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Sanctuary Lands & The City of Peace

Ten years ago Stefan Jacob went to La Paz in search of the pristine oceanfront lands. He wanted to find a place that wasn’t yet cluttered with tourist development — a place where he could wander for miles along wide open beaches in sublime nature. The area he found is still a sanctuary, in the yet undeveloped Pacific coast of Baja, west of La Paz — “The City of Peace.” It is the ideal place for people who love unspoiled places and tranquility. It is a place where you still can ride horses on sandy beaches, let go of the stress of the world and find peace.
Sanctuary Lands grew out of this experience. Sanctuary Lands focuses exclusively on lands of great natural beauty, off the beaten path of glitzy tourism, yet close enough to civilization for easy access to shopping and air travel. All the properties come from friends and associates who are mostly Americans and Canadians, and range in size from small oceanfront and sea view parcels, to huge personal, family, or community retreat properties of thousands of acres. The properties are often surprisingly inexpensive because they are not in the common tourist corridors. One listing is 13,000 acres with 2.5 miles of sandy beachfront — three times the size of the whole town of Rancho Santa Fe, and almost as large as Manhattan, N.Y., at a price less than some people pay for a house here.
Contrary to the common news about Mexico, the La Paz region of Baja is peaceful, with low crime and some of the highest education and income levels in the country. It is a small city of 250,000 people and is the capital of the state of Baja California Sur (“Baja South”), about two hours north of Los Cabos. La Paz maintains an old world charm while providing modern services with non-stop flights to Los Angeles. It has a friendly laid-back atmosphere, and is also the eco-tourism center for all southern Baja, with snorkelling, scuba diving, sea kayaking and fishing available right from town. All along the harbor is a 5-mile promenade where families stroll in the evening eating home made ice cream, and jog in the mornings. La Paz is still very much a family town, where people can walk safely any time of day or night.
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“Welcome to the Peaceful Baja,” Stefan Jacob, Family and Friends. (760) 936-3733 – CA DRE License # 00910395
*All properties sold by Sanctuary Lands have First American Title Insurance, and First American escrow service, which allows for all purchases to be made in Calf. with American guaranteed title and escrow.