Why is Cancun real estate a top choice for American and Canadian expats? Pretty much for the same reasons that Cancun continues to be, year after year the #1 choice for American tourists. This fact brings many benefits to all buyers of Cancun beachfront real estate.
The designation was evaluated as the preferred international destination for U.S. tourists once again in 2010 by a report from "Orbitz," one of the most important agencies for world travel.
Cancun's appeal is not only increasingly strong, but also resilient to the drastic changes that effect other locations. It has retained the #1 spot for 2010, despite noticeable shifts in tendencies for travel.
While warm weather and nice beaches remain the #1 motivations for U.S. travelers, Cancun is set aside from the ever-growing number of destinations which offer these by combining what many consider to be the world's most beautiful beaches with the best of modern conveniences, including golf courses, modern shopping malls, international restaurants and one of the most important airports not only for Mexico, but the entire Caribbean region.
These same factors mean that Cancun beachfront for sale holds a very strong attraction for American and Canadian buyers. Besides sharing the same attractions, the area's ongoing strength in tourism draws large amounts of investment from around the world. New investment means more services, more conveniences, better roads, and more excellent real estate options for buyers to choose from.
Numbers reflect this fact. Cancun and the surrounding area are estimated to be home to about 50,000 U.S. expats, in addition to Canadians. This makes it one of the most significant expat populations in Mexico and beyond. This fact also serves as an attraction for North American buyers who can live with the comfort of having many neighbors from back home, while slowly easing into and getting to know Mexican culture. It also means English is also widespread – not only because of the number of Americans and Canadians, but also because of the large number of Mexicans who work in tourism or learn English out of curiosity about the ever increasing number of American neighbors the come across.
In the Orbitz ranking, Cancun solidly won out over London, Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Paris, Toronto, Niagara Falls and Roma all of which were in the top 10 and have long history of American tourism.
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