Street Art in Puerto Vallarta

Did you know that Puerto Vallarta is home to incredible street art in downtown? It’s true.  Talented artists from Puerto Vallarta and even visiting artists from across Mexico have created colorful street art that has brightened up our city in a beautiful and artistic manner. The latest masterpiece is located downtown on the corner of Abasolo and Juárez street. Visitors and residents of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit should take the time to check out this modern display of street art that is sure to impress.

Vibrant Street Art in Puerto Vallarta

Street art murals can take a boring building wall and turn into a beautiful piece of art. In fact there are many pieces in downtown Puerto Vallarta that have transformed a blank canvas into a work of art. Misael Iván López Martínez is the talented artist behind the impressive mural that has charmed locals and visitors alike. López Martínez is originally from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, but has been living in Puerto Vallarta for the last 9 years.  While the stunning art mural has no title, life and death as seen by the Mexican culture are the featured topics. In addition, there are several other colorful and inspiring street murals found throughout downtown Puerto Vallarta, too. 

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© Photo by Misael Paints and O3LV. Location- Pipila 117, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. Credits to the owners.

Elements in Street Art Murals 

In López Martínez’s mural, you can see a catrina face, butterflies, flowers, the Aztec symbol Nahui-Ollin, corn, and the God Pakal (in his transition to death). The Aztec symbol Nahui-Ollin represents the center of the universe. Also, corn is a very essential food in the Mexican diet. Next, the Aztec God Pakal is depicted in his transition from life to death. In terms of size, the wall painting measures an astounding 15 meters long. Likewise, one end of the mural  measures six meters in height, and the other side measures four meters high. In terms of how long it took to create, the impressive masterpiece was completed in just under a month.

Dream Homes at Villa La Estancia  

Are you in the market for a dream home in Mexico? North of Puerto Vallarta is the peaceful beachfront community of Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit where Villa La Estancia has lovely beachfront residences for sale. Situated on one of Banderas Bay’s best beaches, Villa La Estancia is selling private beachfront residences that are part of a modern hotel-condo concept. Essentially, our valued homeowners enjoy all the benefits of home ownership, plus have access to our world class amenities and resort services. In addition, there are full and fractional ownership options available so that everyone’s budget can be met. If you qualify, there may be in-house developer financing available, too.  Plus, Villa La Estancia’s beachfront residences are just steps away from a pristine beach with amazing Banderas Bay views. Are you ready to learn more? If so, contact us at Villa La Estancia today to see which of our incredible luxury residences are still available for purchase. Before you know it, you could own a dream home in Mexico, too.

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To conclude, the next time you find yourself in downtown Puerto Vallarta, make sure to look for the latest street art mural located on the corner of Abasolo and Juárez street. This vibrant street art mural embraces Puerto Vallarta’s spirit and charm at its best. And don’t forget to visit Villa La Estancia if you want to buy a dream home in Mexico. 

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Top 5 Cabo Beaches

Although travel restrictions are currently in place for the majority of the world, it doesn’t hurt to dream about a vacation to Mexico. When it is safe to vacation again, consider visiting Cabo San Lucas. Cabo San Lucas is a world class tourist destination that is located on the southern tip of the Baja California Sur peninsula. The area has a pleasant climate that is warm, sunny and dry most of the year.  There are excellent restaurants, great shopping, and some of the best beaches in Mexico.  Cabo is also a great place to buy a second home in Mexico. Villa La Estancia Cabo is a modern hotel-condo concept property that offers homeowners the best of both worlds. Expats who want a perfect vacation home in Mexico get a private beachfront residence, and access to luxury resort amenities and services, too. Keep reading below to learn more about the top 5 Cabo beaches to check out.

#1 El Medano Beach

El Médano beach is one of the top Cabo beaches. The luxurious Villa La Estancia property is located on this popular beach that is ideal for swimming. With amazing views of the El Arco rock formation, you can take a boat from El Medano beach to see El Arco up close for yourself. For an unforgettable view and experience, you can try parasailing from the beach as well. Also, El Medano beach has vendors selling food, locally made handicrafts and souvenirs. There isn’t a better way to shop than from the comfort of a beach lounger, right? You can even enjoy a deep tissue massage right on the sand. Friendly and hardworking masseuses are available to give you a massage on the beach.   

#2 Love Beach

Our number 2 beach to visit is known as Love Beach. Love Beach is considered a romantic spot that earned its name because locals claim that when two people go to Love Beach, three people end up leaving. Love Beach has desert dunes in the background that makes for a picture-perfect setting.  The sparkling sea views will take your breath away, but no swimming is allowed at the beach due to strong currents. Instead, Love Beach is a great spot to enjoy a picnic or soak up the sun.   

#3 Divorce Beach

Divorce Beach is situated next to Love Beach. This is another beach that doesn’t allow swimming as it has a beautiful yet rocky shoreline with strong tides. Divorce Beach is less crowded so if you want to get away from it all, it is a great spot. Make sure to bring an umbrella, snacks and drinks with you as there are no restaurants in the area.  

