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7/7/2015 10:14:00 AM

Do you remember your last holidays in Mexico and how good you felt? The sun, the beautiful nature, the vibrant culture, the food, the people and their laidback lifestyle… Do you remember the feeling you had that you could live there and be happy forever? Then you shook your head and thought… "it's just a dream, it's never going to happen!”

What if you actually decided to do just that? Move there, buy a property, change your life and start working there? What if you turned your dream into reality?

Here are a few facts that will make you really consider this option:

- Mexico's economy is in full bloom. In just a few decades its GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has grown from 2% to 24%! Last time we checked, Europe and North America's had a feeble one figure GDP. Needless to say that it's one of the leading economies in the world.
With such a flourishing potential, business opportunities are everywhere.
It also means that medical and technological standards are now comparable to western countries in their bigger urbain centers.

- Mexico is particularly open to foreign entrepreneurs. You will need a visa and all the right documentation (credentials, diplomas…). You will also have to show that you have enough money to live there and launch your business before you start earning your first Pesos. But all in all, with the help of an immigration lawyer, you should have no problems starting your own business there. Especially if you intend to hire locals. And remember, even if you have limited means, in Mexico, your money goes a long way if you are careful.

- Of course, Spanish is the national language, you will need to learn it. However there's no need to be perfectly bilingual to consider moving to Mexico, especially if your business targets fellow expats or tourists. Actually, your English will be a huge advantage.

- Last but not least, finding the perfect home...It's an extremely important part of your relocation. The success of your experience in Mexico greatly depends on finding the house of your dreams. In addition you might end-up using part of your home as office-space to reduce the costs. This part of your life-changing adventure needs careful planning. The best thing you can do is use the services of a professional real-estate agent. You will receive the best advice regarding the real-estate market along with so many more important details that will help you in your new life in Mexico. It may seem surprising but it could very well be that your best ally in your relocation will be your real-estate agent!

If your dream spot is Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya then you should definitely meet Judi Shaw, Real Estate Broker and Owner of “Living Riviera Maya Real Estatae”. Ms Shaw and her excellent team will be of infinite help with your relocation.

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6/10/2015 2:11:00 PM

Thinking of making Mexico your permanent home? 

You already live here but haven't had the time yet to regularize your situation? 

If you have spent over 180 days in the country you have an illegal status. You are not the only one though, there are hundreds of thousands in the same case. For this reason, the Mexican government has put into place a legalization program until December 18. Through this program, you will be able to receive a migratory document with validity for four years as a temporary resident. To learn more about the program and its various benefits, read the following article...

6/3/2015 10:06:00 PM

I've posted a new listing!

These Playa del Carmen Rentals have just been listed and are still available for your holiday in Mexico.
Call us today 1-800-441-3275

12/16/2013 2:47:00 PM

Fantastic Commercial Lot for Sale- 1 block to 5th, on Constituyentes- Build condos, boutique hotel on a hopping Playa del Carmen 

#RealEstate #Mexico#Playadelcarmen

PRIME REAL ESTATE! Rare land opportunity in the heart of Playa del Carmen.

Excellent opportunity to buy a Commercial lot for Sale in Playa del Carmen.

In the Heart of Playa del Carmen, located on Constituyentes Avenue, a well travelled main street in Playa. Constituyentes leads you to the very popular north ferry dock, 5th Avenue and all the best beach clubs in Playa del Carmen. Surrounded by restaurants, banks, shopping centers, boutique hotels, all services are close by.

High traffic area!

This lot for sale is a great opportunity for any developer wanting to build condos, a boutique hotel, small resort complex in Playa del Carmen. Commercial Lot- build condos, boutique hotel, build according to Playa del Carmen standards.

This lot has great potential for it's locations, it's size and price. An ideal investment property.

9/18/2013 10:24:00 AM

I truly enjoyed this video explaining the formation of cenotes.  Living in the Mayan Riviera, i got to explore many of them.  Some are more accessible, some are hidden away in a lost world.  Make sure you visit at least one while in the Yucatan or Quintana Roo.  They truly are magical.

