Popular Movies Filmed in Puerto Vallarta

Throughout the years, many popular movies were filmed in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Did you know that? Puerto Vallarta has been selected as an ideal location to film movies because of the small-town atmosphere, original cobblestone streets, and the lovely beachfront landscapes. Did you know that Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit (neighboring state) are also wonderful places to consider a second home to invest in? If you prefer to invest in beach real estate in Mexico, then you may be interested in the Villa La Estancia, which provides residences on the beachfront in a welcoming coastal community. It is the perfect location for people who are wanting to invest in a second home or a retirement home in Mexico. Continue to read below if you would like to learn more information about popular movies filmed in PV. You can also see why Villa La Estancia is the perfect second home in paradise for expats wanting to learn their dream life in Mexico.

Eight Popular Movies Filmed in PV:

  1. The Night of the Iguana – 1964
  2. Herbie Goes Bananas – 1980
  3. Predator – 1987
  4. Revenge – 1990
  5. Beverly Hills Chihuahua – 2008
  6. Limitless – 2011
  7. Sundown – 2016
  8. Godzilla: King of the Monsters – 2019

The Night of the Iguana

The first and original Puerto Vallarta movie that put the charming beach town on the map was The Night of the Iguana, which was filmed in 1964. The two actors that appeared in this movie were Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Although both actors were already married to others, Elizabeth and Richard began a passionate romance that attracted major media attention from the States to cover the affair. As a result, Puerto Vallarta’s tourism took off in the mid 1960’s after the movie was released. Likewise, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are credited for helping to propel Puerto Vallarta, Mexico into a top vacation destination.

Herbie Goes Bananas – Predator and Revenge

Just fifteen years later in 1980, Herbie Goes Bananas was filmed in Puerto Vallarta. This movie is an American comedy and adventure movie that was the fourth film in the Herbie series produced by Walt Disney. The movie starred a white Volkswagen Beetle (Herbie) that had its own mind. All around Puerto Vallarta, Herbie had many adventures, and it even went aboard one of the cruise ships docked at the Puerto Vallarta terminal.


In 1987, Predator was filmed just south of Puerto Vallarta in the Sierra Madre jungle. Arnold Schwarzenegger was the star of this movie. This is an American sci-fi and action movie that John McTiernan directed, and John and Jim Thomas wrote. Schwarzenegger was the leader of a top military rescue team, and he was on a very important mission to save hostages in Central America. Predator became a very popular movie worldwide.

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In recent years, several other movies were filmed in Puerto Vallarta as well. In 2008, Beverly Hills Chihuahua was filmed in town that followed the adventures of Chloe, a chihuahua that goes on vacation in Mexico with her owner. Chloe gets lost during her getaway and depends on new friends she makes including a German shepherd to get her home safe and sound. Also, in 2011, Limitless was filmed here. The movie was based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn, and it was directed by Neil Burger. This is an American sci-fi movie. Next, in 2016, Sundown was filmed in Puerto Vallarta. Sundown is a movie about 2 high school students that come to spring break in Puerto Vallarta, but they end up on a crazy adventure when one of the locals steals a Rolex watch that belongs to one of the teen’s dad. Lastly, Godzilla-King of the Monsters was filmed in Puerto Vallarta recently. This is an American thriller and monster movie.

Can you see that many popular movies filmed in PV? If you haven’t seen them all, then you should try to watch them soon. Also, if you are interested in buying beach real estate in Mexico, then you should consider a beachfront residence at Villa La Estancia. Contact us at Villa La Estancia today to see which properties are still for sale. Soon, you can learn how you purchase your own paradise home in Riviera Nayarit. Having to stay at home at Villa La Estancia is more of a dream than an inconvenience.

PV Opens Center for Respiratory Diseases

The Center for Respiratory Diseases has opened in Banderas Bay. The innovative medical facility was quickly constructed in response to the coronavirus and COVID-19 epidemic. Banderas Bay is proud to step up and do its part to keep residents safe. Read more below about the center which is now open to start attending to patients in need.

PV Opens Center for Respiratory Disease

While recent statistics indicate that Mexico has not been as affected as other countries, it is difficult to completely stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, if everyone works together we can reduce the spread and flatten the curve. The first Center for Respiratory Diseases is now open in Banderas Bay. The Center is a safe place to assist sick people with COVID-19 or other respiratory diseases. The center has plenty of ventilators, advanced technology, and top Banderas Bay specialists are available.

