Say Goodbye To Sargasso And Hello Again To Our Beautiful Beaches

For those of you who are unfamiliar with what Sargasso is, it is basically seaweed that has washed ashore. The seaweed is caused by climate change and different wind patterns. The warmer the water, the more the seaweed spreads around the Caribbean. Continue reading

Mexico is the Top Destination for Romantic Travelers

According to data from the Ministry of Tourism, one in four couples around the World chooses Mexico as their destination for romantic getaways and weddings, with Riviera Maya at the top of the charts.

According to “Riviera Maya News”, 600,000 weddings are performed in Mexico each year, with a whopping 70% of them taking place on the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean.

The beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan cities and colonial towns in the area awaken passion in foreigners and locals alike.

According to the Ministry of Tourism, “Although there are no precise indicators of the increase in the influx of visitors for the concept of romance tourism, some destinations have metrics, including San Miguel de Allende, which reported a growth of 25 percent both in number of visitors and in economics registering 750 weddings in 2017.”

Investing in Playa del Carmen Real Estate

Taken from Flickr Photograph from Robert McGoldrick

Taken from Flickr Photograph from Robert McGoldrick

The Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera, is a tourism district following the coastal Highway 307 which parallels the Caribbean coastline of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, located on the eastern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula, and an incredibly popular touristic destination that millions of people from all around the World visit every year. Continue reading

2 Story Penthouse For Sale in Downtown Playa del Carmen

5 Penthouses for sale AVAILABLE at VARYING PRICES. STARTING AT $385,000

Uberlarge and spacious. Offering more than 1500 sq. ft. of interior space and an excess of 1100 sq. ft. of private rooftop, this is one of Playa del Carmen`s most expansive and opulent penthouse experiences.

Expansive and opulent penthouse

•  1,545 sq. ft., 3 bath, 2 bdrm 2 story – $385,000. Great Investment
MLS® #PDC558

– Best boutique condos in Playa del Carmen, we love this place!

The loft residence in Playa del Carmen is tastefully and luxuriously decorated in a contemporary style.

The suite is fully equipped with designer kitchen and GE Profile stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, full size side by side refrigerator with freezer, microwave, range, washer and dryer and dual speed hood extractor, ensuring a complete experience.


Laundry room with washer and dryer
Beautiful bathroom with dual rainfall showerhead
Air conditioning and ceiling fans in each room
Large bedroom with king bed and lots of closet space
66 ft lap swimming pool
24/7 security
These condos are highly sought after in a successful development in Playa del Carmen.
We love these, they are magnificently designed, inside and out.

Exclusive living environment with 18 different designs for 28 suites. High grade North American construction with exceptional high end finishings.

Prices starting from US $275,000/ Floor Plans from 1,707 sq. ft.

Features; 1,2, and 3 bedrooms and loft units, Ocean view PH, Premium finishings, Elevator, Hurricane protection, Large terraces, Individual storage units, Underground parking, 4 minutes away from the beach.

Spectacular 20 meter long heated pool with bar and designer furnished pool area.
Private gardens waterfalls.
Roof gardens with private pools.
Splendid 4 storey atrium.
Lobby with reception area.
Underground parking
Full sized handicap elevator.
Fully equipped fitness center.
Individual storage with A/C
Concierge and security 24 hours
High grade North American construction and design.
Open concept, light-filled living area

Pictures of property may vary according to availability.
Great rental pool, investment condo. Sale opportunity!

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Playa de Carmen: Hot spots

Taken from Flickr.  Photography by David Stanley

Taken from Flickr. Photography by David Stanley

Playa del Carmen may have been a small fishing village a couple of decades ago but now,  it is a vibrant tourist destination with plenty to do.

But first things first, here is a little bit of geography of Playa del Carmen. It will help you understand how the city was developed and where to find the activity that most suits your needs.

