La Cruz de Huanacaxtle (The Cross of Huanacaxtle) is a small fishing town sandwiched between Bucerias and Punta de Mita, hosting over four thousand residents.

Known locally as La Cruz, the town is situated twenty miles from Puerto Vallarta and is rising in popularity for those wishing to purchase a second home in Mexico. Founded in the 1930s, La Cruz has a distinct feel of an old Mexican pueblo coupled with a modern tourist vibe, thanks mainly to the modernization of the harbor and construction of the newest marina in Mexico, one of the largest in the country.

The marina has almost 350 slips that can accommodate vessels up to 400 feet in length and includes a yacht club, business center, sky bar, restaurant, seafood market, and pier.

A short walk from the marina is the main town square, where you will find cafes, stores, restaurants, and a genteel pace of life.

Life’s A Beach

As with many towns and cities that embrace the Pacific coastline, La Cruz is no different, with three miles of tropical golden sands, divided into five beaches – El Tizate, Cruz de Huanacaxtle, La Manzanilla, Piedra Blanca, and Arena Blanca.

Each section is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, or paddleboarding, along with its own array of palapa-style restaurants offering some of the region’s best seafood, delightfully served with panache and flair. Alternatively, for those who prefer to cook, La Cruz fish market has a reputation for being one of the best in the area. Here you can purchase freshly caught fish such as mahi-mahi, tuna, marlin, or shrimp.

Sunday Market

As well as the local fish market, La Cruz Sunday market runs throughout the high season with farmers, producers, and artisans from all over the region selling their wares. Local cuisine can also be sampled from the vendors cooking up a Pacific storm of gastronomical heaven.

Living In La Cruz

Investment opportunities for purchasing real estate in Mexico are at an all-time high. The market is buoyant, and returns are excellent. For those wishing to live a laid-back lifestyle away from the frenetic pace of busier cities and towns, La Cruz may be the perfect choice for a second home. From luxury condos to oceanfront villas there is something here for every budget and taste.

New builds and projected developments will see La Cruz become one of the hippest places to live on the Riviera Nayarit, a location second to none.

To help you find your dream house in Mexico, NuHome Realty has extensive knowledge of real estate in Puerto Vallarta and the town of La Cruz.

Based in nearby Bucerias, our professional agents can assist and guide you through the entire process.

For the very best in real estate investment and advice, call us today at NuHome Realty.