Recent Mexican Riviera reviews
"I recently returned from a wonderful week's stay at Casa de la Vida. The house, the quiet location with ocean sunset views, the pool and the services of the housekeeper/cook were flawless. I was there with three twenty-something adults who were also in enthusiastic agreement about the accommodations and the town of Sayulita. Hence the "Home Run" for Mom in putting this trip together! No resort crowds here. Just the locals and visitors who enjoy the ocean, surfing, SUP, and fish tacos a'plenty. The owner, Anita, provided all the info we needed in a timely manner to make our visit smooth and practically effortless. No doubt. You will love it here."Guest: Dana H. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 3, 2014View listing
"We have recently returned from a two week stay at Villa Del Mar in Playa Las Tortugas. Our group consisted of two families, with two children each, ages 7, 4, 3 and 18 months. I had read a travel review of this property several years ago, and had kept it saved to my ‘favorites’ ever since, in hopes that we would one day get there, and thankfully we were finally able to make it happen. I have just finished writing a very thorough review of everything we loved about this house and this area, but didn't realize I was limited in characters on this site, so if you are interested in the whole review, please check out Playa Las Tortugas on Tripadvisor. In summary, this is without a doubt the most beautiful, peaceful, safe, family-friendly destination we have ever travelled to. All I think about these days is how and when we are going to be able to return. Before we arrived, I was a bit worried about what we were going to do with our time, and how the kids were going to manage, but all my concerns were totally invalid. Our family has never enjoyed such a beautiful vacation, and one another's company on holidays, as much as we did here! This house is perfectly laid out for a large family, and we had a TON of space. With the enormous patios, the sprawling yard and the private palapa, we had endless options of where to spend our time. in terms of food, I cannot stress enough how amazing the meal service was, and the staff in general were so impressive. I'd get up each morning, put on a pot of coffee, walk on the beach, play with the kids and be back for 9:00, just in time for an amazing breakfast served outside, and enjoyed with a spectacular ocean view. Dinners were equally amazing, and made for such a stress free experience. This house has everything you could possibly need and then some. The owners are lovely, helpful and gracious, and have set up an amazing vacation home in PLT. We spent our days playing in the pool, splashing in the ocean, or traveling to neighboring villages and having awesome adventures. The beach is spectacular and the gardens surrounding this property are exquisite. Basically, picture the most beautiful, natural tropical setting you can imagine, and combine it with all the luxuries that make life a little easier, and that's what you'll find at PLT. Without hesitation, without reservation, all I can say is: you MUST experience this place at least once in your lifetime!! We'll be back!!!"Guest: Sarah Paul Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: March 4, 2014View listing
"This is the second year that we have rented David and Anna's fabulous condo and again we couldn't have been happier!! They have everything you need and it is all first rate. Being on the 12th floor, the view is spectacular! We greatly enjoy the comfy furniture on the balcony for morning coffee and the best sunsets anywhere!!! The location is great because you are so close to everything! Loved walking the beach where we ran into David and Anna every day. You wouldn't meet two nicer and more genuine people anywhere, let alone paradise! They were always so helpful and made sure our vacation was first rate. We love Ixtapa! David and Anna truly make it super relaxing and ulta enjoyable. Their accommodations are PARADISE in paradise! Can't wait until we're retired because two weeks is not long enough. We will be back!"Guest: Phyllis Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 4, 2014View listing
"Casa Coco is an exceptional vacation home! We had such a fabulous time over our week long stay. It was accommodating to all ages from 4 years old to 73 years old! The amenities are wonderful, the location makes an easy walk to many restaurants and places. I can't say enough wonderful things about Casa Coco. We made family memories for years to come."Guest: AM Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 27, 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.