Last updated on April 23, 2015
Spanish construction and engineering firm, OHL, has announced the plans for a luxury housing project in the Riviera Maya.
The new Playa del Carmen housing project called Ciudad Mayakoba, will consist of 17,000 housing units over 1,000 acres (409 hectares).
The project is planned to help assist with the rapid growth of the Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen areas, and the consequent increase in demand for quality real estate.
The $1 billion project will be a combination of residential and commercial space. OHL general manager, Agustín Sarasola, says the firm has projected the demand for housing along the Riviera Maya will reach around 23,000 units over the next five years. On top of that, OHL says they expect the demand for residential and “residential plus” homes to increase by 7,000 units over the same period.
Sarasola explains that Ciudad Mayakoba is an innovative concept with two parts. One part consists of a development model designed for the local population and another part that responds to the market for residential properties built around a social club.
In total, Ciudad Mayakoba will consist of three residential developments: Mayakoba Parks, which will include economical and middle-class housing with commercial facilities and amenities including a golf course, social club and beach club.
Mayakoba Country Club will be a high-end area constructed around an 18-hole golf course. The country club development will also offer residents a social club and beach club. The Senderos Mayakoba, which is the third development, will be built as an environmentally responsible project, offering residents an eco-chic lifestyle. Senderos Mayakoba will be the first built development.
All development residents will be able to enjoy an urban park of over 24 acres (10 hectares) with green areas, nature trails and cycle paths. Additionally there will be shopping and entertainment, education facilities for all levels, health services, sports facilities, and art and culture to provide residents and visitors some of the best quality of life in the region.
Ciudad Mayakoba is located in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México, 37 miles south of Cancun’s international Airport.