Island for sale in the Gulf of California

On the popular website specialized in real estate vivaanuncios, the sale of the San Jose Island located in the Gulf of California was published on October, with a price of 90 million dollars (about 1.5 billion pesos), that “can be negotiable,” according to the publication.

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The island, located in front of Punta San Evaristo, 80 kilometers northwest of the beach of Pichilingue in La Paz , is about 31 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide, and according to the seller, there is a tourist-real estate development established in the zone, although it does not specify the name of the project.

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The island of San José is part of the insular complex comprising the Area of Protection of Flora and Fauna Gulf Islands, issued on August 2, 1978, and as currently discussed features a mangrove swamp and a small lagoon that is home to several species of pelicans, herons, and the fisher sparrow, which is an endngeed species.

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According to a study by the  Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS), the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) and the  National Commission of Biodiversity (Conabio), which is titled  Specific Wealth, Distribution and Abundance of Land and Marine Birds in San José Island , there are 5,050 records of 49 different species, documented and photographed.

Another island for sale in Baja California Sur is the island know as Cerralvo, owned by the Rufo family. Located in the Gulf of California south of La Paz, Cerralvo is one of the richest islands in terms of biodiversity in the area, and is on sale for 30 million dollars.

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According to the provisions of the Mexican Congress, in 2013, Article 6 of the General Law of National Assets was amended and a second paragraph was added to Article 162 of the Agrarian Law, to prevent Mexico from selling its islands. A few months later, in April of the same year, article 27 of the Constitution was modified, allowing foreigners to acquire real estate on Mexican beaches and coastlines through “fideicomisos“.

Source: The Mazatlan Post

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