Thanksgiving at Villa La Estancia

Did you know that Thanksgiving has become more popular in Mexico due to the influence of more than 1 million American citizens live in Mexico? Today, many expats and native Mexicans who lived in the U.S. for some time before moving back home, celebrate Thanksgiving in Mexico. Are you an expat living in Cabo or Riviera Nayarit at Villa La Estancia and want to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 28th, 2021? Whether you decide to cook at home in the comfort of your spacious beachfront residence, or decide to enjoy a nice dinner at a restaurant in the Banderas Bay area, keep reading below to learn about Thanksgiving in Mexico.

Thanksgiving Celebrations in Mexico 

While Thanksgiving traditions in Mexico are quite similar to those in America, there are some differences. In Mexico and in the U.S., Thanksgiving celebrations focus on a harvest concept including decorations such as fall leaves, pumpkins, assorted fruits, regional flowers, and autumn color schemes. Thanksgiving is a time where people give thanks to God for their blessings and spend time with their family and friends. It is common practice in Mexico for guests at a Thanksgiving meal to share a short prayer of gratitude at the beginning of the meal. Although a religious component of Thanksgiving is still evident in some American households, it is especially common in Mexico with more than 82% of the Mexican population identifying as Catholic.

Flavors of a Mexican Thanksgiving 

American style Thanksgiving meal usually consists of a cooked turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetables and cranberry sauce. Mexico has added some unique foods to make Thanksgiving in Mexico an extra special event. Did you know that some people celebrating Thanksgiving in Mexico will prepare traditional dishes such as marinated roast pork instead of turkey? If a cooked turkey is on the menu, it may be made with a green mole sauce or contain spicy chipotle peppers. Some parts of Mexico you will find turkey enchiladas, chorizo pumpkin soup or a candied pumpkin dessert on the Thanksgiving menu. Are you going to be in Mexico at Villa La Estancia in Cabo or Riviera Nayarit during Thanksgiving this year?

Thanksgiving at Villa La Estancia

At Villa La Estancia in Cabo and in Riviera Nayarit, many homeowners in the exclusive enjoy preparing a Thanksgiving meal at their vacation home to invite friends and family to celebrate with them. Villa La Estancia beachfront residences are Ideal for entertaining and the spacious patio gives great ocean views that your guests will love. The indoor-outdoor living concept really opens up your home, yet it still feels cozy and warm. If you aren’t in the mood to cook or do dishes, Villa La Estancia homeowners can also head downstairs to La Casona to enjoy a delicious gourmet Thanksgiving meal.

Villa La Estancia homeowners, Thanksgiving is nearly here! This time of the year means that we should all be thankful for our blessings and enjoy celebrating together with friends and family.

Celebrate with us Thanksgiving at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit.

 

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Visit Pueblo Magico Sayulita

Are you living in Puerto Vallarta or hope to one day? There is so much to do in PV with its miles of gorgeous beaches, hip gastronomy culture and welcoming locals. It is easy to see why Puerto Vallarta is a top vacation destination and has a large expat community as well. Next time your find yourself in Puerto Vallarta on vacation, or if you live in Riviera Nayarit at Villa La Estancia, we recommend you take a day trip to Sayulita, a “Pueblo Magico” town just 45 minutes north of town. In 2015, this charming and quaint town was designated as a Pueblo Magico due to the town’s rich history and charm that enchants visitors. A day trip from PV to Sayulita will surely be a great way to enjoy the best of Mexico. Keep reading below to find out more about Sayulita, a Pueblo Magico that you have to see for yourself.

Sayulita is a Pueblo Magico

Sayulita is situated on the Pacific Coast of Mexico about 45 minutes of Puerto Vallarta, and only about a half hour north of Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit. Sayulita is popular with surfers and vacationers who are mesmerized by the town’s relaxed vibe and tons of great shops, restaurants and bars. Sayulita was designated as a Pueblo Magico (which means “Magic Town” in English) back in September 2015. The Mexico Tourism Board decides which towns are worth of this special designation. In order to be declared a Pueblo Magico, they must meet three requirements. To begin with, the architecture should be very pleasing. The balconies, facades, and roofs should all be painted the same color tone chosen from a list of seven approved colors that the National Institute of Anthropology and History selected. Secondly, the town, city, or village should have their own unique cultural identity that shows the traditional history. Last, there should be a village square or one major attraction that stands out above against other towns, cities, and villages.

