Playa Del Carmen and Tulum Mexico Real Estate | Featured Home: Casa Alma de la Vida in Akumal

Laura Winfree laurawinfree 11 July 2016 2
Featured Home: Casa Alma de la Vida in Akumal

Featured Home: Casa Alma de la Vida in Akumal

Escape to a quiet upscale neighborhood situated on the headland between South Akumal Bay and Aventuras Akumal Bay. Punta Sur feels quiet and private, yet its only two miles from the village of Akumal with all of its amenities, and 15 minutes north of Tulum.

Within this gorgeous coastal neighborhood sits Casa Alma de la Vida, which means “The Soul of Life House” in Spanish. Its terrace pool and amazing ocean views throughout make it one of the most eye-catching properties currently on the market in the Riviera Maya.

This incredible beach home is currently for sale at $850,000 US dollars through BuyPlaya real estate expert Marieke Brown. Below, Marieke answers a few of our questions about this stunning home:

What makes Casa Alma de la Vida stand out from other beach houses in Akumal?

"Casa Alma de la Vida is a beautifully designed colonial-style home. It has beautiful antique touches sourced from the Yucatan, and it is situated on a large oceanfront lot. This home, although 2 bedrooms, can easily be converted into a 4 or 5 bedroom home, so it has lots of flexibility. It’s a very accessible way to purchase a waterfront, private home and have the ability to expand at your own pace.

Alma is located on the southern edge of South Akumal Bay, where the reef comes right up to the shore. It is possible to snorkel and kayak right in front of the house. If you want a sandier entry, the sandy part of the beach starts a very short distance to the left of the home."

What makes Akumal Sur such a great area to buy?

"The entire Akumal area, while previously pretty unknown, has all of a sudden found itself on the map! It offers a much more laid-back way of life compared to the urban areas that are Playa del Carmen and Tulum. It’s the little beach getaway that you have dreamed of and have been looking for. Akumal was actually the first community on the Mexican Caribbean coast to have been developed for tourism, long before Cancun, and for this reason, there is no room for the large hotels and chain stores, which helps to retain Akumal’s local charm."

Even beyond its initial charm with lovely design and Caribbean Sea views, Casa Alma de la Vida is more than just a pretty house: it’s also a wonderful investment opportunity for those who wish to use it as a vacation rental property. The villa is now being used as a rental home and has professional property management, and it currently runs a profitable rental program. And yes, the house comes fully furnished and equipped!

In short, Casa Alma de la Vida is the perfect home for people who want a Caribbean villa for vacations, or even to retire to.

For more information on Casa Alma de la Vida, click here to see all of the property details and pictures on

  • Larry Killian aka Lorenzo in Akumal

    Larry Killian aka Lorenzo in Akumal 5 years ago

    Hello how many square feet is the house? What taxes come with the house and how often are they due? How much were the utility cost last year? Security cost? Pool maintenance mly costs? How much was the rental income last 12 months and how much does it rent for per night HOA fees?
    thank you

  • Laura Nazimiec

    Laura Nazimiec 5 years ago

    Hi Larry, thanks for your interest, but this home is off the market. I've included the link to our current listings in Akumal.