. Between the stunning scenery, alluring shorelines, world-class restaurants, and rich culture and history, visitors from near and far will find there are places, activities, and attractions designed to inspire. While the land-based entertainment is always exciting, Los Cabos is just as well known and loved for its gorgeous waves. To that end, those who are heading here over Father’s Day and planning to stay in Cabo San Lucas will find themselves in the ideal place to depart on a private luxury yacht cruise that dad is sure to love. Private yacht services in Cabo San Lucas are vast and varied, providing guests with options to book everything from a 63-foot Lagoon to a 100-foot Azimut Jumbo, depending on preference. Guests who add a luxury private yacht charter to their Father’s Day journey will also find that many of these yacht outings come with onboard snorkel gear and kayaks as well as stand up paddleboards and plenty of sprawling deck space for relaxing at your own pace after water adventures. Yachts can also be booked with onboard luxury dining services including dishes that are personalized to taste.

Enjoy a Fishing Outing

Los Cabos’s location on the southernmost rim of the Baja California peninsula easily makes it one of the most appealing fishing destinations in the world, particularly when it comes to reeling in impressive marlin. This Father’s Day, the dad that angles will find every reason to get out and make the most of a fishing charter when you set your sights on Cabo San Lucas as your destination. The rich waters that lap the shorelines of Cabo San Lucas offer up prime places to enjoy both offshore and inshore fishing charters and provide the potential to reel in everything from mackerels to blue marlins alongside a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Charters can often be booked as either half-day or full-day experiences depending on how much time you’re looking to set aside specifically for angling while you’re in Mexico. Many charters include all of the gear you’ll need to make it an amazing day on the water and vessel options can range from a 38-foot Mediterranean to a 252-foot Expedition and beyond!

Get Out on the Greens in Style

Golf enthusiasts from across the world make their way to Los Cabos each and every year to enjoy time on this area’s truly breathtaking championship golf courses. When you’re heading to Cabo San Lucas for Father’s Day, you’ll be just in time to unwind on the greens and enjoy a round or two alongside family and friends. There’s no shortage of options when it comes to destinations to select. The decision will be whether you’re looking to work on your short game or your long game and if you’re up for a challenge or hoping to make it a leisurely day on the links. Cabo San Lucas sees nearly a full year of sunshine, so there are rarely worries about getting rained out. Cabo San Lucas is home to public, private, and some restriction-based golf courses but not to worry. The team at Cabo Platinum can help organize your game in advance when you let us know what course you’re most looking forward to enjoying. Destinations like the Cabo San Lucas Country Club, Palmilla, Puerto Los Cabos, Vidanta, Campestre, and Cabo Real are public courses alongside Cabo del Sol’s Desert Course. Alternatively, Chileno, Twin Dolphins, Querencia and El Dorado feature private members-only clubs where you’ll want professional insight on booking options. No matter what course you select this Father’s Day, the one constant is that you can count on an amazing round, and beautiful views to match. It’s an experience you simply won’t want to miss.

Visit Los Cabos for Father’s Day through Cabo Platinum

Taking time to unwind, relax and enjoy Los Cabos to the fullest is always the right choice. At Cabo Platinum, we know what it takes to elevate a stay here even further. Our luxury property options infuse style, elegance, and convenience into every stay. Our concierge team takes care of the details that matter most while our guests look forward to the fun ahead and indulge in world-class amenities, comforts, and style while they’re here. We simply wouldn’t have it any other way. Reach out today to learn more about our Father’s Day rentals and to start planning your trip.

Finding the perfect place for your upcoming trip to Cabo may become a little more difficult due to the abundance of available properties. Therefore, to help you through the initial phase of planning your next Cabo trip, here are five quick tips that will make it easier for you to find the best villa in Cabo San Lucas and be able to start narrowing down some options.

