Wondering what you can do in your overseas home…other than head for your hammock?Dear Reader,It’s a question that I’m often asked: if I buy a second home in this location that you’re writing about, what will I do all day?
Now, I’m not here to give you a million and one tips on what to do in your waking hours. My beat is overseas real estate. But today, let’s take a look at a location with a wealth of activities…and a community in that location that offers even more.
The location is Mexico’s Caribbean coast. It’s a short flight from many U.S. cities (1.45 hours from Miami, two hours from Houston, and four from New York). And it’s a mix of chic towns, fabulous beaches, and raw, unspoiled natural beauty.
On Mexico’s Caribbean coast, you can:
In Playa del Carmen, thirty minutes away, lively clubs and gourmet dining await, as well as music and arts festivals. In the opposite direction, Tulum beckons with organic cafes, chic restaurants, and spa treatments. For shopping, Playa has a great mix of boutique and chain store shopping…and a Walmart for groceries.
So, those are the possibilities in Mexico’s Caribbean. And one community here gives you even more… a chance to fully engage your mind and body, and challenge yourself:
Jonathan Ellerby (formerly of Canyon Ranch), will lead the community’s holistic and wellness program, designed to help you feel sharper, younger and healthier than you have in years. Jonathan is the CEO of the Tao Center, set in 717 lush acres in the Mexican Caribbean. The Tao Center is the focus of the Tao residential community.
Tao is an opportunity to enjoy luxurious, Caribbean resort living…with a private, secluded feel. More than 40% of the community will remain as green space, carefully landscaped around existing mature trees and shrubs. The Robert Trent Jones golf course and 80,000 square foot clubhouse is close to Tao…and a short shuttle ride away, you can access the main resort amenities…including a long stretch of white-sand beach.
Most of the homes in the resort come with the kind of pricing you’d expect for a single-family home with luxury finishings in a Caribbean resort…a million dollars plus. But you can get the same sleek modern style in your Tao home…for a fraction of the cost.
Margaret Summerfield of Pathfinders