Playa del Carmen Real Estate Deals Guaranteed to Improve Beach Time

If you have ever considered a life abroad, where your hard-earned money goes further as far as lifestyle goes, you are not alone. It is estimated that up to two million Americans live south of the border. Popular Mexican destinations for American and Canadian expatriates include the Pacific Coast’s Baja California and the south-eastern Mexican Caribbean region, home to the world-renowned Riviera Maya.  A third top choice is the colonial state of Guanajuato where San Miguel D’Allende, rated in 2017 by Travel & Leisure as the #1 city in the world, is located.

One of the primary pros for establishing a new life in Mexico is the lower cost of living. Not only are doctor’s appointments, groceries and taxes much more affordable, but purchasing a home on or near the beach is a very achievable dream.

Mexico’s close proximity to its northern neighbors is another contributing factor for those contemplating the purchase of a vacation home or a permanent international move. Direct flights to and from many Canadian and American cities offer snowbirds, retirees and other sun seekers an important convenience should they need to return home to tend to business or family matters.

The Cancun International Airport is located at the northern point of the Riviera Maya, just forty minutes from Playa del Carmen. In the last ten to fifteen years, real estate prices in this area have soared. Regardless, thousands of international expats continue to flock to the Mexican Caribbean to enjoy a higher quality of living for significantly less than other metropolitan cities worldwide.

The seaside city has much to offer visiting travelers and residents alike. Dozens of eco-parks are scattered amidst the lush jungle surrounding Playa del Carmen. There are performing arts theaters, galleries, a planetarium, an aquarium and museums. Hospitals and clinics offer excellent facilities with a myriad of health and dental specialists providing top-notch services and treatments. Furthermore, there are three commercial shopping centers, furniture stores, prominent banking institutions, schools, universities, Home Depot, Office Max and many grocery superstores including two Wal-marts.

Yet, while you can find almost every convenience from home in Playa del Carmen, it has remained a small and friendly city – one that can still be navigated via bicycle. Although it enhances life here in Mexico, speaking Spanish is not a necessity. The Riviera Maya accounts for forty percent of the country’s tourism revenue; so a large majority of those employed in this region speak English.

Since the real estate market has been hot in the Riviera Maya for over a decade now, it has drawn investors and has resulted in many exciting developments. Unfortunately, this boom has enabled some, who call themselves agents, to swarm in to claim their piece of the pie, without being licensed or even understanding Mexican real estate laws.

That being said, with minor due diligence, you can find licensed real estate agents and advisors to work with. There are several established companies in Playa del Carmen that have the experience and the resources to make the acquisition of your dream home a very pleasant process, as it should be!

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The following listings, presented by reputable agents, showcase the vast residential real estate opportunities in the Playa del Carmen area at various price points.

Margaritas 1

Margaritas condo for sale Playa del Carmen
Asking Price: $176,000 (Accepts Bitcoin) – Furnished
Approx. Square Feet: 1,000
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Location: 5 blocks from the beach – 10 minute walk
Certified Realtor: Joaquin Martinez – Bric Real Estate
Website: Margaritas Listing

This spacious 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home is located in the heart of Playa del Carmen. The vibrant color scheme accentuates the Mexican charm of this immaculate and fully appointed penthouse.

Featuring 2 outdoor spaces, including an expansive private roof terrace, you will have plenty of opportunities to relax under boundless blue skies and dine al fresco.

At a budget-friendly price point, this perfectly situated home is listed at $176,000USD with amenities such as parking and security. Only a 10-minute walk to the beach and 5 minutes to grocery stores and restaurants, Margaritas offers an affordable chance to own your own a beach town property.


Acacia affordable condo for sale Playa del Carmen
Asking Price: $199,000 Owner Financing Available
Approx. Square Feet: 1,500
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Location:Playa Paraiso – 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen
Certified Realtor: Jason Waller – Playa Real Estate Group
Website: Acacia Listing

Located just 10 minutes north of Playa del Carmen in the secure, gated community of Playa Paraiso, this 1500 square foot condominium features 2 bedrooms and 3 baths. Acacia is at the heart of what makes life in the Riviera Maya so appealing.

You have a chance to own a private and tranquil, exotic home, just steps from the white sand, while still being a short drive from fabulous restaurants, outstanding golf courses, beach clubs and other attractions like the Puerto Morelos Botanical Gardens or the Mayan Watersports Complex.