Popular Beaches in Sayulita

There are a couple popular beaches in Sayulita where visitors will enjoy walking along the beach. Surfers especially love surfing at the beaches in Sayulita which are known for nice swells due to its open ocean location. If you want to go surfing, you can even rent a surfboard for the day right on the beach. If you aren’t a surer, you can try paddle boarding and paddle boards are available for rent on the beach as well. The Sayulita Beach does receive a high volume of visitors, so if you love people watching, you will have a great time. If you prefer a less crowded beach, then you should walk to the Los Muertos Beach. In order to reach Los Muertos Beach, you will need to walk past the yellow Villa Amor hotel, then you will walk up the hill past the graveyard until you reach the tranquil beach. Los Muerto Beach is ideal for swimming, and plan ahead to bring snacks, drinks, and a shade umbrella since there are no stores or restaurants.

Colorful Central Plaza

When you arrive in Sayulita, head to the central plaza that has been vibrantly decorated in colorful huichol art hanging high above the plaza. There is a lovely gazebo in the middle of the plaza that is a great spot for picture taking. Love art? Sayulita has tons of fine art galleries located in and around the plaza. Why not check out locally made Huichol handcrafts or maybe you can find the perfect piece of art for your home. Getting hungry? Sayulita has tons of great restaurants that range from fine dining to casual. If you are in the mood for sushi, pizza, tacos, or a five-course gourmet meal, you will have no trouble satisfying your taste buds. If you have room, try some homemade ice cream for dessert, too.

Residents at Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit should take time to day trip to Sayulita, a Pueblo Magico town that has charm to spare. A day trip to Sayulita is a great reminder why the beachfront residences at Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit make a dream vacation home or second home in paradise.

Villa La Estancia: Try and Buy Program

Are you in the market for a top beachfront property, but not sure where to start? The decision to invest in real estate is one of the biggest financial decisions we make in our lifetimes. There are many factors to consider if you want to own real estate. The location, property size, amenities, services and security are all factors to consider when determining what kind of real estate you want to invest it. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to actually try out a property before you commit to the huge financial decision of buying property? Well, good news! At Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit, we have come up with a modern solution that makes it easy for you test the waters before leaping in with a real estate purchase. Read below to learn about Villa La Estancia’s innovative Try and Buy Program that has tongues wagging all over Mexico and beyond.

Try and Buy Program

For those wanting to find a dream home in paradise, but afraid to have buyer’s remorse, the try and buy program is perfect for you. It’s the ideal way to decide if you love a property by staying there and experiencing it firsthand. The Try and Buy Program was specially created for individuals who are serious about investing in Mexican beachfront real estate. Whether you are leaning towards purchasing luxury full or fractional ownership real estate, Villa La Estancia’s Try and Buy Program gives you the chance to try out a property for yourself before you commit to buying. Interested in learning more about how you can take advantage of this fantastic promotion? Read below Program Rules to see if you qualify for this amazing opportunity that can put your on the path to a dream vacation ownership experience.

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Try and Buy Program Rules

Villa La Estancia is a high end property and only qualified applicants will be considered to participate in the Try and Buy Program. Here are the following requirements:

  • Qualified applicants for the Try and Buy Program at Villa Estancia must be at least 30 years of age or older. The required combined annual household income must exceed $100,000 USD.
  • Personal travel expenses to and from Villa La Estancia must be paid for by the applicant in order to receive a promotional discount on a 4 night stay at the property. Maximum of 6 people allowed per residence.
    Availability to use the Try and Buy Program depends on the season and hotel occupation. Requests are processed on a first come, first served basis as there are a limited supply of villas available at this special promotional rate.
  • The Try & Buy request form must be completed and you will be assigned a personal realtor that will take you on a property tour.
  • If you are approved into the Try and Buy Program, you will be contacted to make the reservation payment. Major credit cards are accepted. After your Try and Buy discounted payment is processed, then you will receive your booking confirmed.
  • All Try & Buy Program attendees must attend an informal real estate presentation with your assigned realtor. This is a great chance to familiarize each applicant with the Villa La Estancia residences, amenities and services. Please note that any applicants that fail to attend the required presentation will be charged a fee of $250 USD per night for the visit.

