Playa del Carmen real estate is currently one of the favorites for Americans, Canadians and various other nationalities. It interesting to note that Playa del Carmen has gained this status in a relatively short period of time. In late July, 2010, Playa del Carmen celebrated the 17th anniversary from the date that it originally became a separate municipality. Comparisons of the past to now highlight several important points of what real estate in Playa del Carmen has become since its humble beginnings.
While 15 years ago, Playa del Carmen property listings may have included a handful of condos, some excellent land options, for those who had the vision (still very much „off the beaten track“ at that time) and a few traditional Mexican homes, Playa del Carmen MLS listings now include these, and much more – luxury beachfront condos with high-end penthouses, beautiful villas, and golf courses residences, to name just a few of the current options.
Shopping at that time would have been quite limited; now there are two new malls, a Walmart, and several similar stores, a Sam’s, an Office Depot and Office Max, high-end clothing stores, jewelry shops, among other stores. For a place to spend the evening, there are many restaurants, cafes, and bars; live music includes everything from Mariachi to modern jazz and reggae.
The surrounding area at that time was mostly jungle; while the jungle still remains, very in tact, there are now many more eco-parks, offering close contact and activities to enjoy this natural wonder. Besides the golf courses mentioned above, there are also marinas for yacht lovers, and paintball for those who love a little adventure.
One thing that really hasn’t changed much are the beaches themselves. While these wide, white beaches, stretching out for miles and miles were entirely abandoned since ancient Mayan times until a few local Mexicans established a fishing village in the 1930’s, even after that very few others took notice of them, until Cancun was established in the early 70’s. In the mid-90’s Fifth Avenue already existed, but now, more than ever, residents can enjoy this wonderful pedestrian mall, which is the vibrant heart of the area’s tourism.
Consider buying Playa del Carmen real estate, enjoying life on some of the world’s finest beaches, and discovering for yourself why this little fishing village has become a favorite place for expats to live.Immobilienmakler Heidelberg Makler Heidelberg