Quintana Roo, MX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/01/2014 -- Puerto Morelos real estate is emerging as a diamond in the rough for savy buyers and investors looking to acquire their piece of Caribbean paradise. Located between popular Cancun and the #1 fastest growing community in Latin America, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos remains almost untouched by mass tourism. One hundred meters off shore lies the Puerto Morelos portion of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, designated as a National Marine Park. This protected reef system has created some of the best beach environments and a unique opportunity for those looking to buy, invest or live in a beach town for almost 75% less than similar properties in the USA.
Vanessa Rios of Realty Executives, a leading Riviera Maya/Playa del Carmen real estate company, says this may be one of the last and best opportunities for affordable beach living. Citing a vibrant culture and the availability of those same conveniences they’d long since grown accustomed to at home, more than 2-million expats call Mexico home. According to Forbes Magazine, an annual survey conducted by INTERNATIONAL LIVING has listed Mexico as one of the leading destination points for American and Canadian expatriates in 2013, and the Yucatan coastline of Riviera Maya is perhaps one of the most popular areas for affluent expats buying or building their million dollar dream homes.
Rios says that buyers from the competing Florida market are stunned to find what their $1-Million dollar investment can get them in the Playa del Carmen / Puerto Morelos area, compared to USA beach towns. She currently listed a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom with pool on prime Puerto Morelos beachfront real estate next to top rated Desire resort. The 3,800 square foot house on 5,500 square foot rectangular lot overlooks the warm Caribbean waters while taking in the cool ocean breeze. TripAdvisor.com has the surrounding beaches from Isla Mujeres to Tulum listed in their “Top 25 Beach Vacations” in the world. This property includes all the furnishings with car and kayaks negotiable as a complete package.
Rios says there are no deals like that in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen or Tulum, which echoes that Puerto Morelos may be one of the last and best opportunities for affordable beach living. The sales of these homes on the Riviera Maya account for over 12 percent of the tourist residential housing nationwide, with an estimated 4,000 plus sales per year to foreigners, on average. In addition to a world class health care system in Cancun, expats can enjoy all of the comforts of home from familiar brands and stores located in nearby Playa del Carmen. Rios says Puerto Morelos has been proving the destination of choice for returning Americans, Canadians, Swedes and Russians when visiting Mexico and the Caribbean.
Rios says the entire area has become a “Global Village” for those wanting a tropical paradise experience, without the commercialism of Cancun. She says that due to the lack of availability on beachfront opportunities, some investors familiar with the area may make offers sight unseen as the prices are still half of similar USA beach real estate. She recommends that buyers and investors visit first to get familiar with the overall area before making such purchases online. Rios has recently established a Toll Free number for US & Canadian citizens at 1-888-425-5122. She has recently released a new site that has all the available listings in English for Puerto Morelos homes for sale on http://www.playahomesforsale.com/