Let’s begin by defining the following:

  1. Group Size and Dynamic: It’s crucial to decide who will be staying with you and whether they’ll be okay with sharing a bed or bedroom, because it affects the number of bedrooms and beds required.
  2. Nightly Budget: Establishing a price range for each night that you’re looking to stay at will give you a few more possibilities. Setting your budget per night is key, so be sure to take into account all the extra amenities you want the villa to offer.
  3. Dates: While choosing your dates is obviously important, being flexible with them can lead to more options, especially if you already have a villa in mind. Consider being accommodating the weekend before or after your preferred dates.
  4. Purpose of the Trip: Is also very significant because some villas are better equipped or prepared for specific types of vacations, such as weddings, business retreats, golf getaways, bachelor and bachelorette parties, etc.
  5. Area: To start figuring out which places would be best for your party, it’s vital to have an idea of what you plan to accomplish while in Cabo. For instance, staying closer to Cabo San Lucas would be ideal if you were traveling there for a bachelor and bachelorette party.

Having defined the above, you now have a solid road map for locating the best accommodations for your next trip.

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Los Cabos, located in the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, is a popular tourist destination, known for its stunning beaches, picturesque desert landscapes, and high-end luxury resorts. The area comprises two cities, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, connected by a 20-mile long Tourist Corridor. The region offers a variety of neighborhoods that cater to different lifestyle preferences and budgets, making it an attractive destination for those looking to own real estate in Los Cabos.

San Jose del Cabo: This city, located at the eastern end of the Tourist Corridor, is known for its historic center, a charming mix of colonial-style buildings, art galleries, and fine dining restaurants. It offers a more relaxed, traditional Mexican lifestyle and is popular among expats and retirees. Neighborhoods such as El Encanto, Los Patios, and El Dorado are well-established communities with a variety of homes, including single-family homes, villas, and condos. Prices in these neighborhoods range from $200,000 to $2 million.

Cabo San Lucas: This city, located at the western end of the Tourist Corridor, is known for its vibrant nightlife, marinas, and water sports. It appeals to a younger, more active crowd and is popular among those looking for a more lively atmosphere. Neighborhoods such as Pedregal, Santa Carmela, and Quivira offer a range of properties, including hillside villas, golf course homes, and ocean-front properties. Prices in these neighborhoods range from $500,000 to $10 million.

Tourist Corridor: This 20-mile stretch of land connecting San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas is lined with luxury resorts, golf courses, and upscale residential communities. It offers a mix of both relaxation and entertainment, and is popular among those looking for a bit of both. Neighborhoods such as Cabo del Sol, Costa Palmas, and Puerto Los Cabos offer a variety of homes, including ocean-front villas, golf course homes, and condos. Prices in these neighborhoods range from $500,000 to $10 million.

East Cape: This area, located east of San Jose del Cabo, is known for its rugged desert landscapes and world-class surf spots. It offers a more remote and secluded lifestyle, and is popular among outdoor enthusiasts and water sports enthusiasts. Neighborhoods such as Los Barriles and Punta Colorada offer a range of properties, including beachfront homes, villas, and lots for those looking to build their own dream home. Prices in these neighborhoods range from $200,000 to $2 million.

Todos Santos: This charming town, located an hour north of Cabo San Lucas, offers a more laid-back, bohemian lifestyle and is known for its art community, local coffee shops, and organic farms. It appeals to those looking for a more traditional Mexican experience and is popular among artists and retirees. Neighborhoods such as El Pescadero and Los Cerritos offer a range of properties, including single-family homes, villas, and lots for those looking to build their own home. Prices in these neighborhoods range from $200,000 to $2 million.

When buying a home in Los Cabos, it is important to consider factors such as the proximity to the beach, access to amenities, and the overall quality of the neighborhood. Working with a reputable agent for real estate in Los Cabos and a local attorney is also recommended to ensure a smooth and stress-free transaction.

