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Embracing Mexico

One of the most beautiful things about living as an expat in the Riviera Maya is learning about the customs and traditions of this country and recognizing the differences between Mexican culture and the culture I grew up in. If you have found a piece of Riviera Maya real estate to call your own it’s clear that you already love…

Self-sustained living in Tulum

Living off-grid and leaving the smallest ecological footprint possible is becoming more and more popular as people are paying closer attention to the environment and the impact we have on it. Here in the Riviera Maya, some people are choosing to buy property and build houses in jungle areas, where there is no access to electricity. Living next to the…

Getting to know Playacar at Playa del Carmen

A popular area in Playa del Carmen real estate is Playacar, a peaceful gated residential community that has entrances at the south end of 5th Avenue. Playacar Phase I was built in 1979 and features oceanfront homes; Phase II was built around the 18 hole public golf course and has all-inclusive resorts and residential developments, with homes and condos. Playacar…

Welcome to paradise – the Grand Coral Riviera Maya

At the north end of 5th Avenue you will find the Grand Coral Riviera Maya; a luxurious gated community featuring incredible investment opportunities in Playa del Carmen real estate. The Grand Coral complex houses an 18 hole golf course, a great walking path, a beach club and Playaboard Sports, a fun place for water activities. Also within the Grand Coral…

Big Box Stores in Riviera Maya

If you have purchased a piece of Riviera Maya real estate and plan on making Mexico your home all year round or being here part of the year, there are a couple of big box stores in the area where you can purchase household products and/or groceries in bulk for a discounted price. There are 2 big box stores in…

In search of Real Estate in Playa del Carmen

The Riviera Maya is an incredible area of Mexico, stretching from Cancun all the way to Tulum, which offers white sand beaches, stunning blue ocean waters and a laid back way of life. Playa del Carmen is an area that has grown immensely over the past few years, expanding so much that it held the world record with Guinness for…

Furnishing your Playa del Carmen real estate

Decorating a new home can be a fun experience for some, an opportunity to express yourself and your taste by choosing the furniture, artwork and decor for your condo or home. For others, it can be a daunting task, having to make decisions about which furniture would look best, being overwhelmed by all the options. If you’ve purchased real estate…

The buying process of real estate in Riviera Maya

You’re a foreigner, you’ve worked with the great agents at Moskito and you’ve found your dream home – the perfect piece of real estate in Riviera Maya. What are the next steps when it comes to closing on your new the property? This is the second blog in a series dedicated to the buying process and the important pieces and steps….

Taking care of your real estate in Riviera Maya

There are a variety of reasons why people are interested in real estate in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya. Some have retired and are fleeing colder temperatures for the beautiful tropical climate of the Mexican Caribbean. Others are purchasing a vacation home, spending part of their time in the US, Canada, or other colder climate areas and then…

Caribbean real estate: Islands in the Riviera Maya

Living in paradise, we never tire of exploring different areas of the Riviera Maya. There is always something to do, whether it’s relaxing on the beach right outside of the condos in Playa del Carmen, enjoying the pool at your Tulum real estate, or perhaps taking a small “staycation”, enjoying a weekend away from your Playa del Carmen real estate on…

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