Riviera Maya Blog

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Welcome to Paradise – Welcome to Akumal

February 15, 2018
As far as top-rated tourist destinations go, few will need an introduction to Mexico. As the rising star of the world’s most desirable places to take a break from real life, Mexico recently emerged and took its place among the top ten most visited countries in the world.…
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6 Reasons Why Off-Beach Is Better Than Oceanfront House

February 11, 2018
Most agents will agree, selling real estate is like selling dreams. It’s not just homes we are selling, it’s a new lifestyle, a different way of living, where the potential buyer’s imagination is only limited by their own creative mind. Yes, selling real estate is selling…
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Barefoot & Blissful – Living in Magical Tulum

January 19, 2018

Tulum - Mexico’s Favorite Pueblo Mágico

The entire Riviera Mayan tourism industry grew relatively recently out of just a small collection of cute Caribbean fishing villages. It wasn’t until the 1980’s when this naturally beautiful area of Mexico began to accelerate into becoming what…

Mexico’s Day of the Dead – a Joyous Celebration of Life

November 1, 2017

Everything you need to know about the Day of the Dead in Mexico...

There is a common misconception among people that the Day of the Dead is the Mexican version of Halloween. It stands to reason that people make this connection. Both events are at the…

The Expat’s Guide to Retiring in Mexico

October 5, 2017
We were recently speaking among our community of expat “locals” down here in the Riviera Maya, discussing the change we all went through when we first considered retiring in Mexico. Most of us agree it was when we were first planning on retiring…
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The Right Mexican Visas for Expats like US

October 4, 2017
Mexico has a clear policy on immigration which controls the country’s borders, yet provides welcoming access for citizens of the United States, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, or the European Union countries which are within the Schengen Area. We are automatically given a tourist visa upon…

How to Live Well in the Riviera Maya for US $980 per Month

October 3, 2017
Most people who are considering moving to the Riviera Maya begin their journey by searching for more details to back up the rumor that the cost of living down here is significantly lower than in the United States, Canada, or Europe. Of course, this is absolutely…
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[Security in the Riviera Maya] American expat point of view

October 2, 2017

For many years now, Mexico has shown a consistent rise in the number of visitors it has had across its borders, firmly establishing itself among the most desirable countries to visit on the planet. In 2016, Mexico had 35 million visitors - making it the 8th most popular tourist…

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