Riviera Maya Owned the Latin American World Travel Awards

The Mexican state of Quintana Roo received 25 awards and 40 nominations during a ceremony for the World Travel Awards of Latin America, held last month at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.

The World Travel Awards brand was established in 1993 and is recognized globally today as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. It is also highly valued for providing top-level networking opportunities for business people in the travel industry.

Several of the awards were handed to Marisol Vanegas Pérez and Darío Flota, respectively the Tourism Secretary of and the General Director of the Tourism Promotion Trust of Cozumel and the Riviera Maya. The gala also was attended by many executives from sponsor airlines Aeroméxico and Delta, as well as Travel Times, Media Partner, the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya itself, and many renowned tourism entrepreneurs and bureau directors.

Among the winning destinations for Mexico and Central America were the Riviera Maya (Best Beach Destination), Playa del Carmen (Most Relaxing Destination), The island of Cozumel (Best Cruise Port, Best Island Destination), Cancun (Best Destination for Meetings and Congresses, Best Tourist Destination), and Tulum (Best Destination).

In other categories, awards went to the Cancun International Airport, the International Convention Center, the Río Secreto Park, and six hotels including Hard Rock Cancun, Grand Hyatt Resort Playa del Carmen, UNICO 20 ° 87 ° Hotel Riviera Maya, Hacienda Tres Rios, Playa del Carmen Paradisus and Hard Rock Riviera Maya.

The Grand Final of the awards will be held on December 10th in Phu Quoc city, Vietnam, where many of the Latin American winners will compete for world titles. A full list of winners from the Latin America ceremony can be seen here:

www.worldtravelawards.com/winners/2017

As our area gains international recognition, this is a key moment to invest in Riviera Maya Real Estate.

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Price reduction on Puerto Aventuras Beachfront Condo

Best priced beach front

– Announcing a price reduction on Puerto Aventuras, a 2,217 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm single story “Large terrace with ocean views”. Now $425,000. Price drop !
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Elegant 3 bedroom ocean view condo in Puerto Aventuras for sale.
Price was 650,000 USD dropped to 525,000 USD Now, Sept 2016 is 425,000.00 Steal of a deal for real estate in Puerto Aventuras on the Beachfront.

Personal use or vacation rental investment, this is one of the best buys for condos in Puerto Aventuras.

This Puerto Aventuras condo for sale is huge with 2217 sq ft of interior space with large terrace facing the ocean, in a 4 story building. Furnished with classic Caribe furniture and fully set up kitchen with top of the line appliances and granite counter tops, this condo is ready to move in and begin renting.

There is a large pool leading to the sandy beach and blue calm waters of the bay of Puerto Aventuras.

Condo building has elevators and parking making this an easy lifestyle. Walking distance to the shops and cafes and restaurants of Puerto Aventuras commercial district

If you are boat person, you’ll like the fact this condo faces the beach on one side and has the marina on the other side.
Puerto Aventuras is a gated beach, 9 hole golf course and marina community with full service Marina for yachts. Something for everyone.

Call us for a viewing today.

Judi Shaw1 800 441 3275 (Office)1 604 628 7247 (Office)+521 984 116 3251 (Cell)

An Insider’s Guide to the Top 10 Beaches in the Riviera Maya

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No trip to the Riviera Maya is complete without a visit to one or more of the idyllic beaches in this tropical paradise. But where to go? Surely most beaches in this popular destination are filled to capacity with resorts, sunbathers, and tourists.

Not so. The Riviera Maya still has a few undiscovered gems that have yet to be claimed by developers. Believe it or not, you can still find uncrowded and unsullied beaches in the Riviera Maya.

Whether it’s seclusion you seek or a rocking beach party, these top 10 beaches are worth checking out during your stay:

  1. Maroma Beach. Known as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Maroma Beach is just 10 minutes north of Playa del Carmen. If you want a luxury resort or hotel vacation where you can enjoy stunning views of the Caribbean, Maroma Beach may just be what you’re looking for. Many of the resorts and hotels on this beach make respecting the natural environment of the area a priority.   

