Sep 10, 2010, 7:41 PM
Post #15 of 30
I live in La Paz (and used to live in Boston/Cambridge). Unfortunately, I know almost zip about fishing, although many people vacation or even move here for that reason. Here's a website of folks I know who run a fishing operation in La Paz:
and another in Loreto:
I moved here in 2007 in a situation similar to yours (unplanned early retirement, not yet eligible for Social Security, cutting it close). $1,500 may be do-able in La Paz, Loreto, or maybe even San José del Cabo, depending on your housing needs and how much you spend on the "toys" and fishing. I own my house and could live on $1,000 if it weren't for health insurance and visiting my elderly mom in the US. La Paz has decent stores ("well-stocked" might be overstatement), and Los Cabos even more, though I gather that living expenses are higher there. Expats from Loreto usually come here to shop, especially now that we have WalMart and Home Depot. I think this a great place to live ... pretty, funky, friendly, not too big or too crowded.
Temporary import permits aren't needed here for cars, and I don't think for bikes or boats. You might check the fishing section on http://forums.bajanomad.com.
(This post was edited by morgaine7 on Sep 10, 2010, 8:20 PM)