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Chelem Real Estate

Welcome To Chelem

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A cute little coastal town with a lot of people that speak your language. Home to the Fisherman, The Expat and Pig Beach

Welcome to Chelem, Yucatan. We specialize in helping you find your dream home in one of the most beautiful and vibrant regions in Mexico. Our team of experienced real estate agents is dedicated to providing you with personalized service and expert advice to ensure that your home buying or selling experience is a success.

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Local Area Information

Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Chelem offers an idyllic setting for those seeking a laid-back lifestyle in a tropical paradise. With its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and stunning natural beauty, it's no wonder that Chelem has become a popular destination for both locals and expats alike.


At Chelem, Yucatan Real Estate, we have an extensive portfolio of properties to choose from, ranging from cozy beachfront bungalows to luxurious waterfront estates. Our agents are experts in the local market, and they will work with you to identify the best properties that meet your unique needs and preferences.

We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and attention to detail. Our goal is to make the home buying or selling process as smooth and stress-free as possible, so you can focus on enjoying your new home in paradise. From financing to negotiation, our team of experts will be with you every step of the way.

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an experienced investor, Chelem, Yucatan Real Estate is here to help. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, integrity, and commitment to our clients. Our agents are passionate about real estate and dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience.


Thank you for considering us for your Chelem, Yucatan Real Estate for needs. We look forward to helping you find your dream home in this beautiful and safe region of Mexico.


Buying Process and Assistance

TrustFirst can help you with the finding, viewing and purchasing your new home or property in Chelem. When the time comes, we can also provide recommendations on trusted professionals to help, not only with the banking and legal work but also for the setting up of your Fideicomiso (Land Trust). The typical process for buying in the Yucatan is as follows.

1. Look at properties

2. Make an offer

3. Give Deposit - all parties present

4. Set up Fideicomiso (land trust) with lawyers

5. Complete final transaction at Notary - all parties present

6. Your adventure begins

Don't be fooled by "Cerveza agents" pretending to know the local laws and Spanish, looking for an easy commission.
Work with a seasoned Real Estate Professional.

12 Interesting Facts About Chelem

Chelem is a charming little fishing village located 35 minutes north of Merida on the northwestern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It is known for its quiet beaches, excellent seafood, and rich history.

Here are 12 interesting facts about Chelem that you might not know:

  1. Chelem was once a major port for the henequen industry, which produced a type of rope made from agave plants. Many of the old haciendas and factories can still be seen in the surrounding area.
  2. The name Chelem comes from the Mayan word "cheel," which means "small lagoon." The town is situated on a large lagoon, which is popular for fishing and boating
  3. The population of Chelem is just over 5,000 people, making it a small and peaceful place to visit
  4. The local economy is based on fishing and tourism, with many visitors coming to enjoy the quiet beaches and warm waters
  5. Chelem is located just 30 minutes from the city of Merida, which is the capital of the Yucatan state. Merida is known for its colonial architecture, vibrant culture, delicious food, and Costco. ;)
  6. The nearby town of Progreso is home to one of the largest piers in the world, which can accommodate cruise ships up to 300 meters long.
  7. Chelem is famous for its fresh seafood, particularly its ceviche and grilled fish dishes. Many restaurants in the area offer delicious and affordable seafood meals.
  8. The surrounding area is rich in natural beauty, with many opportunities for bird watching, hiking, and exploring the mangrove forests.
  9. Chelem is a popular destination for kiteboarding and other water sports, with several local businesses offering rentals and lessons.
  10. The town is also home to several festivals throughout the year, including a Carnival celebration in February and a Seafood Festival in April.
  11. The nearby town of Chicxulub is famous for its impact crater, which is believed to have been caused by a meteorite that struck the Earth 65 million years ago and led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
  12. Chelem is a great base for exploring the wider Yucatan region, including the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, and Ek Balam.


In conclusion, Chelem is a charming and peaceful destination that offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation and adventure. Whether you're interested in history, culture, nature, or just soaking up the sun on the beach, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this beautiful part of the world.

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"The rate at which emails are returned was all the indication we needed that this was the real estate company for us"

— Laurent P

"It has been a pleasure to watch K and his team grow into the wonderful service providers they are today. They're non-complacent and pushing the envelope in terms of what can be expected of a Real Estate Service in Merida and the Yucatan.. " 

— Mr. Gordon

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