Why buy in the Riviera Maya

Why invest in the Riviera Maya real estate?

Why invest in Riviera Maya real estate?

There is no doubt that the Riviera Maya real estate is among the fastest developing in the world. Playa del Carmen offers opportunities to those desiring to be in a place with established infrastructure. Tulum, on the other hand, is an eco-chic jewel on the verge of explosion. Akumal is a beachfront paradise of the best snorkeling and swimming with turtles, and the road from Tulum to Coba offers some of the best deals you would ever find for tropical jungle properties.

Let’s turn the clock twenty years back, and imagine Playa del Carmen back then, as a small fishing village, similar to what Tulum is now (just perhaps without the eco-glamorous vibe that characterizes Tulum). If you had visited Playa then, you would have found sandy unpaved streets, a few palapas, and a fishermen community. The total number of residents was 10,000. Playa was popular with backpackers daring into unknown territories, hippies and traveling students on a budget. The land was extremely cheap, even for beachfront properties. It was a cheap way to invest in the Riviera Maya real estate and to watch your investment explode.

Today, Playa del Carmen has a population of 150,000, including a big international community of Americans, Canadians, Italians, Spaniards, Latin Americans and others that give the town a vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere, not to mention a varied international cuisine, music and bar scene, as well as top international hotels and beach club vibe. In the early 2000’s Playa was the fastest growing city in Latin America. Playa del Carmen real estate is still expanding, and many excellent real estate opportunities are available.

Currently, many international luxury brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, Hugo Boss and Christian Dior have opened retail stores (or are about to open them) in Playa del Carmen. Other well-known international brands operating in Playa include Zara, H&M, Forever 21, Armani Exchange and Lacoste. The 5th Avenue, which is the central pedestrian street of the town, is under constant expansion, with another glamorous restaurant or store opening every week. At the same time, strict construction regulations are in place, and Playa is meant to be preserved as anti-Cancun, without mega resorts, high-risers and spring-breakers.

However, those looking for a paradise-like place that has it all, but is only starting to explode, turn their eyes to Tulum, where they say that history is about to repeat itself. Tulum is a special town, and Tulum real estate is unique in the whole Riviera Maya real estate context.

The town does have a vibe of a Caribbean fishing village, and a small number of inhabitants (28,260), but it has been increasingly growing as a secret celebrity hideaway, with eco-chic vibe, yoga on wide sugary sand beaches, beachfront bungalows and beach clubs that face turquoise waters, gourmet open-air jungle restaurants that serve exquisite food from locally-grown ingredients, sumptuous Spas that integrate Mayan treatments and constantly growing concept of harmony with nature, achieved with a splash of glamour and class.

Tulum real estate is poised to grow in every way - from its infrastructure to new restaurants, hotels, shops and luxury developments, but it’s also strictly dedicated to preserving nature and unspoiled eco-glamorous Caribbean vibe.

While the history of Playa del Carmen’s expansion is about to repeat itself in Tulum - in its own original way - there is not one spot in the Riviera Maya that is untouched by development. And the future is even more promising - considering that the first-ever railway network in Mexico will soon connect the entire state of Quintana Roo (home to the Riviera Maya), and will be completed by 2019.

The Riviera Maya attractions and activities are for any taste. There is snorkeling and diving in the world’s 2nd largest barrier reef, swimming and cave diving in crystal-clear cenotes (natural sinkholes in the jungle), world-class golf courses, eco-cultural family parks, such as Xcaret and Xel-Ha, kitesurfing, fishing, jungle adventures for the whole family, dining, shopping and nightlife.

The international connections and access is also very easy from Cancun’s International Airport - it’s only 3h from New York, 1.5h from Miami, and there are easy connections with Europe and all Latin America. Lastly, the weather is another important factor when choosing a second home or investment opportunity. The Riviera Maya offers pleasant, warm climate year-round with average yearly temperatures of 23-28C (73-82F). The sea is always warm and inviting for a swim, with the highest sea temperature in August (29C or 84F).

Welcome to your home away from home… Riviera Maya real estate is one of the best and most pleasant ways to invest in the world.

For more info take a look at our presentation: Investing in the Riviera Maya

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