Puerto Vallarta: Dream Vacation Homes

Did you know that Puerto Vallarta is a top destination for second homes or vacation homes for expats? A recent online survey showed that Canadians rank Puerto Vallarta as their preferred location to own a dream vacation home. Using statistics gathered from Google searches, results showed that Mexico is the top choice for Canadians that want to purchase a second property abroad. In addition to Canadians, Americans and Europeans are also big investors in owning second homes in the area as more and more individuals and families are buying Puerto Vallarta real estate. Read below to learn more about Puerto Vallarta real estate, and why investing in a home at Villa la Estancia in neighboring Riviera Nayarit may be right for you.

Mexican Real Estate

Puerto Vallarta is experiencing a ton of growth and new construction as more and more people want to live in the area. Riviera Nayarit is an ideal location close to the excitement of the city, but with its own sense of privacy and security. While it is still a buyer’s market right now, and real estate prices are quite reasonable when compared with similar properties in the United States or Canada, trends indicate that real estate prices are on the rise. You can never tell how long great investment opportunities will last. If you are considering an investment in Puerto Vallarta real estate yourself, consider Villa la Estancia in Riviera Nayarit as a great choice. Remember, don’t hesitate too long as these high quality and sought after luxury properties will be scooped up fast by savvy buyers in the know.

Best Destinations for Buying a Dream Home

Since Mexico is expected to remain a top destination for a second home for foreigners, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are becoming more popular each day. Did you know that the area is currently the most popular destination in the country with nearly 3000 monthly Google searches? That number is twice as many searches that were completed on the next popular destination which is Playa del Carmen. Cabo San Lucas was the third most sought after destination, and Mérida was the fourth choice. Cancun rounded out as the 5th most popular location for a second home for foreigners.

Many Activities and Attractions

Why do so many people want to live in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit? Besides the wonderful weather and climate, the area is also known for the endless amount of cultural and outdoor activities. Old Town Puerto Vallarta is an ideal mix of small town charm with big city attractions nearby such as great shopping and quality restaurants. It isn’t hard to find something fun to do day or night. With water sports such as kayaking, snorkeling and surfing, outdoor lovers will never get bored. Everyone will agree that the pleasant weather and miles of gorgeous beaches make living in PV a true paradise. Art and culture aficionados will be thrilled by the thriving art scene in Puerto Vallarta, and in the neighboring town of Bucerias in Riviera Nayarit. Home to many fabulous art galleries, Villa la Estancia homeowners will love looking for unique and beautiful local art to furnish their new dream vacation home.

Buy Real Estate at Villa la Estancia in Riviera Nayarit

Are you lucky enough to be ready to invest in Mexican real estate in the Puerto Vallarta area? If so, look no further than the luxury real estate residences at Villa la Estancia in Riviera Nayarit. Villa la Estancia in Riviera Nayarit real estate is situated on one of the most beautiful and private beaches in all of Banderas Bay with gorgeous ocean and Sierra Madre jungle views. With wonderful on site amenities, services and security, it is ideal for a second dream vacation home. Full and fractional ownership options are available so you can find the perfect fit for your investment. Villa la Estancia in Riviera Nayarit real estate is a great value for your money thanks to its quality construction and perfect location close to Puerto Vallarta, yet ideal for those who prefer a quiet home to live in. Gorgeous on site pools, fine dining restaurants, and an incredible spa and fitness center, Villa la Estancia is a great choice for Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta investors.

Ready to learn more and see what beachfront residences we have at Villa la Estancia that are currently available for sale right now? Visit our Villa la Estancia website today, and you can schedule an in-person tour to view our amazing property for yourself. Start living your best life now and see what you’ve been missing!

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Cuisine of the Sun Festival in Los Cabos

Thanks to the success of the wildly popular Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival in Riviera Nayarit, The Villa Group and Villa La Estancia have decided to add an exciting second festival in Cabo. Resort guests and Villa La Estancia homeowners are invited to attend this innovative and exciting culinary event. Mark your calendars for April 23th to the 26th, 2019 for this year’s Cuisine of the Sun Food and Wine Festival. The Villa Group is delighted to introduce internationally acclaimed chefs back that will host cooking classes, elegant dinners, and intimate chef interviews around Cabo at our properties including Villa del Palmar, Villa del Arco, and Villa La Estancia Los Cabos. Read more to learn about this year’s Cuisine of the Sun Los Cabos schedule, and the invited celebrity chefs that are ready to wow your tastebuds!

Cuisine of the Sun Invited Chef: Tregaye Fraser

Chef Fraser is a Food Network Star who took home the winning trophy during 12 season. A Le Cordon Bleu culinary school graduate, Fraser specializes in modern twists on old-fashioned favorites. Her unique fusion culinary style and passion for creating innovative dishes has made her a fan favorite at prior Cuisine of the Sun Festivals. Chef Fraser also can be seen as a co-host on Kitchen Sink where her dynamic energy draws viewers in and captivates the audience.

Invited Celebrity Chef: Chris Kyler

Chef Kyler is a Season 10 Food Network Star finalist who is known as one of the most entertaining and charismatic chefs around. Chef Kyler began his culinary career while serving in the US Navy and even served meals to former President of the United States, George W. Bush. Chef Kyler’s upbeat energy, good humored personality, and creative talent can’t be missed at this year’s Cuisine of the Sun Festival in Cabo.

Invited Celebrity Chef: Eddie Jackson

Chef Eddie Jackson is both a Food network Star and a former NFL player. Currently, Chef Jackson is owner of Rosehill beer garden & food truck park and a Fit chef studio. Chef Jackson is motivated to prepare healthy and delicious food that everyone will enjoy. In 2015, Chef Jackson became a Food Network Star when he surpassed 11 of his fellow finalists in the culinary competition. The next year in 2016, Chef Jackson joined Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and served as a mentor to eliminated Food Network Star hopefuls during a six-week competition known as Star Salvation. These days, Chef Jackson hosts Jackson’s Game-Day Playbook and Eddie Jackson’s Fitness Playbook on FoodNetwork.com. Make sure to say hi to Chef Jackson at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos at this year’s Cuisine of the Sun Festival.

