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Posted by AmorTulum on 22 de November de 2022

I fell in love with the Riviera Maya in the 1980s while traveling in Mexico. For years I dreamed that someday I would find myself living here somewhere near the water. It seems like only yesterday that I was packing my bags and heading to Cancun to attend an International Conference on living in real estate investments abroad. It was on that trip, in 2013 that I bought my first investment property in Tulum. The condo delivered a year later and I moved in. That decision changed the course of my life forever and I couldn’t be happier.

I am from San Antonio, Texas and lived 25 years in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have spent much of my life back and forth across the border. I love Mexico, the culture, the language, the people and I love living in Tulum. I live and work full time here and it feels like home. Life is simple and the pace is slow, the people are happy and no one is in a hurry for anything.

This past weekend I kept it simple and spent time with good friends in Tankah Bay, we laughed, ate, drank, hiked, kayaked out to the reef and got massages on the beach. It was a perfect weekend, makes me look forward to the next one.

If you are considering Tulum as a place to invest, then you are considering one of the world’s top destinations of interest to international travelers, retirees and investors.

Whatever your plan, it is important to understand why people come to Tulum. This is not your average small town, Tulum is surrounded by natural wonders, north of town on a cliff. Over the water are the ruins of Tulum, built in the 13th century, and to the south is the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, with over 2000 square miles of Unesco-protected coastline, rainforests, mangroves and marshes. In its hinterland is Coba, an important Mayan settlement dating back to the first century.

In front of Tulum is the second largest coral reef in the world. Tulum sits atop one of the largest subway river systems in the world. All this mixed with white sand beaches and lush jungles make Tulum the best bucket list destination of all.

People from all over the world are attracted to Tulum. There is an open mindedness here that blends easily with the Mayan culture. With all the diversity comes exquisite food, great music, fashion, amazing art and sports of all kinds. Once known as a winter wonderland for snowbirds, Tulum is becoming a year-round destination with art, music, wellness, yoga, food and wine festivals year-round. It attracts not only locals, but North Americans and Canadians, Central and South Americans and Europeans who are arriving year round. If you pay close attention, you will hear the different languages spoken throughout the city.

Each week I will share different experiences and more information about living and investing as a foreigner in Mexico. Next week I will give an overview of the growth we are experiencing here and a breakdown of the different areas of Tulum.

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-Linda Valentine, living in Tulum.

Investor, Developer, Real Estate Broker.

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