Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit Earns TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award 2022

Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit is proud to be the recipient of the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award in 2022. Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit was selected as one of the top 25 family hotels in all of Mexico. This prestigious award is a nod to the resort’s high quality of services for families including interesting activities for guests of all ages. In addition, the hotel-condo concept Villa La Estancia is proud to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for resort guests and residence owners as well. We have spacious residences, world class amenities, and premiere services that make every moment spent there feel luxurious. In addition to Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit, we also have a property in Cabo San Lucas as well. Keep reading more below about Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit and their 2022 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award.

TripAdvisor Travelers Choice 2022 Award

The TripAdvisor Travelers Choice 2022 Award selection is based upon real reviews from travelers who have visited properties all around the world. TripAdvisor is one of the fastest growing websites for reviews about hotels, activities, airlines, and tours. In Mexico, there are many family-friendly hotels that were considered for this prestigious award. However, thanks to the quality reviews from real guests about the top quality amenities and services at the resort, Villa La Estancia is honored to be recognized as one of the 25 best family hotels in Mexico. The Travelers Choice has a number of other categories that also receive awards as well, but one of the most important of which is the recognition for the best family hotels. Travelers loved the luxurious amenities and superior customer service at the resort so that every vacation is first class.

Family Vacations in Mexico

Did you know that taking time to enjoy vacations with your family is a core memory for children? As a result, Villa La Estancia is proud to provide superior hospitality and services to allow families to create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. The personalized details that the resort provides for kids and special moments for parents helped earn its spot as one of the country’s best family hotels. Special touches at the resort include personalized check-ins, camping kits, kid’s arts and crafts classes, a supervised Kid’s Club, and more. Plus, the AAA Four-Diamond resort recognizes that parents need alone time to relax so it’s wonderful to know your kids are having a great time during their stay as well. While your kids have fun, you can enjoy a massage with your partner or enjoy a gourmet dinner together at our delicious onsite restaurants such as La Casona.

Villa La Estancia Amenities

Beachfront suite in Riviera Nayarit

At Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit, our beachfront residences are spacious, finely furnished, and have amazing private balconies with stunning Banderas Bay views. Plus, there are so many great amenities and services at Villa La Estancia. As a result, it’s a top choice for travelers and for homebuyers who want to have a dream vacation home in Mexico. Some of the top amenities include multiple pools, jacuzzis, a fitness center, a spa, and delicious onsite restaurants. Plus, there is room service and our friendly front desk concierge is always ready to assist guests and homeowners as needed. Our onsite staff really goes out of their way to make sure every moment is just perfect. Lastly, the resort is located on one of the best beaches in Banderas Bay. It’s easy to quickly reach the beach to go swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, and more.

As you can see, Villa La Estancia has worked hard to create an inviting space that travelers want to be in. The resort’s unique touches and first class service has elevated the resort to the best family hotels in Mexico. Whether you want to pamper yourself with a spa service, or have interesting activities for the kid’s to enjoy, you can find it all at Villa La Estancia. If you’d like to get to know Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit and see for yourself why it earned the Travelers Choice Award 2022 for one of the top 25 family-friendly hotels in Mexico, call us today to book your stay. It’s a wonderful place to create amazing memories with our loved ones in a paradise setting. In addition to resort accommodations, we also have a limited number of beachfront residences for sale. Both full and fractional ownership options are available for qualified homebuyers. Contact us at Villa La Estancia today to take advantage of special all-inclusive travel deals before they sell out!

Remote Work Lifestyle in Puerto Vallarta

Do you work remotely, and you would really like to move to Mexico? You’re not alone as many people are working remotely and can live anywhere in the world as long as they have reliable internet connection. In Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is a popular choice for remote workers who want to live in a beautiful and affordable place. Located on the Pacific Coast in Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding areas have natural beauty, warm weather, wonderful restaurants, and plenty of exciting activities to do. Likewise, Puerto Vallarta is the perfect destination for remote workers that want to live in a relaxing place with modern conveniences. If you want to move full-time or buy a vacation home in the area, check out Villa La Estancia beachfront residences. Meanwhile, read below to learn why Puerto Vallarta is an excellent choice for remote workers who want to live in paradise.

