La Escondida Playa del Carmen General Overview Bleu Development S.A de C.V. Jan 31, 2011
HighlightsOne of today’s most visited destinations worldwideBoutique resort - 6 Villas, 8 Casas, 6 Duplexes, 10 Penthouses, 10 Apartments, and 10 Garden Apartments forPhase 1.13,000M2 gated, secure eco-community with only 28% of the land used for construction72% common areas that features over 750M3 of water in canals and pools, natural vegetation, fitness center,clubhouse, childrens playground, putting greens, swim up bar and moreOccupancy levels in the area have increased 9.4% over last year as of December 31, 2010 showing a nice recoveryfrom the recession and epidemic in 2009 and on average range between 60-95% throughout the year. As of Jan 22011 the occupancy level in the Riviera Maya was 85% (Ministry of Tourism Mexico).Land Market Value in this area of Playa del Carmen has increased up to 42% in the last three years.Low maintenance cost, simple administration and desired location for rentersGUARANTEED quality construction provided by Construccion de la Peninsula S.A. De C.V. a prominent Mexicanconstruction company, building homes in the Yucatan peninsula for many years.Priced below today’s market valueUp to 20% annual return from rent after expenses and before income tax
Table of ContentsLA ESCONDIDA GENERAL INFORMATION Highlights Highlights for Families Main Pool and Clubhouse Highlights for Couples Notes and Clarifications Highlights for Retirees Preface Prices Safety and Security La Escondida at Night Value Added Products Maintenance Ecology & Technology Administration Entertainment Near La Escondida South Pool Purchase Process and Finance La Escondida - Overview Social Responsibility La Escondida - Plot Plan La Escondida - Amenities Playa Del Carmen Clubhouse Main Floor Riviera Maya La Escondida – Amenities 2 International Flight Times to Cancun La Escondida - Bylaws Mexico The Villa Working With The Best The Casa Contact Us The Duplex The Penthouse The Apartment The Garden Apartment
Notes and Clarifications ABOUT FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTSStatements in this document may contain forward-looking information. Estimates provided for 2011 and beyond are based on assumptionsof future events and actual results could vary from these estimates. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation ofsuch information may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted asa result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of MarqueeDevelopments Ltd. (“Marquee”) , Bleu Development S.A. de C.V. (“Bleu”) and its advisors. The reader is cautioned not to place unduereliance on this forward-looking information. CLARIFICATIONS AND ASSUMPTIONSThis document reviews the main points of the business plan to purchase a property as a reoccurring income driven investment and/or avacation or primary residence in Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The information contained herein was collected throughrecently performed due-diligence. We compared our due-diligence findings to industry standards and confirmed with the data from theMexican Secretary of Tourism in the region, realtors and brokers which are at arm’s length, that the figures in this document areconservative.We use the metric system to indicate measurements (1 M2 = 10.764 ft2). While the Mexican Peso will be used as a base for allcalculations, US Dollars shown in this document is for convenience only and utilizes an exchange rate of 13 Pesos for 1 US Dollar.With respect to macro factors we have assumed that the U.S., and other nations with relevance to the Riviera Maya, will start to recoverin 2011 and strengthen through 2012. The U.S. unemployment rate may remain around 10% and we assume that oil prices will notaccelerate rapidly; therefore we have factored in a significant discount from today’s comparable prices and rates when pricing theproperties as well as when calculating the projected income from rent. La Escondida is scheduled to be built starting in early 2011. Weassume, and all current indications reflect , that the Riviera Maya and particularly Playa Del Carmen will continue to emerge. PROVISOBy reading this document you agree that this document forms part of the negotiation and is not to be construed as a formal agreement oras an offer. Prices, designs and any information herein is subsequent to change without prior notice. Moreover you hereby undertake toperform independent due diligence prior to any decision relating to the subject matter of this document.
PrefaceWe are pleased to present you with what we believe may be your best alternativeto invest in a tangible property that you can buy below market value and canpotentially yield, in rent, up to 25% annually. The property is located in a uniquegated community, “La Escondida”, in the heart of the Riviera Maya in whatcontinues to be a rapidly emerging city, Playa del Carmen, where occupancyrates throughout the year vary from 60% to 90%.In a worst case scenario of 37% occupancy you can see an average return ofover 11% and an operating break even point at approximately 55 days of rental.(Based on 70% finance at 6% APR)Due to the recent recession and the H1N1 Pandemic, today more than everpeople realize that tangibility, diversification, and reoccurring income are keyfactors in achieving economic stability which is so important for you and yourfamily especially in turbulent times where banks, insurance companies, and publiccorporations have proven to be vulnerable.La Escondida was developed based on principles that consider privacy, safety, enjoyment, and incorporates multiple ecologicaltechnologies that significantly decrease maintenance costs and environmental impact and gives you a “natural” living experience.A premium property in the perfect location in the right resort will not be enough to provide you with a complete after purchase experiencewithout proper administration tools. For your convenience, we are currently developing a secured online site which you can access toadminister your property in La Escondida, and augments our comprehensive maintenance and rental service packages.You buy below market value, with outstanding return potential and at the same time you and your family enjoy a premium destinationwhere activities, amenities, climate, and relaxation are all built in. In our opinion, it is the most attractive investment vacation property inthe Riviera Maya if not worldwide.