The Cuisine of the Sun Festival in Los Cabos Schedule:


5:00 pm – Welcome Cocktail

Introduction to invited celebrity chefs and top Napa Valley winemakers


12:00 pm – Cooking Classes by the Pool

Enjoy the creations of invited celebrity chefs and learn how to make some of their most famous recipes

6:00 pm – Enjoy a 3-course tasting menu paired with 3 Napa Valley wines


12:00 pm – Cooking Classes by the Pool

Enjoy the creations of invited celebrity chefs and learn how to make some of their most famous recipes

6:00 pm – Enjoy 4 course menu with celebrity chefs paired with Mexican wines

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019

12:00pm – Demonstrations with Celebrity Chefs Tregaye Fraser, Chef Kyler and Eddy Jackson

6:00 pm – Enjoy a 5-course tasting menu paired with 5 napa & Mexican wines

Make sure to get your tickets TODAY for this year’s Cuisine in the Sun International Wine & Food Festival in Los Cabos. Visit our Villa La Estancia Los Cabos website for more information. See you at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos April 23-26th!

Get to Know the Chefs: 2019’s Cuisine of the Sun Festival

The 4th annual Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival is just around the corner on April 23rd to 27th, and this is a not to miss event at the Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit. The Villa Group is pleased to introduce this year’s invited chefs that will be sharing their culinary expertise and delighting event attendees with their mouth watering dishes and charismatic presence. Read below to learn more about the incredible chefs who will be showcased at this year’s 2019 Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival.

Festival Curator and Chef Penny Davidi

Since the inaugural event at Villa La Estancia 4 years ago, Celebrity Chef and Sysco Foods Culinary Sales Consultant, Penny Davidi has been the Cuisine of the Sun Festival’s curator. As in previous years, she has once again coordinated and oversaw the event’s scheduling and development. She has been the driving force to invite celebrity chefs and has provided the overall structure for this successful annual event. David is of Iranian-American decent and was raised in California where she began her culinary career. Today, Davidi is a creative and contemporary chef who brings her own creativity and personality to each and every dish. You may have seen her on various cooking shows where she has made appearances including Season 7 of the Food Network Star, Chopped All Stars Season 2, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Kitchen Inferno. In addition, she served as Executive Chef and Menu Curator in 2014 for the hugely successful PUMP Lounge in West Hollywood.

Chef Michelle Ragussis
Chef Michelle Ragussis is a long time favorite at The Cuisine of the Sun International Culinary Festival at Villa La Estancia. This year, we welcome her back and we are excited to see what surprises she plans to bring to the table. Chef Ragussis is best known for her appearances as a finalist on the eighth season of the Food Network series Food Network Star. She has also appeared on NBC Food Fighters, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, Chopped, and Midnight Feast. She currently works as the Executive chef at Central House at the Crown in Provincetown, Massachusetts and is delighted to bring her culinary expertise to the Cuisine of the Sun Festival this year.

Chef Jamika Pessoa

Chef Jamika Pessoa is well known among celebrities as a nutrition and wellness expert. She is also a TV star who has appeared on TLC’s Home Made Simple, the Today Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and ABC’s The Chew. Her Caribbean and Southern inspired creations have impressed her clients and her charismatic personality lights up the room. Today, Chef Pessoa is a well respected business owner in addition to a world class chef and she will certainly impress guests who attend this year’s Cuisine of the Sun Festival.

Chef Plum

Chef Plum is the newest celebrity chef to join the lineup at the Cuisine of the Sun International Food & Wine Festival at Villa La Estancia this year. He has also made several appearances on the Food Network where he was featured in cooking shows including Random Acts of Cooking on OnlyGoodTV, Restaurant Road Trip on ABC, and On the Road with Edible Magazine. Chef Plum’s also operates a live podcast called “Plumluvfoods” that has a large fan base. Chef Plum brings extensive experience and passion for cooking and is destined to be a welcome addition to the celebrity chef team as this year’s festival.

Chef Katsuji Tanabe

Chef Katsuji Tanabe is of Top Chef Boston and Top Chef Mexico fame and is guaranteed to heat up the kitchen at this year’s Cuisine of the Sun International Culinary Festival. Chef Tanabe has worked in many well known restaurants including the four-star Bastide Restaurant and Beverly Hills’ Mastro’s Steakhouse. Currently, Tanabe is the owner of MexiKosher Restaurant which is the first authentic Kosher Mexican restaurant in the United States. In addition to his passion for cooking, he also gives back to his community working as a personal mentor doing volunteer work with a focus on healthy eating and cooking methods.

Chef David Fuerte

Our last celebrity chef is David Fuerte who serves as the CEO and Co-Founder of Made for Chefs, Artisan Street Kitchen Catering and Artisan Chef Creations. Based out of Whittier, Los Angeles, CA, Chef Fuerte’s products can be shipped anywhere in the world making it an internationally powerful brand. His inspiration for his business was to centralize the food industry and bring together chef tools and products into one centralized company. With an emphasis on functionality and streamlined chef approved products, Chef Fuerte offers a modern and intelligent way to help you be the best chef you can.

This year’s Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival at Villa La Estancia is guaranteed to be the best yet. Make sure to purchase your tickets soon as space is limited and you don’t want to miss out. Mark your calendars now for April 23-27, 2019. See you at Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit!

Check out the 2019 Cuisine of the Sun Festival Schedule