The Adventure Blog: Video: Secrets Of The Cenotes: One of the more interesting adventure opportunities for visitors to Mexico is the chance to go swimming and diving in the Cenotes. A Cenote ...

9/18/2013 9:53:00 AM

Want your piece of PARADISE?- see this lot for Sale in Playacar, build your dream home inside one of the best gated community of the Riviera 

 #playacar #lotforsale#buildyourdreamhome #RealEstate

Build your dream home on this lot for sale in beautiful & gated Playacar Phase 2, a quiet, beautifully-landscaped community which features the Robert Hagge designed championship golf course and the Xaman Ha Bird Sanctuary.

This residential lot is 5640 square feet and back to a common green space. Across for Mayan Ruins and close to the aviary, this lot is within easy walk to the beach, Paseo del Carmen shopping and the hopping Fifth Avenue (famous Quinta Avenida).

Directly on Paseo Xaman-Ha, a large tree lined street in Playacar. Friendly bike path, easy taxi access.

Steps away from beach lifestyle, within the gated golf community of Playacar.

-Located in a highly desirable residential area of Playacar Phase 2.
-Tranquil walking paths.
-24 hour manned security

Playa del Carmen is located approximately 80 km south of Cancun and 64 km north of Tulum, Playa del Carmen is a hip beach town, one of the fastest growing cities in in America, a sought-after international tourist destinations offering 1st class services. The Riviera Maya is bordered with gorgeous white sand beaches & crystal clear Caribbean waters filled with rich life. A top destination for scuba divers and snorkelers. Culturally rich & fascinating Mayan ruins, and a world-class golf courses. 

Playacar is a gated community within Playa del Carmen. The ideal place for you to build your dream home destination. Retire, work, live & play! It’s all within reach... This land for Sale in Playacar is a great opportunity to build your custom dream home, make your dream come true.

Don't miss your opportunity to buy & own this beautifully located lot for sale in Playacar Phase 2. Call us today to visit you piece of paradise!

9/17/2013 10:41:00 AM

Gorgeous parcel of land in Ecological Reserve- Build your luxury sustainable retreat in the Sian Kaan, Mexico #RealEstate #LotforSale #Mexico #RivieraMaya

330 ft beachfront lot TULUM Sian Kaan" 

Living Riviera Maya Real Estate


Address: Tulum-Boca Paila
Type: Lots and Land
Style:  Lot / Land "tulum beach\front residential"
Size: 161,500 sq. ft. "build 3000 sq ft construction"
Lot Type: Rectangular
Lot Size:  3acres  328ft x 492ft "lots start at"
MLS#: TUL769

Lowest priced beach lots 20 minutes south of Tulum, in Sian Kaan. Super soft sandy beach on 492 feet frontage and 492 feet on a beautiful tranquil lagoon in the back.

Buy 1, 2 or all 3 gorgeous lots as this family owned coconut plantation gets subdivided.

Tulum is only 20 minutes away, yet you will be nestled in your own romantic Robinson Crusoe setting on over 3 acres of palm trees and sand!
Judi Shaw
Email Judi
Phone:1 800 441 3275
Other:1 604 628 7247
Cell:+521 984 116 3251

9/8/2013 8:42:00 AM

Always wanted to own + LIVE in Tulum? Here is a great chance to buy in a quality complex! #Tulum #Realestate

Ground floor, 2 bedrooms 2 bathroom Condo for Sale in Tulum.

Washer,dryer,completely furnished huge outdoor patio with hammock and BBQ. A popular renter in Mexico's exciting & growing Tulum pueblo. Live in one of Mexico's fastest growing cities, a popular destination for yoga, holistic, food and culture.

A great investment, a solid rental income or a perfect place to live.
This condo for sale is in one of Tulum's newest areas, with top services coming , close to the beach, Tulum town and all the action.

Wooden closets
Marble countertops
Large Terrace
Water heater
Air conditioning
Lounge Area

A quiet sleepy beach town Tulum is among the fastest developing cities in Mexico.
Trendy, stylish for laid back living.

Bike to the beach.
Easy airport access by direct bus.

Groovy restaurants, yoga mecca, holistic development, this complex one of the first luxury developments in Tulum.. Highly sough after Real Estate in the Riviera Maya, Tulum.

