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Riviera Maya Views II

As an ongoing effort to enjoy the best spots of the Riviera Maya, we are asking our team to share their favorite pictures taken in this destination. We have been enjoying these pictures a lot, and we want to share them with you!
Enjoy our latest compilation!

“New Beginnings”
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“El Castillo”
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“Naveguemos Juntos”
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This property is a great opportunity to own a spacious home in Playa del Carmen, for an incomparable price! Bought at $240,000 8 years ago, the owners no longer use this condo and decided to price it for a quick sale. Listed originally for $219,000, now it has been reduced to $199,000 USD.

This condo is located in Playacar, one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Playa del Carmen, and it’s a spacious ground floor unit with three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

The unit has an open plan design and an ample terrace and backyard, perfect for families with children, pets or for people who enjoy gardening. It has sliding doors connecting the living room with the terrace, offering freedom to enjoy your backyard and allowing the breeze run freely all over the place.

The three bedrooms give you enough space for family or guests.

This unit needs a little TLC, but you also should know that the owners never rent this unit out, so it’s been scarcely used only by its owners. They also have a property manager who makes sure to keep it in good condition.

The unit is sold furnished, so it’s ready to move in or start renting it out to generate income.

Don’t let this opportunity go away! Get in touch for more details.

The complex where this condo is located has a nice garden, 2 swimming pools and an area for entertaining guests, as well as a gym.

This is one of those opportunities that don’t come around very often! With a square footage of 1,496 of construction and 1,442 of private patio/back yard, you just can’t beat this deal!

Check out the listing to see more pictures.

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Luum Zama, an Investment Opportunity in the Caribbean

 Luum Zama - Tulum

Why invest in the Riviera Maya?

There are about 4 million visitors in the Riviera Maya every year, and it is the most popular tourist destination in Mexico. There is so much to love: beautiful beaches, tropical weather year-round and so many things to do!

On top of that, the last year has been tough for the Mexican economy and the value of the Mexican Peso is very weak compared to US dollars. As a result, when you visit the area prices are shockingly low: food, services, insurance… This makes Mexico an even more attractive destination for North American tourists, snowbirds and people looking to live full time in the Riviera Maya.

Tulum: the next big thing for investors

Tulum has become an increasingly popular tourist destination, and it has been getting headlines in the media as the next big thing. Recently Tulum has been evolving and growing at a fast pace, but is still possible to find great properties.

Another thing that potential investors should to keep in mind is that most of Tulum hotels are small sized boutique hotels with limited access to services or amenities. The growing interest and lack of touristic services in the area, make developing new condos or owning an investment property a great way to make an interesting profit.

Unlike Cancun or Playa del Carmen, Tulum is still behind in covering the demand for accommodations and this makes it an ideal area to invest in Real Estate.


Luum Zama: a great place to invest in Tulum

Luum Zama is a new development for investors and developers. It’s a residential estate offering lots to develop condominium buildings, strategically located very close to the beach, the archeological zone and Tulum Pueblo. It is also next door to the prestigious Aldea Zama neighborhood, the first master-planned community in the area, and one of the most sought after areas to live and invest.

Unlike other developments in the area, Luum Zama has been designed to offer privacy and maintain a tropical setting for its future residents. There are also great and exclusive amenities like an amphitheatre, a Temazcal (Mayan sweat lodge), a yoga palapa and a club house available for residents.

Every property in Luum Zama will have access to all the modern amenities and services, as well as 24/7 security and a gated access. Why settle for a lot miles away from the beach, or in an area that lacks the most basic services? Luum Zama is offering great location and all the services needed, so the developers can focus just on their own projects.

If you’re planning to invest in the Riviera Maya, or if you’re a developer looking for opportunities in this area, get in touch. We can send you more details about Luum Zama and the lots available.

Here at Top Mexico Real Estate we specialize in helping people like you finding their ideal property. If you think you can’t invest in a property in Mexico, contact us and we can help you along the way.

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Lagos del Sol: Your ideal property in Cancun

Cancun and the Riviera Maya are the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico, with about 4 million international visitors every year. Owning property in Cancun is a great idea nowadays: the prices of real estate are always on the rise, and your investment will grow at a fast pace.

Here at Top Mexico Real Estate we have worked in the Cancun area for over a decade, and we feel confident to recommend investing in Lagos del Sol. This amazing development offers a variety of properties, ideal for anyone looking to purchase Real Estate in Mexico.

If you are looking for a great investment in Cancun, Lagos del Sol is an excellent option. Here are some of the characteristics that makes Lagos del Sol the ideal place to invest, purchase your vacation property or live in the Caribbean.

  1. Variety of properties with access to the best amenities and services

Lagos del Sol is ideal of those that are looking beyond the cookie cutter homes, available in most of the Cancun subdivisions. Something we love about this development is the flexibility; in here you’ll find the ideal lot by the lake, have a home made specially for you, a condo or, if you’re an investor, there are multifamily or commercial lots available.

Why is this important? First of all, this allows our customers to find the right property for them in a well established neighborhood. This also allows our customers to find several properties that fit in their budget, without sacrificing access to the best amenities.

Lagos del Sol offers great amenities:

  • Parking lot
  • Motor lobby
  • Access control & lobby
  • Two tennis courts
  • Three swimming pools: semi-olimpic with 6 lanes, swimming pool, children’s pool
  • A multipurpose court (basketball and volleyball)
  • Baths and showers
  • Infirmary
  • Storage area for sports equipment
  • Cafeteria with terrace
  • Palapas and gardens
  • Outdoor playground games
  • Gym with professional equipment
  • Multipurpose room (dance, yoga, martial arts, etc.)
  • Office
  • Service areas
  • Squash court


  • Bar
  • TV lounge and video games
  • Restaurant / kitchen
  • Lockers and steam rooms in bathrooms
  • Event hall with A/C, kitchen and wine cellar

  1. Beautiful views to the lakes

Something we love about Lagos del Sol is the views of the lakes, only steps away from your backyard. Lagos del Sol built an extensive 100 acre system of man-made lakes to provide privacy, entertainment and a nurturing environment for the local fauna.