The abundance of natural light highlights the contemporary and simplistic design elements that blend seamlessly with the outdoor color scheme of Mother Nature’s palette. A covered terrace off of the kitchen overlooks the peaceful pool area engulfed in lush palms. In addition to being offered at an already reasonable price point, owner financing is available.

Magic Paradise

Magic Paradise condo for sale in Playa del Carmen
Asking Price: $339,000 Accepts Bitcoin – Furnished
Approx. Square Feet: 1,400
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Location: Near Mamita’s Beach
Certified Realtor: Joaquin Martinez – Bric Real Estate
Website: Magic Paradise Listing
This 1400 square-foot home features 3 large bedrooms and a bright, open living space. Having recently undergone a face-lift, the fresh design incorporates the skills of local craftsmen and regionally sourced materials giving the condo a chic, signature Playa del Carmen style.

Only half a block away, await the breathtaking Caribbean waters and the famous Mamitas Beach Club. 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen’s main dining, shopping and entertainment district is just a leisurely walk away. On the premises is a secured parking stall and a glistening pool amidst a serene, tropical garden setting. At $339,000USD, this Magic Paradise home near the sea makes living the beach life an attainable goal.

Lotus 5

Lotus condo for sale Playa del Carmen
Asking Price: $375,000 – Furnished
Approx. Square Feet: 1,000
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Location: Calle 26 minutes from the beach
Certified Realtor: Barbara Choux – Choux Properties
Website: Brochure

Situated in the heart of the city, Lotus offers sleek design and an impeccable location. Just off of 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen’s principal dining and shopping district, the modern building features a communal rooftop pool with picturesque ocean views.

When you are not enjoying the lively action on 5th Avenue or lounging by the ocean view pool, you can head down to Playa’s famed beaches just a block and a half away.

Inside the 1,000 square foot condo, are two bedrooms and two baths. Although you are in the city center, the many windows that illuminate the space frame verdant views. The condo is well equipped with custom furnishings, modern décor and is move in ready. Whether you are looking for a home away from home or an investment property, Lotus is a superb option.

Bosque de los Aluxes

Luxury condo for sale in Playa del Carmen
Asking Price: $399,000 Accepts Bitcoin – Furnished
Approx. Square Feet: 2,100
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Location: 5th Ave – North End
Certified Realtor: Joaquin Martinez – Bric Real Estate
Website: Bosque de Los Aluxes Listing

Enjoy over 2,100 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space including 2 ample bedrooms, a wide terrace with plunge pool off of the main floor, as well as a private roof terrace, perfect for entertaining friends and family.

Bosque de los Aluxes is ideally situated on the north end of 5th Avenue. This popular, pedestrian-only thoroughfare is lined with restaurants, galleries, pubs and boutique shops. Not only are some of the city’s best eateries just outside your front door, the beach is short walk away!

This spacious home is within a secured property and features amenities such as elevators and underground parking. For $399,000USD, you can be the proud owner of an immaculate condo in one of the best locations in Playa del Carmen.

The Elements Penthouse 18

Elements penthouse for sale in Playa del Carmen
Asking Price: $649,000 Accepts Bitcoin – Furnished
Approx. Square Feet: 2,200
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Location: North end steps from the beach
Certified Realtor: Joaquin Martinez – Bric Real Estate
Website: Elements Listing

If owning a luxury, ocean view property has been a dream of yours, look no further than The Elements in Playa del Carmen. This exquisite penthouse boasts 2,200 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space with 2 generous bedrooms, an open kitchen, dining, and living area as well as 2 terraces looking out onto a magnificent turquoise seascape.

Nestle into the plush seating area; savor a cool Caribbean cocktail and breath in the salty sea air from your own private roof terrace with cool water Jacuzzi. You will never tire of the sounds of the waves lapping the nearby shore, or the sight of the explosive mix of orange and pink hues of the morning sunrise.

The Elements property presents upscale amenities including an ocean view fitness facility, business center, adults-only Jacuzzi area, a tremendous no-edge pool, parking, 24-hour security, an on-site concierge and an exclusive beach club with beverage and snack service.

