Vallarta South Shore Real Estate


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. When you combine the boundless green jungle with the surf-splashed rocks of a coast interspersed with private coves, add a place to view the constantly changing palette of the bay, you have the South Shore, where rugged, low-density residences, as well as villas and other homes, dot the coastline on the curving road toward Barra de Navidad.

The Puerto Vallarta South Shore begins where Conchas Chinas ends, and from there runs along the coast passing the residential developments of Garza Blanca and Sierra del Mar to Boca de Tomatlan, where the highway turns east and heads up into the Sierra Madre mountains towards El Tuito. Although the highway ends, the border of the South Shore continues along the coastline, but without road access there is very little in the way or real estate opportunities.

Along this coastline is where the region’s first gated hillside communities were built. Today, there are a number of them, offering mostly single-family residences or villas. Interspersed are small beachfront condominium projects. The views are so good that often real estate prices on the hillside rival those of the oceanfront homes. The South Shore is still relatively close to downtown, making it easy to frequent the restaurants or stroll the Malecon. 

In 2011 construction started on improving the highway serving this region, which so far has been a big improvement. At this time we are not sure just how far they plan to go with the road improvements, if it will reach to Mismaloya or not. But for most of the real estate along this road, access to Vallarta and the rest of the bay just got a whole lot better. 

More information about the South Shore.

Keep in mind...

  • Some spectacular views overlooking the bay and the town.
  • Some of the properties are oceanfront, both condos and homes.
  • Some restaurants in the area and downtown is close by.
  • Need a vehicle in most cases. Bus service but need to walk to the highway, or call a taxi.
  • For the homes on the hill, there are no corner stores to walk to, so you'll need to drive in most cases.
  • Steep hills in some cases, can get tricky in the rains.
  • Traffic can be difficult at times, as its a narrow road and hard for people to pass.
  • If golf or boating is important to you, you have a ways to go to find a golf course or marina.


Related Articles as featured in Riviera Nayarit or Vallarta Lifestyles Magazines
Discover Puerto Vallarta's South Shore Retreats, featured in the Fall/Winter 2011 Issue of Lifestyles
South Shore Loop, featured in the Fall/Winter 2011 Issue of Vallarta Lifestyles
Night and Day in Puerto Vallarta's South Shore, featured in the Winter/Spring 2011 Issue of Lifestyles
Hike from Boca de Tomatlan to Las Animas, featured in the Fall/Winter 2009 Issue of Vallarta Lifestyles
A Day in Quimixto, featured in the Summer/Fall 2009 Issue of Vallarta Lifestyles

Important sub-regions of Vallarta South Shore