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Poster for Biker's Weekend, Baja California Sur, Mexico  – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingForeign visitors to Los Cabos can get by just speaking in English. The locals will speak in Spanish, but almost all companies in Los Cabos are ready to provide very good service to their clients so it is highly recommended to hire employees who speak English. This makes foreigners more comfortable to visit Los Cabos. 
 
In almost all places in Los Cabos, you can find somebody who speaks English and it's very common here. A lot of foreigners who don't speak Spanish live in Los Cabos. 
 
Locals seriously appreciate it a lot when there's an American or foreign visitor who wants and tries to speak in Spanish even if he is wrong at times, but he is making a big effort to try to speak in Spanish because he's in Mexico. However, if he doesn't try to speak in Spanish, it's still okay.
 
From my experience, some foreigners who try to speak in Spanish really know how to, but just need practice. If they speak in Spanish, I appreciate it and I tell them that I'm very happy that they're trying. If they want to practice with me, they can do so. If they say something wrong, I can correct them. They can also correct me if I say something wrong in English.  
 
(Poster for Biker's Weekend, La Paz, 1.5 hours from Cabos San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico,pictured.) 
Lana Nixon of La Ventana Bay Properties – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Art show to raise money for a local ambulance, La Ventana, Baja California Sur, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingFor sure in Los Cabos, you can get by if you only speak English, but in La Paz and in La Ventana (where I live, about 40 minutes from La Paz and 2 hours from Los Cabos), you could get by with “English only” only in areas where there are foreigners, so you probably would prefer learning some Spanish. In Cabo, you can certainly get by without speaking any Spanish but in La Paz you would miss out on a lot if you don’t know the local language because it is a very integrated community.
 
In La Ventana, there is a pretty big foreign community but any of the service people that you are going to get involved with, whether in the grocery store or doing your gardening, housekeeping, or any of the local businesses, do not necessarily speak English. It is the same thing in La Paz, where you can go to one of the major grocery stores there and find out that they do not speak any English. Even in the immigration offices, sometimes you would find a hard time looking for someone who speaks English.  
 
(Art show to raise money for a local ambulance, La Ventana, Baja California Sur, Mexico, pictured.)

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