Thursday, May 31, 2012

New Listing! 2 Bdrm Oceanfront Condo $260,000 USD

2 Bedroom Oceanfront Condo
$265,000 USD - Fully Furnished
Excellent Rental History
Located in the heart of the Village of Puerto Morelos, Mexico



Check out the YouTube Virtual Showing:




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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sold! Listing #211034 Sold!

Sold!  
Private Home in Puerto Morelos, Mexico



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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Cirque Dreams Coming to Puerto Morelos!!

Saw this great news on LiveTravelMex!

Cirquq Dreams is coming to Puerto Morelos' Moon Palace Resort June 29 - August 5, 2012.

Check out their website for more information and ticket prices!!




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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Book: Maya 2012 Revealed, Demystifying the Prophecy


Former Puerto Morelos author, Jeanine Kitchel, has a new book out on the Maya calendar end date debate: Maya 2012 Revealed, Demystifying the Prophecy.  As a journalist and author she's brought
a realistic tone to the 2012 end date question.

The book clears up all speculation on December 21, 2012 and emphasizes who are the Maya, their calendar system, Maya astronomy, 2012ology, breaking the code, and the prophecy as seen by Maya elders.

It's available now on Amazon, iTunes and Nook.  Or go to Jeanine's website at: www.jeaninekitchel.com  and click to order.

Just $4.99.  Enjoy!



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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mexico Seeks Continued Growth in Riviera Maya Tourism


In a continuing effort to expand the tourism market and offer the splendor of the Mayan Riviera to more clientele, the Governor of Quintana Roo, Beto Borge, is hoping to add Middle Eastern Countries to the growing list of locations that offer non-stop flights to the area.

Did you know that you can reach the International Cancun Airport, non-stop, from the following locations?


Aguascalientes2h 35mVolaris
Atlanta, USA2h 42mDeltaAirTran
Bogotá, Colombia3h 25mCOPA
Boston, USA4h 23mJetBlue
Calgary, Canada5h 29mWestjetSunwingAir Canada
Charlotte, USA2h 58mUS Airways
Chicago, USA3h 33mAmericanUnited
Cleveland, USA3h 34mUnitedFrontier
Cozumel0h 20mMayair
Dallas, USA2h 30mAmericanSun Country
Denver, USA3h 47mAirTranFrontierUnited
Detroit, USA3h 35mDeltaSpirit
Düsseldorf, Germany11h 20mairberlin
Edmonton, Canada5h 40mWestjet
Fort Lauderdale, USA1h 49mJetBlueSpirit
Frankfurt, Germany11h 40mCondor
Guadalajara2h 43mVolarisVivaAerobus
Havana, Cuba1h 21mCubanaAeromexico,Blue Panorama
Houston, USA2h 17mUnited
Kansas City, USA3h 11mFrontier
León2h 30mVolaris
Lima, Peru5h 30mLAN
London, UK10h 20mBritish Airways
Los Angeles, USA4h 47mUnitedVirgin AmericaDelta
Madrid, Spain10h 22mAir EuropaFlexFlight
Memphis, USA2h 40mDelta
Mérida1h 0mMayair
Mexico City2h 6mAeromexicoInterJetVolaris, …
Miami, USA1h 45mAmerican
Milwaukee, USA3h 45mAirTran
Minneapolis, USA3h 50mSun Country
Monterrey2h 19mVivaAerobusInterJet,Aeromexico
Montreal, Canada4h 29mAir CanadaSunwingWestjet, …
Moscow, Russia13h 0mTransaero
New York, USA4h 4mUnitedJetBlueAmerican
Orlando, USA1h 59mJetBlueDelta
Panama2h 35mCOPA
Paris, France10h 45mXL France
Philadelphia, USA3h 46mUS AirwaysFrontier
Phoenix, USA4h 20mUS Airways
Pittsburgh, USA3h 25mFrontier
Puebla2h 12mVolaris
San Antonio, USA2h 35mAirTran
San Francisco, USA5h 28mUnitedVirgin America
San Salvador, El Salvador1h 30mTACA
Santiago, Chile8h 25mLAN
St. Louis, USA2h 57mFrontier
Toronto, Canada3h 58mAir CanadaWestjetSunwing, …
Tuxtla Gutiérrez1h 35mVivaAerobus
Vancouver, Canada5h 49mSunwingWestjet
Varadero, Cuba1h 10mJetairfly
Veracruz1h 45mVivaAerobus
Villahermosa1h 25mVivaAerobus
Washington, USA3h 39mAirTranUnited


[UPDATE: Colin from Canada sent me an email to tell me that Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada also offers direct flights to CUN. Thanks, Colin!]

