Sitting side by side on the hills surrounding Puerto Vallarta‘s southern boundary, Amapas and Conchas Chinas are upscale residential neighborhoods with both upper and lower sections, as divided by the Carr. 200 Sur highway. Here, traditional Vallarta-style villas and modern condominiums sit next to each other, sharing a spectacular view of Banderas Bay, in the case of those located high up on the hill, or within walking distance to the beach, or direct access to it for the lower sections.
The steep winding roads are an adventure to explore, with many open spaces where you will be tempted to stop your car and take a few snapshots of the spectacular vistas available from several high vantage points. The sandy beaches, rock grottos and hidden coves are just as fun, as they are accessible by car, or you can actually reach them directly from Los Muertos beach on foot.
Close to town, mere minutes from everything yet a world apart, this is a haven for those looking for peace of mind and a refined lifestyle. Properties tend to be expensive, many of them bought as second homes and rental properties. Hacienda-style architecture with domed cupolas and integrated palapas predominate, built on several levels to optimize the views and the mountainside lots.
Several streets along the highway, such as Callejón de la Igualdad and Hortensia, allow access to higher Amapas, while the lower neighborhood can be accessed via Amapas St. in Emiliano Zapata.
There are two entrances to upper Conchas Chinas and most locals refer to them as the “first” or “second” entrance, the former being the closest to town. The entire upper neighborhood can be accessed through either, however. Accesses to lower Conchas Chinas are clearly indicated along the highway.
Neighborhoods & Neighboring Regions
Amapas – Conchas Chinas is located right next to Emiliano Zapata, making this neighborhood particularly alluring to those already familiar with Emiliano Zapata’s many restaurants, galleries, coffee shops and other attractions. As you pass Conchas Chinas on the highway and enter the South Shore, population density decreases. However, you will find several spectacular residential developments and condos located alongside the scenic highway as you continue southbound.
Amapas Conchas Chinas Photos
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