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Playa Del Carmen • Tulum • Puerto Morelos

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Work Phone: 52 984 147 4353

Playa del Carmen Real Estate Agent & Local Association Member and previous president

Welcome to Playa Homes for Sale, your source for real estate in Playa del Carmen and the surrounding area. Looking to purchase a new home? Avoid feeling overwhelmed and use my experience and knowledge to find the home of your dreams. Thinking of selling? Exposure is everything. Leverage my experience and marketing tools to turn ‘selling’ into ‘sold’. Have questions? I’m here to help find answers and provide insights into the local area.

Vanessa Rios is a recognized industry leader and REALTOR. She was voted the President of the local area Real Estate Agents Association named AMPI (Associación Mexicana de Profesionales) for 2019. AMPI Is the national partner with NAR (National Association of Realtors) in Mexico as global partners.

NAR membership ID IS #061235428
11+ Years Experience Serving the Riviera Maya

Specializing in Playa del Carmen Homes & Condos to include

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Marin PopMarin Pop
16:42 29 Jan 24
Vanessa was instrumental in showing me the properties we were looking for is Playacar Mexico.The selection she had ready for viewing in such a short notice was impressive. Also the selections that we looked at were covering a wide range of possible investment scenarios from new builds to existing established Villas.Vanessa was very professional and explained in detail all what is the process of buying a property in Mexico.She was willing to give us her Canadian and US contacts who purchased properties in Playacar so we can get a real filing from what is it to own a property in Playa del Carmen.Personally looking forward to work with Vanessa when we are are ready for our purchase.So this year we went back to the same resort as last year Riu Palace Mexico and we took the opportunity to visit some properties in PlayacarVanessa was very helpful and accommodating with us and our friends that wanted to see for their own how beautiful this area really is.We last Vanessa know that we only want to see properties within our estimated budget and we are looking only in PlayacarShe was able to show us 4 beautiful properties and all were as we asked for in Playacar.When time will come will definitely ask Vanessa to be out real estate agent here in Playa Del CarmenShe is very knowledgeable and professionalShe listens to our needs and give us all the inf we need and goes beyond this.We are strongly recommend her for anyone looking for a real good Real Estate Agent in Mexico
Alejandra CamperoAlejandra Campero
17:38 18 Sep 23
Excellent experience! Vanessa is very professional, honest and efficient. I highly recommend her to sell your property; In my case it was in Playa del Carmen.
Arturo CastroArturo Castro
02:10 07 Aug 23
Arturo Enrique Castro Calderon
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00:06 28 Jul 23
Excellent real estate service: efficient and decisive professional. Totally recommended.
Dianne HenriquesDianne Henriques
03:01 20 Jun 23
Vanessa is truly exceptional at what she does. I was impressed with her level of knowledge about the real estate market in Mexico, the amount of data she had about the market, and her command of both the English language as well as Spanish.Vanessa is a hard worker. Even though she is busy, she is always available for home tours, and her responsiveness to every inquiry or question is prompt and professional.Vanessa’s attention to detail is impeccable. Every “i” has to be dotted and all “Ts” crossed.Vanessa works very well with other agents, but will always be an advocate for her client.I have made three purchases with Vanessa as my agent. I am so thankful to have her to navigate the Mexico market for me, otherwise I would have been lost.I have recommended Vanessa to family and friends alike. Vanessa’s kindness and good energy was an extra nice bonus that I didn’t expect.I expect to make another purchase soon, and I look forward to working with Vanessa for that as well.I would not substitute Vanessa for anything!
Ryan PittsRyan Pitts
14:34 07 Jun 23
Vanessa was a very professional realtor. I have purchased before in Mexico but Vanessa went above and beyond in service, professionalism, speedy work and coordination with the other broker, notary and sellers. It was a complicated deal but she got all the details solved in a timely fashion! Very good job! Thank you!
19:52 30 Sep 22
If you're looking to buy a place in The Riviera Maya, she's the real estate agent you need! Very customer oriented, you're going to feel pampered. She is honest with very good recommendations and quite the properties' selection! Proactive & perfectionist, I am glad I signed my property with Vanessa. Working with her is a signature of success and peace of mind. 100% recommended.
Tierney McCarverTierney McCarver
01:36 24 Jul 21
Vanessa is truly a gem to Playa del Carmen real estate. From our initial conversation to purchasing a condo, she has gone beyond expectations.Since I've never been to Playa del Carmen nor do I speak Spanish, I was little apprehensive. That quickly dissolved after realizing Vanessa speaks great English in addition to her ability to cover all the details in a reassuring manner. She answered all my questions thoroughly. I can tell she genuinely loves what she does.When I arrived in Playa del Carmen Vanessa offered to pick me up at my hotel and essentially be my tour guide for the trip. In addition to seeing great properties, she showed me around the city. We stopped at great markets and restaurants I may not have found on my own. I truly got to feel the essence of Playa del Carmen and Playacar which made me fall in love with it.In addition to real estate, she connected me with a property management company and set up a smoothie date for the owner and I to talk. Since I'm looking at investment rentals, this was a huge load off of me in terms of finding the right company to take care of the condo. I felt like the whole thing was coming together with ease.Vanessa really got to know me which translated into the properties we saw. In the end, I found the perfect one for a vacation rental as well as a family spot for us to visit in Playacar. I felt in good hands with total trust in the process. Anything I had concerns about she took care of for me.I feel like I found a condo but I also found a friend!

