Friday, January 25, 2013

Mayan Seaside

This 10 year-old development is a 50 acre, 100 - 1/4 to 1/3 acre homesite well planned community! They actually have 5 Mayan ruins (temples?) onsite, unexcavated, but government inspected giving them the "go ahead" to build. The ruins are located within the community park areas that offer a pier, palapas with picnic tables, 2 designated beach areas with ladders into the Bay and about 5 acres of open area that includes shuffleboard and horseshoes pits.

Mayan Ruins
Ruin mounds

According to Art Higgins, the developer, and a resident, currently there are 12 lots available for purchase and 2 homesites. One home is currently under construction. He toured us around the community, the roads are graded and smooth, he pointed out the 2 parks-the central one is about 2 acres with gravel walking trails that take you into a beautiful natural park with a gazebo, the other park is located at the entrance with gravel walking trails too.

Entrance Park
Entrance Park

Central Park
Gazebo in Central Park

The community fees are $250/year to cover the common area upkeep. The property taxes are $12-$24/year depending upon the size of the lot. The only other surprise cost would be the $600 to connect to the existing electrical posts-plus the $100 deposit on the meter. The community has a well that most tap in to for backup water--many homeowners have cisterns. One home has a windmill for electricity generation.

Seaside lot at "R" Beach
Picnic areas, horseshoe pits, shuffle board

"Nude" Beach entry

View of homesites around pond

Bayside park and pier, Chetumal across Bay

We were impressed with the thought that went in to the development of this community, the layout, the roads, the parks, the beaches and the common areas. 


  1. are there lots right on the water?im looking at lots on ambergrise caye as i have a boat and need access and secure dockage.thanks.

    1. Karl--yes there are 3 (as of last week) on the Bay, check out their website: and/or contact Art Higgins (developer) Specifically lots: 87 ($84,900US), 104 ($79,900US) and 105 ($109,900US). #105 is the only "true" water front lot, the other 2 are "water view". Art told us that #'s 104 and 105 have "interested parties" by no $ has been exchanged to hold them. The boat access is a community launch, no secure dockage (unless you build from your own property) and the Bay itself runs only 3-4 feet deep for "miles"-except for a few 20 foot holes here and there. Hope this helps! -babs

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