This is one of the top beach destinations in the world according to Tripadvisor
Nestled at the end of a stunning Caribbean coastline, surrounded by untamed jungle, ancient forest cities, a protected nature reserve, and the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, lies one of the world's best-kept secrets...for now.
Here you'll find miles of crescent-shaped, coral-sand beaches, lapped by turquoise waters. The world's second-longest coral reef hugs the seashore. You won't find high-rise condos, giant shopping malls, or screaming spring-break crowds on these tranquil beaches.
Million-dollar homes and chic boutique hotels dot this coastline. Home to a protected biosphere and UNESCO world heritage site, ancient Mayan ruins and lush green jungle, this is a pristine unspoiled paradise. It's the quintessential Caribbean...
These beaches boast the same sugar-white sand and clear blue waters you'll see in Cancun. But this tranquil getaway managed to stay off the radar, attracting a chic and trendy set looking to escape from crowded resorts.
This tiny town started as a backpacker retreat - a collection of thatched huts on the sand, surrounded by beachside jungle. But it's now turning into an upscale eco-destination, where travelers pay up to $500 a night to practice yoga on the beach and stay in minimalist suites with solar-powered flat screen televisions and iPod docking stations.
This area receives hundreds of thousands of tourists a year, but chances are you've never even heard of this small Caribbean outpost.
But its fabulous beaches are not The Big Secret...
What you really need to know is...
Even now, as travel industry giants like Conde Nast and Tripadvisor rave about the beauty of this Caribbean paradise, not many people realize that you can buy here without draining your bank balance.
And that's only the start of this hot investment story. You see, this is the Caribbean's Next Big Thing.
This place won't stay secret much longer. Think of Roatan in the Bay Islands and Ambergris Caye in Belize...undiscovered until the mainstream media reported on their epic beaches and laid-back lifestyle. And we can see that happening here...
Its "Big Brother" Has always Overshadowed Tulum - until Now
The mainstream is slowly catching on to Tulum. It's a small town at the southern end of Mexico's Riviera Maya that everyone's raving about as the ultimate luxury vacation spot...
But they haven't tuned into the opportunities to buy!
Sure, the rich and famous vacation here...but for now, you can still claim your slice of this Caribbean before the market explodes.
Today, Tulum is a couple of quiet streets with beachfront hostels, bars and boutique hotels. That's set to change. It's a unique time for this market...where right now you can buy a luxury condo for $201,000, in a five-star resort where others are paying up to $270 a night to vacation. I'll give you all the details you need to secure one of these condos later.
But first let me tell you little more about the story of events that has Tulum on the edge of a boom. It's not just all this media attention that will turn Tulum into the Next Big Thing...
It's the quintessential Caribbean...
The Last Undeveloped Stretch of Caribbean Coastline
Why is Tulum so affordable? And how has it managed to remain off the radar for so long?
With Conde Nast calling its beaches 'near perfect'... Tripadvisor ranking it one of the top beach destinations in the world...boasting a world famous protected biosphere, and ancient Mayan ruins, it's certainly not lacking in natural beauty.
It's simple...Tulum has always been overshadowed by Cancun.
The Mexican government earmarked Cancun for development back in the 1960s. They spent millions of dollars transforming a scrubby coconut plantation lacking in basic infrastructure into the tourist hot spot that is Cancun today. Cancun got the government investment, the airport, the infrastructure, the hotels, the marketing, the media coverage, and (of course) the tourists. The area boomed, and real estate prices skyrocketed.
Think back... Cancun started as a deserted strip of beach with no electricity or phone lines, and no paved streets. In 1976, land changed hands for $3.70 a square foot. Today it sells for 20 times that.
Thirty years ago, Cancun didn't exist. Today, Cancun's hotel zone with its high-rise buildings, gourmet restaurants, and U.S.-style shopping malls attracts more than 3 million visitors a year.
You have to admit, the Mexican government transformed Cancun. And now they're looking south, along the Riviera Maya, to Tulum.
Mexico's Riviera Maya is Now Set to Take Center Stage.
The Mexican government is committed to transforming this stretch of Caribbean coast into the next "in" tourist destination. They know what they're doing. After all, they did this with Cancun...
