Copal is one of the most avant-garde real estate developments in Tulum, its location and construction processes testify to such fact. The growing tourist expansion demanded the development of a complex that could cluster in the same facility accommodation, consumption, and services without leaving aside the intimacy with the jungle. It is no coincidence that Aldea Zama is the location chosen to house Copal since it provides the best of both worlds: the comfort of the outskirts and the vitality of nature.
Zama comes from Mayan and means “morning” or “dawn,” a clear allusion to the spectacular scenery that is hosted every day over the horizon along the Caribbean coast. The term Zama comes from the viceroyalty period, in which this area was called this way until it changed its name to Tulum. Fortunately, the term did not fall into disuse and today Zama represents a village in the process of becoming a barefoot city. What is a barefoot city? It is a space where each fragment of construction is dependent on its relationship with the environment, each constructive decision is in tune with the layout dictated by the surrounding landscape. In this way, each pedestrian and bicycle route is influenced by the presence of plants and animal paths.
Copal‘s location is privileged in many ways, the hotel is an up-and-coming complex where there is the possibility of biking to the coast or downtown. Also, the various agreements with companies and people involved in the resort industry enable this location to be more than just a place to vacation, it functions as an extended home where networks of care and connection are formed. Few parts of the world are as cosmopolitan as Tulum and Copal therefore being at the epicenter of what is happening is an intangible asset.
In the next few years, Copal will experience a major influx of people and investment due to the construction of an airport in Tulum along with the Mayan Railway that will run throughout the Yucatan Peninsula. Fortunately, the complex already provides the needed infrastructures to accommodate such expansion, allowing all the inhabitants to be connected. The comfort of relaxation does not have to be interrupted and, for that reason, development in the Riviera Maya is in balance with environmental considerations.
Tulum has emerged as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world to the extent that the amount of visitors has exceeded its capacity. Nevertheless, local, state, and regional infrastructures are being built in order to meet high levels of demand and occupancy. Because of its proximity to Cancún, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, and Cozumel, Tulum is a major contributor to the Riviera Maya tourism corridor. As a result, Copal will experience a surplus value as a product of the city’s consolidation as a world-class center of tourism and real estate development due to the constant flow of people with alternative lifestyles who belong to high-end segments seeking to spend their vacations in this emerging exotic destination.
Most infrastructure challenges are about to be overcome, local regulations are being reviewed in order to provide greater certainty to investors and an urban development plan is being drafted with the aim of putting Tulum in a better state of order. The incoming years will be crucial in the transformation of this emerging market and Copal‘s location reflects the goal of becoming a key player in the efforts to modernize and structure the city by integrating Rumba Hospitality group and its ventures.