Cayo Culebra, the last virgin island of the Riviera Maya, for sale for 1.1 billion pesos


In one of the world’s top tourist destinations, the last virgin island of the Riviera Maya is officially for sale.

The heart of one of the most coveted tourist destinations in the world, a unique acquisition opportunity arises: Cayo Culebra, the last virgin island of the Riviera Maya, is officially for sale.

Priced at over one billion pesos, this natural gem promises to be the perfect setting for an unprecedented tourist project, surrounded by the unparalleled beauty of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

Cayo Culebra, the last virgin island of the Riviera Maya

According to the agency Europa Press, Cayo Culebra, considered by many as the last virgin island off the Riviera Maya, spans an area of 36 hectares. Located within the Sian Ka’an reserve, a quintessential conservation area, this island has captured the attention of investors and dreamers alike.

Despite the restrictions inherent in a protected area, where construction is severely limited, the island is offered with all the proper documentation, including permits for tourist land use that contemplate the construction of light structures such as cabins, bungalows, and palapas.

However, the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (Conamp) warns that any development must be carried out with the utmost respect for the natural environment, without altering the essence of this paradisiacal place.

Intrigues and legal challenges of a small island

The history of Cayo Culebra is marked by legal complexities and disputes over its ownership. From the first recorded sale in 1963 to the most recent attempts at commercialization, the island has been the subject of debate regarding its legality and the possibility of sale, given its location in a protected natural area.

The sale of Cayo Culebra represents not only an investment opportunity in one of the last bastions of virgin nature in the Riviera Maya but also a challenge to balance tourist development with environmental conservation.

Whoever becomes the next custodian of this treasure will have the responsibility of preserving its beauty for future generations.

Source: El Universal