9/3/2013 11:46:00 AM


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cancún (pronounced as IPA[kanˈkun]) is a coastal city in Mexico's easternmost state, Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. Cancun is located on the Yucatan Channel that separates Mexico from the island of Cuba in the Greater Antilles. The Cancun region is sometimes known as the Mexican Caribbean.

Cancun is the municipal seat of the Benito Juárez municipality and a world-renowned tourist resort. The city centre is located on the mainland which connects the Nichupté and Bojórquez lagoons to a narrow "7" shaped island where the modern beachfront hotels are located. The island of Isla Mujeres is located off the coast and is accessible by boat from Puerto Juarez.

City Layout

The older section of the city, known as "El Centro" follows the original master plan, consists of neighborhoods called "supermanzanas" (superblocks) that are formed by the intersections of the boulevards and traffic circles (roundabouts). This area is characterized by winding streets with culs-de-sac that tend to keep out the main flow of traffic, including market places such Xel Ha. They usually have one or more parks, green spaces, paseos (pedestrian walkways) and various national historical monuments.

Ave. Tulum is the main north-south artery (connecting downtown to the airport some 30 km (19 mi) to south). Tulum is bisected by Ave. Coba (pronounced Koh bah). East of Ave. Tulum, Coba becomes Ave. Kukulcan which serves as the primary road that runs through the long "7" shaped hotel zone. Ave. Tulum is terminated on the north side by Ave. Paseo José López Portillo which connects to the main highway to Chichen Itza and Merida. Another major north-south road is Ave. Bonampak which runs roughly parallel to Ave. Tulum. The main ferry to Isla Mujeres is located off Bonampak.

The original master plan was repeatedly modified, and on the mainland, often ignored. To save on the cost of installing sewage systems and other public services, the design of much of the rest of the city reverted to the grid plan after Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. The newest upper-middle-class residential areas reflect the original plan, but are much less intimate. Less expensive developments are comprised almost entirely of identical one- or two-story small row-houses, sometimes built around interior plazas. Almost all buildings on the mainland are below four stories high.


 Originally known as Ekab ("Black Earth"), what is now the northern district of the state of Quintana Roo was thickly populated by people who spoke the language now known as Maya when the Spanish arrived, according to the conquistador Bernal Díaz del Castillo. In the years after the Conquest, most of the population died off or left as a result of disease, warfare, piracy, and other famines, leaving only small settlements on Isla Mujeres and Cozumel Island.[citation needed]

The city of Cancún resulted from a 1967 study by Banco de México to determine the feasibility of capturing more dollars and other foreign exchange through tourism development. Although the story goes that Cancún was picked by a computer, it was actually selected after extensive research and exploration by the bank's researchers. Banco de México obtained a $27 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to install the first infrastructure. When development was started on Jan. 23, 1970, Isla Cancún had only three residents, caretakers of the coconut plantation of don José de Jesús Lima, who lived on Isla Mujeres, and there were only 117 people living in nearby Puerto Juárez, a fishing village and military base.

"Due to the reluctance of investors to bet on an unknown area, the Mexican government had to finance the first nine hotels." The first hotel financed was the Cancun Caribe (now a Hyatt hotel), but the first hotel actually built was the Playa Blanca, which later became a Blue Bay hotel, and is now Temptation Resort. The entire project was master-planned, with the island (soon connected to the mainland by causeways) devoted almost exclusively to tourism facilities, while workers housing and service areas were located on the mainland in what became the city of Cancún.

The city has grown rapidly over the past thirty years to become a city of approximately 600,000 residents, covering the former island and the nearby mainland. Most 'cancunenses' here are from Yucatán and other Mexican states. A growing number are from the rest of America and Europe. The municipal authorities have struggled to provide public services for the constant influx of people, as well as to control squatters and irregular developments, which now occupy an estimated ten to fifteen percent of the mainland area on the fringes of the city.