Ready to schedule your visit? Check out Villa La Estancia website to sign up. Villa La Estancia will be delighted to have the chance to showcase their award-winning property that could be the ultimate dream vacation you’ve been searching for. Choose your destination:

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2018 Puerto Vallarta Real Estate: Villa La Estancia

Many people dream of owning a second home or relocating to beautiful Mexico. Are you yourself in this category and ready to start educating yourself on where to find the best luxury real estate in Mexico? With excellent year-round weather, great shopping and dining options, and affordable health care, real estate in the Puerto Vallarta area is a solid investment. Read below to learn a few tips about Puerto Vallarta real estate and where to find the cream of the crop.

Can Foreigners Own Puerto Vallarta Real Estate?

First off, are you not sure if you can even own Puerto Vallarta real estate as a foreigner? The Mexican Constitution does say that foreigners cannot directly own land within 100 kilometers to the border, or 50 kilometers along the coastline. However, there is a legal way to still own property by establishing a bank trust which is known as a Fideicomiso in Spanish. By having a bank trust, non-Mexican citizens can legally own Puerto Vallarta real estate and enjoy all the standard benefits a citizen owning Puerto Vallarta real estate would have. Bank trusts are established for up to a maximum term of 50 years, and then they will be renewed automatically for a new 50 year term. Notaries can assist potential Puerto Vallarta real estate buyers to establish a bank trust so foreigners can enjoy the same ownership rights as Mexican citizens.

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Options

Throughout Puerto Vallarta and the neighboring community of Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit, there are many real estate options available. The question is, where do you see yourself? Do you truly want to live the good life and have all the amenities and services that a condo-hotel can offer, or are you willing to manage and repair your single family home on your own? Do you want a condo or a sprawling villa? Today, most people relocating to Puerto Vallarta or buying a second dream home decide that their preferred Puerto Vallarta real estate is a condo-hotel so they can have the luxury of owning Puerto Vallarta real estate without the hassle of maintenance that a standalone properties entails. Puerto Vallarta real estate is centered on the idea that most people move here to enjoy the good life and take time to relax and do what they want to do….which usually isn’t cleaning or dealing with frustrating repairs! Condo-hotels like the luxurious Villa La Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta ensure that your investment in Puerto Vallarta real estate will give you all the valuable relaxation time that you do deserve. Visit Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit today to see what properties are available right now as there is limited inventory due to high demand.

Top Puerto Vallarta Real Estate: Villa La Estancia

Puerto Vallarta is an amazing city with so much to see and do. From its charming cobblestone streets and cultural activities to its world-class shopping and dining options, you will be hard pressed to run out of stuff to do. However, many people are finding that living amongst the hustle and bustle of city life is not for them. Looking for a more tranquil environment that is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the action? Consider the award-winning Villa La Estancia. With spectacular views, luxurious finishes and fairly close proximity to downtown Puerto Vallarta, Villa La Estancia real estate offers everything you could ever dream of and so much more. Situated about 20 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, Villa La Estancia offers Puerto Vallarta real estate and private residences where you can enjoy the quiet and privacy in your own home. With exclusive access to the high-end services and fabulous amenities, Villa La Estancia will have you feeling pampered and like a VIP every time you come home. Situated in the tranquil Nuevo Vallarta community directly on one of the best beaches in Riviera Nayarit, the award-winning Villa La Estancia offers elegant and exclusive private residences that combine upscale residential ownership and luxury vacation experiences into one. Villa La Estancia residences are constructed so you can make the most of the indoor-outdoor Puerto Vallarta lifestyle you have been dreaming of. You will no doubt never get tired of gorgeous views from your private and spacious terrace at Villa La Estancia.

Visit Villa La Estancia’s website today to see what you’ve been missing. An investment in the award-winning Villa La Estancia is a chance to call an exclusive Puerto Vallarta real estate your own home. Don’t let time pass you by….seize the moment and invest in your own piece of paradise.

