Posted By on January 1, 2015

Real Estate in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a small city located along the shores of the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo. About an hour-and-a-half south of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is one of the most popular tourist cities in the eastern part of Mexico.

Unlike Cancun, Playa del Carmen is officially located in the region known as the prestigious Riviera Maya. The region, which begins just south of Cancun, runs to Tulum and the Sian Ka’an reserve, totaling 121 kms in length.

beaches of playa del carmenPlaya del Carmen, referred to as Playa by locals, is a stop for many cruise ships which dock about six miles south of the city at Calica. Playa has its own water transportation in the way of modern, fast ferries that run passengers and cars from the mainland over to the island of Cozumel.

The city of Playa has a large expat population that consist of Canadians, Americans and various Europeans as well as South Americans.  The overall atmosphere of Playa is much more laid back than Cancun, and for many reasons, has become a popular choice for those looking to buy property.

If you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Playa del Carmen, you can check out our constantly updated real estate listings.

Aside from expats, Playa is also very popular with young traveling backpackers from around the world. Playa is so popular with global tourists that the small city has three foreign consulates to represent the United States, Canada and Italy.

What was once a fishing town has turned into a small bustling city that has yet to lose its natural charm.

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