Baja California is the most attractive state for medical tourism due to its proximity to the United States, but Cancun is also building properties to meet the demand for medical services from domestic and foreign visitors. The developer Grupo Luximia laid the first stone of the Luximia Med project, a 121-office tower located in Puerto Cancun, which is oriented to luxury medical tourism.
Mauricio Rovirosa, Director of Operations of the firm, said that the Government of Quintana Roo is making an effort to promote medical tourism, a niche that emerged in Baja California, but whose trend is also present in other tourist destinations, such as Cancun. One of Cancun's advantages to promote itself as a destination for medical tourism is the connectivity of the airport, he said.
"We are focused on Puerto Cancun, a high capital gain area with a lot of growth and a high level or triple-A population. The medical office's project is to reinforce the services that the demographics are demanding. People want to have their family doctor close by," explained Rovirosa.
The area consists of 400 hectares, where more than 5,000 families live. The project is oriented to serve the residents of Puerto Cancun, but it will not be a closed area. The offices will be open to those who wish to receive medical attention or people who are on vacation and need a medical consultation. Grupo Luximia's investment is 200 million pesos and it is estimated to be completed in March 2024. Although construction has not yet begun, 35% of the building has already been sold.
"This tells us that it has a lot of commercial scopes and there is a lot of demand from doctors who want to invest to have their own offices," added Rovirosa. The price of the offices starts at 3.5 million pesos. A 30% down payment is required; in addition, 40% can be financed at 23 months with no interest, and the remaining 30% is paid upon delivery.
On the first floor, there will be commercial premises, pharmacies, clinical analysis laboratories, and health-related businesses. Grupo Luximia operates only in Quintana Roo and considers that the real estate sector in the state is already recovering after the slowdown it had during the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.