The Best Coastal Destinations in Mexico

September 18, 2015

Mexico’s beaches have a well earned reputation as some of the most beautiful in the world. This top coastal destination has plenty to offer to its visitors from dramatic rock formations carved by the Pacific, exciting nights full of parties and good times, to serene beaches that take you away from the tourist-flocked attractions. Whatever your preference, Mexico has surely something that will entice and enchant you, creating a truly memorable vacation experience that will last for a lifetime. Barra de Potosi This serene fishing village, 26 kilometers from Zihuatanejo is the exact opposit[...]

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History of Mérida, The Center of the Yucatan

August 13, 2015

Learn about the rich history of Mérida which was named after a town in Extremadura, Spain, Mérida (Augusta Emérita in Latin), capital of the state of Yucatán, was founded on January 6, 1542 by Francisco de Montejo y Léon “el Mozo” (the Younger/the Boy). He was the son of Francisco de Montejo “el Adelantado” (the Older), who 15 years earlier was forced to leave Chichén Itzá due to pressure from the indigenous Maya. The younger de Montejo bided his time and launched a second invasion from the city of Campeche (which he had founded in 1540). By the mid-1500s, much of Yucatán had b[...]

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New High Rise Residential Developments

August 9, 2015

The Grand Dame of Yucatán has, within its borders, gorgeous colonial homes, historic properties, and beachfront estates. With such a stunning collection of real estate, why even consider Mérida’s growing selection of high rises? Well, there’s something about living on the top. Prepare for scenic views of Mérida and its surrounding backcountry from one of the city’s newest high-rise residential developments. Get to know some of these properties here. Country Towers Mérida Experience a life of luxury in one of Country Towers’ comfortable condo units. The development consists of thr[...]

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Your New Life Begins South of the Border

August 7, 2015

With unbelievably beautiful beaches, an unbeatable climate, a rich and unique history, top-notch healthcare, a thriving business environment, and a very affordable cost of living, Mexico is a paradise for those looking for the perfect place to live, work, and play. Welcome to, the only guide you need to help you get your new life in Mexico started. Built by Property Professionals Mexico Real Estate & Development, this site is designed to help you locate what you’ve been looking for quickly, effectively, and easily. Whether you’re looking for a dream home in the Yu[...]

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Mérida Mexico Real Estate – Mérida Homes for Sale

August 6, 2015

The largest city as well as the capital of Yucatán, Mérida was named after the town of Mérida located in Extremadura, Spain. It was founded in 1542 by Francisco de Montejo y León, and built on the ancient Mayan city of T’ho (“City of Five Hills”), which was the center of Mayan culture and activities for centuries. Today, Mérida is considered one of the largest commercial and cultural hubs of the Yucatán Peninsula. Here, residents and tourists alike can enjoy visiting museums, art galleries, and numerous shopping and dining opportunities. The city is a very popular attraction for[...]

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Safety in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

August 1, 2015

With its rich history, breathtaking architecture, and tons of enjoyable attractions, the city of Mérida is one of the Mexico’s most appealing and popular areas to live in and visit. Best of all, the city is considered the safest city in the whole country. It has a very quiet and relaxed environment, and the crime rate here is very low compared to other cities in the country – there’s an apparent feeling of security you get just by walking down its streets. In fact, it’s safer even than Wyoming or Idaho and you’re more likely to run into trouble on the streets of Bloomington, Indiana[...]

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Why Mérida Has Become a Haven for Expats

July 28, 2015

People of all ages and from different parts of the world come to Mérida. The expat community here is growing, with newcomers discovering a laid-back, culturally rich and affordable lifestyle. There are countless possibilities to explore and enjoy in Mérida – whether right in the city, exploring historic Maya sites, at the beach, or simply in your own home. There’s a strong feeling of belongingness. A Comfortable Climate and Beautiful Setting Its location gives the city a relatively warm, enjoyable climate (26 °C average throughout the year). The cool breezes from the Gulf of Mexico dr[...]

