During the first six months of 2019, AMPI MLS Vallarta · Nayarit conducted a study to determine which of our destination’s regions are the most popular among foreign and national buyers. The results, based on a survey of the buyer’s real estate agent after a property is marked as sold in MLS, were shared with Vallarta Real Estate Guide.
By far, the most popular area was South Central Vallarta, preferred by more than 24 percent. This area, also known as the Romantic Zone, comprises the Cuale River to Los Muertos beach and surrounding streets. According to AMPI MLS Vallarta · Nayarit, people’s predilection for this area is due to having easy access to the beach and the amenities such as restaurants and boutiques in the vicinity.
The next two most popular areas are the Hotel Zone (18 percent) and Bucerías (11 percent). While the Hotel Zone is a very large region offering a variety of property options, Bucerías’s popularity has been growing due to its more traditional Mexican lifestyle, with homes and condominiums located along the beach.
Following these, communities such as Marina Vallarta (8 percent), West Nuevo Vallarta (6 percent) and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle (4 percent) appear. The South Shore, Flamingos, Litibu and Punta de Mita complete the top 10.
This survey reveals that communities such as Sayulita and San Pancho are also among those preferred by foreign and national buyers, as well as Destiladeras and East Nuevo Vallarta.