Baby Sea Turtles in Mexico

Did you know that Mexico is often called “The Land of the Turtles”? Each year, seven of the eight species of sea turtles in the world return to the shores of Mexico. There, sea turtles return to the exact place they were born to lay their own eggs.

Typically, sea turtles are known for laying their eggs along the Pacific Coast in numerous coastal towns including Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Oaxaca. On the Baja California Sur, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas are the best spots to see sea turtles and even participate in baby sea turtle releases once hatched.

If you want to participate in releasing baby sea turtles, a few of the most popular places where sea turtles lay eggs include Banderas Bay where Puerto Vallarta is located and Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur.  Meanwhile, keep reading below about baby sea turtles in Mexico.

Baby Sea Turtles in Mexico

For starters, female sea turtles start to arrive on the coast of Mexico during the month of July. Sea turtles lay eggs from July to November, with August and September being the most active months. When they arrive, each turtle can lay up to 100 eggs in each nest.

Once eggs are laid, the incubation of sea turtle eggs can take anywhere between 40 to 60 days depending on what type of species of sea turtle. When the hatching of a nest begins, it can take between 1 to 4 days before all the baby turtles hatch and are ready to be released.

On average, sea turtle eggs take around 45 days to hatch. Also, the sand temperature determines the genders of baby sea turtles, with cooler sand producing more males and warmer sand producing more females. 

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What Types of Sea Turtles Come to Mexico?

Are you wondering what kind of sea turtles visit the shores of Mexico each year? The most common sea turtle species that come to Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta are the olive ridley turtle, the leatherback turtle, the Prieta turtle, and the hawksbill turtle.

In Cabo San Lucas, the sea turtle species that visit the shores there include the Hawksbill, Loggerhead, Leatherback, Green and Olive Ridley turtles that swim to and lay eggs on the shores of Baja California Sur every year.

Also, the only species of sea turtle that does not come to Mexico is the “flatback” sea turtle (natator depressus), which has a very small range and is only found in waters near Australia.

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Baby Sea Turtle Release

If you want to see sea turtles in person, there are local conservationist groups in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas that work to collect and protect sea turtle eggs until they hatch. This helps increase the chances of survival by protecting the eggs from predators or people who try to steal the eggs to sell them on the black market.

If you want to witness this amazing nesting and hatching season in person the best time to visit Mexico is in late August, September, and early October. In terms of what time of day, dusk is usually the best moment for turtles hatching but it can also happen anytime throughout the day.

In addition, the season for releasing baby sea turtles in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit occurs between the months of August and December, although it occurs frequently outside this period of time as well.

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As you can see, seeing sea turtles and participating in a baby sea turtle release is a special and memorable event to enjoy during a vacation to Mexico. Right now, special deals are on sale to visit Villa La Estancia which has two locations in Nuevo Nayarit in Banderas Bay and Cabo San Lucas.

Both locations are great places to see sea turtles and participate in a baby sea turtle release by local conservationist groups that help protect turtle eggs from predators. If you’d like to own a vacation home at the beach, Villa La Estancia also has a limited number of beachfront residences for purchase, too.

Contact us today to see if you can participate in our Try and Buy Program designed for prospective homeowners to enjoy a wonderful vacation and see if they would like to buy a vacation home at Villa La Estancia.

Mexico Flight Updates

For decades, Mexico has been a popular vacation destination for people around the world. More and more people are visiting Mexico each year because Mexico has so much to see and do. Vacationers especially love coastal towns that have miles of beautiful beaches, amazing fresh food, and a rich culture.

Recently, more flights have been added to some of Mexico’s airports due to the large increase in visitors. For example, VivaAerobus has recently announced four additional routes from Mexico City’s Airport.

The added flight routes will allow people coming from around the world to arrive in popular vacation destinations in Mexico to and from Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Jalisco, Zihuatanejo, Sonora, Sinaloa, and Jalisco from Mexico City.

In the meantime, keep reading below to learn more about the new Mexico flight updates.

Additional New Flights in Mexico

To start with, the new added flights from AIFA Airport, VivaAerobus the ultra-low-cost carrier have announced additional flights from Mexico’s City Felipe Angeles International Airport (NLU). For instance, VivaAerobus is adding four new routes to numerous vacation destinations over the coming months.

