Tulum, Mexico, January 18, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- There are several glamorous hotspots around the world that are on the list of the jet-setting crowd. St. Barts has been on the glam list since 1960s, when Rockefeller bought land there and designated it as an exclusive vacation spot for the elite.
For someone looking to own property in a glamorous international destination, one is not equal to another in terms of real estate value and potential of making money on growing prices. Riviera Maya Property Consultants is a real estate agency in Tulum, founded by young expats from New York, London and Italy. Following market demand and expanding real estate needs of international buyers, the company offers exclusive land selection, legal assistance, architectural services, construction, property management and even concierge service to its clients, by creating a 360-degree customer experience.
The reason for the company's choice of Tulum is simple. Looking at the list of the places frequented annually by the jet setters year-round - Tulum, Mustique, Paris, Gstaad, St Tropez, the Amalfi coast, Miami – Tulum, the Mexican Caribbean jewel with sugary sand beaches and turquoise waters, stands out as an emerging destination with comparatively low prices.
Tulum is beloved by many celebrities, fashionable New Yorkers, jet-setting Brazilians and other South Americans.
Emergence of Tulum
For long time, Tulum was a favorite destination of hippie backpackers, till it started emerging as a spot where celebrities went to hide in rustic, wind and solar-powered beach bungalows. Eventually, the word spread, attracting more celebrities and New York fashion crowd. Tulum developed into a blend of rustic, eco glamour, and emerged as an eco-chic destination. Following the trend, hotels and restaurants started upgrading, new fancy shops opened and revival was noticeable in every area.
Real estate prices
Suddenly, real estate of the formerly sleepy Mexican Caribbean village was vibrant and very attractive. From 2012 till 2014 beach land prices went from $75 USD for 1sq m up to $150 USD, while in 2007 the price was only $30-40 USD.
Still, the prices are very low compared to other main jet-setters’ destinations. Comparing to St. Barts, where 1 sq m of land starts at $930 USD, Tulum is a find with a future.
St. Barts, if you are not arriving on a private jet, is more than 10 hours away from New York. Tulum, on the other hand, is a 3-hour flight away, and half an hour away from Miami (plus 90 min drive), which makes it a perfect weekend destination.
Walking, no driving
New Yorkers do not drive, and those from other places need to relax from driving. Tulum is joyously a no-drive place. You walk, bike or take taxis. St. Barts, Mustique and other glam destinations require driving.
More laid back
Tulum is more laid back than St. Barts. St. Barts has beautiful beaches, but it is hardly the place to be alone in nature and to relax – it’s more about glam, parties, expensive restaurants and designer clothes. Tulum’s fashion is all about beach casual and relaxed. Besides, the beach town is known for beach yoga, spas, meditation and other shamanic Mayan relaxation techniques.
Tulum is green and eco-chic. That means going back to basics, preserving nature, and wrapping yourself in feel-good atmosphere created by wind and solar-powered hotels and restaurants.
Villa rentals are expensive: great reason to invest in real estate
Both in St. Barts and Tulum, rental villas are expensive, though St. Barts is still certainly taking the lead with about $5,000 a week during low season and $18,000 a week during holidays. Both destinations share one feature: hotel rooms are scarce. So for those thinking about an investment, a villa in both St. Barts and Tulum is guaranteed to bring income from rentals. Except that it is much more affordable to acquire one in Tulum. You can find an amazing beachfront land of 5 acres for $800,000 and build your lavish villa there for another $200,000. The value of a finished villa is about $3 million.
Both St. Barts and Tulum are attractive destination for jetsetters. However, those looking for more relaxation, proximity and much lower real estate prices, are starting to invest in Tulum.
About Riviera Maya Property Consultants
Riviera Maya Property Consultants is a company founded by professionals from the U.S. and Europe. Based in Tulum, RMPC has formed close ties with local land sellers, and offers land purchase for the best market value, as well as architectural services, construction and property management.
For more information, please visit www.rivieramayapropertyconsultants.com
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