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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rainy Day in Puerto Morelos

We've gotten some rain this week in Puerto Morelos.

When it's wet outside, a lot of our normal activities are limited because so many things that we do here are outdoors.  However, we have our local rainy day favorites that we turn to when Mother Nature isn't cooperating.

A new addition to our "Things to Do When It's Raining in Puerto Morelos List" is Peter Piper Pizza!  Peter Piper Pizza is located in the same plaza as the Superama Grocery and Sam's Club that are located just north of the Cancun Airport.

Have you ever been? It has a large restaurant area that opens onto an arcade section.  Even if you (like me) aren't into arcade games -- and even I can be coaxed into a few games of Whack-A-Mole -- the pizza is AWESOME!!


So, even if you don't have kiddos to entertain -- the eatery is large, always very clean, and yummy pizzas are served in a variety of crusts.



What's your favorite thing to do on a rainy day in Puerto Morelos??

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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Travesia Sagrada in Xcaret

Each year Xcaret holds this fascinating event, Travesia Sagrada (Sacred Journey), where they recreate the journey that the ancient Maya took to travel by canoe from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel island.  This year it is being held May 17-19.

The event is filled with with ceremony and tradition.  It looks absolutely astounding.  To date, I haven't been able to go -- but it is on next year's MUST DO LIST!

If you don't think that you need to add it to your "MUST DO LIST", check out these UNBELIEVABLE PHOTOS from Del Sol Photography!!  [By the way, this link takes you to Del Sol's Facebook Page.  You might want to "Like" them.  They do awesome photography work in the Cancun area.]

Have you ever been to the Travesia Sagrada?  If so, what did you think of the experience??



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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Update: Mortgages Available In Mexico

This post serves as an update to the article that I had previously written: "Paying for your Piece of Paradise in Mexico: Your options for financing".

In that article, I mentioned Scotiabank as a possible lender.  However, Scotiabank has temporarily suspended it mortgage program in Mexico as it works to improve service and their business model. They have not provided a timeframe on when they plan to re-initiate their re-vamped program.

Mortgages, while being a standard product in other parts of the world, are a new and emerging business in Mexico. There are some growing pains to be expected along the way as the process works itself out. Meanwhile, there are options that remain for funding from your home country and domestically from a company called Mortgages in Mexico, who continue to offer Mortgages using private funding and bank funding as it becomes available.


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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors
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May 20th! Pet Sterilization Campaign in Puerto Morelos

Pet Sterilization Campaign!  
May 20, 2012!!  
Be sure to schedule your appointment!




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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Update on Miami - Progreso Ferry


Well, the Miami - Progreso Ferry idea is still being kicked around.  I received this email, providing an update and another survey request.  Feel free to email the survey if you are interested in participating.



The past year has not brought a lot of forward momentum with the ferry project in spite of the interest of three different ferry companies and many false start dates.  The scandals which precipitated personnel changes at the Progreso Port Authority certainly didn't help the situation either, however, things have been happening behind the scenes and from what I understand a number of feasibility studies have been done in the Tampa area showing the ferry project is viable but the inability to do a feasibility study within the expatriate community continues to be a stumbling block especially with investors.

Having learned from the mistakes of the previous ferry services in the area and responses from the previous expat surveys, the original plans have been modified.  Super high speed ferries are now being considered to shorten the crossing time, frequent user plans, and even free vehicle bonuses are being considered.  A year round weekly crossing schedule with frequency based on use patterns and peak seasons will be offered.  As this service will take some years to become profitable investor backing will be the key to success.

I know many of you have already completed one or both of the previous surveys but United Caribbean Lines is asking for our input once again.  The results will directly influence investors and the more responses the better so please forward this email and ask everyone you know who may travel this direction to answer the questions and forward their responses to United Caribbean Lines.  If you have access to expatriate websites, blogs or travel groups please have all your members respond and forward the questions on to any other websites and blogs you use anywhere in Central America.  Even if you have no interest in using the ferry service please respond because part of the purpose is to try to establish how many expats live in the Yucatan and Central America.

If you are comfortable letting UCL know how to reach you they would like to extend some special courtesies, goodies, discounts and upgrades for helping them, when the ferry service begins.  Just put your email address and mailing address in Central America on your answers to the questionnaire so UCL can reach you with the offers when they get started.


Please copy the following questions with your answers in an email and send your responses as soon as possible to Bruce Nierenburg at United Caribbean Lines.



Questionnaire for Ex-Pats living in Central America for new Ferry Service of United Caribbean Lines
1.       Where in Central America is your current home?