They have already added eleven new routes from Mexico City Airport (AIFA) and will operate more than fifty flights each week. The additional new flights in Mexico will allow more people to fly with direct flights and affordable prices along with a variety of schedule options.

If you want to spend time in Mexico regularly, why not buy a vacation home or a second home at the beach? In the Nuevo Nayarit neighborhood of Riviera Nayarit and Cabo San Lucas, you can find Villa La Estancia, which is a hotel-condo concept property that has luxurious beachfront residences for sale that expats love. 

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VivaAerobus Announces New Routes

Next, VivaAerobus has recently announced four new domestic routes to NLU Airport. For instance, Hermosillo (HMO) Puerto Vallarta (PVR), Ixtapa Zihuatanejo (ZIH), and Mazatlan (MZT) will be providing new flights in and out of Mexico City.

Also, in May 2023, VivaAerobus began offering thirty-eight departures weekly from the Felipe Angeles Airport to handle six domestic destinations including Tijuana, Acapulco, Puerto Escondido, Cancun, Oaxaca, and Monterrey. On July 2, the routes to Mazatlan, Hermosillo, Zihuatanejo, and Ixtapa will start and on July 14 the route to Puerto Vallarta will begin.

The VivaAerobus route to Puerto Vallarta will offer daily services, and Hermosillo service will be available four times a week on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. The flights to Mazatlan and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo will be available three days a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. With these new options, it’s even easier to get around Mexico and stay on budget, too. 

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Additional Routes with Added Capacity

Along with adding additional flights, VivaAerobus is also planning on increasing capacity to additional routes. For instance, VivaAerobus is planning on expanding the number of flights to Puerto Escondido (PXM) Oaxaca (OAX), Cancun (CUN), Tijuana (TIJ) Acapulco (ACA). On July 14th, they will offer three daily departures to Cancun from Mexico City.

Also, Tijuana is offering two daily flights, too. Puerto Escondido will be offering daily flights, and Acapulco and Oaxaca will be receiving four weekly services on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday to and from Mexico City.

VivaAerobus will be offering 74 weekly fights in total from NLU Airport which makes VivaAerobus the 2nd largest airline provider in Mexico. 

Did you enjoy reading about the Mexico flight updates? VivaAerobus is securing its place as one of Mexico’s top airlines. Also, Mexico City Airport will have direct flights to 19 destinations along with 5 international locations in Panama, Caracas, Santo Domingo, Havana, and Houston.

Are you ready to book your Mexico vacation? If so, call us at Villa La Estancia in Cabo San Lucas or Riviera Nayarit near Puerto Vallarta. Right now, we have affordable vacation packages on sale so you can pamper your loved ones with a dream vacation to Mexico.

Also, we have premium beachfront real estate if you want to buy a vacation home at the beach. We have a limited number of elegant and spacious beachfront residences that also come with access to world-class resort amenities and services, too.

Contact us at Villa La Estancia today to book a vacation and schedule a property tour! 

Top 5 Places to Move in Mexico 

Are you dreaming of moving to Mexico? If so, you aren’t alone. In 2023, the number of foreigners moving to Mexico from other countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe seems to be higher than ever.

The country is a top vacation destination and a great place to work, live, and retire, too. Mexico has natural beauty, a low cost of living, an excellent climate, rich culture, delicious foods, and so much more.

In addition, as more people are working remote jobs in 2023, even more people than ever are deciding to move to different places to live and work, including Mexico.

If you’re thinking about moving down south for a more relaxed and enjoyable quality of life, keep reading below for the top 5 places to move in Mexico. Perhaps your new life in paradise awaits! 

#1 Puerto Vallarta

For starters, Puerto Vallarta is our top choice of places to move to in Mexico. In 2022, PV received a record number of passengers that flocked to the bustling Pacific Coast city.

In recent years, Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay where PV is located have experienced unprecedented growth. PV is a popular place to move because of the area’s natural beauty, excellent restaurants, nightlife, and rich culture.

In addition to a warm and sunny climate, PV also offers residents an affordable cost of living and access to excellent health care. It is especially popular with remote workers who love that they can work and live in paradise.

Nuevo Nayarit just north of PV is a great place to live with wide, sandy beaches and a peaceful vibe. There, Villa La Estancia’s hotel-condo concept is a popular choice for a dream home at the beach. 