Taken from Flickr Photographer Leonora Enking

Taken from Flickr Photographer Leonora Enking

La Quinta Avenida Playas’ «Fifth Avenue»:

Playa del Carmen’s main thoroughfare runs parallel to the shore and serves as a pedestrian walkway for travelers and locals. The avenue is lined with an assortment of restaurants, hotels, hostels, condominiums and bars. The shops in the area sell almost everything you can think of, ranging from trendy clothes to Mexican handicrafts and Cuban cigars. Intersecting with the avenue are streets that all lead to the beach. Along many of these streets you will find dive-shops, convenience stores, more hotels, travel agencies and tour operators, Internet cafés, money changers, restaurants, discos and bars.

The avenue radiates a vibrant and exciting atmosphere. Quinta Avenida bustles with even more energy as the sun goes down: at night, the bars along the avenue come to life creating a fun and exciting party atmosphere.

If it’s shopping you’re into…Quinta Avenida is the place for you!

Taken from Flickr Photograph from Robert McGoldrick

Taken from Flickr Photograph from Robert McGoldrick


At the southern end of Playa del Carmen lies a private and upscale development area called Playacar. It was designed with the intent of establishing a sophisticated environment in a laid-back tropical setting. Playacar, is part of Playa del Carmen but it’s a gated community of assorted developments. This upscale, secure neighborhood has an 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architect Robert Van Hagge, an aviary; a number of interesting Mayan ruins, a dozen large all-inclusive hotels, and private condos, which are available for rent.

Playacar has two sections: Phase I is oceanfront, Phase II is next to the golf course.The main gate for Playacar is located just north of Juarez off Hwy 307. You can also walk into Playacar from Playa del Carmen either by walking along the beach or through the mall that is at the ferry docks. Just walk north and you will hit Playacar.

Here are a few things you can do in Playacar: fishing, a game of golf, snorkeling and scuba diving, numerous water-sports, a bit of tennis…

If you are more of a nature buff, you might want to visit another of Playacar´s treasure: Xaman Ha Tropical Bird Aviary ! Around 60 or so species of birds, ranging form the common to the extraordinary, populate the place and live in harmony with one another, with a variety of other animals, and with the rest of their surroundings.

Of course, you can also enjoy the beautiful white-sand beaches and luxurious atmosphere…the options are endless in Playacar

About Living Riviera Maya Real Estate


Thinking of moving to the Riviera Maya for your retirement? Looking to invest in real estate in Playa del Carmen? Look no further! With more than 18 years in the Riviera Maya, Living Riviera Maya Real Estate is there for you.  Looking for resort real estate, your dream home, a vacation rental condo, land for building, an investment property such as a hotel, restaurant, that’s what we do !

With one foot in Canada (British Columbia) and the other one in Mexico (since 2003), our agency has a deep understanding of North American clients’ (American and Canadian) needs and has helped countless of them find their own piece of paradise in the Riviera Maya.

How do we do that? By giving our clients the best advice on all levels and at each stage. We have relationships with many professionals in the Mayan Riviera, for:

– legal support,

– tax advice,

– mortgage consulting,

– immigration assistance,

– rental and property management connections,

– and so much more…

Playa del Carmen’s real estate market is booming. Whether you’re looking for a small getaway condo, or hotel to purchase, it is a land of opportunity for people who properly navigate the complicated matrix of foreign investment here. But beware! Due to a lack of Realtor licensing, real estate investments can sometimes become tricky or risky which is why it is highly recommended to deal with an experienced real estate professional.

Living Riviera Maya prides itself in having the best possible credentials to guarantee and secure any transaction:

  • Licensed with CREA (Canadian Real Estate association)
  • Member of NAR (National association of Realtors)
  • Member of Luxury Home Marketing Institute
  • Resort and second home property specialist with NAR
  • Transnational referral certificate (TRC)

You can count on our passion for Playa del Carmen’s exciting real-estate market, our extensive knowledge in international transactions and our unique customer service to make the whole process easy, safe and hassle free, every step of the way!