If the Midterms Don't Go Your Way, There Is Always Costa Rica

Farther north on the Baja Peninsula, the resort and community of Danzante Bay faces the Gulf of California alongside the village of Loreto and its UNESCO Heritage Site–the 797 square mile Bay of Loreto National Park. Mike Smith, Danzante Bay’s real estate sales representative, confirms that most of the buyers relocating to this paradise are Americans seeking to escape the daily ugliness of the US news cycle. “Our residents like to get away and be in their own environment down here,” Smith says. “I think part of that is they’re not halfway around the world. If they’re from Los Angeles, they’re an hour and a half away—close enough to the States without being part of the daily life there. The peacefulness of Danzante Bay and Loreto brings them here because it’s such a departure from the life they leave behind.”