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#2 San Miguel de Allende

Next, San Miguel de Allende is a charming colonial town once voted the “Best Small City in the World” award by Condé Nast magazine for 5 years.

People love the area’s excellent restaurants, great art scene, beautiful architecture, and lively international community. The city also enjoys pleasant spring-like weather during most of the year.

Currently, the real estate market is really booming and 2022 was the city’s most successful year in real estate sales over the last decade. In addition, the city is experiencing a changing demographic with younger, educated, and remote working families moving to San Miguel.

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#3 Riviera Maya

Thirdly, the Riviera Maya is a 100-mile stretch of white-sand coastline found on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Popular towns to live in include Tulum, Cancun, and Playa del Carmen.

In addition to white sandy beaches and turquoise Caribbean Sea views, the area is also well known for ancient Mayan ruins. The incredible archaeological sites including Chichen Itza are great places to learn more about the country’s rich history and culture.

There are also magical cenotes in the area which are natural swimming holes formed when limestone erodes to expose water below.

Tulum is popular with wellness-focused crowds and has a fantastic restaurant scene, and Playa del Carmen is best known for its nightlife and picture-perfect beaches. Cancun has great shopping and tons of high-end resorts and clubs. 

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#4 Los Cabos

Next, Los Cabos is considered one of the safest and most economically competitive areas to live in Mexico. Los Cabos is made up of two cities, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas and the area is very popular with expats.

People that move to Los Cabos really appreciate the diverse landscapes that include beautiful beaches, dramatic desert terrain, and the beautiful Sierra de la Laguna mountain range. Also, the area is home to a UNESCO-protected biosphere reserve as well.  

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#5 Mexico City

Last but not least, the country’s capital is a bustling metropolis that also has a rich history and culture. More foreigners are moving to the area with around 40 percent of real estate sales in Mexico City in 2022 bought by foreign buyers.

In terms of the most upscale and best neighborhoods to relocate to in Mexico City, Lomas de Chapultepec, Jardines del Pedregal, Coyoacán, Roma, Condesa, and San Ángel areas are very popular. Mexico City has stunning colonial-style homes and a vibrant art scene as well. 

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As you can see, Mexico has excellent options in terms of where to relocate if you want to move to Mexico. If you decide to move to Puerto Vallarta or Los Cabos, check out Villa La Estancia.

Our luxurious hotel-condo concept property has 2 locations in these preferred destinations. In PV, Villa La Estancia is situated in the peaceful Nuevo Nayarit neighborhood which is just 15 minutes north of the PV airport in Banderas Bay.

Our spacious beachfront residences also come with access to world-class resort amenities and services, too. In Cabo San Lucas, Villa La Estancia is found on Medano Beach, one of the best beaches in the area.

Our homeowners really love the low-maintenance factor of owning a luxurious and solidly constructed beachfront residence at Villa Estancia. Contact us today to schedule a property tour as inventory is limited! 

Info About Flights into PV

Are you wanting to plan a Puerto Vallarta vacation from the United States? If so, then you will be happy to learn that throughout the US cities, there are many available flights.

Canada also has direct flights to Puerto Vallarta too. Puerto Vallarta is located on Mexico’s Pacific Coast and is a very popular vacation destination for many people worldwide.

Visitors fall in love with Puerto Vallarta’s small-town charm and many modern-day conveniences. Plus, Puerto Vallarta is situated in Banderas Bay with tons of great places to explore in the area including Nuevo Nayarit just north of PV.

Banderas Bay has many great restaurants, bars, art galleries, and so much more. Puerto Vallarta is an excellent place to purchase a vacation home if you want a beachfront house in the Puerto Vallarta area.

Meanwhile, keep reading below to learn more info about flights into PV.

United States Flights to Puerto Vallarta

Firstly, there are numerous nonstop flights from cities in the United States to Puerto Vallarta. For instance, you can get a nonstop flight from Los Angeles, Denver, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York to Puerto Vallarta.

The most popular flights to the Puerto Vallarta International Airport come from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle, Denver, Medford, and Raleigh.

Have you wondered what is the fastest flight to Puerto Vallarta from the United States? If so, the fastest flight is only 1 hour and 50 minutes from Los Angeles, and there are five airlines providing flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta, which include Frontier, Alaska Airlines, and United Airlines.

Other carriers that offer nonstop flights from cities in the United States include Korean Air, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Southwest Airlines.

