Real estate Mayan Riviera – Paradisiac Beaches: Xpu Ha

Mayan Riviera real estate - paradisiac beaches

If you own a piece of Mayan Riviera real estate, you should defenitely put Xpu-Ha in your list of beaches to discover. Powdery sand dancing with the rays of sun, as warm water slowly laps up the shore. Xpu Ha is a calm, relaxed haven settled in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Popular with kite boarders and paddle boarders its wide expanse of beach is big enough to accommodate them, whilst still have space for yourself. It’s a great place if you are looking for water activities, not only is there a kite boarding school, but the nearby reef provides hours of enjoyment. Xpu Ha is also a great option is if you are looking for some solo time to spend with a book or meditating, the beach is so big that it’s easy to find a calm spot away from all the activity.

Xpu Ha is easily accessible even without a car from most of the Riviera Maya and Tulum real estate options; the colectivo drops you off right in front of the main entrance. Just remember to take water, sunblock and a smile!

 Greetings from the tropical waters of the Riviera Maya!

Real estate Playa del Carmen Mexico: Paradisiac Beaches, Playacar Phase 1

  Real estate in Playa del Carmen - Playacar phase 1

Waves gently lapping on the white sandy beach, different shades of blue as far as you can see, as your feet sink into the soft, thin Caribbean sand. This is how most, if not all, beaches are in the Riviera Maya.

Playa del Carmen has a wide array of beach clubs, however for those of you who are looking for a more peaceful, calm place to spend the day, Playa and its surrounding offer great options.

Playacar Phase I, in Playa del Carmen, is an excellent option for Mayan Riviera real estate, you will find the most beautiful oceanfront houses for sale in Playa del Carmen and also great condos in Playa del Carmen. Playacar it’s a kiteboarder heaven, but the beach is normally very calm with very little sunbathers. In my opinion its one of the most beautiful beaches in Playa, with a huge expanse of white sand, no beach clubs playing loud music around, it’s the perfect place to lay around and read, or even meditate while listening to the waves. It is a public beach, however, originally thought to be for Playacar residents, not many outsiders know about it. You will see many kiteboarders far out in the ocean, their colorful kites playing with the wind against the blue horizon flying up and down the coast line while doing numerous tricks. Sit on the sand and enjoy the spectacle or read your latest book while feeling the gentle breeze, while occasionally jumping in the water. Take snorkels and go explore, new worlds are to be found underwater. Take a walk and collect seashells while playing with the waves. This beach makes for a perfect relaxing day either alone or with friends and loved ones.

If you own property in Playacar or if you started to look for houses for sale in Playa del Carmen, you can start to dream of this beach that will be steps from your home.

Just remember to take water and sunscreen, and if you plan on staying all day you might want to pack a few snacks.

Greeting from the tropical waters of the Riviera Maya!


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Mayan Riviera real estate: Is Mexico Safe?

Mayan riviera real estate: Is Mexico safe?

“Why do you live in Mexico?” this is usually the first question I get from U.S. immigration officers upon entering the United States. Being a dual citizen, Mexican and American, I have the luxury of living in either country, and as many expats that bought Mayan Riviera real estate,  I am proud to call Mexico my home. “Sir, I live in the Mexican Caribbean, every morning I wake up to clear blue skies shining through my window and with the Caribbean ocean a mere steps from my back door. The question should really be, why wouldn’t I live in Mexico?”