La Escondida - OverviewWe are presenting a 13,000 M2 secured and gated community located in one ofthe most affluent and emerging areas of Playa del Carmen. La Escondida isdesigned to accommodate families, successful individuals, young couples, andretirees who wish to own vacation or primary properties that are also value driven inoperating income, rent potential, convenience, and safety, representing the bestvalue for your money in the region.Unlike many other developments that have maximized density and don’t payenough attention to privacy and leisure facilities, we have planned an oasis ofgardens and pools with particular attention to leisure facilities which makes itpossible for you to have a safe and enjoyable experience within the resort.The security professionals, assisted by the most up to date technologies available,who greet you at the front gate of the resort will ensure that only you and yourauthorized guests are allowed to enter. Guest services will transport you to yourunit as there is no car traffic outside of the parking area in La Escondida.To personalize your home there are various furniture, appliance, art, and mediapackages available, creating a turnkey option. You can benefit from substantialsavings by choosing our packages without sacrificing quality and have localrepresentation for the delivery and warranty of the products.The project is located far enough away from the hustle and bustle to provide a safe haven for your family and friends so you can spendquality peaceful time together, but still within minutes from all amenities and entertainment in Playa del Carmen. Our eco-friendlyshuttle service will transport you to and from the world famous 5th Avenue in the heart of the retail district in Playa del Carmen onlysteps from the white sand beaches of the Caribbean Sea . You will have easier travel to and from the hot spots in Playa del Carmenwithout the hassles of parking, rental cars, and carrying your belongings to and from the beach for a long distance.We have long believed in the importance of minimizing our impact on the environment. Some of the concepts being discussed includerain water capture, use of solar lighting, recycling, and “green” transportation services.The community by-laws are intended to ensure cleanliness, safety, enjoyable atmosphere, and basic common courtesy between ownersand visitors to the resort so you will enjoy the value of your property for years to come.Your property is located a safe distance from the water to significantly minimize the risk of any damage to your property as the result ofsevere weather. Access is easy as you travel on divided, clean, well lit roads, without the need to pass through any otherneighborhoods on your way to and from La Escondida.
The PricesLa Escondida proudly delivers 7 exciting floor plans providing an option for all tastes and needs. We believe you will not find anotherdevelopment in the region offering the same value for your dollar considering price, location, unit size, design, terraces per unit, greenareas, amenities, pools and water features, and guest services.We anticipate that the advantage in price together with La Escondida’s location and enhanced amenities will place La Escondida as themost desired property in the region for buyers and renters, i.e. first to sell and first to rent.A major advantage is the price per M2 at La Escondida especially when compared to comparable properties NOT on the ocean whichoffer much less in terms of amenities and security. In La Escondida after a large percentage of construction is complete the price perM2 will be on average US$1824 compared to US$2300 in other developments nearby and from $5000 to over $10,000 US/M2 on theocean. The Table below illustrates the number of units per prototype in La Escondida, the size of each unit including living areas andbalconies and the price in US Dollars before tax and other expenses normally paid by the buyer.The prices listed below are after construction pricing and are displayed in US currency, these prices do not consider closing costs (5-7%) or any of the optional packages to complete and augment your property. Please see the Value Added Products slide in thisbrochure for additional information. QTY Unit Type Total M2 Interior M2 Balcony M2 Bedrooms Bath Starting ‘From 6 Villa 240 186 54 3+Den 3.5 419,668 8 Casa 200 166 33 3 2.5 364,998 6 Duplex 205 154 51 3 2.5 349,998 5 Luxury Pent 189 121 68 2 2 336,998 5 Executive Pent 184 116 68 2 2 319,998 10 Apartment 102 85 17 2 2 207,498 10 Garden 115 103 12 2 2 234,998 Apartment
River Canal Sun Deck Main Pool Pool Bar Walking Path Natural Vegetation Golf Cart PathE SN WSolar Energy Play Ground Reception Palapa Putting Greens Administration Secured Entrance
La Escondida – AmenitiesThe resort of La Escondida is designed with your convenience in mind. From themoment you enter the controlled secure front gates you will notice the differenceform other developments. Our goal, in terms of entertainment and activity, is toprovide you with as many options as possible so you do not have to seek otherexpensive alternatives.As you approach the “Reception Palapa” you may notice people taking a leisurelystroll along our 460m of walking paths. You will be greeted by our friendlybilingual reception staff as you enter the palapa and you will notice thebreathtaking architecture and artwork provided by local artisans.Our accommodating reception area will be your main information center and check in site. The concierge will also be available here;should you want to book one of the many exciting adventure tours or excursions in the area. The concierge also provides informationfor you about the local area and will book your reservations for dining, nightlife, and golf. Information on other guest services offeredat La Escondida such as a private chef service, picking up groceries, and transportation around Playa del Carmen is available here.If you do choose to rent a car we have a shaded parking space available for you.From the reception area you can see the exclusive fitness club providing modern training equipment. The modern fitness systemswill provide you with a refreshing workout while you gaze through the floor to ceiling glass wall overlooking our main pool .You will find more entertainment options such as the planned internet cafe where you can sip on a drink and surf the net orcommunicate with your friends and family back home. You will also have access to a digital library providing the most books on linethat are offered by providers. The games room will offer billiards, card tables, and other fun activities for you to enjoy.
La Escondida – Amenities 2For added convenience and safety there is no vehicle traffic within La Escondida. Ourguest service staff will transport you and your bags directly to your front door. You willnotice our efforts to provide you with a “Natural” living experience by leaving anabundance of natural vegetation and green space providing increased privacy andambience. You will also see the abundance of pools and connected canals allowingyou to swim or water walk from one end of the resort to the other.The water features are a main focal point of La Escondida and will give you ampleopportunity for water activities. There will be pool toys provided by guest services aswell as many built in features such as a childrens slide, varying depths of water so it issafe for adults and children, a swim up palapa bar for refreshment, and many loungingchairs for sunning.Public bathroom facilities are located in the Bienvenida Palapa for your convenience.Our many public areas offer more activity for our guests where you can practice your putting on one of our professional puttinggreens, have a friendly game of Bocce or ping pong, take the children to the playground, or simply enjoy the beautiful Rivierasunshine and/or relax in one of our many shaded sitting areas.Our professional maintenance staff will keep the grounds very well maintained to ensure a timeless environment for everyone toenjoy. Most of all we encourage you to benefit from your property in La Escondida and take advantage of the fun, safety, andconvenience included by design.