#4 Chileno Beach

Chileno Beach is the 4th Cabo beach to visit. Known as the most popular public beach in the area, Chileno Beach has public bathrooms and showers for beach goers. Also, lifeguards work in the area to help keep swimmers safe.  Chileno Beach has plenty of parking although it can become quite crowded during weekends and holidays.  If you like snorkeling, you will love that you can walk into the ocean and snorkel around vibrant coral reefs. Lastly, if you love people watching, Chileno Beach is a great choice since it is quite popular. 

#5 Santa Maria Beach

Our 4th choice for the top 5 Cabo beaches is Santa Maria Beach. Santa Maria Beach has crystal clear water and beautiful white sandy shores. Plus, there are lovely small tidepools in the area that are filled with crabs and fishes. You may even see tiny hedgehogs that are known to nestle among the rocks. Little ones will love playing in the tidepools, and adults will be impressed by the amazing sea views.

Do you hope to visit sunny Cabo San Lucas one day? If you do, try to visit the top 5 Cabo beaches. If you want to buy a second home in Mexico, consider Villa La Estancia Cabo. Villa La Estancia Cabo is a hotel-condo concept property that has private beachfront residences for sale. Plus, our resort quality amenities and services will make every visit to your vacation home feel like a dream. Special 100% Free Cancellation policies are now in place to provide added flexibility for travelers during the COVID-19 crisis. Contact us at Villa La Estancia today to schedule future travel. We can’t wait to show you what a dream vacation home in Mexico looks like!

Riviera Nayarit Awarded Safe Travel Stamp

Riviera Nayarit was one of the first locations in Mexico to receive the Safe Travel Stamp. Granted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the WTTC is an organization that recognizes the proper implementation of updated health and hygiene protocols recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition to information from WHO, the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has set forth recommendations regarding business operations post-COVID. At Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit, we are ready to welcome guests back to the resort. We also have beachfront residences for sale if you want a dream second home in Mexico. Keep reading below to learn more about Riviera Nayarit receiving the Safe Travel Stamp, and how a vacation home in Mexico is a wise choice.

Puerto Vallarta Also Receives Safe Travel Stamp

In Mexico, many precautions and regulations were taken such as closing resorts, beaches and popular tourist landmarks. These measures were designed to flatten the curve and reduce the risk of illness transmission. Right now, businesses are starting to reopen their doors after temporarily closing during the peak of the COVID-19 and coronavirus crisis. The World Tourism Organization and more than 200 travel companies created the Safe Travel Stamp to help individuals decide where they can safely vacation. The Safe Travel Stamp was created to help travelers have confidence to safely visit certain tourist destinations again. With updated health and safety standards in place to keep staff and visitors safe, Puerto Vallarta Jalisco is proud to be considered safe for travel.

Riviera Nayarit

Likewise, Riviera Nayarit has also received the Safe Travels Stamp granted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Home to the upscale beach neighborhood of Nuevo Vallarta, the area has luxury resorts that tourists love to visit. The local Nayarit government announced the gradual reopening of all hotels and motels on June 15th 2020. During this transitional time, they are carefully monitoring the success of reopening. To start, area resorts plan to initially operate at 30% of their capacity. If all goes well, they will continue to increase their capacity and adjust as needed. Currently, Mexican destinations with the Safe Travels Stamp also include Jalisco, Baja California Sur, Mexican Caribbean (Cancun, Riviera Maya and Grupo Xcaret, Riviera Nayarit and Yucatan.

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Mexico’s Rich Heritage & Culture

Mexico has a rich heritage and culture that makes it a top tourist destination. The neighboring state of Jalisco is famous for tequila and mariachi, and world-class beach destination Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta has old town charm, spectacular beaches, endless outdoor activities, gourmet restaurants and world class shopping. Businesses are making sure to follow strict protocol to ensure the health and safety of visitors and workers during the gradual reopening. However, travelers should always take care to adhere to personal health and hygiene practices including regularly washing hands, using facemasks in public areas, and avoiding crowded spaces.

If you want to get away to Mexico for a safe and fun vacation, consider the Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit and Cabo San Lucas. Our modern hotel-condo concept properties also have a limited number of luxury beachfront residences for sale. We offer resort guests and homeowners world class amenities, elegant accommodations, and VIP services. For individuals that want a dream second home in Mexico, Villa La Estancia is a top choice. Even the discerning travelers will be thrilled with the quality of a stay or beachfront residence purchase at Villa La Estancia. Who knows, it could even turn out to be your dream home in Mexico. Ready to learn more? If so, contact us at Villa La Estancia today. Don’t forget to ask about the Try and Buy program so you can test out second home ownership in Mexico before you invest. Life is short, so seize the moment!

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