Keller Williams Worldwide comes to Mexico

Keller Williams Worldwide Expands into Mexico

The new KW Mexico team is led by Operating Principal Mario Aviles and includes Jorge Carbonell, Teresa Anderson, Barbara Gaxoet and Roberto Obregon.

“We want to take the Mexican real estate industry to the next level,” Aviles says. “Our goal is to make KW Mexico the leading real estate company for new generations around the country. Communication, commitment and integrity are the values that will make KW Mexico the real estate company of choice for brokers, agents and clients.”

With 120 million residents in Mexico and a rapidly expanding economy, the Mexican real estate sector is poised for explosive growth and is ready for the culture that is the thread of Keller Williams.

“One of our opportunities is the ability to revolutionize the real estate market in Mexico,” Obregon said. “There’s a lot of potential on the development side.”

Keller Williams, which is the largest real estate franchise by agent count in North America with more than 100,000 associates, announced the expansion plans this week at Mega Camp convention in Austin. The Texas-based company started expanding beyond North America in 2012, and has regions in the countries of Dubai, Indonesia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and Vietnam. After record-setting years for growth, productivity and profitability, the company is on a path to become the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, transactions and volume.

“We are constantly looking for the right business leaders to share the Keller Williams mission, vision and culture around the world,” said Chris Heller, president of Keller Williams Worldwide. “We are excited by the opportunity to work with Mario and his talented team to help real estate professionals in Mexico grow their business and serve clients at the very highest level.”

KW Mexico will emphasize opportunities for real estate professionals to grow and develop their business skills through leading-edge systems and models, education and technology.

“Keller Williams brings to Mexico great opportunities for wealth building and professionalism,” Gaxoet said. “It’s a perfect fit for our family-based networking culture.”

“Keller Williams will begin a red wave for a new generation of real estate professionals,” Carbonell said.

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For business opportunities through out KW Mexico, including agent teams and profit sharing  – please contact me!

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Los Cabos Relief Efforts for Hurricane Odile – largest hurricane to hit Baja California


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The Los Cabos area was devastated when Hurricane Odile surged into the baja on Sunday night. My family personally survived the terror.  The area will get worse in the near days due to no power, no communications, no inbound travel, no gas for generators, and no water.

The organizations below are ones that I am personally aware of that are either on sight currently or preparing efforts and teams immediately.  Anything you can do to contribute will make a difference!

Thirst No More

Craig Miller, founder of Thirst No More has agreed to help lead efforts in Cabo. There’s no one better for this type of work. He’s asked us to raise money to help put together PAKS (Primary Assistance Kits). These kits are designed to meet the very basic needs of people who have lost everything. PAKS are typically in some sort of plastic containers that can be used to store the items or also to store clean water. The contents include things like soap, wash cloths, towels, sandals, a toy, plates, forks, matches, a cooking pan, flash light with batteries, some food… We also like to give tools like tarps, saws, hammers, and nails that can be used to build temporary shelter. The standard price for a PAK is $50.00 USD and it includes everything in one PAK, as well as cost of getting it to the victims.

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When you think of Cabo, most people are thinking of the beautiful resorts and scenery. What many of you don’t know, in the outskirts of Cabo, there are poverty stricken people that live in homemade shacks that they call home. Their “shacks/homes” have been demolished and there are literally thousands misplaced as we speak.
Please go to the Thirst No More website. On the bottom right hand corner you will see a “DONATE” tab, click on it. This will lead you to the next page where you will see a “CLICK HERE” tab underneath the big BLUE DONATE, click on CLICK HERE. Under the drop down tab, select “CABO RELIEF” all the way at the bottom of the list.

Every penny of your donation will go directly to our relief work in Cabo. Thank you for helping us with this effort. We need purification tablets donated as well. If you’re in the Houston area you can drop off at The Waters Church — visit their website for location at 

Bisbee ’s Cabo Relief

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“We’re creating a call to action throughout the global sport-fishing family to help those who have suffered so much in this natural disaster,” Bisbee says. “We’re donating $250,000 in seed money to the Bisbee’s Cabo Relief Fund and ask our generous fellow anglers to help out by donating themselves.

