Mexican gastronomy – a world intangible cultural heritage

When we plan to buy properties in a new region, let alone a new country, there is a lot to think about and many questions arise. Where do we want to buy our property? How much money do we want to spend? What is a wise investment for the future? These are all big and important questions to consider. However, big questions like these are often accompanied by a numerous smaller questions, which might also be of importance to us.  These can be questions like what’s the average rain falls yearly, what activities does the area offer and will I enjoy the local cuisine? By no means do I attempt to answer all possible questions one might have right here and now, but I will answer one of them – namely the latter.

Mexican gastronomy and food - BAJA INTERNATIONAL REALTY

“Mexican gastronomy is one of only two cuisines declared by UNESCO as a world intangible cultural heritage.” (UNESCO).

UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. UNESCO was created to build lasting peace and “create holistic policies that are capable of addressing the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development.” (UNESCO).

Intangible cultural heritage – what does that mean you might ask? It is also known as living heritage and among other things refers to practices and knowledge that’s being transmitted from generation to generation, which provides communities with a sense of identity and promotes social well-being and creativity, while also generating income. The UNESCO convention for the safeguarding of the world’s intangible cultural heritages aims to ensure that this living heritage endures.

So what is it about the Mexican gastronomy that’s cause for this rare attention? The Mexican cuisine is more than just food “it expresses the identity of a people” and “ensures community cohesion”.  The food is present “at birth and at death, at planting and at harvest” (UNESCO). It is mixing tradition and the future as well as creating new ways of sharing its flavors with the world. The Mexican cuisine “is shaping the worlds tastes” (Mexico Today).

Mexico is the fourth most mega diverse and top three most culturally diverse country in the world. These are two contributing factors to the outstanding Mexican cuisine which is “a melting pot of ancient knowledge and agricultural products” (UNESCO).

The base or so called trilogy of the Mexican cuisine consists of corn (maiz), beans (frijoles) and chili peppers (chiles) and is an important part of Mexican rituals and ceremonies as well as a communal diet. Nixtamalization is a cooking technique, which was invented in Mexico thousands of years ago, used to process corn. It is the basis for making Mexico’s world famous tortillas, tamales and so much more. Nixtamalization makes the corn more easily digestible and adds nutrients. The chili is not just a fundamental flavor for the Mexican palate but plays an important part in the complete and balanced diet that the traditional Mexican food has always been. The chili pepper aids nutrition by making it easier for the body to digest the protein in both corn and beans.

Another celebrity on the food stage, we have Mexico to thank for, is tacos. According to Jeffrey M. Pilcher, who is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota, tacos was most likely invented during the 18th century by Mexican silver miners. In silver mines the word taco is a small explosive charge used to excavate the ore. Taco was later reinvented by the Mexican Americans and mass-marketed by Taco Bell’s own Glen Bell (Smithsonian).

It is safe to say that when it comes to food Mexico is a great country to be in!  This is not only due to the flavors that have the world spell bound, for example in most supermarkets in Sweden you can find a whole aisle dedicated solely to the ingredients necessary for recurrent tacos dinners, but also for its ways of bringing a community together and optimizing the nutritional value of the different comestibles. This is why UNESCO feels the Mexican gastronomy worthy of its protection and also one of many reasons why we think Mexico is the place to be. Why not come over here and experience it firsthand. We know everything you need to know about real estate in the Los Cabo region in Baja California Sur and we would gladly recommend a good cooking class in the area if you want to learn more about the ins and outs of the Mexican gastronomy.








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The Best Value in Cabo San Lucas Real Estate, Condos located inside the Pedregal

Cabo San Lucas Real Estate

If you are looking for some of the best Cabo San Lucas real estate, check out Las Cascadas de Pedregal condos. Well constructed, ADA compliant with some of the best views of the Sea of Cortez and the bay and city of Cabo San Lucas. Very close to town and the marina yet in the private gated community of the Pedregal de Cabo San Lucas with direct access to town, and one of the most beautiful, semi-private beaches in Los Cabos. Las Cascadas offers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 bedroom condo options.

Wake up to a sunrise out of the Sea of Cortez, gaze out in the day at the blue bay of Cabo and all the activities it provides and fall asleep to the city lights or the moon over the Bahia de Cabo San Lucas.

We have all heard that when buying real estate, it is location, location, location. Well when it comes to Cabo San Lucas real estate, this is an irreplaceable location. This quiet private residential community is bordered on one side by nearly a mile of coast line and the opposite side by the city and marina of Cabo San Lucas. There is no other residential real estate in Cabo San Lucas that will ever have the same. The lands are gone! Las Cascadas de Pedregal is truly among the best of Cabo San Lucas real estate.


