October Newsletter 2008




There is a new cargo ferry pier ro be constructed at Playa Caletita where the light house is only a couple of miles from downtown. Currently a road is being cut from 30 Av. toward the ocean.

There will be a large staging area built back toward 30 Av. off this new road for trucks to wait to load onto the ferry. This should relieve the congestion around the International Cruise ship pier. Our lot "Playa Caletita" that is 14,400 m2 across the street from the new road and in front of the ocean is a "PRIME DEVELOPMENT AREA" $3,999,000. USD



As you will remember, Cozumel Living property management was moved to Margaret Konczyk (Rental Manager) in her new company called "Enjoy Cozumel". Margaret is heading up a project to promote Cozumel island. She met with Aurelio Joaquin Gonzalez, the local deputy chairman of the Committee on Tourism, Monuments and Archaeological Areas of the State Congress, and discussed the November event where a group of 52 women from the United States will visit the island of Cozumel on a planned holiday, cleaning the beaches on the east side, and promoting the Mexican Caribbean as a tourist destination in their country of origin. Margaret Konczyk, originally from Poland, based in the United States, and currently living in Cozumel for six months, has joined together with Marie J. Cullen, to invite a group of professional women who are entrepreneurs, journalists, artists, and real estate professionals to come to the island. From November 1st to the 8th the women will participate in an agenda which includes two days dedicated to cleaning beaches on the east side of the island and visiting several points of interest on the island then returning to their country to recommend Cozumel as an ideal place for vacations and for enjoying the natural beauty of the Mexican Caribbean.


With everything that is going on in the U.S. economy, it seems there may be no better time than now to invest your money in property here in Cozumel.

Cozumel is on its way with the strongest growth ever. The all new, large MEGA store Comercial Mexicana ( Mexicos super super Walmart ) is set to open the middle of this month. A new plan has come out from the city to start building another pier for cargo coming to the island. Along with the pier there will be new shops and more housing by the new light house just to the south of the Corpus Christi neighborhood.

There are a couple of new condo complexes that have gotten under way.

With the upcoming high season just around the corner, the housing / condo market is already starting to pick up. Should you have funds available to you, now is a great time to invest in a strong real estate market that does not have big swings since things are usually paid for in cash here and not mortgages.

There are new US companies mortgaging in Mexico and believe me, they are more willing to invest here than in the US, so buy and watch your investment INCREASE in value!!!


In Mexico, You Can Tank Up for Less…and in Your Own Car

September 25, 2008

Last week Mexico raised the price of gasoline by a few centavos per liter. This usually happens once a month. Ironically, this “bad” news reminded me what a bargain gas is in Mexico, at least compared to U.S. prices. With this latest increase, regular unleaded gas in Mexico is about $2.65 a gallon. Premium unleaded is $3.31.

Lower gas prices are just another plus to living in Mexico. True, Mexico is slowly trying to raise gas prices up to international levels. But the monthly increases work out to only about a penny per gallon. At that rate, it will be quite a while before Mexican gas catches up to U.S. prices.

And in the meantime, expats here in Mexico can enjoy that great price difference. Even better, we can tank up in our own U.S.-plated cars. Mexico makes it easy for you to bring your foreign-plated car into Mexico and, if you’re a full-time expat, to keep it here. You can just drive it over the border or even ship it down (I shipped my own car from Florida to the Yucatan, which I wrote about in the March 2008 issue of Mexico Insider.

There are rules you need to follow to bring your car down, of course, and paperwork to complete. We’ve asked an old Mexico hand, who travels frequently throughout Mexico, to fill us in on that. He’ll tell you all about getting your car to Mexico­plus a few useful tips on driving here­in the October issue of Mexico Insider.

There are no rules required for filling your tank, of course. Just say “lleno, por favor” (fill ‘er up, please)­and smile at all the cash you’re saving.





Villa Las Glorias

Carretera Costera Sur Km.14+50

Furnished 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath, beachfront home includes a 1 bedroom bungalow/caretakers cottage located at the entrance gate. There is beautiful artwork throughout, a nice swimming pool with palapa covered deck, and plenty of space for entertaining inside and out. Laundry room with washer/dryer, central air conditioning, water purification, softeners, pressure system, and many other amenities including two car covered parking. Beautiful sandy beach just outside your back door, near beach clubs that rent jet skis, have water sports, and restaurants. This prime rental location rents regularly for $4,000/week.

Excellent investment property!!!!!!

From $ 1,200,000 USD Reduced to $975,000 USD

For quick sale!!!

Hacienda Monte Cristo #14

Located in Country Club at the far north end of the island across the street from the golf course is a fully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath condo with stunning ocean views. Ideal for watching the kite boarding from your balcony!

Reduced from $395,000 to a FANTASTIC REDUCED PRICE OF $325,000 USD





Nah-Ha 502

On the North Coast Highway in the Nah Ha Condominium building. Beautifully furnished 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 baths, Living Room, Dining Room, large Gourmet kitchen, large patio terrace facing the ocean, extra 60 m storage room downstairs, one parking space per condo.

$595,000 USD for full interest or $480,000 for a 75% interest in the LLC owning the condo.

