May 24, 2024

Is it a good time to invest in Tulum?

Tulum is a town on the mind of many investors who are aware of the urban potential of this paradise in the Riviera Maya. That is why Tulum has been placed on the list of one of the best cities to live in Mexico. In this article, we will outline all the reasons why many investors aim to invest in Tulum properties, seeking a high return on their investment.

The main attraction of Tulum is its great respect of nature and of sustainable architecture, without losing the comfort and availability of services that characterize a metropolis.

Besides, it is a much quieter tourist alternative, with an exceptional climate and is just as attractive as cities like Cancun and Playa del Carmen. In fact, Mexicans prefer buying properties in Tulum and using them for family vacations and for renting for the rest of the year. In our article about Tulum pre-construction condos, we talk to you about all the benefits you can get in Tulum's real estate investments during the pre-sale stage.

We already know real estate is one of the safest long-term investments you will make in your life, but why choose properties in Tulum?

6 reasons to invest in Tulum

Tulum is a wonderful town for many reasons. Here we will highlight those that make it a very profitable bet and one of the most desired locations by Mexican and foreign investors alike.

1.  Heart of sustainable development in Mexico

Sustainable development continues to be an increasingly interesting topic, as companies are becoming more conscious about the exploitation of resources. Leaving a resource-rich planet for future generations is a priority that businesses are keeping in mind in Tulum - a city full of natural reserves and archaeological sites.

Sian Ka'an reserve in Tulum, Mexico
The Sian Ka'an reserve in Tulum is considered a world heritage site and its name means "gate of heaven" due to its great biodiversity.

The sustainable essence of Tulum is also reflected in the ecotourism that got introduced here, following certain criteria to preserve the environment and guaranteeing all tourists an unforgettable and quality experience.

This town is implementing a responsible urban design that helps maintain the biodiversity and natural wealth of the area. Consequently, new real estate developments in Tulum are nestled in nature and adhere to sustainable building practices. These properties intelligently utilize resources and are strategically located to safeguard natural spaces.

Solar panels at rooftops of the Tulum's investment property, Mayab Tulum.
Our new development Mayab Tulum features a solar power plant, and 60% of the project is a protected natural area for local flora and fauna, differentiating it for an excellent real estate investment in Tulum.

2.  Investment regulated by laws

One of the greatest advantages of investing in the area is the fact that Tulum's real estate investment has been supported by the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals for 10 years. In addition, in Quintana Roo, the state to which Tulum belongs, the activity of real estate professionals is regulated by the Real Estate Law.

This legal framework allows all the parties involved in the real estate investment process, that is, agents, developers and buyers, to do business in a safe manner. All activity is regulated by these laws and institutions, which serve as a guide and support for anyone who wants to invest in Tulum.

3.  In the sight of many foreigners

Foreign residents seek to spend their retirement years in this jewel of the Caribbean, surrounded by white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. This implies that you can buy and rent properties in Tulum in dollars, thus protecting your investment by using a stable currency.

In addition, the possibilities to invest in Tulum are very diverse, since you can buy a house, an apartment, a condo or even a hotel room. There is a variety of real estate properties in Tulum adapted to each and every investor.

Infinity pool at rooftop of our real estate development 525 Tulum
The 1-bedroom condo at our real estate development 525 Tulum in 2022 and 2023 generated after-tax ROI of 15% and 10% respectively, averaging the occupancy rate of 78%.

4.  Tourism flow

The tourist flow in Tulum continues to increase year after year. In 2023, the city recorded a hotel occupancy rate of 98%, demonstrating a continuous demand for accommodation in the area. Additionally, tourism experienced a 12% growth compared to the previous year. This upward trend underscores the increasing appeal of Tulum among travelers. In addition to its natural and historical charms, the city offers a varied gastronomic offer and a lively nightlife, factors that contribute to its popularity as a tourist destination.

In fact, in our article of the best 7 things to do and see in Tulum, you can get an idea ​​of the most favorite activities of tourists who visit the town, or you can explore the various neighborhoods of Tulum with our comprehensive guide: Discover Tulum: A guide to its unique neighborhoods.

The Paradise Beach (Spanish: Playa Paraíso) in Tulum is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

For this reason, you will know that buying a vacation condo, a hotel room or even a restaurant business would be a great real estate investment opportunity in Tulum. In addition, properties are revalued every year, so you can sell your home at a higher price, obtaining a capital gain, especially if you acquired your property in presale.

5.  Infrastructure projects in Tulum

The new infrastructure projects in Tulum are transforming the town's connectivity with the rest of Mexico. The construction of a second track south of the city has commenced, leading to an increase in investment opportunities. Several real estate companies are already developing projects in this area, capitalizing on the growth potential it offers.

Furthermore, in October 2022, the construction of an international airport in Tulum was officially announced, which was completed in March 2024. This significant project will not only facilitate travel to and from Tulum but also drive economic growth by creating jobs and attracting commercial investments.

The Tulum airport operates flights to various cities both domestically and internationally. Among the domestic destinations are Mexico City, Cancun, Guadalajara, and Monterrey. Additionally, it offers international flights to destinations such as Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and several cities in Europe and South America. This extensive network of air connections promises to increase Tulum's accessibility and visibility in the tourism and commercial sectors, thereby contributing to its economic development and consolidation as a premier destination.

Moreover, Tulum will be a key stop on the route of the Tren Maya, whose operation is scheduled to begin in 2024. This integration into the national railway network will not only improve access to the city but also open up new opportunities for local economic development and real estate investment.

In summary, these projects are creating a very positive outlook for the growth and economic prosperity of Tulum, establishing it as a hub of commercial and tourist activity in Mexico.

In summary, a real estate investment in Tulum is an exciting opportunity! It's crucial to gather all the necessary information to make an informed decision. Understanding the process is essential, so exploring our guide on How to Buy Property in Tulum is an excellent starting point.

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