Yes, you can! The requirements are to be 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) from shorelines and 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) from international borders. Foreigners can hold direct deed to property with the same rights and responsibilities as Mexican nationals.
November- February -73° F (Cooler)
March to May - 105° F (Hot)
June to October -90° F (Rainy season)
Depending on the home, three to four months. For larger homes, up to eight months. How much one is willing to pay could also be a factor.
We have a model home design that can be built for approximately $65 USD per square foot. Budgets and styles can be made at your own discretion and taste.
Yes this is the manner in which properties like this are sold and build in Mexico.
Yes, there are many different insurances available in the Yucatan. A quick Google search will bring up different companies to choose from.
Adjacent to the community area: we have available to us, about 200 acres of land that will be dedicated to use for livestock, vegetables, fruits, and an agricultural research institute and processing plant.
We wish we could hire every member in Neek Lu'um, but unfortunately, we cannot. We can however introduce you to locals where you will be able to build a relationship, in hopes of employment. Mexico is very entrepreneurial; with the right mindset and business plan you could be able to start your own successful business!
Within the Neek Lu'um community we have people from all around the globe! Most of them are able to speak English. Outside of the community, Spanish is the main speaking language. It is advised you learn the Spanish language.
You are able to still live in your country while your home is being built. But most people will rent in Merida until they are able to build their home. We can connect you with realtors that will be able to help you find a rental within your budget.
Since you will be setting yourself up to be self-sustaining, your monthly expenses will be very small. You can expect to pay the $150 USD maintenance fee, other than that you will have no electricity, water, or sewage bill.
As of now we have 3G on the property. We understand this will not be enough for those who need to work remotely. We are still in the research phase on what type of internet will be ok for our community. There will not be 5G.
Water well: Around $500 USD Bio-Digester: Between $350-$500 USD, depending on size. Solar Panels: It's hard to estimate this cost because every house and family have different needs. We can refer you to a company for quotes.
Yes! In Neek Lu'um the water is safe to drink, the geohydrological conditions are ideal for well water. As with all well water, it will be "hard water" and you will have to supply a basic well filter for this.
We can refer you to a company that can help you. Though shipping to Mexico can be very expensive, minimum $10K USD. It is advised to keep only the items that hold sentimental value.
You can...though be prepared to pay for it. Mexico will charge a lot of taxes to register the car in the country. Your best bet would be to sell the vehicle and purchase another in Mexico. We can refer you to great dealerships that can help you out!
No, you do not need a negative COVID test to enter Mexico. Though check on your current countries laws and restrictions before booking a flight.
Some places in Mexico will require you to wear a mask. Unfortunately, it is the state of the world right now. But you will never have to wear a mask in Neek Lu'um!
Merida is home to some of the best hospitals in Mexico. People from all around the world will specifically come to Merida to receive the services they need.
You can fly into either Merida or Cancun; they are the closest international airports. You could take a long road trip and stop to see some beautiful Mexican culture along the way. Or take a cruise and come by boat! There are many ways, and it's up to you!
Absolutely! In Neek Lu'um there are many children that are joining us. They range in ages from 14 months to 15 years old.
No, you do not have to be a family to join. We have a few other individuals who are joining us. They are just as much a part of the group as the families are. We accept all like-minded people into the community.
As soon as your lot is paid in full, and you have all the proper documentation to build on the land.
Yesterday! Obtaining residency can sometimes be a long process. It is advised to start as soon as possible! We have a great immigration lawyer we can refer you to!
It's up to you! You will first need a temporary visa which allows you to stay in Mexico for 180 days, then you can apply for a 4-year residency. It would be better to get it and not need it, then need it and not be able to get it fast enough.
Neek Lu'um is a special community, and we want to have like-minded people in the community to keep the harmony. You are able to rent to like-minded people and we would want to get to know them first. So it would be better to find a long-term renter. An AirBnb situation would not work.
Though we would want you to stay with us for a long time, we understand that situations arise, and you may need to sell your membership. Yes, you can sell your membership. Keeping in mind that the person will need to go through the same process you did to join the community.
Progresso Mexico is about a 1.5-hour drive from Neek Lu'um. You could easily pack a lunch and make a day trip out of it! If you want to swim- Neek Lu'um is surrounded by some really beautiful Cenotes that you're able to swim in!