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Mérida and the Yucatán: an Economic Destination

July 25, 2015

Mérida is not only a cultural center but a financial powerhouse in Mexico as well, with investors from all over the world flocking to trade, invest, and set up shop in the Yucatán capital. If you’re thinking of investing in property in the area, here are some things you should know about Mérida’s economic profile to see why all kinds of businesses from all around the world are establishing their presence here. For the past 30 years, Mexico has adopted the privatization of government-owned companies to cultivate liberal practices in international trade. Mérida, the capital city of t[...]

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Mayan History and Yucatecan Culture

July 14, 2015

The Maya Civilization is an ancient civilization of Mesoamerica principally renowned for their Maya script as well as for their many advancements in the domains of art, architecture, agriculture, mathematics and astronomy. It is the most studied pre-Columbian civilization together with the Aztecs and the Incas. During the pre-Colombian period, the Maya Empire occupied areas that are today part of Southeastern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, western portions of the Honduras and El Salvador. The history of this great civilization is often divided into 3 principal periods: Preclassic This period w[...]

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Centro Histórico Mérida – Mérida Mexico Real Estate

July 7, 2015

Mérida is home to the third largest centro histórico (historic center) district in all of the Americas (the other two being Mexico City and Havana, Cuba). The district features a neat grid layout, where visitors will find many buildings constructed during the colonial period, throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Aside from its elegant historical buildings, Mérida’s centro histórico is popular for its picturesque streets and avenues that exude an Old World charm. In recent years, the district has experienced an influx of not only tourists, but homebuyers as well, who are drawn to th[...]

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How to Buy in Mexico

June 2, 2015

So you’re interested in purchasing real estate in Mexico. To help you in this endeavor, here are some things you should know about buying real estate in the country. The buying process is almost the same as it is in the United States. This works to your advantage, especially if you’re really familiar with the buying process in America. Of course, there are certain additional steps you need to take when buying real estate in Mexico, or in any other foreign country, for that matter. In your case, you need to get acquainted with things such as a Fideicomiso or a bank trust.Another importa[...]

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Small Outlying Towns of Merida

May 17, 2015

Small outlying towns of Mérida – most famously known as La Ciudad Blanca – is a cultural force on its own, but step beyond its boundaries and a whole new world opens up to you. The surrounding cities and towns will serve as baby steps in your quest to explore the rest of the Yucatán. Tixkokob Its name might mean “place of poisonous snakes” in the Mayan language, but Tixkokob is far from lethal. This picturesque town is just a short drive away from Mérida. It’s a small town that allows visitors an intimate peek at everyday life in the Yucatán, from their traditional Mayan cu[...]

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Quality of Life, Cost of Living & Medical Care in Mérida

May 8, 2015

When it comes to relocating to a completely new place, it’s completely understandable to have some doubts. Mérida is a great place, but if you need a little more convincing, then this page might just help you make up your mind. Great Quality of Life for Less We can’t tell you just how much it’ll cost you to live in Mexico – it all depends on your spending habits and lifestyle choices – but we can guarantee that living in Mérida will significantly cost you less than living in, say, the US. Here are some reasons why: Basic food commodities such as fruits, vegetables, and ot[...]

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Mérida’s Defining Features: City Squares, Churches, Free Internet & More

April 26, 2015

Wonderful colonial architecture, a rich Mayan past, warm people, and a perfect climate – it’s easy to fall in love with Mérida. A City of Plazas Plaza Grande, without a doubt, is Mérida’s centerpiece. Located in Downtown Mérida, the plaza is surrounded by stucco buildings painted in delightful light colors. Instead of neat and trim lawns and gardens, the plants in Plaza Grande are allowed to grow the way nature intended them to: uninhibited and free. Large trees provide ample shade, adding to Plaza Grande’s cool and languid atmosphere. Méridanos often meet up with friends in [...]

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What to expect when being an Expat

April 16, 2015

Have you ever considered retiring to Mexico? If you have ever contemplated the fun idea you know there are plenty of advantages to retiring to Mexico. Mexico is close to home, has cheaper prices and beautiful year round warm weather. Mexico also has extremely friendly immigration laws for those looking to retire. People with pensions as low as $1,000 USD a month can apply for a permanent resident visa or $500 USD if the foreigner owns property in Mexico. Our company has helped many foreigners find their dream home in Mexico. Here is a list of the top 5 reasons why our clients decided to ret[...]

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