Baja Expats: They Came to Visit Mexico and Stayed

August 31, 2013

Married, single, young, old, with kids in tow, retired or entrepreneurs — Baja Mexico is enticing expats with its promise of a better lifestyle. The choices are unlimited. The colorful culture of colonial and fishing towns, low home prices, world-class surfing on the crashing waves of the Pacific, snorkeling in the crystalline fish-rich waters of the Sea of Cortez, strolling along waterfront boardwalks, or sampling cuisine ranging from tasty street tacos to world-class dining… Baja has it all.

Baja Expats – They Came to Visit and Stayed to Live: San Antonio Delmar Innkeepers.

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Former Oregon residents Loretta and Joe Taylor first visited northern Baja twenty years ago to attend a friend’s birthday party.  When the friend told them how much he’d paid for his oceanfront property and said the one next door was for sale, the Taylors thought about it… for eight minutes, before deciding to go for it.  They worked on and added to their two-story, oceanfront villa over the years and eventually decided to offer the entire first floor – open kitchen and family room with fireplace and cathedral-beamed ceiling, private en-suite bedroom, and panoramic ocean views  for rental as “Sea4Two.”

Baja ex-pats Loretta and Joe live on the expansive second floor of the villa.  “We offer a variety of services to our guests, such as picking them up from the airport, the use of an SUV, obtaining dinner reservations or theater tickets,” says Loretta.” “We enjoy interacting with our guests, and love the lifestyle we’ve created.”

The Sweet Savor of Success: Rosarito Restaurant Owner.

California resident Susanne Stehr packed up and left Ventura County in 1999 to be near her furniture manufacturing company in Rosarito.  One night, a couple walked by a window at the factory that had been staged as a fancy dining room.  One said, “Is that a restaurant?” and the other replied, “No, but I sure would like to eat somewhere like that!”  Having spent twelve years as a director of catering in her past, Susanne thought, “I can do this!” and hence, Susanna’s Restaurant, a favorite of locals, tourists, and even Californians who drive across the border just to sample her tantalizing cuisine was born.

Read more about Baja’s expats, July 11, 2013, in Mexconnect

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  1. Comment by Irene S. Levine

    Irene S. Levine Reply February 11, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Can’t wait to read the article! I am now in Baja~

    • Comment by luggageandlipstick

      luggageandlipstick Reply February 11, 2014 at 9:21 am

      Irene — I spent a lot of time in Baja last year and 2011. Love it there… the people are so nice, the food is delicious, lots of things to do, very safe…. I could go on! Where are you visiting now? I’ve enjoyed your posts on Cabo — haven’t been there (closest is La Paz) but I will be going to Cabo later this year.

  2. Comment by M Dowell

    M Dowell Reply December 29, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I travelled to Los Cabos for over 20 years and its a beautiful and peaceful place to be.The beaches are stunning and very clean , many activities to do like snorqueling, cruises,boating,fishing .golfing, scuba diving, sightseeing,eco tours, horseback riding ,nice shopping , wonderful hotels for all budgets,very classy restauranys and many to choose from with mexican food, seafood and other food from other countries….People are very friendly and everytime we visit ,we have an amazing time with kids or without them !!!!…..San Jose is very close also and is a beautiful little town …!!!!

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