By Fabien Madesclaire
The North Shore of the Bay of Banderas, and up the Pacific coastline on the Riviera Nayarit, is a varied and spectacular terrain offering lovely beaches, lush jungles, world-class surfing, fishing and water sports. Too, this area is now famous for a large and ever growing community of environmentalists, spiritualists and yoga enthusiasts. Here you will find quiet a little Mexican village right next door to a gorgeous multi-million dollar resort. There is truly something for every taste and budget.
Some Highlights of the North Shore Region
Punta de Mita:
Punta de Mita has several personalities. One is that of a sleepy fishing village, with easy and less expensive access to boat rental for a day on the bay, or an intensive deep sea fishing excursion. On the other hand, there is the super elegant and luxurious resort side of Punta de Mita, where the rich and famous (or the rich and discreet) come to play and get away from it all. Fabulous condos and villas abound.
Heading north from Punta de Mita is the exclusive resort area of Litibu. Gorgeous golfing, perfect beaches, with some stronger tides—as you are now directly on the ocean and not protected by the Bay of Banderas. This is a hot spot for surfing pros! Find eco-friendly property ownership options at Rancho Litibu, where you can purchase a lot and build your own little jungle/beach paradise.
Punta Sayulita is up from Litibu and located at the very point on the ocean that leads into the Bay of Sayulita. Another beautiful jungle hideaway, with some spectacular lots and development properties available for purchase and construction.
We can’t say anything about the town and beach at Sayulita that hasn’t already been said. Here you can surf, shop, eat, and flashback to 60’s. A little piece of Santa Cruz California tucked away on the west coast of Mexico. The properties range from simple open-air casitas to luxury villas. Pretty much anything goes on this beach. A great spot to do some people watching; and a perfect location to let your freak flag fly!
San Francisco (frequently referred to by the locals as San Pancho)
Arrive in San Pancho, and step back in time to a more traditional Mexican town. Men on horseback ride through the streets and roosters run free. Tranquil, and laid-back with an interesting population of both Mexicans and Expats, a flourishing art colony (the Colectivo San Pancho) and a very active community of environmentalists spice up the scene. If you’re looking for a getaway, San Pancho is a perfect and very unblemished retreat.
Lo de Marcos
Small and unhurried is the word for Lo de Marcos. Your big decision for the day will be whether to nap in the hammock before or after lunchtime. Here you can commune with nature, the ocean, or a good book. You’ll never want to leave!
To find out more about North Shore properties, feel free to contact me anytime at G3MEX Real Estate Group: 322-209-0832 or on my cell phone at: 044-322-135-0424.
By Fabien Madesclaire