The South Shore is where the foothills of the Sierra Madre meet the bay, creating real estate opportunities for both homes and condominiums with fantastic views of the bay and Puerto Vallarta. The Puerto Vallarta South Shore begins where Conchas Chinas ends. From there it runs along the coast, passing the residential developments of Garza Blanca and Sierra del Mar to Boca de Tomatlan, where the highway turns east and heads up into the Sierra Madre mountains, heading to El Tuito. This is where the region’s first gated hillside communities were built. Today, there are a number of them, offering mostly single-family residences or villas.