Sitting on Playa del Carmen’s north end, the property is impeccably situated a stone’s throw from the alabaster sands and a 5-minute walk to an abundance of options for dining, shopping and entertainment.

Porto Playa Penthouse

Porto Playa condo for sale Playa del Carmen
Asking Price: $935,000 Furnished
Approx. Square Feet: 3,512
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Location: 1st Ave near the beach
Certified Realtor: Jason Waller – Playa Real Estate Group
Website: Porto Playa Listing

Located near the beach on the calm 1st Avenue in downtown Playa del Carmen, this 3,512 square foot home has much to offer. 3 spacious bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen with full-size, stainless steel appliances, a filtered water system and underground parking are some of the upscale amenities that accompany this luminous penthouse.

The private roof terrace sets the stage for tropical bliss with its partial ocean views, thatched-roof dining area, Jacuzzi and barbecue with wet bar. Pass your days lounging by the property’s spectacular pool area. Keep fit at The Gym on the ground floor of the building. Settle into the sand with a cold beverage at the beach club just a block away.

In the heart of the city, Porto Playa is one of the most sought-after buildings for its sizeable condominiums, luxurious amenities and its prime location. Find endless dining, shopping and entertainment options merely a minute from your front door.

El Faro Penthouse

El Faro Penthouse for sale Playa del Carmen
Asking Price: $1,300,000
Approx. Square Feet: 3,443
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Location: 1oth Street at the beach
Certified Realtor: Jason Waller – Playa Real Estate Group
Website: El Faro Listing

This is your chance to own the choicest beach home in El Faro. The only home without adjoining walls to other units, you can relax in tranquillity and privacy while looking out onto the jaw-dropping turquoise vista.

This incredible penthouse boasts 3,443 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Wide terraces equipped with quality furnishings, a tiled Jacuzzi, barbecue and wet bar give you every motivation to take full advantage of the never-ending warm Riviera Maya climate. Spend your mornings watching the enrapturing sunrise as you sip on your coffee and stroll the powdery-soft shoreline in the evenings as all stress is washed away with the rolling waves.

The secure beachfront property features a tremendous communal pool and direct beach access. 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen’s most famous cobblestone street, is lined with abounding restaurant options from quaint cafés and breakfast bistros to upscale eateries and wine bars. Follow the lighthouse to El Faro and find everything you ever envisioned in a dream home.

Casa Namaste

Luxury house in Playacar for sale Playa del Carmen
Asking Price (1 Lot – 9,500 sq ft): $1,350,000 Accepts Bitcoin – Professionally Furnished
Asking Price (2 Lots – 20,000 sq ft): $1,599,000 SOLD in Bitcoin
Approx. Square Feet: 4,488
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Location: Golf Course in Playacar Phase II – Gated Community
Certified Realtor: Joaquin Martinez – Bric Real Estate
Website: Casa Namaste Listing

Constructed on one of the property’s two sprawling lots near the end of cul-de-sac street, Casa Namaste exudes sophisticated elegance. Oversized marble tiles adorn the floors throughout the five bedrooms as well as the office space. Custom cabinetry and furnishings, barn doors, a deep copper kitchen sink, a massive elongated granite island, and boveda brick domed ceilings are just a few of the refined details apparent in every inch of this stately 4,488 square foot home.

The backyard is a fantasy turned reality for anyone who loves to entertain. Pool parties are a must within this phenomenal exotic garden. Barbecue steaks on the enormous built-in propane grill after a day of fun in the sand and surf. Fire up the Teppanyaki grill and invite friends over for an Asian-inspired night. Serve frozen margaritas at the pool bar while the kids play a soccer match or two on the expansive lawn.

In less than 5 minutes by bike, you can access the silky sand beaches and dip your toes in the warm Caribbean Sea. Casa Namaste simply offers the epitome of a Playa del Carmen lifestyle.ROI Information

If you are looking to purchase based primarily as an investor and willing to rent, you can expect annual net rental returns in excess of 6%. Each individual case is different and the Property ROI Analyzer is a great resource to calculate the potential return on investment.

It is advisable to use the services of a certified real estate agent when considering purchasing a foreign property. Each real estate agent recommended within this article is certified.

*Disclaimer* – This article is NOT investment advice and Travel Yucatan cannot be held liable for advice provided by the third party companies mentioned within.