Why live in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit?

















Why live in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit? Well, I can think of one and a thousand reasons…


 I’ve been living in the region for more than 25 years and I can boast that I know it almost completely, although I always find something that surprises me. There are many and very varied factors that make this region the ideal place to live, and believe me, it is not a cliché. 


The main reason is that here you will find the quality of life that other famous international destinations do not offer. Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are two destinations that still retain their natural essence, so they are very popular among American and Canadian retirees, who are looking for a more peaceful place and a more relaxed lifestyle to live. In the case of Puerto Vallarta, it is a picturesque place that until a few years ago was considered a fishing village and now it is one of the most important tourist cities in the world, with more than 300 residents who live there full time. 


In addition to being a tourist paradise, Puerto Vallarta is one of the safest and most friendly cities to live in. In October 2017, INEGI named it the second safest city in Mexico after Mérida, Yucatán. In 2010 it was named “The best vacation destination in Mexico” by USNews.com; that same year it was named “The best place to retire in the world” by AARP (American Association of Retired People), and in 2003 it was voted “The most friendly city in the world”, by Condé Nast magazine. 


For its part, Riviera Nayarit is a true jewel recognized for its versatility, such as its location, excellent climate, beautiful beaches and sites for ecotourism and adventure, all seasoned with a rich gastronomy and an enviable natural environment that grant it its unique magic. 


This tourist corridor covers 307 km of coast in the western region of Mexico, in one of the regions richest in biodiversity, with wide spaces surrounded by nature. The destination is made up of 23 traditional towns located on the shore, separated by several kilometers from each other and surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. Both destinations offer excellent areas to live, retire and invest, each with its own characteristics and charm. 


The most popular areas are, in Puerto Vallarta, the Center, the Romantic Zone, Marina, the Hotel Zone and the South Coast, and in Riviera Nayarit we have Nuevo Vallarta, Punta de Mita, Costa Banderas and the North Coast, in which the towns of Bucerías, Sayulita and San Pancho are located. In terms of services and amenities, this Pacific region can be compared to any other cosmopolitan destination in the world by offering all the services and amenities that a temporary or permanent resident could desire. Some of the aspects that I would like to highlight are its beaches and its first-level services (although there are also a good number of almost virgin beaches); luxurious beach clubs and spas, restaurants that offer the most varied gastronomic offer, shopping centers, supermarkets, cultural and recreational activities and, of course, outdoor, aquatic and land sports such as surfing and golf, to mention some. 


The residents of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit also benefit from the direct connectivity offered by the “Gustavo Díaz Ordaz” International Airport with important cities in the United States and Canada, just 3 or 5 hours away. For all this and much more, living in this region is something that I recommend, with true knowledge of the matter. 


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