Some of the most attractive real estate investments in coastal resort towns are ocean front properties. Not only does Los Cabos offer affordable properties along the coast when compared to other North American coasts, but some of these properties are located right on Mexico’s most popular surf breaks. In the summer, when typically the rental and travel season is lowest, the southern swells brings some epic waves specifically to San Jose and the East Cape making these locations more desirable for real estate investing and consistent rental income properties.
Several of San Jose’s most popular surf breaks are located along Costa Azul beach. This area alone includes several right breaks including Old Man’s (a.k.a. Acapulquito), Middles, La Roca and Zippers. Most of the coastal properties in this area are ocean front condominiums that vary from one to three bedroom options starting today from $175,000usd to $1,500,000usd for the larger 3,500 ft². villa Penthouses. These neighborhoods are all either right on the surf break or within a 7 minute walk along the beach and include the communities of Las Olas, La Residencia, Mira Vista, Mykonos, La Jolla, and El Zalate. Many of these properties allow you to wake up and see the surf break right from your own bed or living room, which ultimately is the best surf report! Residents of La Residencia and Las Olas can even dive into the water right from the property. Ideally, you and your guests could catch a wave within minutes of waking up.
San Jose’s Estuary can even offer, a rare A-frame wave named La Bocana (river mouth). It’s often at its best after a storm breaks through the coastal berm or depending on the swell late in the summer. Just give it some time for the debris from the estuary to wash away. It’s a short walk from the beachfront condominiums of Viva, Mar Adentro, Tortuga Bay and Las Mañanitas, or towards the east of the Estuary’s break you can experience living in beach and hillside bungalows in La Playita which are a great investment for both surfer and fishing enthusiasts.
Just 6 miles along down the coast from the estuary (11 miles drive) is one of the East Cape’s most popular surf breaks, Shipwrecks. Known to have a greater swell than Costa Azul – this south facing right-hand point break is named after an actual 1980s shipwreck. The bay offers consistent waves from April through October and has a few different sections for surfing, with options for all board lengths. Real estate investment options in the East Cape today are self-sustaining, off the grid, properties and land options to create your own dream home. Homes in the Zacatitos and Punta Perfecta communities range from an average of two to six bedroom compounds from $160,000usd to $1,600,000usd. An occasional beachfront parcel, such as 300+ acres with a family compound and room to develop along 130 mts. of frontage, is offered at nearly $9M. This parcel is an investor’s opportunity to build a colony that will develop as popularly as Costa Azul. The allure of East Cape real estate today, especially the Zacatitos and Punta Perfecta communities, offer the serenity of living off the grid with the convenience of being just a few miles drive into town. Finished homes impressively continue to develop further east and towards the north. With today’s technologies, more investors are considering the opportunity to buy beach front properties as low as $265,000 to build their own dream home, or they are negotiating larger development parcels for the development of near future resort communities.