“We’ve developed a two-prong approach that will really make a difference. In partnership with Club Dust (Club Dust on Facebook) volunteers will arrive as soon as the airport reopens and start assessing the situation to provide critical shelter, from tent cities to rebuilding homes,” Bisbee adds. In addition to providing critical shelter in Cabo San Lucas in the storm’s aftermath, the second step to recovery is helping those individually-owned sport-fishing businesses that were directly impacted get back to work.

The money will be routed through the Rotary Club International’s Boulder City, Nevada Club to get where it’s needed the most.

For online donations  click here 

YachtAid Global

YachtAid Global has “a lot in the works” for Hurricane Odile relief, Drewelow says, “every yacht big or small that intends to head south to Cabo needs to bring aid. Recovery will take months.” YachtAid Global is coordinating some efforts with Marine Group Boat Works, which has a facility in Cabo San Lucas, too. Marine Group Boat Works’ San Diego yard is collecting items that are of critical immediate need:

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• drinking water: “water is running out,” Drewelow says. “If power comes on or people get fuel for generators, water can start flowing again in extremely limited quantities.”
• basic first-aid items like bandages, antiseptics and ointments, and hand sanitizers
• food with long shelf life: beans, tuna, canned meat, boxed milk and other beverages
• shelter: pop-up tents, rolls of heavy-duty plastic sheeting, canvas tarps, and small-diameter (¼- to ½-inch) ropes to secure the tarps
• clothing

If you’d like to donate any of these items, you can mail them to:
Attn: Cabo Relief/Leah Yam
Marine Group Boat Works
997 G Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910-3414
If you have questions, contact Leah Yam at Marine Group Boat Works at (619) 427-6767. You can also donate funds via YachtAid Global’s donation page.
Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association
Donations are currently being collected to submit to a transport company in Tijuana, which will take supplies to Los Cabos.

Items needed: flashlights with batteries, trash bags, dust masks, mosquito repellant, tarps, rope, saws, nails, hammers, tents, sleeping bags, water purification tables, used clothing/shoes, matches, candles, etc.

For monetary donations (NO CASH PLEASE) make checks payable to LBSCA (Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association). Please write Hurricane Odile 2014 in the Memo section of the check.

Laguna Nursery has kindly offered to accept supply donations and donation checks at their landmark nursery business site: Laguna Nursery 1370 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (HOURS: 8am-5pm 7 days a week)
Or you can mail checks to: LBSC P.O. Box 1011 Laguna Beach, CA 92652.
For more information contact: Phone: (949) 492-0883

Casa Hogar

Casa Hogar is a local home for 41 boys ages 3-17 that will need funds to continue and re-build. The facility was severely damaged as the boys survived the hurricane overnight in a class room — however their most important treasure survived! This organization operates solely from private donations. Your gift provides for the needs of the boys including food, housing, transportation, education, medical and dental care and a loving staff the boys consider their family. You enable us to provide a happy and supportive home where every boy is assured a future by either returning to their family, through adoption or a post Casa Hogar education/work plan tailored to their needs.

For donations online via paypal click here 

Mexico Red Cross


Donations via paypal 

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Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and what ever you can contribute at this time of need!

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HGTV’s hit show “House Hunters International” makes it’s way to Cabo

Los Cabos was in the spotlight as HGTV’s hit television series “House Hunters International” aired 2 episodes that were recently filmed in Cabo.

House Hunters International is a 30 minute reality show that takes the viewer through the experience of buying or renting a home internationally. The program shows both the joys and obstacles that can arise from the perspective of real people.


The first episode:

Bonnie and Kale were happily dating and living comfortable lives in Phoenix, Arizona where they enjoyed hiking, cooking and hosting game nights with friends. But that all changed when Bonnie jumped at the chance to start a company in Los Cabos, Mexico. She convinced Kale to join her business venture and the two set sail for south of the border. Bonnie, who’s mad about all things Mexican, is a Los Cabos vet, but for Kale who’s never been, the idea was both exhilarating and terrifying. Before their business can begin, the couple must settle on their first home together. Find out if the experience will tear them apart or bring them closer when House Hunters International cruises to Los Cabos, Mexico.