Remote Work Lifestyle in Puerto Vallarta

There are a lot of expats who call Puerto Vallarta home even though PV makes the majority of its income off of tourism. Many expats own restaurants, bars, and businesses here. Other expats have remote jobs so they can live anywhere. In addition to natural beauty and a warm climate, Puerto Vallarta also has excellent restaurants, shops, bars, and so much more. Plus, it will be easy for expats to meet fellow expats that are working remotely while living in Puerto Vallarta. You can also go to a café to enjoy delicious coffee or tea while working, too. If you want to put down roots in the area, Villa La Estancia is located in the peaceful community of Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit just 10 minutes north of the PVR airport. We have premium beachfront real estate for sale that come with world class resort amenities and premiere services, too.

Aerial view of the Puerto Vallarta pier

Internet Connection

In Puerto Vallarta the internet connection is great! Telmex is the main internet provider, but there are some smaller internet companies that have a great connection as well. Telmex works outstanding for most remote workers. They are adding fiber optic services in new areas too. You can always increase your internet speed for an affordable price if you need to. You can get 10 Mbps for downloading and 2 Mbps for uploading is standard internet that works great for everyone. At Villa La Estancia, we have quality wifi services throughout the resort. That way, you can stay connected and get your work done no matter where you are on the property.

Why Remote Work Lifestyle in Puerto Vallarta?

A major reason why so many people decide to work remotely in PV is when they are not working, they can enjoy many outdoor activities. For instance, the weather year-round is wonderful, so you can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, surfing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, and more. In addition, PV has amazing restaurants and nightlife for people who want to enjoy a nice meal or go out dancing in the evenings. There are plenty of beautiful beaches and you can go exploring the small villages that are nearby, too. Now you can see why so many people want to live in PV and work remotely. At Villa La Estancia, we have delicious onsite restaurants, multiple pools, a spa, a fitness center, and room service. It’s nice having so many options around town, but you truly have everything you need right at home if you live at Villa La Estancia.

Would you like to work remotely in Puerto Vallarta? If so, you will be pleased to know that the cost of living is affordable, and there are plenty of fun things to see and do. If you are ready to work remotely, then you need to apply for a residency permit, and there are different options available for foreign remote workers in Mexico. If you want to try it out first, you can get a six-month tourist visa. Also, if you decide you want to buy property in the area, contact us at Villa La Estancia. Expats really love our hotel-condo concept property. It’s low-maintenance, solidly constructed, and located on one of the best beaches in Banderas Bay. Currently, we have a limited number of luxurious beachfront residences for sale. Are you ready to try the remote work lifestyle in Puerto Vallarta? Contact us today to learn more!

A Taste of Mexico: Chili Pepper Details

Did you know that there are 4,000 different varieties of chili peppers in the world? In Mexico, about 60 types of chili peppers are grown in the country. You probably already know that chili peppers are an important part of Mexican cuisine. They are used in many authentic Mexican dishes to add color, complexity, depth, and spice. In Mexico, some of the most commonly used peppers include the Jalapeño, ancho, cascabel, poblano, chipotle, morita, guajillo, serrano, habanero, pasilla, de arbol, manzano, puya, and piquín chiles. Read below for more about Mexico’s chili peppers.

A Taste of Mexico: Chili Pepper Details:

  • Poblano Chili Peppers

  • Firstly, poblano chili peppers are one of the most commonly used dried chilis in Mexico. The dark green, large chiles are also known as ancho chiles. In Spanish, the word “Ancho” means “wide”. The large and triangular shaped ancho chile is sweet and mild in dried form.

  • Jalape mexican chili pepper ño Chili Peppers

    Secondly, jalapeños are one of the most popular chillies around the world. These tasty peppers are very versatile and available in various preparations including fresh, roasted, pickled or smoked. In addition, did you know that chipotle peppers are simply jalapeños that have been dried? Once the jalapeños are dried, they are called chipotle peppers and become dark red in color with a smoky, spicy, and slightly sweet taste.

  • Pasilla Peppers

    Also called chile negro, pasilla peppers are long and narrow and can be mild, medium, or hot and spicy. When the pasillas are dried, the pepper’s skin becomes quite wrinkly. Around 6 to 8 inches long and 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter, dried pasilla chiles are often used to prepare many delicious sauces such as fresh salsas, enchilada sauce, and mole.