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  2. Akumal. Translated to mean, “the land of the turtle”, sea turtles love to lay their eggs in this small Mexican village. Located 60 miles south of Cancun, the clear water and reefs of Akumal beach make for a perfect day of snorkeling and diving.

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    From @flannerybloom on Instagram

  3. Mamitas Beach. If it’s a party you want, look no further than Mamitas Beach. It boasts the best nightlife in the area and hosts a number of concerts including the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival and the BPM Festival. Enjoy great music and company overlooking a stunning beach backdrop.

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    From @moritarules on Instagram

  1. WahWah Beach. For the older crowd, check out WahWah Beach Bar. A sort of gringo bar located on the beach, they play a lot of 70’s and 80’s rock.

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    From @melcokersc on Instagram

  2. Canibal Royal (aka The Reef Coco Beach). A little harder to get to, but worth checking out if you want a gorgeous, less crowded beach in Playa del Carmen. But bring your own amenities- you won’t find too many shops or restaurants nearby. Located around 48th Street.

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    From @canibalroyal on Instagram

  3. Playacar Phase 1. If you’re staying in Playa del Carmen, be sure to check out the beach at the Playacar Phase 1 residential development. You’ll find a wide, expansive and relatively quiet beach with fine white sand.

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    From @mamiontour on Instagram

  4. Paradiso Beach. Located in the bohemian town of Tulum is one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. On a trip to Tulum’s Mayan ruins, be sure to stop by Paradiso Beach to enjoy its brilliant turquoise water, soft white sand and tranquil waves.

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    From @stellabombella on Instagram

  5. Xpu-Ha. If it’s solitude you seek, be sure to visit the Xpu-Ha beach in the Riviera Maya. Located just 15 or 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, this beach typifies the ultimate remote, tropical paradise. Its calm, shallow waters are perfect for a day spent kayaking, swimming or just lying under the sun.

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    From @mlleperrier on Instagram

  6. Puerto Morelos. Halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, you’ll find the small fishing and residential village of Puerto Morelos. The town’s quiet white sand beaches are set inside an offshore reef, creating calm waves for swimmers and snorkelers to enjoy.

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    From @camspal on Instagram, Puerto-Morelos

  7. Punto Bete/ Xcalacoco. Travel just north of Playa del Carmen for yet another isolated beach. Its white sand, swaying palm trees, rustic beachfront housing, and breathtaking views are definitively worth the visit.

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    From @jhonagtz on Instagram

 

Eco Home For Sale in Xpu-Ha, Riviera Maya

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Lush Green Privacy Close to the Beach

– On a beautiful 1-hectare jungle lot, sits a fully-furnished Eco-Home for sale in the Riviera Maya, Mexico – with self-sustained power!
Only 1.5km to Xpu Ha beach, the most beautiful in the entire Riviera Maya area and one of the most pristine beaches in Mexico.

•  4,844 sq. ft. 2 story – $625,000. Gem in the Jungle
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There is a main house and a guest house, separated by a very large inviting resort-type swimming pool, and outdoor “palapa”-covered living area, where only the sounds of birds and animals around can be heard, providing total peace and tranquility amongst nature.

The Main House is 3,500 Sq. Ft. And features an open floor plan, large kitchen with onyx counters, artisan marble sink, and a semi-formal dining area.
The large living room adjoins to make a very connected living space.
There are two huge bedrooms and walk-in closets, large open showers, and lots of natural light streaming in.
Upstairs, on the flowing staircase, is a large office and TV room loft. High ceilings add more space to the airy rooms.
Outside, you pass by the outdoor living area and walk to the pool, which is 2500 sq ft. and circular in shape.

Across the way, you will find a comfortable, spacious guest house that is 1000 Sq. Ft. with an inviting veranda.

Polished cement floors throughout make the floor smooth and cool to walk.

This, and a lot more, is “Casa jungla” – Your jungle hideaway in the heart of the lush Mayan Riviera.

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Mexico: A Country with an Economy that Continues to Grow

 

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For those of you worried about Mexico’s state of the market and the economic slowdown between 2009 and 2012 as a result of the international financial crisis, I have some good news for you. The forecast for Mexico’s economy not only looks promising, it looks great. Since mid-2012, Mexico has been thriving on an international level, particularly in the Riviera Maya.

