Playa Flamingo, Playa Bucerias, Playa la Manzanilla and Playa Destiladeras Buying Beachfront, Part V

Welcome to part 5 of Buying a Beachfront property in Puerto Vallarta. Here, encircling the Bay of Banderas, we are truly blessed with a wide variety of beautiful beachfronts. This week we move up to Nayarit, the state bordering Jalisco to the North. Most of these areas are accessible via public transportation, but having a car is really a MUST, for shopping and getting around.

Nuevo Vallarta: Playa Flamingo
These are clean and mellow tide beaches. Highly secured by the hotels and resorts that run the length of Nuevo Vallarta. So, if you’re looking for a location without public access, this is it. Many people prefer this area because of the modern and luxurious feel, and there are numerous beachfront condos available. The developments include a lot of amenities and range from full to fractional ownership properties.

Because of the proximity to the airport, and the resort ambience, many vacationers look for rentals out this way, making it a good place to invest if you want to cover the costs of your property maintenance fees, and upkeep.

Playa Bucerias
Friendly and very relaxed, with lots of beach space, good restaurants and bars, and a quaint Mexican village.  About 17,000 residents, in Bucerias, mostly Mexican, but a good number of expats, too. A very welcoming feel—many people adore living here.

Beautiful condos, and villa properties are available on this 5-mile stretch of beach. Prices range from high to low, but you can find some good deals.  It’s a little more off the beaten path, so the vacation renters that you get will most likely already be familiar with this charming area.

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle: Playa la Manzanilla and Playa Destiladeras
La Cruz is situated about mid way between Bucerias and Punta de Mita, and is a 30 minute ride into downtown Puerto Vallarta. This is a quiet community, surrounded by pretty beaches, and with its own Marina, making it a great option for sailors.

Bustling is not a word frequently used for La Cruz. So, if you’re looking for tranquility, you’ve scored big time! There are some gorgeous developments in this area. Alamar Resort, for example, offers beautiful ocean and jungle views, with an elegant beach club. Too, there are a lot of other options for purchase here in La Cruz from simple casitas to luxury villas. Nice beaches, good restaurants and an excellent Farmers’ Market on Sundays during the high-season.

Vacation rentals can be a challenge, though, as there’s not a lot to do here other than to kick-back and relax, since it’s a little far from the action. But sometimes some peace and quiet is just what the doctor ordered.

If you have questions, or comments, you can always contact me at the G3MEX Real Estate Group office at: 209-0832, or check out our website at:

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