According to Roberto Gonzales of Pisces Real Estate — the longest established and one of the most trusted real estate companies in Los Cabos — each community draws people with specific lifestyles. While there are certainly exceptions, he says he has seen certain trends throughout his many years observing the market.
“It all depends on what you like,” says Gonzales. “San José del Cabo draws a lot of retired people. Historically, the atmosphere in San José [del Cabo] is a lot calmer than Cabo San Lucas, which is very active. Then if you drive 45 minutes from San José del Cabo, you are in the East Cape, which is very rural. People who live in the East Cape give up amenities like hospitals and large shopping venues in exchange for the quiet beauty of disconnecting from the world.”
Some resorts are have added residential sections, and developers continue to build master planned communities that cater to a wide variety of tastes and budgets.
Those seeking out luxury can find that and more at Chileno Bay Resort & Residences. Sweeping desert and coastal landscapes are the backdrop for this state-of-the-art oceanfront sanctuary. The villas, which range from 3,000 to 8,000 square feet, sport clean architectural lines and modern designs, complete with the latest in energy saving technology.
The developers at Chileno Bay considered everything the residents could need down to delightful details like a private chef and a personal grocery shopper. Property owners can take advantage of full-service event planning, catering, transportation arrangements, babysitting and even the unrivaled assistance of a private butler. When it comes to security and privacy, residents enjoy private beach access with their own palapas, as well as access to recreation equipment, including stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and snorkeling gear.
Gonzales says that most people prefer owning in a gated community because of the advantages it affords, like having on-site security and well-maintained and attractively designed common areas — including anything from swimming pools and private beaches to spa facilities, golf courses and clubhouses. These amenities provide residents with peace of mind and allow them the freedom to focus on pursuits other than home maintenance.
Diamante, for instance, is a 1,500 acre master-planned resort community with two signature championship golf courses — one designed by Davis Love III and the other being the very first course designed by Tiger Woods. A 10-acre man-made crystal lagoon and a wealth of services and amenities reflect on the extent to which these kinds of communities curate a certain lifestyle for residents who are looking to get the most of their investment, be it a primary home or a vacation property.
Read more about real estate in Los Cabos in Visit Los Cabos 2017 digital edition.