Costa Alegre, Jalisco.
Primary regional access through the area is provided by Federal Highway 200, which extends along the Mexican Pacific Coast, crossing the states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, MichoacÃ¡n, Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Chiapas; the highway’s southeastern terminus is in TalismÃ¡n, Chiapas, northwest of the Mexico/Guatemala border. Federal Highway 200 is the only highway that provides north/south access within the Puerto Vallartaâ€“Riviera Nayarit and Costa Alegre corridors.
On its Nayarit portion, this highway has undergone improvements, including the relocation of a section of this thoroughfare (near La Cruz de Huanacaxtle along BahÃa de Banderas) north of its location to create larger beachfront lots and facilitate travel through the North Shore region; this particular section of highway construction was completed in 2016.
East/west access is considered quite limited as the area lies on a narrow coastal plain at the foot of the Sierras Cuale and San SebastiÃ¡n, parts of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range.
A new west/east highway from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara has been under construction since 2011, scheduled for completion in 2020; reportedly, travel time will be reduced from four hours to two-and-a-half hours. On its Jalisco portion, this highway underwent extensive modernization work and was widened between El Tuito and Melaque. Furthermore, a bypass highway (“macrolibramiento”) is planned to be constructed between northern and southern Puerto Vallarta, which would shorten travel time considerably from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport and El Tuito and would have a positive impact on the development of the Costa Alegre corridor.
This infrastructure project was announced by the state and federal governments in early 2019 but has yet to be formalized. The subject market is served by a variety of additional local highways, which are illustrated on the map.
Primary vehicular access to the subject site is provided by El Gargantillo off the Puerto Vallartaâ€“Manzanillo highway (Federal Highway 200), a road leading from the highway to the town of La Cruz de Loreto. From this town, access is provided by a dirt road. The subject site is relatively simple to locate from Federal Highway 200, which is the nearest major highway. Overall, the subject site is secluded and is not visible from these thoroughfares, a desirable attribute for a resort location.