International companies as well as the Mexican government continue to invest massively in Mexico. The country has shown real determination in laying the foundations to cooperate with private institutions. These international companies as well as financial institutions include mutual funds, insurance companies, pension funds, foundations and sovereign funds. The aim? To foster strategic areas for economic growth and social development. Mexico has conducted studies, amendments, and regulations to the laws in order to accommodate the changes in this growing market. As a result Mexico overtook Brazil as the Latin American country receiving the most foreign investment capital.

 

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Because Mexico’s reputation as a hotspot for tourism continues to grow internationally, the government has decided to spend billions of public and private investment dollars on massive infrastructure spending programs. The extensive plans focus on upgrading roads, ports, telecommunications, water and energy facilities to sustain the country’s growth in tourism and travel.

The country also plans to invest in airport infrastructure, theme parks, marinas, golf courses, healthcare facilities and retirement communities. In total, the program will include 27 major tourist destinations spread across 17 Mexican states. These projects will create more than 100,000 new jobs and will further support domestic tourism by giving more citizens higher incomes as a result.

The Riviera Maya is a prime example of Mexico’s success in development and investments in Tourism. Over the years the Yucatan Peninsula has seen the number of tourists increase exponentially. In light of its international appeal and the high number of flights coming into the Cancun airport, it’s become a hotspot worldwide. An average of 4 million visitors per year choose the Riviera Maya as their holiday destination. The wind of economic optimism continues to blow over Mexico and has settled over the Riviera Maya. In the last 4 years, the area has become a great place to buy, especially for foreigners.

New project developments, remodeled homes, occupancies in hotels and rental condos are constantly on the rise. The market in Mexico couldn’t be in better shape. If you’re interested in buying in the Riviera Maya, there has never been a better time than now!

Judi Shaw | 1 604 628 7247 Direct | +521 984 116 3251 Mexico Cell

 

Investing in Mexico is a Safe Bet According to Forbes Magazine

Investing in Mexico is a Safe Bet According to Forbes Magazine

Investing in Mexico is a Safe Bet According to Forbes Magazine

So you want to purchase property in Mexico. You’re excited by the idea of finding the perfect bungalow in Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya but you’re also nervous. Will buying property in Mexico really be a smart investment?

You can rest assured that it will be. According to Forbes Magazine, it’s safe to invest in Mexico. With an economy that Forbes global economic specialist Sara Zervos describes as, “mostly predictable and rarely volatile”, its movement remains closely tied to that of the United States. Simply put, when the U.S. economy does well, Mexico’s follows suit. When The U.S. economy turns south, so does Mexico’s.

You can credit two main factors the Mexican economy’s overall steady and positive growth. First and foremost are it’s strong ties to the United States. NAFTA has been a big financial boon for Mexico, with many manufacturing jobs moving south of the border. The country has benefitted even more from the technology transfer in recent years and has increased the skills of its workforce to keep up. According to Zervos, Mexican policymakers have also succeeded in, “implementing conservative fiscal policy and prudent monetary policy” further contributing to Mexico’s healthy economy. As a result, the country has survived a number of global crisis as well as changes in presidential leadership.

Because of these two factors, Mexico has experienced 2-4% annual growth over the last 10 years, excluding the Great Financial Crisis. Their stock market has also fared well since 2012 “growing around 22% in local currency terms”, mirroring the growth of the U.S. stock market rather than other South American countries, such as Brazil or Chile.

So with this positive economic growth combined with an all time record low inflation, Mexico appears to be one of the safest countries in Latin America to invest in, particularly in the real estate market. And the situation is unlikely to change anytime soon. Even with the unpredictable U.S. election in November and the Mexican presidential election coming in 2018, Zervos predicts, “economic indicators are expected to remain broadly unchanged, and unlikely to present any significant deviations in current trends.”

