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Last week, I was invited to tag along with a group from Explayarte to check out the new Teatro de la Ciudad (the theatre of the city) being built in the Ejido, next to the big Walmart on the Arco Vial. This one of several ambitious municipal projects being completed by the Municipal Government of Solidaridad. Read More...
The Society of Akumal´s Vital Ecology (SAVE) is a grass roots not-for-profit organization created in 1998 to protect the fragile and most valuable natural resources in central Quintana Roo, Mexico. Akumal, in particular, offers to the world a delicate and unique interconnected ecosystem, containing a fresh water filled cave systems gently flowing to the sea, a thriving coastal mangrove, the sandy beach bluff, and most important of all, the Mesoamerican Reef, the second largest reef system in the world. Read More...
Greetings "Life's a Beach" readers! What follows is a message from Tamara Magnusson (tamarainprogreso[at]gmail.com) who is once again seeking information from the US and Canadian ex-pats and snowbirds in Mexico and Central America. Plans to initiate a ferry service from Tampa to Progresso are back on the table at United Caribbean Lines and they are looking for our input to help them move forward with this ambitious investment. To help United Caribbean Lines make an informed plan to bring this ferry service to the Yucatan, please copy and paste the questionnaire below into an e-mail and send to BNIERENBERG@AOL.COM. Don't forget to share this blog post with your expat friends so that they too can weigh in on this exciting development. Read More...
Original Resorts, a Mexican hospitality brand, continued its strategic plan to expand with the opening of its new clothing-optional resort, Desire Pearl Resort & Spa on March 30. Original Resorts opened the first clothing-optional hotel of the group, Desire Resort & Spa, in the Riviera Maya. This new five-star hotel complex, located on a beautiful beach in Puerto Morelos, just a few minutes outside of Cancun, is an exclusive couples only-hotel, marking the brand's fifth resort in Mexico. Read More...
Great Hotels of the World has announced one of its new member properties, Acanto Boutique Hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico has just completed a $5 million refurbishment following a two year rebuild. Acanto Boutique Hotel has rebuilt the entire hotel with 14 added bedrooms, making it fully equipped with 21 luxurious one, two and three bedroom mega suites. Read More...
The 5th Annual Copa del Rey International Polo Tournament was played this year in an exciting multi-day contest at El Rey Polo Club in Puerto Morelos. Set in the middle of the jungle, this world class feild brought six teams face-to-face in this highly anticipated competition. Ranked as a 4-6 goal event this year, the Copa del Rey welcomed players from the United States, Canada, Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, Cuba, and of course, Mexico. The teams included defending champions from GQ Magazine as well as teams representing Porsche, Palace Resorts, Lemmus, Now Resorts and Spa, and In Riviera Magazine. Corporate Sponsors for the event also included Volaris Airlines, Hotel Me Cancun, Argentinean polo apparel maker Cuatro Tacos and Havana Club. Read More...
This 47 Hectare plot of land is a developer’s dream! Currently there is very little for the 5,000 -10,000 arriving cruise ship guests to do on this amazing island and this would be the perfect plot of land to develop some sort of eco-park or other tourist development. If you are not interested in the tourist trade, you could use this property to build a lovely housing project. The zoning is very flexible on this amazing piece of land. Just bring your ideas and you can make them happen on this giant slice of land! Read More...
Set beside the new 36 hole Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course, just moments from the pristine beaches of Akumal, condos and town homes in a modern full or part-time living community. Centered around the state of the art TAO Wellness Center in the Bahia Principe Golf/Resort Community these exclusive homes will revive your senses and your life in style at an affordable price. Read More...
Last week, Rob and I were invited to an Open House and cocktail reception to celebrate the completion of the condominiums at Oasis 12 in Playa del Carmen. While Rob had been inside during the build and had been through with customers many times, this Read More...
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 Read More...
Tuesday evening, long time Playa del Carmen resident and the area's most recognizable developer, Jack Perlman, invited the local Real Estate community to the job site at El Taj Oceanfront Condominiums to celebrate the completion of the beautiful model Read More...
I will never cease to be surprised by the twists and turns of the development industry in Playa del Carmen. While the rest of Mexico is reeling from the whole Swine Flu debacle and most businesses are scrambling for money, it seems that Real Estate in Read More...
Better late than never, here is the most recent set of construction photos from various projects of interest going up in Playa del Carmen. While sales are definitely down from last year, I was pleasantly surprized to see that most of these job sites were Read More...
We are back from a short holiday break with a fairly extensive update of the various residential construction projects going on in and around Playa del Carmen. The economic slump in the U.S. is definitely having an effect on the sales climate down here. Read More...
After thinking long and hard about poverty, the subject of Blog Action Day 2008 , I find myself with more questions than answers. First and foremost is "What IS poverty?" and secondly "Who makes that determination?” Can we categorize Read More...
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