Living the Active Life in a Residential Community in Paradise
Contact Info for Haciendas Palo Verde
Retiring to a residential community in Mexico is the dream of a growing number of North Americans. For those who wish to continue an active lifestyle La Paz offers a wide variety of activities to keep you on the go, from Marlin fishing in the Sea of Cortez to ATV adventures in the desert bliss. Building on the concept of a community of colonial residential homes, Haciendas Palo Verde offers easy access to an active Baja lifestyle in the privacy of a gated community on spacious lots.
Far away from all of the insecurity making headlines in other parts of Mexico, a recent independent survey found La Paz to be the 3rd safest city of its size in North America. La Paz was noted in Money Magazine as one of the best places to retire abroad.
La Paz is the gateway to the Sea of Cortez and this is a huge attraction to many folks looking to invest their retirement years in an active lifestyle. With activities like fishing, boating, swimming with sea lions, snorkeling and scuba diving readily available and a climate that makes water sports inviting about 300 days a year, it is easy to understand why so many are choosing to move to La Paz.
But just minutes from La Paz and the Sea of Cortez, these are not the only attraction to those of the Haciendas Palo Verde community. As difficult as it would be to list all your options for a day of active living, let us imagine some choices you as a Haciendas Palo Verde resident will make...
As dawn breaks, gentle breeze still flows from the mountains to the Sea, giving the morning air a freshness that lingers well into mid June. From your patio you enjoy a morning coffee as the light makes its way from the mountains in the east onto the Bay of La Paz. Both the city of La Paz in the distance and the desert ambiance surrounding your home come to life as the sun crawls slowly higher in the sky.
It is the familiar ring of a bicycle bell that carries you to both the present and the past, as your neighbor peddles by astride a mountain bike and beckons you to come ride along. With the enthusiasm of youth and an approving glance from your spouse you are off to join the fun of the trails that run through the desertscape.
You take to the hills without guilt, as you know you have not saddled your significant other with the house work. Your local maid takes care of all the little things about the house for just $20 USD per visit!
On a Tuesday or Saturday, you are greeted by neighbors setting up for a game. At the appointed hour of 11AM the 'puck' drops and the "Baja Banditos," organized by Tim of lot 23, take on a rousing game of street hockey.
A couple days of the week you ride your bike to a refreshing swim at the Haciendas Palo Verde community center lap pool or work out in the community Gym with your English speaking personal trainer, Edgar Buelna. He is a certified Canadian Association Personal Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Technician. Edgar will charge $100 pesos ($ 8 USD) per session to add vigor and wellbeing.
The warm afternoon makes time for classes in Spanish, painting or Mexican cooking classes organized in the neighborhood. The old saying, "Good fences make good neighbors." In the case of Haciendas Palo Verde it is the spacious lots that make good neighbors. El Centenario has become an enclave of North Americans, active and interactive folks all looking to enjoy their time in La Paz to the fullest. But it is your home at Haciendas Palo Verde that also offers the personal space not offered by condominiums or developments where the houses are jammed one on top of the other.
You may awake from your siesta and find your spouse has the quads into the ready position, complete with your bottle full of cool water. The options abound to explore the desert hills behind your home or take to the sand dunes of the Magote and ride along the Bay of La Paz. Why, it was just last week that a parade of Haciendas Palo Verde quad owners ventured into the desert for a group ride. The picnic basket, blanket and bottle of wine aboard her quad would indicate the preference for the beach route and sunset over the Bay of La Paz.
On the return from the beach you head out to one of the quaint restaurant/bars that have sprung up in the community of El Centenario. Pelicano's (60s live rock n roll band on Thursdays), Rancho Viejo for steak tacos or Gorillas Grill could be on the menu tonight.
As the moon shines over this nicely landscaped community in paradise you slip slowly into the refreshing water of your own private pool as the moon rises over the city in the distance. It is with great satisfaction you look back at your day and your real estate investment in this quality home in paradise starting just under $200,000 USD.
Not every day needs to be as active as today has been. Maybe tomorrow you will just hang out by your sun drenched pool and read a book.