Conchas Chinas / Amapas
Pitillal / Univa
Ixtapa / Valley
Nuevo Vallarta / Flamingos
Bucerias / La Cruz
North shore / Punta de Mita
Litibu / Riviera Nayarit
This area stretches from Downtown to the Vallarta Marina zone. There are 2 distinct areas to the Hotel Zone, the beachfront hotel stretch and the area north of the main road entering Puerto Vallarta.
Whilst not in Downtown, this zone offers all the necessary tourist-related facilities (beachfront hotels, bars, restaurants, night-clubs, cinemas, condos etc) and residencial facilities (grocery stores, departments stores, hospitals, schools etc) within a reasonable distance from El Centro. The hotel zone is also the centre of many sport activities with the Agustin Flores Contreras Stadium open to the public. Many of the hotels along this stretch of beach have built small jetties to create protected swimming areas. As all beaches in Mexico are public these can be enjoyed by all.
Although along the beachfront stretch of the Hotel Zone you will mainly find hotels there are a number of new condo developments being built at the northern point of this stretch, just before the Marina Terminal, in an area called “Penninsula”. More traditional housing Real Estate is abundant north of the main road, most notably in the Colonia “Versalles” and the new housing area know as “Fluvial”.
– Access to downtown (foot, public transport)
– Beachfront locations
– Close to department stores and large grocery stores
– 10 minutes from airport
– Mix of traditional and new houses
– Lower prices to downtown
– All beachfront areas are dominated by large hotels, condos
– Main boulevard carries all traffic into city
– Noise from main boulevard
– No real cultural centre point