AdministrationConvenience is everything when owning a property in another jurisdiction. Asexperienced international investors we understand the value of havingthorough, user friendly administration and monitoring tools.Therefore we are establishing a system for you to control and monitor aspectsof the administration of your property from anywhere through a secure onlinesite. With just a click you can be informed of: Rental Revenues Electricity Consumption Water Usage Bank Deposits Vacancies and Bookings Property Tax ChargesAlso, making payments and transfers can be possible through a link to a bankaccount that you can open with our local associates at Scotiabank. Throughthis arrangement you can be kept fully up to date on the status of your property.Scotiabank can also issue a local Visa credit card to qualified customers, ifdesired, to aid in purchases and spending while in Mexico without the need toexchange money .You can always be aware of the status of your property and also make yourown rental bookings while you are away from your property. Home Back Next
MaintenanceTypical monthly maintenance and security fees per unit in LaEscondida will be approximately equivalent to one or two days of rent.We estimate these expenses in La Escondida will be up to 20% less incomparison to most other developments in the area. Some charge inexcess of US $1000 per month where La Escondida will beapproximately US $300 on average and may decrease or increaseslightly depending on your property type.There is a direct link between the quality of the maintenance andsecurity of your unit and your ability to maximize its value. A wellmaintained asset appreciates faster, is rented more frequently, andcosts less to maintain over time. We assume our potential customerswill not consider purchasing or renting a property that is located in aninsecure environment.Administering maintenance and security of your property remotely canbe inefficient and may fall short of acceptable standards so we plan toassemble an onsite property management team who will maintain yourunit, take inventory and inspect it before guests arrive and after theyleave, prepare your property for any severe weather, and maintain allpublic areas including pools and green spaces. These services will bepaid for on a monthly basis. La Escondida provides maximum securityat less expense to our clients and their properties by hiring professionalsecurity staff and implementing the latest security technologies.We use enhanced technologies and pre-construction planning to minimize maintenance cost and water waste, and maximizedurability, water conservation, privacy and security.
La Escondida – BylawsTo ensure La Escondida is a friendly and safe environment foreveryone, enforceable by-laws (Regimen de Condominio) will be writtenand must be followed by all homeowners and renters within LaEscondida. By-laws will be written to protect private property, public,and common areas with the goal of maintaining a timeless resort andenhance the value of all property within La Escondida. The bylaws willcover such topics as: Property appearance General upkeep Changes to properties Personal conduct Occupancy levels Car traffic Intoxication Profanity Decoration Use of common areas Invited guests Pets Payment of bills, etc.New by-laws will be added as required and information on these by-laws will be provided prior to the purchase of your unit. A copy ofthe by-laws will also be available at guest services in the Reception Palapa.
The VillaThe premium property in La Escondida is the 240M2 Villa consisting of 186M2 of indoor living space and an astonishing 54M2 of privateterraces on three floors. Quantities are limited with only 6 Villas in the entire Resort. The Villas are a work of art in themselves blendingmodern design and traditional Mexican architecture and are positioned in the middle of La Escondida providing close proximity to allamenities La Escondida has to offer.As you enter on the main floor you will notice the open concept design with unobstructed sightlines to the pools. The grand spiralstaircase is nearby with inset glass blocks in the walls allowing natural light to show you the way. Sitting in the spacious dining roomyou can view the landscaped green areas and extraordinary water features. Relax or enjoy a movie in your living room or prepare ameal in the huge kitchen complete with chef’s table for 4. The abundance of natural light will enter via ceiling to floor glass featureswhich also allows secured access to one of your 3 private terraces so you can lounge by the water just steps from your door. Fulllaundry hook-ups , large pantry, and storage areas are included on the main floor.The slowly ascending spiral stairs lead you to the second floor which opens into an 11M2 room which can be used as a TV room, homeoffice or spare bedroom. From here you look out onto the 2nd floor private shaded terrace overlooking the pools and palms. Thehallway leads to a 14M2 bedroom and a shared common 3 piece bathroom with a shower tub combo for bathing. Further down the hallis a 16.9M2 bedroom with 3 piece private ensuite. Both rooms have ample closet space.The third floor is entirely dedicated to the masterbedroom. As you enter the top floor in a spacious hallwaythat can be locked for privacy, on the right is a carefullydesigned 3 piece bathroom with shower, tub, andtoilet. Continuing through the well lit hallway leads you tothe sink and makeup area, just prior to the 17M2 masterbedroom with walk in closet and adjoining private 21M2terrace with shading features, seating areas, hammock,and optional Jacuzzi.
The CasaThe 199M2 Casa consists of 166M2 of indoor living space and 33M2 of private terraces on three floors. 8 luxurious Casas areinterspersed throughout La Escondida; all backing on to professionally landscaped green areas and just steps from a picturesque pool orcanal.As you enter the front door you will immediately notice the open concept design with unobstructed sightlines to the pools and spaciousgreen areas surrounded by the original vegetation. On your left is a convenient sitting area with storage space, on your right is the 2piece common bathroom situated to provide maximum privacy. Continuing through the hall takes you to the spacious user friendlykitchen with raised chef’s table making entertaining fun and easy. From the dining room you can sneak a glimpse of professionallymanicured lush green areas and extraordinary water features that are second to none. Relax or enjoy a movie in your cozy living roomor just a few steps away is the secured access to your main floor 11.25M2 private terrace allowing for quality relaxation as you soak upthe sun, read a book, or entertain. Full laundry hook-ups, large pantry, and storage areas are included on the main floor tucked awaynicely giving added convenience without having them on display.The second floor consists of two spacious bedrooms (14M2 and 15M2)with ample closet space, a 3 piece bathroom, complete withbreathtaking views of La Escondida. Relax peacefully on the 2nd floor private shaded 14.35M2 terrace overlooking the pools and palms,ideal for small gatherings or as a guest balcony. The second floor provides optimum privacy for guests or children and you will not feelcramped or overcrowded.The third floor is entirely dedicated to the oversized19.6M2 master bedroom. As you enter the master flooryou will notice the enormous windows providingmagnificent views and allowing as much natural light asyou wish, adjacent to the bedroom is a spacious walk incloset and 3 piece ensuite. Just a few steps away is yourexclusive 8.4M2 private terrace with optional hot tubfeature ready for sipping coffee and watching the sunrise.
