Camping and snorkeling adventure in San Evaristo, plus an update on Villas del Centenario.
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Hi Friend,

Summer has arrived here in La Paz, the days are heating up but the nights are still cooled by the Coromuel breezes, making it perfect weather for lazy beach days and nights spent chatting by the firepit. With the warmer weather comes a new season to explore remote, empty beaches, and to camp, snorkel and explore all that La Paz has to offer at a slower, more relaxed pace.

In fact, we decided to kick the season off with a snorkeling and camping trip with friends to San Evaristo. If you love to snorkel and see lots of wildlife, we highly recommend this little getaway! You'll see lots of marine life: on our trip we saw dolphins, humpback whales, turtles, stingrays, a huge variety of colorful fish, and more, all thanks to our very friendly and professional guides at Barbarita Tours. They are a local, family owned and run operation specializing in tours of San Evaristo and the surrounding islands. See our article below for details.

The La Paz real estate market has been the busiest we’ve ever seen this year, with properties getting snapped up almost as soon as they come on the market. That has left the available inventory of homes for sale here in La Paz pretty scarce. Fortunately, we launched Villas del Centenario, a new, master-planned community of ocean view homes in the hills of El Centenario, along with our building partner Baja Custom Homes, just in time to help meet the demand for more available homes for sale. We began taking lot reservations in March, and seven of the 43 available lots are now reserved. So if you are thinking of buying or building in La Paz, check out our web page here to get full details on available lots, home plans and pricing for this community. You can reserve a lot now with a 50% deposit on the lot price, and construction on the first homes will begin this Fall 2021.

This month, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Lambert Interiors, an interior design firm that is helping our clients visualize their dream homes, in 3D, no less! Using Lambert Interior's services, you can see exactly how your design will look in your new home, and get help shopping for the finishes and decor to bring it all to life.

We are also very pleased to share that the COVID-19 vaccination program is well underway here in La Paz, with many folks lining up to get vaccinated by age group. We were able to get our first vaccines recently, and should be getting our second doses any time now. See our article below for details and the link to register.

We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter. As always, contact us with any questions, or just drop us a line to let us know if you're planning a trip to La Paz. We love meeting new folks and sharing all that we love about living in this beautiful place we are fortunate enough to call home.

Jim & Rebecca MacDonald
Baja Life Realty

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Villas del Centenario Progress Update
Reserve your ocean view home site now in the hills of El Centenario.
Villas del Centenario, the new master-planned community of ocean view homes located in the hills of El Centenario overlooking the Sea of Cortez, is now taking presale lot reservations, with 7 lots already under contract. This private community will feature gated security, internal paved roads, buried municipal utilities, fiber-optic high-speed Internet, common area with sport court, gym, BBQ area and pickleball court, and ocean views from most home sites. Construction on the first homes is scheduled to begin this Fall 2021. Lot reservations can be made now in all three phases with a 50% deposit on the lot premium. Contact us for more information at or visit out web site here for full details, floor plans and lot map:

Casa Balandra
This dream home has 2 master suites, a covered terrace, and a rooftop sun deck.
Casa Balandra is a 2BR/2BA home with two master suites and 160m2/1,722ft2 of interior living space opening onto a large covered terrace with tiled roof. The soaring stone front entry welcomes visitors into an open living/kitchen/dining area featuring 10' ceilings and sliding glass doors that open onto the terrace. High-end finishes such as custom-built hardwood cabinetry, oversized tile, granite countertops and stainless appliances are all included. The listing price includes the base home price of the home plus the lot price. Listed at $239,000, Casa Balandra is one of 6 models available to be built in the new, master-planned community of Villas del Centenario. Lot prices in Villas del Centenario range from $39,900 - $79,900, so the final price of the home will vary based on the lot selected plus additional options, upgrades and additional retaining wall costs.

Casa Los Gemelos
Perfect for extended family stays or rental potential: 2 separate 1BR homes on a large, ocean view lot.

This cute property offers two identical 1BR/1BA homes, each with full kitchen and a shared terrace with views of the La Paz Bay and city lights. Each unit is fully furnished and can stand alone, making this a great turnkey rental property or a vacation home that can be shared among family or friends. Both units feature 10 foot high ceilings with cupola, natural stone and tile accents, and nice natural light. Both units also have their own terrace and security bars on the doors and windows. The 1376m2 lot is located on a quiet street and has fencing on 3 sides, mature landscape, and plenty of room for a pool or additional garage/bodega. The property also has a shared laundry space and a shared covered parking area. Stairs to the roof can be easily added for a panoramic view. Listed at $174,900 USD.

Spotlight on El Centenario: Lambert Interiors

Lambert Interiors helps clients design, decorate and shop for their new homes.
You've built or bought your dream home in Baja. Now what? How do you make it look like those cool photos you see online? Lambert Interiors can help you visualize your design, using software to help you choose and coordinate your finishes, decor and more. Get a 3D render of your home that you can use to design your dream interior. Then, implement your new design on your own or use Lambert Interiors to help you shop and do it for you. Don't waste time and money guessing what your choices will look like, visualize them in 3D with Lambert Interiors.

Vaccines Are Underway in La Paz
Residents can register online once vaccines for your age group become available
We are very pleased to share that the COVID-19 vaccination program is well underway here in La Paz, with many folks lining up to get vaccinated by age group. We were able to get our first vaccines recently, and should be getting our second doses any time now. You must be a temporary or permanent resident and have a CURP#, which is printed on your resident visa, to register for the vaccine. After registering online, we received an email listing the day, time and assigned location for our vaccinations. From the time we arrived at our assigned site, to checking in, waiting in socially distanced areas, to getting the vaccine, the entire process only took about an hour. The staff were friendly and professional, and the entire process went very smoothly. We were impressed! To register for the vaccine and check the status of second dose availability, visit the government web site here.
Camping and Snorkeling Adventure in San Evaristo
Barbarita Tours offers visitors incredible opportunities to see wildlife through their camping and snorkeling tours of San Jose and surrounding islands
A couple hours north of La Paz, sheltered from the hustle and bustle of most tourism by a rough dirt road that winds along the coast, lies the small hamlet of San Evaristo. Perched on the side of a lagoon on the Sea of Cortez, San Evaristo is a tiny gateway to some of the best snorkeling and diving to be found anywhere in the world. Dolphins, turtles, sting rays, humpback whales, schools of big, colorful fish, eels, octopus – on a recent trip, we saw them all in stunning abundance.

"Buying a home in any foreign country may seem daunting, but Jim and Rebecca of Baja Life Realty made it an effortless experience! Looking forward to our Baja Life!"
— Steve & Rochelle
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