The beautiful design of the lakes and the green areas around each property, will allow you to have beautiful views from every corner of your home. Imagine, enjoying the best sunsets from your patio, veranda or dock… a privilege that only a few can have in Cancun.

  1. Close distance to the beach… and everything else.

Lagos del Sol is an amazing residential development, not only it is close to all the services, like hospitals, supermarkets, schools, etc. But also its only minutes away from the Cancun International airport and about 15 minutes away from the amazing beaches of the Mexican Caribbean.

  1. Privacy and Security

One of the best characteristics of Lagos del Sol is how private it feels; there are lush gardens among the properties, and the lakes offering a much needed space between homes. The developer wanted to offer a feeling of privacy, and about 50% of the total area of the subdivision is covered by common areas, parks, and roads.

Security is also vital for the residents, and Lagos del Sol offers a 24/7 Security system and a gated access for visitors. There is also a computerized security watch in place, as well as a pedestrian access to keep residents safe when crossing the roads.

  1. Safe investment

If you want to make a sound investment, Lagos del Sol is a great choice! Not only it offers great amenities, a prime location and many benefits to its residents. It is also a well established neighborhood, with a proven record as a best seller and a favorite location for people looking for vacation rentals.

Investing in Mexico is a safe bet, and there are many ways to get your Mexican property: cash, a mortgage for foreigners, using part of your retirement savings and even direct financing from the developer.

Here at Top Mexico Real Estate, we specialize in helping foreigners find their dream home in Mexico. We have the credentials, experience and a big collection of tools to help our clients become homeowners!

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Save in Property Taxes: Special Discounts on Predial


Once again is that time of the year, to get ready and pay property and car taxes. Luckily for us, the cost of property taxes in Mexico is very small compared to these fees in North America and Europe. Plus, paying early in the year can bring some discounts, so, get the wallet ready!

What is the property tax (predial)?

Property tax is a county tax, and every property owner needs to cover these taxes during the first two months of the year in order to avoid late fees. This tax exists in many countries of the world, as a way for all residents to help the municipal government pay for services rendered such as: electricity, trash services, upkeep of parks and common areas, etc.

How and when to pay?

Property tax is calculated annually, taking into account the area of the lot, the size of the construction and the catastral price of the property. Some counties allow people to pay in installments, as long as they are not people getting a discount such as retirees or people over 60 years old.

Most of the counties in Mexico offer an early bird discount on property taxes for those who cover their fees during January. The percentage that is discounted varies according to the state and changes each year, but they often range from 5% to 15%.

I am retired or over 60, how do I get my discount?

Quintana Roo offers a 50% discount to retirees and people over 60 years old, as long as you don’t use the installments payment program. The discount only applies for one residential property, as commercial or multifamily properties must pay in full.

Note: if you are a foreigner, it would be easier if you have your INAPAM card. If you want to know more about this, read our post.

Where can I pay my property tax?

Here is a handy list of the main places were you can pay in the Riviera Maya; if you live in another state, please check in your local county government offices or websites.



Tax Property Payment Center Mon-Fri Saturday Address
Tesorería Municipal 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Primer piso Av. 20 Nte. /8 y 10 Col. Centro
Dir. De Tránsito 24 Hours 24 Hours Av. 115 / Av. Mayapan y Calle Caoba
Módulo de Licencias 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Av. 115 / Av. Mayapan y Calle Caoba
Centro de Salud 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Calle 106 / Av. 25 y 30 Luis Donaldo Colosio
Centro de Salud 28 de Julio 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Av. Misión del Carmen / Calle M. Morelos y Av. de las Naciones
Centro de Salud Nicte-Ha 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CLOSED 10 Av. Nte. / Av. Pintores y Calle Agustín Melgar
Dir. De Comercio 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CLOSED 1ra. Sur con Calle 20
Registro Civil 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Av. Juárez / 40 y 45 Nte. (Inside Plaza Papagayos)
Protección Civil 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CLOSED Av. Tecnológico / Calle Cedro y Chemuyil
Puerto Aventuras (Poblado) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Calle Xiat / Chechen y Caracolillo
Fiscalización 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Av. 35 / Calle 14 y 16 Col. Gonzalo Guerrero
Zofemat 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Av. 125 Nte. / 14 y 16 Nte. Col. Ejidal


Tax Property Payment Center Mon-Fri Saturday Address
Dirección de Ingresos 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Palacio Municipal. Avenida Tulum No. 5, S. M. 5. Colonia Centro. C. P. 77500

Puerto Morelos

Tax Property Payment Center Mon-Fri Saturday Address
Palacio Municipal 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Av. Joaquín Zetina Gasca Col. Joaquín Zetina Gasca. Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo. México.


Tax Property Payment Center Mon-Fri Saturday Address
Palacio Municipal 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Licencia de Funcionamiento

Av.Tulum Lt.1 Mza.1 Col. Centro

Tulum Q. Roo, CP 77780

We hope this information is helpful! We know paying taxes is not something to look forward, but keep in mind that this money goes to keep the Riviera beautiful. Remember that county governments run the trash and recycling and water treatment programs, and your hard earned money goes to cover those services.

Top Mexico Real Estate is an American- owned Real Estate Company, based in Playa del Carmen. We have proudly helped foreigners find and purchase properties in Mexico for over a decade, so keep us in mind if you ever want to sell or buy Real Estate in Mexico.

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