Playa Blanca property advice

by DanielUK @, Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 15:41 (36 days ago)

Hi Everyone

Completely new to this forum (which seems like a really lovely community) and looking for some friendly advice. We are a young family (British-Mexican living in another part of Mexico) looking to buy/build a vacation home (freestanding house ideally) on Playa Blanca. We have been shown a few plots of land on the beach that all look promising, but it would be really helpful to hear anyone's experiences of the pleasures/pains of building/owning/staying on the beach for long periods of time. We understand the legal considerations fairly well, but any other things to consider would be very gratefully received!

Thanks so much!

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by Gayle in Calif. @, Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 23:53 (35 days ago) @ DanielUK

That's a beautiful beach, but it has a
big, big surf -- not swimmable for most of us.

I still swim sometimes out around the curve at Barra de Potosi,
but not on Playa Larga or Playa Blanca.
Good luck!

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by Geronimo @, Playa Blanca, Thursday, August 27, 2020, 06:47 (35 days ago) @ DanielUK

Beach living. Be prepared for maintenance. Rust, corrosion, etc.

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As for the beach, it is rough, but that can be good if you don't like crowds.

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by Hunter-MX ⌂ @, Troncones, Gro. Mexico, Thursday, August 27, 2020, 18:55 (34 days ago) @ DanielUK

Have you looked at Troncones? Better infrastructure. Tighter community. Higher resale values.

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by Quadra Paul @, Thursday, August 27, 2020, 21:34 (34 days ago) @ Hunter-MX

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by midalake @, Saturday, August 29, 2020, 05:32 (33 days ago) @ DanielUK

Hi Everyone

Completely new to this forum (which seems like a really lovely community) and looking for some friendly advice. We are a young family (British-Mexican living in another part of Mexico) looking to buy/build a vacation home (freestanding house ideally) on Playa Blanca. We have been shown a few plots of land on the beach that all look promising, but it would be really helpful to hear anyone's experiences of the pleasures/pains of building/owning/staying on the beach for long periods of time. We understand the legal considerations fairly well, but any other things to consider would be very gratefully received!

Thanks so much!

I personally would never own a free standing house in Mexico that I did not plan on living in as my primary residence.

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by wisconsinjuan @, Saturday, August 29, 2020, 14:49 (33 days ago) @ midalake


I personally would never own a free standing house in Mexico that I did not plan on living in as my primary residence.

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Why not?

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Saturday, August 29, 2020, 14:59 (33 days ago) @ wisconsinjuan


I personally would never own a free standing house in Mexico that I did not plan on living in as my primary residence.

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Why not?

Before deciding to build on La Madera, we looked at some beach property. Several people advised us that we'd need to provide lodging and a salary for a manager, if we didn't live there full time.

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by djazihua @, Saturday, August 29, 2020, 15:04 (33 days ago) @ wisconsinjuan

Big waves. Tough to swim. High upkeep. Longer drive to city restaurants. Do a lot of homework.

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by DanielUK @, Tuesday, September 01, 2020, 08:10 (30 days ago) @ DanielUK

Thanks for the replies everyone. Really appreciate the feedback. Lots to think about!

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by ladybug @, Barra de Potosi, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 21:00 (15 days ago) @ DanielUK

I live at the Barra de Potosi end of Playa Blanca, the water is fine for swimming at this end and down past the Los Achotes cut off. There are several homes available for sale at the moment all worth considering. We have built a home in Zihua and decided we were better at renovating than building. You have to speak spanish and you need to know what you are doing, as not all the contractors know what your expectations are. For exammple we interpreted the builder as asking if we wanted the pool heated, he was asking if we wanted hot water in the house. We answered whatever is normal. Big difference. As for having to have a caretaker on site, many of our neighbours leave their gardener to check on the place and have the cleaning lady go in once in awhile. We feel very safe here but we are here full time. As for going to restuarants we have our share of fine dining and our share of everyday dining and we aren't afraid to drive in to meet our Zihua friends for the odd meal. You definatly have more maintenance near the beach but it is a tradeoff.