Colonia 5 de Diciembre: Vallarta Living at it’s Best

Living in Colonia 5 de diciembre in Puerto Vallarta for the last 6+ years has been the experience of a lifetime for my family. Located in the north part of town starting at the ocean and reaching up into the mountains, the area is a combination of new luxury homes and condos and older traditional homes. Due to the topography, many of these homes have spectacular ocean, city and mountain views.

The area is well situated with easy access to beaches, the Malecón, shopping and great restaurants – not to mention one of the best seafood, fresh fruit and vegetable markets in town. Colonia 5 de diciembre combines the feel of old world Mexico with all the conveniences needed to live a very comfortable life. And because of the blend of people here – a large majority living here full time – it truly feels like a neighborhood more than just a tourist destination.

Options for housing in 5 de diciembre are many and the price per square foot tends to be lower than that in the south side of downtown Puerto Vallarta. There is something for everyone in this neighborhood with prices to fit any budget.


Here are some of my personal top picks in the area right now:

One of my Favorite buildings in the area is Las Vistas. Built by acclaimed developer Grupo HEVA (V177, V399, V Conchas Chinas), this modern well-maintained building in the hills of Puerto Vallarta is truly special.

Boasting large 2 and 3 bedroom units with great open concept living areas, high end kitchens and wonderful en-suite bathrooms these are homes that are made for living.

With a large heated pool, well-equipped gym, games room, 7/24 security and on site administration – all at low Homeowner’s maintenance fees – what more could you ask for? Check out these two wonderful 2 bedroom units for sale: • Las Vistas 21Las Vistas 31

Looking for a beachfront home? Check out this older, well maintained building right on the great Playa Camarones Beach. Spectacular views and proximity to the Malecon, beach clubs and grocery stores make these units ideal. And if you’re thinking about renting – these are rental machines.

Rather have a house? Then take a tour of these three luxury offerings.

Casa Delfines, an amazing 8900 square foot hill side home with spectacular bay views.

Casa La Vista, the Home of Views, is a 3.5 bathroom, 3-bath custom designed contemporary hillside villa.

Warren Brander is an expert real estate agent with Re/Max in Puerto Vallarta. If you are thinking about buying or selling an investment property in Puerto Vallarta or the Banderas Bay area, contact him at (c) +52.1.322.200.2253, toll free1 888 796 6606  or email:

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