  • Guajillo Peppers

  • Did you know that guajillo chilies are the main pepper used to make salsa that is served with tamales? In order to prepare the salsa, guajillo peppers are dried, seeded, then soaked in water. Next, they are mashed or pureed into a paste. Lastly, they are cooked with other ingredients to create a wonderful fresh sauce that goes great with homemade tamales.
  • Serrano Peppers

    Serrano peppers are quite spicy for being so little. These peppers were originally produced in the mountainous regions of the states of Puebla and Hidalgo, and the name serrano refers to the mountain ranges in those areas. These peppers are very spicy, and are used in a variety of salsas. Serranos are also used to make giardiniera which is an Italian relish of pickled vegetables in vinegar or oil.

  • Habanero Pepper

  • One of the spiciest chilies in the world, habanero peppers are green when unripe, but turn orange or red once matured. In general, habanero peppers are very small and only measure 2–6 centimeters in length. These spicy peppers are full of capsaicinoids, and score 150,000 Scoville Heat Units which makes the habanero one of the world’s spiciest peppers.

  • Ghost Pepper

    Finally, according to the Guiness Book of World Records, the hottest pepper in the world is the ghost pepper which is a hybrid of Capsicum chinense and Capsicum frutescens. At 170 times hotter than Tabasco sauce, the ghost chili scored more than one million Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). For comparison’s sake, the ghost pepper is around 416 times hotter than a jalapeño pepper which scores just 5,000 Scoville Heat Units. Is your mouth on fire yet?

Are you in dire need of some rest and relaxation? If so, why not plan a trip to Mexico to try delicious chili peppers for yourself? If you aren’t sure where to go, come visit us at Villa La Estancia. Our unique hotel-condo concept property is a luxury resort and private beachfront residences. We have amazing world class amenities including multiple pools, jacuzzis, a spa, fitness center, room service, and front desk concierge. Plus, we also have award winning onsite restaurants such as La Casona that has been recognized by Wine Spectator magazine for our incredible wine selection. Currently we have properties in Riviera Nayarit near Puerto Vallarta, and in Cabo San Lucas. Check our website for the latest promotions and deals so you can enjoy an unforgettable vacation and stay on budget, too. During your stay, ask to see our beachfront residences that are available for purchase, too.

Panoramic view from beachfront sut at Villa la Estancia Cabo

Want to Buy Real Estate in Mexico? Read This

Do you want to buy real estate in Mexico? If so, you aren’t alone. Many foreigners are buying vacation homes, second homes or even retirement homes to move full-time to Mexico. As far as options, there are various types of real estate available. Mexico is a popular place to live because of its excellent climate, lower cost of living, delicious cuisine, friendly locals, and rich heritage. Plus, real estate is generally less expensive in Mexico than it is in the United States or Canada. In 2022, many expats choose to buy a dream home in Mexico with resort quality amenities and services. For example, Villa La Estancia is a luxurious hotel-condo development with locations in Cabo San Lucas and Riviera Nayarit. Contact us today to learn more because we’d love to show you what your dream home could be like. Meanwhile, read more below about buying real estate in Mexico.

Stand Alone Homes

For starters, you can buy a single family stand alone home in Mexico. However, it’s important to realize that homes in Mexico are quite different than homes in the States or Canada. For example, lot sizes tend to be much smaller in Mexico. Most homes do not have a backyard with grass and very limited space around the outside of their property. Likewise, most single family homes actually share common walls with their neighbor’s home next door. The style of a traditional Mexican home is comparable to a townhouse or attached single family property in the States or Canada. Also, most homes have a small back patio as opposed to a backyard with grass. Private homes can be located in gated communities with security, or in public neighborhoods which are usually closer to stores, shops, and restaurants.

Condominiums in Mexico

Villa la Estancia Riviera Nayarit

If you want to have your own home in Mexico, but prefer less maintenance than a stand alone home requires, a condo is another option. On average, condominiums require less maintenance and repairs than a standalone single family property. However, they are generally smaller in size than a single family home. So depending on how big your family is, and how often you want to be there, it can be a good choice or not. Plus, condos tend to cost less than a private home so it’s easier on the budget. Most condos have a homeowner’s association that will handle any issues related to the building which is a nice bonus. However, homeowner association services require a monthly fee. Lastly, one potential negative aspect of condo life is the risk of having loud neighbors since you will be living quite close to others.

