History and Description of the land

Over 40 years ago, a noted architect and a local visionary in the development of Yucatan Peninsula, Felix Mier y Teran Lejeune, recognised that the most desirable land surrounding the city of Merida was to be located to the northeast of the city.

With this conviction, he acquired a sizeable piece of land. Part of it was where he designed and built La Ceiba Golf Club, the first Golf Course community in the Yucatan. Today, his original vision is re-confirmed, as the land around La Ceiba has become home to some of the highest quality development in the Yucatan.

Now there is the opportunity to acquire a large corner lot, part of the original sizeable land. It has recently become available and it measures 23,891 square meters. It is located at the gateway to the Mayan archaeological site of Dzibichaltun.

Development tendencies – Map of Merida

Currently, the development and growth of the city of Merida, heads towards the Port of Progreso, to the northeast. This is an area which ought to be developed sustainably and with low impact to nature, according to government regulations. This means that construction projects must have low environmental impact and high exclusivity (low density). This was the idea behind the design and creation of La Ceiba Golf Clubs (I and II), the Yucatan Country Club, and Puerta Maya; all within a 3 km radius of each other. 

This piece of land has the all important criteria of “Location—Location—Location!”

Investment opportunity in the right location

The land is private property and owned by Urbanizaciones Turisticas Peninsulares SA. (UTP. S.A.). Its measurements are 23,891 sqm with 200 m facing the main avenue. It is set in the main junction of the Merida – Progreso highway , the road to Dzibichaltun archaeological site, and Av. Guayacan, access to Golf Course Ceiba II. It is located only a 10 minute drive from the city of Merida, 15 minutes from the several marinas and beaches of Progreso, 5 minutes from the Anahuac University, 3 minutes from Dzibichaltun archaeological site; and only 3 hours drive from Cancun in the Mayan Riviera.

Its exact location is on the Merida – Progreso (highway 261), junction with Chablekal village, at km 15. (see ma`in Related Gallery.)

About Dzibichaltun – Historic, Cultural and Ecological attractions

Dzibichaltun means “The place with writing on the walls”. It is considered one of the oldest Mayan cities, just like Chichen Itza. Both are ancient Mayan sites with temples built in accordance to the position Venus, the moon and the sun. Its Equinox events take place on the 21st of March and on the 21st of September.

Dzibichaltun ´s main temple is named Temple of the Seven Dolls and its beautiful water hole is named Xlacah Cenote.

Within the grounds, there is a museum which contains a copy of the Mayan Dresden Codex. Dzibichaltun is a National Park, with a full ecosystem of a low deciduous forest. The Flora includes varieties of cacti, henequen, hemp plants, jabin and ceiba; its fauna includes 100 types of birds, squirrels, rabbits, possums and reptiles. It is an area of bird watching interest and perfect for quiet cycling.

Residential and Commercial Project: 

Mayan Village Dzibilchaltun (Where the Wind Comes from)

After studying the viability and reaffirming that the land is located within the premium growth zone in the Yucatan, the firm of Jorge Bolio Architects has proposed a smart real estate and commercial project. This Dzibichaltun development project has been purposefully designed to offer residential housing land use and commercial use, with low environmental impact, for sustainable conservation and ecotourism, which is the fastest growing sector worldwide. The plan features several buildings types, scattered in three different areas: Townhouses, lofts, and apartments, in buildings of 2, 3 and 4 storey levels maximum, and placed towards the rear of the land. The clubhouse with gym and tennis courts, and bicycle paths, would be located in the middle, so all properties´ owners would have equal access to the facilities. The shops and services, such as supermarket, etc. would be at the front of the land, facing the main avenues.



Urbanizaciones Turisticas Peninsulares SA
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Mariana Mier y Teran C.
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