The Costa Maya real estate market is still in the early stages of development.Â On the southern half of Quintana Roo south of the Riviera Maya and bordering with the country of Beliz, the Costa Maya region extends for nearly 100 km along the Mexican Caribbean waters. The northern half is marked by the border with the Sian Kaan Reserve limits and southern far point with the small village called Xcalak.Â Mahahual is situated in the middle of Costa Maya where a cruise port exists receiving thousands of tourists a year at their piers and downtown boardwalk.
Last week I took a client to see some Costa Maya real estate options.Â We travelled north to a beachfront lot in the Sian Kaan Reserve. I hadnâ€™t been there for a couple of months and was surprised to see how much the vegetation had grown and how I had forgotten just how wide and incredibly beautiful the beach was; gentle waves rolling in over the fine sugary white sand with a multitude of tall elegant palm trees swaying in the breeze. This lot is at the entrance of the reserve and only a 45-minute (50km) drive away on a well-surfaced road from the busy Mahahual village (it was a cruise ship day), yet the feeling of peacefulness there was amazing.
Residential buildings are the only type of construction permitted in the reserve and the building density is very low here. That means that the lots are large so itâ€™s perfect for people looking for peace and quiet with the knowledge that there will always be a lot of space between you and your neighbors. Needless to say an offer has already been made on this lot!
In the late afternoon preparations were being made for the Mahahual Carnival 2010. The carnival has been established for the past few years, but this year was the first where there was a great feeling of community as both Mexicans and foreigners, living along the coast, in the village or in the main residential area, â€œLas Casitasâ€, which is next to the cruise ship port, were ready to party. The floats were led by â€œLas Bomberitasâ€, (the fire fighting girls), sponsored by Sol beer, who proved to be very popular!
Following were a number of other floats, including the International Float, a recycling float, the school floats, with the youngest dressed as baby chicks to the older ones looking very professional in their glittery costumes complete with large colourful feathers, â€œLas MahahualeÃ±asâ€ a group of ladies dedicated to community work in Mahahual, dive centres and many more.
The procession left the â€œcasitasâ€ and passed through the village doubling back on the new promenade, â€œmaleconâ€. It was spectacular to see the tourists and locals alike (many wearing their own carnival face masks) watching in awe as the array of different floats passed them by.Â Finishing up at the stage area on the â€œmaleconâ€ different groups performed their dance routines with spectators enjoying the show and lots of cold beer. A full moon, the palm trees and the beach completed the perfect picture of paradise and provided a stunning backdrop for a great evening enjoyed by all.
Come visit us for Carnival 2011 to see what itâ€™s all about!
Rebecca Lotto is from the United Kingdom and has been traveling and living in Latin America for nearly ten years.Â Costa Maya has become her home residence in the past 5 years where she and her husband have settled and have become involved and active in various community organizations.Â Rebecca brings British business ethics and Mexico business experience together to give buyers unparalleled service. 512-879-6546
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