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Timeshares in Mexico

Mexico timeshares have been around since the early 1970s but in recent years have become one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Mexico's 6000 miles of coast attracts thousands of sun seeking holiday makers each year. There are approximately 278 timeshare projects in Mexico many of which are divided among the nine main coastal resorts of Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Acapulco, Mazatlan, Los Cabos, Ixtapa, Manzanillo, Cozumel and Huatulco.

The Pacific coast (west coast) has destinations particularly good for activities such as surfing, windsurfing and sport fishing. Mazatlan has the reputation of being "the greatest fishing trap in the southern hemisphere" and, along with the rest of the Gulf of California, is a favourite spot for sports fishing. Baja California is rumored to be the best place on the west coast for windsurfing while the best surfing spots can be found between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco have the greatest concentration of timeshare projects on the west coast enticing visitors with the promise of luxury resorts, indulgent past times and a leisurely atmosphere.

On the east coast tourist areas like Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen offer extravagant, sun soaked Caribbean holidays attracting travelers looking for world class resorts, fantastic shopping, active nightlife, eco parks and ancient Mayan history. Snorkeling and diving are particularly good along the entire east coast as the warm Caribbean waters shelter the second largest coral reef in the world along with an abundance of colourful marine life. Cancun is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country with a vast number of Mexico's timeshares concentrated along the small strip of an island.

Hiking, horseback riding and mountain climbing are among the top activities available. Further inland you can climb volcanoes for spectacular views. Golf has become an extremely popular sport in Mexico with many world class courses available and at more reasonable prices compared to similar courses in the US.

The overall average temperature in Mexico is around 80° F and there are more than 240 days of sunshine each year. Rain is a rare occurrence as the country in generally very dry. Coastal areas can get very hot and humid while inland areas are much drier and more temperate. The peak tourist season is between July and August when the majority of travelers are on summer vacation. The southern coast can get particularly humid during these months. If you are looking for Mexico timeshares that will provide you with the maximum trading power then it would be best to buy an interval during this peak season.

The average maintenance costs per timeshare week in Mexico are around $325 with the average purchase price at $9,400. Resale prices can go from $5000 up to $13,000 for two bedroom units depending on the resort area and the season. Prices are generally higher in Puerto Vallarta and Cancun.

Mexico timeshares have a reputation for fraudulent sales which may put customers off buying here but Mexico's consumer protection department, Profeco, has an entire government department devoted to dealing with timeshare complaints. Click here to visit the website and go to the "Attention to foreigners" section.

Mexican law states that anyone purchasing a timeshare has a five day rescission (cancellation) period that cannot be waived. Many buyers are asked to sign a waiver which is simply a ploy to make them believe they cannot cancel their purchase. This waiver is a fraud and is illegal. If this is offered it is advisable simply to walk away. If a purchase is cancelled you are entitled to a full refund including the deposit. If you do not receive this, contact the above consumer protection department. Click here for more information on timeshare fraud and how to avoid shady timeshare sales.