JW Marriott Residences Loreto featured in New York Times

There was a small feature in the New York Times today on the JW Marriott project at the north tip of the Loreto Bay development.

Most of the content is consistent with the information we provided in previous posts. Prices start at $750,000 with the first phase being completed in 2010. There will be a total of 9 buildings that will accommodate 201 full-ownership 2-4 bedroom condominiums.

One thing I didn’t understand was the mention of 800 feet of private beach. My understanding is all beaches in Loreto, Mexico are public.

You can read the article here.

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  • Greg Campbell

    Hi Loni,<br />
    <br />
    You're correct that individuals, including Mexican Nationals cannot own property in the Federal Zone, which applies to beachfront property within 20 meters (about 66 feet) from the mean high tide line. This property is owned by the Mexican Federal Government under the Federal Maritime Land Zone Law and applies to beachfront throughout Mexico.<br />
    <br />
    However, it is possible for foreigners and Mexicans to obtain use of the beach land under a concession granted from the Federal Government. This concession grants temporary use and, at the option of the Government, these concessions may be renewed for specific periods of time. JW Marriott Residences Loreto has obtained a concession for their beachfront.<br />
    <br />
    The concession does not prevent anyone from accessing the beach, it simply allows Marriott to operate a first class beach club for homeowners and prevents others from setting up business on the beach. It essentially ensures homeowners unobstructed use and enjoyment of the beachfront.<br />
    <br />
    I hope this helps!

  • Greg Campbell

    Hi Loni,

    You’re correct that individuals, including Mexican Nationals cannot own property in the Federal Zone, which applies to beachfront property within 20 meters (about 66 feet) from the mean high tide line. This property is owned by the Mexican Federal Government under the Federal Maritime Land Zone Law and applies to beachfront throughout Mexico.

    However, it is possible for foreigners and Mexicans to obtain use of the beach land under a concession granted from the Federal Government. This concession grants temporary use and, at the option of the Government, these concessions may be renewed for specific periods of time. JW Marriott Residences Loreto has obtained a concession for their beachfront.

    The concession does not prevent anyone from accessing the beach, it simply allows Marriott to operate a first class beach club for homeowners and prevents others from setting up business on the beach. It essentially ensures homeowners unobstructed use and enjoyment of the beachfront.

    I hope this helps!

  • Greg Campbell

    Hi Loni,

    You’re correct that individuals, including Mexican Nationals cannot own property in the Federal Zone, which applies to beachfront property within 20 meters (about 66 feet) from the mean high tide line. This property is owned by the Mexican Federal Government under the Federal Maritime Land Zone Law and applies to beachfront throughout Mexico.

    However, it is possible for foreigners and Mexicans to obtain use of the beach land under a concession granted from the Federal Government. This concession grants temporary use and, at the option of the Government, these concessions may be renewed for specific periods of time. JW Marriott Residences Loreto has obtained a concession for their beachfront.

    The concession does not prevent anyone from accessing the beach, it simply allows Marriott to operate a first class beach club for homeowners and prevents others from setting up business on the beach. It essentially ensures homeowners unobstructed use and enjoyment of the beachfront.

    I hope this helps!

  • eufemio

    &quot;One thing I didn&rsquo;t understand was the mention of 800 feet of private beach. My understanding is all beaches in Loreto, Mexico are public.&quot;<br />
    <br />
    UH obviously you don't understand how things work in Mexico, they might have bought the concession that allows them to close off the beach to the public? That never entered your mind before shooting off your mouth?<br />
    <br />
    And speaking of closed beaches in order for my nice Mexican family to access any beach at Loreto Bay we must enter through the lobby of the Inn at Loreto Bay. don't see too many boom box carrying Mexicans doing that do you? &quot;your beach&quot; in front of the hotel used to be OUR BEACH and until Loreto Bay buys the concession it is still OUR BEACH. I certainly look forward to Semana Santa 2009 festivities on &quot;your beach&quot; its closer to us now that Ensenada Blanca is closed. Get the picture? Advice- have ear plugs ready.

  • eufemio

    “One thing I didn’t understand was the mention of 800 feet of private beach. My understanding is all beaches in Loreto, Mexico are public.”

    UH obviously you don’t understand how things work in Mexico, they might have bought the concession that allows them to close off the beach to the public? That never entered your mind before shooting off your mouth?

    And speaking of closed beaches in order for my nice Mexican family to access any beach at Loreto Bay we must enter through the lobby of the Inn at Loreto Bay. don’t see too many boom box carrying Mexicans doing that do you? “your beach” in front of the hotel used to be OUR BEACH and until Loreto Bay buys the concession it is still OUR BEACH. I certainly look forward to Semana Santa 2009 festivities on “your beach” its closer to us now that Ensenada Blanca is closed. Get the picture? Advice- have ear plugs ready.

  • eufemio

    “One thing I didn’t understand was the mention of 800 feet of private beach. My understanding is all beaches in Loreto, Mexico are public.”

    UH obviously you don’t understand how things work in Mexico, they might have bought the concession that allows them to close off the beach to the public? That never entered your mind before shooting off your mouth?

    And speaking of closed beaches in order for my nice Mexican family to access any beach at Loreto Bay we must enter through the lobby of the Inn at Loreto Bay. don’t see too many boom box carrying Mexicans doing that do you? “your beach” in front of the hotel used to be OUR BEACH and until Loreto Bay buys the concession it is still OUR BEACH. I certainly look forward to Semana Santa 2009 festivities on “your beach” its closer to us now that Ensenada Blanca is closed. Get the picture? Advice- have ear plugs ready.