A Guide to Buying Property in Jalisco, Mexico

Welcome to our guide to buying property in Jalisco, Mexico.

Here you can find out all about the real estate market, including the best places to buy and property prices.

To find out about the buying process, read our guide to buying property in Mexico.


Overview – Jalisco Real Estate

The state of Jalisco is located in Mexico’s central highlands on the country’s western Pacific Coast and is the second most populous state in the Mexican Republic.

Jalisco is situated just south of the state of Nayarit and the Riviera Nayarit which is emerging as a popular beach tourism destination.

Jalisco real estate has emerged as a popular choice with property buyers from the USA and Canada. The state is now home to the largest group of resident Americans outside the USA, including a substantial number of retirees in locations such as the beach town of Puerto Vallarta and the quiet communities along the shores of Lake Chapala, including Chapala, Vista del Lago and Ajijic.


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Discover Guadalajara – Read our Guide to Guadalajara Real Estate.

Puerto Vallarta

Discover Puerto Vallarta – Read our Guide to Puerto Vallarta Real Estate.

Lake Chapala

Discover Lake Chapala – Read our Guide to Lake Chapala Real Estate.

How to Buy Property in Jalisco

Article 27 of the Mexican constitution prohibits foreign buyers from owning property within 100 km (60 miles) of Mexico’s border and 50 km (30 miles) of the coastline. There are however ways to get around this. Non-citizen buyers can purchase property within 50 km (30 miles) of the coastline in areas such as Puerto Vallarta through the use of a Trust (Fideicomiso) or a Mexican Corporation. For more information on this, please see our guide to Mexico real estate.

Buyers investing in real estate in Guadalajara or Lake Chapala can however purchase property fee simple as a direct owner.

Getting to Jalisco

The region is served by either Puerto Vallarta International Airport or Guadalajara Airport, which is officially known as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (“Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla”).

There are direct flights to both airports from the USA and Canada.