Life in Paradise (5 de Diciembre Puerto Vallarta)

Enjoy Life in Paradise

When I moved to Puerto Vallarta with my family in 2012 we settled in the colonia of 5 de Diciembre.  We had fallen in love with the neighbourhood, and for good reason.  Beautiful neighbors, beautiful neighborhood, and all the amenities – grocery stores, a full service market, shops, restaurants, and an amazing outdoor sports and fitness stadium (free!) all close by.  And now, 8 years later, 5 de Diciembre is becoming a thriving hotspot with everything you can ask for.

5 de Diciembre has an abundance of great restaurant choices.  To name a few, there’s El Barracuda, open for dinner and located on the beach at the foot of Nicaragua.  It’s a great family place.  Kids can play in the sand while parents sip margaritas at tables right on the beach.  If you’re a taco fan, and who isn’t, visit Pepe’s Taco on Honduras.  Fei Long on Nicaragua has a great selection of Chinese food.  And if you don’t see your favorite on the menu, just ask the chef and if he’s got the ingredients he’ll make a special order for you.  For Italian dining you can’t go wrong at El Traviata.  The portions are plenty and the pizza is excellent.  And then there is the view.  Spectacular.  You’ll find another spectacular view at Barcelona Tapas, further south on Matamoros.  And the tapas are second to none.

Barracuda Restaurant 5 de Diciembre

Beyond restaurants you can pretty much find anything you need within walking distance.  Ley grocery store is right on the main strip, Av. Mexico.  There are appliance stores one block east, on Calle Peru, as well as mattress stores, laundromats, convenience stores, banks, and the list goes on.

If you’re house hunting in 5 de Diciembre you’ll find traditional homes and condos as well as newer developments that have popped up over the past 10 to 15 years, including Las Vistas and Altazor.  The newest development in 5 de Diciembre is The Colonial.  Priced from $153,000 to $355,000 and with only 28 studio, one and two bedroom units it promises to have that boutique feel, yet with all the amenities, and just four blocks from the beach!

Playa Camarones Puerto Vallarta

The Colonial will be a sustainable building with underground parking, lobby area, central patio, fountain, security. It will have a fabulous roof-garden with pool overlooking the bay and the city, multiple use deck, garden, and terrace with grill area.  This is going to be a great property, well priced and will sell quickly.  So if you’re interested in finding out more, give me a call at 52 322 220 2253 or email me at

Colonial Puerto Vallarta

I’m excited about the upcoming season here in Puerto Vallarta, and especially reconnecting with clients and friends.  So if you’re in town or planning to be in town give me a call or just surprise me and drop by my office in the Loft Condo building in Zona Romantica. I’ll have the coffee hot and the cervesas cold!

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