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Interested in selling your home?

Choose me as your real estate agent, and you’ll experience a seamless and profitable home selling process. With over 15 years of expertise in the Riviera Maya market, I bring unparalleled knowledge and a proven track record of securing top dollar for your property. From strategic marketing campaigns to negotiating the best deals, I’m dedicated to achieving your goals. 

My commitment to exceptional customer service ensures that you’ll feel supported every step of the way. 

Trust me to be your trusted partner in maximizing the value of your home sale

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Some of the most important and most asked questions are

Yes. According to article 27 of the Mexican Constitution, a person of any nationality is able to legally buy real estate in Mexico. However, there is a restricted zone in which foreigners may not acquire direct ownership of the property. Nevertheless, it is possible to acquire ownership of property in this area indirectly through other legal entities such as trust (fideicomiso) or through a Mexican corporation with foreign capital and partners.


Mexico’s restricted zone comprises any property located within 30 miles of any coastline, and within 60 miles of any Mexican border. Seeing the inherent value of the property in the restricted zone, and realizing the need for foreign investment, since 1973 the government permitted the acquisition of residential properties by foreigners through the use of the fideicomiso.


A trust is an agreement in which one person transfers to another certain goods or money for a specific and legal purpose. In Mexico, only certain financial institutions can act as a trustee, which gives additional security to the parties involved in the contract. This contract can be used for many purposes, and is commonly used by foreigners to acquire a property in the restricted area. Using a trust agreement, the trustor (seller) contractually transfers the ownership of the property irrevocably to the trustee (bank), who can only act in respect to that property with the express instructions of the beneficiary (foreign buyer).In practical terms, the beneficiary has full control of the property. In order to allow foreigners to enter into a legal agreement, Mexico requires all foreigners to apply for and obtain a permit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to contracting to acquire real estate in Mexico. This is currently done by the trustee/bank at the time a real estate trust is set up.


Usually, a fideicomiso is set up for 50 years, and is then renewable for another 50 year. Fideicomiso in fact, can be renewed at any time just by application; Another mistaken belief and concern is that after 50 years bank-trust properties pass to the authorities, this is not true.

The normal annual trust fees are approximately 800.00 usd to register it in the National Foreign Investment Registry and about 700.00 usd annually, the amount of the yearly fees can be different depending on the bank that is holding the trust.

Can foreigners buy real estate through a Corporation? 

Yes, the second option for purchasing property in the restricted zone is forming a Mexican corporation to use the property for commercial purposes. The transaction would be considered “fee simple” meaning the purchase property is for commercial use and therefore a trust with a bank is not needed. Under certain conditions these corporations can be 100% foreign-owned. We do not recommend using this way for the sole purpose of avoiding the trust (fideicomiso) since the paperwork to setup a company, the accounting fees to present each month file the taxes can end up being more costly and time consuming.

