Vallarta & Nayarit Maps & Regions

MLS Vallarta & Nayarit encompasses the regions that can be found along the shores of Banderas Bay, and then further northward, outside of the bay and along the Mexico's Pacific coastline. Banderas Bay real estate is some of the most prized in all of Mexico. It encompasses one of the largest bays in the Americas, and its shoreline entails two states; Jalisco, home to Puerto Vallarta, and Nayarit, home to many smaller towns such as Bucerias, La Cruz, Sayulita and San Pancho, as well as mega developmentssuch as Marina Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita.

To help you become more familiar with what the most popular real estate neighborhoods and regions are, we've broken down this area into nine regions and a number of sub-regions. These regions and sub-regions are used throughout the MLS service of Multi-List Vallarta, so if you are searching, you will want to be aware of where they are and what they entail. You'll also find more information available in this article: Vallarta & Nayarit's most popular real estate neighborhoods

Want to get a better idea of where each of the regions are and what they look like? Take a few minutes to watch this short aerial video of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.

Sub-Region Search

When you visit any of the sub-regions (not available on regional pages), you'll find a list of the homes, condos and homesites that are currently listed for sale in these areas, the most recently added to the MLS system. Start by visiting any of the sub-regions below (only works in sub-regions where there are currently properties for sale). On the drop-down menu for Regions above, the most popular sub-regions are highlighted in bold.

Puerto Vallarta

There's no doubt that living in the heart of downtown is attractive for many who move to Puerto Vallarta specifically for the romantic life suggested by walking along the Malecón in El Centro on a sunny Sunday, surrounded by the friendly faces of Mexico.

North (Central Vallarta) | South (Emiliano Zapata) | East Vallarta | Amapas | Conchas Chinas |

Vallarta South Shore

The South Shore is where the foothills of the Sierra Madre meets the ocean, creating spectacular real estate opportunities for both home and condominiums with fantastic views of the bay and back to Puerto Vallarta. It contains some of the most popular tourist real estate neighbourhoods and communities along Banderas Bay.

Garza Blanca | Playas Gemelas | Mismaloya | Boca de Tomatlan | El Tuito |

Vallarta North

This region is situated between the international airport and the start of downtown Vallarta. Starting at the airport it extends south along the coastline, to Marina Vallarta and down to downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Vallarta Hotel Zone | Marina Vallarta | Rio Pitillal Arriba | Rio Pitillal Abajo |

Valle Jalisco

The northerly and southerly sides of Banderas Bay are shaped by a small mountain range providing hillside elevation for the towns and real estate developments built here. In the center of this coastline starts a large agricultural valley that provides a long beach at bay shore, fed by the Ameca River that stretches back for many miles.

Aeropuerto | Las Juntas | Ixtapa | Las Palmas |

Valle Nayarit

As one of the fastest growing, most successful real estate investment regions in the state of Nayarit, the mega-developments of Nuevo Vallarta and Flamingos are known best for the full spectrum of real estate homes and condominiums they have to offer.

Jarretaderas | Nuevo Vallarta | Flamingos | Valle de Banderas |

North Shore

One of the fast-growing areas of the bay for real estate development is the region between Bucerias and Punta de Mita, often referred to as the “North Shore” since it’s the northern shore of Banderas Bay. At either end of this coastline are small, seaside towns, along with large, gated residential communities filling in, in between.

Bucerias | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle | Costa Banderas | Punta de Mita |

Costa Nayarit

Costa Nayarit starts at the northerly point of Banderas Bay at Punta Mita and follows the coastline northward. By road, you can access this coastline by following highway #200 out of Bucerias, or by taking the North Shore route through La Cruz out to Punta de Mita (#200a).

Litibu | Sayulita | San Pancho | Lo de Marcos | Guayabitos | Matanchen Bay | Costa Tortugas |


South of the Bay of Banderas starts the coastline of Costalegre. It stretches from El Tuito, in the mountains and Cabo Corrientes as the southern point of Banderas Bay, all the way to Barra de Navidad.

Cabo Corrientes | Costa Majahuas | Chamela | Costa Careyes | Tenacatita | Barra de Navidad | Costalegre |

Sierra Madre

The towns of the Sierra Madre are some of Jalisco's oldest communities. Mascota at one time was bigger than Guadalajara. San Sebastian was once a bustling silver mining town with more than 20,000 people, today there are less than 500. If any of the towns have seen real estate purchased by foreigners who want a second home up in the mountains where the weather is temperate year-round, it is Talpa.

San Sebastian del Oeste | Mascota | Talpa de Allende |