Center Was Quickly Constructed

The Center for Respiratory Diseases in Banderas Bay was quickly constructed with the help of local Dr. Amando Joya. He is also the CEO of Grupo Medico Joya, and works with SANMARE Healthcare Group, too. Construction started on March 24th, 2020 and the center opened on April 6th, 2020. Up to eighteen patients can be treated at one time at the center. The new Respiratory Center is situated next to San Javier Hospital in Puerto Vallarta. The opening of the Center of Respiratory Diseases is considered a major milestone for the area. The center includes isolated rooms for patients with intensive care needs.

COVID-19 Stay Safe Tips

The entire world is being affected by the coronavirus and COVID-19 epidemic. In Puerto Vallarta, schools, restaurants, hotels, and many businesses have done their part to temporarily close to help prevent the virus from spreading. In addition, local beaches and boardwalks are off limits to dissuade tourists from traveling to Puerto Vallarta for vacation at this time. In fact, any vehicles that try to enter Puerto Vallarta will be asked to turn around unless they are residents or work in the area. You can improve your odds of staying healthy by practicing safe hygiene. Stay away from anyone that is sick, regularly wash your hands, and only leave your home for essential services. Make sure to take the time to explain the situation and remind your children to do the same as well. Lastly, you can go outside to exercise, but always stay at least 2 meters away from others. While life as we know it has changed, maybe our lives can be better than ever. Together, we can all get through this and come out on top. Do your part to keep our community safe by using proper safety precautions. That way, before we know it, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit will once again be a great place to vacation or buy a second home. For quality real estate in Riviera Nayarit, Villa La Estancia is the top choice. Located on the best beach in Nuevo Vallarta, we have a limited number of beachfront residences for sale. Where do you want to go when you can travel again? Contact us today at Villa La Estancia to learn more.


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Top Reasons to Buy a Vacation Home in Mexico

Reasons to Buy a Vacation Home in Mexico – Villa la Estancia
Banderas Bay has lovely beaches, a diverse culinary scene, friendly locals, excellent shopping and interesting cultural events. As a result, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are desirable locations for expats that want to buy a vacation home in Mexico. Also, Mexico’s coastal real estate is still reasonably priced when compared with similar properties in the United States or Europe. Plus, the weather in the area is nice and warm all year long which outdoor lovers really appreciate. Do you hope to buy your own vacation home in Mexico? If so, keep reading below about Villa La Estancia.

Access to Modern Conveniences

While Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit has a laid back and peaceful ambiance, neighboring Puerto Vallarta offers modern conveniences, amazing restaurants and great shopping that expats adore. Many expats that decide to invest in a vacation home in Mexico love the variety of local businesses in town, too. In Puerto Vallarta, expats are happy that they can find familiar brands and products that they are used to back home. For example, Puerto Vallarta has its own Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and Petco. In addition, there is a large expat community that welcomes newcomers with open arms. Plus, even if your Spanish isn’t great, it is still easy to get around Banderas Bay. The large expat scene and tourism in the area makes it easy for new residents to learn Spanish at their own pace without added stress.

Outdoor Activities – All Year Long

In addition to modern conveniences, Puerto Vallarta also has endless activities for residents to enjoy. In and around Puerto Vallarta, residents will love the thriving small theater scene, live music, museums, local tours, and cultural festivals. There is always something fun going on in Banderas Bay. In addition, there is no shortage of outdoor sports and activities to enjoy all year round. For outdoor lovers, Banderas Bay is the perfect choice for active expats that want to buy a vacation home in Mexico. Are you ready to buy your own dream home so you can enjoy the Puerto Vallarta lifestyle, too? If you are, check out Villa La Estancia’s exclusive beachfront community located in Riviera Nayarit. Villa La Estancia is located on one of the best beaches in the area in the quiet neighborhood of Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit. Villa La Estancia also has resort amenities and services so that every day at your vacation home is relaxing and enjoyable.

