While Mexico real estate of all sorts is well-priced, an individual beachfront home is often out of reach for the average budget. The following are some locations you can consider for Mexico homes for sale directly or very close to the beachfront that are more affordable, yet still offer a nice lifestyle.
Costa Maya (Riviera Maya) – Costa Maya is the last undeveloped stretch of Mexico beachfront for sale on the Caribbean. It is about 4 hours south of Cancun, centered around the town of Mahahual near the city of Chetumal. While condos are available, individual homes on large, spacious lots are available for surprisingly low prices, as well as beachfront lots. Services include the bare basics (an hour and a half away in Chetumal there are many more options) yet part of the charm is the quiet way of life, detached from the busy rush we live in.
Progreso & The Yucatan Coast – Progreso is the beachfront village closest to the charming colonial city of Merida, about 30 minutes away. Besides the wave of upper middle-class vacationers who come from the city every weekend and holiday, and an occasional cruise ship, there are few tourists. Homes one block back from the beach tend to be the preference and can be found for excellent prices. Fixer-uppers are a favorite.
Campeche (Yucatan Peninsula) – The state known as Campeche is on the Gulf side of the Yucatan Peninsula and with beautiful, soft beaches and a glimmering emerald color. There is an old colonial city (also called Campeche) directly on the beachfront. Homes in the city, in town, and out in the towns and villages along the beaches stretching southward are what you might call “Mexican” prices – i.e. they still haven’t been pushed up by demand from tourism. Yet a budding tourism industry is just beginning to bring items like marinas and golf courses.
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (Pacific Coast) – Ixtapa is Mexico’s second planned resort community (after Cancun.) Unlike most other of the known tourist towns along the Pacific, Ixtapa still hasn’t gone through its boom, meaning prices are lower and more accessible. The nearby town of Zihuatanejo (about 10 minutes) is a typical Mexican town with more beachfront home options.
These are only a handful of examples. If you are interested in buying a home on the beachfront, contact a network of agents that works throughout the country so they can suggest a place that fits into your budget and offers the lifestyle you are looking for.
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