Single Story For Sale in Nuevo Vallarta on the Canal, Nuevo Vallarta

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Private Boat Dock included

•  3550.8 sqft , 3 bath , 3 bdrm single story FOR SALE  USD549,000 . Incredible Value!

Casa Canal is a special home. It sports a very rare private dock on the canal to the bay and new solar panels for free electricity! Walk to your boat from the huge terrace with a wrap-around pool. Inside, the high ceilings and huge living room open on two sides to the terrace, BBQ and pool for true indoor/ outdoor living. The ground floor also features two large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a laundry room and shop. Upstairs is a large master with lots of storage and a private terrace. The home has a lovely, landscaped yard and off-street parking. This gated neighborhood has 24/7 security for your safety. A steal at this price!

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Punta de Mita, Haixa 403: Everything You Want to Know

I have been receiving a lot of inquiries about Puerto Vallarta’s North Shore area lately, and specifically our new listing in Punta de Mita HAIXA 403 . I want to share with you some additional info on this area, please don’t hesitate to contact me with more questions, I am happy to be helpful!

What is the Punta de Mita, North Shore exactly?

Puerto Vallarta is located right in the middle of the 2nd largest bay in the world! Downtown PV and Nuevo Vallarta are considered the middle of the Bay, but anything North of Nuevo Vallarta then becomes the “North Shore”. This includes larger towns like

  • Bucerias
  • La Cruz de Hunacaxtle
  • Punta de Mita
  • Litibu/ Punta de Mita
  • Higuera Blanca
  • Sayulita
  • San Pancho
  • Lo de Marcos

How far from the airport are these towns?

Punta de Mita and the North Shore has the wonderful advantage of having relatively easy and quick access from the airport. This is due to having a more modern 4 lane highway as opposed to PV and Southshore cobblestones and 2 lane highway. From the airport to downtown Bucerias is just 15 minutes. From the airport to downtown Lo de Marcos (the furthest North Shore Town) is about 45 minutes. There is generally less traffic in the North Shore for this reason, although the traffic lights through Bucerias can sometimes back up.

Where exactly is Haixa located?

Haixa is located on the “Old Highway” which links Sayulita and Punta de Mita. This highway has recently been repaved and it is gorgeous! It is a smooth, wide 4 lane highway which swiftly connects towns like Litibu, Higuera Blanca, and Playa Carreyeros to larger towns. This is a very popular area for road biking as well with incredible views! Right in the middle of Punta de Mita and Sayulita, there is a large gated entrance into the Litibu Fonatur development. Through these gates you will find Haixa, as well as a golf course and gorgeous beach.

Punta de Mita, Litibu Haixa


How close to “big city” amenities is Haixa?

On the North Shore, Bucerias and Nuevo Vallarta are the biggest towns with the most amenities. The largest grocery store to Haixa is La Comer on the border of Bucerias and Nuevo Vallarta. Nuevo Vallarta has a mall with a Wal-Mart, Movie Theater, banks, Auto-Zone, etc. And of course there is always PV just another 30 minutes down the road. Living on the North Shore gives residents the amazing opportunity to shop local and from more mom and pop stores and boutique businesses.

Do you have any questions about PV’s North Shore or Haixa? I am happy to answer your questions!  -Christina

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Single Story For Sale in Litibu, Litibu

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North Shore Tranquility meets Luxury

•  3182.38 sqft , 3 bath , 3 bdrm single story FOR SALE  USD490,000 . Large Unit with Updates!

Immerse yourself in the tranquility and beauty of nature, while living in luxury in this spacious, and bright boutique condo in Litibu. Located on the 4th floor, this tastefully appointed, 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath home offers sweeping views of the ocean, gardens, jungle, mountains, and pool from every bedroom, as well as from the private wrap around terrace. The fully retractable and recessed glass walls in the dining room create an expansive indoor-outdoor space. Granite countertops, travertine floors, and walk in closets are just some of the luxurious details in this well-maintained condo, which comes completely turn key and furnished. Whether to be enjoyed as a main residence, a vacation home, or an investment property, the numerous included amenities are sure to be appreciated, such as a swimming pool, jungle gardens, Spa, Gym, Yoga room, 24/7 Security, access to a pristine and secluded beach, and close proximity to Litibu’s Greg Norman golf course.

