The Riviera Maya was
recently recognized as the best tourist destination in Mexico in 2010 as
determined by Distintivo W,an organization often referred to as the “Oscars”
of Mexican tourism. The organization
recognizes 15 different aspects of tourism ranging from best airline to best
travel gadget. The panel of judges was made up of 9 chief editors of major
travel magazines; four directors and three chief editors of the most visited
travel websites in Mexico,and two producers of highly recognized television
programs for tourism.
The Riviera Maya received
three awards,those being: Best Promotion for Mexican Beaches,Best Visiting
Information Offices,and Best Destination in Mexico. The organization Xcaret Experiences which operates the
eco-friendly water park Xcaret received the award for the Best Tourist
Dedicated Company to Work For.
Many global industry
leaders in hotel management,construction,and food and beverage have already
identified the tourist demand,as well as the economic potential the region has
to offer. Such household names as
McDonalds,Subway,Marriot,and Hilton dot the Yucatan peninsula. Global powerhouses such as Spain´s
largest developer OHL,and two of Spain´s largest banks Bancaja and Banco de
Valencia have also recently decided to invest more than $2 billion dollars
collectively in the area.
investors have also profited from this strip of paradise in the form of real
estate investment. Unlike the massive
declining values seen in markets such as Arizona,California,and Florida,property
in the Riviera Maya has maintained its value due to a high demand for the area
by vacationers,as well as a real estate market primarily conducted in
If you haven´t
considered investing in Mexico before maybe it’s a good time to start!