Mexico real estate offers a unique investment opportunity with much greater upside potential than traditional stock and mutual fund portfolios, which have taken a serious beating in recent years. And when it comes to buying real estate in Mexico, the up and coming destination of Tulum is where the hottest action is happening.
Perched on a cliff overlooking the white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean, Tulum is home to ancient seaside Mayan ruins and some of the world’s most affordable tropical real estate. Tulum is also home to the only Mayan ruins situated on the ocean, including the world’s only seaside pyramid, since the Mayans typically built their cities inland in places that were more sheltered from storms.
There are a variety of condos and land available for purchase in and around Tulum, which USA Today named “the fastest growing town in Latin America.” Real estate prices have already risen substantially in recent years – in some places by as much as 25 percent – but are still very affordable compared to land near the ocean in other developed areas.
Tulum lies just 45 minutes south of luxury hotspot Playa del Carmen, and just under an hour and a half from the lively vacation destination of Cancun. The town used to be known only to adventurous travelers and nature lovers, and has retained a cool, eco-chic vibe despite its recent surge in popularity. In fact, one of the things visitors love most about Tulum is the friendliness of the local people, who often go out of their way to make travelers and new residents feel welcome.
It’s no surprise that celebrities have been some of the first to discover this gorgeous region known as the Riviera Maya, which Forbes recently named one of Hollywood’s Favorite Destinations. And when you consider that celebrities can afford to vacation anywhere in the world, it’s pretty amazing that this corner of southeastern Mexico consistently rates at the top of their travel plans. So come see for yourself why Tulum and Mexico’s Riviera Maya are poised to become the next big thing in real estate!