While most observers are expecting a huge boost in tourism to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and neighboring areas for 2012, the Year of the Mayans, significant growth has already been seen in the last half of 2011. These are good signs for anyone considering investment in Tulum real estate, one of the main focal points of the Mayan heritage year.
Between June and December 2011, over one million Americans visited Mexico’s Southeastern states, the Mayan region (including the Yucatan Peninsula with Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Campeche, as well as Tabasco and Chiapas.) This is a 6 percent increase over the same period a year ago.
The Ministry of Tourism reports that international visitor arrivals by air to these states the region of the Maya, an increase of 10.3 percent in the period of June to December 2011 compared with the same period the year before. According to information from Mexico’s Integrated Immigration Operations (SIOM) 1.5 million of these were from the U.S., a figure 6.0 percent higher than the same period in 2010.
The Federal Ministry of Tourism and the state governments have allocated nearly 110 million pesos (about $90 million USD) for tourist promotion during 2012 to capitalize on the excitement about 2012 as the end of the Mayan calendar. December 12, 2012 is the end of the Ancient Maya calendar and was said to be the beginning of a new age. Excitement about apocalyptic theories and interest in the mysterious and highly advanced civilization is already a driving force to increasing visits to the area.
One of the main focal points is Tulum, which offers the unique situation of Mayan ruins directly overlooking a beautiful beach. Tulum is currently just starting its real estate boom, and developments close to the beachfront, walking distance from Tulum’s town center and in close contact with the Mayan jungle are promising investment options. Very carefully planned communities with an upscale village center shopping area are not only an attractive place to live but also high-potential investments.
Tulum condos for sale combine all the best features of the area with hassle-free ownership and buying, and full condo amenities.
As excitement over the Mayan world increases during 2012, high-quality real estate developments in Tulum will get bigger exposure to the international market, bringing excellent potential for increasing demand and values.
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