Last year, Mexico's Riviera Maya greeted more than 3.6 million visitors. That's a big number, an increase of more than 200% since the year 2000. And the government plans for the Riviera Maya are even more ambitious...
They aim to triple tourist numbers over the next decade. But they don't just want any old tourist. Far from it. They plan to attract high-end tourists. The kind of tourist that wants yoga on the beach at sunrise and healing massages. The kind that appreciates ancient history, nature and gourmet food. The kind that spend more money when they vacation...
Along the Riviera Maya, the government is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve accessibility. Playa del Carmen already has a new road system that bypasses the town, making it quicker to get to Tulum. And the government is investigating the possibility of a new international airport in Tulum, too.
Tulum Is Set to Explode
Tulum is set to explode. We watched this happen in Cancun...and then in Playa del Carmen.
Fifteen years ago in Playa, you could buy a corner lot for $10,000. Today, the ground floor retail unit on that lot would rent for up to $20,000 per month...and a condo on the beach can set you back up to $600,000.
Tulum has always been a "boutique" destination. Lessons learned the hard way in Cancun should keep it that way. There are already strict density and environmental regulations in place to preserve the natural beauty. Height restrictions, for example, mean you should never see a string of high-rise towers along the beach.
Unlike Cancun, the Riviera Maya is being developed to cater for high end tourists. In fact, the media is already calling Tulum the 'Un-Cancun'.
Only 80 Miles of Coastline...An Investor's Dream
National parks cover more than two million acres of land along this coast. With the Caribbean Sea on one side... protected land and Mayan ruins on the other... you have a classic 'high-demand, limited-inventory' story, much as you see with island destinations, where land is at a premium.
That means buyers and renters chasing limited inventory. These conditions make Tulum an investor's dream...
Right now, Tulum offers a unique opportunity to snap up undervalued Caribbean property: And the key here is undervalued, but not completely undeveloped.
You're not looking at endless hours on bumpy roads, or journeys in tiny planes to get here.
And with this opportunity, you're not relying on the promise of infrastructure. This resort boasts first-rate infrastructure - beach clubs, swimming pools, good paved roads, a 27-hole golf course, medical center, stores, and a choice of restaurants, bars and cafes, all on your doorstep.
Keeping You Ahead of the Mainstream
While the mainstream media has only just discovered the stunning beaches and natural beauty of the Riviera Maya, we've scoured this coastline... scouted out the best beaches, the best resorts, the best properties... met the developers...ruled out the mediocre, and ruled in the top properties for investment. We've already done the leg-work for you.
In 2009, some of our readers bought penthouses in a condo hotel in the same resort for $199,000. Ten months later, similar units were listed for $249,000. And this was before all the recent media interest...never mind the tourist boom yet to come!
But don't worry. It's not too late for you to stake your claim here. I'll give you full details of how you can check out Tulum for only $180 per person in a moment...
First, there is one more piece to this story...
And this is the inside line that you only get on the ground, spending time with key contacts.
Our top pick for Tulum is located in a five-star beach and golf resort. The owner opened up small parcels of resort land to developers. I'm keen on this particular opportunity, because the resort infrastructure is first-class, and the project comes from a solid developer with a proven track record in delivering quality builds.
In March 2010, the swine flu epidemic from the year before had left most tourist hotspots in Mexico half-empty. Yet this resort was almost back up to full capacity.
You see, the Spanish company who own this resort also owns Europe's second biggest travel agency, Soltour, which sells and runs 2.5 million vacations every year...
If (like many investors) you decide to wait until things are really booming before you sell, you can reap in the rental returns while you wait. Not only will you have the Mexican government marketing your town but you have your own 'travel agency' bringing in tourists directly to the very resort you own in. And we know that many of those vacationers come initially to stay in a hotel. But when they return, they often prefer to rent a private condo or villa.
The luxury homes developer Benjamin Beja is building at Tao are perfect for the chic Tulum set. Whether you are buying here as an investment or plan to retire in luxury...you can rent the property out when you're not here, and watch the checks roll in...
But don't take my word for it. Come see for yourself. Our next chill weekend is scheduled for August 29th - September 1st, 2013. Join us for four days in this stunning five-star beach resort, and you can check out our top pick for an affordable Caribbean buy for yourself.
