The changes I see as I go about my daily life in Puerto Vallarta continually amaze me. Change is change. It is neither good nor bad. It just is.
At The JG Group, we gather information about where you want to live in Puerto Vallarta and we share that with you. The changes happening in the Zona Romantica merit a lively discussion. La Zona Romantica is changing. A lot.
The south side landscape ranks high on the list of changes. Projects by builders from Mexico City and Guadalajara currently dot the landscape with mid-size (30-50) units. These projects, more than 20 in all, provide a new option for buyers who want to step immediately into the action from their front doors.
Projects that have sat unfinished since at least 1994 (which was my first visit to Vallarta) show signs of life with earth-moving equipment and building crews greeting the dawn. At the intersection of Ignacio L. Vallarta and Venustiano Carranza (where the former Espresso Italian restaurant sat in front of El Torito BBQ joint), active construction sits on all 4 corners.
Some buyers have traded an ocean view for lush jungle and mountain views with a larger footprint just south of the Zona Romantica where the sprawl naturally flows.
The City addressed many of the traffic-flow issues in our beautiful port. The Malecon (our beach front boardwalk) was converted into a pedestrian walk-way in 2014, a new tunnel to ease the flow of traffic in and out the south end of town was completed just last year. New sidewalks, planters and crosswalks welcome you to the streets in the Zona Romantica and maintain the Mexican charm visitors seek.
These signs signal an investment from the City in the Zona Romantica, one of the fastest growing areas of Puerto Vallarta.
Airport construction also heralds growth in any city. Additional routes connecting Puerto Vallarta with more cities in the U.S., Canada, and a new direct-flight from London's Heathrow airport, prove that local, state and federal authorities are investing in campaigns to attract global visitors to this one-of-a-kind destination.
This past summer we saw more of Mexico's growing middle class discovering Puerto Vallarta. As the community continues to work together, the summer months can be as busy as the winter months.
I don't recall ever seeing so much construction activity in Vallarta. New businesses are popping up. New residents are celebrating their new homes.
So our advice right now? Get on this wave. Get started. We can help.