It’s normal that many people will have doubts when thinking about investing in the Riviera Maya.
Many ask questions like: Is the Riviera Maya a reliable place to buy?What is it, and what is there?
Many topics are always mentioned: insecurity, infrastructure, what is going to happen, what is the future, what is coming next? And to me, it surprises me. Because I am a resident of the Riviera Maya, and am fortunate to have been living here for the past ten years.
I am very proud of what has happened in the area. It’s incredible that many people do not realize that we have three of the youngest municipalities in Latin America and that every time there is a crisis or catastrophe, or when something happens in the world, we benefit. That part for me is the most incredible! I have always tried to extend a cordial invitation to all my friends, countrymen, colleagues and relatives who live in other parts of Mexico – especially in the north of the country – since whenever something negative happens, and I reiterate this once again, we always benefit.
I have an example: One of the biggest crisis that affected Mexico occurred in 1994. At the time, Playa del Carmen was only one year old and it benefited emphatically. Since then, Playa del Carmen has constantly seen an influx of new millionaires. People who have the vision to come here and invest, to buy land at the right time, to make different smart investments and, most of all, to have a lot of fun.
Sadly, a large part of them are not Mexican. So I took upon myself the personal task of inviting my Mexican friends to open their eyes and learn more about the market. They wre invited to join our many friends that are Canadian, Italian, Spanish, Argentinian who have already come here and made this their home. This while many Mexicans erroneously believe that as time goes on there will still be more land, opportunities or time to invest.
So let’s return to 1994 again. In that year Mexico had a nationwide crisis and yet Playa del Carmen underwent a boom. Later on it had a second boom, which was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. 2008 would see Playa named as the city with the highest socioeconomic growth. And this was during a time period when the United States was in the midst of a recession.
So what happens when this occurs? Well, we as a municipality continue to benefit, because we have many added values. Among them are: quality of life, no traffic, 310 days of sunshine per year and many factors that allow us to have lots of fun. In addition to this, we have the option and the opportunity to invest at the right time.
What happened afterwards? In 2020 we had the worldwide pandemic, but how did the Riviera Maya fare during this time period? We began to see the arrival of more people, with more and more flights arriving at Cancun airport. Playa del Carmen was one of the few open cities in the world; because tourism is deemed an essential activity here and as such we had to continue operating.
And so, with Latin America confined to their homes, and people not knowing what to do, we continued to operate and attract tourism. The state of Quintana Roo was among those with the fewest infections, both in Mexico and across Latin America. We continue with a great quality of life, with many factors contributing to our continued growth.
I want to take this moment to send a message to the many people who live in the north of the country: please reconsider the Riviera Maya. Unfortunately today, and most of you already know this, Mexico will always continue to have big challenges as time goes on.
You are all familiar with the theme of water, and how it is affecting the north. In the Riviera Maya we are blessed, because from four to fourteen meters below we can have water. How many years is this going to last? We don’t know. Playa del Carmen is still a young city, with many opportunities, and our water certainly gives it added value.
As an investor, I think to myself: if I can get the same return on investment as in the north, but also have twice as much fun, where would I want to live? For me, the answer is obvious. and that is why I am sharing this with our readers. Now is the right time to take action.
The only regret that we hear from all our clients, since we first established our company, is that they wish they had taken action sooner. Unfortunately, I don’t have a time machine so I can go back and invite them. But today, as I sit here and write this, I offer this invitation to you now, so that in the near future you will not have the same regrets they did.
After traveling the world and getting to know different cultures, I realized that many people do not know about Monterrey, but almost everyone knows about Tulum. This was revealed to be over and over, in places such as Indonesia, Egypt, Singapore, Croatia, Greece, and many others. And I say this as a proud northerner from Monterrey. People around the world know about Cancun and the Riviera Maya. They know about Chichen Itza, and how it’s one of the seven wonders of the world. This fills me with pride and joy and motivates me to continue inviting others to enjoy this opportunity that I am living.
The fact is that there is not always going to be land available here. No new beach will suddenly appear and another two hundred thousand hectares will not magically fall from the sky and allow us to continue building. There will come a time when it will reach a saturation point, as it happened to us in Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, or Holbox. Land ceases to be available and prices continue to rise as more tourists continue to arrive searching for the Top 10 Beaches of the world which surrounds us.
I love living in the Riviera Maya, and I love sharing this information with as many people as possible. I love that we have the opportunity to feel truly very grateful as a part of this movement, helping others who also want a little piece of this paradise we call home.