Playa del Camen, Mexico -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/22/2014 -- Puerto Morelos real estate may be the most overlooked opportunity in Mexico as this fishing village of 5,000. A-List celebrity Heidi Klum shot her “Shine” perfume commercial on a dock in Puerto Morelos years ago and has become a popular return visitor to the Rivera Maya. Heidi was recently seen Topless on the beaches of TULUM and photographs quickly appeared online and in magazines such as PEOPLE. While nude beaches are not legal in Mexico, locals and tourist alike have come to know these beaches as a topless beach paradise.
Vanessa Rios, an industry leader in Puerto Morelos real estate, says buyers and investors looking for a tropical get away, but are not interested in the glitzy tourism of Cancun, are choosing Puerto Morelos as their dream destination. Rios says that there has been an increase in demand for Puerto Morelos condos for sale as more tourists are embracing a more relaxed lifestyle. This past year there have been several direct requests asking to be close to the “Desire” resort, which is a clothing optional resort. While its common to see topless sun bathers up and down the beach, “Desire” is completely nude.
Rios says that after the initial shock to first time visitors, mostly from the US and Canada, that people may be topless…they soon embrace what is really happening. She says that people are coming to a place they feel so free and safe that they are willing to expose themselves and connect with the natural environment. Puerto Morelos is nestled like a sandwich between a nationally protected marine reserve and protected mangrove reserve. She says this natural boundary of nature has a way of transporting people to one of the last and best places for Mexico beach real estate.
Untouched by big tourism but seen world-wide in music videos such as Jennifer Lopez “I'm Into You” ft. Lil Wayne, the Rivera Maya beaches are gaining attention. Puerto Morelos has access to fine dining, shopping and night life as Cancun is just 30 minutes to the North and Playa del Carmen 30-minutes to the South. Most properties are almost 75% less than similar properties in the United States. Rios says that Puerto Morelos condos for sale such as a 2 bedroom, 2 bath with ocean-view with a Jacuzzi can be found for $250K. As of this writing, Puerto Morelso homes for sale boast the best value for $1-Million beachfront estates.
Rios says that buyers from the competing Florida market are stunned to find what their $200K or $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.
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. Rios recommends that buyers and investors visit first to get familiar with the overall area before making such purchases online. Last year the Rivera Maya saw an increase in sales with a record 4,000+ sales to US, Canadian and other foreign buyers. Rios is a tri-lingual agent, agnet and member of AMPI (The Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals) . 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/