Lights twinkle on soaring masts against the twilight sky, as boats rock gently in their moorings and buoys chime soothingly in Vallarta’s sweet breeze. It’s a beautiful scene, and one that can be easily enjoyed in the Bahia de Banderas without ever boarding a boat. Dockside life can be enchanting from the terrace of a marina home.

Marina living appeals to a variety of people for many reasons, and this prestigious lifestyle is readily available in the numerous harbor developments of Marina Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta, and soon just off the highway to Punta Mita in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, where a marina is under construction.

Homes along the canals of Nuevo Vallarta provide beautiful coastal scenery with easy access to wider waters. Whale watching, fishing and cruising are just moments away if you have your own boat docked outside your door or charter a craft for sailing, water skiing or just watching the sunset.

When not out enjoying the water, marina dwellers can enjoy the many amenities of their attractive and well-planned communities, which usually combine tourist, residential and commercial development. Golf, tennis and a health club and spa will likely be nearby, as well as restaurants and shops and the beautiful palm tree-fringed beaches of the bay.

The marinas of Vallarta provide tranquil waterfront living in a wide variety of homes and condominiums, from studio apartments to million-dollar mansions overlooking world-class boating facilities packed with stunning pleasure boats, sailboats and yachts. Residences may overlook the bay or a lagoon, and many have views of the spectacular Sierra Madre Mountains.

A marina is generally the heartbeat of a resort area – a vibrant and vital center. Certainly “picture perfect” marina living in Vallarta will transform the lifestyles of both water enthusiasts and leisure lovers alike.