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Q and A with Nick Fong: What you need to know when living in Cabo

Welcome to the latest episode of Q and A with Nick Fong.  He’s the founder and broker of Ronival Real Estate.  He presents these videos to keep you informed about life and real estate in Cabo and all of Baja California Sur.  Today, learn about having a car and paying US taxes while living in Cabo.

Nick knows the ins and outs of life in Cabo, having lived and worked there for over 10 years.  He loves to share is knowledge and experience in these brief videos.  Therefore, continue reading to learn more about life in Cabo.

Do you need to pay US taxes living in Mexico?

In this first Q and A video, Nick answers the question about paying US taxes while living in Mexico.  The simple answer is yes.  The United States is the only country in the world that requires its citizens to file taxes every year, regardless of what country in which they reside.  And since you can file your taxes online, it’s easy.  Just make sure you file before April 15th each and every year.

Do you need a car living in Cabo?

In this next Q and A video from Nick Fong, Nick answers the question about the importance of owning a car when you live in Cabo.  He is frequently asked this question, so he decided to inform you about it here.  As you’ll see, it’s not that simple – it depends on your situation.

Watch the video to see Nick as he says that you don’t necessarily need a car when in Cabo.  If you’re going to be there just a couple weeks out of the year, you might want to rent a car while you’re staying in your house or condo.

Some clients of Ronival Real Estate have owned properties for quite a long time in the marina or on the beach and they are able to walk everywhere they want to go.  But most of their clients do own a car in Cabo.  The drive down is beautiful and not too long, so it’s easy to get a car there.  Then, you can either keep it there are use it to return.  It all depends on you!

Nick’s recommendation about what type of car to have in Cabo

If you’re going to take a car to Cabo, Nick recommends a truck or a 4×4 vehicle.  As Nick says, Cabo is in the desert after all.  That means, it’s a good idea to have clearance and good traction, just in case you drive through sand or up some of the beautiful mountain roads.  In fact, off-road exploration is very exciting in Cabo.  There are vistas that will take your breath away if you drive up to see them.

What is the difference between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo?

Next, Nick discusses these two amazing cities.  To begin, Los Cabos is two amazing towns, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.  He calls San Jose del Cabo a traditional Mexican town in Baja California Sur.  It has the big church, it has the “art walk” on Thursdays, there’s a lot of culture throughout, great restaurants, and it even has its own fantastic marina.

Check out San Jose del Cabo

Located only 30 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas, the town of San Jose del Cabo is a peaceful fishing village along the Sea of Cortez.  Unlike its more festive neighbor, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo is a charming and sophisticated town.  And, it displays an inspirational Spanish-colonial character throughout.  For example, the downtown area boasts historic architecture, such as the 18th century Misión de San José del Cabo Anuiti, and the 19th century City Hall, with a courtyard that features images depicting historic Baja-California life from previous eras.

Nature lovers enjoy the Wildlife Estuary.  And, aficionados of fine art and fine dining love to explore the historic art district, with its chic galleries and upscale restaurants.

Check out Cabo San Lucas

If you haven’t heard, Cabo San Lucas has it all.  From world-famous marlin fishing competitions, to world-renowned golfing, right against the beach, you’ll find the best of everything you’re looking for in a great vacation destination.  But, there’s nothing quite like Cabo San Lucas nightlife.

In order to really enjoy Cabo San Lucas nightlife, it’s important to start your day right.  To see what a great day would be like in Cabo San Lucas, check out:  Cabo San Lucas Cruise:  Come see the destination of your dreams.  There, read about many of the great daytime activities you can experience while in Cabo.

Baja California Sur real estate

Many Americans, Canadians, and people from other countries choose to make Los Cabos and other magical towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico, their home or vacation home.  Discover how to purchase your dream home in Baja.  Make an appointment with the top Real Estate Broker in Baja: Nick Fong, featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt.

Since 2010, Ronival has been helping clients find the best homes in Cabo and throughout Baja California Sur. And, they’re highly-skilled negotiators that’ll get you the best price. Whether you plan to buy a property or quickly sell your Baja real estate, they’ve got you covered!

If you’d like to take a tour of a property in Cabo or anywhere else in Baja California Sur, just click CONTACT to inquire.  Or, call directly at 619-831-2000.  Ronival will be happy to answer your questions.  You can also schedule a time to show you around this breathtaking location.

Ronival on YouTube

See Nick Fong in action on his Ronival YouTube Channel.  Find his videos on the Rovival VLOG, where you can read a short, yet in-depth post.  Below is an example of one of Nick Fong’s Ronival videos:


Thank you for reading Q and A with Nick Fong: What you need to know when living in Cabo.  Be sure to read other posts about Cabo and Baja California Sur on the Ronival blog. There, learn about the many wonderful aspects of Baja California Sur, Mexico, from blog posts like this.

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