Mahahual real estate. Why invest in Mahahual?

Mahahual real estate

Mahahual real estate is an opportunity to acquire a Caribbean beachfront property in a dreamy typical Mexican Caribbean beach town, for low prices, with a huge potential in value growth. Costa Maya region, with Mahahual as the main beach town, has been planned for growth and expansion by the federal and state governments. The national Mexican Tourism Fund (FONATUR) is planning to develop 7,800 hotel rooms in Costa Maya, a Marina, a high-quality golf field, a theme park, commercial centers, beach clubs, tourist, recreational and entertainment services, as well as an urban center with 20,800 houses. Once the projected work is finished, Costa Maya is expected to draw 11 million tourists annually, which will in turn create about 40,000 work places.

The participation of FONATUR is great news for the region and Mahahual. For 30 years, the organization has been the force behind tourism in Mexico by developing some of the premier coastal real estate in the country and encouraging foreign investment. FONATUR has developed five of Mexico’s top beach vacation destinations: Cancun, Ixtapa, Los Cabos, Loreto, and the Bays of Huatulco, starting a new era for Mexican tourism.


Mahahual is located 2 hours' drive from Chetumal and 2 hours and 50 minutes' drive from Tulum, on the Caribbean Sea.

Mahahual is still a sleepy Caribbean village, but it has recently been revived for new developments and poised for growth due to a major cruise ship port and a new highway straight from Cancun’s International Airport. The cruise ship port has inspired the growth of New Mahahual, which is the area surrounding the pier. New Mahahual now boasts a brand new shopping mall, multiple jewelry and souvenir shops and swim-up bars.

Life in Mahahual becomes slower, and the main crowds remain in Cancun or other busy beach towns. The beachfront zone is rapidly developing, but instead of becoming too “touristy,” it harmoniously mixes Mexican, Mayan and Caribbean cultures.

There are rarely visited Mayan ruins located close to Mahahual: Chacchoben is next to Limones town and Kohunlich and Dzibanche are located to the south. Around Mahahual there are areas perfect for bird watchers.

Chacchoben is a Mayan city that is known for monolithic circular altars. The Townhouse Temple is arguably the place where the sacred and the mundane met together. It was settled at about 200 B.C. and flourished around 300 A.D. One of the most visited archeological sites today in Costa Maya, it is located 11 km (7 miles) from the village of Chacchoben and 177 km (110 miles) south of Tulum, and boasts three restored pyramids, multiple staircases and walls. Further excavations are still continuing. Tourists visiting Chacchoben also can enjoy the surrounding jungle with abundant species of plants and animals - such as deer, armadillo, fox, spider monkey and others. The subtle play of light and shadow that adorns the tree tops of the jungle gives a magic feel to this fascinating archeological site.

One of its most spectacular archeological sites, the perfeclty-planned Kohunlich, is located about 65 km (40 miles) west of Chetumal on Highway 186. The site, known for sun worshipping, contains about 200 mounds, most of them still not excavated. Settled around 200 BC, this majestic ancient Mayan city was constructed with elaborate pyramids, raised platforms, courtyards and squares, with palace platforms laid to channel rain water into cisterns and to collect it in a water reservoir. Kohunlich is best known for Temple of Masks (500 A.D.), a pyramid whose central stairway is decorated with large stucco masks.

Dzibanche, 7 km from Kohunlich, was another major Mayan city, a capital of the Kan dynasty. Dzibanche is one of the few places where you can find ancient Mayan wooden lintels engraved with hieroglyphic texts. The beauty and grandeur of Dzibanche’s pyramids, such as the Temple of Owl, remind about how majestic Mayan culture was. 2 km from here you will find Kinichná, which means House of Sun. The area consists of small buildings set around a stunning Acropolis with perfect symmetry. The sites of offerings and burials found here tell us about the symbolic and ritual importance of this area. Kinichná and Dzibanche were actually one extended city, built in 400 - 800 A.D.

If you are a lover of the underwater world, you are at the right place. The protected area of Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, located 35 km (21.7 miles) off the coast of Mahahual, covers the area of 800 km2. Banco Chinchorro also has three uninhabited islands: Cayo Norte, Cayo Central and Cayo Lobos. It takes about an hour and a half to get to Banco Chincorro with a boat, but the experience is worth the trip. This is one of the most spectacular places for diving and snorkeling in the whole Caribbean. Here you can spot turtles, lobsters, barracudas, eagle rays, groupers, snappers (Dos Primas site offers a drift dive, and Aquarium I and II are perfect for a more shallow dive experience) and on top of it all, sunken ships (to see the ships, you have to snorkel at 40 Cannons site). More experienced divers should try the site of a sunken ship called Glenview, a British cargo ship that sank in 1960, and close by there are others - Ginger Scout, Cassel, Far Star, Tropic and others. Fly-fishing lovers will also love Banco Chinchorro, especially the area around Cayo Centro island.

Mahahual town is a true Mexican Caribbean paradise with turquoise waters, powdery sand beaches, beachfront restaurants, bars and shops.

Land prices are still very affordable and Mahahual real estate is becoming more and more sought after. As it usually happens, the earliest investors are the ones to take home the largest profit and the biggest real estate value growth. Browse our investment offers of Mahahual real estate and choose the one you like! Contact us anytime for more information.

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