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The Yucatán Peninsula
500 years after being discovered by the Spaniards, the Yucatán Peninsula remains one of the most fascinating regions of the world. It is located in southeastern Mexico between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.
The Yucatán Peninsula is a mythical region because a meteorite crashed there 60 million years ago and dug at Chicxulub a crater of 180 km in diameter, today fully filled with limestone soil. The crash of this meteorite has completely transformed life on earth and has resulted in the extinction of many animal species including dinosaurs.
Chichen Itza Kukulcan Pyramid
|Yucatán is also the cradle of the Mayan civilization, one of the oldest and richest civilizations in America. The Mayan civilization dates back to prehistory. |
The Maya are famous for their knowledge, especially in astronomy, for their writing that is often compared to Egyptian hieroglyphics, and their architectural achievements, many of which remain at Chichen Itza, Tikal, Copán, Uxmal, Ek Balam, Cobá, Tulum and Palenque.
Several of these archaeological sites are parts of World Heritage. The causes of the decline of the Maya civilization, long before the arrival of the Spaniards, remain partly unknown.
The Yucatán Peninsula is a vast fertile plain. It has a climate that is rather similar to that of Florida. Temperatures are high and relatively constant throughout the year.
September, October and November are generally the rainiest months while February, March and April are usually the driest. With a limestone soil, the Yucatan peninsula has many underground rivers that have dug thousands of cavities, called cenotes, that the Maya used as freshwater reserves. Most of them were sacred since they were regarded as gateway to the Underworld. Today, the most famous cenotes serve as places of relaxation and bathing.
Along the shores of the Caribbean Sea to the South of the peninsula, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, better known as Great Mayan Reef, stretches over 1,000 km to Honduras. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is the second longest barrier reef in the world.
Tourism is a major asset of the economy of the Yucatán Peninsula. Once a mere fishing village located in the northeast of the peninsula, Cancun has become in a few decades one of the most popular seaside resorts in Mexico and North America. The tourist zone of Cancun where a multitude of large all-inclusive hotels have been set up is actually a 23 km long island in the Caribbean Sea. This strip of land is connected to the mainland by a bridge at each end.
More recently, a second tourist zone, named Riviera Maya, has developed over 120 km along the Caribbean coast from Puerto Morelos (south of Cancun) to Punta Allen (south of Tulum). The most popular destinations in the Riviera Maya include Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Cozumel.
Playa del Carmen is located in the center of the Riviera Maya. This fast-growing modern city has beautiful sandy beaches, a long shopping boulevard - Fifth Avenue (Avenida 5) -, a lively nightlife and, in the surrounding area, several additional attractions such as Sac Actum Cenote and Xcaret Eco Park.
Playa del Carmen is the starting point of many bus services to other cities of the peninsula. It is also the ferry port to the neighboring island of Cozumel.
Cozumel is an island that is 47 km long and 15 km wide. It is mainly famous for its diving sites. It is a very popular day trip destination for many vacationers staying in and around Playa del Carmen.
Cozumel is also a port of call - the only one in the Yucatan Peninsula - for international cruise ships in the Caribbean Sea.
Playa del Carmen beach
Unlike the other seaside resorts of the Riviera Maya, Cozumel has an international airport, the third largest in the Yucatan Peninsula after those of Cancun and Merida.
Tulum is located south of the Riviera Maya. It is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and the impressive Maya site located just on the seafront. Today Tulum comprises four parts: the 664-hectare wide Tulum National Park which includes the archaeological site, the modern urban area situated on either side of Route 307, a hotel zone located along the beaches, and, further south, the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (another world heritage site). Tulum National Park is currently the third most visited archaeological site in Mexico. Nevertheless, the city of Tulum has preserved its authenticity by not allowing too high or too large constructions.
Apart from these seaside resorts, the Yucatán peninsula includes several other popular tourist destinations, such as the colonial city of Campeche, which is part of UNESCO World Heritage, or that of Merida with its beautiful colonial buildings of Paseo de Montejo.
Invest in real estate in Tulum
Administratively, the Yucatán Peninsula is home mainly to three Mexican federal entities: the State of Yucatán in the north, the State of Campeche in the west and the State of Quintana Roo in the south. The peninsula is conducive to investment. It is the right place to buy a holiday home. The available grounds are numerous, the workforce is cheap, the climate is favorable, and the tourist attractions are great. The living environment is nice. The cost of living is low. The services are of quality. Hospital services are much cheaper than in the United States or in Europe. The means of communication are adequate. Foreign investments are welcome.
Tulum villa for sale
|In Yucatán and particularly in Tulum, tradition and modernity come together in harmony. People can't be insensitive to the charm of the Riviera Maya or the ancient colonial cities of Mexico. |
Many American graduates have chosen Yucatán to live their retirement. Buying a nice villa in Tulum or more generally investing in real estate in Yucatán is a good decision.
The real estate market in Yucatán offers indeed many great investment opportunities, whether it be a purchase of land to build on, a purchase of a new villa, a purchase of an old house to be renovated, waterfront or hinterland, purchase or long-term rental, private villa or furnished condo, and more.
If you are considering buying or selling real estate in Yucatán in places such as Tulum or Playa del Carmen, CW Tulum Real Estates is the real estate agent who can help you. The job of a real estate agent is to find the property that suits you at the right price and in the right place. The expertise of CW Tulum Real Estates enables you to strike the right balance between the cost and the potential of your real estate investment. They help you find the best Tulum homes for sale or dwellings in any other place in Yucatán.
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