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Puerto Vallarta Airport or PVR

The airport in Puerto Vallarta is the Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport, but it is just called the PVR or Puerto Vallarta Airport.

You can get to the most popular neighborhoods from the PVR very quickly. For example, it is only 5 minutes to get to the Marina neighborhood, 10 minutes to get to the Hotel Zone, and 20 to 30 minutes to get to the Malecon and Romantic Zone neighborhood.

Likewise, it takes just 15 minutes to reach Nuevo Nayarit where Villa La Estancia is located which is a luxury hotel-condo concept property that has a limited number of beachfront residences for sale.

The best time of year for cheaper flights to PV is in February, you should book your flight at least a week before you want to go. November through April is the high season when it is very busy in Puerto Vallarta.

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The Climate is Great in Puerto Vallarta

All year long the climate is great in Puerto Vallarta and throughout Banderas Bay. Therefore, Puerto Vallarta is the best vacation destination if you love warm weather and sunny days.

The coolest month of the year in Puerto Vallarta is in January as the high is 81F and the low is 62F. The warmest month of the year in Puerto Vallarta is August and the temperature is around 88F. The warm weather allows visitors to enjoy plenty of outdoor and water activities any time of the year!

Likewise, many people love the warm climate so much that they end up wanting to purchase real estate in the area so they can have a vacation home or second home in Mexico.

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You can see that there are so many flight options from the United States and Canada to Puerto Vallarta. There are nonstop flights to Puerto Vallarta from top cities in the United States and Canada too. Puerto Vallarta is a fantastic place for a vacation and also one of the best places to own property.

Are you ready to start planning your Puerto Vallarta vacation now or start researching Banderas Bay real estate? If so, contact us at Villa La Estancia.

We have special all-inclusive travel packages on sale if you want a dream vacation in paradise. In addition, we also have private beachfront residences for sale that come with access to our world-class amenities and services.

Contact us today to see if you are eligible to participate in our Try and Buy Program. We can’t wait to welcome you to your dream home in paradise!

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Reasons Why People Love Puerto Vallarta

There are many sought tourist destinations in Mexico that people enjoy visiting. The country has a rich culture, miles of beautiful beaches, delicious foods, and welcoming locals that make it a popular vacation place worldwide.

In particular, Puerto Vallarta can be found on Mexico’s Pacific Coast in Banderas Bay, which is a very popular destination for vacationers – There is stunning natural beauty that includes waterfalls, beaches, and rivers in the area.

There is also an exciting nightlife scene, international restaurants, cobblestone streets, world-class shopping, and much more.

The latest tourism revival post-COVID stated Puerto Vallarta set the record for the most visitors in 2022 as there were 6,208,700 travelers that visited the area last year, and that was two million more people that visited PV in 2021.

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All-Time Record Set For Visitors in Puerto Vallarta

To track tourism figures in Mexico, numerous studies were performed to evaluate the number of tourists that visited Puerto Vallarta and many other locations in the country.

For instance, from September 12th to September 18th the 37th week, Cancun reached 72.4% occupancy at local resorts and hotels, Los Cabos had 59.9% occupancy, and Puerto Vallarta had 57.3% occupancy -These were the top destinations during the summer months as well.

Puerto Vallarta came in 2nd place with 71.2 % hotel occupancy which surpassed Mexico’s average of 57.8%, and it broke recent year records, too.

It is clear to see that Puerto Vallarta is a popular tourist spot that will continue to receive tons of visitors.

Likewise, the airport also hit a high record of 140,150 passengers in July of 2022, which was 30% higher than the previous year and 37% higher than in 2019.

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Puerto Vallarta is a Trending Destination

If you don’t know Puerto Vallarta’s history, then you will want to keep reading here. Puerto Vallarta was once a small, peaceful fishing village, but following World War II Puerto Vallarta started focusing on tourism.

Later, PV experienced a big boom in the 1960s when a popular movie was filmed there. The Night of the Iguana (1964) was the movie that had Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starring.

Currently, Puerto Vallarta is well-known for its miles of stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and unlimited outdoor activities you can enjoy throughout the year.

Also, Puerto Vallarta is one of the safest destinations in Mexico to vacation. It’s perfect for family vacations or romantic couples’ vacations. The Romantic Zone is a popular area for same-sex couples as well.

