Point 2 recently released their analysis for the top destinations for Americans looking to buy abroad, and Mexico came out on top. A big move as back in 2015 it wasn't even in the top three most-desirable locations. They came to this conclusion by analyzing what countries and destinations had the most searches on their website.
Within Mexico Puerto Vallarta came up as the most-searched destination, beating out second-place San Miguel de Allende with 50% more Google searches. Cabo San Lucas came in third place. They write Puerto Vallarta is a "superlative city (that) has all the lovely beaches, narrow streets, and colorful house fronts that anyone could wish for."
Some other key takeaways:
- Mexico and Canada remain the most popular destinations in which to buy a second home in the Americas.
- Puerto Rico — the third-most sought-after location in 2018 — dropped to number four, switching places with Costa Rica.
- Newcomer Honduras kicked Jamaica out of the top 10 most-desirable locations.
- New countries to enter top 30 include: El Salvador, Grenada, Anguilla, and Peru.