Tulum & Sian Ka’an Real Estate: From Backpacking to Luxe

By John Lamkin

As the whole Caribbean coast of Mexico goes steadily more upscale in its real estate offerings, the ex-backpacker enclave of Tulum and regions to the south are heating up in anticipation of a new international airport.

Tulum Beach - Mexican Caribbean

Tulum Beach - Mexican Caribbean - photo © John Lamkin


A few years ago the image one had of Tulum, Mexico was a unique Maya archaeological site, backpackers, pseudo-Maya huts and bare-breasted Italian women on sparkling white powder sand Caribbean beaches.

Now that image has changed considerably to include luxury homes and luxury resorts. Plus ecology has crept into the picture — Read more at Luxury Latin America.