As you can see, if there ever was a good time to capitalize on your dream to own a home in Mexico, it’s now. And we here at Living Riviera Maya Real Estate can help. We’ll walk you through the process so you can rest assured your purchase is secure. Don’t hesitate to contact us today with any questions.

Judi Shaw | 1 604 628 7247 Direct | +521 984 116 3251 Mexico Cell or email us 

Source: Forbes

Now is the perfect time to buy in Mexico!

 

If you’re an American approaching retirement, you may be wondering how to invest your money wisely, to ensure that it is both comfortable and profitable.

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Investing in real estate is always a smart and safe choice. If you want to make it even more interesting, think about investing outside the border!

 

Take Mexico for example. Probably one of the best areas for real estate investment, you couldn’t ask for a better place to live! Not only does the country enjoy warm and sunny weather all year long, it also has a thriving economy.

 

And as an added bonus, you can benefit even more from the exchange rate. Currently 1$USD equals about 18,5 pesos…now that’s great news.

 

Already home to approximately a million Americans, experts have predicted even more migrating south to Mexico in the next 2 decades.

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Typically, those individuals who plan to spend their retirement in Mexico, buy a property 10 to 15 years before they make the move. In the interim, they’ll use the property for holiday getaways or rent it out for a small profit. Either way, they have the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the area before they start living in Mexico full-time.

 

Health services in Mexico are also very good, sometimes better than in the US, the cost of living is substantially lower, the exchange rate is incredible…all these factors help guarantee you’ll have a comfortable retirement.

 

In anticipation of this great wave of American migration, developers currently are building new gated communities, golf courses, hospitals and shopping centers. You’ll have plenty of properties to choose from! And the quality of these properties continues to rise as the local, state and national governments work hard to raise the real estate standards to protect buyer’s and seller’s interests. Mexico now has many organizations and associations to guarantee foreigners can make a safe and secure real estate investment .

 

Interested in checking out the Mexican real-estate market for yourself? Living Riviera Maya Real Estate can help.

 

Our team of professionals will guide you through the whole process and can answer all of your questions. Certified and knowledgeable, LRM will guarantee you have a stress-free buying experience.

 

So don’t wait. Contact us today to turn your dream retirement into reality!

 

   

 

The Advantages of Living in Mexico

The advantages of living in Mexico:

The advantages of living in Mexico

Mexico and its all-year-round warm weather is a popular destination amongst American and Canadian tourists. In 2014, 1,598,000 Canadians visited Mexico, up from 692,000 in 2000, according to Statistics Canada. Canadians account for about a third of all foreign retirees in Mexico, according to the Mexico Tourism Board.

Canada’s department of foreign affairs estimates about 125,000 Canadians live at least part of the year in Mexico but why is that? Well, there are several reasons but one of the most important one is surely this one:

What makes Mexico really attractive is the cost of living! In short, people can live in Mexico, a life that they can’t anywhere else.

Indeed, housing has extremely high standards…The same as what you would have in Canada or the US: Full kitchen with all useful appliances, good internet connections, AC, etc. But for a fraction of the rent, you would pay back home. And if you decide to buy a place and furnish it, you will be able to find local craftsmen who can do fitted kitchen etc…again…for a fraction of the price!

Food is also an important element! Mexico’s culinary tradition being part of UNESCO’s world heritage, you can be sure that you will always have something to satisfy your taste buds. Just as an example, a street meal won’t cost you more than 5$. And if you decide to cook your own food (totally possible since you will have a fully furnished kitchen), you will most definitely save even more on your food budget.

Since most people moving to Mexico are retirees or snowbirds, something very important to consider is health care. Well you will be happy to learn that Mexico enjoys extremely good health care. As good as in the US or Canada…even better maybe as the price for dental cares and health services, in general, are less expensive, with better service and less waiting time!

In addition, keep in mind that the “better life” part often includes a maid, gardener, or inexpensive babysitter in the mix…

Of course, if you’re considering moving to Mexico to live full-time or part-time, there are other things you should keep in mind:

Transportation: On that side, you are also lucky! Not only is Mexico a very accessible country from the US or Canada; there are several international airports throughout the country, but there is also excellent and safe bus service to travel around the country or between cities for not very much and local public transport is well developed in even the smallest towns. So most of the time, you won’t need a car.

