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Expatriate Paradise: Puerto Vallarta and Bucerias on Mexico's Pacific Coast Offer Affordable Living, Vibrant Community, and Diverse Real Estate Opportunities

Puerto Vallarta and Bucerias in Mexico are expat havens with public beaches, a laid-back lifestyle, and affordable living. The community enjoys top-notch healthcare and a thriving real estate market. HOMIA, a leading agency, emphasizes community, culture, and comfort, opening doors to a rich life chapter.

Puerto Vallarta and Bucerias, nestled on the Pacific coast of Mexico, have long been hailed as a slice of paradise, particularly for expatriates from around the globe. With its sun-kissed beaches, vibrant cultural scene, and welcoming community, it's no wonder that, so many have chosen to call this coastal haven their home.

Unlike many touristy destinations in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta and neighbouring Bucerias are more than just resort laden cities. All beaches are public, and you can find locals enjoying time with their families after work while watching stunning sunsets. There are five-star restaurants to eat fresh seafood prepared by world renowned chefs next to palapa roofed bars with plastic chairs, where shorts and flip-flops are the attire. Expats tired of the resort life and looking to settle down are drawn to this laid-back lifestyle, where the rhythm of daily life is a bit slower, and connections flow more easily.  

The cost of living is another factor, providing a quality of life that could be out of reach in other countries, especially compared to Europe. Everything from groceries, to clothes and other necessities are much more affordable from local markets, but Costco and Walmart is available within town and offers everything you would expect back home. The lifestyle and the affordability are big reasons for why so many are moving to Mexico, with over a million Americans now calling the country home.  

“Living in Puerto Vallarta offers an unparalleled experience. It blends accessibility to world-class amenities with the beauty of nature, all while fostering a warm international community” says Miguel Tejeda, Administrative Director at HOMIA, a local developer who works with expats buying homes in Mexico. 

From the cobbled streets of the Zona Romantica to the lush greenery of the surrounding jungle, Puerto Vallarta is a feast for the senses. It is a city where gourmet restaurants and street food stands coexist, with as many art galleries and design studios as beachfront bars, and where every sunset is a social event. Unlike parts of the United States or Canada where staying indoors is the norm, especially during winter, get togethers in Puerto Vallarta and Bucerias several nights of the week is what many say keeps them living there. 

“It almost feels like a crime to stay indoors when you have so much natural beauty, so many things to do, so many friends with events, meetups, stuff like that.” says Marjorie Weber. Marjorie is a former nurse from the U.S. who retired with her husband in Bucerias last year and has no plans on returning. “Our kids come visit us with their grandkids, so it never feels like we’re missing out on back home. They love to stay with us for their vacation, and we get to spend time with the grandkids, it’s win-win.” 

Although common to find expats living in Puerto Vallarta and Bucerias full-time, many are snowbirds, people who stay in Mexico during the winter months and go home during the summer. This way they escape the cold of winter and during the summer they rent out their properties on AirBnB, VRBO and others. This makes a great option where these properties can pay themselves off due to the high demand of rentals year-round. For those looking for help in renting, there are several locally operated businesses which cater to helping expats rent their homes for reasonable commission fees while cleaning and maintaining their properties. 

Healthcare in Puerto Vallarta and Bucerias is also top-notch, and includes a new, state-of-the-art facility with English-speaking staff, giving peace of mind to those who are retiring or looking to live abroad. Most services are covered fully by insurance providers from Canada or the U.S., with many offering direct billing. Prescription medication is also available at prices that are inconceivably low, compared to the United States.

The expat community itself is thriving and diverse, with many online Facebook groups discussing everything from the best food, to where to find babysitters. Many retirees are looking to become focused on community building, which is why many charity organizations have been founded by expats with aims like helping rescued animals or improving literacy. “Moving here gave us the opportunity to finally throw ourselves into the things we love and for me, I’ve always wanted to work with animals.” says Marjorie, who volunteers with animals locally.  

The real estate market in Puerto Vallarta is equally inviting, boasting a diverse range of properties from beachfront condos to hillside villas, with stunning views and modern comforts. “Each property in our portfolio is more than just a structure; it's a gateway to a new way of life that we are eager to introduce to our clients” Miguel adds, highlighting the bespoke nature of HOMIA's offerings. Homia has been recognized as a leading real estate agency, with a reputation within the expat community for guiding Americans and Canadians in each step of buying property in Mexico. 

As Felix Garcia, Director of Marketing at HOMIA says,  summarizing the experience: “Our clients aren't just purchasing property; they're becoming part of a community that appreciates the finer things in life, from natural beauty to human connection. They're investing in a lifestyle that's rich in culture and comfort. At HOMIA, we don't just sell homes; we open doors to a new chapter of life.”

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