Investing in the Riviera Maya

Growth. Stability. Solid Returns on Investment.

Find out why so many people are investing in real estate throughout the Riviera Maya, and how Virgin Realty Mexico continues to maximize opportunities for clients across Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Tulum and Cancun.

Investing Riviera Maya Real Estate, in a world of constant change, people really just want stability. When it comes to investing, real estate–unlike higher risk stocks and low yielding bonds–has historically proven to be a sound choice for steadfast growth and opportunity.

With turnkey, income-producing properties and exciting mixed-used developments, the Riviera Maya has definitely made its way on the international radar in recent years.

Since the start, Virgin Realty Mexico has been part of the tremendous transformation happening throughout the destination. So whether you’re looking to diversify your portfolio or just want to reposition your IRA for higher returns, our stellar team is here to guide you as you reach your goals in one of the fastest growing areas of the world.

To date, Virgin Realty Mexico has helped investors from far-reaching corners of the globe including the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Our dynamic portfolio offers a vast range of lucrative real estate projects across Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Tulum and Cancun–all of which align with the diverse investment needs of of our client base, from first-time investors to seasoned business moguls and more.

We invite you to discover why more and more people are choosing the Riviera Maya to be part of their investing strategy now and for the future.

Investing Riviera Maya Real Estate

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Income-producing properties

Considered the most conservative way of investing in the Riviera Maya with Playa del Carmen and Tulum as the two hotspots showing the greatest returns. People gravitate toward this type of investment for several reasons–the potential for a high return, access for personal enjoyment and the ability to use funds from an IRA and 401k for the transaction. Virgin Realty Mexico is known for finding the best properties in the most ideal locations for rental returns. As a result, our clients are able to take advantage of a growing market, as well as realize upside appreciation and consistent rental rates and returns.

  • Conservative Investment
  • Ability to Use IRA/401k
  • Returns Range From Guaranteed 5% to Averaging Between 8-12% Net
  • Investors Can Use Property as Vacation/Retirement Home
  • Easy to Manage

Land banking

Although often overlooked and underused, this strategy which involves acquiring land and putting cash into a tangible, fixed asset, continues to be the foundation of real estate investment.

Unlike savings or stocks, this type of investment is more reliable and has the potential to yield high returns, as it did for John Jacob Astor, who used land banking to purchase large tracts of land, in what is now known as Manhattan, making him the first multimillionaire in the United States. Virgin Realty Mexico will help investors pursue this strategy in one of the fastest growing areas in Latin America and where the next big boom is happening.

  • Conservative Investment
  • Huge returns up to 300% ROI
  • Easy to maintain and manage
  • No overhead or monthly fees


Hot spot for investors. On the forefront of the hotel market in both Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Virgin Realty Mexico is always the first to know what is coming on the market.

Hotel owners and brokers come directly to our firm to list their hotels as they are familiar with our large clientele base, vast network of investors, extensive experience and ability to facilitate a fast and seamless transaction. Our areas of expertise include large hotel acquisitions and boutique hotels.

  • Historical Performance Data
  • Year-round Tourism
  • Tax Benefits & Shelter
  • Average Returns Between 15-25% ROI
  • 80% Average Hotel Occupancy in Riviera Maya

Rent rolls

Similar to income producing properties, this type of investment is great for generating cash flow. Rent rolls are created a number of ways including acquiring an entire building for the sole purpose of renting the units, developing a condominiums for the sole purpose of renting units out, purchasing blocks of existing condominium buildings, and strategically acquiring units of different sizes in different locations to diversify the roll.

  • Lower Overhead and Reduced Management Costs
  • Tax Benefits and Shelter
  • A Diversified Portfolio


With a booming market and a stream of consistent sales, developing in the Riviera Maya has attracted strong interest from investors over the last 10 years.

There are numerous reasons that developing has become so lucrative here including the fact that not only are labor and materials inexpensive in Mexico, they are also expensed in pesos; the market value is comparable to high-end cities such as Miami; sales transactions are in U.S. dollars; and finally, the USD is extremely strong compared to the MXP.

  • Obtainable Construction Loans $1 to 3 Million USD
  • Inexpensive Labor and Materials
  • Revenue in U.S. Dollars

Joint venture partnerships

Common when partnering with a local business to enter a foreign market, a joint venture partnership is a business arrangement comprised of two or more parties that combine resources to achieve a specific objective. There are times that establishing a JV with a local entity is the only way of entering a country given the restrictions on foreigners entering their market.

  • Entering Related Businesses That Previously Presented High Barriers to Entry
  • Gaining Access to Expertise Without the Need to Hire More Staff
  • Establishing a Presence in New, Untapped Markets, Including International Opportunities
  • Proven Distribution Channels
  • Experience and Expertise in All Areas
  • Combining and Distributing of Capital

Medical tourism/outpatient housing

In Mexico, medical tourism is a vibrant industry that is only growing in popularity.

Worldwide, it accounts for 378,000 people electing to have a specialty surgery outside their home country and generates $140 million U.S. dollars says the Medical Tourism Authority. As for Mexico, the Secretary of Tourism reports that 1 million people visit the country for treatment, making it second only to Thailand. Naturally, housing for this market is in high demand. Plus, who wouldn’t want to travel to Mexico for a procedure at a fraction of the cost with a highly educated doctor, and then recover on the beach?

  • Guaranteed Returns
  • Consistent Occupancies
  • Fixed Rates
  • Rapid Industry Growth in Cancun and the Riviera Maya
  • Minimal Competition in the Marketplace