Buying a Beachfront Property in Puerto Vallarta Part 3: Playa Mismaloya, Boca de Tomatlan, Yelapa, Las Animas, Quimixto, and Caletas

Beachfront properties are a huge draw for investors and renters alike. This week, in part 3 of our series, on Buying Beachfront Properties, we take a look at some spots heading southward, down the coast from Puerto Vallarta.

Playa Mismaloya
This underappreciated jewel in the crown of the Bay of Banderas, is a little farther south on Highway 200 from Vallarta, by about 20 minutes. Living out here has a dreamlike quality. A great beach, nestled in a calm cove; gorgeous views all around with the Sierra Madres as a backdrop, and beautiful Los Arcos floating out in the Bay. You can almost imagine that you’re basking in Sorrento on the Amalfi coast of Italy.

People who live down here, are passionate, and will tell you about the great little eateries; the zoo, (where you can feed the hippo and giraffe!) and the quaint and friendly town. You don’t have all of the action and nightlife of Puerto Vallarta, but this is the perfect paradise getaway.

Reasonably priced condos are available directly above the beach, and, for the more intrepid, there are extraordinary villas and condos just up the hill on Lomas De Mismaloya, with mind-blowing views.

Vacation rentals are not as brisk out this way, but the people who know it, LOVE it!

Boca de Tomatlan
There are houses and villas around Boca, but this area is mostly known for boat and water taxi arrival and embarkation to Yelapa and other spots not easily accessible via car. Some interesting villas dotting the hillside, but most tend to be more rustic.  Also, a few vacation rentals and B&Bs can be found, which are fun and offbeat. Beach restaurants offer some interesting people watching, and you’re also at the mouth of the Rio Horcones, with some great hiking opportunities in the area.

This is definitely a choice for the visitor who wants a simpler Mexican experience. More isolated but, but still only about 30 minutes from Vallarta.

Yelapa, Las Animas, Quimixto, and Caletas
For utter and complete seclusion, Yelapa, and the surrounding little villages are an excellent choice. No traffic, a slower pace and lush vegetation everywhere you turn. Just hang your hammock and dream the island dream. Internet and some modern amenities are available, but you are definitely choosing a more rugged lifestyle. Supplies are all brought by water taxi, so you need to coordinate your week around periodic boat trips back and forth to civilization.  Lots of artists, musicians, and spiritual folk choose Yelapa, making the locals far from boring.

These areas are ejidal (part of the indigenous concession) meaning that technically you cannot own the land, though you can apply for a long-term lease.  Properties range from a luxurious resort to simple casitas.

The G3MEX team is always available to help you find your dream paradise property. Call or email us at: or Mexico 322-209-0832, from the U.S. 760-650-9739. Saludos!

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