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…

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…

Coronavirus Real Estate Deals

When it comes to investing in real estate, timing is crucial. Either you are planning to make a move and live your dream life in a foreign country as an expat or make an intelligent investment, we have seen through the years that many savvy investors know that so-called crisis brings amazing deals to the market.  Just as we predicted...

Real estate Riviera Maya: PRE-SALES VS RESALES

If you are looking for a condo in the Riviera Maya, you will have two choices upfront: should you buy presale or resale? The definition of a pre-construction property (also known as a presale property) is that it is a property that you are purchasing before it has finished building. It is common for a presale to have move-in dates…

Tips to decorating your private rooftop

One of the best things about buying a penthouse condo in Playa del Carmen or a penthouse in Tulum is having your very own rooftop space to enjoy. Most rooftops come with the basics - perhaps a sink area, a bathroom, or a shower. Some even might have a small splash pool or a jacuzzi. Here are 5 helpful tips...