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Sierra Dorada is a quiet private small residential community located on the Cabo
Corridor, less than 3 miles from downtown Cabo San Lucas. Close to WalMart,
HomeDepot and Costco. This well built home is a 3 bedroom with beautiful
outdoor garden and private pool area. Upstairs is the Living room, Dining room and Kitchen with large pocket doors flowing onto a nice wide terrace, blue water views from all areas! The
home comes fully furnished with high quality furnishings. OWNER FINANCING
AVAILABLE. 40% down, 6% interest, amortized over 15 years, balloon payment due
in 5 years. Price; 449k


Mexico – The New Land of Opportunity

Are you thinking about moving to Mexico? Now is a good time!

The New York Times published an article, a couple of months ago, with the headline: For Migrants, New Land of Opportunity Is Mexico (Read the article here:

In the article you can read that “the number of Americans legally living and working in Mexico grew to more than 70,000 in 2012 from 60,000 in 2009, a number that does not include many students and retirees, those on tourist visas or the roughly 350,000 American children who have arrived since 2005 with their Mexican parents.”.

Why is that? New York Times lets one of the 70,000 American immigrants answer that question: “There is this energy here, this feeling that anything can happen”, said Lesley Téllez, a Californian whose three-year-old business running culinary tours served hundreds of clients here last year. “It’s hard to find that in the U.S.”. Domingo Dolores who moved here from France compares the two countries and says that in comparison “nothing is happening in Paris.”.

“Spanish filmmakers, Japanese automotive executives and entrepreneurs from the United States and Latin America arrive practically daily — pursuing dreams, living well and frequently succeeding”, then why not you too?


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Best Condo Value Under $200K

As they say timing is of the essence. We have the absolute best condo value on a 3BR 3BA Penthouse condo in all of Cabo. This hot rod is priced at $198,000 with relatively low miles and has been owned by a couple in their 80s for the last 9 years and has never been rented.

Villa Domejean has been on the market for less than a month and will not last long. Priced well below market value the nearest comparable is priced $67,000 more.

Seller is now offering financing, 40% down, 15 year amortization, 5% interest, balloon over 4 years.

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Las Cascadas de Pedregal offers what many people think are the best condo deals in Cabo.  The condos are located in the private residential community of the Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  Some of the best views at any price range, walking distance to the town of Cabo San Lucas, and a quiet, beautiful beach within the gated private residential community.  These are brand new luxury condos with excellent construction quality and ADA compliant.

Whether you are looking for a vacation home, retirement home or a excellent investment property, Las Cascadas condominiums in Cabo are a must see.

If you are looking for an investment property in Cabo for vacation rental, then these condos are among the best. They attract higher end cliental, located in the one of a kind community of Pedregal  de Cabo San Lucas (some houses in Pedregal sell at over 10 million dollars), walking distance to town, great views and established property management.  And these 2 bedroom condos in Cabo San Lucas are only 352k!!

Whether it is a retirement home or vacation home in Cabo you are looking for; if you buy a great investment property in Cabo, you can relax and enjoy your purchase for years.

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Best development land in Cabo! If you are looking for an absolutely prime, signature building site for a hotel site, condo project, this is it! In Los Cabo, today, it does not get any better than this land for a signature project. Perfect land for a hotel building site or a high end condominium project. Or?

Feel free to call for a preliminary discussion but details cannot be shared until we first confirm the financial ability of potential buyer to move forward on this prime Cabo land. Appropriate discloser agreements will be signed after approval of potential purchaser.


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How to buy a hotel on the beach in Cabo

First you have locate a hotel or find someone who knows where there is one for sale. Turn key hotels are out there but the price is another story.

Location and price are two key factors in this equation, I think we have those covered.
We have an opportunity here on our hands with a property that is minutes from the most popular beach in the Baja.
This property would take off as a hotel or a timeshare.
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Best Selling Cabo Condos Releases Phase 2

Top Selling Condo Development in Cabo San Lucas Two Years in a Row!!
VIDEO: Las Cascadas de Pedregal Condos for Sale in Cabo San Lucas

Las Cascadas de Pedregal luxury view condos set the pace for real estate sales in Cabo San Lucas by being the fastest selling condos in both 2010 and 2011. These ultra-luxury properties have incredible features like:
1) Unobstructed ocean, marina and city views
2) Spacious floor plans with up to 6 bedrooms in mega-penthouse units with private elevators
3) Expansive terrace balconies and private entry courtyards
4) Exclusive owner’s recreation complex with clubhouse, indoor/outdoor bar, private liquor lockers, infinity pool and Jacuzzi’s plus gym, steam room and massage facilities.
5) Enclosed garages and storage with room for your cars, toys… even boats!

These are just some of the factors that have made Las Cascadas de Pedregal the sought-after condo investment in Los Cabos.


Buildings 4 and 5 are already 60% sold out with just a few units left. Buildings 6 and 7 have just been released for presales and units have already sold! Not only are these condos selling fast, they’ve also become one of the most sought after vacation rentals with current owners paying their mortgages with rental income alone!! Act fast or you might miss out on the best real estate investment in Los Cabos.

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