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Living in Los Cabos: Whale Watching
We went whale-watching last week with friends; we were lucky enough to find one who seemed to enjoy being the center of attention. Whale-watching is one of my favorite things to do in Cabo. The whales are here from roughly December to March. The tours are quite reasonable, and although they can’t guarantee you’ll see a whale it is almost impossible not to have a great time. If you go, please use one of the professional charters who will…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on March 2, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments
Living in Los Cabos: 2012 in Real Estate, Year End Report
At the end of each year I send out a summary of the real estate activity to my clients, neighbors and friends who generally want to keep an eye on our market. In recent years their most pressing question has been ‘is it finally turning around?’ This year I think they’re going to like the answer. The year 2012 was good for real estate in Los Cabos. I believe the indicators show that yes, although we still have a lot of…Continue
Living in Los Cabos: Safety Again
Amazingly, people are still asking if it’s safe to come to Cabo. So I thought one way to answer that would be to look at today’s news. I get two sources of local news: one is a very accurate news blog; the other is the headlines from the local TV station sent as a digest every morning. So let’s see what stories I read with my morning coffee today…
The news blog, Colectivo Pericú, is done by a group of independent journalists…Continue
Now if you’re looking for a blog on Christmas customs in Mexico you might want to keep going, I’m sure there are other writers who have done a great job on the topic. This blog is about Christmas in Los Cabos, which is a horse of entirely a different color. As usual Los Cabos has their own traditions,…Continue
This month marks an historic moment for the Mayan world! December 21, 2012 marks the beginning of a new period called a baktun on the Mayan calendar. The new baktun is an…Continue
Keep in mind that this is only a sampling of the subscribers currently on board. Many locations are still open. The first subscriber in each location gets the…Continue
Added by George Puckett on October 16, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments
Something you just don’t think about when you’re moving to Cabo is how you will vote. As a US citizen you retain the right to vote in federal elections no matter where you live. How does that work? There are a couple of ways….
Added by Carol Billups on October 5, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments
I was asked about the emergency phone numbers here in Cabo, so as usual I’ll blog the answer. Yes, we have emergency numbers and no, they’re not the same as in the US.
First and most important is 066. This is the Mexican equivalent…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on October 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Is There Anything Better than Fr*ee?
Download my book for Fr*ee from September 28th thru October 2nd. Follow this link, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008YE9TV0. No Kindle! No problem. There is a link in the green order box, just above the "Give as a Gift" Link. Get your…Continue
Added by George Puckett on September 28, 2012 at 12:25am — No Comments
I’m usually blogging about life in Cabo and all the questions people have when they’re thinking of moving to Cabo San Lucas, or anywhere in Mexico. But once in a while I can’t help myself and have to write about real estate trends. This would be one of those…Continue
Hello to ALL,
September is going to be a very exciting month. On September 6 Amazon will probably be announcing their new Kindle Fire. Additionally, sometimes in September Apple should be announcing the new 7 inch iPad. Google has already come out with it's 7 inch Nexus Tablet. They call it the Kindle Fire Killer.
When Amazon launched the Kindle Fire eBook sales doubled over night. Now all three of these heavy weights are coming to market…Continue
Added by George Puckett on September 4, 2012 at 4:07am — No Comments
Living in Los Cabos: Are you a Caboholic?
Hi. My name is Carol and I am a Caboholic. The addiction is pretty strong, so much so that my fellow Caboholic wrote a song about it. And there’s a very, very active group on Facebook who call themselves the Caboholic Support Group. Which of course spawned a Caboholic Support Hour program on LiveCabo Radio with many songs about Cabo. And one of the most popular and requested tracks in that hour is…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on August 31, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments
Living in Los Cabos: Green!
It is simply amazing how green our desert gets after a rainstorm. The amazing green in these photos was due to rain a week or so back, and after this morning’s storm it just looks amazing, doesn’t it?
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Carol Billups is…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on August 30, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments
There has been plenty of hustling and bustling along the carretera federal these days. New construction has been going on for quite some time now with the new overpass being completed and now....
The new Liverpool department store being constructed across the highway, not far from the entrance to Playacar and Sam's Club. The store coming along nicely and the parking lot area is being expanded and cleared.
The sidewalk/bike path along the…Continue
Added by Lisa Love Juliot on August 17, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Living in Los Cabos: Some of My Favorites
I love my job! I get to see and sell some of the most magnificent properties. I put together this little montage of some of today’s favorites, hope you enjoy the show.
Carol Billups is Broker/Owner of Cabo Realty Pros. She has enjoyed working with both buyers and sellers for over eleven years and still thinks hers…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on August 6, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments
Our ears are burning with the hot gossip we are hearing around town here in Playa del Carmen! We won't name, names or say for sure what will come to pass or not, but here is the current chimse~gossip we are hearing about proposed changes and upcoming developments in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.
Added by Lisa Love Juliot on August 2, 2012 at 6:47pm — No Comments
Limited release all-inclusive VIP Passes and discounted Taste of Playa "Pesos" are now available for Taste of Playa 2012 through advance purchase online at http://www.tasteofplaya.com.
Taste of Playa is a community-oriented culinary event that
celebrates the creativity and…
Added by Michele Kinnon on July 23, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
As of this evening I’m going to have a new hobby. It’s going to be great fun. For the foreseeable future every evening I will be making a call to my new best friends, the English-speaking tech support agents at TelMex, and asking them why I cannot stream…Continue
Artists from all over the Riviera Maya share their talent every
Thursday evening on Playa del Carmen's trendy 5th Avenue between Avenida
Constituyentes and Calle 40.
Caminarte is an open air art show
celebrating the joy of meandering this bustling main street, open only
to foot traffic, and to promote art and artists living in Playa del
Carmen and all along the
Riviera Maya. This event is open to all local artists, both…
Added by Lisa Love Juliot on July 18, 2012 at 3:07pm — No Comments
The Feria Playa del Carmen 2012 was packed with people every day that it filled the Zocalo, Palacio Gobernal and part of the parking area for Wal-Mart on Avenida 30. The fair was bustling in the evenings offering fair goers a wonderful variety of typical Mexican Feria goodness! Junk food, rides, handicrafts, household items, shoes, costume jewelry, cocktails, games, nightly shows and more kept Playa del Carmen fair aficionados busy and content for a whole 10 days. …