The second episode:

Paris and Antonio are leaving the rolling vineyards of Napa Valley, California to find their dream home in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. But the problem has been that until now, they’re all look and no buy. They’ve toured over 200 homes already, and even lost a deposit once before. Paris is fearful on settling, worried that just after she buys a home, a better one will crop up. Antonio, on the other hand, is afraid that the search will go on forever. He’s sick of being a visitor and wants to be a resident. It’s high time for this couple to find a home that works for both of them, and the sooner the better.


Check out HGTV for when the episodes will air again!  And for your own HGTV experience of finding a home in Los Cabos… we can help you with that!

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Cabo Surf Spots

Cabo has been a popular surfing destination since the 1950’s, but with the growth and the daily flights in from California, it has become a surfers paradise.


Main Surf Spots: 

Monumento (Monuments) – Cabo San Lucas. Km. 6.5  Tourist Corridor, Misiones del Cabo. Tricky, breaks to the left.  Advanced/Experts

Costa Azul – KM 28.5 San Jose

Zippers – San Jose del Cabo, Costa Azul. Breaks powerful to the right. Experts

Acapulquito – San Jose del Cabo, Costa Azul, Breaks to the right. Beginners to Advanced

La Roca – San Jose del Cabo, Costa Azul, Breaks to the right. Advanced to Experts

El Tule – In the middle of the Tourist Corridor, next to Chileno bay, Powerful, fast, breaks both ways, Advanced to Experts

Cerritos (Santa Lucia de los Cerritos) – Close to Todos Santos, Km. 65 Transpeninsular highway, beach break, fast, breaks both ways, beginners to Experts.

La Bocana at the Estuary – San Jose main beach, near Presidente Hotel, right and left break, all levels.

Shipwrecks – East Cape, about 25 km from San Jose, breaks right, advanced

Nine Palms – East Cape about 30 km from San Jose, long rights, all levels


Surf Season: 

JUNE – NOVEMBER: the summer months are known to be the nest as the Southern Hemisphere’s swells send great waves to the Pacific, San San Lucas, San Jose, and the East Cape.

DECEMBER – FEBRUARY: East Cape and Costa Azul are on the flatter side. The Pacidic can be good this time of year due to the exposure to the west swell.

MARCH – MAY: This is the windy season. Swells are more consistent and expect less crowds.


Surf Shops: 

Baja Waterman 624-172-6110

Cabo Surf Shop & Mike Doyle Surf School 624-172-6188

Cost Azul Surf Shop 624-142-2771

SUP Mexico 624-172-6046

Zipper’s Surf Shop & Rentals 624-172-6162

Cabo SUP 624-191-3467


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a new Montage Hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico

Another oceanfront residential and hotel property is under construction on the sparkling waters of the Sea of Cortez in southern Baja.


Montage Los Cabos represents the perfect melding of beach, scenic natural beauty and the rich cultural heritage of Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur, Mexico. This Los Cabos, Mexico resort will be the heart of the region’s newest community set amidst desert arroyos embraced by the sea.

The beachfront resort is just steps from Santa Maria Bay, considered to be the most swimmable area in the southern Baja. The Los Cabos, Mexico resort will offer the area’s finest accommodations, world-class dining, meeting and spa facilities, and the expert, unobtrusive service that is the Montage hallmark.


The resort reflects elements of colonial Mexico in its architectural design. Native materials and a palette of natural desert tones blend seamlessly with the environment to complement the striking setting with indoor/outdoor living. Interiors will showcase an impressive collection of local fine and folkloric artwork, passionately created and infused with color.

Gracious tiled terraces, shaded courtyards, balconies and expansive windows will offer stunning views of sea, sky and the surrounding Baja desert landscape. The guestrooms and suites will feature elegant, hacienda-style furnishings and luxurious bathrooms. A central gathering spot, complete with landscaped terraces, is designed for comfortable conversation and relaxation over morning coffee or sunset cocktails.