The DuplexThis sun lovers duplex is 205M2 consisting of 154M2 of indoor living area, and a stunning 51M2 of terraces. Only 6 of these beautifullydesigned units are in La Escondida.As you enter on the main floor you will notice the open concept design. Lounging in the comfortable dining room you can see thelandscaped green areas and extraordinary water features. Relax or enjoy a movie in your spacious living room or prepare a meal in theuser friendly kitchen complete with chef’s table for entertaining. The abundance of natural light will enter via ceiling to floor glass featureswhich also allows secured access to one of your 3 private terraces so you can lounge by the water just steps from your door. Full laundryhook-ups and storage areas are included on the main floor.The second floor consists of a spacious 16.9M2 master bedroom which has a private terrace overlooking the pools and palms, a 3 pieceensuite, two guest bedrooms(15M2 and 10.9 M2) sharing a bathroom complete with a tub shower combo for bathing. All bedroomshave ample closet space. Private access to the third level sun terrace is via an architecturally designed “flying” staircase.The ENTIRE third level is a sun terrace, ideal for lounging and entertaining providing 18M2 of lounging and sun space and 16M2 ofshaded area. Have a barbeque, take sun, or siesta in your hammock as this attractive feature has been designed for your privacy,entertainment, and comfort.
The PenthouseWith 5 Luxury Penthouses in La Escondida these 189M2 units deliver 122M2 of indoor living space and 67M2 of private terrace space, themost terrace area per unit in the entire resort. The penthouse has two floors , the first floor provides the safe and secure living area andprivate access to your roof top sun terrace, all designed with privacy, comfort, and entertaining in mind. The Executive Penthouseprovides all of the same features over 184M2. As you enter your penthouse you will notice the open design with clear sightlines to the pools and lush green areas giving you a vantagepoint overlooking La Escondida. Your eye will be drawn to the spacious dining room and living room area with adjacent 8.5M2 privateterrace perfect for a small gathering, dining, or enjoying some sun. The ceiling to floor glass features will allow plenty of natural lightthroughout the day if you desire. As you move through this first class unit you will pass the kitchen with added seating for 3 at the nookgiving lots of space for guests to relax and relish in the beauty of your home. Tucked away out of sight are the laundry area andpantry. Entertaining or meetings are easy as the design allows for comfort and convenience. Just a few steps from the kitchen lies theshared 3 piece bathroom and the 11.7M2 guest room which can be used as a home office or guest bedroom. Across the hall awaits theprestigious 18.2M2 master bedroom with stunning views of the pools and palms via the oversized panoramic window. The master is alsoequipped with plenty of storage, and a convenient 3 piece ensuite.Designed for larger functions, relaxing in the sun, or enjoying peaceful time, the top floor 49.5M2 exclusive sun terrace is a short distanceup the private internal access. There is an amazing 37.7M2 of sunning areas and a comfortable 11.8M2 of shaded areas with a privacywall separating the top penthouse units.From here you will enjoy breathtaking views of thepools, public areas, and all La Escondida has tooffer. Enjoy a soak in the optional hot tub after a longday, sip a glass of wine with your partner, or simplylisten to the gentle Caribbean breeze rustle the leaveson the picturesque palms. The penthouse will leaveyou feeling on top of the world.
The ApartmentWith only 10 apartment units in the resort, these 102M2 units deliver a comfortable 84M2 of indoor living space and 18M2 of privateterrace space. The second level apartment provides convenient secured access. It keeps you as close or as far away from theexcitement in La Escondida as you like. Much more exclusive than your average all inclusive room makes the apartment a great choicefor individuals or couples looking for a better alternative without sacrificing convenience or enjoyment .As you enter your apartment you will notice the open concept design with unobstructed views of the pools and tropical green areasthrough large well placed windows. Your eye will be drawn to the cozy dining room and living room area with adjacent 18M2 privateterrace perfect for a small gathering, dining or catching some sun. The abundance of windows provides plenty of natural lightthroughout the day if you desire. As you continue through this spacious unit you will pass the kitchen with added seating for 3 at thebreakfast nook providing a comfortable alternative for your guest seating while entertaining. The apartment’s design considers comfortand privacy without sacrificing elegance and beauty.A few short steps past the kitchen lies the main 3 piece bathroom and the roomy 10.2M2 guest room which can be used as a homeoffice or extra bedroom. The large 12M2 master bedroom and convenient 3 piece exclusive ensuite has an adjoining 18M2 privateterrace where you can plan your day and enjoy your morning in the warm Caribbean sun.Extra secured private storage space is located withinthe building to secure your belongings while you areaway from your property.