Generally speaking, the real estate transaction process is “open” once a written purchase offer has been accepted in writing by the seller and when a purchase-sale agreement contract has been signed by both, the seller and the purchaser. A payment of 10 to 30% will generally be required as a deposit when the purchase-sale agreement contract is signed. The balance is normally paid during the period from the sale agreement upon the signing of the Trust Deed at the Notary’s office. 

The final deed will be issued to you by the Public Registry within three or six months. I will follow up on the process until you get this document.

Closing costs are around 6.7% of the purchase price (for property value of $160,000 USD up, there are fixed costs that may vary this percentage) , this includes the property tax acquisition, Notary fees, Trust fees, etc. Time of closing can take from 30 to 60 days on average.

Notice here in México, most re-sales are sold “as they are” and since Home inspections are not a requirement by law, sellers are not obligated to fix property flaws but often we can negotiate terms with them in the offer or in the purchase agreement. In any case, I always recommend my clients to hire a specialist, to perform a home inspection for you, we can make the arrangements for you. Only in the case of buying new construction properties, builders or developers must offer one year warranty on possible structural flaws. 

Unfortunately, at this time, there are no financing or mortgage options for foreign buyers by banks in Quintana Roo, only a few options with other financial companies at rates about 11% interest rate per year. Also, there are a few developments offering direct financing up to 5 or 10 years maximum and interest rates are around 7%. This can change at any time and updates will be posted. We recommend clients to get funds back home in their country, then you can come and select the property you like.

Property taxes have historically been low in Mexico because they have never been considered a source of governmental revenue. Known as Predial, the tax is calculated as a percentage (currently .25% of the assessed value), determined at the time of sale. Generally speaking, you can expect to pay $100 usd per $100,000 usd of assessed value yearly. For the last years local government has offered from 15 to 25% discount if paid in December or early January.

Choosing the right Property Management company can mean the difference between an excellent appreciating investment and a huge liability. If you are a property owner in search of Property Management, we are happy to be able to refer you to the best, most professional Property Management companies and will gladly arrange a meeting with their teams. The right management company for you will take the time to build a plan that will best serve your particular needs and help you to realize your property's maximum potential and protect your investment. 

The coastal real estate market in Mexico is booming. According to the IMF Mexico's economy, the11th largest in the world, values and encourages foreign investment dollars and especially tourism; Mexico is a top world-destination for both vacation and retirement among US and Canadian citizens.


Cost of living generally speaking is at least 30% cheaper or more compared with most  cities  in the US, Canada or Europe, to say the least. Here you can afford a nicer quality of life than in many other places in the world. For example, the comparison between Miami, Florida and Playa del Carmen, You would need around 2,293.81$ (42,855.57MXN) in Playa del Carmen to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,200.00$ in Miami, FL (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Cost of Living Plus Rent Index to compare cost of living. This assumes net earnings (after income tax). You can change the amount in this calculation at the source

Cancun’s International airport is very well connected all over the world, offering direct flights to many cities in Europe, US, Canada and now South America too, making very easy to get here.

The infrastructure in terms of telecommunications, medical facilities among others is improving more and more, better than most other comparable destinations in the Caribbean or South America.

And simply because IT IS MORE FUN! you could find a guide variety of interesting and amusing activities for all ages:

Golf 14 different courses to choose from!

  • Diving at open waters or at caves

  • Snorkeling

  • Archaeological Sites

  • Colonial towns 

  • Indigenous communities

  • Nautical Activities

  • Natural reserves 

Find more details at Visit Riviera Maya


And what can you say about the food? Mexican cuisine is well known all over the world for its rich flavors, it is not just about hot and spicy it’s about a wide variety of textures and styles. Fresh fruits, vegetables, sea food,  condiments and spices are available at many markets for you to create your own. Even if you are a meat lover, fine steak houses have open doors on many locations to delight locals and visitors

Also because this area has become such an international hot spot you can find real italian, french, venezuelan among many others. 

I will be very glad to assist you in the full process of getting you the perfect property

Happy property hunting!

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