Inexpensive International Flights

Last, but not least, it is easy to get to Puerto Vallarta. There are tons of international flights to and from PVR Airport between the States and Canada. Therefore, expats find that they can live a dream beach lifestyle when at their vacation home, and still get home quickly if they need to. Also, the close proximity makes it easy to have friends and family visit. To get a great deal on a flight, travel costs are significantly less during low season during the summer. Also, many residents find that the low season in Puerto Vallarta is still a nice time to visit their vacation home. While the heat can be quite intense, a dip in the ocean or some relaxation time inside in the A/C is an easy cure. Plus, there are less crowds and less traffic which makes your vacation time even more relaxing.

As you can tell, there are lots of great reasons why Riviera Nayarit is an ideal spot to buy a vacation home in Mexico. Do you want to learn more? If so, contact us at Villa La Estancia today to schedule a tour of our stunning beachfront residences. Located in the tranquil community of Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit, Villa La Estancia could be your dream vacation home in Mexico. Remember, inventory is limited so contact us today so that you don’t miss out on your dream home in paradise. If you want to have it all, contact us at Villa La Estancia today to schedule a property tour.

Top Puerto Vallarta Activities in 2020

Can you believe that the year 2020 is already here? Many tourist towns across the world enjoy a peak in tourism over the summer, in Puerto Vallarta the winter months mean high season. Due to the pleasant weather the area enjoys from November through April, visitors flock to the region to take advantage of great weather and escape cooler temperatures up north. Local restaurants, shops, and resorts are anxiously awaiting to welcome guests as 2020 is nearly upon us. Do you live at Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit and are expecting houseguests during this year’s high season that you want to show around town? If so, here are some of our recommendations on the top Puerto Vallarta activities to enjoy in 2020.

  • Take In a Live Musical Performance

One of the top Puerto Vallarta activities to enjoy in 2020 is a performance at one of the area’s local theater groups. Puerto Vallarta is home to several local theaters that offers visitors the opportunity to take in a variety of world famous musicals and theater performances in a cozy setting. For example, Act II is one of the best spots in town to watch a live musical or theatrical performance. The venue boasts several different areas where talented local actors and singers take the stage. At Act II, guests can sit back, relax, and even sip on a cocktail or two as they watch incredible performances by local talent. Get ready to enjoy lots of interaction between the guests and performers. Watching an amazing show in such a comfortable and welcoming setting is one of the top Puerto Vallarta activities to enjoy in 2020. In addition to Act II, Incanto is another local theater company that offers a wide variety of musical acts and live performances. Make sure to check out their large outdoor terrace with lovely Cuale River views where you can enjoy drinks or dinner before or after a performance. Another great spot to enjoy live music is at Bambinos Trattoria which features an endearing 4 brother ensemble that sings the best classic hits in English and Spanish. They also offer a full Italian menu that is delicious and well priced, too.

  • Become a Local Foodie in 3 Hours 

Locally based Vallarta Food Tours recently won the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards for Experiences. Vallarta food Tours has been giving visitors to Puerto Vallarta insider tips on the best foods to enjoy since 2012. One of the top Puerto Vallarta activities in town, what better way to get to know the best of the local cuisine than hitting up the most popular spots in town? Vallarta Food Tours has creatively and efficiently created a variety of food tours that give attendees a taste of authentic Vallarta cuisine from casual street vendors to fine dining. Join Vallarta food Tours and savor some of the best foods in Puerto Vallarta as their knowledgeable and friendly guides share interesting tidbits and local history. Make sure to come hungry, and get ready to taste the best that Puerto Vallarta has to offer.

  • Try a Mountain Bike Tour With Eco Ride

Whether you live in the area or are visiting, everyone should take the time to get outside and enjoy nature. Are you ready to get some exercise at the same time? Seasoned bike riders or novices should check out locally based mountain bike tour company Eco-Ride. Eco-Ride can accommodate beginner riders up to advanced riders, and offer bike tours in the area that offer incredible views along with a great workout. Skip the beach for the day, and spend time exploring the lush jungle of the Sierra Madre mountains just minutes from the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta.