Casa Carrillo

In San Miguel I located across the street from a beautiful park off 50 Av. & Calle 7 one block from the school on Calle 27. This large home has been remodeled beautifully. It has pull in covered and gated parking, a large entry way, a fantastic kitchen, large dining/livng area, 1/2 bath downstairs, laundry room, and patio. Upstairs has a large landing space which would be a good office nook, and 4 good sized bedrooms, 2 baths and a couple of large balcony terraces.

The master bath has a jacuzzi tub. This is a nice home for a family with children due to the great location across the street from the park and close proximity to the school. $189,000 USD

Lot Stepford

South Coast Highway at Kilometer 18.2 4 lots that make up a grand total of 11,377 m2 Lot 4 is oceanfront 25 x 50 meters = 1,250 m2 Lot 4 (2nd row) is 25 x 80 meters = 2,000 m2 Lot 3 on the 3rd row is 50 x 100 meters = 5,000 m2 And Lot 4 on the 4th row that has access to the road into the lots is 59 x 53 m = 3,127 m2. Total for $1,500,000 USD


"Fall Special Price"



Calle 13 Sur #300 entre 15A. Avenida Sur y 15A. Avenida Sur Bis

3-Bedrooms,3-Baths, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Extra Room, A / C Mini-Splits, 2-Levels, Back Yard, Parking ( For 2 Cars ), Laundry Room, Unfurnished. Lot Dimension: 12m X 18m Nice quiet neighborhood!!

From: $ 295,000 USD Reduced to $275,000 USD!!







Caribe Sunset

5a Avenida Sur on the corner of 17 Sur

2-Bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Extra Room (Viewing terrace),

A / C, Mini-Splits, 2 1/2 Baths

Backyard, Jacuzzi, Parking, Laundry Room, Furnished.

$222,000 USD








5a Av Sur x Calles 1a Sur Av.Rosado Salas Colonia Centro Downtown Live in the heart of DOWNTOWN Cozumel!!!

This three bedroom house has a couple of storefronts and an office space to rent on the first level, plus big terraces with great views to Fifth Avenue. There is a garden in the back, and an apartment that could be fixed up to rent. 2nd level has an elevator to 3 large bedrooms and balconies.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to have some rental income, and to live one block from the ocean on a walking street just off the main square. $430,000 USD




15 Av. South # 542 between Calles 5& 7 Sur 26 income producing, completely furnished apartments that rent to capacity all the time.

Great cash business !!!! $495,000 USD






55 Av.bis South # 684 between 7 & Hidalgo.

Rich mahogany woodwork throughout this lovely 3 Level home. 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Library, and Laundry Room. The master bedroom has a large sitting area, large master bath with a nice Jacuzzi tub, Terrace, 2 bedroom apartment, Electronic gated parking for 2 Cars. 12 x 30 m lot = 360m2

From: $375,000 USD Reduced to: $337,500 USD






45Av. Sur entre Calles 17 y 19 Sur

Constructed by experienced builders in the up and coming Independencia neighborhood just east of Corpus Christi. These homes feature high ceilings, lots of windows, mini-split air conditioners, beautiful woodwork.

$200,000 USD






85Av. Sur Bis esquina con 11 Av by the University.

Two level home with Central A / C + 3 Mini Splits. Dining Room, Living Room, Office, Kitchen, Laundry Room, 1/2 bath, Cistern & Well, & Recollection of Rain Water, nice backyard with double car, covered parking on side of the house. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large master bedroom, and master bath has Jacuzzi with Shower. Bonus! A really nice 2 level, 2 bedroom apartment, with 2 bathrooms on the other side of parking garage! Rented now at $4000/mn per month. It has a lot of glass block and a very light, bright apartment. $270,000 USD







25 Av Sur por Calles 17 y 19 Sur.

Colonia Andres Q.Roo or better known as Corpus Christi 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Laundry Room, A/C, furnished. Two bedrooms upstairs. This is a block of townhomes in an HOA with shared backyard and community swimming pool.

Condos dues run a low $75/mo. $150,000 USD






50 Avenida Sur #599, between Calle 5 Sur and Calle Miguel Hidalgo There are two homes on one 12 x 30 meter corner lot. Each home is one level and has 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Living Room, Kitchen, Garden, Unfurnished. $120,000 USD



Twin Apartments

30Av. Sur entre Calles 19 y 21 Sur Colonia Andres Q.Roo (better known as Corpus Christi) 2 apartments in a great location with excellent commercial potential or for a second story expansion. Each one bedroom unit has pull in parking and small service area, a window air conditioner in the bedroom, ceiling fans in the living & dining area. Each apartment now rents for $ 3,500 pesos a month-without furniture. $95,000 USD





LOT CORTEZ on 35 Av at the corner of 14 North.

Lot dimension 11.35 x 20.00 meters = 227 m2 $52,000 USD


Located on the South Coast Highway at Kilometer 12.5 just north of the Wyndam Spa & Resort and directly south of Villa Tikal is this beautiful 60 m oceanfront lot x 134 meters deep = 8,269 m2.

The owner is adding a driveway into the property. Reduced to $1,600,000.

For Quick Sale!!!











Cozumel Living is a Multi-Listing company, we can assist you with other listings on the island.

If you would like additional information on these or any other properties, please don`t hesitate to contact us !!!

Nancy Ewards


Email: nancy@cozumelliving.com



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