This one-time sleepy fishing village on the shores of Banderas Bay is certain to be a most memorable vacation spot. For those seeking action, Puerto Vallarta has it all, from a day on the links plying a challenging 18-hole championship golf course to another day aboard your charter boat, either watching the humpback whales wintering just offshore or dragging a line in the waters of one of the world's premiere big game sport fishing destinations.
Others will be invigorated with a morning stroll along the numerous beaches of Banderas Bay, with their spectacular rock formations, broken with intermittent snorkel trips into the water to explore the wonder of the colourful sea life just below its surface. PV, as it is referred to by locals, is synonymous with art and there is plenty to be found, whether at various local flea markets, tiny intimate shops or some of the finest galleries to be found on the Pacific. Visit the Saturday market at the downtown square, where local artisans display everything from fresh organic vegetables and herbs, freshly baked breads, cheeses, pastas, chutneys and salsas, beautiful tropical flowers, numerous crafts made locally, such as jewellery, clothing, sandals, all while listening to live entertainment. Visit the used bookstore across the street where they have a large selection of English books and a good cup of coffee.
And where to stay? May we suggest Villas de la Colina 2, suite 201. This masterpiece crossover of traditional Mexico and Euro-modern will serve as your private oasis in the intimate romantic zone, perched just a short walk up Amapas Mountain. Take in spectacular views of the ocean and the town including Lady of Lourdes Church and the daily fireworks display set off from deck of Puerto Vallarta's local pirate ship returning from its dinner cruise. Or take stroll for your own dinner to one of the fine restaurants nearby.
Amenities include 2 king bedrooms, each with its own full en-suite. Beautiful linens include sheets of 1000 thread-count and numerous fluffy towels for indoors and larger towels for the poolside. The enormous shaded terrace provides a dining facility complete with a Vermont Casting Barbeque. The well-stocked kitchen features new and spotless appliances, professional quality cookware, a full line of spices and condiments, The entryway, living room and dining room feature colorful blown glass lighting which provide a warm glow over the whole living room area. Mirrored walls enhance the colorful lighting throughout the living area. The mild climate and summer rains encourage the growth of lush and spectacular tropical plants in abundance on the terrace and everywhere you look. The gated entrance to the unit is completely private with a wall of palms providing shade and privacy for the walkway to the front door. Original art and custom-designed cushions and runners enhance the color and decor.
The building features a Palapa gym and your exercise regimen will continue to offer spectacular views of Banderas Bay, as does your pool only a few steps away from your front door.
We hope you enjoy Puerto Vallarta as much as we have and would welcome you to our home away from home.