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Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 04, 2024

Summary: The most desirable neighborhoods in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico are Marina Vallarta, Conchas Chinas, Mismaloya, and Nuevo Vallarta. The average cost to buy a nice 2 bedroom home in Puerto Vallarta is around $200,000 USD and a nice 3 bedroom home is around $300,000 USD. These properties typically include modern amenities such as air conditioning, swimming pools, and outdoor terraces. Foreigners are allowed to own property in Puerto Vallarta, however, they are not allowed to own land within 50 kilometers of the coast. The best way for an expat to search for a home to buy in Puerto Vallarta is to use a real estate agent who is familiar with the area and can help them find the best property for their needs. It is also important to research the area and the local market before making any decisions.

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How do I find a place to live in Puerto Vallarta?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Versalles, Aralias & Fluvial just to name a few. Rentals are found easy with boots on ground. You need to view in person and no deposits until you arrive. Otherwise, most likely, you will have a problem with your deposit and may never see it. In Zona Romantica (my opinion is that it’s for visitors/tourist) you will have fireworks almost every night, many tourist, road blocks for celebrations/water repairs, spring/winter breaks, flooding during the rainy season, and parties non-stop," said one person in Puerto Vallarta.

"One way to find a place to live in Puerto Vallarta is to browse online listings of available properties. Several real estate websites offer listings of apartments, condos and houses for rent in Puerto Vallarta. Additionally, a popular option is to use the services of a local real estate agent or company, who will be able to provide personalized advice and assistance. If necessary, it may also be possible to use local bulletin boards in the area to find available properties. Finally, it can be beneficial to speak to local business owners, as they may be able to point you towards suitable housing options," said one expat who made the move to Puerto Vallarta.

"I initially chose to move to the marina area which is quite nice and a bit pricey but far from downtown Puerto Vallarta. I then moved to the Southern area of Puerto Vallarta, Old Town. This is a very trendy area and the prices are often far higher than other neighborhoods, despite this being the less modern area," explained one foreigner living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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