In terms of heaven on earth, the Yucatan Peninsula has always been one of the most special destinations for the Holiday Taxis team. This is arguably the very same reason why ancient civilisations such as the Mayans had called this spot home for centuries. Boasting amazingly warm waters, a tropical environment and a booming property market, the Yucatan Peninsula is visited by countless tourists each and every season. So, what are a handful of the attractions that you can expect to enjoy and why might you never wish to leave once you arrive?
A Safe and Secure Environment
It is first important to point out that unlike other areas within Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula is not affected by crime and other issues which have plagued the country in recent times. There are two reasons for this observation. First, it is located quite far from the northern cities that are known for violence. Secondly, the government appreciates that this spot is a true paradise. It has therefore spent a great deal of money making certain that tourists and citizens alike remain safe at all times.
The Yucatan Peninsula is famed as offering stretches of coastline that appear as if they were painted by an artist. Some examples here include Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Cancun itself. Millions of visitors flock to these shores every year and due to the notably calm waters, these locations are particularly popular for families. It is also worth noting that a significant amount of investment has taken place all along the coast. High-rise luxury hotels, a host of quality restaurants and a vivid nightlife all tend to define the beaches here. The majority of businesses are fluent in English and nearly every desire can be catered to.
A Burgeoning Property Market
It should come as no great surprise that the entire region has also become famous for its growing property market. This is due in no small part to the fact that the prices here are incredibly amenable when compared to other locations associated with such an amazing climate. Major estate agencies such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s are therefore quite interested in snatching up the most sought-after locations.
Having said this, there are many other properties which can be found at reasonable prices for the average investor. Many of these are located only a stone’s throw away from the coast, so the appeal to the buyer is understandable. A growing number of individuals are choosing such locations as holiday homes or as long-term investment options.
Currency Exchange Rates
Anyone potentially interested in a property here will obviously be concerned with how the peso (the Mexican currency) is performing alongside the pound, the euro and the dollar. Most are pleased to learn that the peso is extremely undervalued and currently, it is one of the worst performing currencies in 2016. While the verdict is still out in regards to 2017 levels, investors can remain confident that they will enjoy extremely amenable exchange rates well into the future.
All investment issues aside, it is a well-known fact that the Yucatan Peninsula has always been known for its rich history and ancient ruins. Examples such as the stepped pyramid at Chichen Itza, the ruins of Kabah and the timeless city of Tulum are only three locations which require a first-hand experience to appreciate their beauty.
Whether arriving here for the weather, the investment opportunities or the sheer history, the Yucatan Peninsula is indeed a paradise brought down to earth. So, it is clear to see why you may never want to leave!