When you think about what you want and like in a town, city or community, you being to create your ultimate utopia. Some people want all the conveniences of home, but in Mexico. Others might consider having restaurants, night clubs, and a variety of shopping within walking distances. Many prefer to have the beach just a block away or less. And lastly, some just want to be surrounded by nature, regardless of where their home is. When you’re thinking of purchasing a property in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, you have to consider these things. That will make it so much easier to figure out which city best fits your wish list.
The Riviera Maya is the Perfect Place to Call Home
The state of Quintana Roo, one of the three states of the Yucatan Peninsula, has a great variety of traditional and diversified surroundings. It virtually has a place for every type of want and need. For the last several decades, the Riviera Maya and its coastal communities have been known for their fabulous beaches, award-winning cuisine, beautiful weather and water activities. When you first step off the plane, your level of excitement starts to rumble inside you. Finding a place where you can relax, set your own agenda and/or spend time doing what you want is priority. Here are four possible locations that could lend a helping hand when you’re deciding for your ultimate getaway home.
Cancun: the metropolis
Many travel magazines have featuresd Cancun as the large metropolitan city it is. Vacationers, snowbirds and long-term residents enjoy Cancun’s around-the-clock hustle and bustle. The streets are lined with bars and grills, name-brand retailers and other miscellaneous shops catering to people who crave constant action and a wide variety of entertainment. Its beaches provide a haven for sun worshippers and watersport fanatics alike. Moreover, it’s one of the few cities to have an exclusively pet-friendly beach. Cancun is also known for its towering condos and skyline penthouses. These towering structures provide luxurious accommodations and scenic views that include downtown, the lagoon and Mexico’s Caribbean Sea. The enchanting island of Isla Mujeres is only a quick 35-minute ferry ride away, as well.
Tulum: bohemian vibes
Tulum is one of the Riviera Maya’s newest and most upcoming destinations. This quaint little city with its family-owned and operated restaurants, curbside eateries and boutique shops hold fast to its traditional origins. You can spend the morning in Tulum’s “old town” shopping in its open-air markets for organic vegetables and exotic fruits. Then take the rest of the day to enjoy the white-sand beaches and cool off in the perfectly-tempered Caribbean water. Tulum is gaining a reputation for inventing its own contemporary, Zen environment. Developers design the eco-friendly homes and condos to bring all of the surrounding nature in. Tulum is a perfect place to lay back, relax and forget about all your worries.
Akumal: the sleepy town
Akumal is a sleepy little fishing town that offers a subtle and peaceful getaway. Out of the four mentioned destinations in Quintana Roo, Akumal is probably the most laidback and nonchalant destination of them all. It has pristine beaches, several bays, and plenty of restaurants and water activities to choose from. Akumal offers a variety of accommodations that would fit almost anyone’s budget.
Due to how small the town is, you’re no further than a few steps from the beach. The scenery is just as beautiful as its neighboring communities to the north and south. This type of living would be very appealing to people who want to wake up in the morning and live their day as it comes. If you like quiet walks on the beach, local cuisine, and relaxing in an easy chair while watching the day slowly fade beyond the horizon, consider Akumal. It also has a great expat community. In your free time, you can volunteer to help their conservation efforts saving the sea turtles.
Playa del Carmen: a mix of everything
Playa del Carmen is unique in so many ways. Take bits and pieces of all the other locations and put them together to create this place. Playa does have the hustle and bustle of a thriving tourist environment, but it also offers places to escape to, as well. Its renowned 5th Avenue has an abundance of restaurants, bars and shops to choose from. Locals call this town Playa for short and they often enjoy its gorgeous white-sand beaches to walk along any time of the day. There are plenty of watersports to enjoy or catch a ferry to Cozumel for some world-class snorkeling and diving. The coastal city offers a wide range of accommodation that include an assortment of condos, villas and resorts that will fit any budget and lifestyle. There is no place along the Riviera Maya like Playa del Carmen.
These four popular choices are what bring people flocking to Mexico’s Riviera Maya. No matter what your itinerary calls for, it can easily be met in one of these locations. You just need to visit each destination and choose the one that best suits your needs. And if you’re not thinking of living here permanently, you’re sure to be able to rent out your property for a good return on your investment when you’re not using it. All of these locations are just within an hour driving distance from each other, so you can also explore and enjoy the other cities you’re not living in. Explore, experience and enjoy your time in the Riviera Maya!
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