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Many of our readers want to know about the buying process here in Mexico, which is something I have been helping Americans and Canadians with for over 20 years. My goal is to make the process of owning a property in Mexico much easier, so that’s why on May 31st I will be presenting our next free live Webinar to help you understand Mexico´s property laws.

So we will begin with Part 1: How to Secure your Pre-Contruction Investment with a Promissory Contract. This is one of the most important documents in the real estate buying process and is the foundation what follows next. So in order to find out why I will be speaking with Charles Tibshirani, attorney at law and founder of MEXLAW. Charles is originally from Canada and is also the owner of The Playa Times, which is a local biweekly newspaper that is available for free.

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The Live Webinar begins at 12.ooPM central time and all attendees will be entered into a raffle. One lucky person and their partner will win a free 7 day Live It Tour, with the winner announced at the end of the Webinar. It is my hope that with the proper information you as a buyer can turn a potentially daunting task in to something that is easier to manage. You can make your dream of owning in Mexico a reality!

So please take moment to mark this in your calendar and make sure it’s the correct time for your location. Hopefully we will see you all tomorrow.

Best regards,

Thomas Lloyd


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The Riviera Maya Film Festival has announced the first selection of films for its´5th edition which is to be held from the 24 to 30 of June in Playa del Carmen and Cancun. At a press conference held at the Blue Parrot nightclub organizers of the festival discussed some of the locations, venues and dates in which the festival would take place.

Among the films announced so far are:

Eva Doesn´t Sleep

Set in 1952, the film stars Gael Garcia Bernal Eva Perón as an officer in Pinochet´s army who is tasked with finding the body of Eva Peron, which has inexplicably disappeared.

Maggie´s Plan

The story of Maggie, a determined and intelligent design teacher living in New York who opts for artificial insemination by a former fellow of the University to be the donor. The film stars Julianne Moore and Ethan Hawke

Miles Ahead

Don Cheadle wears many hats on this film working as actor, director, producer and writer to tell the true story of the trumpeter and composer Miles Davis. The film focuses on the five-year span where he stopped making music–known as his “silent period”–and his troubled marriage to Frances Taylor Davis.

I´ve Seen the Light

Tom Hiddleston plays Hank Williams, the country music legend of the United States whose legacy inspired the likes of Bob Dylan. The story covers six years of the life of Williams, since it began to stand out as a composer and performer, his stardom and their dramatic fall because of his addiction to alcohol and problems with various women, including his wife.

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The RMFF is slowly establishing itself as a major cultural events in the Mexican Caribbean. Thanks to the world-class independent cinema and top international talent to Playa del Carmen and the Mexican Caribbean. As in previous years we will see the best directors, actors, and industry representatives converge here for a week of film related activity. Media and the general public are also invited to attend, and the free screenings make it easy for anyone to discover the very best in world cinema

If you´ve been thinking about visiting the Riviera Maya then this is an ideal time to come down and see what the festival is all about. With screening being held in the cities of Puerto Morelos, Tulum and Isla Mujeres. In its previous editions, the RMFF has laid the foundation to establish itself as a strong exhibition proposal, already surpassing 81,000 spectators with the screening of over 250 films in 980 free performances that were held in theaters and outdoor spaces in the Riviera Maya.

To keep up to date with the lastest info on the festival visit the RMFF website at

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Now if you want to learn more about property in the Riviera Maya or any of the TOP MEXICO REAL ESTATE properties we have listed anywhere throughout Mexico, please feel free to contact any of our Top Mexico Buyer’s Representatives and we will be glad to help you find your very own piece of paradise.

And remember, here at Top Mexico Real Estate…

We make it happen!


Quintana Roo: The Tourism Giant of Mexico

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Quintana Roo has been designated the tourism giant of Mexico. These were the words used by state governor Roberto Borge Angulo at a recent press conference with The Yucatan Times. Borge said that “during the last five years, 51 new hotels have been constructed and 2016 is projected to have at least three more, allowing the region to reach nearly 90,000 hotel rooms.” He also added that ¨quality services, natural resources and vast history and culture¨ allows it to be an international benchmark.

According to The Yucatan Times, the state of Quintana Roo had 8.2 of the total 32.1 million visitors to Mexico last year. The State Secretary of Tourism for Quintana Roo, Raul Andrade Angulo, credits the tourism industry as ¨a powerful engine that drives social and economic development that generates better living standards for the welfare of Quintana Roo.¨

The Riviera Maya boasts 16 diamond hotels, natural resources and a history and culture that makes it unique to visitors worldwide. And arriving to Cancun is even easier now than before. New routes are constantly being added which keeps the Riviera Maya connected with the numerous countries, including the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia, and a host of European nations such as Germany, Spain, France, Great Britain, and Italy. Add to this the various domestic flights in Mexico and the cruise ships and arrive constantly.

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According to the Riviera Maya News, Quintana Roo, Cancun and the Riviera Maya can expect to see more than 39,000 tourists throughout the course of summer, making it among the most important times of the year for the industry. The Governor has commended President Enrique Pena Nieto for his work in promoting Cancun, Playa del Carmen and the state of Quintana Roo. 

It´s easy to see why Quintana Roo is a leader in the tourism industry and number one in Mexico. The Riviera Maya is a desirable to place to visit and a great to place to live. If you´ve considered making a permanent move to this region or are thinking about the investment potential in owning a rental property here, then 2016 this might be the best time time to do so.