The Garden ApartmentThis gorgeous ground level 115M2 unit provides convenient walkout access to water features and an exclusive 12M2 terrace. Privacyis assured using tall lush natural vegetation barriers and your exclusive green space is just steps from your door. The absence of stairsallows for easy secured access and is ideal for those who like to walk out from their unit and lounge by the pool. With only 10 Gardenapartments being built they are quickly becoming one of the most desired units in La Escondida.The garden apartment provides 103M2 of interior living space. Upon entering you will notice the open concept and the views of thepools and palms through the oversized windows. Your eye will be drawn to the spacious dining room and living room area with adjacentprivate terrace perfect for a small gathering, dining or catching some sun. The ceiling to floor glass features will allow plenty of naturallight throughout the day if you desire. As you continue through this elegant unit you will pass the kitchen with added seating for 3 at thebreakfast nook. Nicely tucked away out of sight is the laundry area and food pantry. Accommodating guests is easy as the designallows for comfortable social events. Just past the kitchen lies the common 3 piece bathroom and the 11.7M2 guest room which can beused as a home office or guest bedroom. Across the hall awaits the massive 18.2M2 master bedroom with views of lush green areasand water features via your huge panoramic window. The master is also equipped with plenty of storage space and a convenient 3piece ensuite.The design of the garden apartment will give you as much privacy as you require and let you spend time relaxing, reading, or enjoyingyour time with friends and family without sacrificing convenience and accessibility.Extra secured private storage space is located justoutside your front door to store your belongings whileyou are away from your property.
La Escondida is the best choice for families because:It is an exclusive boutique resort limited to 50 units in a 24 hour secured community ina vehicle free space. Putting greens, play grounds, billiards, ping pong and of course,canal-connected pools with swim up beverages; all facilities are designed with safetyand security in mind. Our goal is to create a worry free environment where you andyour family can experience quality time.Every dollar counts. La Escondida plans unlimited activities in and outside the resortresulting in huge savings on transportation, meals, and excursions withoutcompromising on the variety of attractions or the quality of your vacation.This property can work for you! La Escondida’s design features focus on relaxation,enjoyment and convenience making it a highly sought after resort for vacation rentals.Your property can yield up to 20% annually from rent, which can apply against yourmortgage, or any other purpose you see fit.It is generally unnecessary for you to rent a car. You can walk to the mall, golf course,or even the Caribbean Sea. The easy walk to “Centro Maya”, the modern indoor mall,features everything from jewellery to furniture and hosts tenants familiar to most NorthAmericans, including a full service supermarket/grocery store, bowling, English movietheatres, Italian coffee , and children’s arcade.Our planned “green” transportation service will take you to most destinations withinPlaya del Carmen. No parking hassles!!The Villa, Casa, and Duplex properties were designed to accommodate the specialneeds of families considering privacy and convenience. We have learned from ourdomestic clients that these properties can be used not only for vacation, but also forprimary luxury residences.
La Escondida is the best choice for couples because:You can potentially rent your property up to $175 US per room per night in the highseason and when you stay you will enjoy huge savings with no need to compromiseon the quality of your vacation or your everyday life. Moreover, because LaEscondida offers more than other properties in Playa, we believe your property willbe rented for significantly more days in comparison to other properties to a degreethat your property may end up paying for itself in a very short period of time.Ecology and technology used for La Escondida bring your maintenance cost near thelowest in the region. This along with our planned rental service makes it very easyfor you to monitor your investment from anywhere and with reasonable leverage youcan enjoy from a positive cash flow.The close proximity to world class attractions, activities, dining and entertainment;possibly providing more options for entertainment and activities than almostanywhere. Scuba, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, waterskiing, swimming in cenotes,zip lines, jungle RVing, horseback riding, parasailing, golf; the local activities are allclose by.Our green friendly transport service can transport you safely within Playa so you canenjoy some of the best beaches and calm waters in the world while avoiding parkingissues and the need for a rental car. Cancun, known for its endless energy, orTulum with a calm and laidback attitude are just short drives from your door. Guestservices can arrange reservations, bookings, and transportation for you at reducedrates so you can spend your time doing the “fun” things.At La Escondida, the abundance of water features, green areas, and palms, privatefitness area, putting greens, swim up bar, internet lounge, and Palapas are includedso you do not have to leave the resort giving you extra time for relaxation orromance.
La Escondida is the best choice for Retirees because:The price of the garden apartment which is the most desired property among retireesis currently lower than comparable properties and offers you amenities and lifestylethat is currently unavailable in the Riviera unless you are willing to pay much higherprices for property and maintenance. If you choose, this property can work for yousimply by renting it directly or through our rental services and enjoy an incrementalincome of up to 20% annually.For a fraction of the cost of what retirees pay today for living and entertainmentexpenses in North America and Western Europe, at La Escondida you can greatlyincrease your quality of life, or simply reduce your everyday costs. In Mexico andparticularly in La Escondida your money can take you much further. With pools,putting greens, card tables, online library, and many more resort activities you maynever want to leave.Health care is a fraction of the cost of the United States for residents of Mexico andthere are discussions which may allow for the Mexican hospitals to accept Medicareand healthcare from Canada and the U.S. In their hospitals eliminating the need foradditional travel insurance.La Escondida provides you with a premium safe and secure environment that isclosed to the public and provides you with maximum privacy, safe walking paths, anda vehicle free environment. For your safety trained personnel are only a momentaway to assist you should an emergency occur.The proximity to a major mall, golf courses, theatre, private hospital and otherattractions and necessities makes it unnecessary for you to own a car particularlywhen considering La Escondida’s “green” transportation service, avoiding parkingand driving hassles.You can enjoy breakfast on your private sun-drenched terrace, and then walk orswim a refresehing lap in the water. Indulge in playing cards in the clubhouse, enjoythe pools, practice putting on the greens, or play a round of golf at the Robert VanHagge designed course just minutes away. For inquiries beyond the resort we willhave a bilingual professional on site that will be happy to assist you with arrangingyour tour itineraries.
