Cancun Real Estate and Yucatan's Top Beachfront Destinations

By: Thomas Lloyd1


While the Yucatan Peninsula has some very established real estate markets, such as Playa del Carmen or Cancun Real Estate, it also provides some new opportunities in markets that are just beginning to show their possibilities for a beachfront lifestyle, such as Tulum real estate.

With their already well established reputations, the famous areas on the Yucatan Peninsula need very little introduction for most people. The wide, white beaches with soft sand, and warm, clear, turquoise water in Cancun and Playa del Carmen are considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world. In these areas beachfront condos with beautiful views are often a favorite, although by no means the only choice. Cancun offers a modern, convenient urban atmosphere, while Playa del Carmen with its low-rise buildings and large Italian population has a distinct European feel.

An established cruise destination, Cozumel Real Estate is another favorite in the area. The town on the island has a more traditional Mexican style to it; While the city is not colonial, the community's history dates back to before colonial times, to the pre-Hispanic Mayan culture; the town is one of two in this part of the Yucatan Pensinsula which has been continuously inhabited since that time. Quaint homes in Cozumel can be found in town, or land purchases in environment-friendly developments, as well as luxury condos in the new developments on further parts of the island. In either case, buyers will have easy access to the attractions which originally drew them to the island snorkeling in the reef, visiting the pyramids, the beaches, and the beautiful natural surrondings.

Aside from these more established areas, heading further south on this same shore, we find Tulum, where a new international airport and an urban growth plan are helping to make land purchases in elegant new developments attractive endeavors. Tulum MLS listings will also show a growing number of high-quality condos and homes. The new airport is also expected to help open up tourism, and consequently real estate, opportunities in the south of the state, mainly in the Costa Maya area.

Next to Tulum, perhaps the area most promising for quick growth in the near future is Campeche real estate. Campeche is located on the other side of the Yucatan Peninsula, on the Gulf coast rather than on the Caribbean coast. The colonial center of the city of Campeche has recently been completely restored, with underground wiring, colonial-style street lamps, re-painted and re-ornamented facades, and newly fixed-up parks. Two new luxury condo/golf developments are currently in process nearby, one directly on the oceanfront with a marina.

A little bit further down the road, beachfront lots with electricity, water, phone and internet are available starting at only $64,900.

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Thomas Lloyd graduated from Purdue University Krannert School of Management with a degree in Management/Financial Option Investments. He has been living, investing, and working professionally in Mexico for over 15 years. A Mexican Certified Realtor he is the current president of Mexico Real Estate, you can contact him at (512) 879-6546.

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