Vacation Club Membership

There’s another option for people who want to buy a vacation home in Mexico without spending a ton of money. A vacation club membership allows members to prepay for future travel to spend a set period of time each year at their vacation unit. Also known as timeshare ownership, members get to vacation at a nice place each year and they save money over time by locking in low rates for future travel. If you want to learn more about timeshare ownership, make sure you only work with reputable providers so you can avoid becoming a timeshare scam victim. To learn all the details, sign up to attend a sales presentation and tour the resort. If you want to join, new members need to sign a timeshare contract, pay a deposit, and pay regular dues and maintenance fees as well. Once members, you can request to book vacation time on the official timeshare calendar. It’s best to always schedule your getaways ahead of time to improve your chances of getting your preferred travel dates.

Top Choice: Invest at Villa La Estancia

After reviewing all the choices available, many homebuyers decide to invest in Villa La Estancia. Our unique hotel-condo concept property is really ideal for people who want a dream home in Mexico. Our solidly constructed beachfront residences are elegant and spacious and finely furnished. Plus, we have wonderful onsite resort quality amenities and top services, too. For example, some of our amazing amenities include multiple pools, a fitness center, a spa, delicious onsite restaurants, a professional concierge, and room service. Also, we have 24-hour security to ensure that your loved ones and your property are always safe and secure. In addition, we offer full and fractional ownership options for qualified homebuyers. Fractional owners can use their residence for a set time period each year at a lower investment cost making it a great option for individuals who don’t want the full financial commitment of buying prime coastal real estate.

So, do you want to buy real estate in Mexico? If you do, contact us at Villa La Estancia today. We think you will see that our hotel-condo concept is an ideal choice for homeowners who want the best of everything. Our low-maintenance property has all the benefits of a luxury vacation home so that everyday will feel like a dream. Our elegant beachfront residences have amazing views and exclusive access to premiere amenities and services, too. Plus, we have great maintenance, security and management teams to make sure your loved ones and your property is always safe and secure. Currently, we have a limited number of beachfront residences still available for purchase in Cabo San Lucas and Riviera Nayarit just north of Puerto Vallarta. Contact us today at Villa La Estancia. We’d love to take you on a property tour to help you find your dream home in paradise.


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Move to Mexico? Top 5 Reasons

Are you an expat who wants to move to Mexico? Mexico is a wonderful place to retire. The cost of luxury homes at the beach is still affordable when compared with similar properties in other countries. If you want a dream home in paradise, consider Villa La Estancia. With properties in Cabo San Lucas and Riviera Nayarit, Villa La Estancia is a top choice for expats who want to live their best life in Mexico. Are you an expat ready for retirement and hoping to move to Mexico? If you are, keep reading below to learn the top 5 reasons to move to Mexico.

Reasons to Move to Mexico

For starters, Mexico has a very laid-back culture and Mexicans are genuinely friendly. If you’re looking to simplify your life and add positive vibes, Mexico could be perfect for you. In addition, many expats are able to upgrade their lifestyle with healthy changes when they move to Mexico. For example, many people eat healthier, socialize more, and be more active when they move to Mexico. Also, the cost of living is more affordable in Mexico when compared to other countries in North America. For example, many expats report they can live a comfortable life on just $1,000 dollars a month. The average cost of living varies between $600 to $2,000 depending on one’s lifestyle choices and location. In addition, U.S. citizens can still receive their Social Security payments while living in Mexico and have them deposited into a Mexican bank account.

  • Move to Mexico Reason #1: Improved Quality of Life 

To start with, a top reason why expats move to Mexico is to enjoy a higher quality of life. For example, the cost of living is significantly lower in Mexico than in other countries. The cost of lodging, food and utilities is on the rise, and many incomes are falling when compared to inflation. As a result, retirement can be difficult for individuals trying to make ends meet on a fixed income. To solve this solution, a move to Mexico allows expats to enjoy a higher quality of life while spending less money. Food costs in Mexico are typically much lower than in other countries. In addition, there is fresh and organic food available that is still affordable, too. Although organic foods are available in industrialized countries, they are much more expensive which quickly adds up.

