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Mexico Tops List of Favorite Boomer Top 5 Vacation Spots
By Megan Ray on August 8, 2013

Many older adults use retirement to visit certain countries they may not have had the chance to explore while they were working. While there are no bad choices when it comes to traveling during senior living, a recent survey from WatchBoom revealed the most popular destinations among baby boomers.

Mexico Tops List of Favorite Boomer Top 5 Vacation Spots

Mexico Tops List of Favorite Boomer Top 5 Vacation Spots

Mexico came in as the top spot, as it earned more than 1,100 votes from the surveyed boomers. Its popularity among the older population should not come as much of a surprise, according to The Huffington Post. For starters, it’s teeming with activity and is famous for having beautiful weather. It’s also affordable and easy to get to. A little further south, Costa Rica landed at the No. 4 spot

“Costa Rica doesn’t have the preponderance of all-inclusives, [but] it’s still a fantastic destination because of all the natural beauty,” Nina Meyer of the American Society of Travel Agents, told the news source. “The dollar value is still very good, [and it has] easy access.

Tropical destinations weren’t the only places to make the cut. Canada came in at No. 5, while Spain landed at No. 3, thanks in large part to how easy it is to get around while still speaking English.

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A Taste Of Mexico’s Wine Country
As seen on Forbes Magazine, Amanda Arnold , Contributor

Just a two-hour drive south of San Diego across the Mexican border lies a peaceful Baja California valley brimming with ripened grapes, delicious wines and gourmet cuisine concocted from the freshest of fresh local ingredients. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors take a peek at Mexico’s lovely—and somewhat little known—Valle de Guadalupe (Guadalupe Valley), a wine country destination screaming for a late summer getaway of the great outdoors, delicious food and plenty of vino.

Interested in trying a sweet alternative to beer? Venture over to our blog to explore Washington’s cider scene.

A Taste Of Mexico's Wine Country

A Taste Of Mexico’s Wine CountryThe Fiestas de la Vendimia, a celebration of the annual harvest, runs from Aug. 2 through 18 this year, which is why we recommend a late summer visit to the Valle de Guadalupe.

Where To Play
The Fiestas de la Vendimia, a celebration of the annual harvest, runs from Aug. 2 through 18 this year, which is why we recommend a late summer visit to the Valle de Guadalupe. Many of the valley’s wineries participate in the festivities by hosting special events: This year, there’s a wine pairing dinner at oft raved about restaurant Laja with special guest and prominent Mexican chef Daniel Ovadia on Aug. 7; a street party at the Plaza de las Artes in Ensenada on Aug. 8; and a wine pairing dinner at Viñas de Garza on Aug. 15—to name just a few of the happenings.

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Why I choose to live in Northen Baja California
Written By: Tomas Dolcini

Since I was a child growing up in a predominately Spanish-speaking neighborhood, my dream had always been to buy a home and live in Mexico, preferably by the ocean. On May 6, 2011, that dream came true for me and I signed off the escrow paperwork for my beautiful Mexican-style villa in a Golf Resort called Bajamar located in Ensenada.

Mexico Real Estate Testimonial - Buying A Home And Living in Mexico

Mexico Real Estate Testimonial - Buying A Home And Living in Mexico

The entire experience was an adventure for me. Having purchased a home here in the United States, I was somewhat familiar with how a real estate purchase worked, but was unfamiliar with the Mexican laws. I had heard that Americans could not purchase property along the Baja Peninsula and could only lease for 99 years, so that concerned me. I wanted to reside in Mexico, but be close to the United States, so my family and friends could easily visit. I never thought in a million years I would be able to afford a home with an ocean view in Mexico, because homes with ocean views in the United States cost over one million dollars.

I decided to do some research and stumbled across a website titled I was blessed to have found that website. This website had links with thorough explanations to all the various developments in Baja California, and lots of pictures to see what I was up against. I was flabbergasted at the inexpensive prices that were totally within my budget. I made a phone call to ask some questions and spoke with Kathy Katz. She was very enthusiastic and answered all of my questions in a friendly and professional manner. I enjoyed the conversation so much and hung up feeling so positive, that I booked a flight and headed out for Baja that same week to look for houses.

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Priceless Views unlike any other on all of North Americas West Coast.

Larry French from the Baja Real Estate Group takes us on an open house tour of unit 802 Punta Marena in the luxurious privacy of Club Marena.

The Most Spectacular Residence on Baja’s Gold Coast!!! There is nothing else that can compare to Club Marena’s “Punta Marena” wrap around corner condominiums with nearly 4000sqft of refined luxury with views from everywhere. Each of the 3 bedrooms is oceanfront with a private terrace. Watch the sun rise on Bahia Descanso and set on the open Pacific Ocean every day. There is nothing else that can compare.