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Real Estate in Mexico: Time to Buy?

Mexico has long been one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world thanks to its sandy beaches, warm climate, rich culture and varied cuisine. Mexico truly has something for everyone to enjoy. As a result, more and more foreigners are falling in love with Mexico and want to call it home. Are you considering investing in real estate in Mexico? Read below to learn more so you can make your Mexico real estate dreams come true.

Rising Property Values

It is a great time to invest in real estate in Mexico because property values are on the rise. Property values have been steadily increasing over the last decade, especially in coastal towns. New constructions are constantly popping up, and consequently more buyers are coming forward to purchase real estate in Mexico. Real estate in Mexico is still more affordable than real estate in a coastal town in the United States or Canada, so don’t wait until prices get out of your reach. Two of the top advantages to buying real estate in Mexico is that the cost to maintain your property is very low, and property taxes are significantly less than average property taxes in the United States.

Best Investment

Interested in a real estate property that also comes with fabulous amenities and services? You should check out real estate at the renowned Villa La Estancia. With properties located in Riviera Nayarit and Cabo San Lucas, Villa La Estancia could be the dream home you’ve been searching for. This award winning luxury resort has everything from multiple pools, world class spa, gym, tantalizing restaurants and so much more. All right on the beach with amazing ocean views from every unit. The elegantly designed suites have all the highest quality finishes and touches you deserve. Are you ready to treat yourself to the best?

Foreigners Can Purchase Real Estate in Mexico

In the past, many people believed that foreigners could not own real estate in Mexico near the beach. However, you are able to make your real estate dream come true by establishing a trust in which your property title will be held. Contact one of our professional real estate associates today to help explain further the process required. They will walk you through every step to make the process easy and streamlined so that you can have more time enjoying your piece of real estate in Mexico.

Rental Income

Riviera Nayarit and Cabo San Lucas are two of Mexico’s top tourist destinations. If you purchase real estate in Mexico in these towns, you will have the opportunity to earn rental income by leasing out your property when you are not using it. If you are smart enough to invest in the luxurious Villa La Estancia, our on site staff can assist you in securing renters for your property. They will make sure you have your valuable vacation time allocated on the calendar, so no overlapping or double booking occurs.

If you plan to buy real estate in Mexico, don’t hesitate too long as properties are flying off the market due to increased popularity. The time is now!

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Real Estate in Mexico: Riviera Nayarit

Real Estate in Mexico is a popular dream for many people from the United States and Canada, especially among those who wish to make their retirement in the sun. Riviera Nayarit on the Pacific Coast of Mexico is certainly one of the hot new destinations for real estate in Mexico, with a host of luxury properties for full and fractional ownership to tempt even the most discerning of real estate investors and second home buyers.

Riviera Nayarit Real Estate in Mexico

Riviera Nayarit is the stretch of coast that draws north from Puerto Vallarta’s airport on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, on Banderas Bay. From Nuevo Vallarta to Punta Mita, and further north towards Sayulita and San Pancho, Riviera Nayarit is a chic real estate opportunity for investors with taste and a penchant for the good like in the sun.

Riviera Nayarit real estate benefits from an eternal summer climate, with sunshine guaranteed more than 300 days a year. The beaches in Riviera Nayarit are also among the most soft and sandy in the area with safe areas for swimming in the sea and the chance of catching sight of a turtle or two coming to lay its eggs. The vacation infrastructure in Riviera Nayarit, especially in Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita, offer a range of restaurants and stores within a clean tranquil environment that is suited to second home purchases and vacation ownership.

Real Estate in Mexico doesn’t get much better than Riviera Nayarit; and at Villa La Estancia Residences you can find affordable real estate opportunities from $165,000.00, enjoying all the wonderful facilities and privileges of a 4 Diamond – 5 Star hotel on the beach. Luxury real estate in Mexico can be a viable option for many visitors, especially if you consider the option of fractional real estate ownership. Villa La Estancia Residences offers the chance for both full and fractional real estate for luxury second homes and those looking to retire permanently in Mexico.

Real estate in Mexico can become a reality in Riviera Nayarit when purchasing property at Villa La Estancia Residences.