Our stay at Casa De Las Palapas surpassed any and all of our expectations. Can't beat the views or the location. The pool is perfect for a friendly volleyball game. But I can't say enough about the staff at the villa. The service and especially the food were excellent. No need to leave the property. You definitely get your moneys worth. Loved it so very much. Already planning a return trip.
What an incredible experience Alex and his team have created at Rivera Del Rio! As a fairly regular visitor to the beauty of Puerto Vallarta, I have stayed in a lot of different accommodations over the years. But never have I had such an amazing stay than during my time this past week at Rivera Del Rio. From my check-in welcome in the lobby with a warm smile and cold margarita before being personally shown to my quarters, to the friendly and efficient housekeeping staff, to Alex’s willingness to accommodate any reasonable request on a moment’s notice to make his guests more comfortable... all interactions were professional, yet genuine and unpretentious. The property is delightful in almost every way, transporting guests to a time of Old Hollywood glamour, while still offering all of the modern amenities and creature comforts (luxury mattresses, top-end textiles and toiletries, perfectly adjustable A/C, USA-configured electrical outlets, etc). Staying at Rivera Del Rio will allow you to see more of the tourist areas from a safe and relaxing setting—a quick 10 minute stroll to the waterfront at the Malecon or Los Muertos Beach, and easy access in even less time to the colorful interior avenues of Zona Romantica with many interesting shops and well-reviewed restaurants, as well as the open air markets just over the foot bridge on the opposite side of the river. Do not hesitate to book here if you are open to getting outside of the all-inclusive resort mindset, or the generic trappings of a more traditional hotel property. Rivera Del Rio is a very special place indeed, for spirited travelers of all ages and lifestyles, and I sensed a team committed to making it even more enchanting in the years ahead.
The architecture and the decor of this place transports you to a different time and place. My amazement and delight grew with every step I took as I entered the place for the first time, and then, over the next 7 days, as I continued to explore it and discover new joys. It's equally suitable for a honeymoon, a solo trip, and a family vacation - a great primer for the kids on various architectural styles, decor elements, eclectic approach, use of color, mixing old and new with great taste. And read to them the tales from 1001 Nights while you are there, for an unforgettable childhood experience. Turned me into a wide-eyed kid, too. Stayed 4 nights in Scarlet room and 3 in Green room. Scarlet has a large accordion door to the private balcony, if you push it to the side, the whole room becomes one huge balcony, overlooking the river. Green has direct access to outdoor pool and bar. Plenty of beautiful large windows in every suite. As other reviews noted, service and amenities are excellent. Location: PV Old Town, 4 blocks to the beach and the Malecon, endless choices for food and entertainment within steps. If driving or taking a taxi, get to the intersection of Jacarandas & Aquiles Serdan. (Make sure you give this direction to your driver, they don't know about this place as it is new). From there, it's a few steps to the unpaved Rivera del Rio where the #106 is located. It stands directly on the shore of Rio Cuale, with live iguanas sitting in the trees. Drinking water: I started with a few sips and progressed to several bottles a day directly from the tap, with absolutely no stomach events. Safety: as single female, had no problems walking to-from the hotel at night.
We rented Casa de Las Palapas to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday with friends. With five bedrooms, four floors and numerous bathrooms there was room to spread out for quiet/private time but also wonderful communal areas to hang out in together. The staff was friendly, helpful and accommodating. Manuel helpfully arranged activities and drove us where we needed to go. He even helped to arrange a visit to the doctor for one of our party with an ear infection. The meals were fantastic and Marisela was happy to accommodate our requests even if not on the published menu. She was also wonderful about ordering a cake for delivery for my husband's birthday. The house was kept clean and neat thanks to Luz Maria. It was not an issue for our group but I would caution potential guests that there are 96 stairs from the pool to the upper floor where the kitchen and eating area are. I would not recommend this home for elderly or handicapped individuals or for people with very young children. Overall, we had an amazing time at Casa de Las Palapas and would absolutely return again.
Prior to this trip I had never visited Mexico, nor had any desire to. I heard about this new place from a friend who said that I needed to check it out... I flew there on a Friday to spend the weekend, and ended up leaving on a Tuesday... it was MUCH too soon to leave! The hotel was amazing, on a tour of it, each room proved to be unique and the variety suited many different needs. Each room was beautiful, and the setup of the property was unique and fun. The location in Old Vallarta is short walking distance from gorgeous beaches, and many great restaurants and bars. You are able to escape the resort atmosphere and feel like you are tucked away in this little gem with the locals. The staff were excellent, great breakfast EVERY morning by Chayo, which they will also deliver to your room if you desire. And Monica, the staff masseuse, is extremely talented and highly recommended. In my opinion, this is the ONLY place to stay in Vallarta, I will be going back very soon!
I stayed at this property over the Christmas New Year holiday and was blown away. This is one of the most luxurious places I have ever stayed in.. you will not believe this place and WHAT A VALUE. Right in Old Town PV and breakfast cooked to order at whatever tim you choose. The beds and lines were the most comfortable beds I have ever had at a hotel and wait till you see the mother of pearl hot tub. The staff was amazing and so accomdating to all my needs. Never would I have guessed there was a property like this in Mexico.. it is a piece of ART!