In 2020, there are tons of Puerto Vallarta activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. To start with, we suggest you watch a live show, try the top local food tour, and take a bike ride on the outskirts of town. Try our top 3 suggestions on Puerto Vallarta activities and let us know which was your favorite and why. If you decide you want to stay longer or buy a vacation home in the area, remember to check out Villa La Estancia private residences. Located in the tranquil neighborhood of Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit, our luxurious beachfront homes have it all – style, privacy and access to world class resort amenities. Contact us at Villa La Estancia today if you are ready to become part of our exclusive beachfront community. Before you know it, you could be living your dream life in Mexico.


Golf, Golf and More Golf in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit

Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are known for their stunning beaches, fine dining, and a host of activities to attract visitors and expats looking for a place to call their second home. Furthermore, the hospitality in Mexico is warm and welcoming and the cost of living is low. But did you know that Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are teeming with options for golf fanatics?

Golf, golf and more golf in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit

Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are both booming golf destination that offer a variety of different golf courses to entertain novices and enthusiast golfers as well as professionals. The stunning golf courses can be found in unique locations, some of which have breathtaking views of the ocean or a lush jungle setting. The golf courses in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit provide challenges for all ability levels. You can find world-class golf courses at Marina Vallarta, Punta Mita, in the Sierra Madre Mountains, and in Nuevo Vallarta. These courses are spectacular; and if you live in the area, you should try all of them at some point to choose your favorite.

Here are two reviews of our favorite golf courses in the area.

Pacifico Golf Course – Punta Mita

Jack Nicklaus will surely come to mind when choosing the best golf courses to play at. Jack Nicklaus is a legend when it comes to golf, and he started creating golf courses with his company Nicklaus Design when he retired. The Pacifico Golf Course in Punta Mita, just 30 minutes from Villa La Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, is one of the best and most outstanding golf courses that Nicklaus and his team have designed so far. The Pacifico Golf Course features 19 holes, 8 oceanfront holes, and 7,014 yards of championship perfection. The “Tail of the Whale” third hole is a distinct component at this golf course and it is situated on a small island, which you can reach only when the tide is low. There are plenty of challenges and breathtaking views at the Pacifico Golf Course, which it perhaps why it has received so many awards.

El Tigre Golf Course – Nuevo Vallarta

Robert Von Hagge’s true passion is designing award winning golf courses, although you may only recognize him as being the Marlboro Man year ago when smoking was considered cool. Robert Von Hagge designed the El Tigre Golf Course, which is a creative masterpiece in Nuevo Vallarta. The El Tigre Golf Course has 18 holes that spans over 7,239 yards and a few of the challenges include lagoons, ponds, and beautiful luscious scenery. With each round of golf your skills will be challenged, and the “beach bunkers” will add extra challenges.

There is golf, golf, and more golf in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. Golf enthusiasts can be sure of a great game with breathtaking views and plenty of challenges.

Puerto Vallarta Icons - the New Pier

Puerto Vallarta Icons – the New Pier

Puerto Vallarta has long been a city of beautiful sights and features, but those who have been frequenting the city for a few years will know just how ramshackle and dilapidated the old Los Muertos Pier was becoming before its renovation in 2011. The modernization of Puerto Vallarta’s pier took place under the care of Architect Jose de Jesus Torres Vega, an esteemed winner of the Biannual Architecture Prize, and was completed in 2013. The old pier was always a centre of activity in Puerto Vallarta, but the new Los Muertos also serves as an aesthetic focal point for the newly refurbished Downtown area of Puerto Vallarta.

Contemporary Design

The design centers around a sail that winds around the very end of the pier and, from some angles, looks like a full sail boat. This sail lights up during the night to produce a colorful and beautiful visual display that can be seen from miles away. This backdrop is a wonderful photo opportunity and makes for a romantic atmosphere during an evening stroll. The pier itself is dotted with benches so that visitors can sit and enjoy the scenery, contemplating the ocean as they do so.

In a stunningly short period of time this pier, like the newly revitalized Malecon, has become an Icon in Puerto Vallarta. You’ll see its striking image in holiday brochures, in paintings and on postcards, but it’s not just a pretty face (so to speak). Los Muertos Pier is also a fully functioning pier from which many an adventure, fishing trip and transport boat leaves. Whether you are taking a sunset cruise, or catching a ride to Las Marietas or Yelapa, it is at Los Muertos Pier that you will find what you are looking for.

