paredonPuerto Vallarta, Mexico includes over 40 miles of coastline and a diverse topography ranging from jungle dense with exotic tropical plants to steep mountain sides.

By Melissa C. Gillespie

Sitting on the edge of the last oceanfront site on Puerto Vallarta’s historic south shore, El Paredon intertwines these natural elements with exquisite design to create luxury living for an exclusive few.

The development, comprising eight oceanfront and four oceanview homes, is nestled in Puerto Vallarta’s Bahia de Banderas, the largest natural bay in Mexico and home to the areaÂ’s most prestigious real estate.

Located a short distance from downtown Puerto Vallarta, the site originally allowed for a high-density project. However, upon actually seeing the location, the developers and architects, Elias Elias AR, fell in love with its natural beauty and preserving it became a top priority. The result: El Paredon, a community of 12 limited-edition estates inspired by the natural elements.

“We surveyed the property and planned the development with the habitat in mind, designing around the landscape to try and preserve the natural environment,” says Alexis Elias, president of Elias Elias AR. “No amount of money can replace the trees and vegetation located here. With that in mind, all of El Paredon’s homes are designed around the property’s trees and impressive boulders.”

Founded in Guadalajara more than 30 years ago, Elias Elias AR is known for creating stunning works of design, built with integrity and a profound respect for nature and conservation. These qualities are clearly evident in El Paredon. Clean modern lines harmoniously juxtapose with natural elements; backsplashes are refashioned from actual water-worn boulders and ceilings give way to living trees.

Two of the residences are finished and the firm has begun construction on six of the other estate homes, one of which was purchased by world renowned drum player, Alex Gonzalez of the international Latin Rock Band, MANA. There are still oceanfront and oceanview lots available.

Residences range from $4 million to $15 million, and each boasts a private swimming pool and a one-of-a-kind design. In fact, no two houses are alike and each is individually named to reflect its own identity—such as Casa Rosa Morada, Casa Mangos, and Casa Amapas.

In addition to the stunning design, residents of El Paredon are treated to a host of amenities and services, including: 24-hour security and gated entry; private beach access; on-site management; beach club with full cooking facilities; intimate lounge areas; a community pool; extra storage facilities; and full-time maintenance.

Simply put: El Paredón is perfect for potential homeowners in search of a secluded, beachfront home just minutes away from a developed cultural center.