While Los Cabos offers a wide range of neighborhoods to choose from, each offering its own unique lifestyle and attractions, it is important to consider the local infrastructure and services when buying a home in Los Cabos. This includes access to quality healthcare, shopping and dining options, transportation, and security.

In terms of healthcare, Los Cabos offers a range of facilities, including private clinics, hospitals, and emergency services. The quality of healthcare in the area is generally considered to be good, with many expats and retirees choosing to make Los Cabos their home for this reason. However, it is important to research the options available in the specific neighborhood you are considering, as the quality and accessibility of healthcare services may vary.

When it comes to shopping and dining options, Los Cabos offers a wide range of options, from high-end luxury shopping centers to local markets and street vendors. In Cabo San Lucas, there are several large shopping centers and upscale restaurants, while in San Jose del Cabo, there are more local shops and traditional Mexican restaurants. The Tourist Corridor also offers a mix of both high-end and local options, making it a convenient location for those who want easy access to both.

Transportation in Los Cabos is generally good, with taxi and ride-sharing services widely available, as well as a local bus system. However, it is important to consider the distance from your home to the nearest transportation hub, as well as the quality of the roads, when choosing a neighborhood. In some more remote areas, such as the East Cape, transportation options may be more limited.

Finally, security is an important consideration when buying a home in Los Cabos. The area is generally considered safe, with low levels of crime and a strong police presence. However, it is always important to research the crime rates in the specific neighborhood you are considering, just as you would when purchasing anywhere and take steps to secure your home, such as installing a security system or hiring a security guard.

For those looking for a more serene and peaceful lifestyle, neighborhoods such as El Encanto, Los Patios, and El Dorado in San Jose del Cabo may be a good choice. These well-established communities offer a mix of single-family homes, villas, and condos, and are known for their relaxed, traditional Mexican atmosphere.

For those looking for a more active and vibrant lifestyle, neighborhoods such as Pedregal, Santa Carmela, and Quivira in Cabo San Lucas may be a good choice. These areas offer a range of properties, including hillside villas, golf course homes, and ocean-front properties, and are known for their lively atmosphere and access to water sports and nightlife.

For those looking for a mix of relaxation and entertainment, neighborhoods such as Cabo del Sol, Costa Palmas, and Puerto Los Cabos in the Tourist Corridor may be a good choice. These areas offer a variety of homes, including ocean-front villas, golf course homes, and condos, and are known for their stunning beaches and access to high-end amenities.

For those looking for a remote and secluded lifestyle, neighborhoods such as Los Barriles and Punta Colorada in the East Cape may be a good choice. These areas offer a range of properties, including beachfront homes, villas, and lots for those looking to build their own dream home, and are known for their rugged desert landscapes and world-class surf spots.
Finally, for those looking for a laid-back, bohemian lifestyle, the historic town of Todos Santos may be a good choice. This charming town is located about an hour north of Cabo San Lucas, and offers a range of properties, including traditional Mexican homes, beachfront properties, and charming bed-and-breakfasts. Todos Santos is known for its vibrant arts scene, relaxed atmosphere, and stunning natural beauty, making it a popular destination for artists, writers, and nature lovers.

Los Cabos offers a wide range of neighborhoods, each offering its own unique lifestyle and attractions. When buying a home in Los Cabos, it is important to consider your individual lifestyle preferences, budget, and the quality of local infrastructure and services. With the right research and preparation, purchasing a home in Los Cabos can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed and peaceful lifestyle, a vibrant and active lifestyle, a mix of relaxation and entertainment, a remote and secluded lifestyle, or a laid-back and bohemian lifestyle, Los Cabos has something to offer everyone.

Mexico is a country rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. With its sunny beaches, warm climate, and affordable cost of living, it’s no wonder that so many people are interested in buying a house in Los Cabos. Whether you’re looking for a vacation home, a rental property, or a place to retire, there are many factors to consider before making a purchase.