Multiple dining options will include the resort’s signature fine dining restaurant, as well as casual restaurants for indoor or outdoor dining, and 24-hour in-room dining. Menus will capitalize on the area’s abundant seafood and innovative use of fresh, local accompaniments. A full-service spa with fitness center and rotating schedule of wellness classes will feature an array of sea- and desert-inspired holistic treatments.

Year-round recreational pursuits include legendary sport fishing, superb snorkeling in crescent-shaped Santa Maria Bay, diving, boating, championship golf on a Fred Couples signature golf course, tennis, guided hikes, biking, cultural explorations, wine tasting and culinary classes and demonstrations. Seasonally, enjoy whale watching and the world’s largest marlin tournament.


In addition to the hotel site, Maravilla Los Cabos is a planned residential community with both custom homes and ocean view condominiums.  Maravilla Los Cabos is intended to be an authentic, resort community that reflects the charming natural beauty of the surrounding area and the rich cultural heritage of Baja California Sur, Mexico.

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Quivira Golf Club Announces Opening Date


Unfolding along windswept dunes, sheer cliffs and desert foothills, Quivira Golf Club is poised to redefine the Cabo golf experience when it opens officially on October 1. The 7,224-yard, par-72 layout features stunning panoramas and breathtaking drops from tee to fairway, Quivira offers players more oceanfront exposure than any other course in Los Cabos. All 18 holes feature outstanding vistas of the Pacific (and in the winter months, views of breaching whales). The $40 million golf facility at Quivira, more than eight years in the making, commences at sea level near the rolling surf before climbing to a highest point of more than 350 feet elevation, where the views are a match for the challenge. During the round, players can refresh themselves at four comfort stations interspersed throughout the all-inclusive facility. Some points of interest include:

  • The three-quarter mile drive to the fifth hole, which crosses arroyo-spanning bridges and traces a switchback route up the side of a mountain, has already been dubbed the “Greatest Drive in Golf.”
  • At more than 200 feet above sea level, the tee at the short par-4 fifth hole offers splendid views of the beach and crashing waves far below.
  • The par-3 sixth, its concave cliff-top green carved from the base of a massive dune, is unforgettable.
  • The par-4 18th hole, stretching to 469 yards, is a classic links-style creation that plays to an infinity-edge green overlooking the sea.


Completing the experience at Quivira Golf Club is a stylish, thatched-roof clubhouse between the first tee and 18th green that offers a large rectangular bar, a casual steakhouse, and ample outdoor seating overlooking the sea. Quivira Golf Club is accessible to guests of the four Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas in Los Cabos, and to owners of properties within the Quivira community: Copala, Montecristo Estates Luxury Villas, and Novaispania Residences.

Pre Construction incentives going on NOW! Developer financing available. Come take a Hummer tour out to the site today! Appointments booked daily!



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Vacation in Cabo – things to do that are fun for the family!

What to do in Cabo with the family….


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the Favorite Beaches

My kid’s favorite beach is Medano.  Within walking distance to town, this is where you find the most action. You can take a  boogie board, a freesbie, or a football for shore side fun.  If you want to get in the water … my kids like to jet ski, double parasail, and ride around on the banana boat.  For a morning adventure, visit Cabo SUP for paddle board rentals.  That’s my personal fav!  The guys at Cabo SUP can also get you any of the water sports you need, in addition to kayak rentals if someone isn’t quite certain about the SUP.

For a fun afternoon, you can take a glass bottom boat out around the arch and stop off at Pelican Rock area to snorkel.  Bring your own gear – or in busy season you can rent gear out there or use a tour service. We usually bring our own lunch and drinks – however you can always find something good to eat – oysters, doughnuts, fruit, or burritos in high season.

Our favorite beach spots:  The Office for breakfast, Baja Cantina, the dive shop by Billygans (kids love their smoothies and nachos), or even the Sand Bar.  Billygans or Baja Cantina Beach Club will provide beach lounge chairs and umbrellas with food and drink purchase. Most places will have 2×1 drinks. My favorite – the skinny margaritas while the kids like their “miami vice.”  Parent warning: stay away from the Mango Deck during Spring Break – the contests are adult oriented!