When I decided to stay here I never expected the 5 Star accommodations that awaited me. If you're the type of person who needs a Concierge to tell you where to eat or what to do this isn't the place for you. If you want a gracious host who is unobtrusive and who will kindly offer up helpful suggestions... if you stop him and ask... then this is the place. Virgil is simply put, a Master Host, who speaks perfect English and Spanish and made my stay one that I will remember for a long time. He and his team prepare a breakfast that is superb. The rooms are kept clean and orderly and rival any hotel I have ever stayed in. Everyone working for Virgil was friendly, cheerful and the very best at what they do, whether it was the Gardener/Handy Man, or the maids/Kitchen Assistants. The Casa is set in the middle of a lush tropical garden, kept that way by the Gardener and there is a pool to lounge in and even a hot tub like whirlpool. I love the architecture and the 1st class materials that went into the construction of the Casa. Restaurants and an Oxxo Store are within walking distance as is the beautiful Beach. All about 10 minutes away. If you have a rental car there are unlimited places to visit for recreation or dining up and down the coast-line. Walmart is not too far for shopping and if you're lucky you can catch a ride with Virgil when he does his weekly shopping there. Taxis, while a little on the expensive side, could still be used for going to Walmart or for further excursions to Puerto Vallarta. I personally didn't need to go over to that side of Banderas Bay...I've been there many times before. This was my first trip to Nuevo Vallarta and Casa Virgilios, but it won't be my last. God Bless All of You at Casa Virgilios. I miss you already.
This was our second stay at Casa Virgilios and we were not disappointed. The warmth of Virgilio makes us feel like home. Clean, quiet, comfortable and secure, Casa Virgilios is a good starting point to access the Nuevo Vallarta beach (10minutes walk), a bus station (5 minutes walk) that will take you, for a very small fee, to downtown Puerto Vallarta or villages to the north. Virgilio will surprised you, with his ingeniousity, making a great breakfast from 9:00 to 11:00am. At breakfast you will meet other guess and share experiences, we always make friends during our stay. If you feel like staying on site, enjoy the clean pool and spa, the vegetation and birds, the manicured garden is magical. A special note, filtered water, bacteria free is available. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
A beautiful home shared with travellers to P.V. . Virgilios is a humorous man , has been there and done that..seems to belong , just like a piece of the furniture. He cooks a mean breakfast every morning and you will be anticipating the next days offering. Friendly customers enjoy chatting and cocktails around the pool. Beautiful yards, cool pool, equals an awesome place to stay. Awesome place to stay.
One of our favorite places when in the PV area. Away from all the noise, vendors and tourism. We have already booked for our third and fourth visit with Virgilio, who is a fantastic cook. We love our little home away from home. A hidden treasure, we would prefer to keep for ourselves.
my husband and I were reconnecting after his extended absence in Canada for surgery. We wanted the perfect place ... a warm gentle peaceful place. We were not sure if Nuevo Vartalla would be the right location but as we both love the beach we thought we would try and find a solution ....... and find it we did!! Casa Virgilios was the perfect setting .. beautiful manicured gardens, warm clean pool, and an attentive but not overbearing host. The breakfasts were huge and delicious and kept us going until dinner time. The location could not have been better ..... a 7 minute walk to the beach, a five minute walk to a group of very fine restaurants at affordable prices, grocery stores close by ... in fact we cant think of one thing to complain about!!! We happened to be visiting this lovely B and B while our hosts daughter and 3 delightful young children were there for a vacation to see their grandfather they were a joy for us as well as for him. We have spent many months in puerto vallarta and nuevo vallarta and always stayed at hotels BUT never again....Casa Virgilios will be our new Vallarta home. see you next year!! daphne and Lynn Nordean
All accommodations looks great on pictures but this place is even more beautiful and fresh than pictures can tell. It's a place with personality, heart and soul and I give it my best recomandatins for those of you that prefer these qualities over the huge "doesn't matter where we are we never leave the area, we paid for it" all inclusives. The owner speaks perfect english and he will help you to get to know the area. I really enjoyed my staying! /annalena
We loved staying at Casa Virgilios--felt like a home. Owner very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed all of the different birds, the pond, nice swimming pool and lovely art throughout the villa. Great location right on the canal, close to lots of restaurants. Felt very safe--easy to walk everywhere.
Stayed here 3 days in February 2012 and couldn't be more pleased. Like staying with your favorite in-laws in their country hillside home because it is actually the hosts, Ted and Brischa's, personally designed hideaway in the jungle above Old Town Vallarta. Their graciousness, helpfulness and friendliness as hosts is superb and the poolside terrace breakfasts overlooking Vallarta and the Pacific Ocean in the distance were fantastic. Give yourself a special treat and check this place out -- very convenient to downtown Vallarta, but you are in a true Mexican neighborhood set back in the jungle. I will return again and again and I live only 5 hours away on Lake Chapala. My "go to" place in PV.
