Buying a Hotel Lifestyle in Tulum Mexico

Deborah K. Vick

So I have to admit it’s always been our dream to own a hotel on the beach in a tropical country. We both, my wife and I, come from hardworking middle-class families on the East Coast of the United States. We have lived roughly fifty years working the same nine-to-five, and we’re ready to get out.

We visited Mexico for the first time in the late nineties when, ironically, American Airlines offered a very inexpensive flight there for a span of about two weeks. We jumped at the opportunity, both requested a short leave from work, and flew down to Mexico merely on a whim. After seeing the people, the culture, and the natural beauty of the country, or fascination quickly turned into an obsession.

We have continued to go to Mexico since then and usually aim for a small town called Tulum which sits near the glorified Cancun. We tend to like Tulum for a number of reasons, primarily because the white sand beaches are among the best in Mexico and very rarely do you see anyone on them. The small, luxurious hotels that line Tulum’s coast are the perfect fit for us.

So it was only recently, during one of our visits to Mexico that we noticed a sign on one of the resorts that read, in English, Hotel for sale Tulum. Seeing this sign might have been the best thing that ever happened to us. From that moment forth, my wife and I became intoxicated by the idea of becoming hotel owners, more specifically, ‘hotel for sale Tulum’ hotel owners.

We inquired from the Hotel for Sale Tulum sign and spoke with a nice man from the United States who listened as we gave him our story. “So we were walking down the beach,” we said, “and the sign, ‘Hotel for Sale Tulum’ just popped out at us.”

Anti-climactically, the hotel for sale Tulum was far out of our price range at a mere five million dollars. But that didn’t stop our search as we looked far and wide, during many long walks on the Tulum beaches, for a new Hotel for Sale Tulum sign of our own.

And then alas, just last May, we found it.

My wife and I decided to quit our jobs, having saved up a decent amount of money selling many of our once-material things that we loved: our cars, our small boat, our second home. We sold it all in the name of that sign: Hotel for Sale Tulum.

We moved down to Tulum for good, just five months ago to start our new lives as Tulum hotel owners. The feeling is one of liberation and excitement, every day we wake up and see the waves crashing near the hotel steps. We take absolute comfort in meeting new guests every day and relaxing with them by the hotel pool.

Tulum isn’t for everyone, but for us it was a blessing. The Hotel for Sale Tulum sign certainly changed our lives: as we’d probably still be in the grind without it.

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