Just imagine it. A “For Sale” sign at Stonehenge? Real Estate ads for the Pyramids? MLS listings for Machu Picchu? Would you be shocked? Intrigued? Would you secretly desire to own a piece of history? Would you want to buy some land and perhaps build a dream home next to one of the Seven Wonders of the World?
Well if so, you might want to quickly head down to Tulum, Mexico.
Approximately one hour south of Cancun, 30 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, lies what the LA Times called “A Technicolor Dream”, what Conde Nast Magazine proclaimed to be the “World’s Best Beach” and what the Mayan Kings simply named Tulum or Zama meaning the city of Dawn. Simply put, Tulum is a Mayan Eden.
In November 2006 the American national newspaper USA Today in conjunction with the American television show Good Morning America revealed a list of New Seven Wonders. The Mayan Ruins near Tulum were named #7. For the first time in history some of this sacred Mayan Tulum Land is being titled and made available to purchase.
It is considered by the Financial Media to be some of the Hottest Real Estate in the World:
“Hottest of the Hot Spots” -USA Today
“Spain of 20 years ago” -London Financial Times (Wall St. Journal of England)
“Hottest section in Mexico” -Wall St. Journal
“A Gold Rush” -Travel and Leisure
A Protected, Finite and Scarce Opportunity
Tulum is the only Mayan city built on the Caribbean Sea. It is a World Class Archeological and Environmental Park as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site that the Famed Green Peace Ship, “Moby Dick” sat off the coast to protect for 30 straight days just a few years ago.
Tulum is now its own municipality with a new mayor who is also a Tulum Land Owner, and is therefore rapidly developing new roads and infrastructure greatly accelerating the growth and value of the jungle land. Tulum is also getting a new International Airport in 2012 that will service almost 1 million travelers in its first year alone.
Although Playa del Carmen, just north of Tulum, was listed as the Fastest Growing City in the World in 2006 by the Guinness Book of World Records, Tulum is projected to grow even faster. Having learned from the over-development of Cancun and even Playa del Carmen, Tulum is said to be strictly protected against high density growth forever.
Although it will grow fast, Tulum land development must keep inline with the strict environmental laws put in place to preserve the precious ecology, which will in turn increase land scarcity and thus increase land values exponentially over time.
So whether you like it or not, for better or for worse, there is a new 7 Wonder for Sale on the sacred shores of the Yucatan Peninsula. But you’d better hurry if you want to get a piece of Eden.
by Michael Zenn