Along the Malecon Boardwalk, you can find great restaurants, bars, cafes, and nightclubs, too.
You can see that Puerto Vallarta is the perfect place for a dream vacation in Mexico.

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Likewise, many people fall in love with Puerto Vallarta and decide to buy a vacation home in the area.

Plus, PV is very safe and has a crime rate of 38/100 according to Numbeo’s Level of Crime Index which is very low. The cost of living in Puerto Vallarta is affordable when compared to popular cities in the US and Canada.

Are you ready to book a vacation, so you can get to know Puerto Vallarta for yourself? If so, check out Villa La Estancia in Nuevo Nayarit which is just 20 minutes north of the PVR airport.

Villa La Estancia is situated on a beautiful beach and has luxurious beachfront residences for sale – Also, we have onsite resort amenities and services for our homeowners as well. Contact us today to learn more!

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin of Events

One of the most popular places to visit is Puerto Vallarta. Studies have shown that the most popular city to visit in Mexico is Puerto Vallarta as it received the largest amount of visitors during the past holiday season – Check out this Puerto Vallarta Bulletin of Events.

All year long, people around the world love vacationing in Puerto Vallarta due to the miles of beautiful beaches, gourmet restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. Also, there are regular cultural events and exciting performances held in Puerto Vallarta as well.

If you need a wonderful place to stay on your next Puerto Vallarta vacation you should consider Villa La Estancia in Nuevo Nayarit which is just north of PV.

Our stunning resort currently has beachfront residences for sale in addition to world class amenities and services. In the meantime, keep reading below to learn more about the upcoming Puerto Vallarta bulletin of events.

Puerto Vallarta Bulletin of Events – February

There are several holidays and events being held in February in Puerto Vallarta.

  • Recently, February 5th was the Mexican Constitution Anniversary, which is a national holiday. Each year there is a parade that will be held in downtown Vallarta.
  • On February 14th, it’s Valentine’s Day which is the perfect time for a romantic dinner for couples that want to celebrate their love. Many of the local restaurants will have a special menu for Valentine’s Day.
  • On February 24th is the Day of the Mexican Flag, and there will be many different celebrations throughout Puerto Vallarta to honor Mexico’s flag. Puerto Vallarta will have plenty of white, green, and red decorations, which is so beautiful to celebrate the colors of the country’s flag.

Puerto Vallarta Bulletin of Events – March

Next, there are several holidays and events being held in March in Puerto Vallarta. For example, Carnival Day is held on the first Tuesday of March, which is based upon the Rio de Janeiro Brazil celebration.

In downtown Puerto Vallarta, people will be wearing masks and costumes, and there will also be a parade in Old Town as well.

  • On March 21st, a Benito Juarez Day event is held, and this holiday honors the former president of Mexico who was known as the “Lincoln of Mexico”. March 21st is the first day of Spring, and also coincides when the Spring Break season arrives, which runs through the middle of April.
  • Spring Break is also known as Semana Santa in Spanish, and many students and families worldwide come to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate and enjoy the beaches and the warm sun. The Festival Cultural de Mayo is held in May, and there will be many different events and live performances featuring locals and international artists.

Puerto Vallarta Bulletin of Events – Musical Events & Shows

In addition to holidays and the events listed above, Puerto Vallarta has a wonderful theater presence along with many regular cultural events, too.

For example, there are numerous theaters throughout Puerto Vallarta that host drag queen shows, comedy acts, cabarets, and more – Act II Theater, the Palm Cabaret & Bar in Olas Altas, and Incanto in Old Town are several places that regularly host entertaining shows and performances.

Plus, you can enjoy a delicious cocktail while seeing talented dancers, musicians, etc… Which just makes the evening even more fun.

In addition to fun shows and events, there are tons of activities to enjoy all year long such as:

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Paddle boarding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • ATV riding

As you can see, there are so many things to do in Puerto Vallarta. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, there is something exciting to see and do in Puerto Vallarta.

In addition to events, there are tons of water and outdoor activities to enjoy all year long thanks to the area’s excellent weather. Are you ready to enjoy a Puerto Vallarta vacation?

We are located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Nuevo Nayarit which is just north of PV in Banderas Bay.

Our award winning resort is a hotel-condo concept that also has a limited number of luxury beachfront residences on sale, too. Right now, we have special deals on all-inclusive travel packages to enjoy a dream vacation in Mexico.

