Banderas Bay is well known for its natural beauty, excellent climate and miles of spectacular beaches. However, did you know that the area is also home to archaeological sites as well? While the other coast of Mexico in the Riviera Maya is well known for Mayan ruins, Riviera Nayarit also has several important archaeological sites. Historians estimate that the ruins belonged to people who inhabited the area during the years 200 to 900 AC. Do you own a second home at Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit? It’s a top choice for expats who want a dream vacation home at the beach. They have a limited number of beachfront residences available for sale that also include exclusive access to resort amenities and VIP services. In the meantime, keep reading about Banderas Bay archaeological sites.

Pre-Hispanic Cultures Uncovered in Riviera Nayarit

Just 20 minutes north of Villa La Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, archaeological ruins were discovered that included Pre-Hispanic human remains, ceramics and utensils used during the Classic period. Historians estimated that the area was inhabited between the years of 200 to 900 AC. At that time, it is believed that a great civilization of more than 100,000 people lived in Banderas Bay. An archaeological feature known as a “tumbo de tiro” was discovered there that measures between 2 to 20 meters deep. Either circular or rectangular in form, multiple burial chambers that contain corpses and offerings are dug off to either side. The burial chambers are inter-connected to one another via small tunnels, likely used for burial ceremonies. In addition to Riviera Nayrit, similar sites have been found in the states of Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, Sinaloa and Zacatecas. Today, luxury resorts are constructed in the same area where the important discovery was uncovered.

Banderas Bay: Biodiverse and Beautiful

Banderas Bay is the largest bay in Mexico and one of the largest bays in the world. It is incredibly biodiverse and the perfect place to enjoy water activities including kitesurfing, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing and so much more. For Villa La Estancia homeowners, they enjoy direct access to one of the best beaches in Banderas Bay. In addition to the archaeological ruins discovered in the area, the Sierra Madre jungle is an ideal place to enjoy hiking and exploring. With lovely rivers that flow down from the mountain into the sea, outdoor adventurists can mountain bike, hike, or horseback ride through the jungle. Plus, Puerto Vallarta is just a short drive away. There, visitors will enjoy world class shopping, eclectic art galleries, and the iconic Malecon boardwalk in bustling Old Town.

Villa La Estancia Beachfront Real Estate

Do you dream of owning a second home in Mexico? If so, Villa La Estancia has a gorgeous property in Riviera Nayarit. Situated on the white sands of the peaceful Nuevo Vallarta community, Villa La Estancia is a hotel-condo concept that offers homeowners the chance to own luxury beachfront real estate. Villa La Estancia homeowners will love living a peaceful life in Riviera Nayarit, while still enjoying quick and convenient access to get into the heart of the action if they want to. Our luxury beachfront residences are spacious, elegantly furnished and contain the finest finishes. Plus, the property has world class amenities including multiple pools, fine dining restaurants, a well equipped fitness center, and soothing spa. With direct access to one of the best beaches in Banderas Bay, it is a top choice for savvy homebuyers who want to make a smart investment. We also offer full and fractional ownership options for qualified applicants.

Mexico is full of charming people, rich culture and natural beauty. It is also the perfect place to buy a second home or vacation home where you can create cherished memories with your loved ones. Are you ready to take the leap and prioritize what really matters in life? Your dream home at the beach may be more accessible than you imagine. Villa La Estancia even offers a Try and Buy Program that allows potential homebuyers to test out home ownership in paradise before they buy. Contact us today to learn more.


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