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Tulum Real Estate to Grow with New Role in Region's Tourism


Thomas L. Lloyd, akumal Broker By Thomas L. Lloyd
2011-03-28

Up until now, Tulum has been seen as sort of the "end of the road," the end of the Riviera Maya, the main tourism and real estate region of the Yucatan Peninsula, starting with Cancun in the north, ending at Tulum. With new tourism development planned for the south of the state, Tulum real estate is soon to see benefits from being in a much more central location.

The growth to the south of Tulum will begin to develop the town as the main access point to the area. With this development will come new growth to the town, offering opportunities in Mexico land for sale.

One area gaining more and more attention in terms of both tourism and real estate is that of Costa Maya. Centered on the town of Mahahual which receives a significant number of cruises, Costa Maya is a series of villages, communities and individual homes stretched out along the last stretch of Mexico's Caribbean beachfront.

Separating Costa Maya from Tulum is the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, which is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, and offers a good deal of untapped potential for eco-friendly tourism.

Near Costa Maya is the town of Bacalar. Although it is not on the beachfront, it is located on the beautiful Bacalar Lagoon, an ideal location for sailing, fishing or simply sight seeing.

Bacalar is also the site of several historic sites, including a fort to protect against pirates dating from the 18th century. In the surrounding jungles, there are a number of Mayan pyramid sites still to be cleared for tourist visits. Current plans are to prepare these sites for tours from the north of the state (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, etc.) offering visits to various locations.

Overall, the south of the state offers a good deal of tourism potential which has hardly been tapped. As this potential is further developed, Tulum will grow as the major arrival point for this area. One main factor in this development will be the construction of the new Riviera Maya International Airport located about 8 miles outside of the town of Tulum. This airport will provide access 2 hours closer to these new areas than the airport in Cancun, as well as close access all of the attractions between Tulum and Cancun.

Besides offering the direct benefit of arrival directly Tulum, the growth which this new central role will stimulate in the town will be ideal for those investing in Mexico land for sale in Tulum. Land purchases made during the near future are likely to see growing demand and increased value as more tourists travel through Tulum, more businesses open, and more people take interest in living in the area.

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Thomas Lloyd graduated from Purdue University Krannert School of Management with a degree in Management/Financial Option Investments. He has been living, investing, and working professionally in Mexico for over 15 years. A Mexican Certified Realtor he is the current president of TOPmexicorealestate, you can contact him at (512) 879-6546.

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