Marina Vallarta Real Estate
Marina Vallarta, one of the first mega developments in Mexico, is a planned real estate community on Banderas Bay. Conveniently located near Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport and only 15 minutes from downtown, Marina Vallarta was built around a 450-slip marina and an 18-hole golf course. It was developed in the late 1980s by Grupo Situr, originally a real estate developer out of Guadalajara.
Construction of the marina began in 1986 and was completed in 1993, ahead of schedule. Marina Vallarta, the first private development of its kind, was hugely successful, with units being virtually sold out by September, 1994. Marina Vallarta later served as a model for other similar developments by the Mexican government (FONATUR), such as Los Cabos, Cancun, and Ixtapa.
Marina Vallarta has three distinguishing landmarks. The first can be found at the main entrance, right next to Plaza Neptune, where, you’ll see a large whale sculpture built by artist Octavio González in the early 90s. Another prominent landmark is a lighthouse built at the end of Calle Timon where you can relax and have an evening cocktail in the bar at the top and enjoy the spectacular view. The third landmark is the promenade which circles the marina, a comfortable, easy stroll lined with restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world. The promenade is home to many local artists displaying their work as well as mariachi bands ready to play you a song. Thursday evenings, visitors can take in the Mexican craft and food market held on the promenade.
Some of the finest hotels in Puerto Vallarta can be found in Marina Vallarta. Short-term condo rentals are also popular, especially units along the marina promenade and beach. The 18-hole Marina Vallarta Golf Club, located at the heart of Marina Vallarta, is within walking distance to hotels and easily accessible.
The development’s proximity to the airport and the Plaza Marina shopping mall, as well as the downtown core, make real estate in Marina Vallarta highly desirable. Real estate opportunities include marina-front condos and homes, ocean-front condominium towers, as well as homes and small development condominiums along the fairways of the golf course. If you are interested in finding the perfect property in Marina Vallarta, Royal Club Real Estate has the qualifications and professional staff to help.