- Playa Las Tortugas (Turtle Beach)
- Punta de Mita (Punta Mita)
- Punta del Burro
- Punta Esmeralda
- Real del Mar
- Rincon de Guayabitos
Recent Mexican Riviera reviews
"We were only able to spend a few days here as a stop over on our way back from a wedding weekend but what an amazing place! The view threatens to steal your breath and never give it back! Its just a perfect quiet spot and the water is just amazing. Best beach we had been too thus far. Donna was so wonderful to work with, we wish we could have spent more time with her! Punta de Mita is really wonderful. The waves are just the best for paddle boarding if you're into that. I also recommend getting a private snorkeling tour from the surf shop guy she recommends in her book. They were the best. You really won't regret renting this place. Fun, easy, and beautiful."Guest: Nicole F. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 26, 2014View listing
"This property is where it's at! Right within walking distance to the Malecon, tons of shops and restaurants, and of course steps to the beach. The breezy ocean view form this villa is outstanding! We spent every evening we could sipping margaritas on the patio and watching the sun set. The owners are delightful and the property is well stocked. We all felt very safe with the building security and the location in general."Guest: Patty Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 24, 2014View listing
"We stayed in this house for most of July and enjoyed it thoroughly. The house feels very new and was very well-appointed with just about every convenience you'd want...blender, toaster, microwave, plenty of cookware, glassware, and dishware, dishwasher, washer and dryer, plenty of fluffy towels. The owner and her brother, who lives nearby and is quickly available to help if you need him, are very conscientious about providing you a good stay. We had an incident on a Sunday afternoon where a power surge blew out the microwave and, right afterwards, the electricity, and he came right away. There was no way to get it fixed on a Sunday, but he arranged to have the electricity repaired by Monday morning. We were leaving overnight that day anyway, but when we returned Monday afternoon, everything was fixed and there was a new microwave. A gardener and a pool guy come every week, so the grounds are well-kept. The pool is small, but great for cooling off in the late afternoon with a beautiful view of the mountain behind the house. It it also very private, especially if the second house on the property is unoccupied. The house is a little out of the way for those without a car, but the bus stop is a two-minute walk away. We didn't take the bus, but they look nice and are very frequent. There is a 7-11 close by for morning coffee, a couple of eateries, and an interesting consignment shop. Those who really like to walk -- or perhaps walk one way into town and taxi back to the house -- or who don't mind taking the bus will not really need a car. That said, if you are used to having a car, you may want to keep one there; parking is easy and secure right next to the house. And while I'm not sure about how to rent a bicycle in the area, biking would be a great way to go because of the bike path that runs along the highway from Chapala to Ajijic and beyond. The neighborhood seemed pretty quiet except for the dogs, as someone mentioned. There was some barking at night, but it seemed rather typical to me. A dog hears some noise and balls, another starts to bark, and so on...and a couple minutes later they stop. In cooler months with windows closed, you wouldn't notice much. It was rainy when we were there so we did not have the dust another reviewer spoke of, and while some vacant lots had a little trash here and there, it wasn't bad. The area is not plush, but it was fine. I'm out of room now, so I'll close by saying we loved this house!"Guest: No nickname Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 26, 2014View listing
"We had an amazing stay! I went down on a three week girls trip to see old friends and reconnect with the city. The condo was perfect. We really couldn't have asked for more! Joe made the booking and payment incredibly easy and convenient. Do keep in mind if you are CDN, the price scale is calculated in USD. The condo is spacious and well laid out. There are two and a half bathrooms so you don't have to share the same bathroom which is nice. The building is quiet, private and perfectly maintained. The suite was clean and well stocked. It was a great home base. We took our own personal electronic devices so we didn't need to use the computer, but the wireless connection did the trick for our phones, and laptops (as it was a bit of a working holiday for me). There is also wifi at the pool. The entertainment room is set up with more Canadian and American cable than you can watch in a vacation, but it was great for those quiet nights staying in! Wonderful perk. Anything that we needed, Joe and his property manager Jerry, were a quick phone call or email away. They were gracious and attentive throughout our entire stay. I lived in Old Town after college and this location for vacation is unbeatable. You are close to anything and everything that you need within walking distance. If the rain pops up, you are a 40peso cab ride to the malecon and if diving is your thing, and you set out from the marina, 100-130pesos will do the trick. The buses are easy and inexpensive to access as well. The pool got lots of sunshine while I was there. From about 9am-5pm there was no shortage of beaming sunlight! The pool is clean, well maintained and wonderful. There is also a nightly security guard on hand if you are concerned about safety. The building is gated and locked at all times. I have spent most of my 20s, and a great deal of my 30s travelling, and in my opinion this is one of the safest most welcoming locations you could possibly choose! We will absolutely be back! Thank you Joe and Jerry!"Guest: Danielle R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014View listing
Mexican Riviera Travel Tips
Getting to Mexican Riviera Vacation Rentals
The Mexican Riviera refers to an extensive region on the western coast of Mexico. It includes more than 20 cities that are located along the coastline. Some of the more well-known resort areas include Acapulco, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, and Ensenada. There are several major international airports in the region and your arrival point will largely be determined by where you will be spending your vacation. There are regional airports at both Acapulco and Mazlatan, and many flights to this area route via Mexico City which is located further inland. If you will be traveling to the Baja California Peninsula then your best option is to fly into Tijuana which is located just south of the U.S. border. From there, you can rent a car and drive to your destination. There are no rail connections and only a few bus routes along the coast. The best way to get around is to fly into the closest international or regional airport and rent a car. Depending on where you are staying, you could also simply use taxi transportation from the airport.
Stylish Hospitality at Mexican Riviera Vacation Houses
Many of the rental homes are typically spacious and can accommodate small groups of friends or large families. Often between 10 and 12 guests can stay in one villa without feeling cramped. The living areas are generally large and many of the homes have outdoor patios where you can enjoy the magnificent sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. Multiple bedrooms and bathrooms ensure that all guests have sufficient privacy and personal space. The kitchens tend to be the center of the homes where families can dine together and catch up on the day’s activities. Modern appliances ensure that vacation catering is easy and convenient. Many of the vacation homes are available with a staff who ensures that laundry, cleaning and meals are taken care of. Many of the vacation homes are set along the coastline, providing easy access to the beaches.
Sun and Fun at Mexican Riviera Condos
The west coast of Mexico is known for its consistent sunshine, great vacation vibe, long stretches of beaches and excellent surfing. Typically, many of the visitors attracted to the many cities and towns along the coast are sun lovers and surfers. With the development of kite surfing and wind surfing, you will see many colorful sails leaping up above the waves on a day when the conditions are good. Beachcombers can enjoy long leisurely strolls along the beaches and relish the sound on the surf pounding on the beach. There are many historical and cultural attractions in the cities. You can visit museums and monuments and browse local craft stalls for souvenirs. Some souvenirs include bracelets and handcrafted jewelry, copper and brass items, carvings, paintings, and textiles.
Best Time of Year to Travel to Puerto Vallarta Vacation Rentals on the Mexican Riviera
Puerto Vallarta is a popular vacation destination because it has some of the best weather on Mexico’s western coastline. Throughout the year, the average daily temperature varies between 70 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes it an ideal destination for sun lovers. The late summer months are typically the low season as they are characterized by very high temperatures and heavy rains. Occasionally, tropical storms blow in between July and September bringing strong winds and torrential downpours. The peak travel season occurs during the drier winter months between December and April. During this time, temperatures are still warm and many people from icy northern climates travel to the Mexican Riviera for a mid-winter break.