Coastal homes in Los Cabos, Mexico, continue to attract our attention, as authorities report increasing numbers of visitors each year. The Mexico Tourism Board reported that the country hosted 39.3 million international tourists in 2017, an increase of 12 percent versus the year before and one of the fastest rates of growth of any large destination in the world. Traffic to the Los Cabos airport was up 15.7 percent in 2017 over 2016, including a 17.7 percent jump in U.S. visitors.

Only a three-hour flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Los Cabos is a natural second home choice for North Texans. Among the residential choices in Los Cabos is the gated golf and beach community of Querencia, We’re taking a look at a spectacular home there built for indoor/outdoor entertaining with amazing views.  (more…)

 

Photos courtesy of La Amada Residences

Looking for a coastal home in Mexico? Meet La Amada Residences, a luxury residential community located in Playa Mujeres, a secluded seaside resort area on the northeast coast of Yucatán peninsula. Bordered to the east by the Caribbean and the west by natural areas, Playa Mujeres is 15 minutes north of Cancún. The La Amada community is the only residential offering in Playa Mujeres. The property includes 215 luxury mid-rise condominiums featuring contemporary Mexican design, with views ranging from the sea to a luxe marina to the lush wildlife wetlands of the Chacmochuc Lagoon nature reserve.

This June, La Amada is unveiling a new multi-million dollar beach club with infinity pools, a swim-up bar, tennis and paddle ball courts, a gourmet food shop and restaurant, and a world-class gym. Along with access to the beaches and boardwalks of the broader community, residents enjoy the Greg Norman-designed golf course of Playa Mujeres Golf Club; touring and zip-lining in the wetlands and rainforest jungle; fishing, snorkeling, and watersports; and spas and golf at nearby hotels and resorts. At $320,000, a one-bedroom La Amada condominium was named “steal of the week” in the March 16, 2018 issue of The Week magazine.

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With spring breaking, and wanderlust mounting, an invitation to Cuernavaca, Mexico, seemed the perfect antidote to the winter doldrums to which your sulky Fort Worth Friday correspondent has lately succumbed. As old as Mexico itself, Cuernavaca contains the oldest preserved colonial building in the Americas, the nearly 500-year-old Palacio de Cortés, built atop an earlier, demolished, Aztec structure. Fifty years ago, Cuernavaca was a sleepy little resort town of 35,000. Now at 350,000 souls, Cuernavaca is a big little place, with great shopping, frequent cultural events and even fewer reasons to return to the capital which, on a good day, is a short 45 minutes to the north.

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Brrrr! Seasonal temperatures were charming for the holidays, but unless there are fun snow sports involved, we’re ready for balmier weather. Time to check out beach-side properties. With direct flights clocking in at under three hours from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the sunny beaches of Los Cabos, Mexico, are an excellent place to start!

Twin Dolphin, a master-planned residential community being developed by Ohana Real Estate Investors, is situated along the “Golden Corridor” between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. The development is named for an iconic hotel that once stood on the site and had Texas ties. Built in 1977, the Twin Dolphin Hotel was a pet project of oilman David J. Halliburton, Sr.  It was a retreat sans phone or television hosting the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Bing Crosby, and John Wayne in its day. With the hotel gone, the Twin Dolphin property now offers homeowners a turnkey luxury lifestyle with chic housing options and the five-star amenities of a fine coastal resort.

The community’s flagship project, Maravilla Los Cabos, is a private oceanfront community encompassing 260 acres overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Residential options at Maravilla include homesites, custom homes, villas, and townhouses with a sophisticated modern aesthetic. And, there’s another property in the community opening soon — a resort plus residences project from a top-tier brand.  Click to here to find out more about this exceptional community in a gorgeous coastal destination where the temperature is 77 degrees Fahrenheit today.

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Riviera Maya Erosion

Photos courtesy of Mayakoba.

One of the world’s most beautiful beach destinations, Mayakoba, is undergoing a rehabilitation project to repair damage resulting from climate change. The eco-friendly Mayakoba resort development is set in the area known as “The Riviera Maya,” a 75-mile stretch south of Cancun on the Caribbean Coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Developed by OHL Desarrollos, Mayakoba is home to four luxury hotels, three of which offer private ownership residences.

Aquatic activities in the area revolve around the local stretch of the beautiful Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. Climate change has been taking a toll on the reefs, impacting trade winds and ocean currents resulting in loss of sand and beach erosion. A strategic alliance has come together to rehabilitate the coastal ecosystem at Mayakoba; it’s a pioneering effort which will perhaps spur other such projects throughout the world. Jump to read more about this lovely area and inspiring reclamation project:  (more…)

 

Norman Estates, Los Cabos

Photos and renderings courtesy of Rancho San Lucas

Golfers with Baja-leaning souls listen up: a stellar oceanfront golf resort with a luxury residential component in Cabo San Lucas is on the horizon, a partnership between famed golfer Greg Norman and the Solmar Group, longtime developers of award-winning resorts.

In early 2016, Rancho San Lucas on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula broke ground. Phase one, the Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort and The Residences at Rancho San Lucas is expected to open in winter 2017. Soon to follow is an 18-hole Greg Norman-designed golf course, and announced just today, Norman Estates at Rancho San Lucas is opening in 2018, the first community in Mexico under the umbrella of the lauded golfer’s global residential brand.

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Photo: Timothy Real Estate Group

Photo: Timothy Real Estate Group

Situated down the coast from the touristy and yet convenient Mexican beach city of Puerto Vallerta is Villa Kismet. This angular architecture with a stunning infinity pool is located in the Sierra del Mar at Los Arcos community.  This gated oceanfront community is located 15 minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta on the southern shores of Banderas Bay and has a private beach. Community amenities include a private beach club with a palapa lounge, snack bar, sunning terrace, swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym, wi-fi, and business center as well as beach services such as chaise lounges, umbrellas, towels, food and beverage service, ocean kayaks and snorkeling equipment.

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Organizations have worked hard to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Odile tore apart much of Cabo’s neighborhoods, destroying buildings in the process.

Faryn Masso Clark, founder of Facelogic spa, was living the good life as an expat in Cabo, but had to evacuate back to Texas after Hurricane Odile made landfall on Baja California Sur Sept. 15. “We didn’t want to leave at all,” Clark said. But, because of necessity, Clark, her husband, her three kids and their dog left two weeks ago. Today, they’re ready to go back.

And the Baja peninsula, ravaged by storms, is ready to receive them.

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