Safety and SecurityWe have designed a peaceful and relaxing 24 hour gated communityincorporating the latest technology in resort safety while minimizing costsand maintaining the most secure environment in the area.La Escondida is situated in the most up and coming area of Playa delCarmen. Contrary to what has been portrayed in some foreign media, allof Mexico has a total crime rate of 1.28% per capita -a fraction of that ofthe United States which is 8.0% per capita (found on nationmaster.com onJanuary 31 2011), and Playa del Carmen boasts one of the lowest crimerates in all of Mexico. You will see many people young and old walkingcarefree through the streets at all times of the day. Playa is a very safeenvironment for you and your family but we have added extra securityfeatures for your peace of mind.Your home will have a direct line to our security center in case of emergency, making response times immediate. If the need arises,the private hospital (Hospiten), is located within walking distance and is accessible to you. They will accept your personal records sothey have your history on file in advance of any need.North American safety codes have been planned for all levels of design including flooring (non-slip), concrete construction, safedrinking water, smooth well lit walking paths, on site children’s playground areas and pool toys, and maximum protection fromsevere weather. We are updated frequently by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida of any pending severe weather.Within the resort we have water capture technology to reduce our exposure in the unlikely event of disruption of water service. Ourstaff will prepare your unit for you in the event of severe weather.You will notice the absence of car traffic within the resort, increasing the safety of all guests. Currency exchange can be difficult in aforeign country so available on site we provide an ATM so you can conduct your money exchange within the safety of the resort. Allvendors in Playa accept the Mexican Peso and most accept the American Dollar.
Value Added ProductsOur joint venture with one of the largest construction companies in Mexico has given usunequalled buying power which allows us to pass our volume discount savings on toyou through a variety of value added packages. With your purchase of any unit in LaEscondida you will have the option to purchase any or all of the following:Furniture- We have sourced out and created three different furniture package optionsfor you to choose from to personalize your home.Furniture packages may include items such as tables, chairs, beds, linens, pillows,night stands, couches, pull out sofas, cutlery, glassware, cooking utensils, pots andpans, and dinnerware.The options for furniture package themes are:1. Traditional Mexican- classic rustic Mexican style in a variety of stain colors.2. Contemporary- a mix of traditional Mexican and modern design.Appliances - from major brand name providers ensuring quality and performance.This package will include items such as fridge/freezer, stove, hood fan, dishwasher,clothes washer and dryer, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker.Art - To personalize your home you may purchase the art package showcasing thework of many local artisans and providing that elegant charm within your unit.Entertainment - flat screen TVs, Stereo/ CD player, DVD, telephones, optionalcomputer, media satellite package.Hot Tub– High quality hot tub for your terrace(s) .Interior Design- Gives you a one on one consultation with extremely talented licensedinterior designers to assist you in the selection of products and packages to give yourhome that professionally designed look and feel.Security- Hurricane shutters for your windows to minimize damage from severeweather.
Ecology and TechnologyWe are constantly striving to discover, research, and implement the newest and most efficient Green technologies found both locallyand around the world. With our desire to include environmentally friendly options in the resort, the goal is to minimize our environmentalimpact on the land and provide a beautiful destination for you to enjoy for many years to come.Our vision is to implement as many of these technologies as reasonably possible considering, benefits to the environment, efficiency,cost, and time: Rain water and Grey water capture for irrigation of vegetation limiting our draw on the local fresh water supply and sewer resources. Dehumidification water capture to use for drinking water decreasing our impact on the local water supply and offering a supply of drinking water during emergencies. Use of LED solar lighting in the common/public areas. Use of electric cars for transportation within the resort and to destinations within Playa del Carmen to reduce emissions. Install solar panels over our parking facility to decrease your cost and the consumption of electricity from the grid. Initiate a recycling program for “La Escondida” and work closely with local government and businesses to implement these ideas Eliminate as much tree transplanting as possible by careful design and landscaping leaving the natural vegetation to flourish.By purchasing in an ecologically friendly development such as “La Escondida” you join a growing group of people who are contributingto the preservation of the environment in this part of the world.
Entertainment Near La EscondidaResidents and guests of La Escondida are truly blessed to be in an area of the world with so manyactivities to choose from. The tranquility of uncrowded beaches, caressed by calm, turquoisewaters, the action of eco-adventure sports including world class scuba, snorkelling, deep seafishing, water skiing, swimming in over 100 cenotes, jungle zip lines, jungle quading, horsebackriding, parasailing, 8 world class golf courses, ocean adventure swimming, dolphin swims, andmore.The Riviera Maya also offers many of Mexicos most significant Mayan archaeological sitesincluding Tulum, Coba and Chichenitza, recently named one of the new Seven Wonders of theWorld, all considered prime attractions in the region. Kids of all ages will enjoy visits to nature themeparks such as Xcaret and Xel Ha which feature river floats and cultural shows.Playa del Carmen has two main public beaches (Coco and Mamitas) but you are free to stroll alongthe entire beach till your heart’s content. Playa’s 5th Avenue is a pedestrian retail district just metresfrom the Caribbean Sea where you can engulf yourself in the scenery, sip coffee, read a book, andenjoy the sunrise on the sea. You will find an extravaganza of restaurants that will tantalize even themost discerning of travellers. Sprinkled intermittently between the restaurants you will find shopsthat offer all of the necessities plus an abundance of crafts from local artisans, offering paintings,clothing, and jewellery of exquisite quality and craftsmanship. Playa boasts a vibrant nightlife full ofmusic, beauty, culture, and friendly people who will lift your spirit and stir your soul. Playa also has apublic golf course designed by the world renowned Robert Von Hagge within a tee shot or two fromLa Escondida.Closer to home, bowling, shopping, English movie theatres, Italian coffee shop, children’s arcadeare all within walking distance hosted by “Centro Maya” a large modern indoor mall which featureseverything from jewellery to furniture. The mall includes Sorianos, a large chain store which has,groceries, prepared foods, a deli, liquor, toys, clothes etc. Attached to the mall is a “City Club” –similar to Costco. “Sam’s Club” and Wal-Mart are a very short ride away. Everything the areasurrounding La Escondida has to offer can be arranged, with transportation and discounted entrancepasses, through our Guest Services and on site tour operators.
