The Mexican government announced recently that a new tourism train is now undergoing development that will carry passengers from Cancun to Playa del Carmen,Tulum and beyond. This new train will benefit not only tourists,however,but it will also be very helpful to the large number of real estate investors who visit the region and the many retirees who call the area home.
Mexico's government is planning the train as a way to support tourism and travel throughout the state of Quintana Roo,which includes the cities of Cancun,Playa del Carmen and Tulum. This region has become the most popular area for tourists,retirees and real estate investors from around the world,and the new train will only serve to improve transportation throughout the area. Access to attractions like water parks,shopping venues,nature parks and Mayan ruins will be easier than ever,bringing new traffic into the southern part of the state and opening up new markets.
The increase in transportation is also expected to bolster Cancun real estate and Playa del Carmen real estate opportunities. In combination with the new highway constructed west of the city,the train will help open up new areas for commercial development by providing easy access to new areas that were previously off the beaten path. Land values in the region have already shown a positive reaction to the new transportation developments that are planned for the area,and the new train is expected to increase this trend.
The improved access to the southern part of Quintana Roo,which includes areas like Costa Maya,Mahahual and Bacalar,is also expected to increase the number of expats and retirees who are opting to buy homes in the area,thanks in part to the vast amount of beach front property that is still up for grabs at an affordable price.