Where would you in an ideal world choose to have a second home in MEXICO, could be anything from RV with palapa or a rental or to stick & mortar? Today's world economic world has opportunities available we will not see again in our lifetimes.
YES, we know some of you who will read this are not interested in Mexico so need to respond & thank you for holding the negative comments.
We are currently watching weather data for Rocky Point & San Felipe. Interestingly, the weather is more comfortable thus far than what we have here South of Tucson.
Well we have our second place in San Felipe. Love it. Small town and alot of ex-pats from Nov.-April. These days there are alot of people who stay year-round. Including my parents. They workcamped for many years after retirement, then spent 1/2 year in San Felipe and the other half here in the PNW during summer. Now they have AC so just stay south all year.
One big advantage is San Felipe is only a 4 hour drive to Yuma. Friends, grands fly into Yuma, I pick them up and vacation begins. Also go up on occasion for shopping and medical visits.
We also love the rest of the Baja and thats when we take out Jeep and off-road camper and go vacationing south during the winter months.
When we are fully retired 1.5 yrs from now we plan to spend 1/2 year south and other half traveling USA and then will most likely fulltime in Mexico when we are no longer able to pull the 5er around the country.
Hope you get a chance to visit San Felipe "No Bad Days"
North of Puerto Vallarta. La Penita, Rincon De Guayabitos, Lo De Marcos area. Right on the ocean and lots of great people winter here. Close enough to major airport in PV and some great medical care in PV as well.
Our favorite of all is Alamos and we came within a pen stroke of purchasing a home there in 2006. An easy drive to shopping in Navajoa and also to the beaches around Huatabampo and Las Bocas. Great weather, too. Prices were reasonable in 2006, so imagine they are even better today. You are just outside the area of owner restriction, so you own the property, not a trust.
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We are hoping to close on a house here in La Paz, BCS this next week. We chose La Paz because Baja Sur is very safe, quiet and there are plenty of services available. We also have great health and dental practitioners here - many of whom studied and also practiced in the US and Europe.
We love the Sea of Cortes and all the sea life - we're 40 meters from the water. We can take a 2 hour flight via Volaris to Tijuana and walk across the border to see family in San Diego or drive our RV up Mex 1 and enjoy some great beach camping.
Great discussion you initiated here Rocmoc! And I'm learning so much from other posters about their favorite places in Mexico. Of course we plan to keep our 5th wheel and hope to explore more of Mexico in the future!
We have visited all of the places mentioned above and agree they are ALL very very much fabulous places. As you can see there are so many places to choose and each person likes what they like. It would be good if you could travel around a little and explore each one. You will find they are all great, but in order to make an informed decision, you would need to visit as many as you can and make your decision based on what you like.
For a Mexican home base I would like to have an RV slab (with H/O) alongside the malecon in Mahahual, QR.
Wouldn't want much more than a slab for my RV; that way I could get out of the way of the occasional hurricane and not worry too much about property loss. Plus I would still want to explore more of Mexico.
For a year-round home for when I'm too infirm to drive, I don't think I've found it yet. I guess I better get busy, it looks like I'm running out of time.
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