There are many economic interests in the Riviera Maya, and it is an important source of funding for Mexico. There is also a large expatriate population from Canada and the United States investing heavily in the area. Authorities and companies invest a lot of resources to guarantee security in this area.
You will find a lot of security on the streets and especially in the tourist areas, but as in any destination you go to, we recommend you not to leave your belongings alone.
5 things you Must do in Playa del Carmen
1. Rio Secreto Natural Reserve
Rio Secreto, or the “Secret River,” is a series of caves carved out by the flow of an ancient subway river in Mexico. While the reserve is most famous for its large, half-sunken cavern, a popular spot for snorkeling, you can also explore eerie passageways, swim in the river, and admire stalactites, stalagmites, and colorful mineral formations.
2. Chichén Itzá
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Chichén Itzá, which means “at the mouth of the well of Itzá,” is Mexico’s most visited archaeological site, a magnificent example of the advanced civilization of the Maya people and the ceremonial center of the Yucatán.
3. Islas Mujeres
Isla Mujeres is known for its rich marine life and pristine beaches. Here you can snorkel at Manchones Reef, dive into the Sleeping Shark Cave, or stretch out on the white sands of North Beach. On land, you’ll find lively nightlife, with seaside bars and restaurants serving fresh seafood.
4. Quinta Avenida
The Famous Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue) runs parallel to the ocean in downtown Playa del Carmen. This lively tourist strip offers easy access to the beach and is within walking distance of stores, restaurants, bars, and clubs. Along Quinta Avenida, there are many stores, including those selling handicrafts, fine jewelry, and cigars.
5. Mayan Ruins of Cobá (Cobá Archaeological Zone)
In the heart of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula lie the ruins of Coba (Coba Archaeological Zone), an ancient Mayan city considered one of the most important settlements in Mesoamerican history. During its heyday between 500 and 900 A.D., Coba was home to 50,000 residents and was the central terminus of the complex Mayan road system. The jungle site is still being excavated, but visitors can experience the already discovered remains of the rubble, or stone causeways, as well as a number of engraved and sculpted monuments.
Is there Uber in Playa del Carmen?
Sorry to give you the bad news, but no, there is no Uber in Playa del Carmen.
There are many ways to get around the Riviera Maya; from buses, cabs, rental cars, motorcycles or bicycles. You will find that getting between Tulum, Cancun and Playa del Carmen will be very easy.
There are many cab stations. Even in any hotel complex you will find cabs that will take you to your destination taking into account fixed rates already established according to the route to be taken.
Real estate investment in Playa del Carmen
If you’re just coming for vacation, keep your investment in mind, as there are great opportunities throughout the Riviera Maya to put your money to work for you.
Today I would like to share information about “Playa Del Carmen Real Estate Investments”.
Playa del Carmen ranks third in sun and beach destinations, with approximately three million tourists a year. Can you imagine? that’s the market potential if you are thinking about a property for vacation rental purposes.
Capital gain is another factor that justifies buying a home in the area. Home prices in Quintana Roo increased 11% in the first quarter of 2019, according to an analysis of the Vivanuncios portal.
Whether it is a vacation property or for your own use, the keys to acquiring an outstanding property are: a good location, a waterfront property, exclusive finishes, and design by a renowned architect. These qualities will give your investment a much higher market value than other homes in the area.
If you would like to know more information about investments in Playa del Carmen, schedule a consultation, I would love to help you make a smart investment.