One of the first things to consider when buying property in Mexico is the location. Mexico has a wide range of geography, from bustling cities to remote rural areas, so it’s important to choose a location that suits your lifestyle and needs. For example, if you’re looking for a beachfront property, you may want to consider cities like Cancun or Los Cabos, while if you’re looking for a quieter, more rural setting, you may want to look at areas in the Yucatan Peninsula or Guanajuato.

Once you have decided on a location, you’ll need to find a reputable real estate agent who specializes in the area. A good real estate agent will be able to guide you through the process of buying property in Mexico, and will be able to help you navigate the local real estate market. They will also be able to assist you with the legal and financial aspects of the purchase, such as obtaining a mortgage or dealing with Mexican banks.

When buying property in Mexico, it’s important to do your research and understand the local real estate market. The real estate market in Mexico can vary greatly from region to region, and it’s important to be aware of any trends or changes in the market before making a purchase. You’ll also want to consider the current state of the local economy, as well as any potential risks, such as crime or natural disasters.

Another important factor to consider when buying property in Mexico is the cost. While property in Mexico is generally much cheaper than in other countries, it’s still important to have a budget in mind and to make sure you’re not overspending. You’ll also want to factor in the cost of taxes, insurance, and maintenance, as well as any necessary repairs or renovations.

In conclusion, buying property in Mexico can be a great investment, but it’s important to do your research and be prepared. From choosing the right location to finding a reputable real estate agent, there are many factors to consider when making a purchase. By taking your time and thoroughly researching the local real estate market, you can ensure that you’re making a smart investment that will provide you with years of enjoyment and satisfaction.

If you’re interested in buying real estate in Los Cabos, there are a few steps you should follow:

– Determine your budget and what type of property you’re interested in (e.g. a home, condo, or land).
– Hire a reputable real estate agent who specializes in the Los Cabos area.
– Research the different neighborhoods and areas in Los Cabos to determine where you would like to buy.
– Look at properties that fit your criteria and visit them in person if possible.
– Get pre-approved for a mortgage, if applicable.
– Once you have found a property you’re interested in, make an offer through your agent.
– Hire a property inspector to ensure the property is in good condition.
– Close the deal and complete any necessary paperwork.

It’s important to thoroughly research the Los Cabos real estate market and seek the advice of professionals before making a purchase to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.

Here are some tips for selecting a luxury realtor in Mexico:
– Look for experience and expertise: Choose a realtor who has a track record of successfully buying and selling luxury properties in Mexico and has a deep understanding of the local market.
– Ask for references: Contact past clients and ask about their experience with the realtor.
– Check their network: A good luxury realtor should have a network of trusted professionals in finance, legal, and construction, which can help you with any additional needs during the buying process.
– Look for a good fit: Choose a realtor who you feel comfortable with and who you can trust.
– Research their marketing strategy: Make sure the realtor has are strong online and offline presence, and that they use high-quality marketing materials to showcase the properties they are selling.
– Seek recommendations: Ask friends, family, and colleagues if they have any recommendations for a luxury realtor in Mexico.
– Check their credentials: Make sure the realtor is licensed and belongs to a professional organization such as the National Association of Realtors.

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of finding a top-notch luxury realtor in Mexico who will help you make the right purchase. Feel free to contact one of our esteemed local advisors and give them the opportunity to earn your business and help you find a forever Cabo home.

Mexican Trust – Fideicomiso

By far the most asked question during the process of purchasing real estate in Mexico. Don’t let legal terms confuse you. You rightfully and legally own your property. It is very simple actually, and no, it is not a 99-year lease. The concepts and processes are pretty straight forward. As a foreigner, two ways you can own real estate in Mexico are:

FIRST OPTION: MEXICAN CORPORATION

A Mexican corporation is incorporated and owned in a fee simple title to property, regardless of size, location, value, or purposes of it. This is generally recommended for investors that are looking to develop and/or acquire more than one real estate transaction.

