Moskito Riviera Maya real estate Blog

Choosing the Best Hybrid Property 

Today, we’ll be talking about picking the right hybrid property, which is a combination of an investment and a personal enjoyment property, giving you the best of both worlds.   The objective is to find the perfect combination that suits your personal needs and preferences and also serves your long-term financial goals as an investment property in the Riviera…

Thinking of Moving to Riviera Maya?

It´s a big step to go from thinking about moving to Mexico to actually moving to Mexico. Far too many people never take that final step because they´re paralyzed by all the details and all the choices that must be made. Sound familiar? It requires a systematic approach…from downsizing and figuring out what you´ll take with you and what you´ll…

Mexico Rated #1 for Expats!

InterNations, a company created to help expats around the globe connect, has published a report of the top 10 expats destinations and coming in at number 1 is our beautiful home, Mexico! What makes Mexico so great for expats? The country comes in number 1 for finding friends, local friendliness, and a welcoming culture. If you’ve ever moved to a new city,…

Life in the Riviera Maya

Since 2013, I’ve called Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya home. When I visit Iowa and talk with friends, they always ask “what is life like, do you just spend all day on the beach?” The answer to that is, no, not every day at the beach, maybe every other day. 😉 But seriously, life in the Riviera Maya…

Featured Community of the Month: Playacar Phase 2

At the south end of Playa del Carmen, you’ll find the ferry to Cozumel, the beautiful Parque Fundadores (Founder’s Park), and our favorite, and the most popular residential community in Playa del Carmen, Playacar Phase 2. What makes Playacar so special? I remember when I first moved to Playa del Carmen and visited Playacar. My first thought was “I want…

Benefits of living abroad for children

Living in Playa del Carmen since 2013, I’ve seen the demographics of the community drastically change over the years. When I first moved here, you’d see a lot of snowbirds during the winter months, retired Americans and Canadians that would spend January to April in the Riviera Maya to get away from the brutal winters that they suffer through up…

What to look for an investment property …

Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and the rest of the Riviera Maya are breaking records yearly when it comes to visitors. The Cancun airport welcomed 13.2 million travelers in 2021 and more people are choosing to rent an Airbnb vs staying at a resort. If you are thinking of buying real estate in the Riviera Maya and using that property as…

Kaoba Oceanfront Luxury Living in Tulum

This week we are so excited to share a new project with you that we just visited, Kaoba. We spent some time exploring the lot and discussing more in depth the vision and design with the developer and we knew immediately that this was going to be a project we had to share with our clients and friends. So…

Moskito Real Estate: Financing in Mexico

If you’re looking at property in the Riviera Maya, the first thing you want to have clear is where the money is going to come from when you are ready to buy. 99% of the purchases we deal with here at Moskito, when it comes to foreign buyers, are cash deals. This doesn’t mean you arrive in Mexico with a…

Why now is a good time to invest in Tulum

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Tulum. Year after year, Tulum’s popularity grows, welcoming thousands of international visitors and since the start of the pandemic, people who have the capability to work from anywhere have decided to work from Tulum. With Mexico’s low cost of living and rental prices a fraction of the cost of what…

Friday Faves: Favorite Spot for a Working Lunch

This week Friday Fave has a lot to do with the changing work environment we've all experienced. For those of us working from home, sometimes you hit your limit and just need to get out of the house for a few hours. And for this week's Friday Fave, we wanted to share our favorite spots to get out of the...

Cenotes in Tulum

Whether you are visiting Tulum for the first time, you live here, or you come back to the area year after year, we can guarantee that you haven’t visited all the Cenotes in Tulum and the Riviera Maya. Cenotes (pronounced seh-NO-tehs) are freshwater sinkholes, that are unique to the Riviera Maya, with hundreds to explore, some in the area that…