Get to Know San Pancho Mexico

If you visit Banderas Bay in Mexico, you’ll likely be there to see Puerto Vallarta or one of the coastal towns in the Riviera Nayarit. During your stay, make sure to check out the small coastal town of San Pancho Mexico. San Pancho is an adorable Mexican town that’s about 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. The charming small town has pristine beaches and only around 2000 residents. However, thousands of travelers visit the area each year and fall in love with its small-town vibe with cool art galleries, excellent restaurants and great shopping, too. Also, the pleasant climate and ideal ocean temperatures support vibrant sea life and biological diversity. If you’re planning a Mexico vacation in 2022 to the Riviera Nayarit, make sure to take a day trip to San Pancho. In the meantime, keep reading below to learn more about why San Pancho is a great place to visit.

San Pancho Mexico

The official name of the town is San Francisco, although most people refer to it by its nickname, San Pancho. Located just 25 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, San Pancho has a laidback and peaceful atmosphere that visitors really love. While it was once a fishing village, today the town has great restaurants, high-end art galleries, community cultural centers, and so much more. Take a stroll to explore the town and really soak up its amazing vibe. The long strip of beach offers wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean’s open waters. If you want to get involved, there’s a turtle rescue center where visitors can help volunteer and participate in baby sea turtle releases, too. If you want to rub elbows with the local uppercrust residents, head to La Patrona Polo Club to watch polo matches and enjoy fine dining with live entertainment, too.

What To Do in San Pancho

Cabo San Lucas whale watching tour

Thanks to great weather, there are various outdoor activities to enjoy in the area. The natural beauty of San Pancho includes a protected national marine reserve known as Las Marietas Islands. To get there, visitors will need to take a boat to reach the famous hidden beach. You can also enjoy whale watching in Banderas Bay during the winter months between November and April. In addition, the Lo de Perla jungle garden has some exotic orchids that you can’t find anywhere else. If you want to go hiking, there is a popular 1 hour hike that starts at Hacienda San Pancho and weaves its way through the jungle to Sayulita. If you want to challenge yourself, try the longer 2 hour hike that takes you to a buddha statue. Last but not least, popular water activities to enjoy in the area include surfing, snorkeling, sport fishing, diving, paddleboarding and more.

Strong Local Community

San Pancho has a strong local community focused on art, culture, social assistance, and animal protection. Plaza del Sol is the city’s main town square and also the meeting point or location for various events, too. Various festivities are held in the main plaza including international art and music festivals. Bring the whole family along to go watch a movie at Ciné de San Pancho at the Bodega Teatro or local park. The latest documentaries and poignant films are featured there in the evenings. Also, an artisanal market is held on Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm in the Plaza del Sol. There, local vendors sell handmade jewelry, handicrafts, foods, drinks, and so much more. In addition, noteworthy community organizations include Entreamigos, Circo de los Niños, Alianza Jaguar and Colectivo San Pancho. Due to these important local organizations, San Pancho has been referred to as The Cultural Capital of Riviera Nayarit.

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Christmas 2022 in Banderas Bay

Although the holiday season is nearly here, Banderas Bay is enjoying warm weather and sunny days. If you want to get away from the cold at home, why not come visit Banderas Bay. Located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Banderas Bay is home to Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit. The rainy season that occurs during the summer and fall is officially over. As a result, the Sierra Madre mountains are lush and green making a picture perfect setting for a dream vacation. In Mexico, the holiday season includes festive posadas, cultural events, and more. If you want a second home in paradise, Banderas Bay is also a prime location to buy beachfront real estate, too. A top choice is Villa La Estancia which is located in Nuevo Vallarta. We have a limited number of beachfront residences available. Meanwhile, read below about spending Christmas in Banderas Bay.

Christmas Posadas in Mexico

If you didn’t already know, posadas are a popular tradition in Mexico during the holiday season. Inspired by the nine-day journey that Mary and Joseph undertook from Nazareth to Bethlehem, posadas are community gatherings that begin on December 16th and last until Christmas Eve on December 24th. These days, posadas are a time when friends and family get together to celebrate the holiday season. In Mexico, posadas include tasty food and drinks such as mole, tamales, atole, and ponche. If you want to spend Christmas in Banderas Bay, you might get lucky enough to be invited to a local posada. It’s a wonderful chance to get into the Christmas spirit and create special memories with new and old friends. On Christmas Eve, churches offer masses in English and Spanish, accompanied by Christmas carols.

Mexican Christmas Traditions

Celebration of the Cathedral of Our Lady in Puerto Vallarta

In Puerto Vallarta and throughout Mexico, various religious events are held during the holiday season. One important event is the Festival of Guadalupe which is a 12-day long festival to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe (Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) the patron saint of Mexico. Festivities begin on December 1st and end on December 12th. If you visit downtown Puerto Vallarta, you will see devoted followers participating in a group procession to the area’s main church, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The procession will feature decorated floats, dancers, and people singing. Once they reach the cathedral, they place gifts for the Virgin and receive a special blessing from local Priests. Puerto Vallarta’s main square will be cheerfully decorated for the holidays and full of street vendors, too. Residents and visitors will love browsing a variety of goods such as authentic food, souvenirs, handicrafts and more.