Mexican corporations work in a similar way to American corporations, and there is no limit as to the number, citizenship, or nature of the shareholders. Check with your legal representation as there are multiple corporate structures and some of which are more beneficial to foreigners.

Also, for tax purposes, developing and/or commercial expenses are better deducted through a corporation than through a Trust.

SECOND OPTION: MEXICAN TRUST OR “FIDEICOMISO

This method is the most utilized for a private investor or a residential piece of property, without commercial purposes.

Mexican law provides that foreign individuals and/or entities (including foreign trusts) may own fee simple title to land in all of Mexico, except in the so-called “Restricted Zone”, which is the strip of land that goes along the shores (50 kms. inland) and the borderlines (100 kms. inland). Therefore, when land is purchased directly or indirectly by foreigners through foreign entities or trusts, it is typically bought through a Mexican trust or “fideicomiso”.

The following three persons are listed in the fideicomiso:

The Mexican owner of land that originally conveys the property into the trust

The Mexican financial institution that holds title to the property

The individual(s) or entity(ies), national or foreign, of the Trust: that has the authority to instruct the Trustee in connection with the property

The purchase of property through a trust works in a very similar fashion as a regular purchase and sale transaction: the seller (‘Trustor’ or ‘Settlor’) shall execute a trust agreement, whereby a trust is created and title is conveyed to a Mexican bank (‘Trustee’) for a purchase price, and the Mexican bank accepts such conveyance, in the understanding that (i) the purchase price is paid by a third party (normally a foreigner), who is appointed Beneficiary of such Trust, (ii) the bank acquires title, acting on behalf of such third party and, therefore, (iii) the bank is not allowed to take any act or decision regarding the property unless it is instructed in such sense by the Beneficiary, who has all decision rights.

Then, in practice, although the bank has the nominal title to the property, they do not get involved at all in the maintenance or management of the property. The Beneficiary of the Trust is the person deciding about the development, lease, sale, mortgage or whatsoever regarding said property.

Typically, the bank has no activity, except in case of litigation, when the Trustee shall grant the Beneficiary’s attorneys a special Power of Attorney to appear in court on behalf of the Trustee, nominal owner of the property.

In addition, the property held in trust is kept in a “Fiduciary Division”, so it is never considered an asset of the bank, so no creditor of the bank may go after the property, ever.

When the property to be purchased is already in a trust, the buyer may elect on whether to continue on said trust (by assuming the existing trust rights of the selling beneficiary) or to terminate the existing trust and have the property conveyed into a new trust.

These trusts have a 50-year life, with the option of an immediate renewal for another 50-year period; thereafter, the property should be sold to a person with capacity to acquire title (however, the trend is to liberalize the ownership, so most likely, such requirement will be eliminated in some years).

A specific permit from the Foreign Relations Secretary is required to set up a trust and the relevant Trust Agreement needs to be contained in a Deed, signed by the parties thereof in front of a Mexican Notary Public, and should be recorded at the Cadaster Offices, at the Public Registry of the Property and at the Foreign Investment Registry. Your closing attorney will help with this process as they are regular activities for 60% of real estate that is closed in Los Cabos.

Thereafter, no further permit or notice is required, unless one or more of the parties thereof vary, or the properties subject to the Trust are modified, either by purchase of additional land, merger, subdivision, etc.

On average trustee bank charges an annual fee of around $550.00 US dollars.

This article was written by RODRIGO GOMEZ, for informational purposes only and are not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. You should not rely or act upon this information without seeking professional counsel.