If you have a car, check out these other favorite sandy spots.  In San Jose, Zippers is a fun beach bar that always is a feel good spot.  With a kids play center, satellite TV,  rental boards and surf lessons – there is something for everyone!

For kids surf lessons – there is a great program at Cabo Surf Hotel that guarantees they will be surfing!

the Favorite Activities 

Zip Lining – We have tried both locations: Costa Azul and Wild Canyon.  Both are great, the kids preferred Wild Canyon because of the animal display and the new suspension bridge.  The zip lining is the best we have ever done – thrilling for the kids! Be prepared to buy the photos as you cannot take your camera with.  Transportation from your hotel is provided.

Snorkel Cruise – For a trip out further for snorkeling, try Pez Gato to Playa Santa Maria or Cabo Escape to Chileno Bay.

Sunset Cruise – Cabo Rey is a fun boat for a sunset dinner cruise or a whale watching breakfast (in season) cruise.  Perfect up close view of the arch with good food and drinks. For a more private catered adventure or your own charter – sail with Captain Bob.

Swim with the Dolphins – Dolphin Discovery is a must do adventure. In a natural habitat in the marina area of Puerto Los Cabos, it is educational for the kids and provides a great experience for any age. They have free transportation from any hotel.

Other fun things to do:

Horse Back Riding or ATV Riding on the beach (sunset time is best)

Glass Factory  (go in the morning, demonstrations until 1 pm)

Cerritos Beach Club (live jazz music in the sand on Sunday afternoons)

Todos Santos (check the events calendar – and must stop into Hotel California for a Mango Margaraita!)

Cabo Pulma (best diving and snorkeling in the area)

Whale Watching (Dec – March)

Deep Sea Fishing

Release Sea Turtles (Fall)

San Jose Organic Market (Saturday 9-3, Nov – June)

San Jose Art Walk – (Thursday evenings, 5-9pm Nov – June)



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Mexico Business Relationships – How to Do Business in Mexico

What you Should Know When Working with Hispanic Clients


  1. Mexico is a country built in connections and family. Because of that, referrals are common and relationships are incredibly important. During the first meeting, be sure to mention the mutual connection as a conversation icebreaker.
  2. Men will shake hands when doing business and in social situations. Women may pat each other on the right forearm or shoulder. Men may want to wait for a woman to initiate a handshake. After a relationship has been established do not be surprised if you are met with a hug.
  3. A typical Mexican business day will start at 9 am and end at 7 pm with very long lunches usually between 2 – 4 pm.  Dinner often occurs at 9 pm.
  4. Accept social invitations as often as possible. Be flexible on the weekends, which are peak times for building relationships and closing deals. 
  5. Avoid long periods of eye contact, which can be perceived as insolence, intimacy, or adoration depending on the two parties involved.
  6. Arrive on time, and be prepared to wait for the client.  Time is a flexible commodity and start and end times should be viewed as estimates.
  7. In Mexico, a person’s name includes both the father and the mother’s last name. It is incorrect to call someone by their mother’s last name, so always use the second to the last name when greeting the client.
  8. Title are very important in executive circles. Wait for your client to move to a first name basis before you do.
  9. A phone message or even an email to a client in Mexico may not always get a return back. It is generally expected that you will call them back in a proactive manner.
  10. Though a person is responsible for his or her actions, the prevailing consideration will most likely be the best interest of the group or family.


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Copala at Quivira Los Cabos – A Master Planned Ocean and Golf Community


Copala at Quivira Los Cabos 

Copala at Quivira Los Cabos is the first full ownership real estate at Sunset Beach. The gated community covers over 24 acres on the Pacific coast. The community consists of seven towers of condominiums and 86 homes. The terraced layout for the placement of the residences allows for optimal enjoyment of the expansive golf and ocean views. Phase One is scheduled for completion in 2015/2016. Phase Two and Three will complete in 2016/2017. Copala is located on the 16th fairway of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Quivira golf course – which boasts the most ocean front holes in the entire Los Cabos area.


