five minutes south from the airport, Marina Vallarta, with some 355
boats moored at various times throughout the year, is the largest
marina in Mexico.
The majestic lighthouse features a sky bar and is surrounded by a boardwalk of restaurants,
bars, fine art galleries, handcraft shops, jewelry and fishing tour vendors, it quickly
became the "it" place for living when it was built in
the early 1980's.
With multiple gated multifamily condominiums such as Portofino,
Bay View Grand, Shangri-la, Tres Mares and more; a golf course and some of the
finest hotels in Puerto Vallarta (Quinta Real, Velas and Westin),
the marina is a very nice place for a clam dinner or a night walk.
It is still a local favorite for family living, with many opportunities
for buying houses and apartments overlooking the golf course, water
Between the Marina and the Downtown area of Puerto Vallarta stretches
the Hotel Zone.
A long beach stretch with the primary concentration
of huge resort type hotels. All kinds of amenities varying from
restaurants, nightclubs and shops can be found within walking distance.
Featured luxury condominiums projects include Peninsula and the Grand Venetian.