Subregion: Amapas

Amapas Photo

Sitting side by side on the hills surrounding Puerto Vallarta's southern boundary, Amapas and Conchas Chinas are upscale residential neighborhoods with both upper and lower sections, as divided by the Carr. 200 South highway. Here, traditional Vallarta-style villas and modern condominiums sit next to each other, sharing a spectacular view of Banderas Bay, in the case of those located high up on the hill, or within walking distance to the beach, or direct access to it for the lower sections.

What makes the area exceptional are the amazing views. There isn't much in the way of shopping or restaurant opportunities, that all happens down below in downtown Vallarta, so in most cases you'll need a car. Here, you can enjoy peace and quiet with panoramic views of the bay, with all that Vallarta has to offer just minutes away.