The Design

The construction design is influenced by the early California hacienda style with red tile roofs, wrought iron details, stone facings and cantera stone finishes. The updated hacienda style homes and condominiums will come standard with granite countertops, Mexican marble flooring and baseboards, alder doors and millwork, aluminum sliding doors and windows, spacious terraces, and quality appliances. The layouts encourage outdoor living and allow for the enjoyment of the prevailing Pacific Ocean breeze.  The homes offer 5 floor plans of three and four bedroom homes all with roof top decks to take advantage of the wide ocean views.  The condominiums include one, two, and three bedrooms from a garden level to a penthouse level.

Infrastructure & Services 

The infrastructure and services being installed at Copala meet the standards of modern resort and residential communities in Mexico.

Water: Both potable and irrigation water are suppled to Copala by a number of developer owned deep wells and the city’s desalinization plant. Irrigation water is also stored on-site until needed.

Phone, Internet and TV: Phone service is provided by fiber optic cables. Every residence will have what is required to contract telephone & internet services through the provider of choice. The TV locations will have hidden wiring for satellite TV along with a pre-wired network for data and internet.

Electricity: Mexico operates on the same 110-volt 60 cycles as the United States and Canada. The Federal Electric Commission provides service to Copala.

Sewer: To eliminate on-site waste water, a number of water treatment plans will be installed. In keeping with the developers commitment to ecological preservation, no wastewater will be discharged into the ocean. Instead, the treated water will be recycled and used for irrigation on the golf course and landscaping.

Direct Financing 

Ownership at Copala is simple with direct financing being offered by the developer. Buyers are pre-approved with no reporting to U.S. credit agencies, as to not affect your investment ratios in the United States. With 50% paid during the construction period, the remaining amount can be financed for 10 years at 6% with no pre-payment penalties. A great solution for leveraging your investment.


Planned Amenities 

The Copala Community Club House will have a complete gym, exercise decks for Yoga, Pilates, and Meditation, pool, steam room, kids playgrounds, Cafe and bike/walking paths.

The Quivira Beach club will be a place for enjoyment of the coastal lifestyle with beach cabanas with flat screen TV’s & audio systems, outdoor grill pavilion for dinner parties, beach fire pits lit nightly, pool, private beach massage services, Kid’s Club, casual dining at Oceanside Bar & Grill, coffee bar with wireless internet and telescopes for star gazing and whale watching.

The Golf Clubhouse will have a Pro-Shop, Grill Restaurant & Bar, and special private areas for golf members. The practice facility will include a driving range, pitching, chipping, as well as a 15,000 sq ft putting area.

Transportation will be provided as a courtesy to owners and guest to travel throughout the resort community. Connections can also be made every hour from 10 am to 10 pm to the downtown resorts to enjoy shopping, restaurants, and beach time.

The Quivira community will also enjoy the Good Life which includes an optional membership to a Yacht Club, Wine Club, Organic Gardens and Vineyards, a Holistic Club, and Art Gallery.  Truly… a treasure of a lifetime!

Maintenance Fees – Monthly 

Homes $295

One Bedroom Condominium $150

Two Bedroom Condominium $190

Three Bedroom Condominium $230

Quivira Master Plan & Beach Club fees are additional $60.00 for homes & condominiums


Golf Membership 

Residential Annual Individual Membership at Quivira will include access to the golf course, golf carts, and use of practice facilities without additional charges for member.

Residential Annual Family Membership at Quivira will include access to the golf course, golf carts, and use of practice facilities without additional charges for member, spouse of member, and all children under 25 years of age. In addition the parents of the member and spouse have the ability to enjoy the facilities when in residence without additional charge.

In addition members have eligibility to participate in club tournaments, special events, and group instructional clinics.  Food and Beverage is also included at the 3 comfort stations during golf playtime.

There is no initiation fee for the annual membership. Dues for the annual membership program are $ 7,000 for the individual annual membership and $ 10,000 for the family annual membership.

