Where are the best places to buy property in Mexico? Discover the hottest spots in our guide.

Discover the Best Places to Buy Property in Mexico

Are you considering buying property in Mexico and wondering where to buy? With a rich history and a unique, welcoming culture, breathtaking landscapes that vary wildly from powder-soft white sand beaches on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts to lush rainforests and rugged mountains, Mexico is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. It is also a very popular location for second homeownership, with homes for sale in Mexico and condos for sale in Mexico popular investment options with international buyers. If you are thinking about buying real estate in Mexico, be sure to research this vast country as much as possible prior to making any investment. As you would expect in such a large and diverse country, each region differs considerably from the next. To help get you started, here’s our pick of some of the best places to buy property in Mexico.

Discover the best places to buy property in Mexico

Discover the best places to buy property in Mexico

1. Tulum

Situated on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, Tulum is one of the jewels in Mexico’s crown. The small town was once an off-the-radar destination beloved by yoga lovers looking to “downward dog” in idyllic surroundings away from the crowds. It has since emerged onto the scene in style. Glowing global press coverage praising its spectacular coastline, 1,000-year-old Mayan architectural ruins and bohemian vibe has elevated Tulum’s reputation and made it one of the hottest destinations on the Riviera Maya. So, the yogis have been joined by legions of beach bunnies who come to soak up some vitamin D on the beautiful white-sand beaches by day and sip tropical cocktails in chic bars and restaurants nestled in the jungle by night. The surge in visitors has provided major stimulus to construction and real estate in Tulum. New condos and villas are springing up in gated communities such as Aldea Zama offering tremendous opportunities for buyers in search of both a vacation home near the beach and an investment property that can generate significant returns via the short-term rental market.

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Property for sale in Tulum, Mexico

Property for sale in Tulum, Mexico

2. Playa del Carmen

While Tulum is transitioning from an “off-the-radar” place for rest and relaxation to a sizzling new destination to discover, Playa del Carmen is already a well-established tourism hot spot. Located approximately 40 miles north of Tulum on the sun-soaked Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen is a very popular resort destination. Like its smaller neighbor, it is blessed with beautiful beaches on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. However, its tourism sector is several years ahead of Tulum. Playa del Carmen also offers fantastic galleries and shopping on Fifth Avenue (La Quinta Avenida), all kinds of adrenaline-fueled activities such as ziplining, river rafting and diving and snorkelling on the reefs surrounding the nearby island of Cozumel, as well as a wide array of nighttime entertainment from trendy bars and restaurants to beach clubs and music concerts. Several property developments offer investors the opportunity to profit from Playa del Carmen’s established tourism sector, including complexes with new villas (from affordable to luxury), as well as condos and hotel suites available to purchase along (or overlooking) the stunning beaches.

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Condos for sale in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Condos for sale in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

3. Cancun

Welcoming over 3 million tourists each year, Cancun is the most popular resort destination in Mexico. The vast majority of overseas visitors head to the “Zona Hotelera” – a 15-mile long strip with numerous hotels, marinas, shopping and nightlife – all steps from the beach and within easy reach of clear warm Caribbean waters and coral reefs. The city is also home to the main international gateway to the region – Cancun International Airport – which is just 6 miles from the Hotel Zone. Well established, successful and easily accessible, Cancun’s powerful tourism sector underpins its real estate market which offers a variety of investment opportunities from new construction villas and condos in residential communities and boutique hotel developments on (or very near to) the beach through to luxurious waterfront homes in the sparkling Puerto Cancun marina community.

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Waterfront homes for sale in Cancun, Mexico

Waterfront homes for sale in Cancun, Mexico

4. Puerto Vallarta & Nuevo Vallarta

Besides Cancun and the Riviera Maya towns of Playa del Carmen and Tulum on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, there are plenty of great places to buy property in other parts of Mexico too. One of the most popular destinations on the country’s Pacific coast is the town of Puerto Vallarta in the State of Jalisco. Its golden sand beaches, charming Spanish colonial-style architecture and picturesque cobblestone streets lined with inviting boutiques and restaurants have made the city one of the most popular destinations in Mexico. Renowned as a welcoming beach, culture, romance and adventure destination, Puerto Vallarta is couple-, family- and LGBT-friendly. It is the ideal destination for discovering romantic traditional-style apartments with old-world colonial design influences and beautiful views of the beach, across the glittering lights of city, the Sierra Madre mountains and the Bay of Banderas. There are a number of new condominium developments in the works too, offering contemporary apartments for sale complete with access to luxurious amenities such as roof-top pools, spas and gyms. Approximately 10 miles to the north of Puerto Vallarta is the master-planned community of Nuevo Vallarta in the neighboring state of Nayarit which also offers some great investment opportunities including resort condos and villas right on the beach.

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Luxury property for sale in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Luxury property for sale in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5. Los Cabos

Just a 2.5-hour flight from Los Angeles at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos is particularly popular with residents of the West Coast of the US. The 20-mile strip includes the two towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. With its championship golf courses, high-end resorts, beautiful beaches and dramatic coastline, Los Cabos is a major beach, golf and sport fishing destination. It is also the perfect place to find some of the most luxurious residences for sale in Mexico. Luxury branded resort communities offer apartments for sale with wonderful views of the golf courses, the beach and the Sea of Cortez.

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Real estate for sale in Los Cabos, Mexico

Real estate for sale in Los Cabos, Mexico

Finding Your Perfect Property in Mexico

So, where exactly is the best place to buy property in Mexico? Well, that depends on which part of the country you personally prefer, but, whether you’re looking for a vacation condo on the Riviera Maya or a luxury residence with the feel of the Old World in Puerto Vallarta, there are plenty of options to consider from across Mexico.

To find out more and to begin your search for property for sale in Mexico, contact 7th Heaven Properties, the Luxury Caribbean Property Specialist.

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