Tulum Beach, Riviera Maya

Tulum Offers Jungle Ecotourism And Top Rated Beaches

Tulum Offers Jungle Ecotourism And Top Rated Beaches

Tulum Real Estate Information

Published on: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, Written by: Ronan McMahon.

Jungle home lots in Tulum, Mexico  are available at competitive prices, and can come with acres of space minutes from the beach. The rich ecotourism  and top rated beaches are part of the appeal of this emerging hot spot. See the following article from International Living for more on this.

Tulum Beach and Jungle

Tulum is famous for its beaches. With good cause. They are the finest in Mexico and among the best in the world.

However, Tulum isn’t only about the beach. A couple of clicks inland you find enchanting untouched jungle. Home to thousands of species of birds, butterflies, monkeys and colorful flowers. The jungle floor is dotted with natural wells, large limestone  boulders, and jagged outcrops.

Very different to the beach…but like her powder-white sands, you find yourself under this jungle’s spell.

On a recent trip I visited the jungle home of a friend close to Tulum. His house is within a small private subdivision of 20 homes. Large lots with thick vegetation ensure privacy. At night clever lighting of rock formations turns the gardens into a wonderland. Each room in the single story house opens onto a private jungle garden. Flowing water is a feature everywhere. You would know the owner spent time in Asia!

There’s nothing “Tarzan” abut these jungle homes. These are stylish and modern. This home would look in place as a feature in a glossy magazine. The concept is proving popular with wealthy Mexicans in the area. Now North Americans are catching on.

Close by I visited the jungle home under construction owned by an American. Again, this home is in a private subdivision. At 5 acres the lots here are big. Also, completely untouched—giving you a blank canvas. This community is different to my Mexican friend’s.

Off grid, the concept and delivery of the project is about as “eco” as it gets. With more lots, this project will include social focal points like a clubhouse, outdoor theater, and entertainment area.

The center piece of this home is the open plan living, cooking, and dining area upstairs. The functional stuff is all downstairs. Upstairs is for gathering the family and enjoying the views. Perched right at the top of the tree line, fresh breezes keep temperatures comfortable in both indoor and outdoor areas. The views across the canopy are awesome. Bright colored birds call out and come to visit. The build quality is top class. The price for this type of finish is about $80 per square foot.

In the “back yard,” he has taken advantage of a little cave to create a natural amphitheater. This is where he will gather with friends, family and a couple of guitars. A small swimming pool  is surrounded by rocky outcrops. Lighting will create a dramatic effect at night. The rock formations and the vegetation do the design work for you. Nature has been working on this design for a lot longer than we have been around.

This jungle home with its own natural amphitheater and 5 acres of space is only 12 minutes drive from the beach. Not just any beach but Mexico’s most secluded beach and the place Trip Adviser’s 30 million readers rate as the world’s #2 beach destination.

These jungle lots cost $60,000. Real Estate  Trend Alert members can buy one with a $6,000 down payment and monthly payments of $500. If you’re not a RETA member, you can join here.

This article has been republished from
International Living.

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