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Old 02-29-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Coco Beach - massive development

Blimey!

No it's not a chunk taken out of the Brazilian rain forest, it's the prepared ground for a mega development behind the Coco Beach hotel and heading North.

It's so large I had to badly stitch three shots together. What's it called? No idea. Michele will know...

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I believe that's the project "Marzeual" (sp?) 300 high-end (starting near 1/2 million) condos, surrounded by a golf course. So, that's how the other half live?
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If it's beachfront, that will be the new development form Cantex called Costa del Sol. Cantex is the same company that developed Paseo del Sol in Playacar, Corto Maltes and now the new El Faro condominiums. This will be their biggest undertaking in this region. For what it's worth, they are very reputable, professional and put out a good product.

Mareazul is well under construction and promises to be absolutely stunning when it is completed. I missed their sales party on the beach last night as I am laid up with the flu, so no updated pictures to show.
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Thanks Michele.

Costa del Sol - how original.

Millions invested - 5 seconds on the name.
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Oh, and I hope you get better soon.

I've only had one cold since I've been here, instead of every 6 weeks.
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Costa del Sol - how appropriate.

While some have fretted that Play Del Carmen and surrounding beaches would become “just another Cancun” – it appears the region aspires to become another Costa Del Sol like Southern Spain – here is a quote from the Wikipedia page -
“”Formerly made up only of a series of small, quiet fishing settlements, the region has been completely transformed during the latter part of the 20th century into a tourist destination of world renown, with a near-continuous urban agglomeration of high-rise settlements and resorts running along the length of the coastline””
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Thanks Michele.

Costa del Sol - how original.

Millions invested - 5 seconds on the name.
OMG! You truly crack me up!!

Actually, I screwed up on the name. The development will be called Paseo del Sol Costa Turquesa. Not much better really.
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It's certainly more of a mouthful.

How about:

Aldea de Canas
or
Castillo de los Extranjeros
or
Fantasmas del Verano
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It's certainly more of a mouthful.

How about:

Aldea de Canas
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Castillo de los Extranjeros
or
Fantasmas del Verano
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It's certainly more of a mouthful.

How about:Castillo de los Extranjeros
My favorite!!!
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How long does it generally take for a project like that to be complete? I love the beach where they are building and hope it remains open for a long time to come.

Does the US ecomonies' decline hinder projects like this in any way? Or does the strong European and Canadian influence/dollars here keep the condo market strong. (fingers cross the project halts due to no buyers!!....hey a girl can hope!)
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It is huge, but not on the beach

The project is huge. I looked out my window and was surprised that something was different, but I could not figure out what it was................Oh, Yeah! The jungle was missing!!!!!

It looks like they have not cut down the mangroves (looks like the city is finally enforcing that restriction) but it is just beyond the bend of Coco beach, and seems to encompass the whole of the next beach. Take a look.

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How long does it generally take for a project like that to be complete? I love the beach where they are building and hope it remains open for a long time to come.

Does the US ecomonies' decline hinder projects like this in any way? Or does the strong European and Canadian influence/dollars here keep the condo market strong. (fingers cross the project halts due to no buyers!!....hey a girl can hope!)
They should be complete in 2010. Cantex is well funded.
The US economy has little to do with market conditions here. At least it hasn't affected our numbers. It's a still a cash market here, even though mortgages are starting to become viable for US and Canadians Buyers. I am always surprised at the amounts of $$$ that change hands here every day. It's truly astonishing.
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So sad ... pretty soon I am going to have to drive 3 hours south to find a quite beach to relax on.
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It's certainly more of a mouthful.

How about:

Aldea de Canas
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Fantasmas del Verano
Hello Mindbender,

How have you been. We are going to be in town March 18-25th. Can't wait to see your handiwork on the window coverings. Maybe we can get together one evening for a drink.

See ya then
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