What to Wear on a Beach Vacation

Would you like to visit the beach in Mexico this winter? Although the weather is turning colder up north, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico the weather is perfect! There, you can expect warm weather and plenty of sunshine if you visit Puerto Vallarta or neighboring Riviera Nayarit this fall. The summer rains have left the Sierra Madre Mountains lush and green, and it creates the most beautiful backdrop with the Banderas Bay sparkling waters. Located on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are popular destinations for vacations for millions of people yearly. In fact, so many visitors have ended up buying a vacation home after visiting the area. If you want a luxury vacation home check out Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit. Meanwhile, read below to learn the best vacation to Mexico fashion tips if you are wondering what outfits to wear to the beach.

 

Beach Vacation Outfits

What you wear to the beach can make you feel great during your vacation to Mexico. If you’re wondering about what fabrics to wear, terry cloth is one of the top choices for fabrics for the beach. Terry Cloth is similar to a towel, so it will absorb water and sweat fast. Also, you can dress down a terry cloth outfit by wearing cute sandals or you can dress it up by adding heels to hit the town. In addition, linen beach outfits have become very popular this year as well. You can choose from a variety of styles with pants, skirts, dresses, and tops. If you’re not getting in the water, then you can wear jeans to the beach. Just choose a lightweight pair of jeans which will protect your skin from the sun, then add a cute shirt or tank top.

 

What to Wear to the Beach

Secondly, if you are wondering what type of swimwear you should wear to the beach, then the number one tip is to choose a suit that will compliment your body. Try a variety of styles and pick one that goes with your body type and the skin tone that you have. In addition, you can also add accessories too when you go to the beach. You can wear a pretty necklace or bracelet along with a nice pair of earrings. You can also wear pants that are loose fitting, too. They are lightweight, so you can put them on and off with ease.

 

Beach Items to Bring to the Beach

Next, along with having the best outfit for the beach, there are essential items that you should bring to the beach, too. Firstly, water and sunscreen are absolutely necessary to bring to the beach. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water during the day, and you should purchase a brand of sunscreen that is reputable as well. Don’t forget to reapply the sunscreen often throughout the day as the seawater can wash it off. You may want to bring hair conditioner with you to the beach, too. The saltwater and sun can damage your hair, so make sure you apply the conditioner every time before you get in the water. Beach towels and a picnic blanket are two more items to bring to the beach as well. The last two important items to bring to the beach are sunglasses to protect your eyes and a good fitting hat.

 

Just because summer has ended in Mexico, it doesn’t mean you can’t still go to the beach. Banderas Bay has the best weather during the winter season as it will be warm with plenty of sunshine. Don’t forget to bring the important items with you when you go to the beach too. If you need the best accommodations, then contact us at Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit. We are located on one of the best beaches in Banderas Bay known as Nuevo Nayarit. Plus, we have a limited number of luxurious beachfront residences for purchase. Residences have the best views of Banderas Bay and our onsite amenities are world class, too. If you want a low maintenance dream home at the beach, Villa La Estancia could be right for you. Give us a call today to book a vacation and come check out our beachfront real estate, too.

 

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5 Top Souvenirs from Mexico that you Should Know

If you’re like many people, you probably love going shopping when you are on vacation. Mexico has a rich heritage and culture that attracts visitors from all around the world. It’s also a great place to own a dream vacation home thanks to the great weather and lovely beaches. If you’d like to visit Mexico soon and aren’t sure where to go… Meanwhile, read below to learn about top souvenirs to buy during a Mexico getaway.

 

1. Elegant Talavera Pottery

For starters, Talavera pottery is a beautiful type of pottery that is a top souvenir to buy in Mexico. The style of pottery was introduced by the Spanish during the colonial era in the town of Puebla near Mexico City. The elegant and beautiful pottery has delicate patterns and designs that are now part of Mexico’s rich culture. The best place to find quality Talavera pottery is in Puebla, which is where the pottery was first started. However, you can also find Talavera pottery in shops and stores throughout tourist destinations in Mexico such as Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and Riviera Nayarit. There are a variety of pottery pieces available to choose from including lovely plates, plates, cups, spoons, and salt and pepper shakers. Check the bottom of the pottery piece for a DO4 symbol which signifies it is an official Denominacion de Origen stamped on original Talavera pottery.