Shop at Farmers Markets

Another great reason to visit Puerto Vallarta during the holiday season is to visit local farmers markets that are only open during the winter and spring months. During the holidays, many vendors will sell gift packages or sell items that would make a perfect holiday gift. Wondering where to go? Top farmers markets in Banderas Bay include the Olas Altas Farmers Market in Lazzaro Cardenas park downtown, the Marina Art Market, and the La Cruz Market. Each market is situated near the water where you can enjoy lovely views as you peruse the market’s fares. Also, you can bet there will be cheerful Christmas decorations and lights, too.

Outdoor Activities in Banderas Bay

whale watching tours in Puerto Vallarta

Another benefit to spending the holidays in Banderas Bay is the great water. For example, the water temperature in Banderas Bay during the holidays is simply perfect. Plus, it rarely rains between the months of December through April so you are essentially guaranteed blue, clear skies and sunny days. In Banderas Bay, the average year-round temperature is 86°F (30°C). When it comes to water activities, the average water temperature is 78°F during the winter months. Due to the pleasant temperatures, residents and visitors are able to swim, snorkel, surf, paddleboard and more during the winter months. Plus, each year humpback whales migrate through the area during the months of November through April. If you haven’t already been, a whale watching tour is the perfect family-friendly activity to enjoy over the holidays.

Are you ready to come visit Banderas Bay for Christmas 2022? Why not treat your family to a well deserved vacation and head south for this year’s holiday season? You will fall in love with the area’s excellente climate, rich Mexican culture, holiday events, and more. If you want to buy a vacation home in paradise, check out Villa La Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta. Villa La Estancia is a hotel-condo concept that is located in a private and tranquil beach community known as Nuevo Vallarta in the Riviera Nayarit. We also have a limited number of luxurious beachfront residences for sale. Our homeowners love their solidly constructed homes that come with exclusive access to world class amenities and onsite services, too. Give us a call today to see which units are still available for purchase. We’d love to show you what living in paradise could be like!

Panoramic view from beachfront sut at Villa la Estancia Cabo

Cabo San Lucas Real Estate in 2022

Did you know that Cabo is a favorite place for people to invest in beachfront real estate? Located on the southern tip of Baja California Sur, the area enjoys a pleasantly dry climate that is sunny most of the year, too. Do you dream of buying a vacation home in Cabo, or hope to move there full time? If so, Villa La Estancia Los Cabos is a modern hotel-condo concept property with 5-star amenities and services. The property is situated on one of the most popular beaches in Cabo, Medano Beach. Our luxurious beachfront residences are spacious, elegantly furnished, and include access to amazing amenities and services. In addition, full and fractional ownership options are available. Homeowners absolutely love the stunning Sea of Cortez views, too. Keep reading below about Cabo San Lucas real estate in 2022 and why Villa La Estancia Los Cabos could be the vacation home of your dreams.

Cabo San Lucas Real Estate in 2022

Right now, Cabo real estate investments in 2022 are a hot ticket. More and more people are realizing they want to own their own vacation home in Baja. Beachfront properties are better priced than similar real estate in the States or Canada. Plus, the culture and climate in coastal Mexico is really attractive for homeowners who want to live in warmer areas.If you aren’t sure where to invest, check out Villa La Estancia in Baja. Our luxurious beachfront residences are solidly constructed and are move-in ready with upscale furnishings and fine finishings. The upscale hacienda-style villa overlooks the famed El Arco landmark at Land’s End, which is a stunning natural rock formation. Also, units have lonely expansive terraces and private balconies where homeowners spend most of their time. The spectacular Sea of Cortez views are really hard to beat.

Perks of Hotel-Condo Concept

Next, one of the best parts of hotel-condo concept living is having resort quality amenities and services at your doorstep. For example, Villa La Estancia Los Cabos homeowners enjoy multiple pools, delicious onsite restaurants, a spa, well equipped fitness center, and so much more. Plus, we have friendly and professional staff that are available 24 hours a day to assist homeowners as needed. Also, when you invest in a hotel-condo concept property, the onsite housekeeping and maintenance staff takes care of cleaning and upkeep for you. As a result, every moment spent at your vacation home can be relaxing and stress-free as it should be. In addition, you can arrange to have a private chef to come cook a romantic dinner in the privacy of your own home, too. Last but not least, room service is available all day from 7:00 am to 11:00pm for our homeowners and resort guests, too.

Friendly Onsite Staff

Another huge benefit of owning Cabo real estate at Villa La Estancia is that we employ friendly and professional staff. For example, we have a front desk concierge that can help reserve tours, arrange transportation, or make dinner reservations to hit the hottest new restaurant in town. Also, our hard working restaurant employees, housekeeping and poolside staff go out of their way to make sure guests and homeowners have everything they need to enjoy each day to the fullest. Plus, 24-hour security including CCTV cameras that are located throughout the property are an additional safety feature that everyone can appreciate.

As you can see, if you’re in the market for Cabo real estate in 2022,Villa La Estancia Los Cabos beachfront residences are a perfect choice. The ideal hotel-condo concept really allows homeowners to own a dream vacation home in Mexico with all the bells and whistles of luxury resort living. Whether you want a vacation home or a retirement home, Baja is a wonderful place to invest in beachfront real estate. If you want to learn more, contact us at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos today to book a vacation to Baja. We currently have all-inclusive travel packages available so you can see what living in paradise could be like. Make sure to inquire about our Try and Buy program to see if you are eligible to participate. Savvy homeowners know where to invest, so contact us today as inventory is limited.