For many of us, it is a dream to own a home near the beachfront. But what exactly is life like in a place like Playa del Carmen? Owning Playa del Carmen real estate does, of course, mean you’ll be enjoying life next to one of the world’s favorite beaches, but it also offers you many other benefits, which include:
High Quality Real Estate Real estate in Playa del Carmen can be found in just about all price ranges, and many different sizes, shapes and styles. For a much lower price than it would cost you in a beachfront community of this quality in other parts of the world, you can own a very well built home of good design. The style is your choice luxury condo, eco-friendly lot, fixer-upper projects and everything in between is readily available.
Safe Communities Playa del Carmen is, in general, a safe community. Many Americans and Canadians who live here walk through their own neighborhoods and local working-class neighborhoods without issue. For those who prefer increased privacy and security, as well as minimal traffic, there are also gated communities with 24 security. Many little parks, and large trees along road ways make many communities pleasant to live in.
International Level Services While not all services are available, more are continually appearing, and those which exist are high, international quality, including items such as Walmart, new club stores, large-screen movies (with most movies in English!), state-of-the-art hospitals and an international airport only 45 minutes away which provides the largest range of affordable direct flight options to the U.S. and Canada from Mexico.
Expat Community Since it’s growth as a tourist destination began 2 decades ago, Playa del Carmen real estate has become home to many Americans and Canadians, some estimates stating there are as many as 12,000. There are also a large number of Italians who have added a little touch of Europe to the north end of Downtown. Whichever community you choose, you will have plenty of neighbors from back home, blended with some middle-class Mexicans, and a few from various places around the world.
Local Culture One of the benefits of living in Mexico is that you can enjoy one of the world’s most celebrated cultures. Playa del Carmen brings together a blend of food traditions from all over the country, and theme-parks like Xcaret present some of Mexico’s strongest traditions in spectacular shows and presentations of music, dance and historic displays. Modern culture includes items such as annual jazz, film and cooking festivals.
Once you move to Playa del Carmen, and settle into day to day life, you will continue to enjoy the beach, but you will also begin to discover a whole new set of features in which you can choose how to enjoy your warm-weather lifestyle!
Thomas Lloyd graduated from Purdue University Krannert School of Management with a degree in Management/Financial Option Investments. He has been living, investing, and working professionally in Mexico for over 15 years. A Mexican Certified Realtor he is the current president of Playa del Carmen real estate, you can contact him at (512) 879-6546.