If you want to learn more about property in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or any of the TOP MEXICO REAL ESTATE properties we have listed anywhere throughout Mexico, please feel free to contact any of our Top Mexico Buyer’s Representatives and we will be glad to help you find your very own piece of paradise.

And remember, here at Top Mexico Real Estate…

We make it happen!


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This weekend the island of Cozumel and Xcaret Park hosted The Sacred Mayan Journey, a sacred ritual which has been performed since ancient times. The Sacred Maya Journey is a recreation of a part of Mayan history and culture and it includes rituals, dances and ceremonies.  This year the canoers departed from X​caret Park and arrived at Chankanaab in Cozumel Island. The following day they boarded their canoes once again and ended the journey with a return trip to X​caret.​

The Maya used to cross the sea on their canoes to Cozumel Island to worship the Ixchel goddess. The island goes back a long way and was thought to have been settled by the Mayan civilization, who worshiped it as a place of fertility. It´s just a short 30­minute ferry ride to Playa del Carmen where local residents enjoy the resort lifestyle amongst natural beauty and survives on tourism. The island has white-sand beaches and crystal clear blue waters, with many activities to take part in such snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. Cozumel has the second biggest reef barrier in the world called the Mesoamerican Reef, which make for an incredible underwater life. There is also an abundance of shopping available and many places to get a bite to eat among the many restaurants.

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Xcaret has always been a main shipping port of pilgrimages to Cozumel, so it was appropriate to begin the 10th Sacred Mayan Journey here. It was recently recognized as the best international theme park and the best water park. It won the 2016 Travvy Award held in New York City and it reached the finals along with Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan for the category of B​est International Theme Park.

It´s easy to see why it has received such accoldaes. It´s located approx 15 minutes by car from t​he entrance to Playacar Phase II south gated entrance, across from the Centro Maya shopping centre. Residents of Playacar can take a bike path from the gated community ́s entrance on the highway all the way to the inside of the park. It´s a convenient way to get there and provides ample opportunity to meet the residents of the area, like the iguanas and birds that can be found along the way. Once there visitors can enjoy the many activities such as exploring underground rivers, swimming with turtles or taking an ATV ride.

Now if you want to learn more about property in Cozumel, Playacar or any of the TOP MEXICO REAL ESTATE properties we have listed anywhere throughout Mexico, please feel free to contact any of our Top Mexico Buyer’s Representatives and we will be glad to help you find your very own piece of paradise.

And remember, here at Top Mexico Real Estate…

We make it happen!


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It´s beautiful, it´s in between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, and it´s a safe gated community with heavy security. Add to this one of the only marinas in Mexico to accommodate small boats, a golf course and the ability to live super close to the ocean and you have the defining features of Puerto Aventuras. So why have so few people heard of this place? I spoke to Hazel Richardson, one of our Top Mexico agents who live there, and she shared her thoughts about this little known part of the Riviera Maya.

Hazel: People think they´re not allowed to come in to Puerto Aventuras. The restaurants are right there that you can go to at any time, you have a good selection of bands and karaoke, And there´s also the dolphins, the manatees and the sea lions. You´ve also got the fisherman waiting for their tours to come in. You get to meet and enjoy lots of other people from all different parts of the world. But the community in general is just really nice because everyone is super friendly, everybody is very courteous with each other. It´s mainly English spoken, so it´s for people that are coming in from another country who don´t speak Spanish. It´s pretty easy to navigate your way through life in Puerto Aventuras. Right across the road is a big grocery store, Chedraui. So you have everything right there. If you really just want a nice small community. The collectivos run on a very regular basis, you can go to Playa or go to Tulum, because it´s right between in the Riviera Maya.

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What kinds of reactions do people have when they find out about this place?

Hazel: As tourists. they love it. They say ¨My gosh, we love it here. We always go to Playa, we´ve been to Tulum, we didn´t even know this place was here.¨ But they´ve never heard of it, because it´s the best kept secret of the Riviera Maya. People that have rental property are losing because they don´t have the same kind of awareness that Playa del Carmen has. Although the ROI potential isn´t as high because nobody knows it´s there.

Rental prices in Puerto Aventuras are a little bit higher. Property prices are higher. I would say that vacation rental prices are higher and also if you do long term rental. But it´s definitely worth it, I love living here. It´s peaceful and tranquil, you live on the golf course, and it´s very quiet at night. Sometimes you can hear music from the hotels. There´s an opera singer that comes in every so often, and his voice resonates throughout the whole of the community. It´s so beautiful I usually go sit outside and listen to him.

How do people normally find out about it?

Hazel: People have been there, or the people that have vacation rental property there. The people I speak to have either been coming here a really long time and come back every year and rent the same vacation property. Or they came up on it by chance from somebody telling them about it. You don´t really find it advertised in a big way. Because it´s so small and unique Expedia and all of those sites don´t focus on it. In Playa del Carmen there´s tons of properties that they can offer. There´s hotels and packages and all inclusives. We have the Catalonia-which is an all inclusive, we have Dreams which is all inclusive and then we have the Omni, which is just a really nice hotel. And then we have the vacational rental properties.

Now if you want to learn more about property in Puerto Aventuras, how to purchase property in Mexico or about any of the TOP MEXICO REAL ESTATE properties we have listed anywhere throughout Mexico, please feel free to contact any of our Top Mexico Buyer’s Representatives and we will be glad to help you find your very own piece of paradise.

And remember, here at Top Mexico Real Estate…

We make it happen!



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