Golf Discounts for Quivira Residents

25% discount for guests playing with owners

25% discount for players staying at Copala or guests of Copala owners staying in any Pueblo Bonito Resort

25% discount at the Club House

Resort Discounts for Quivira Residents 

10% discount on food and beverages at Pueblo Bonito hotels and the Club House Restaurant of Montecristo.

20% Discount in Spa services. Reservations for spa or salon services grant access to the gym and Spa’s wet-areas.

20% Discount from hotel rates published on line for Copala owners and guests.

Use of Hotel Rooms 

During the construction period, Copala owners have use of up to 4 weeks per year, in any of the hotels in the Pueblo Bonito resorts in Cabo San Lucas. Reservations are subject to availability and with payment of the corresponding maintenance fee.

Weekly Rate:

Montecristo 3 Bedroom Villa $2281

Montecristo 4 Bedroom Villa $2851

PB Sunset Beach $860

PB Rosé $871

PB Los Cabos $951

Rental Projections 

Average nightly rental based on comparable vacation rentals in the Los Cabos area as determined by reputable experienced property managers. For estimation purposes, the total rental days was considered at a 10% rental occupancy per year. Rental rate could potentially increase by 25% during holidays (Christmas, New Years, Spring Break).  Each year a potential increase could be expected based on the community becoming more established.

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estimated monthly expenses:

HOA $295+60

Property Taxes $60

Maintenance Yard & Pool $150

Utilities 100-300


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estimated monthly expenses:

HOA $150+60 (one bed) $190+60 (two bed) $230 + 60 (three bed)

Property Taxes $40

Utilities 100-250


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Quivira Los Cabos – Premier Master Planned Golf & Ocean Community

Project Overview 

Quivira Los Cabos is an multi-billion dollar Master-Planned Community on 1850 acres and is one of the developers most challenging project yet. The pristine, untouched land facing the Pacific Ocean was a secret that no one knew. There was a vision for privacy, elegance, security, and beauty in a total master planned resort within a resort with villas, estates, and a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course.

The project started back in 1998 with no roads, no power, no water in a hilly, windy, desert. The developer saw the beauty in the site with the miles of pristine white beaches and the paradise that could be created from his vision.  “If we build it they will come” became the motto and with the best architects & landscape designers and resort first opened in 2002.

The master planned vision consists of million dollar residences, shopping, and park & recreation centers for a total resort residential community.


The Developer 

Ernosto (Neto) Coppel Kelly in 2011, was appointed as Mexico’s voice of tourism. He was instrumental in transforming Cabo San Lucas from a 3rd World Country to a first class vacation and resort destination.  For his vision, dedication, and his charismatic personality he is been fondly called the “King of Cabo.” Ernesto Coppel Kelly is the founder and head of Pueblo Bonito celebrating over 26 years with two resorts in Mazatlan and four in Los Cabos. He contributes heavily to the communities where the resorts are located in beautification of surroundings and environment protection, plus he is highly claimed for his philanthropist contributions to local organizations.  To start the construction of the Sunset Beach resorts, he paved the road from Squid Roe to Sunset Beach at a cost of $4m. Neto also helped organize the billboard and graffiti campaign to clean up Cabo San Lucas.



Quivira Los Cabos is located in the heart of the Sunset Beach just five minutes from Downtown Cabo San Lucas and 40 minutes from the San Jose del Cabo International Airport. As the second most popular tourist destination in Mexico, Los Cabos is just a few hours away by air from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Dallas, and other major cities in the United States.

Los Cabos 

Los Cabos is a premiere resort destination at the tip of the Baja California Sur.  Cabo San Lucas started as a shelter for pirates and grew to become the heart off the in-scene of Los Cabos with most of the activity centering around the marina. It’s sister city, San Jose Del Cabo, founded as Mision San Jose Anuiti de las Palmas in 1730, is now gracious and charming. Los Cabos is Mexico’s premier resort destination and is known for stellar sport fishing, championship golf, pristine beaches, and endless natural beauty with a easy going yet sophisticated atmosphere with year round temperatures of 78 degrees.

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