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6/21/2016

Hasta La Vista, Briefly

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As we roll up on July 1, when the Hacienda will close for its annual spruce-up (everyone needs a little vacay now and then), we want to thank all of you who spent time with us over the last year for coming to visit. We miss you already and look forward to seeing you again—along […]

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6/7/2016

SPCA de PV

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Anyone who’s been to Hacienda San Angel or our sister property, Casa Kimberly, knows that owner Janice Chatterton has a soft spot for gracious design, fine Mexican antiques and Liz Taylor. What’s less known is Chatterton’s Taylor-like love of animals, one which led her to create the Puerto Vallarta SPCA (which translates as the Protective […]

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5/17/2016

That Blazing Ball of Fire

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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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5/5/2016

A Sip to Cinco

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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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4/23/2016

Garden Variety

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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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4/6/2016

The Malecon is Looking Up!

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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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3/17/2016

Semana Santa in Puerto Vallarta

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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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12/14/2013

New Year’s Eve at Hacienda San Angel

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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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12/4/2012

Suite of the Week: Rincon de Angeles

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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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11/22/2012

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal

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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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