Purchase Process and FinancePURCHASE PROCESSThe professional attorneys specializing in real estate law at Notaria 39, recently rated top two law firm in Cancun will be happy to conveythe purchase of your unit in La Escondida and will provide honest, reliable, and detailed service so you will have peace of mind knowingyour best interests are looked after. They are very experienced with arranging the Fideicomiso; a legal structure that allows you tosecurely and legally own land close to the ocean in Mexico. Ownership of property in Mexico is easy and the professionals at Notaria 39will ensure you understand every facet of the purchase process. You may choose to use another Notaria, but our due diligence hasproven that this is our best option in Quintana Roo.FINANCEThere are many providers offering finance to our clients in order to assist them with their purchase in La Escondida. We recommendScotiabank and have achieved some great results with them. Scotiabank not only has a program for financing in Canada and the UnitedStates but also has a Mexican program that allows foreigners to obtain financing through Scotiabank Inverlat.The purchase will ultimately take place in Mexico under Mexican law but the convenience of completing some of the approval processwithout having to fly to Mexico has been beneficial. Lenders are competitive and you may choose your finance options from whomeveryou choose. We are able to recommend the professionals from Scotiabank to our clients and be confident they will provide all of thebest options for our clients considering approvals, cost, and convenience.
Social ResponsibilityGiving back to the local community we consider to be vital. The community surroundingthis beautiful development is located in a part of the world where the local population ishardworking, caring, and family oriented. Clean drinking water, quality education,infrastructure, roofs over our heads, readily available food to feed our families, we take forgranted.Our vision at La Escondida is to empower individuals and residents to be active in thecommunity and to give back to the local population of Playa del Carmen and itssurrounding area. We support a perspective that education is a key to long termimprovement.Some of the philanthropic concepts we are currently exploring include: Become involved in building a local school in Playa and adding to current curriculum tohelp deliver high quality education and teaching. Providing an emergency drinking water supply to the community in times of needthrough a new dehumidification process. Providing swimming lessons for younger children where families cannot afford the timeand expense. Initiating a recycling program we are calling “Mundo Limpio” (Clean World Program)within La Escondida, and work with local governments and businesses to do the same. Employing and training local workers to help maintain the low unemployment rate andhelp provide for needy families. Creating a local food bank in conjunction with our plan for agricultural development inthe area. Providing needed infrastructure for locals to access and enjoy (pedestrian bridge overthe Carretera). Aiding in providing an education focused museum for Quintana Roo to showcase thehistory, art, and people of this dynamic region.We at La Escondida are determined to aid in the sustainable growth and wellbeing ofPlaya del Carmen and its surrounding community. Home Back Next
Playa Del CarmenLocated in the center of the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen is not only thefastest growing city, but also a city that has succeeded to preserve its peacefulMexican feel. Offering white sand Caribbean beaches lined with palm trees andbordered by the sapphire blue waters of the sea, Playa del Carmen is simplybeautiful. It has outstanding weather with average temperatures ranging from25 - 35°C throughout the year. In Playa del Carmen you can find all of themodern amenities you can imagine, in a safe environment where you can meetpeople from all over the world. Scuba, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, waterskiing, swimming in cenotes, zip lines, jungle RVing, horseback riding,parasailing, golf; are some of the activities available in or very near Playa.At the heart of Playa is 5th Avenue, a pedestrian retail district just meters from the Caribbean Sea where you can engulf yourself in thescenery, sip coffee, read a book, and enjoy the sunrise on the sea. You will find an wide range of restaurants that will tantalize even themost discerning of travelers. Sprinkled intermittently between the restaurants you will find shops that offer all of the necessities plus anabundance of crafts from local artisans, offering paintings, clothing, and jewelry of exquisite quality and craftsmanship. Playa boasts avibrant nightlife full of music, beauty, culture, and friendly people who will lift your spirit and stir your soul.Thousands of foreigners have bought and continue to buy investment, vacation, and retirement properties in the area. Pricing, design,quality and minimal vacancy rates are definite indicators you should consider when purchasing your next property. Due to its early stageof development, you can still enjoy a great return on your investment while experiencing the area with your family and friends.We are pleased to invite you to make your next investment in Mexico with us in the development that we believe, will be the project ofchoice in Playa del Carmen. Home Back Next
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Area Development PlanLa Escondida is located in one of the most up and coming and planned areas of Playa del Carmen and is surrounded by other qualitydevelopments like Bambu who currently sells lots for US$325 /M2 and other upscale properties that did not exist two years ago. Landvalue in this area of Playa del Carmen has increased as much as 44% in the last three years and the area development plan which isalready underway includes large well lit road ways decorated with palm trees and well thought out traffic flow along with a futurecommunity social centre, public pool, and school. The municipality is prepared for the city to double in the next 4-6 years. Home Back Next