Last but not least…visa and immigration paperwork! Mexico is probably one of the easiest destination in that regard. Upon arrival, you can ask for an 180 days visa which you will get instantly and that you can renew as often as you want (as long as you leave the country for a couple of days and reapply for one when you come back). However, becoming a permanent resident of Mexico requires several years of living in the country: four for most people, two for those married to a Mexican national.

Safety: We often hear terrible things about violence in Mexico but all in all, Mexico is a safe country. Of course, you should do a little research before you move anywhere but all popular cities and regions amongst expats (such as Riviera Maya), are extremely safe!

The Fives, an attractive investment for Canadians right now !

Resort condo buy in Mexico

The Fives, an attractive investment for Canadians right now !

    Mexico has been one of Canadians’ favorite places for quite a some time now.

You won’t be surprised to learn that over 2 million Canadians travel to Mexico every year for both business and pleasure.  A great deal of them fall under the magical spell of a country, with its vibrant culture, warm weather, friendly locals. Many Canadians have purchased property in Playa del Carmen, Mexico to spend their vacations there. This has had an important impact on the already booming Mexican economy and development.

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So much so that according to Forbes magazine, in 2015, Mexico ranked seventh in the top international destinations in which to invest right before retirement.

Mexico has indeed become a place where you can find excellent transportation (bus lines), infrastructure (airports, highways) and services (medical, dental etc…). In addition to that, Mexico ranks third in biodiversity and fourth in cultural tourism. Making it a wonderful place to retire.

Playa del Carmen is probably the best illustration of the love story between Canadians and Mexico. This small fishing village has flourished in past years, thanks to tourism. Canadians and Americans represent 54,5% of homeowners there.

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You may have spent a vacation there, a few years ago.  Perhaps your plan and dream were to invest in a property in Playa del Carmen…

Recently, the economy has been particularly difficult in Canada.  With a very weak loonie, mostly due to rock bottom oil prices. This situation may have affected you in several ways and you are now wondering if you can still afford a property in Playa del Carmen for your retirement.

It’s true that this instability has shattered a lot of people’s confidence in the market but there is good news for you! Now is not the time to give up your dream of owning a property in beautiful Playa del Carmen, on the contrary, now is the time to invest in real estate and here is why: special prices just for Canadians, at the Fives!

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TM Real Estate Group has created a unique solution, it has managed to secure a fixed preferential rate for customers of Canadian nationality allowing a fixed price, in Canadian dollars, through a trusted banking firm thus consolidating an attractive investment offer to this market.

What does that mean to you, the BUYER ? It means that the price of the property you’re interested in doesn’t change. Oil prices and currency exchange rates will NOT affect it. In addition, TM offers up to 18 months financing and 0% interest for you to acquire your dream residence in the Fives, Playa del Carmen.

The resort property  is a beautiful complex of luxury residences with restaurants and bars, offering countless activities and entertainment opportunities as well as an extended range of amenities & services. All in a breathtaking setting of tropical gardens, white sand beaches, turquoise sea, crystal clear pools, and so much more.

Take a peek, with prices starting at 236,250 CAD (that includes everything!) you are sure to find your future dream home!

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Lot For Sale in Bahia Chemuyil, Puerto Aventuras

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– Puerto Aventuras Golf Course Lot for sale- 1.5 blocks from beach (5 minute walk), on golf course, on very quiet very low traffic street with no possibility of building across the street. Quiet!

Located inside the secure and gated golf community of Puerto Aventuras, this lot for sale is perfect for building your dream hoe in Mexico.
Enjoy restaurants, marina and ocean in this quiet and charming community of Puerto Aventuras. Close to PLaya del Carmen and Tulum and less than an hour to Cancun International airport.

Owners love this area and chose to buy to build a quiet home. Quiet, Clean beach, marina, restaurants! Just a perfect place to build a nice home. This is a great opportunity to buy and build a custom home ! Call for more information.

•  5,166 sq. ft. lot / land – $134,000. 5% lower price than compe
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