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Real Estate in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 08, 2023

Summary: The most desirable neighborhoods in Playa del Carmen, Mexico are Playacar, Aldea Zama, and Puerto Aventuras. The average cost to buy a nice 2 bedroom home in Playa del Carmen is around $200,000 USD, while a nice 3 bedroom home can cost around $300,000 USD. These properties typically include modern amenities such as air conditioning, swimming pools, and private terraces. Foreigners are allowed to own property in Playa del Carmen, however, they must obtain a permit from the Mexican government. When searching for a home to buy in Playa del Carmen, it is important to research the area and the local market. It is also important to work with a reputable real estate agent who is familiar with the area and can provide advice on the best properties available. Additionally, it is important to consider the local infrastructure, such as access to public transportation, schools, and hospitals.

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How do I find a place to live in Playa del Carmen?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"One of the best ways to find a place to live in Playa del Carmen is to research online. There are numerous websites and apps specifically designed to help people find rentals in the area. Additionally, you can speak to locals who are currently renting and ask for advice, or directly contact landlords or property managers in the area. You can also check newspapers and other local publications for listings. Finally, attending open houses can give you the opportunity to tour various homes and apartments and pick the one that best suits your needs," remarked one member in Playa del Carmen.

"I hired a taxi/guide/realtor service to show me around the various neighborhoods. I was given the history and current makeup of the communities. I was able to determine which were popular for families, pets and parties. I kept hunting until I found the perfect place for me," explained one expat living in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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