2.       How many family members reside in your Central American home?

3.       Do you maintain a second home in the U.S. or Canada?

4.        When you travel to go to the U.S or Canada to visit friends family etc. What is your destination?

5.       How many times a year do you make this trip?

6.       If you have more than one place you travel to in the U.S or Canada please list those additional destinations

7.       How often to you travel to these secondary destinations each calendar year

8.       When you go do you drive or fly? If both what is the approx. % for each?

9.       Do you have pets? Do you take them when you return to the U.S or Canada?

10.   When you return to the U.S. or Canada do you shop for supplies etc. For your home in Central America?

11.   When you travel from your home in Central America to the U.S. or Canada are there times of the year you do most of the travel? If so, when?

12.   Do friends and family come to Central America each year to visit you? If so how often?

13.   Do you own an RV in Central America?

a.       Would you take it on the ferry?

14.   What would be the most important reasons you would take the ferry to Florida?

a.       Please number the following  reasons in order of importance for using the ferry 
b.      Number 1 is the most important. Number 10 the least

                    i.      Go back to other homes in U.S. and or    Canada ____
                    ii.      Visit family and friends ____
                    iii.      Shopping ____
                    iv.      Vacationing in Florida  ___
                     v.      I can take my car or RV ___
                     vi.      Go to Florida to use airports for further travel ___
                     vii.      Go to Florida to get on a cruise ____
                     viii.      Just to get away for a short trip ____
                     ix.      Travel for medical purposes ___
                     x.      Other ( please name ) ______


Additional comments or things you would like us to know to help serve you better with our new ferry service


[INSERT: Your Name and address in Central America ]

[INSERT: Your email address]




Thanks from all of us at United Caribbean Lines


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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Puerto Morelos to be backdrop for 2013 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Calendar

Photo Credit: NFL.com/espanol

The Cheerleaders for the Dallas Cowboys were recently in the area shooting photos for their 2013 Calendar. Photos were taken in Puerto Morelos, Xcaret, Cozumel, and other spots along the Mayan Riviera.

Hopefully some of the PoMo pics will make the cut!

See fellas? I just gave you a great excuse to buy their 2013 Calendar! (You're welcome.)



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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Donations for El Mundo Para Puerto Morelos Charity

The El Mundo Para Puerto Morelos Charity does some amazing work in Puerto Morelos. To help fund their projects in our community, one of their major annual fundraisers is their annual Bazaar, which is held each spring.

This year's Bazaar was a gleaming success, and they are already collecting for 2013!  The Mayan Riviera Properties Office is a drop-off point for donated items and monetary donations.

Books, clothes, household goods, children's items, and basically anything that is resale-able is welcome.

Snowbirds: As you are cleaning out your homes to return to the north for the summer, remember that you can drop off items instead of throwing them out.

Puerto Morelian Tourists: If you are planning a trip down and have things to donate, your gifts are always welcome.




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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Movies on the Beach at Pangea Cafe Today!


Movies at Pangea
Triple Treat Tonight!
Monday ~ May 7
7:00 Peter Pope Jones Movies 8:00, 10:30     
Almost Famous

To Wong Foo
Thanks for everything Julie Newmar

Peter Pope Jones
The Battered Bard

Featured at
Pangea
On the Beach/On the Square

About the movies:
Almost Famous

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour. Directed by Cameron Crowe. Starring Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson.

Casi Famosos es una película del año 
2000 escrita y dirigida por Cameron Crowe, mostrando la historia ficticia de William (Patrick Fugit), un reportero adolescente que se empeña en escribir sobre el mundo de la música desde dentro. Gracias a un encargo de la revista Rolling Stone podrá seguir la gira del grupo Stillwater, lo que le dará también la ocasión de enamorarse de una preciosa groupie de la banda, Penny Lane (Kate Hudson).

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar

Noxeema Jackson, Vida Boheme, and Chi Chi Rodriguez are gonna show America a thing or two about being fabulous. Dressed to kill, with their Dynel tresses tossing in the breeze behind them, these three stars of New York's drag-queen beauty pageant circuit have hit the open road in a 1967 Cadillac convertible. Destination: Hollywood. But the trio is in for a detour when the car breaks down in the tiny midwestern town of Snydersville, where drag queens are about as common as August snowstorms. Up to now Snydersville has been a lot more like a graveyard than a town. That's all about to change. The local citizenry is going to get an infusion of flash and glamour the likes of which it's never seen. During the course of one incredible weekend, eyes will be opened, broken hearts healed, and hair teased within an inch of its life. Stars: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo. 1995


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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

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