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Welcome to "Los Sabinos" - the newest concept in Mexican retirement!
It is NOT a Time-Share. It is an opportunity to own your own home in a gated community in southern Mexico.

This is the place for you if you are thinking about retiring or spending part of the year in Mexico. Browse through the various pages to get a feel for our development. The information is designed to help you decide about your future in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Travel and Leisure magazine has named the city of Oaxaca as the 9th of the World's Best Cities for 2005 (actually, it tied with Cape Town, South Africa, for the 8th spot). Plus, Oaxaca was the NUMBER ONE World's Best City in all of Latin America (including Mexico, Central America and South America).

Mexico is the number ONE tourist destination for Americans and the second most popular destination for Canadians (the United States is first).

Americans and Canadians retiring in Mexico tend to congregate in five areas: San Miguel de Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca, Guadalajara, and Lake Chapala. There are over 50,000 ex-pats living on the shores of Lake Chapala.

Oaxaca, located on a 5,000-foot-high plateau, is not as yet the most popular destination for North Americans (although it is quite popular with Europeans). But its climate, cuisine, handicrafts, architecture, history, its relaxed pace, and friendly people will soon entice many North American retirees.

Oaxaca is the only one of the popular tourist destinations that has not yet been seriously affected by globalization. In other words, it is less expensive than any of the other four retirement areas in Mexico.

Thinking about Retiring in Mexico?

There are a lot of reasons why you should consider retiring in Mexico and especially Oaxaca:

  • 1. It is economical (the cost of living is between a half and a third of what it is in Canada or the U.S).
  • 2. It is a lot like home in that you can shop in American style stores (like Sam's Club), see first run American movies in modern cineplex theaters, and so on.
  • 3. The weather is constant (hot to warm during the day; warm to cool in the evening) with no cold winters to deal with as it rarely goes as low as 10C or 50F.
  • 4. Medical care for ex-pats is first rate with many of the doctors having been trained in the USA.
  • We could go on and on...

  • A Retirement Opportunity!

    If you are serious about moving to Mexico full or part time, here is an opportunity not to be missed. To find out more about the "Los Sabinos" Project and how you can become a part of it, explore our website and then get in touch with us!!

    We have been travelling back and forth to Oaxaca in southern Mexico for many years and in 2002 decided that it was time to have our own home there. We went house hunting and soon learned some startling things.
    For example, the Real Estate market in Oaxaca had taken a fairly significant jump and there were very few houses in the city that we could afford (Housing prices jumped about 250% between 2000 and 2002). The average small house in the city of Oaxaca started at about $180,000.00 CDN and by 2005, the minimum price was much closer to $220,000.00. We were not prepared to make that kind of financial commitment.

    We went looking for an alternative and with the help of friends, starting looking at houses in the villages and towns outside the city. The prices were better but still too high. We opted instead to build our own house and, again, with the help of friends, we settled on a small piece of land in the village of Santa Martha and found a reliable contractor. You can read all about our construction adventures at our "Adventures in Mexico" website

    We are glad that we went that route and have enjoyed living in the village a lot. After spending many years in apartments in the city, we now no longer have to put up with the noise, the pollution, and the crowds in the city. Over our morning coffee, we get to listen to the birds or just stare off at the mountains.

    Los Sabinos

    If you are serious about moving to Mexico full or part time (and given all the benefits, who wouldn't?), consider the options. Most people who move to Mexico choose to live in an urban center because the city has all of the amenities that they are used to - things such as shopping centers, familiar stores, cultural events and so on - but what they don't realize is that Mexican urban centers also have all of the typical problems associated with American and Canadian cities: pollution, noise, crowds, and crime immediately jump to mind.

    We offer you the opportunity to live in Mexico, enjoy all of the amenities you are used to but, at the same time, avoid all of the problems of urban blight. "Los Sabinos" is being developed to combine the urban experience with country living.

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