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Bonito Kitchen Opens in Old Town PV

Well-known among both the local and expat communities of Puerto Vallarta, Bonito Kitchen & Bar is an Asian eatery serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with creative craft cocktails, in a cozy and casual ambiance.

The venue was previously located at De Los Tules 325, in Colonia Jardines de las Gaviotas; and is now venturing into the heart of the city with its one-of-a-kind culinary proposal. At the former location, customers will still be able to enjoy some of their favorite Bonito Kitchen dishes at the restaurant Ramen Ya, owned by the same family.

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Owner Francie Nguyen explains that Bonito Kitchen & Bar introduces her family’s recipes, renditions of classic dishes from Vietnam, Japan, Korea and Taiwan made from scratch. It will feature its own Asian herb garden and made-to-order dumpling station. At this new location, the establishment will also introduce Bonito Café, a new concept that will offer ready-made meals available for takeout and curbside pick up. Those eating in will enjoy a stunning garden setting and views overlooking the Rio Cuale, from a terrace adjacent to the Cuale bridge.

Follow Bonito Kitchen & Bar social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram, to stay up-to-date on news regarding the establishment’s opening.

I personally am very excited for this second location. I am lucky enough to live within walking distance from their original locale, but am happy to have a downtown lunch or dinner option when in the Old Town and Romantic Zones. They have a very unique mixology menu with some beverages *with and without alcohol* that will entice you!

Have you ever been to Bonito Kitchen? If so, I would love to hear what you think in the comments below! -Christina

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Single Story For Sale in Ocean Terrace, Nuevo Vallarta

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Fantastic amenities and peaceful living

•  2022.88 sqft , 2 bath , 2 bdrm single story FOR SALE  USD549,000 . Beachfront Beauty!

This spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath unit in the acclaimed Ocean Terrace building sits beachfront on one of the loveliest stretches of sand in Nuevo Vallarta. This second floor unit with two full bedrooms and additional flex space which can be used as an office or additional guest quarters. The open floor plan flows seamlessly on to the ample terrace perfect for entertaining. The terrace boasts a chef’s corner with grill, mini fridge, sink, and granite counter space. Master bath is home to an oversized jacuzzi bath tub perfect for relaxing. Ocean Terrace provides 5 star amenities like heated oceanfront pool, tropical landscaping, and 24 hour security. Walking distance to Paradise Plaza which offers a variety of restaurants, shopping, and gourmet grocer ”Sunset Market”.

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Grocery Stores in PV

Grocery shopping is a real delight in Puerto Vallarta. Many snowbirds fawn over the variety of fresh produce available throughout the year. With a variety of tropical and temperate fruits and a fantastic imported goods selection, shopping is PV is easy and enjoyable.

There are a variety of grocery shopping options for all types of shoppers. If you live downtown in the Romantic Zone, Emiliano Zapata, or 5 de Diciembre neighborhoods, you are within walking distance to a large number of open-air “mom and pop” grocers. Odds are your corner store (or tienda) has the basics for tonight’s dinner like tortillas, meat, fresh vegetables, butter, and even a bottle of wine. For a local one-stop-shopping experience in the downtown area, check out the Emiliano Zapata market in Old Town or the 5 de Diciembre Fish Market area. Both of these large outdoor markets are home to produce vendors, butchers, creameries, tortillerías, and more! Support your local vendors and shop like a local!