Lovers of culture and architecture will definitely want to put a visit to this newly invigorated Puerto Vallarta icon at the top of their ‘to see’ list. It’s likely, however, that you’ll see Los Muertos Pier during your vacation whether you specifically plan to or not. Just be sure that you take the time to admire this pier for what it is; a symbol of Puerto Vallarta’s modernity, growth and charm.

(Photo from Daryl Mitchel at Flickr)

Fishing Tours in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

Fishing Tours in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

Way before Mexico started becoming one of the top places to vacation worldwide, subsistence fishing was one of the main activities on Mexico’s coastline. Mexico has over nine thousand kilometers of breathtaking coastline, so it is no surprise that Mexico had many charming, little fishing villages. In fact, this coastline provides some of the best fishing worldwide. Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit is no exception; just fifty years ago this whole area was still just a stretch of sleepy fishing villages. Today, besides being an award winning location for international visitors, its fishing industry is still alive and thriving, only now it services on fishing tours, tournaments and supplying the many fine dining restaurants on Banderas Bay.

What fish can you expect to catch in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit?

Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit is epic for fishermen; there are over five hundred different types of species of fish here. Sport fishing tours are plentiful in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit and they are available all year long. Some of the most popular catches in Banderas Bay include: Giant Tuna, Dorado, Snapper, and Roosterfish. These fish can be found in abundance in the waters that surround Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit all year round. Marlin and Sailfish are another two popular species that are very much in demand.

Fishing Tours and Tournaments

Villa La Estancia’s tour agency can help residents and hotel guests organized fishing tours and register you for the fishing tournaments in Banderas Bay. The kind of fishing tours you can choose from include renting private fishing boats and crew or joining larger parties on fishing tours with other fishing enthusiasts. Most fishing tours in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit provide participants with live bait, top of the line fishing rods and hooks, while coming equipped with GPS and Fish Finder, crewed by a captain and deckhands. While catching a big fish isn’t guaranteed, when fishing in the waters of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit your chances are greatly improved.

At Villa La Estancia’s tour agency, there are plenty of fishing tours to select from. Likewise, you can book your fishing tour independently, with Master Baiter’s Sport Fishing and Tackle, Mike’s Fishing Charters and Tours, and Charly’s Sailing and Sport Fishing. These tours come with a captain who knows where to find the fish, and in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit the best charter fleets are provided.

Non-Stop Flights to Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta

As the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta quickly become two of the most popular destinations in Mexico, the area of Banderas Bay is also becoming easier and easier to get to! Most of the big airlines have now realized just how many people want to get to this sunshine soaked hotspot and as a result they have ensured that non-stop flights to Riviera Nayarit, served by Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport, are available.

Non-stop flights to Riviera Nayarit

No matter which coast you live on in the US or Canada you’ll find that major airlines in your area have now jumped on the proverbial bandwagon to bring you non-stop flights to Riviera Nayarit. Whether you’re on the east coast or the west, flights to Banderas are cheaper and more convenient than ever. This is great news for those thinking about buying real estate in Riviera Nayarit. Not only does it mean that your journeys back and forth are more affordable and comfortable, it also means that your friends and family will not have an excuse not to visit you!

Why are non-stop flights to Riviera Nayarit the best choice?

By far the very best thing about being able to get direct flights to Riviera Nayarit is that it allows you to carve out as much of that precious vacation time as possible for relaxation. No stop overs, no flight switching. Just an extra hours sleep before you head out, and sunshine and sangria until you need to hop on your flight back home. What’s more, you can get to areas like Sayulita, Bucerias, Punta Mita and Puerto Vallarta easily too as they are all served by the Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport located on the edge of Puerto Vallarta close to Riviera Nayarit.

Don’t sacrifice your vacation time, book non-stop flights to Riviera Nayarit from one of these providers:

Non-stop flights to Riviera Nayarit

From the United States

American Airlines:
Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix

Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma

US Airways:
Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix

Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Houston,

Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco

Sun Country Airlines:
Dallas-Fort Worth, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Frontier Airlines:
City of Origin: Denver, Saint Louis, MO

Denver, Houston, Orange County

Alaska Airlines:
Los Angeles, Orange County, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma

Virgin America:
San Francisco

From Canada

WestJet Airlines:
Abbotsford, Calgary, Comox, Edmonton, Kelowna, Prince George, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg

Air Transat:
Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montreal, Quebec, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg
Air Canada: Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver

From United Kingdom

Thomson Holidays:
Manchester, London

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The Best Luxury Real Estate on Banderas Bay

Mexico’s ever flourishing real estate industry counts the areas of Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta as today’s top destinations for luxury properties. Found along the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta together form the world renowned Banderas Bay.

