Yucatan Real Estate – Beachfront & Colonial, Nature & Culture
As far as beachfront real estate is concerned, the area encompassed by Yucatan Real Estate and Cancun Real Estate provide some of the most diverse options for real estate buyers, also providing close access to many places to visit and activities to experience.
Since its creation in the late 60’s and early 70’s Cancun has grown to become one of the favorite tourist destinations not only for Americans, but for world-wide travelers. Along with this growth in tourism came and interest to live next to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, kick- starting a growing real estate market that has already overflowed into several other thriving areas in the Riviera Maya, just south of Cancun. Beachfront condos in highrises not only provide amazing views, but also more accessible prices than in other nearby locations which only allow low-rise buildings.
While Cancun was created in an almost uninhabited jungle, the Yucatan has been populated continually since the Spanish conquest of the Mayan territories. There are several beautiful colonial cities and towns, including the state capital, Merida. Real estate buyers who wish to live an romantic city, which blends Mexican, native Mayan and international culture, Merida is also one of the safest cities to be found, not only in Mexico, but even compared to just about anywhere in the U.S.
Yucatan MLS listings include traditional Mexican homes near Merida’s city center, luxury homes near golf courses, condos on the nearby beachfront in Progreso, and haciendas – the old estates of the past elite. For those who have a taste for something less discovered, the Emerald coast is a stretch of beachfront heading in the direction of Cancun. The oceanfront is spotted with traditional villages, and includes several wildlife reserves, one of which is home to a natural flamingo habitat. Homes on this beachfront area can be found for very accessible prices.
Whether a buyer chooses modern Cancun, the colonial metropolis of Merida, the more hidden away options of the Emerald coast, The majestic Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza, Coba and many other sites are only a short trip away. Eco-parks allow visitors to experience the nature of the area first hand; many include access to the area’s famous cenotes – cool, natural pools at the entrance to an underground water system – while others provide detailed displays of local culture and history.
Life on the Yucatan Peninsula is like no other place. Take a look at property listings today, and talk to an agent to find out how you can make this area your home.