The 5 states of Mexico with the greatest real estate investment potential


July 28, 2020

Real estate investment in Mexico is growing

Did you know that Mexico is one of the countries with the highest real estate investment potential in Latin America? One of the reasons is the privileged position of Mexico, that allows the country to have ports, and therefore, international trade. Mexico is near the United States and Canada, but has lower costs for real estate investment, so it is possible to acquire affordable houses, apartments and lots.

Real estate in Mexico allows investors to achieve a better cost-benefit ratio, compared to real estate investment in other countries.

People from Europe, Canada and the United States see the opportunity for retirement and investment in Mexico. Mexican culture, architecture, gastronomy and traditions -such as Day of the Dead- are some of the things people fall in love with.

There are many reasons to invest in Mexico. As mentioned before, Mexico’s cultural diversity has helped the country to position as one of the top touristic destinations, ranked among the top ten countries with more international tourists.

At the same time, Mexico has unique natural attractions that cannot be found anywhere else like cenotes and the Sian Ka'an Reserve, home to thousands of species of flora and fauna, and named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because its unique properties.

Which are the 5 states of Mexico with the greatest real estate investment potential?

The following Mexican States stand out in terms of economic growth and demand for real estate developments.

Either because of its privileged location or the establishment of companies and industries, these Mexican States stand out from the rest of the republic also because of the possibilities they offer to investors. For example, Yucatan is currently making technological and commercial alliances with Asian countries. Meanwhile, sustainable tourism in Quintana Roo is on the rise.

Quintana Roo

Quintana Roo is one of the three States in the Yucatan Peninsula, in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean.

The privileged location has allowed the economic growth of Quintana Roo, especially thanks to the tourism that increases every year. Stunning beaches have mesmerized both Mexican and international people, who see in Quintana Roo -and specially in the tourist towns- an opportunity to enjoy a high quality of life.

One of the reasons why the real estate market in Quintana Roo is on the rise, is due to the tourism revenue in the State. Investors, tourists and locals -with different needs and plans- have increased the demand for real estate developments that meet their needs.

The number of tourists who want to explore the natural attractions of Quintana Roo has increased thanks to listing apps and services like Airbnb. At the same time, investors see in these services an opportunity to generate extra income with the acquisition of apartments in tourist areas such as the Riviera Maya, Tulum and Playa del Carmen.

Banner of real estate developments in Tulum.

As mentioned before, the difference between towns and tourist areas in Quintana Roo is an advantage: investors have a wider range of options when investing in Quintana Roo.

In addition, the demand for these real estate developments goes hand in hand with the need to create environment-friendly developments with exclusive amenities such as private security, swimming pool, property management to maximize investment, and especially properties in a privileged locations just a few steps or minutos from the beach.


Yucatan is a State with privileged location, warm weather and beaches. Security is the key feature of this State, and the main reason why more and more families are moving to Merida, the capital city of Yucatan.

Millions of tourists travel from all over the world to visit archaeological sites such as Uxmal, Chichen Itza -one of the 7 new wonders of the world- and be witness of the equinox and descent of Kukulkan -a unique phenomenon of lights and shadows by the stairs of the Chichen Itza castle.

The culture and traditions, as well as the growth of foreign population, have made Yucatan a State with a high potential for real estate investment.

The number of offices, houses and residencial buildings has been increasing thanks to families and companies moving to Yucatan to enjoy a better quality of life. As mentioned in 5 reasons to invest in Merida, the city has one of the biggest expat community in Mexico; and there are approximately 4 records available for foreigners in the Mexican Register Office.

In addition, residencial buildings are an opportunity for people who are accustomed to that type of residences.

The 5 states of Mexico with the greatest real estate investment potential
Yucatan has so much to offer: stunning beaches, cenotes, impressive gastronomic diversity, culture and traditions that falls in love with its traditions and customs.

Baja California Sur

Baja California Sur is another State privileged location with an active yet peaceful atmosphere.

Located in the north of Mexico, Baja California Sur is surrounded by water. The beaches of the Pacific Ocean are ideal to enjoy water sports like surf, diving, snorkel, windsurfing and diving. In addition, thanks to the variety of marine life, sport fishing has also become an important attraction.

Cycling and golf are also some of the sports people can enjoy in Baja California Sur. The proximity to the United States has led Baja California Sur to become one of the states with the highest economic growth in the Mexico.

Thanks to the actions taken to increase tourism, the demand for real estate developments in Los Cabos and La Paz has increased. Many investors see in apps and services like Airbnb the opportunity to generate and ensure constant income, without the need to establish long-term lease agreements.

The 5 states of Mexico with the greatest real estate investment potential

Baja California Sur has grown thanks to sports and natural attractions. The vast marine life is one of the reasons why millions of Mexican and international tourists visit Baja California.


Queretaro has grown in recent years thanks to its privileged location, close to the capital of the Country but without the stress of bigger cities.

In addition, the industrial sector -as well as industrial investment- has allowed Queretaro to become one of the states with the highest economic growth and therefore, Queretaro is the Mexican State with the second highest investment from Germany, thanks to the automotive industry.

This year, Queretaro will host the Forbes Industrial Summit, an event that shows the best technological advances in the industrial field.

In 2018, automotive industries in Queretaro grown by 5%. At the same time, the electronic industry gradually gained ground in the State, going hand in hand with the automotive industry.

Nuevo Leon

It is no secret that the north of Mexico has the highest per capita income in the Country. In fact, San Pedro Garza Garcia, one of the best cities to live in Mexico, has the highest per capita income in Latin America.

Nuevo Leon has been the benchmark for the States of the Mexico in terms of quality of life, industries and foreign investment.

One of the main advantages of Nuevo Leon is its proximity to the United States, which has facilitated the arrival of unique companies and brands. For this reason, the Nuevo Leon real estate market is booming. The arrival of companies, foreign investment, as well as the economic and industrial growth, have made Nuevo Leon one of the main real estate markets in Mexico.

Thanks to prestigious schools such as Tecnológico de Monterrey, more students move to this area, so investors are interested in acquiring rental properties to generate extra income.

However, one of the advantages that you should consider is the cost of properties, since it is not as affordable as in Yucatan Peninsula, where there is also demand for residential developments.

The 5 states of Mexico with the greatest real estate investment potential
Nuevo Leon is one of the States with the highest economic growth in Mexico. In the capital, Monterrey, there are great museums and prestigious universities such as Tecnológico de Monterrey.

What are the advantages of real estate investment?

Investing in real estate gives you the opportunity to get a better returns than savings.

By acquiring a real estate, you acquire a tangible asset that will increase in value over time and it can also protect your money from inflation.

Regardless of the type of property you acquire, it is important to choose the best location before making an investment. A well located property will guarantee the increase of capital gain.

One of the most frequent questions that first-time investors have is what is capital gain and how to calculate it? Especially since this element is what determines the property value over time.

Capital gain does not depend entirely on the property, but on the area a property is located. That is why property location is a key factor when making an investment. The chosen 5 States of Mexico with the greatest real estate investor potential are in prime locations. While Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Baja California have beaches and promote tourism growth, in Queretaro and Nuevo Leon the urban and business development is creating a demand for homes and offices.

Capital gain, or the value that an area acquires over time help to guarantee that a property is profitable. Whether you decide to resell a property or rent it, capital gain will dictate the price.

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