Sizzling hot… Bohemian… Ancient wonder… The most stylish beach destination…

These are just some of the words used to describe the little town of Tulum — a unique Caribbean destination on Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

Tulum is famous for its ancient Mayan ruins, powder-soft beaches and eco-chic vibe. Hollywood stars and the New York fashion set flock here. But it’s missing the jet-set trappings of mega-yachts and supercars.

The rich and famous come to Tulum for its laid-back style, yoga and detox sessions and the chance to unwind in the sun…


Tulum’s beaches are the stuff of Caribbean dreams… cool, soft sand lapped by warm waters. You can make this your slice of paradise — and bag $85,200 in gains.

On the hip Beach Road, stores are housed in little huts with sandy floors or inside converted shipping containers. Wander in and you’ll find designer clothing, organic skincare and handmade jewelry.

Tulum’s hotels are boutique. Some are super-chic. One charges north of $1,000 a night for a “jungle” room — with no electricity, TV or Wi-Fi.

When I first visited 16 years ago, I was speechless when I stepped onto Tulum’s white sands. Spectacular… stunning… words fail to describe just how incredible this beach is.

But Tulum town didn’t impress me very much back then. It was a remote village with sandy streets, an unreliable ATM and a handful of stores. Fodor’s describes it brilliantly: “a dusty little town with a stellar archaeological site and a few palapa huts.”

But when I investigated further, I had a eureka moment…

A major Path of Progress is transforming the Riviera Maya. A Path of Progress is the most proven and profitable trend I follow. Done right, it can deliver amazing real estate profits.

The Riviera Maya’s Path of Progress started back in the late 1960s in Cancún, 80 miles north of Tulum. It turned Cancún from an isolated, swampy coconut plantation into a major tourist destination with an international airport, modern highways and every amenity a tourist could possibly want.

Real estate prices, of course, soared. That worthless swampland erupted with luxury condos and homes. A friend on his honeymoon in Cancún in the early 1970s saw a piece of land for sale that he could have bought with the wedding gift money locked in the safe in his hotel room. He didn’t — and bitterly regrets it. The land is now a golf and country club where a single lot, at less than a fifth of an acre, lists for $227,235.

The Path of Progress then moved south from Cancún to Playa del Carmen. In what feels like the blink of an eye, Playa went from a humble fishing village to a trendy beach city. Again, real estate prices rocketed.

In the 1980s, land close to Playa’s ferry dock would cost you a few thousand dollars. These days, you likely couldn’t even find land like that for sale. But if you could, you’d pay 100 times more.

The next target for the Path of Progress was Tulum. And Tulum is where the Path of Progress ends. There’s nowhere for it to go.

Tulum is sandwiched between ancient Mayan ruins and a huge protected biosphere that covers more than 1.3 million acres. It’s hemmed in on another side by the Caribbean Sea. Development is limited. Tulum can’t sprawl. This is a geographic moat that protects your real estate investment.


The Path of Progress barreling down this Caribbean coast is now transforming Tulum… and it’s reached the end of the line.

On my last visit I was hit by just how busy Tulum is now. It’s truly a jet-set destination. It’s a favorite of models, socialites and celebrities. You can dine in the trendiest restaurants, sip the fanciest cocktails or tone and tighten in Bikini Boot Camp.

The town’s permanent population soared from just under 7,000 in the year 2000 to more than 38,000 today. Of course, that’s only part of the story. Tourists come here all year round. More than 2 million visited the Mayan ruins in 2018.

On my last visit, Tulum was packed with foreign visitors and well-heeled Mexicans. The beach… the restaurants… the hotels… were all buzzing.

With growing tourist numbers and rising demand for accommodation, your luxury condo in Tulum can generate $32,000 a year in gross rental income.

Everywhere you go now in Tulum you’ll see growth. The town is turning into a small city. It reminds me of Playa del Carmen in the early days of its rapid growth.

Real estate profits are here in Tulum for the taking. But even in this boomtown, it’s not as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. You need to be selective — and pick a killer combination of location, community and deal that will serve up the fattest profits.

That’s what I’ve uncovered in Tulum. It’s a deal where you can see gains of $85,200 on a luxury condo in a premium community — the closest master-planned community to Tulum’s epic beach — and generate gross rental income of $32,000 a year.

No wonder the handful of insiders who know about this deal are jumping on it…

And so can you.

Get the full details right here.

Wishing you good real estate investing,

Ronan McMahon

Ronan McMahon

P.S. Today you can lock in expected capital gains of $85,200 on a luxury condo in a beach paradise and double-digit rental yields… and still enjoy your own Caribbean home… Details here.

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