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Old 07-29-2008   #31 (permalink)
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No need to be embarrassed. I'd say a lot of people don't know where it is. It's about 10 miles south of town, before you get to Puerto Aventuras.
Any talk of big condos going up there in the near future?
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Any talk of big condos going up there in the near future?
Sorry to quote myself, but, this goes for condos too, and any type of "permanent" structure....

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Paamul is owned by the same Mexican family who has owned it for decades. The owner is currently a political appointee in the local administration and has DEEP roots in the community, the military, and the government. In fact, rumor has it that the property was given to his forefathers BY the government in exchange for excellent military leadership. There's no taking this away from him. And, supposedly, it's a turtle sanctuary, therefore ecological laws prohibit the building of a resort-type construction here. So, like buying anywhere in Mexico, or, for that matter, any "foreign" country, ya gotta have a little faith. I wouldn't be here if I didn't have my share of it.
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Sorry to quote myself, but, this goes for condos too, and any type of "permanent" structure....
except a hotel
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Thanks Susie! When we are in Playa for the month of Feb (escaping the Ohio winter, which I am sure you undertstand!) we will be checking this place out for a beach day. Looks like our kind of place. And BTW your place looks beautiful!
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Thanks for the pics, I'm really enjoying them. My husband and I ventured into Paamul 3 or 4 years ago just to see what it was and we thought it was pretty laid back and fun. We ate at the restaurant and I wondered who the pool was for. I loved seeing the different personalities of the palapas. So pretty!

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except a hotel
I think that was "grandfathered" since it was replacing one that had come down in the hurricanes. Who knows what the criteria actually are, though?
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Love this thread Susie . Thanks .
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Great thread Susie, I've been to Paamul once, last Nov for just a quick see. Thanks for taking the time to post all those great pics!
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i like paamul.
kalu's habanero salsa is awesome!
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Great pic's and report Susie.
Where do you retreat to in case of bad weather?
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It sure looks like a cool place to live.
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Hello,
Just curious to know what the average living space size would be for the typical palapa, (500-600 square feet)?
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That was a great and intriguing tour . How far away is food or more importantly beer etc. shopping?
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i like paamul.
kalu's habanero salsa is awesome!
I'll save miine for you.

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Great pic's and report Susie.
Where do you retreat to in case of bad weather?
Craig.
During Hurricane Dean, we were able to stay here with no issues. I've only evacuated 2 times in 4+ years. Wilma, I went to Chetumal. Emily, to Coba. Just gotta go where the storm isn't.

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Just curious to know what the average living space size would be for the typical palapa, (500-600 square feet)?
The "required" palapa size is 13 x 6.5 meters, though that's all changing now. So what does that make it? I get about 900 s/f... sound right? The trailer, of course, sits in that space too.

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That was a great and intriguing tour . How far away is food or more importantly beer etc. shopping?
Well, the restaurant is a 5 minute walk from my place. There's a mini-super at the end of the road. All Playa has to offer is 20 minutes or so away.
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Looks like an amazing place! Is there a colectivo or anything that goes there?
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