BuyPlaya Akumal Real Estate is a family owned and operated Riviera Maya real estate agency offering comprehensive Buy Broker Services for vacation homebuyers and investors from the United States, Canada and across the globe. Our professional, multi-lingual agents have been living and working in this region for years and have a complete knowledge of Playa del Carmen real estate as well as properties for sale in Akumal, Puerto Aventuras, Puerto Morelos and Tulum. If you are curious about the Riviera Maya real estate market, our Buyers agents can show you the very best deals and investment opportunities.

We represent a wide variety of Riviera Maya real estate listings including beachfront condos and homes in gated communities on golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones II, Nick Price and Greg Norman. Luxurious beach homes can be found in Playacar Phase 1, Akumal, Akumal Sur, Soliman Bay and Tankah and more eco-friendly properties located inside the Sian Kaan Biosphere. Boaters and sport fishermen will be sure to feel right at home in Puerto Aventuras. Do you dream of working and living in this tropical paradise? Ask our agents about our hotels for sale and properties suited for B&B living.

The process of buying real estate in Mexico is indeed different than it is in Canada and the United States. That does not mean it has to be difficult or risky. Working exclusively for you, whether you are a Buyer or a Seller, we will insure that your interests are protected and your desires are met.




Rob KinnonMy wife, Michele, and I are residents of Playa del Carmen, Mexico and we have been involved with Riviera Maya real estate for almost eight years as developers and as investors. We are living here, raising our children, and investing in the fastest growing Playa del Carmen real estate market in the world!

We will use our contacts in the region and market knowledge to find you the property that best meets your needs. Whether you are looking for the perfect retirement home, a family vacation retreat or an income producing Real Estate investment opportunity, trust us to help you find that one special property that exceeds all your expectations. Our Riviera Maya Estate Listings feature a wide array of property for sale in Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and Tulum. Find current listings for condos for sale, luxury beachfront villas, building lots, hotels for sale and more. Browse through our listings or use our customizable Advanced Property Search to receive up to the minute market notifications whenever a new listing is posted and find the property that fulfills all your desires.

We are uniquely qualified to assist you in your search for the property that best fits your needs and guide you through the process from Buyer to Property Owner. Why? Because we have done it! Let us put our experience to work for you.

akumal-real-estate-agentCarlos Martínez, is originally from the city of Leon, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Trade from the University of La Salle.

His career path has taken him through various national and international companies. Some of his career highlights include several top-level positions in Mexico’s automotive industry and commercial advisory positions for several companies in Leon’s world-famous leather footwear manufacturing industry.

Carlos relocated to Playa del Carmen eight years ago where he has pursued a successful career in Playa del Carmen real estate sales, first as a real estate agent and later as a sales manager. As the sales manager for two of the Riviera Maya’s most reputable and prolific real estate developers, he has through diligence and perseverance, successfully sold-out several luxury condominium developments in this very competitive and challenging market.

With his great sense of responsibility and passion for real estate sales, Carlos Martínez, is devoted to integrating discretion and kindness to the dedicated service he promises to each customer, while adeptly handling real estate transactions from start to finish. His goal is to exceed the expectations of customers, investors, and families who have come to live, enjoy and do business in the Riviera Maya.


Sarah Fouts – I am originally from Arizona, but I have been living in Mexico for over 25 years. I grew up in Sonora, moved to Guadalajara and now I call the Mayan Riviera home. I know first hand what its like to permanently relocate to Mexico and grow up as an American while adopting a Mexican lifestyle and its traditions.

I hold a Bachelors degree in Interior Design and Landscaping. I am also licensed to sell Real Estate for the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Being a true people person, the Real Estate industry came naturally to me as I truly enjoy helping people make their Mayan Riviera dreams come true while always looking out for my clients’ best interests.

In my free time, I enjoy completing DIY projects in my recently purchased home, discovering different beaches in the area, or simply relaxing in my palapa with my rescue dogs.


Mike Shopmeyer

Mike Shopmeyer - My wife, Princesa and I are from Oregon and we began vacationing in Playa Del Carmen in the mid 1990's.  Each time we came on vacation, we stayed longer than the last, until we found ourselves staying for months rather than weeks.  During yet another long vacation to Playa in 2002, we thought of returning to Oregon, selling our home and small business and coming to Playa for a full year's vacation in order to get Playa out of our system once and for all.  That thought became a reality in 2003 and incredibly, but quite explainably, Playa has been our fulltime home ever since.

I began selling real estate in Playa del Carmen in late 2003 and spent eight very successful and rewarding years with Coldwell Banker in Playa before being invited to join the BuyPlaya team as an agent and team member.  I feel very privileged to have joined such a professional company and dedicated group of fellow associates most of whom I have known since my early days in Playa. I feel very confident when I say that our team will make your entire real estate transaction as pleasant and productive as possible before, during and after the sale.

I am available at any time by email, phone, or best of all, in person, when you are here in Playa. I hope to hear from you and meet you soon in this very special place.



Marieke BrownMarieke Brown - Originally from the bonnie shores of Scotland, I came to the Riviera Maya in 2005 for scuba diving, and to explore the underwater cave systems. The plan was to stay here for a couple of months, to enjoy the area, and to explore some of the most incredible cave systems in the world.  I fell in love with the Riviera Maya and the people, and made my permanent home in the village of Akumal, where I live with my husband and our young kids. The quality of life that we have here is extremely high, and I feel blessed every day to be able to raise my children in such a beautiful and multicultural place.

I have been working in property rentals and now real estate for the last 8 years, and have an in-depth knowledge of the local area, and also the ins and outs of being an expat living in Mexico, and owning property here. I am delighted to be part of the highly experienced BuyPlaya team.  Every member of this company is a joy to work with, and make the process of owning your own piece of paradise easy, safe, and hassle free.