In the Mexico real estate market, one image which has grown strong as the defining idea for the ideal expat life in this country is that of beautiful condo overlooking a wide, white beach, with turquoise water beyond. Where did this image come from? The classic Cancun condo in the city's hotel district ...
While a number of other cities also provide an excellent beachfront lifestyle, Cancun real estate has played a defining role in the ideal life imagined by the soon-to-be expat. Only 50 years ago, Cancun was nothing more than a miles upon miles of abandoned beachfront surrounded by jungle that had been growing undisturbed for the past 400 years. No Mayan villages, no trading outposts or fishing communities – nothing.
Then the bank of Mexico decided to invest into a new kind of project; an "integrated resort community," creating a new standard of modern, upscale lifestyle on the beach, attracting both foreign investors and Mexican entrepreneurs. It started with a resort project on the tip of the peninsula (the miles-long sand part, jutting out from the mainland, separated from the current location of the city by a large lagoon.)
The idea was to create a hotel district and upscale condominium community which would rival world-wide favorites for beachfront comfort. And it was successful.
Today, real estate buyers from the United States, Canada, and all over the world, can choose from a wide range of condominiums, from small units in high-rise condo-hotels to very private villas in gated complexes. Prices can fit just about any budget. But they all have one thing in common; quick, easy access to the awe-inspiring beachfront which has captured the hearts of so many visitors.
Besides high-quality hotels for visitors and condos for the city's new residents, the project also aimed to create a comfortable, international-quality lifestyle. This part of the project was likewise successful, with new, large malls, pleasant outdoor shopping plazas, international restaurants, world-class hospitals, large-screen movie theaters, golf courses and much more.
The nature which not that long ago dominated this site is still very much in tact – obviously a small area has been used to construct the city. But beyond this, there are eco-parks, where residents can enjoy close contact with the area's nature and cultural heritage, and beautiful "cenotes" where residents enter the opening to a whole underground world of waterways!
Consider life in a Cancun condo!
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