That Blazing Ball of Fire


There are great advantages to this time of year, one of them being that the sun doesn’t set until 8:30 pm. Meaning? You can fill your days with shopping on the Malecon, zip-lining a few hundred feet over the jungle canopy on one of myriad adventure excursions (our concierge will hook you up), or spend […]

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A Sip to Cinco


Happy Cinco de Mayo! Granted, this isn’t as a big day in Mexico as it is in some parts of the US, but we can’t let an excuse to raise a margarita in the interests of patriotism go by. Cinco de Mayo celebrates an upset win by the Mexican army against the French, who had […]

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Garden Variety


It’s just a 30-minute car or taxi trip from the Hacienda but the internationally renowned Vallarta Botanical Gardens is a world away—and a paradise we recommend adding to your must-see list in PV. Set on 20 acres of dry tropical forest high in the Sierra Madres, the reserve is home to 3,000 (thousand!) different plant species, […]

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The Malecon is Looking Up!


Aside from the myriad daytime activities synonymous with PV—lazing around on the beach, cooling off in the famously turquoise waters of Banderas Bay, perusing the boutiques—we’d like to give a shout-out to the simple magic of an evening or nighttime stroll on the Malecón, the shop-lined, car-free promenade that runs parallel to the Bay. Along […]

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Semana Santa in Puerto Vallarta


Semana Santa, or Easter Week, is one of our favorite times in PV. The weather’s beautiful …granted, the weather’s pretty much always beautiful and this time of year is no exception…and everyone’s in a celebratory mood. The beaches come to life with new visitors, and colorful parades thread through the streets. It’s our own version […]

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New Year’s Eve at Hacienda San Angel

HSA Restaurant

If your idea of a perfect New Year’s Eve is a romantic hideaway, perched on a rooftop gazing at the fireworks in the sky above and the twinkling lights of boats in the bay below –  make your reservation for  the New Year’s Eve celebration at Hacienda San Angel Gourmet. ONE SEATING 8pm, MARIACHI BAND, […]

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Suite of the Week: Rincon de Angeles


With two balconies, a private terrace, king size bed and grand ocean and city views, the Rincon de Angeles Suite is the ultimate in luxury accommodations. Immaculately detailed, this suite boasts historical artifacts that embrace the rich spirit of Mexico for all guests.  An arched opening and private passageway lead to a Peruvian painting of […]

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal


Black Friday and Cyber Monday are among the busiest shopping days of the year. But while everyone is stressed about finding the “perfect” holiday gift, you can be planning your next vacation! We’re excited to announce we’ll be offering 40% off rack rates on Black Friday and Cyber Monday bookings. Whether looking to get away […]

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Whale Watching in Puerto Vallarta


Every December, people from around the world arrive to Puerto Vallarta in droves just to witness the majestic Humpback whales as they make their annual 16,000 mile reproductive migration. Extending through March, visitors can take one of the many tours offered in the region to observe these marvelous creatures up close and personal in their […]

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Suite of the Week: The Celestial Suite


The Celestial Suite is one of the most breathtaking rooms on property.  This spacious retreat features a canopied queen size bed positioned towards spectacular views of the Banderas Bay. A private outdoor sitting area boasts a personal bar and palapa, creating the ultimate romantic hideaway. Details like a full-size Mexican painting of the Immaculate Virgin […]

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