Sayulita Real Estate


Sayulita real estate opportunities are starting to surface in the this small fishing village about 25 miles north of downtown Puerto Vallarta in the state of Nayarit Mexico. Prior to the current real estate activity in Sayulita, houses and casas were restricted to the township and the location was known for it's rural beaches and rich history. The pre-Columbian indigenous inhabitants of the Sayulita area were most likely small bands of the semi-nomadic Cuyuteco. In 1530, Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán's account of his battle with the Cuyutecos at Valle gave name to the Bay of Banderas, as the natives carried colorful banners. Only a small number of substantial civic sites have been identified in the region, namely at Ixtapa, Valle, and Ixtlan del Rio. These sites were most likely tributary outposts of the Aztatlan kingdom centered in northern present-day Nayarit. Like most of the greater Banderas Bay area, the sheer remoteness and thick jungle prevented permanent European colonization until the late 1800s. The ejido of Sayulita was not established until 1941 when the first families arrived from the mountains of Jalisco.

Today the area has turned into a resort location referred to as the Riviera Nayarit offering unique Sayulita real estate opportunities. The most recent and luxurious of these Sayulita house developments is Punta Sayulita located on the beach just outside of Sayulita with casas, casitas and other villa style homes. Real Estate options in this community are limited to 62 luxury homes. The Punta Sayulita real estate development includes resort style amenities and is Set upon a pristine 33-acre oceanfront peninsula. Punta Sayulita is a refreshing departure from Mexico's spate of sprawling beachside resorts with Quaint, unpretentious and intimate, like Sayulita itself, the Punta Sayulita house and casa development promises to remain unspoiled. Its irreplaceable location on the Riviera Nayarit provides an exceptional Sayulita real estate opportunity and the benefits of privacy, luxury, and world class activities. Punta Sayulita is in close proximity to Playa Sayulita and to the main town of Sayulita with its authentic Mexican pueblo charm, cobblestone streets, quaint shops, excellent restaurants, and friendly people. On site is the family beach and surf club, a world class fitness center and spa, and an intriguing walking path and trail system that shares the wonder of the Sayulita landscape with the adventurous. The Punta Sayulita real estate development also features a wealth of leisure activities overseen by the club's attentive local experts. The opportunity to own real estate, Sayulita style, is a privilege reserved for the few who appreciate the privacy and undeveloped nature of Mexico's northern Nayarit coast. Nearby are resorts and homes for sale in Punta Mita area which is more developed than the pristine and private Sayulita house and casa choices available at Punta Sayulita.

These days Sayulita is village of approximately 4,000 residents just 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta which is a well-known Mexican resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahía de Banderas. The 2005 census reported Puerto Vallarta's population as 177,830 making it the fifth-largest city in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. The City of Puerto Vallarta is the government seat of the Municipality of Puerto Vallarta which comprises the city as well as population centers outside of the city extending from Boca de Tomatlán to the Nayarit border (the Ameca River). The Punta Sayulita real estate development is located to the north of this resort city, on a private peninsula on the Riviera Nayarit. Punta Sayulita Casas are 3 bedrooms, 3,467 square feet and a most extraordinary location -- just 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. Sayulita Casas have lavish baths, gourmet kitchens, palapa style roofs and a view of the infinity edge pool. Another style of Punta Sayulita Casas are the Casitas which have 3 bedrooms, 2,928 square feet, ocean and landscape views. Punta Sayulita's grande casas are, Casonas, with 4 bedrooms, 6,148 with private terraces, staff quarters, gourmet kitchen, extraordinary entertainment spaces, and a location beyond imagination -- Punta Sayulita on the Nayarit Riviera just 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.