Best Luxury Real Estate on Banderas Bay

Despite the downward trend brought by the recession of 2009 that brought changes in Mexico’s development and real estate industry, prices of luxury realty remain stable yet affordable. 2016 and 2017 paint a much better future for developers and realty investors according to real estate forecasts as prices are expected to surge in the near future. Luxury real estate buyers should snap up this opportunity to purchase property on Banderas Bay, before these lower prices begin to rise.

Banderas Bay No.1 For Luxury Homes

Mexico’s real estate market provides investors and homeseekers with luxury that is affordable. Luxury real estate on Banderas Bay is available at reasonable prices, which means that the house of your dreams is within your reach. You are sure to find a lucury second home that perfectly suits your budget and needs on Banderas Bay.

The choices for luxury real estate on Banderas Bay are diverse, especially in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. You can choose from stunning mansions on the beach to luxury condo units with swimming pools and resort facilities like restaurants, room service, world class spas fitness centers. The prices you can expect to pay for luxury real estate on Banderas Bay are highly influenced by the kind of neighborhood where your property is located and the future of the area.

Why you should invest in luxury real estate on Banderas Bay

A list of benefits awaits you if you decide to invest or make Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit your second home for luxury real estate:

  • many hours of sunshine and comfortable, warm temperatures year round.
  • affordability; both in terms of cost of luxury real estate as well as cost of living
  • large expat community with several social clubs (poetry, yoga, fishing clubs, painting, reading groups etc).
  • accessibility, including cheap flights to USA and Canada and international airport.
  • quality selection of fine dining restaurants
  • day spas
  • bars and live music venues
  • boutique theatres
  • sunsets over the ocean every evening
  • walks along the Malecon boardwalk
  • art galleries

Living on Banderas Bay does not only mean staying in your own elegant home or standing on a portion of luxury realty, but it’s having the simple pleasures of life that are worth sharing with your family and special ones.

For more information about the best luxury real estate on Banderas Bay, check out the full and fractional options at Villa La Estancia Residences.

Healthcare and Hospitals in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

It is a big step, but an exciting step when you choose to make Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit your home, whether you live here full-time or for a couple months out of the year. One of the biggest concerns that people voice when looking to make Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit their home is the healthcare and hospitals in Mexico.

Private healthcare and hospitals you can trust

If you are considering relocating to Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit, then don’t let healthcare worry you, because Puerto Vallarta is home to some of the best hospitals and healthcare in Mexico. Private healthcare insurance is also quite affordable, and much cheaper than in the United States, Canada or Europe.

Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit’s Private Hospitals

Puerto Vallarta has some of the best private hospitals. Take a look below:

San Javier Hospital Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta

The San Javier Hospital is one of the best private hospitals in Mexico, with a hospital located in both Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, which means that you can get to the San Javier Hospital from the north and south end of the bay. The hospital has a trauma unit and the trauma unit is number one in the state. The ICU unit is fully staffed twenty four hours each day and all staff is bilingual. The San Javier Hospital uses the latest technology, and if you are expecting a baby or you need care for a long period of time, this hospital is a popular choice.

Hospiten Puerto Vallarta

After the San Javier Hospital in Riviera Nayarit, the Amerimed Hospital is one of the closest hospitals to Nuevo Vallarta. This private hospital provides United States board certified doctors.

The hospital is open 24/7 and there is an urgent care and emergency room. US certified paramedics are in the ambulances and in the trauma center, so anyone who doesn’t speak Spanish will still be able to communicate with ease. The Amerimed Hospital also provides emergency air services to the USA and Guadalajara.

Hospital Cornerstone

The Hospital Cornerstone is a great hospital that uses the latest technology and equipment located in the old town of Puerto Vallarta. This hospital has CAT scans, MRI’s, heart and cardiac equipment, and dialysis services is provided. The Hospital Cornerstone is a Level IV trauma hospital with the best doctors that are bilingual and all United States and Canada insurances are accepted.