The developers of Club Marena have always created the finest residences in the area and the resort stands alone as the most spectacular & exclusive that Baja has to offer.

If you are looking for true luxury in a location that has drawn some of the most successful people in the world then you have found it in the crowning glory of these very exclusive units. There are only a dozen like these and very few come for resale. This property takes it one step further as the interior was designed by a famous Los Angeles architect. The pictures tell the story of this modern masterpiece.

Book an appointment to experience this property today.

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On July 28, 2010, the House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 2267 by a vote of 41-22-1. The bill would legalize and regulate online poker in the United States.

Online Poker Mexico

Legal Online Poker Mexico

In September 2010, the Washington State Supreme Court upheld a law making playing poker online a felony.
On April 15, 2011, in U. S. v. Scheinberg et al. (10 Cr. 336), the Federal Bureau of Investigation shut down three major poker .com websites of Full Tilt Poker, Poker Stars, and Absolute Poker, and seized several of their bank accounts. A grand jury has charged 11 defendants, including the founders of the poker sites, with bank fraud, money laundering, and violating gambling laws. The prosecutors are claiming that the sites tricked and bribed U.S. banks to receive profits from online gambling, an act that violated UIGEA. The same day, former Senator D’Amato released a comment on behalf of the PPA. He asserts that, “Online poker is not a crime and should not be treated as such.” D’Amato made no comment on the specific charges raised but promised a response once the “full facts become available.” He responded in the Washington Post on April 22. The actions by the Department of Justice were also criticized by gaming law experts, including Professor I. Nelson Rose.”

If you want to keep on playing Online poker legally, just relocate to Rosarito Beach with all the amenities of a five star resort at a fraction of the cost, just 20 minutes south of the border and totally safe. Just call or email Miguel Sedano 858-433-0561 for complete information.

Kathy Katz, Broker/Owner for The Baja Real Estate Group along with Max Katz, welcomes us to her weekend Open House in 169 Pelicanos Este in Las Gaviotas, a beachfront gated community in Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico.

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This home has it all…PRICE …VIEW and LOCATION More white water views then not. This 2 bedroom plus a Den or 3rd bedroom is located in just one row up from the beach and has views from almost every. The master bedroom not only has a white water view, you can hear the surf as you sleep. A garage with a work bench, a laundry room, you own private entry, dimmers on all lights, new carpeting, new tile and much more.

See the full listing at… along with other similar homes in the area.

Maday Valdenegro from The Baja Real Estate Group, Bajamar Premier Properties office, takes us on a tour of Country Club #77. A 3 Bedroom, 1 studio, 3 bathroom Villa right in the Bajamar Golf course.

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Casa overlooking the lake, the clubhouse and ocean, this hacienda style villa has all the comfort and cozy feeling that one could want. This three bedroom, three bath 2200 square ft house has been newly refurbished and tastefully decorated.

Villa de Vino looks out across the golf course, clubhouse lake and the Pacific Ocean beyond. Backyard patio invites entertaining with a stunning sunset backdrop and a pool nearby. Located on a quiet cul de sac and close to miles and miles of hiking trails or bike riding.

Twenty-four hour security with gated entrance and patrolling guards. New to market.

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Catherine Krupsaw from the Baja Real Estate Group and Sales Associate at NAOS Living, takes us on an Open House tour around the 1 Bedroom + Den model unit at NAOS Living.

NAOS Living is an elite beachfront residential resort located at the Northern end of Rosarito Beach in what is known as the ‘Riviera Baja’. Host to a diversity of amenities, NAOS Living focuses on health and wellness both as a theme and as a lifestyle, providing comfort, luxury and a privileged location featuring a 4 mile stretch of sandy beach, near by commodities and unsurpassed views of the Coronado Islands. For a complete list of NAOS amenities visit

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Brad Billingsley, an American retiree living at Calafia Condos, talks about why he chose to retire to Mexico and why he chose Calafia Condos.

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Marianne ‘Mimi’ Mills, Broker for The Baja Real Estate Group, takes us on an open house tour of the The Montecitos model unit of the luxurious boutique residential development of Santa Barbara at Bajamar, a private gated community famous for its 27 hole ocean front golf course.

Santa Barbara at Bajamar offers full Concierge Services at what it is one of the best locations in Ensenada, especially if you are passionate for golfing. All of the condos in Santa Barbara have an ocean view and come full with appliances and wine storage.

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