Tourism trends

Puerto Vallarta was once named as La Ciudad Mas Amigable en el Mundo (The Friendliest City in the World), as the sign reads when entering from Nayatrit. Today, the presence of numerous sidewalk touts selling time-shares and tequila render the city's atmosphere more akin to tourist-heavy resorts like Cancun and Acapulco, but overall the city's reputation remains relatively undiminished. The Punta Sayulita real estate development does not include timeshare homes, and is located far outside the hustle and bustle of Puerto Vallarta's tourism glut--Punta Sayulita Casa homes are beautiful, private, and luxurious. Casual and relaxed, the residents of Sayulita, real estate owners in Punta Sayulita, and water-sport focused visitors enjoy true Mexican tranquility outside the rush of Puerto Vallarta. One of the greatest benefits of Puerto Vallarta's closeness to Sayulita is the availability of international flights and transportation options within the city that allow owners of Sayulita real estate to visit their properties at any time. The high season for international tourism in Puerto Vallarta extends from late November through March (or later depending on the timing of the College Spring Break period in the USA.) The city is especially popular with US residents from the West Coast because of the number of convenient flights between Puerto Vallarta and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. The air routes between Puerto Vallarta and Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta and San Francisco are by far the most heavily traveled of all air routes to the city. Puerto Vallarta is also a popular destination for domestic tourists. It is a popular weekend destination for residents of Guadalajara (tapatíos), and a popular national destination for vacations such as Semana Santa (the week preceding Easter) and Christmas. Rapid growth in tourist volume in Puerto Vallarta has given rise to rapid growth in hotel and rental apartment construction and the growth has spilled over into the Nayarit region making way for locational developments in real estate -- Punta Mita resorts are an examples of growing development areas in Nayarit. Four influences converged during the 1960s and early 1970s to launch Puerto Vallarta into its trajectory toward becoming a major resort destination.

First the federal government finally resolved century old property disputes involving the status of communal land originally appropriated from the Union en Cuale mining company to be parceled out as farms. The communal (ejido) status of the land had stifled development in the town for much of the 20th century. The transition to private ownership of much of the land within present city limits culminated in the appropriation of much of the land in 1973 and the establishment of the Vallarta Land Trust (Fideicomiso) to oversee selling the land and using the revenue to develop the city's infrastructure. This same resolution opened the pathways for Sayulita real estate sales so that development of Sayulita houses could begin eventually spawning the Mexican Riviera of Nayarit. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Mexican government invested in the development of highways, airport and utility infrastructure, making Puerto Vallarta easily accessible both by air and ground transportation for the first time. The city's first tourist boom occurred in the late 1960s and early 1970s because of this work. During those years most tourists in Puerto Vallarta were Mexican, and the reason they started traveling to Puerto Vallarta then was because the trip between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta was made sufficiently convenient because of the governments investment in infrastructure. By 1968 the municipality was elevated to the status of a City. The change in status reflected the renewed interest shown by the federal and state government in developing the city as an international resort destination. After this advancement, development began in Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas including the development of Sayulita real estate parcels for construction of Sayulita houses / casa homes.

Prior to 1973, hotels in the city tended to be modest, and only two large sized luxury hotels existed (the Real and the Posada Vallarta). After 1973 Puerto Vallarta experienced rapid growth in the number of larger luxury hotels, culminating in 1980 with the opening of the Sheraton Bougainvilleas. In 1982 the peso was devalued and Puerto Vallarta became a bargain destination for US tourists. Consequently the mid-80s saw a marked and rapid rise in the tourist volume. This in turn fueled more development, for example the Marina which was started in 1986. By the early 90s development of other destinations in Mexico like Ixtapa and Cancún caused a slump in travel to Puerto Vallarta. It was also during the early 1980s that Puerto Vallarta experienced a marked increase in problems related to poverty. While the devaluation of the peso brought record numbers of tourists to the area, it also stifled investment and thus construction. So while more and more workers were arriving in Puerto Vallarta to try to cash in on the booming tourist trade, less and less was being done to accommodate them with housing and related infrastructure. So during the mid 1980s the city experienced a rapid growth in impromptu communities poorly served by even basic public services, and with a very low standard of living as the boom of the early 80s leveled out. During the late 1980s the city worked to alleviate the situation by developing housing and infrastructure.

In 1993 the federal Agrarian Law was amended allowing for more secure foreign tenure of former ejido land. Those controlling ejido land were allowed to petition for regularization, a process that converted their controlling interest into fee simple ownership paving the way for development in Puerto Vallarta as well as creating saleable parcels of real estate in Sayulita and other Riviera Nayarit locations. This meant that the property could be sold, and it led to a boom in the development of private residences, mostly condominiums, and a new phase of Puerto Vallarta's expansion began, centered more on accommodating retirees, snow-birds, and those who visited the city enough to make purchasing a condominium or a time-share a cost-effective option. This trend eventually bloomed into a lucrative opportunity to develop luxury villas and estate homes--including Sayulita houses / casas--to meet the demands of local and international buyers interested in area opportunities for owning real estate. Sayulita, once a small fishing town, has profited from this interest and is developing into a quaint, but internationally sophisticated, destination. The Punta Sayulita real estate development offers a balance between preservation and development within a pristine, private sanctuary on what is now the most desirable locations in the country.

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