  • Move to Mexico Reason #2: Amazing Culture and Family Friendly Vibe

Another of the top reasons for expats that move to Mexico is the allure of the amazing culture and family friendly vibe. Locals in Mexico are very welcoming and open hearted to expats. As a result, many expats appreciate the sense of warmth and kindness they receive when visiting or living in Mexico. Mexico has a long history and rich heritage that can’t be beat by other countries. Also, Mexico has an endless amount of interesting cultural events to attend throughout the year that the whole family can enjoy. From the Day of the Dead, to Independence Day festivities in September, there is always something fun going on in Mexico.

  • Move to Mexico Reason #3: Real Estate You Can Afford

Thirdly, many expats decide to move to Mexico because they can afford luxury real estate at the beach. For example, Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit allows expat homeowners to truly have it all in a dream home at the beach. Villa La Estancia private beachfront residences are solidly constructed with the best finishes. In addition, Villa La Estancia is part of an exclusive and tranquil community known as Nuevo Vallarta. Also, Villa La Estancia is a hotel-condo concept property so homeowners have access to world class amenities and services. Shouldn’t every day at your second home in Mexico feel like vacation? Lastly, homeowners in Mexico enjoy low property taxes and affordable maintenance costs for their home. Many expats agree that buying a second home in Mexico is the ultimate dream come true after years of hard work in their home country. Are you an expat ready to live the good life and want a retirement home in Mexico? If so, Villa la Estancia is the dream home in Mexico you have been searching for.

  • Move to Mexico Reason #4: Excellent Year Round Climate 

The 4th reason why expats move to Mexico is because of the excellent year round climate. In Riviera Nayarit, temperatures are warm and sunny all year long. As a result, the great climate allows for an endless amount of outdoor activities. Expats that move to Mexico can surf, kayak, snorkel, scuba dive, mountain bike, and kitesurf. Mexico’s wonderful weather allows people to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities. At Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit, beachfront residences for sale are located on a pristine beach in a quiet neighborhood. Villa la Estancia expat homeowners love waking up in the morning and hitting the beach for a quick dip in the ocean. Also, Villa La Estancia also has multiple pools, restaurants and a spa right on the property. What more could you ask for in a dream home in Mexico?

  • Move to Mexico Reason #5: Reasonably Priced Healthcare

Lastly, high quality healthcare is reasonably priced in Mexico. Regular checkups, prescriptions and serious surgeries are still affordable. In Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, there are incredible doctors and hospitals. Also, doctor visits can be paid for out of pocket and only cost between $30 to $50 USD. Likewise, there are affordable health insurance plans available for expats. Since the cost of healthcare and insurance in the States is reaching astronomical proportions, affordable healthcare is a big draw for expats that want to move to Mexico. In addition, expats can also sign up for IMSS which is the government run healthcare system. Since the US medical care system is expensive and complicated, many people look abroad for treatments and healthcare services. Mexico’s geographically close location and affordability makes it an ideal choice for expats on a budget.

Best Places to Live in Mexico

Aerial view of the Puerto Vallarta pier

Over the last decade, real estate prices in Mexico have been rising steadily. A variety of factors have influenced the upswing including the country’s stable macro-economics and the fact that more and more foreign residents are moving to the country. Expats are able to buy property for retirement that is still more affordable than similar properties in their home countries. In addition, residential mortgages are now being offered by Mexican banks making home ownership a possibility when in the past homes were usually bought with cash alone. However, luxury beachfront real estate is still much more affordable than homes in the States or Canada. If you want to live a dream beach lifestyle, the ability to buy an amazing home is another great reason to move to Mexico. Top destinations for expats to live include Merida, Cabo San Lucas, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta, San Miguel de Allende, and Sayulita.

You can see that there are many reasons why a move to Mexico is a smart choice for expats who want a better quality of life. If you want to buy a dream home in Mexico, remember Villa La Estancia has locations in both Riviera Nayarit and Cabo San Lucas. Likewise, Villa La Estancia offers expats a chance to own premium Mexican real estate at the beach. Do you want to live like you are on vacation every day? If you do, visit us at our Villa La Estancia website today to see which luxury beachfront residences are available for sale before it’s too late. Hope to see you on the beach soon!


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