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
- La Cruz de Hunacaxtle
- Punta de Mita
- Litibu/ Punta de Mita
- Higuera Blanca
- 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.
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.