There are about 150 hotels in Cancún with more than 24,000 rooms and 380 restaurants. Four million visitors arrive each year in an average of 190 flights daily. The Hotel Zone of Cancun is shaped like a 7 with bridges on each end connecting to the mainland. Hotels on the vertical or long side of the 7 tend to have rougher beaches and beach erosion can be a problem. Resorts on the horizontal or short end of the seven tend to have more gentle surf because the waves here are blocked by the island of Isla Mujeres which lies just off shore. The Hotel Zone offers a broad range of accommodations, ranging from relatively inexpensive motel-style facilities in the older section closest to the mainland, to high-priced luxury hotels in the later sections, great malls, theme parks and swimming with dolphins activity.

On the opposite side of the island from the Caribbean Sea is the Nichupté Lagoon, which is used for boating excursions and jet-ski jungle tours.

Cancun is also the gateway to the Riviera Maya, another tourist pole in the area, where people go attracted by the numerous archaeological sites, as Coba and Tulum, the many cenotes, the ecological parks as Xcaret and charming towns as Playa del Carmen.


The temperature of the city is warm and tropical, moderated by the marine breezes created by onshore trade-winds, which circulates through its avenues. Depending on the season, maximum temperatures range from 26 °C (78.8 °F) in January to 32 °C (90 °F) in July and August, and between 18 °C (64.4 °F) and 25 °C (77 °F) at night. Temperature extremes have ranged between a maximum of 39.5 °C (103.2 °F) and a minimum of 8.5 °C (47.4 °F) at the Airport, which is 5 km (3.1 mi) inland south end of the city. More temperate conditions occur from November to February and it is hottest from April to September, due to proximity to the Caribbean and Gulf humidity is high all-year around, especially so during Hurricane Season (averages close to 70% on rain free days).

The tropical storm season lasts from May to December, the rainy season extends into January with peak precipitation in September. February to early May tend to be drier with only occasional scattered showers. Although large hurricanes are rare, they have struck near to Cancun in recent years, Hurricane Wilma in 2005 being the largest and almost twenty years ago, Hurricane Gilbert made a devastating direct hit on Cancún in September 1988.

Mayan Archaeological Sites

There are some (relatively) small Mayan vestiges of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in Cancún. Ruinas El Rey are located in the Hotel Zone. El Meco, a more substantial site, is found on the mainland just outside the city limits on the road to Punta Sam.

Very close, in the Riviera Maya and the Grand Costa Maya, there are impressive sites such as Cobá and Muyil (Riviera) the small Polé (now Xcaret), and Kohunlich, Kinichná, Dzibanché, Oxtankah, Tulum, and Chacchoben, in the south of the state.

In the neighbor state of Yucatán is located impressive Chichen Itza.


Although Cancún is better known as a travel and tourism destination, in recent years some colleges and universities have been offering higher educations to both Mexican and foreign students.

The first higher education institution established in the area was the Instituto Tecnológico de Cancún. Some other followed such as Universidad La Salle Cancún, Universidad Anahuac Cancún, Universidad Tecnológica de Cancún, Universidad del Caribe, and more recently the Universidad Interamericana para el Desarrollo and the Tec Milenium.

Hurricane Impact

Cancún is located in one of the main Caribbean hurricane impact areas, but since it was founded it has received direct hits from only two major hurricanes, Gilbert (1988) and Wilma (2005). In both cases, federal, state and municipal authorities were well-prepared to deal with most of the effects on tourists and local residents. After Wilma, emergency plans were modified to rectify areas of weak performance. Among other improvements, a new hurricane-proof traffic light system was installed throughout the city and Hotel Zone. To avoid having tourists wind up in uncomfortable situations in public shelters, authorities asked tourism operators to suspend sending tourists to Cancun when Hurricane Dean approached, and encouraged airlines to send empty planes, which were then used to evacuate tourists. Most recently, remnants from Tropical Storm Olga caused some localized flooding on December 14, 2007.

Hurricane Wilma

Hurricane Dean

Although the eye of Hurricane Dean landed 190 miles (310 km) to the south of Cancun, fierce winds at the outside of its impact cone stripped some of the sand off 7.5 miles (12.1 km) of beach from Punta Cancun (Camino Real Hotel) to Punta Nizuc (Club Med), reports Virginia Prospero in Novedades de Quintana Roo.


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