Enjoying a stay in Cabo is always a delight for travelers and elevating the experience through added comfort, luxury, elegance, and style happens when you book Casa Carino as your home away from home. This captivating 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath Los Cabos villa can accommodate up to 16 guests at a time and is situated within Querencia, one of the area’s most exclusive gated communities. Casa Carino is a villa that is perfect for those traveling with family and friends alike to Los Cabos and looking to savor the privacy they deserve as well as easy access to area attractions and activities. Querencia is a highly desirable destination and community that’s just minutes from San Jose del Cabo and the rich culture and arts scene that’s found there. Booking a stay in Casa Carino puts guests in proximity to some of the best surfing and swimming beaches in all of Los Cabos as well as spectacular restaurants and shops to explore. No matter when you book your stay in Casa Carino, you can count on enjoying daily butler services, daily housekeeping, and the help of a personal concierge dedicated to helping you make your getaway one-of-a-kind from start to finish.

Interior Amenities

Stepping into Casa Carino, guests will find they have no less than 3,500 square feet of living space to enjoy. The floorplan heavily revolves around indoor and outdoor living with large retractable panels of walls seamlessly pairing lounge areas inside with access to sprawling and sun-soaked patios and terraces. Throughout the rest of the property, guests can enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows that frame fantastic Sea of Cortez views, while vaulted ceilings further enhance the overall sense of living space available to guests starting on day one of their journey. Casa Carino enjoys a bright and fresh color palette throughout as well as natural wood details and finishes that add a warm touch to the aesthetic.

The main living area in Casa Carino hosts a plush white sofa and matching loveseat alongside two armchairs all topped in gray and white throw pillows. The sleek tile flooring in this room is topped with a warm gray and brown area rug as well as a glass-topped coffee table. Overhead, guests will enjoy the eye-catching natural wood beams while the large flat-screen television on the wall enhances the entertainment value of a guest’s stay. The living room opens up to the villa’s gourmet kitchen where guests can swap a night out at a local eatery with a home-style meal instead. Guests or a private in-home chef can make the most of the high-end appliances this culinary space showcases alongside custom cabinetry stocked with cooking essentials and a spacious center island topped in sleek stone. When it’s time to enjoy a meal together, guests can gather around the formal dining room table suitable for up to 10 guests at a time that’s situated just between the living room and kitchen.

Getting a good night’s sleep is always within reach for those who book a stay in Casa Carino. Each bedroom is outfitted with a plush mattress, premium linens, and stylish comforters. The master bedroom hosts a king bed as well as a private outdoor access point for savoring the view at your very own pace. The second bedroom in the villa also hosts a king bedroom set while the third hosts a queen bed and the fourth enjoys queen bunks that are perfect for those traveling with family. As an added convenience to guests, each bedroom has its own ensuite bath in place as well.

Exterior Features

Fresh air, sunshine, and spectacular views are always available at Casa Carino. Through the main living room, guests can step directly out onto the grand patio which provides an access point to a sprawling, luxurious yard to enjoy. Here, visitors will find a hot tub and spacious infinity pool as well as a full outdoor dining set and ample lounge areas for relaxing in style. The far end of the yard hosts an outdoor television and couch and there’s also a fireplace for visitors to gather around. The patio spills out onto a massive grassy area that is perfect for activities, exercise, star-gazing and any other outdoor sport.  There is a soccer golf course designed for the competitive folks in your family and provides hours of fun for kids.  When you’re looking to get around with ease, Casa Carino includes a premium golf car for 6. There are also three outdoor showers to enjoy after a swim or if your itinerary has your getaway focused on the beach and you’re looking to refresh upon return.

Book Your Stay in Cabo Today

Many of our guests start thinking of their next trip to Casa Carino before they even leave.  When you find yourself falling in love with the villa and surrounding area and choose to make Querencia a forever home, our team of real estate advisors can help you bring your dreams to reality.  As an owner, your family can benefit from the myriad of amazing amenities that Querencia Los Cabos offers:  gym, spa, members only club with restaurant and pools, kids club, golf, beach club and outdoor pursuits.

There’s no reason to wait when you’re ready to enjoy a one-of-a-kind vacation to Los Cabos, Mexico. Reach out to the team at Cabo Platinum today when you’re excited to include glamorous accommodations into your experience and want to be sure you’ve secured a home away from home in one of the most luxurious areas around. We’ll handle the details while you focus on the spectacular journey ahead.