 

2. Tequila & Mezcal

Secondly, nothing is more authentically Mexican than Tequila! In fact, Tequila and mezcal spirits are the most important and popular spirits that are made in Mexico. The state of Jalisco is where tequila’s birthplace is, and you can visit the town of Tequila on a day trip from Puerto Vallarta. If you want to purchase 100% Azul tequila or mezcal as a souvenir, then Mexico is the best place to get it. If you aren’t sure which brands to try, some of the best tequila brands include Herradura, Clase Azul, and Don Julio. As far as mezcal, El Silencio and 400 Conejos are popular brands that you can take home with you. During your visit to Mexico, you can also sign up to attend tequila and mezcal tasting courses so you can sample great spirits as you learn more about these wonderful Mexican liquors.

 

3. Colorful Mexican Glassware

Thirdly, handmade Mexican glassware is another wonderful and useful gift that you can buy in Mexico. Plus, the beautifully made glassware will compliment your tequila and mezcal if you end up buying a bottle or two to take home. There are many various styles of glassware available in different colors, too. You can buy delicate wine glasses, margarita glasses, shot glasses, and more. In general, traditional handmade Mexican glassware is clear with flecks of different colors within the glass and a vibrant blue rim. Plus, the lovely glassware makes a great gift for friends or the perfect compliment to your own kitchen.

 

4. Handmade Mexican Blankets

Next, if you want a functional and beautiful handmade item to bring back from Mexico, check out traditional handmade Mexican blankets. They are a great souvenir to take home from your Mexican vacation because they are beautiful and useful. Also known as Serapes, authentic Mexican blankets usually have a striped weave design in various colors. and Made with natural fibers such as cotton and wool, they are very durable so they will last forever. They are the perfect souvenir and gift as well. They are very versatile and can be used as blankets, quilts, or even as a picnic blanket.

 

5. Delicious Mexican Chocolate

Lastly, Mexico is actually the birthplace of chocolate. Today, you can find tons of great Mexican chocolate in the country’s top destinations. You can find many different forms of chocolate to buy to take back with you including chocolate bars, chunks, and chocolate mix. Make sure you pick up extra to give to friends and family members for gifts.

 

If you find yourself visiting Mexico soon, you now know the top souvenirs to purchase during your stay. Also, if you’d like to start planning a trip, remember to contact Villa La Estancia in Cabo San Lucas or Riviera Nayarit. Currently, we have all-inclusive travel packages on sale so you can vacation in style and stay on budget, too. Our luxurious beachfront residences for sale are elegant, spacious, and very comfortable. Plus, homeowners enjoy direct access to the resort’s world class resort amenities and services, too.

If you want a dream home at the beach that is low maintenance, call us at Villa La Estancia today to learn more!

La Catrina on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta

La Catrina in Puerto Vallarta Breaks Guinness Book World Record

You probably already know that the Day of the Dead is an important Mexican holiday celebrated on November 2nd. Thanks to the popularity of box office smash “Coco”, Dia de Los Muertos has become well known all across the world. In Mexico, this important cultural event is a huge part of the country’s rich history and heritage.

This year in Puerto Vallarta, the largest Catrina in Puerto Vallarta’s history was constructed. The elegant and striking Catrina was designed by local artist Alondra Muca and measured an impressive 23 meters tall. At 75 feet high, the Calavera Catrina earned the Guinness Book World Record for having the tallest Catrina in the world.

Each year, the Malecon boardwalk is decorated in honor of Dia de Los Muertos with beautiful altars and decorations to honor those who have passed on before us. Read more about this year’s record breaking Catrina in Puerto Vallarta.

 

Where Did La Catrina Come From?

To start with, if you didn’t know the origins of the Catrina image, you can learn about that right here. Back in 1910, a Mexican printmaker and cartoon illustrator named José Guadalupe created a zinc sketch which was the first image of a Calavera Catrina. Originally, the skeleton image was intended to mock upper class women who supported the dictatorship of President Porfirio Díaz during the Mexican Revolution.

Later, the skeleton image was given the name Catrina by renowned Mexican artist Diego Rivera when he painted her dressed up in elegant dresses in one of his murals. Over time, it became an iconic figure in Mexican culture representing death and the way Mexicans deal with the loss of a loved one. Eventually, the character of La Catrina became a symbol that is synonymous with the Day of the Dead.

