The Next Beachfront Play On Mexico's Caribbean

The Next Beachfront Play On Mexico’s Caribbean

Plus: Getting Your Money Out Of A Foreign Country

March 10, 2015
Sisal, Yucatan, Mexico

US$1=15.2 Mexican pesos

Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader,

Cabo San Lucas is famous as a hot destination for tourists and celebrities alike, and is commonly known for its high-end real estate… but it wasn’t always that way.

Prior to 1974, the Mexican government decided to focus on the infrastructure and highways to Cabo, in order to enable it to become a tourist destination. With the development of the Transpeninsular Highway (also known as the Mexican Federal Highway), tourist developments started popping up, and Cabo became known to the world as a place to own a beach vacation home, drink tequila, or go sport fishing.

Early adopters of the commercial and residential opportunities in Cabo are still smiling over their early investments that have produced huge returns for Continue reading

Photo near the author’s home on the Mexican Caribbean

11 Secrets To Buying Beachfront Property In Mexico

Plus: Dual Citizenship In Italy

Sisal, Mexico

US$1=13.25 Mexican pesos

Dear Overseas Property Alert reader,

Whether you are searching for your perfect beachfront home in Mexico or dreaming about it, these tips will help you discover your property and plan your purchase. From erosion to government restrictions, it’s important to know what to look for when buying a beachfront home in Mexico. 

1. Erosion Is The Enemy 
You have found the lot on the beach, now what? The next step is to make certain that it will still be there in the future. Seek a high elevation from the sea level. Obviously, the higher the better, but if you are on the windward or receiving end of a storm channel, look for at least 7 feet of elevation. This will help defend against erosion. Remember that erosion is your enemy, and if you don’t believe it, just look at the sliver of remaining beach in Cancun’s hotel zone.  Continue reading