Saturday, August 22, 2009 10:46 AM
Playa del Carmen Construction Update August 2009
It seems to be kind of a slow summer in terms of construction. Lots of projects that we had been following are now completed and delivered, leaving just a handful still in the works. Still no movement at Blume and Vaiven. I'll be curious to see what happens there. We've got a new residential complex, Rincon, going up next to Rioja on the back side of Playacar Phase 2. They are working on the "entrada" but nothing really to show yet.
First up is El Taj Beachfront where we were recently treated to a lovely evening hosted by the developer to celebrate the opening of the model showroom. They are going full steam ahead here in hopes to be ready for the high season buyers. As are all the sister properties, El Taj Beachfront will be lovely and stylish with the developer's signature Balinese design elements. Plans for a beach club are in the works, complete with an onsite dive shop.
Sondokan - The Lofts is nearly completed on Avenida 10, just a few minutes from Shangrila Beach. Like all of the properties from this developer, it is sleek and chic.
By the same developer, Casa Blanca is moving along slowly as they race to complete other properties before the holidays.
Costa Fina in the center of downtown on Avenida 15, just next to Liv-Blu, has come up very quickly. Lots of glass and natural light in these units.
Doca on Avenida 10 near the stadium is just gorgeous. Notice the cool blue pool on the roof overhanging the street. The patios will all have jacuzzis! I'm looking forward to getting in to the model unit.
El Faro is till chugging along and putting on the finishing touches. They filled the pool but don't seem to have budgeted to have it maintained. Not a great impression if they are hoping to make sales. The crew at Wicky's is ready to go and just waiting for the green light from the developer. Wicky's will be catering the VIP tent this year for Taste of Playa. We are all looking forward to getting a taste of what this new restaurant will bring to Playa's culinary scene.
We have a few new hotels in the mix, the second In Fashion Hotel is going up quickly on Avenida 15, an interesting as yet unnamed hotel is moving along quickly on Avenida 1 at Calle 24 and we have finally identified the following property as Hotel Reina Roca. This one is next to Playalingua Language School on Calle 20.
For the next installment, I am going to head south to Puerto Aventuras to see what's new there. Also, I'd like to check out the progress at the new Melia being built in the north end. It looks to be mammoth!! Stay tuned.....