La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, A Paradise That Offers Tradition And Modernity


La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a small fishing village nestled toward the north end of Banderas Bay in the free state of Nayarit. With a resident population of around 2000, La Cruz received its name after the town cross, made of huanacaxtle wood, that sits at the village entrance. 

While the town holds on to much of its heritage, it has successfully blended tradition and modern life with authentic Mexican-style homes and ultramodern condominiums sitting side by side, attracting new inhabitants from Mexico and around the world. 

In 2008, La Cruz harbor was modernized, with the construction of the Riviera Nayarit Marina, with a capacity to host 400 vessels measuring between 30 and 400 feet. The marina also includes a yacht club, seafood market, sky bar, restaurant, and pier. 

Fishing In La Cruz 

Fishing is one of the main economic drivers in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, with the local seafood market being one of the principal suppliers throughout the bay and Riviera Nayarit. 

With the ocean being home to a wide array of fish, sport fishing has become a popular tourist activity. The town also hosts the International Sport Fishing Tournament of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, and its coastal waters hold world records for landing the heaviest swordfish and wahoo (scombrid fish). 

Fishing tours are available in La Cruz or any of the neighboring towns, including the city of Puerto Vallarta. 

La Cruz Market

From November through April, La Cruz market sees up to 170 vendors set up their stalls every Sunday from 9 am – 2 pm at Marina Riviera Nayarit. Live music entertains crowds as members of the public browse through Items for sale that include arts, crafts, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and local and international foods. Entrance to the market is free and is pet friendly. 

Property For Sale

While many people enjoy living amongst the bustle of Puerto Vallarta’s city life, for some, the tranquility of La Cruz is the ideal place to put down roots and purchase real estates, such as a condo or luxury villa. 

Here is just a small selection of the many houses for sale in Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding area:


Bahiban is an exclusive ocean-front condominium development offering 20 luxurious two or three-bedroom apartments. Amenities include two infinity pools, a jacuzzi, a gymnasium, a garden area, underground parking, 24-hour security, and beach access. 

Casa Pez Vela

Casa Pex Vela is a three-bedroom house built on 361sqm of land with ample room for a garden and parking inside the grounds. Although Casa Pez Vela requires a few minor renovations, it offers an ideal opportunity for potential buyers to stamp their style and personality on the property. 

Villa Vista Real La Cruz

A stunning property built in traditional Mexican style featuring nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an outdoor kitchen, BBQ area, garden palapa, two car garage + 2 car carport, maid quarters, and wine cellar. The property is fenced & secure, with incredible views overlooking the Bay of Banderas, and is just a short walk to the beach and Marina Riviera Nayarit. Villa Vista Real La Cruz is a superb investment opportunity. 

We Can Help With Your Dream Move To La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

At Puerto Vallarta Villas, we can help make your dreams of living in La Cruz come true. Our extensive property list of Puerto Vallarta real estate and condos for sale in Puerto Vallarta can be seen online by visiting our website. Alternatively, we will be happy to make an appointment to view, in person, any of our properties from our extensive portfolio. 


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