Doug Morgan, tulum Broker By Doug Morgan

Playa del Carmen real estate An example of the new condos appearing in Zazil-Ha

In yesterday’s postI introduced a little-known community at the north end of downtown Playa, Zazil-Ha.  What makes this quiet, residential neighborhood worth noting are two points:

  1. it’s close to everything (downtown, Little Italy, the beach, Fifth Avenue, supermarkets, etc.)
  2. real estate is very well priced

So, today I’m going to bring a few nice, well-priced Playa del Carmen condos for sale from Zazil-Ha into the spotlight.

Playa del Carmen condos for sale

1. Studio Condo near Fifth Ave. – $53,000 USD

This nice studio is located just off the corner of 10th Ave, the main traffic street heading downtown, and a very, very short block away from Fifth with all it’s restaurants, cafes and shops.  The beach is a 10 minute walk.  The price and location combined make this studio an excellent opportunity for investors or even vacationers who looking for a cozy little place to stay while visiting Playa.

Playa del Carmen condos for sale2. Spacious, 3-bedroom Condo – $185,000 USD

Finding a 3-bedroom condo downtown is difficult in the first place, and unheard of at this price; yet, as I’ve said already, this location is only a short walk from downtown and the beach.  Besides the condo’s nice, European-style balcony (see the picture at the top of this post), the rooftop terrace offers beautiful views of the town and the Caribbean.

Playa del Carmen condos for sale3. Oceanview Penthouse – $199,000 USD

Wow! A penthouse in Playa for only $199,000 USD?!? This 2-bedroom penthouse is right on Fifth Avenue, where Zazil-Ha meets the Coco Beach community; the dining, nightlife and culture of Fifth is at the doorstep!  It includes balconies and walk-in closets for both bedrooms, as well as an en suite for the master bedroom.  The rooftop terrace offers views of the beach and Caribbean Sea, which is only a 5 minute walk away!  HOA fees are very low, at approx. $120 USD/month.

There are a handful of other properties available; as I said yesterday, I suspect that in the near future there will be a good deal more of nice, new condos showing up in Zazil-Ha; however, by that time, this stretch of Fifth Avenue will probably also be one of the trendiest in town, and the culture of Little Italy will begin to overflow into this community. That also means it’s a lot less likely that prices will be this low!

Doug Morgan was born in Dayton, Ohio and went to college at Buckeye State. Moving to Louisiana after college, he became President of his New York Stock Exchange company at the age of 28. His later career shifted to Florida and the investment business, where he was a financial advisor and branch manager for over 30 years. He bought his first condominium in Mexico in 2008 (from Top Mexico Real Estate), initially as a vacation home, but a year later he retired and moved full time to Playa del Carmen. Contact Doug at (512) 879-6546.

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Doug Morgan was born in Dayton, Ohio and got his education in the Buckeye State. He has enjoyed success in the life insurance business and investment business, and is now enjoying a relaxing retirement in Playa del Carmen. His great joys are his 3 wonderful grandchildren back in Ohio, and enjoying his travels and exploration of life in Mexico.  His most difficult challenges in life at this point are trying to master the Spanish language and continuing to perfect his margarita recipe.

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