Suntzu wrote:I have been to all the cities in Mexico mentioned thus far. True, they are beautiful and the central parts of the city are relatively clean. You need to get away from the tourist areas to see what Mexico is really like. Nothing like a headless body layin' in the street to give you an appetite.
I could care less about your opinion now. You are less than objective. I doubt you ever visited any of those cities. And if you did in that disparaging manner? I doubt you got along with any Mexican at all.
Anyway I wanted to post about a little town I mentioned to @skinster about. Bacalar. It is known for its fantastic lake. Let me see if I can post it? They are making a development there on the Mayan Riviera that is an amusement park for families based on Mayan ancient historical sites. It is in development. It is called "Amikoo".
This video gives you a good review of that area. Gorgeous colors. If you know Playa del Carmen it is near that city. The land is cheaper to buy and it is still considered a great tourism area.
There is also plans to make a permanent home for Cirque de Soleil in Mexico. The CDS people love Mexico's weather, infrastructure and so on and they find it very lucrative. So they are investing with a Mexican developer.
Why do they do this? The land is perfect for it. And Mexico is a nation with a lot of children. There is a growing middle class and they love national tourism. Theme parks are a favorite tourist attraction for Latin American families. In Spanish. Disneyland, Disney Parks, inc. have always had HUGE margins of profit with Latin American markets. Enormous actually. Disney sells more of its merchandise and character licensing in Mexico, Central America, etc than almost any other place in the world. They make and sell almost all their films and intellectual property in Spanish there. The Mexican investors got smart and decided? Got to cash in on that market. But for us. So they came up with all these ambitious plans between 2018-2020. If they make it a huge success? They will boost the economies in those states of Mexico greatly. Mexico is actually growing economically.
It has some challenges with the justice system. But there is going to be a very hard pressure to keep places corruption free to keep the economy going. When I was in Mazatlan all the businesspeople told me that tourism is vital and basically they crack down on many who create problems.
Another important thing in the future to remember is that Mexican internet reception has gotten very very good in the last few years. So many people who live off of internet businesses and don't have to live in any one place in particular are choosing Mexico for many reasons. Affordability, beauty, relaxed lifestyle, food and recreational opportunities. I find Mexicans to be respectful people with good manners.
Criminals suck in every nation. The USA is not free of crime. Especially with mass shootings in Vegas and crazy ass American white men with arsenals in their backyards waiting to kill random people because they are alienated, selfish freaks that never got treated for depression. But no one says, "Shit hole full of psychos, can't trust going out to watch a concert, they might bust a cap in your ass." But you got these others here thinking that all of Mexico is about beheaded people. Who consumes the stupid drugs from Mexico? Americans. Stop being drug addicts who love getting high and you can cut down on crime. If there are no American kids and people who rob, steal and drain their bank accounts buying illegal heroine, cocaine, and meth, and etc. there are no profits to be had.
Meanwhile back in Mexico, they are taking all kinds of investments and going forward. Whether there are dullards thinking Mexico is worthless and has nothing to offer the world. Whatever.....