Moskito Riviera Maya real estate Blog

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…

Breakfast Places in Tulum

Breakfast, it's the most important meal of the day! And we have three go-to breakfast places in Tulum that you have to try during your visit, Chacabar, Del Cielo, and a fan favorite, Taqueria Honorio! Chacabar Located in Aldea Zama's commercial zone, this is a great restaurant any time of day, but we particularly like grabbing breakfast here in the...

Eco technologies and Sustainable projects in Tulum

Eco-technology is a set of applied techniques that guarantee the use of natural resources in a clean way, derived from science, integrating the fields of ecology and technology. All over the world, developers are making great strides to improve the construction of new projects, both residential and commercial, and to put into place more eco-technologies, to make their projects more…