With its bohemian ambiance, dreamy beaches, and wellness-oriented lifestyle, Tulum has become one of the most sought-after destinations for professionals and families looking to invest in a paradisiacal haven that simultaneously strengthens their financial peace of mind.

Currently, most investment options are limited to studios and one or two-bedroom apartments, but demand is evolving, and more and more people are betting on the multiple advantages of acquiring a townhouse property.


What makes townhouses so special?

A townhouse is a housing option that combines elements of single-family homes and apartments, offering owners their own space, but with the advantages of a private community.

Townhouses usually have a multi-story vertical design and share side walls, although the term townhouse is also used for gated complexes of individual homes that have a uniform aesthetic to adjacent houses.

Often, townhouses have their own front and/or backyard, but they also share a much larger common garden or green spaces that can include amenities like BBQ areas, playgrounds, and swimming pools.


Why invest in a townhouse instead of a studio?

Space and comfort for the entire family

Many have chosen Tulum as their preferred destination to live with their family thanks to bilingual education opportunities, a cosmopolitan community, a connection with nature, and safety, among other things. However, the vast majority of real estate options are condos tailored for vacation visits and not so much for permanent residences.

A townhouse offers ample and well-designed spaces, ideal for families of three or more members looking for comfort and privacy all year round. Unlike a studio or apartment, a townhouse provides multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry areas, storage, and its own outdoor spaces.

Townhouse in Tulum

Better long-term investment

Unlike apartments in condo buildings, those buying a townhouse usually own the structure and the land it sits on. While a studio might be an excellent option as a medium-term investment and selling later to capitalize on appreciation, a townhouse is ideal for families looking to settle down and enjoy Tulum’s beauty for years to come. Townhouses are often more affordable than single-family homes in the same area, offering greater privacy than an apartment and demanding less upkeep than a standalone house.



In contrast to condos, where the high turnover of residents can lead to impersonal interactions, townhouse private communities actively encourage the formation of a tight-knit community among families. Common areas and amenities are designed to promote interaction and a sense of belonging, enabling neighbors to connect, get to know one another, and forge lasting bonds.

Most townhouses are part of homeowner associations, responsible for maintaining homes and common areas’ appearance.


Townhouse in Tulum for families


Amenities and services

Condos often offer numerous amenities but can get crowded due to higher visitor traffic, especially during the holiday season. In contrast, townhouse developments provide more exclusive amenities tailored to enhance residents’ quality of life. Here are some exceptional amenities commonly found in these developments:

  • Swimming pool and sun deck
  • Gym
  • BBQ area
  • Spa
  • Children’s play area
  • Gardens, trails, and urban orchards
  • Direct pedestrian access to the beach


Properties with amenities in Tulum


Cardinal: the paradise living you’re looking for in your family

Cardinal is a development of independent townhouses that don’t share walls but come with all the benefits of single-family home condos. The development was designed to harmoniously integrate with Tulum’s environment, offering a deeper connection to nature, and with spacious units of up to four bedrooms, making it the ideal option to guarantee a home and family heritage in one of the world’s best areas.

Investing in a townhouse in Tulum, especially in a development like Cardinal, is a smart decision for those looking for more than just a property; it’s an opportunity to be part of a community, enjoy a luxury lifestyle, and secure a prosperous future in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.

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