The much-discussed Riviera Maya airport will be in the Tulúm area

Those of you who have bought property in the Riviera Maya, take heart—the wait for a new airport may soon be over. Bidding for the new Riviera Maya Airport has not yet been announced, but the project is now considered so certain that it’s regularly listed as one of Mexico’s top infrastructure projects for 2008.

Having a shorter commute to your property is hardly the only benefit a new airport may bring. As we've seen in other areas in Mexico, a new airport can drive up real estate values, attract foreign investment, and lead to public and private infrastructure projects. (And, in fact, highway expansion and improvement in the state of Quintana Roo, where the airport will be located, are also high on the list of infrastructure projects for this year.)

Newspapers here in the Yucatán say that the preliminary studies for the airport, including market and technical studies, have been submitted to the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Ministry of Communications and Transports, or SCT).

The SCT has already announced that it will open bidding for construction in the first half of 2008. As we wrote in October, four firms have indicated that they’ll bid on the project.

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January 16, 2008
Tulum, Mexico