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Poster for Halloween Party at Baja Joe's. La Ventana, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe culture in Los Cabos and La Paz is very mixed. It’s a mix of locals who have been here for about 200 years and many people who have come here from different places in Mexico and around the world.
 
Cabo is a famous party place. Cabo very close in proximity to La Paz, Todos Santos, Los Barriles, and La Ventana but each place has a different culture. La Paz is a small city with a very calm and relaxed vibe. It’s not a party place like Cabo but it’s a very nice beach area. La Ventana is famous for kite boarding, wind surfing, and many other outdoor activities, which is what brings many people to La Ventana. A lot of people like being in the party scene of Cabo but there are some who don’t like that and prefer to be in places like La Ventana where they can hide and not let anyone know where they are.
 
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Purepecha Village, Michoacán, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe culture of Los Cabos and La Paz has changed tremendously in the last 15 years.  Unfortunately, unlike in Michoacán, where I live part of the year (on the mainland of Mexico), the Spaniards and disease killed so many of the Indian population in the Baja Peninsula that we don’t have the heritage and cultural history that you would have, for example, in the state of Michoacán, where the Purepecha Indians are still walking down the streets in their native costumes. Unfortunately, we have lost a lot of that culture here in Los Cabos and La Paz. You will not see the native influence here that you would see in other places in Mexico like Oaxaca or in Michoacán.  There are other examples all over Mexico of indigenous people, who have survived and their culture lives on and on.
 
Holy Week, in the town in Michoacán where I live part of the year, is a really cultural festival. The month of September, which is the month of independence, is a whole month long fiesta. There are also some things here that go on but it is not native Mexican culture that you would see in other parts of Mexico. It is much more Americanized because Baja was so sparsely populated until recently and a lot of the people who came here were either foreigners or people from other parts of Mexico. We don’t have a lot of indigenous culture for these people to assimilate into because the newcomers just overwhelmed whatever little is still left of the indigenous culture here. 
 
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