The Boom Is Just Beginning
Three years ago, Benjamin Beja spotted the huge opportunity here, and decided to build condos in the Gran Bahia resort. We brought this early-in deal to our readers in March 2009...and they jumped at the chance to buy luxury condos at an affordable price in a five-star Caribbean resort. Those condos quickly sold out.
But it's not too late to get your foothold in this market before prices explode.
Tao, Benjamin's second development, is located next door to his first, right alongside the Robert Trent Jones II golf course.
Owners in Tao get full use of the resort amenities at a reduced rate. The resort's truly a first class experience ...with cafes and restaurants and bars, beach clubs, luxury spas, the medical center, the stores...and the golf club and clubhouse.
And owners at Tao get an extra layer of amenities thanks to the Tao Wellness Center. Here, you can swim in lap pools, work out in the fitness center, or practice yoga and meditation.
A traditional temazcal (pre-Hispanic sweat lodge) at the Tao Center
You can also take part in classes on salsa, Mexican cooking, or get some tips on speaking Spanish. The Tao Wellness Center will host guest speakers too, with topics ranging from the mysteries of the ancient Maya to inner well-being. It's all part of the Tao mind/body wellbeing program put together by Jonathan Ellerby (former spiritual director of Canyon Ranch).
And when you're ready to head down to one of the 'world's top beaches' a 10-minute shuttle ride whisks you to and from the beach and main hotel amenities. Every luxury is right on your doorstep!
You have all the luxuries of a five-star resort - including this golf course - on your doorstep
If you're interested in real estate investment, Tulum should be on your radar. If you want to own a home close to a pristine Caribbean beach, with a golf course and a slew of amenities...at early-in, ground floor pricing...then you should definitely check Tao out first-hand.
Own at Tao from $800 a Month
Luxury condos at Tao (town homes and residences are also available) with 969 square feet of interior and exterior space, start from $201,000. Plus, the developer is offering attractive financing terms. You make a down payment, and monthly payments of $800, plus an annual balloon payment.
This deal makes a luxury Caribbean lifestyle affordable. Vacationers next door could be paying up to $1155 a week to holiday where you live...
These same vacationers would be happy to rent your property while you are away. Although if my day started with a swim in the warm crystal-clear waters of one of the world's top beaches and ended with watching the sun set over an unspoiled Caribbean skyline-I don't think I'd be in any hurry to leave...
One of the town homes in Tao - they will make perfect rentals for the chic Tulum set
Try the Tao Lifestyle for Size...for $180
While all of this all seems tempting--gorgeous coastline, an established resort with five star amenities, and good opportunities for rental income, as you know we always advise you to buy what you see. So, why not check out this stunning location in person?
We've arranged a four-day chill weekend trip this August 29th - September 1st, 2013 that will make it possible for you to explore Tulum, and the stunning setting for Tao. Explore first-hand the resort, the clubhouse, the golf course...experience the location, the climate...talk to the locals, get a feel for your would-be neighborhood...whatever is most important to you. You can ask your questions first-hand--based on what you see.
Plus, we have arranged everything to ensure you travel with ease and in style...
Simply book your flight to Cancun and Benjamin's team will pick you up at the airport, bring you to the Gran Bahia resort, wine and dine you...you'll enjoy the resort's amenities...for only $180 per person. I hate to say it... but the trip would be well worth it, even if you never looked at a single property!
But there won't be any pressure. Benjamin knows these affordable, quality homes in a stunning Caribbean resort will sell themselves. This is not a hard sell trip. Enjoy yourself.
These pristine beaches offer the ultimate luxury vacation... swim in the clear waters, swing in the hammock under the shade of palm trees dotted along the white sands, snorkel the reef, explore the ruins...if you don't like what you see (although I think you will), you can skip this investment opportunity and indulge yourself in a Caribbean lifestyle...even if it's only for a few days...
The next trip runs from August 29th - September 1st, 2013.
Spaces are limited to only 20 attendees, so I strongly urge you to reserve your spot today.
P.S. This quiet Caribbean outpost is transforming itself into the Next Big Thing as we speak, so don't miss out on your chance to own here ...contact us today for details of Tao, even if you can't make the next trip.