Luxury Living: Where to Retire in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

By NuHome Realty Co.
Category: Tips for Expats
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Mexico has never looked better for luxury real estate options. If you love the idea of retiring along the tropical Riviera Nayarit or in the beach resort city of Puerto Vallarta, read on to find your dream retirement home.

Small, coastal cities like Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, have been attracting retirees north of the border for decades, due to the warm climate and excellent standard of living. Known among expats as simply Vallarta, this modern city is a haven for those who love easy living, delectable food, and the opportunity to experience a new culture and language.

One of the main things to consider when discussing a move to Puerto Vallarta is, of course, where you’d like to live. Vallarta is divided into a number of zones within its city limits, such as the quiet luxury of Marina Vallarta on the north side and the bustling, quaint Zona Romantica near the southern end of town.

You don’t have to limit yourself to the city limits of Vallarta, however. There are a variety of property options in the surrounding regions, and we’ve got a listing to match every retirement dream.

South Shore

Just south of Conchas Chinas lies the beautifully lush and mountainous South Shore region. Panoramic views, private coves and jewel-green jungle all combine to make this an ideal location for nature lovers who enjoy privacy and tranquility. Casa Cielo Oasis, for example, is located in the exclusive gated community of Sierra del Mar. This impeccably maintained five-bedroom, five-bath villa features bay views and offers a quick walk to a private, white sand beach.

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Just north of Puerto Vallarta lies the fishing village of La Cruz, home to the world class Marina Riviera Nayarit. Thanks to an influx of expat retirees, this little pueblo has it all; galleries, restaurants, even nightly live music. You’ll enjoy peace and quiet along with a thriving cultural community. Vallarta Gardens is a beach front gated community where you’ll find our five- bedroom, seven-bath property for sale. Private pool, ocean views, 24/7 security; this home features everything on your must-have list.


Located about thirty minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita is a surfer’s paradise. It’s also an expat paradise; a friendly, lively seaside town surrounded by nature. Punta Sayulita offers posh residential living on a thirty-acre peninsula just minutes away from the town. Our three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath villa offers ocean and mountain views and private verandas for perfect sunset viewing.

San Pancho

Just north of Sayulita lies San Francisco, a unique, community-driven little village. Referred to affectionally as San Pancho by its residents, San Pancho is known as the cultural heart of Nayarit. You’ll fall in love with Villa Piedra 25, a four-bedroom, six-bathroom house for sale just minutes from the beach and San Pancho’s own Polo Field Club, La Patrona.

If you’d like to retire to a warm, exotic location with all of your current life’s conveniences, Mexico could be the place for you. If you love culture, tropical living and the beauty of the Pacific coast, Puerto Vallarta or one of its many surrounding regions could be home.

Nu Home’s expert real estate team can help you to find the perfect home away from home.