Haciendas Palo Verde
A premier gated community in the hills of El Centenario overlooking the Sea of Cortez
Haciendas Palo Verde is a private gated community situated in the hills of El Centenario overlooking the Sea of Cortez. A quiet, peaceful community, Haciendas Palo Verde features large lots, paved roads, a community clubhouse and 24 hour gated access. Both resale homes and buildable lots are available for sale here. Watch the video to learn more about Haciendas Palo Verde and El Centenario, then browse our listings below to see available properties for sale. If you would like more information, just fill out the form on this page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to Haciendas Palo Verde, where the essence of old-world Mexico is reflected in this beautiful ocean view gated community in sunny La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Haciendas Palo Verde is an ideal community in which to buy or build a new home in La Paz. Located in the tranquil hills of El Centenario, Haciendas Palo Verde provides sweeping views of the bay, 24-hour gated access, underground utilities, and spacious lots. Both homes for resale and buildable lots are available here. Concerns about building? Let us recommend one of our trusted builders with experience building in our community, who will work with you from the planning, design and approval stage, through to handing over the keys to your new home.
Frequently Asked Questions about Haciendas Palo Verde
What is Haciendas Palo Verde?
Haciendas Palo Verde is a private, gated community of 104 home sites with lots averaging around 1500 square meters (around ¼ to 1/3 of an acre). Around 40% of the lots have homes built on them, the rest are owned by private owners. Both existing homes and lots are available for resale, check with your realtor for details.
Where is Haciendas Palo Verde located?
Haciendas Palo Verde is situated in the hills of El Centenario, about 20 minutes from downtown La Paz, and 10 minutes from major shopping centers like Sam’s Club, Walmart and Home Depot. A graded and compacted gravel road, Calle 19, runs about a ½ kilometer from the highway to Palo de Arco. Turn right on Palo de Arc and you will see the entrance to Haciendas Palo Verde at the end of that road on your left. Inside the neighborhood, the main road is paved from the entry to the top of the neighborhood.
Are the homes/lots serviced with water?
Yes, water pipes run adjacent to every lot in Haciendas Palo Verde. They are pressured up and ready to be tapped. The neighborhood system buys water from SAPA, the municipal water utility department, and pumps it up the hill to each private residence. This closed exclusive private system helps ensure dependable water pressure to the higher elevations of the neighborhood.
What about electrical power?
Underground electrical power runs to each lot. Electricity is billed by CFE, the power utility department, every two months. Bills are received at your residence and paid with cash using a simple automated system at the CFE office in La Paz.
What kind of Internet access will I have?
The local Internet provider, Telmex, offers Internet service to Haciendas Palo Verde. Telmex recently upgraded the neighborhood with high-speed, fiber optic cable, available to homes throughout the neighborhood.
What are the property taxes for a typical home in Haciendas Palo Verde?
Annual property taxes average a few hundred USD for an average household---paid in pesos, of course.
Will I have a view?
Most homes in Haciendas Palo Verde have at least a partial view of the ocean from the main floor or rooftop patio. Lots are serviced with underground electrical power, so as to rid the neighborhood of unsightly power poles. Also, a maximum height has been set for each lot in the Design Guidelines document, and thick roof-top palapas are disallowed to help protect the homeowner views.
Is there an HOA?
Yes, you join the Homeowner’s Association when you purchase a Haciendas lot or home. Established in 2008, the Homeowner’s Association brings members together to assist with maintaining and improving the neighborhood. Annual dues go toward the general upkeep of the neighborhood, as well as neighborhood security in the form of a night watchman. The Homeowner’s Association has the power to adjust the annual dues amount, through democratic means, so as to benefit everyone.
What about the Architectural Review process?
A simple architectural orientation and review process has been established that sets a minimum standard for home design. Architectural creativity is encouraged, allowing you to choose from Spanish Colonial, Mexican Rustic, Tuscan, and Mediterranean styles.
How does the environmental preservation plan work?
Preserving native vegetation will maintain Hacienda’s natural beauty and minimize harmful impact on the environment. Our approved environmental protection plan, as authorized by Mexico’s environmental protection agency SEMARNAT, requires lot owners to leave at least 50% of natural cacti and vegetation unaltered. How will this be done, you ask? Easy: just make sure that your construction’s “footprint” doesn’t exceed half of the lot’s total surface area.
How far is the beach?
The nearest beach is about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from Haciendas Palo Verde.