Bucerias & La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
As you drive a few miles north from Nuevo Vallarta on the new highway to Punta Mita in the state of Nayarit, you will pass through the small cities of Bucerias and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Both small villages are located on coves with pristine beaches that run for about ten miles along the northeastern shore of Banderas Bay. This entire shoreline is slowly but surely being developed with small gated housing communities, small condominium projects, and beachfront villas. However, there are still many opportunities to purchase real estate in the Bucerias area and its pricing is still quite reasonable.
Development in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a bit more ambitious with construction of a world class fifty million dollar 400 boat slip marina currently underway. Their plans also include a two kilometer seaside promenade, an outdoor theater, a commercial mall, restaurants and shops. These facilities will serve the thousands that will be moving into the many new condominiums, hundreds of homes, and luxury villas in the planned gated communities. Brisas Vallarta Lifestyle & Spa is one such complex where seventeen 6 story buildings with 390 condos and 122 homes is being built. These waterfront units will sell for $350,000 and up. The Condo La Joya Huanacaxtle complex will have 100 smaller units that start at $200,000. Real Del Mar is another new project where 59 new luxurious, two million dollar villas are being built on six summits overlooking the bay in the La Cruz area.
Los Veneros is a well established beach in this area and the gated community of Costa Banderas is currently undergoing construction of a 251 unit high end condominium project plus a condo hotel with an exclusive beach club, world class spa, tennis courts, full gymnasium, restaurant and deli, medical center, and an awesome walking trail.
In summarizing, there are thousands of villas and condos under construction on this stretch of shoreline from Nuevo Vallarta to Punta Mita and there will be thousands more built during the next decade. The only drawback to owning property along this beautiful shoreline is that it faces due southwest into the face of incoming storms and hurricanes, as infrequent as they are. Property prices are still relatively affordable along this coastline and the view, looking over the bay, is facing directly at the city of Puerto Vallarta with the Sierra Madres as a backdrop.