Officially United Mexican States, republic (1995 est. pop. 93,986,000), 753,665 sq mi (1,952,500 sq km), S North America. It borders on the United States in the north, on the Gulf of Mexico (including its arm, the Bay of Campeche) and the Caribbean Sea in the east, on Belize and Guatemala in the southeast, and on the Pacific Ocean in the south and west. Mexico is divided into 31 states and the Federal District, which includes most of the country's capital and largest city, Mexico City.
Most of Mexico is highland or mountainous and less than 15% of the land is arable; about 25% of the country is forested. Most of the Yucatán peninsula and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the southeast is lowland, and there are low-lying strips of land along the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, and the Gulf of California
In the south the deserts yield to the broad, shallow lakes of a region, comprising the Valley of Mexico, known as the Anáhuac and famous for its rich cultural heritage. South of the Anáhuac, which includes Mexico City, is a chain of extinct volcanoes, including Citlaltépetl , or Orizaba (18,700 ft/5,700 m, the highest point in Mexico), Popocatépetl , and Iztaccihuatl . To the south are jumbled masses of mountains and the Sierra Madre del Sur.
The great majority of the population are of mixed Spanish and indigenous descent and speak Spanish, the official language, as their first language. Various Mayan dialects are also spoken. Since 1920 the population of Mexico has had a very high rate of growth, almost entirely the result of natural increase; from 1940 to 1990 the population grew from 19.6 million to 81.1 million.
|REAL ESTATE SALES AND INVESTMENTS IN PUERTO VALLARTA|
Puerto Vallarta offers a wide range of homes and villas, condominiums, land, and commercial real estate for sale, and now with US-based mortgage financing available there has never been a better time to invest.
|THE MEGA-DEVELOPMENTS OF BANDERAS BAY|
Banderas Bay's real estate market has recently seen an increase in residential developments ranging from single-family home and condo communities to mixed-use mega-developments with resort living amenities.
|ABOUT PROPERTY OWNERSHIP IN PUERTO VALLARTA MEXICO|
Foreign investors seeking to buy property in Puerto Vallarta - including homes, condominiums, commercial and business properties - now enjoy ownership rights under Mexico's new foreign investment laws.
|REAL ESTATE SERVICES IN PUERTO VALLARTA|
Specializing in real estate sales and vacation rentals in Puerto Vallarta, Millennium Vallarta's professional realtors offer a full range of realty services to make your sale, purchase or rental easy.
|BANDERAS BAY AREA MAPS|
Banderas Bay is Mexico's largest natural bay and home to Puerto Vallarta's many great destinations. These street maps will help you find your way around these areas and the surrounding neighborhoods.
|PUERTO VALLARTA INFORMATION|
Dreams of escaping winter weather forever, or the desire to live "the good life" at a slower pace, can become a reality when you decide to join the more than 5,000 expatriates who call Puerto Vallarta home.
|BANDERAS BAY PHOTO GALLERIES|
Our Puerto Vallarta photo galleries will give you a glimpse of Banderas Bay's many residential areas from Conchas Chinas to Bucerias, which offer real estate options for every taste and budget.
|VACATION AND LONG TERM RENTALS IN PUERTO VALLARTA|
Available to accommodate a short vacation stay or as a long-term residence, we offer hotel and resort suites, private homes, villas, estates, condos and apartments in all areas and price ranges.