Thomas L. Lloyd, mazatlan Broker By Thomas L. Lloyd

We like to dream about living in a beachfront paradise; yet, once you’ve experienced life in Cancun and the surrounding area, you’ll wonder why your dreams really didn’t even live up to the reality here!  Let’s take a look at some of your options in Cancun real estate for a lifestyle in Paradise!

The Cancun  Hotel Zone – This is the place so many people imagine themselves buying a Cancun condos for sale.  Beautiful, luxury condos, views of the white sand, palm trees and turquoise water, large, new malls, international restaurants, vibrant clubs, nice bars, shops for any taste in shopping (jewelry, clothing, shoes, tequila – yes there are specialized tequila shops! -  etc.)  Even for those who have been to one of the upscale resorts here on vacation, it’s one thing to come for a couple days and see everything on the run, and it’s a whole other thing to live here and walk on the beach as a part of morning routine, and upscale comfort that’s normally only for vacations is day to day life.


Paradise Islands – Near Cancun, you could also consider life on very natural islands isolated even from the main flow of tourism yet with all basic services and never far from the mainland.  Among these are the Cozumel real estate area and Isla Mujeres.  These communities truly offer the relaxation of an isolated Caribbean islands balanced by their easy access by means of the Cancun International Airport, which is very well connected to all major locations in North America and offers inexpensive flights.  Real estate prices are also good on the islands which offer both in-town homes and condos, and jungle lots.


European-Style Town – Everyone who’s been to the area knows that this is Playa del Carmen.  This town developed with a provincial atmosphere concept, defined by small city blocks, low-rise buildings and easy access to the beach from all residential neighborhoods.  The integration of the town area and tourism area has created the trendy Fifth Avenue which runs parallel to the beach and offers excellent shops, restaurants and nightlife.  People can several blocks back from the beach and still enjoy easy, quick walking access by means of just about any of the east-west roads.  A large number of Italians have also created a distinctly European flavor.  It also can’t be overlooked that this is the golf capital of Latin America!


Luxury Eco Communities – Normally we don’t connect the ideas of “luxury” and “environment-friendly;” yet Tulum, about 2 hours south of Cancun, has proven that the two can co-exist very comfortably and actually build on each other.  Tulum and similar communities offer large, beautiful lots, as well as sustainable homes that work on alternative power and reef-friendly water treatment.  There is also a strong culture for “green” hotels (in tourism) and for forums on luxury green living (like Eco-Glamour.)


Downtown Comfort – Within Cancun itself, it must not be forgotten that there is also the downtown option.  While it is a short drive from the beach (about 15 minutes,) the downtown area offers a walk-everywhere lifestyle in a setting that feels like a very well-designed American style suburb.  There are malls, movie theaters and large American stores like Walmart, Home Depot and Office Depot.

The best part about all of these is that once you live here, you can enjoy any and all of them within a close drive.

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Region:  Mazatlan real estate 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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