For those considering a Playa del Carmen home for sale, there couldn't be a better time than now to invest. While the city is already only 45 minutes away from Mexico's most important airport (in Cancun), plans for a second international airport, about the same distance, the other direction, are advancing; this situation is giving real estate in the area a very convenient and central location, offering the promise of value increase as well; this concept likewise applies for Playa del Carmen land for sale.
The region is currently well-served by the Cancun international airport, which, as of October 2009, expanded its capacity to 30 million passengers. The new airport in Tulum would offer a capacity for 15 million, increasing the total capacity for the area to 45 million passengers. While this infrastructure is currently higher than demand, (for 2010 the actual usage was 12.4 million passengers) the areas rapid growth as home to a conglomerate of several of Mexico's leading tourist destinations (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cozumel) and the excellent possibility of new tourism expansion to the south of Tulum (in Costa Maya and Bacalar, for example) indicates the value of having the second airport in place.
Investors will see exciting new opportunities open up in Playa del Carmen and the surrounding as the airport advances. Playa del Carmen is expected to continue growing rapidly (it is currently Latin America's fastest growing community), as the central connection point between Cancun, Tulum and Cozumel. The city already has plans for large new development areas, and a new city center shopping and government area in the booming area across the highway from the beachfront. New tourist-focused gated communities along the beachfront itself area also growing and offering great pricing while the areas are still relatively new in development.
A Playa del Carmen Realtor is the best resource to find out how to best take advantage of Playa del Carmen's growth, and the benefits to be brought by the second airport.
The airport itself is currently in the bidding stages. The most recent news is that COFECO, Mexico's federal authority on fair competitiveness in business, recently decided by majority vote, that ASUR (Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SAB de CV), the operator of Cancun International Airport will not be allowed to participate in the bidding for construction and operation of the new airport, in order to increase competitiveness and options for clients.
ASUR has invested over 9 billion dollars since its privatization in the modernization and expansion of the nine airports that it manages and, in particular, it has invested over five billion dollars into the Cancun International Airport. Currently in Mexico, the Cancun Airport is the only one with two runways that allow arrivals and / or takeoffs of two planes simultaneously.
In any case, the winner of the contract is expected to be announced early this spring.
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Region: Playa del Carmen real estate Thomas Lloyd graduated from Purdue University Krannert School of Management with a degree in Management/Financial Option Investments. He has been living, investing, and working professionally in Mexico for over 15 years. A Mexican Certified Realtor he is the current president of TOPmexicorealestate, you can contact him at (512) 879-6546.