Emiliano Zapata grocery market Puerto Vallarta

Grocery Shopping “al aire fresco” in Old Town Puerto Vallarta 

If you’re looking for a wider variety of products in a more modern environment, then you may need to shop at one of Puerto Vallarta’s large super markets. There are a few options for you to explore:

  • Ley in downtown Puerto Vallarta (great produce and homewares selection at low prices).
  • Mega in the Hotel Zone of PV. Located next to the Sheraton Hotel. Wide selection of groceries, home goods, clothing, electronics, and gardening supplies.
  • Soriana in Plaza Caracol. Convenient shopping location for when you need to go to the Telmex office.
  • La Comer in Fluvial. La Comer is the most upscale grocery store in PV. With a wide variety of imported goods, fine wines and cheeses, and quality home wares, you will enjoy your posh stroll through La Comer.
  • Costco is a popular choice for many PV residents. There are some great deals to be found on items that sell for double the price and in smaller quantities in other grocers.
  • Walmart is another popular option for shopping with a full grocery section and everything else that the mega retailer is famous for.

No matter what your style is, I am sure you will find shopping an enjoyable experience here in Puerto Vallarta!

Where is your favorite place to grocery shop in Puerto Vallarta? I would love to hear from you in the comments below! -Christina

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Centrika Condominiums Puerto Vallarta

Centrika is a new condominium development in the Fluvial neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta. This elegant and modern building is home to 36 individual condo units with a variety of floorpans to choose from.

centrika Puerto Vallarta

Investing intelligently means that your next home comes with high surplus value and return on investment. Secure and in a prime location, Centrika is located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, near an array of amenities to fit your lifestyle. Less than five minutes away you’ll find shopping centers, beaches, pharmacys, hospitals, schools, restaurants, the airport, parks and more.

Centrika consists of 36 spacious housing units with modern, innovative designs. All units have a terrace with a view of either the mountains, ocean or city.

centrika Puerto Vallarta

Whether this is your first home, your second home, or an investment for short or long term, let Centrika fit your ideal lifestyle. Pre construction opportunities are a great way to take advantage of flexible developer financing plans.

For example, Centrika unit 601 is listed on our MLS at $236,621.00 USD. Right now, there are three unique payment plans that offer 15% , 20$ or 25% discounts.

25% DISCOUNT applies with 10% down, 70% paid before January 2021, and 20% paid on delivery of your unit.

This is an incredible way to save on a brand new unit, as well as get your pick of the best units at that start of pre-sale. As developers continue to sell the initial units, prices go up. Once construction is complete, we see prices increase even more.

In short, Centrika is a fantastic complex in a beautiful residential neighborhood with units *after discounts* under $200,0000.00 USD! Truly a fantastic opportunity!

Have you heard about Centrika in Fluvial? Is this your style of home? I would love to hear from you in the comments below! -Christina

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Fall has arrived in Puerto Vallarta

For the last week, I can’t help but notice that our sultry summer weather has shifted! The mornings are very breezy and cool, it’s raining less and the sun is setting earlier. 7:53 pm to be exact! The Fall equinox took place just a few days ago, and even though we are in the tropics, you can still feel the change of seasons here.

In general, our weather begins to “improve” in October. We see less rainfall which cuts down on humidity, and temperatures begin to fall. The sun continues its southern track across the sky and means less direct overhead exposure for us as well. I must admit, summertime in the tropics are very magical. Yes, it’s hot, but the storms make for some spectacular evenings and lush bright green foliage. But undoubtedly, the winter months here in PV are truly the best! Perfect beach days for 6 months straight, I will take it!

We’re not quite out of the woods yet. The months of September and October historically have produced more serious hurricanes than the earlier summer months typically do. Infamous Hurricane Kenna hit Vallarta and caused some damage on October 25, 2002. One year ago on September 29, 2019, the heavy rains from Tropical Storm Narda flooded and caused extensive damage to the village of Yelapa in the southern part of our Bay.

Visiting Puerto Vallarta in the Fall means you will be privy to some very fun cultural events. September 16 is Mexican Independence Day and is a great way to celebrate with the locals. At midnight on the 15th, there is the “Grito” where participants re-enact the speech made by Miguel Hidalgo which sparked the Mexican War for Independence. November 1 and 2 are the Dia De Los Muertos celebrations which are absolutely INCREDIBLE! One of my favorite cultural events in Mexico.

Are you ready for Fall in Puerto Vallarta? Have you ever visited at this time of year? I would love to hear from you in the comments below! -Christina

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