 

Local Artist Alondra Muca


The artist behind PV’s incredible catrina is local Vallarta artist, Alondra Muca. She is a young artist who led a team that worked for over a year in preparation of constructing the enormous structure.

The impressive Catrina is so tall that it has been recorded in the Guiness Book of World Records as the tallest Catrina in the world at 23 meters high, beating the former record made in 2015 in Zapotlanejo, Jalisco of 18.77 meters. She is composed of metal and fiberglass, and is wearing a vibrant blue dress with sparkly sequined teal and gold accents on her top. Her skeleton face is painted white with blue designs and pink and red flowers. As a final touch, her hat contains real palm tree leaves.

 

If you weren’t able to celebrate the Day of the Dead this year, why not make sure to plan a trip next year? If you need a great place to stay, contact us at Villa La Estancia in Nuevo Nayarit. Located just 15 minutes north of the PVR airport, our luxury resort has spacious accommodations and top amenities. Plus, we are located on a quiet and tranquil beach that is ideal for swimming and strolling along the shore. It’s just a short drive to reach downtown Puerto Vallarta too if you want to get into the heat of the action.

Right now, we have special all-inclusive travel packages on sale. In addition, we are a hotel-condo concept property and also have a limited number of beachfront residences for sale for people who want to own a vacation home in paradise. Contact us at Villa La Estancia today to learn more!

Get to Know Villa La Estancia in Mexico

Have you always dreamed of buying a beach house in Mexico? Many people invest in oceanfront real estate in Mexico. They love the country’s authentic charm, rich heritage, excellent weather, and beautiful natural beauty.

If you aren’t sure where to invest,Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit offers homebuyers a unique hotel-condo concept with solidly constructed residences that are fully furnished.

In addition, homeowners have access to world-class amenities and resort services so that every day feels like a vacation. Whether you want a full time retirement home, or a luxury beach house where you can enjoy regular vacations in paradise, Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit is a top choice. Keep reading below to get to know Villa La Estancia.

 

Villa La Estancia Real Estate

Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit operates as a high-end resort but also has a limited number of private residences for sale. The spacious beachfront residences come with elegant decor and quality furnishings. In addition, residences have large, private balconies that offer homeowners amazing views of Banderas Bay which is one of the largest bay in Mexico.

Also, Villa La Estancia has numerous award winning amenities and premiere services for homeowners and resort guests. The amazing amenities include:

  • Several swimming pools,
  • Award-winning luxury Spa
  • Complete fitness center
  • Delicious gourmet restaurants

They also provide room service and a front desk concierge that can help guests and homeowners with travel arrangements, reservations, and more. Plus, Villa La Estancia is situated on one of the best beaches in the area. Homeowners love that they can quickly access the beach to go snorkeling or swimming. Kitesurfing is also popular in the area during the spring months, too.

 

Award Winning Property

Villa la Estancia Employers, to celebration of four diamond award

Did you know that the Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit received the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice 2022 Award? This prestigious award is based on travelers’ reviews who have visited different resorts around the world. In fact, TripAdvisor is the most popular website for real reviews about hotels, resorts, airlines, tours, and activities. Villa La Estancia was recognized as one of the 25 best family resorts in all of Mexico.

That way, if you want to have a comfortable vacation home for your family, investing in Villa La Estancia real estate is a wise buy. The amenities and services make every moment spent together with loved ones a moment you will never forget. The whole family is sure to enjoy the spacious accommodations and the great amenities. In addition to the property in Riviera Nayarit, there is a 2nd Villa La Estancia Cabo located in Baja in Los Cabos, too.

If you want a low-maintenance dream home at the beach, Villa La Estancia is an excellent choice. Our award winning property is the best place to own beachfront real estate that is also low maintenance, too. If you’d like to learn more, contact us at Villa La Estancia today. Right now, we have special deals available on all-inclusive travel packages.

That way, you can enjoy a wonderful vacation with your loved ones. During your stay, ask to learn more about the limited number of beachfront residences for sale, too. We have a Try and Buy Program for qualified travelers that is a great way to test out beachfront living before you invest. Also, full and fractional ownership options are available for qualified buyers. If you are ready to buy a dream home at the beach, take the first step and call us at Villa La Estancia today!

 

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