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Old 11-20-2016   #31 (permalink)
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I haven't stayed at the Meridian but a condo next to it (or close by, Klem). I liked the location a lot, it was close enough to the beach and restaurants/5th, pretty quiet area for the most part too. Yeah it does get dark in that area but for the most part I think it's safe.

If getting a condo in the area, or any probably, try and stay a night or two there and see if you like it. One time we rented a condo in that area for two weeks and it was beautiful, really well made and great location but after spending a day there it was awful, I couldn't imagine spending $100k for it much less than the $500k that it was priced at. Not that it matters but it was above the parking so was really loud at night not just from cars but maintenance people cleaning all night. The whole place was really uncomfortable with the high ceilings and they had these weird metal shutters that basically didn't do a thing.

The problem with Coco Beach I think is that it's still being developed, a couple of years ago it was quiet and the best beaches. Someone buying a condo at Casa del Mar at the time it was well worth it. Fast forward 4 years now and they built a beach club next door and probably will be some more.

I still like that area to visit though, one of my favorite areas of Playa.
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Old 11-20-2016   #32 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sanluisdavid View Post
Yeah, that's true about counting the outdoor space. The real estate agents there are getting carried away with that kind of thing. For example I found a couple units with over 1800 square feet in my target area and they turned out to be Margaritas II penthouse units. They counted the balcony, rooftop patio, the parking space, and even the water tank "1 square meter"! In reality the actual unit was only like 1,100 square feet or something like that.
haha, you donīt want to live without water though.
you should consider renting for 6 months or more before you buy down here.
I read - probably more than - a few of your other posts, but still I wouldnīt buy before you actually have a fixed date to move to playa. just my 4.5 cents. have a great sunday.
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Old 11-20-2016   #33 (permalink)
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Stayed in Meridian 4 years ago and it was quite remote/dark at the time. Was traveling with a buddy at the time so not a big issue but I actually changed the winter reservation I'd made as i knew there was no way the SO was going to be comfortable that far out. With the subsequent expansion it is not nearly so isolated - stayed on 44 at Deva last year and it was totally different as were the connecting "back roads" over to 38th. At times the reek could be a bit of an issue and the building had kind of a weird dorm vibe to it with the open center areas and acoustics. Not sure about schools up that way - imagine you might be at the ones over in the area of the stadium and Papa Charleys but others likely know better.
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Valle Bambu

You should check out Valle Bambu very close to Centro Maya, there is a new school Britt Academy in the area and new sections just starting construction Here is the link Valle Bambu
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Old 11-20-2016   #35 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info Thomas. Several other people have mentioned Valle Bambu so I will put that on my list of places to check out next time in town.

I Googled "Britt Academy" and it looks pretty good as well. I will have to check out the prices though to see how it compares to Papalote or Yits Atil. I had a good laugh though when I was checking out the "images" of Britt Academy there came up some images of Agora School which I guess is a language arts school in Playa. In one of the photos there are three baby faced teens diligently studying with 2 bottles of Dos XX on the table!!! That is great propaganda to get the teen guys to enroll in that school. I wish they had schools like that when I was attending.
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