Mexico spans over 2,000 miles, it’s a big country, in fact it’s ranked 14th in the world. Out of the 31 states that make up Mexico, only 6 states that mostly border the U.S., is where the main violence is located. Not coming to the Riviera Maya because of the violence in the state of Sonora, is like not going to Chicago, because of the Colorado shootings. I understand the negative light that has been shed on the violence in Mexico, especially since there is a so-called war on drugs. However, what the media fails to report is that the violence is only associated with the drug trade, in fact Mexico is safer when it comes to assault, kidnapping and rape, than the U.S. This means that unless you come to Mexico in hopes of joining a drug cartel, which for many obvious reasons I wouldn’t recommend, you are statistically safer in Mexico than in the U.S.  Quintana Roo, where the Riviera Maya is located, officially became a state in 1974, before then it was considered a federal territory. The state was founded with the idea of bringing more tourism to the country. Today, according to the Sedetur website, the state of Quintana Roo brings in just under half of all of Mexico’s tourist dollars, last year saw a total of $4.3 billion.

White sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and an assortment of water and land activities, the Riviera Maya is already a top destination, with many articles already being written about the spectacular destinations this area has to offer.

So the question really is, why wouldn’t you come visit? or why would´t you just get one of the great options that Mayan Riviera real estate is offering and make of this paradise your home?  I assure you that between the amazing beaches and impeccable service the only danger that exists is that you may never want to leave!

Greetings from the tropical waters of the Riviera Maya!


Camila Pittman – Moskito real estate



Real Estate Riviera Maya: How low is the cost of living in Mexico?

Real estate Riviera Maya: Living in Riviera Maya

Crystal clear waters, miles of white thin sand, and year round warm temperatures, it’s hard to believe that the cost of living in the Riviera Maya is so affordable. It is said that living in the Riviera Maya, Mexico is around 40% less than in the U.S, Canada and Europe.

The Riviera Maya is a stretch of white sandy coastline, roughly 200 km long, starting north of Cancun all the way to Tulum, offering incredible pieces of Riviera Maya and Tulum real estate. Cancun, located at the most northern point, is the entry point to most of the Riviera Maya, with the second most transited airport in Mexico. Playa del Carmen is the halfway point, roughly 60km south of Cancun, once a tiny fishing village it evolved into a hippie-modern town and today is a sophisticated small town combining this hippie-modern style with luxury trendy lifestyle, in Playa del Carmen real estate you will find a great variety of condos, houses and commercial spaces with very attractive prices. Tulum is the most rustic yet hippie-chic of the three. With bikini-clad women riding their bicycles, to models and movie stars taking a break along the eco-friendly beaches.  Although the Riviera Maya is mostly known for these three destinations, there are many more tiny towns and beaches that line the Riviera Maya, you will also find great options in real estate Puerto Aventuras and real estate in Puerto Morelos Mexico.


How is then, that living on this pristine stretch of the Caribbean ocean is so cheap?  First we need to consider that the Mexican economy wasn’t all that affected by the recession that most countries are going through, with its steady stream of tourism and recent recognition as one of the best countries to invest in, the economy has been very stable. Renting or buying Mayan riviera real estate might seem out of your reach but property and cost of living here is more affordable than in the US. Being a small city, you can find condos in playa del Carmen that are just a few blocks from the beach for great affordable prices. Just a short walk and you’ll be at the beach, enjoying the sun and sand, not a bad way to spend your daysUtilities such as water and gas tend to be a stable monthly bill of about $10USD, where electricity can vary month to month, and this might be your only expensive bill. Local markets are filled with local organic fruits and veggies, both healthy and cheap, and if on the off chance you can’t find what you’re looking for, the big chain supermarkets will have if for a few more pesos.


Health care is also very cheap in Mexico, a doctor´s appointment at a private clinic costs around $45USD, since most Mexicans do not have medical insurance, doctors are more considerate when it comes to costs. The hospitals are very modern and up to date, and most if not all of the staff are bi-lingual and very prepared. 

The following website provides accurate comparisons between the U.S and Mexico, showing the costs of transportation, rent, utilities, etc. 

So if you are thinking in buying Mayan Riviera real estate and moving to a seaside quaint, Caribbean town, the Riviera Maya is an amazing and very affordable option!  


Greetings from the tropical waters of the Riviera Maya!

Camila Pittman – Riviera Maya real estate