Chan Chemuyil is a small development of colorful, picturesque homes that has become a low-priced favorite for Americans and Canadians choosing a new home on the Riviera Maya.
One of the beauties of Chan Chemuyil near Tulum is that it’s a colorful Mexican paradise near the beach and jungle at a price you can afford. Starting as low as $66,000 USD, you can buy a cozy individual home in an area where just a few miles away prices for basic condos start at double. If you are a retiree, this means you can live out your retirement dream without putting a big dent into your precious budget.
Xcacel Beach, just a short distance from Chan Chemuyil, is a natural paradise with turtles and other wildlife. The beach is a hidden gem, and as one of the residents of Chan Chemuyil, you will be among the few to know exactly where to find it. This rustic beach is over half a mile of the finest of Caribbean beaches, with soft, white sand and bright turquoise water. Xcacel is one of the best places to find sea turtles, and, depending on the season, see their nesting process and the hatching baby turtles make their first adventurous journey into the sea. Along the beach there is snorkeling with fish, lobsters and other underwater wildlife. There is also a “cenote” nearby, which is a natural freshwater pool ideal for swimming on a hot day.
Chan Chemuyil started off as a government project for the workers in one of the nearby nature parks. When the project came to a standstill, a savvy American investor began selling it to Americans and Canadians looking for an affordable way to enjoy paradise. These same expats then turned these simple houses in colorful, quaint dream homes. Now the vast majority of the residents are folks from back home – like you, these folks were looking a quiet and affordable, warm-weather lifestyle near the beach.
The homes in Chan Chemuyil are quaint and comfortable, and the trend has been to give each of the homes a unique Mexican flavor with a rich variety of colors making the streets very picturesque. It is a small community, one where it is comfortable to walk and around and visit your friends, or relax on a lawn chair on the front lawn and chat with the neighbors. It is surrounded by beautiful, virgin jungle, and only a short walk or bike ride from the older village of Chemuyil.
Living in Chan Chemuyil, you will be close to all basic services. The older, more local village of Chemuyil is a walk or very short bike ride away. There are a handful of cozy little restaurants and general stores, covering the basics of having something quick nearby. A new, large supermarket is nearby just off the highway. Tulum is also a short drive away, where there is a supermarket, banks, handicraft shops, cafes éand restaurants. There are some classic small-town restaurants like Don Cafeto which is a favorite for all locals (including expats!) The Cancun International Airport is about 1.5 hours away by means of a nice highway.
As already mentioned, Chan Chemuyil is a bike community. There are bikes everywhere, and the people who live here love to get around on bike, within the community, as well as back and forth from Chemuyil village and the beach. It’s part of the relaxing, neighborly and healthy lifestyle which you can enjoy here, all for a price much lower than you might expect.
The community is surrounded by jungle. Residents enjoy seeing all sorts of wildlife – turtles, foxes, parrots, monkeys and many other animals – very close to home. Only a short drive back into the jungle there is actually a nice little hotel and restaurant where visitors can enjoy really close contact with monkeys – they will even sit right on your shoulders, if you like! Because of its unique location, it’s very easy to get around to services and conveniences, yet it’s unlikely to see any large-scale development nearby; those who live here enjoy the perfect balance of a nice community, access services, and nature!
Anyone looking for affordable homes in Paradise will be delighted with Chan Chemuyil! Contact TOPMexicoRealEstate for more details.