Riviera MayaLa Escondida and Play del Carmen are located in the Mayan Riviera.This unique destination appealing to all ages and tastes. In the South youwill find the sun soaked beaches of Punta Allen, a quiet fishing village, andthe protected Sian Kaan Bio Reserve. Travelling north you will find Tulum,the once major trade center for the Mayan culture, where many historicallandmarks still remain interspersed among peaceful, tropical beaches andcozy boutique hotels. Without affecting the Mexican feel and with theutmost respect to nature you will find between Tulum and Cancun severalresorts and townships that today constitute the hottest region in Mexicoled by Playa del Carmen. Further North, Cancun is known as the moderncity in the region having many common characteristics with Las Vegasand Miami in terms of architecture and lifestyle. And if this is not enough,the tropical islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres are waiting for you todiscover.With the beautiful ocean waters being approximately 8°C warmer and more turquoise than the Mexican Pacific coasts as well as thepristine beaches being protected by one of the most spectacular reefs in the world, the Riviera Maya offers a diverse combination ofamenities to suit all ages. Whether you choose to shop, dine, visit the famous Mayan Ruins, go on a verdant jungle tour, dive on theGrand Mayan Reef, snorkel in the Cenotes (pronounced: se-notay), or just relax while enjoying the unsurpassed natural splendor of theRiviera Maya - everything is within a short driving distance.The Riviera Maya has truly become the destination of choice not only for foreigners as a premium vacation and retirement destination,but also for Mexicans because of its safe environment, low unemployment levels and its strong economic growth. In comparison to othersuccess stories in Mexico such as Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas, the Riviera Maya is emerging as the place to be. Almost half ofthe visitors to Mexico arrive at Cancun International Airport, and while in previous years most people would stay in Cancun, today moreand more visitors prefer to stay in Playa del Carmen and its more peaceful surroundings. Home Back Next
Riviera MayaTravel to the Riviera Maya can be quite simple; direct flights exist frommany departure points. Cancun International Airport (CUN) is a travelfriendly airport with most employees speaking Spanish and English.There are many food outlets and stores to pick up something on yourway in or on your way out.Some of the most common airlines to fly to Cancun are: West Jet,Continental Airlines, Delta, United, American Airlines, Aeromexico, AirCanada, British Airways, Lufthansa, Iberia, Lan Airlines, Qantas, JAL,KLM, Alitalia, and Air Europa Lineas, and many other carriers. Pleasecheck with your local airline providers to determine flight times anddestinations.Car rentals are provided by the typical rental agencies Avis, Hertz, National, Dollar, Enterprise and can be rented in advance orprovided for you right after customs (Aduana) in the airport. Employees are bilingual. Private airport shuttles can be bookedahead of time. Public transportation, although quite safe and economical, may not be your method of choice while carryingluggage or if accompanied by children.A two to six hour flight from the most common departure points in North America will place you at Cancun International Airport,located 50 minutes or 58 km north of La Escondida in Playa del Carmen (locally known as Playa). A four lane divided highwayoffers easy access to Playa via rental cars and various other transportation alternatives. Home Back Next
Direct Flight Times to CancunDue to the increase in popularity of the Riviera Maya as a destination for Canadians some airlines including West Jet have added yearround direct flight s to Cancun from many Canadian cities. The time to travel from Calgary has been reduced to 5 hours and 20 min nonstop and flights from Montreal are now 4.5 hours direct. There is a new International airport planned for the Riviera Maya which will furtherdecrease travel time and increase ease of access to La Escondida. Playa del Carmen
MexicoMexico has long been a favourite travel destination for millions ofpeople from around the world. The rich history is blended with greatculture, outstanding weather, beautiful oceans, and many uniquesights, tastes, and sounds to stimulate your senses. In Mexicocommunication is easy, as English is the second most spokenlanguage.The President, Felipe Calderon, and his government place high priorityon facilitating foreign investments and have created a mechanism soforeigners can purchase property safely. Thousands of foreigners havepurchased and continue to purchase properties throughout Mexicowhile allowing them to benefit from this beautiful area of the world.Although there has been some reports that Mexico is unsafe, theRiviera Maya and Playa del Carmen are quite a distance away from thedrug cartel and gang associated violence. Ultimately, crimes occureverywhere from the smallest towns in the USA to major cities allaround the world, Mexico is no different but the media may embellishon the facts. Border cities such as Juarez and Tijuana are high crimeareas due to the desire of the drug lords to distribute their narcoticsdirectly to the United States. The Mexican Government has made asignificant impact on the numbers and types of crimes related to thedrug trade and have incarcerated a good portion of the cartel membersand have vowed to “clean up” the problem no matter what it takes. Allof Mexico has a total crime rate of 1.28% per capita -a fraction of thatof the United States which is 8.1%. If you listen closely to thegovernment agencies that issue travel warnings to Mexico you willlearn that 99% of Mexico is peaceful, safe, and an enjoyable place tobe .Mexico is full of culture and happy hard working people, who live in oneof the most beautiful tropical destinations in the world. The history,architecture, cultural arts, smells, tastes, and sounds of Mexico aresomething everyone should experience in their lifetime. Home Back Next
Working With The BestWe evaluated and chose our affiliates with great care and attentionconcentrating on characteristics that we felt would complement ouruniqueness and maximize our potential through challengingeconomic times. Financial strength, extensive experience, marketleadership, market leading suppliers, flexibility and creativity werenecessary for us to establish this development at these prices.As mentioned, our affiliates have extensive experience and havecompleted multiple residential projects across Mexico and havefirst hand experience of building in the challenging Yucatan. Ourlegal professionals were recently rated in the top two in theregion. The architects, engineers, landscape team, world classbanking associates and international consultants are of impeccablereputation and have vast experience in the region.The affiliates who will be working in La Escondida have demonstrated they will provide the best quality and highest level of service toour clients with the objective or creating happy customers who will continue to invest in our future projects planned for the region . Home Back Next
Contact UsThank you for your time and interest in what we believe is your best alternative for an investment, vacation, resort property in theRiviera Maya.For further information please do not hesitate to contact us and one of our professionals will assist you.Communication Details:Phone: 521 984 100 3101 MexicoPhone: (403) 313-8980 CanadaE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com