Taking time out of a busy schedule to visit Los Cabos is a good idea any time of year. When travelers are looking to vacation in style, Los Cabos has the scenery, upscale fun, activities, and attractions that make for an unforgettable stay. With all of the activity, many owners find themselves asking, “Is now a good time to sell in Cabo.”

While a visit here is always a thrill no matter what your interests may be, those who are looking to make a more permanent investment will find that in 2023, the Cabo real estate market is primed for potential. Sellers in particular will be happy to discover that now is an ideal time to upgrade their current Cabo residence for something that elevates their year-round living and/or makes for a breathtaking vacation home.

Luxury Buyers Propel the Market to New Heights

While the global health crisis of 2020 stalled the real estate market just about everywhere for a period of time, in Los Cabos, tourism is back and stronger than ever in 2023. By the end of 2022, Forbes was highlighting Los Cabos, Mexico as one of the biggest second home markets in all of North America. This trend has seen many vacationers transition to buyers as they look for their piece of paradise to enjoy on a more permanent basis. For sellers looking to profit in Cabo, this world-class destination is offering up a strong and exciting market to be a part of as interested buyer numbers continue to grow. The team at CBRE Hotels put together a report looking specifically at Los Cabo’s market growth over the last five years and found the area is experiencing an annual growth rate of nearly 6% overall. For sellers, this is even better news.

The luxury real estate in Los Cabos provides an even more exciting prospect for those looking to sell as the most exclusive inventory remains relatively low. This provides sellers with a greater amount of control over their selling price and how they choose to accept property offers. Overall, sellers are seeing increased interest in luxury properties from American and Canadian buyers. With new direct flights between Los Cabos and Europe, the expectation is that sellers will be seeing an influx of European buyer interest in the near future as well.

Market Factors to Consider in 2023

In Los Cabos, those looking to sell are still seeing the high-end market range as listing above $1 million. At the end of 2022, resale was accounting for around 90% of property sales in Los Cabos with 30% to 40% of all residential sales falling within the high-end market category. From the U.S., there are a high number of buyers hailing from California and Texas, while market interest is also being noted as primarily coming from Chicago, New York, and Mexico City.

According to the Cabo Real Estate Services 2023 first-quarter market report, the market continues to flourish for sellers. In quarter one, the Los Cabos real estate market saw over $500 million in sales as opposed to quarter four in 2022. This puts sales volumes up by 48% and a total of 545 houses and condos sold within the first quarter timeframe. The most lucrative price point for sellers is holding steady between $2 million and $5 million listings. Quarter one inventory remained steady as well and real estate agents were seeing existing properties moving briskly. Overall market direction is noted as strong in Los Cabos in 2023, particularly for existing properties as opposed to new construction.

When You’re Ready to Sell, Partner with Cabo Platinum

Those who own homes in Los Cabos know just how appealing this sunny and one-of-a-kind destination can be year-round. That said, there’s no reason not to upgrade when you’re looking for something new in Los Cabos. Whether you’re looking forward to a new view, are hoping to swap neighborhoods, or just want to be closer to places you love to spend time, the team at Cabo Platinum is always here to help.

Our Cabo real estate services are world-class, and we know the Los Cabos real estate market fluently. We help homeowners looking to sell market and price their homes competitively so their new journey can get started faster than ever. Our guidance and assistance with financial planning can make all the difference when it comes to creating a real estate transaction that’s smooth and streamlined. We know how to navigate market fluctuations and help place your home in front of the eyes of buyers who are looking to close quickly. We’re also ready and waiting to help you find your new home once your current residence is ready to hit the market.

Luxury real estate is our passion and our area of expertise. When you’re looking to learn more about how we can help you sell your home and find the next residence of your dreams, simply reach out to Cabo Platinum. Our team of expert real estate advisors can’t wait to hear from you!

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