This is the second time we have stayed at Casa Virgilios. The moment you step through the door you enter a world of peace and go back to Eden. Soaking up the sun in the backyard, taking a walk to the beach, napping in the afternoon and enjoying a fantastic breakfast in the fresh morning air restore the soul.
We honey-mooned at C.V. and had a wonderful time in this rustic and uniquely charming hide-away. The rooms, lay-out, facilities, location all are thoughtfully integrated making for a relaxed, laid-back ambiance and comfort. We enjoyed the greenery surrounding the hot tub, the individual cabanas with their thatched roofs, the funky Mexican tiles in expected and unexpected placed as much as the iguana sleeping in the tree next to us or the egrets and herons skimming the adjacent canal. The breakfast was always ample and various and never without a medley of fruit and freshly pressed juices. Vergilio was a wonderful host who treated us like friends rather than paying guests. I wholly recommend this place not to the many, but to the few who prefer privacy and an intimate, friendly atmosphere to the busyness and anonymous opulence of hotels.
Mi familia y yo nos hospedamos en Casa Virgilios un fin de semana y nos la pasamos muy bien, es un lugar muy bonito y natural, las recamaras y las áreas comunes tienen una decoracion muy pintoresca y agradable, ademas de que pueden divertirse chicos y grandes en la alberca o hacer otras actividades como juegos de mesa, pescar, cantar en el karaoke, etc. Definitivamente lo recomendamos! Familia Jáuregui.
There were 4 of us in two separate rooms, and we unanimously voted this stay the very best experience ever! Ted & Brischa were wonderful hosts; treated us like family, were welcoming and kind. We were welcomed with delicious chips and guacamole and the daily breakfasts on the veranda were divine. They're home is exquisite and tasteful, yet very comfy. We are animal lovers, so we were in heaven with all the kitties and dogs. We will go back as often as possible. They charge way TOO LITTLE but let's keep that quiet. Ted & Brischa: We love you! - Marg, Ben, Tony, Lucia
Estuve algunos dias con mi familia y nos la pasamos muy bien, Don Virgilio prepará unos desayunos riquisiiimosss y ni que decir de la piscina esta increible y las habitaciones super equipadas con cocineta, el baño también me encanto es el lugar ideal si deceas tener la privacidad y comodidad de un 5 estrellas pero sin perder ese toque hogareño que encanta. Esta super cerca de la playa de nuevo vallarta una de las mas bonitas que he visitado ya que cuenta con regaderas y vigilancia, todo super bien ademas de que puedes trasladarte a hermosos lugares cercanos como puerto vallarta, bucerias, etc. Sin duda una buena opción.
My wife and I were in PV for a vacation trip I won through work and decided to stay an extra night, but couldn't swallow spending the $$$ for the resort for one evening so I found this place on Expedia at the last moment. We arrived late Friday evening and were completely amazed at the sheer beauty that this little gem holds. We were greeted by Gil and his wife, the owners, and shown to our room. While asking Gil about local places for us to get a bite to eat to bring back to the room, he offered to make us some homemade enchiladas. A fantastic touch considering that only breakfast is included in the rate. He is an amazing chef, in addition to being a perfect host. The room was spacious, with a kitchenette and private bathroom, and was extremely comfortable. Upon waking on Saturday morning, we were greeted to a breakfast of fresh fruit, coffee, toast, and fresh juice. We were also offered homemade chilaquiles, one of my favorite breakfasts, which we declined since we were both full from other options. The grounds are extremely clean and breathtakingly beautiful. Gil and his wife were very attentive to our questions and needs throughout our short stay. We will be back to stay here again as soon as we can get back to PV. My only regret is that I hadn't found this place before I booked our airfare for the trip, so we could extend our vacation by a few days here. Muchas Gracias Senor y Senora Virgilios.
Yo conocí este lugar por medio de una hermana , que se quedo el fin de semana junto con unas amigas , y me invitaron a pasar el Domingo en una barbacoa. El lugar es muy bonito , y la ubicación excelente . pero lo que es sobresaliente es la amabilidad del anfitrión Sr. Virgilio . Los detalles de cada rincon de la Casa son increibles. Lo recomiendo ampliamente , y yo , que vivo en Puerto vallarta , tengo pensado ir pronto un fin de semana a descansar, olvidarme del estres , y a disfrutar de este increible lugar y de la amabilidad de Sr. Virgilio .
Mis padres, mi marido y yo disfrutamos de dos noches en Casa Virgilios. A pesar de que no fue mucho tiempo y de que no estuvimos mucho en la casa, el poquito tiempo que estuvimos, fue suficiente para reconocer el valor de la casa y, especialmente, de Virgilio. Las habitaciones y todas las zonas comunes de la casa en excelentes condiciones, con una localización estratégica (a un paseo de la playa, de locales comerciales, a pocos minutos del aeropuerto y del centro de Puervo Vallarta..). Pero sin duda destaca el buenhacer y la amabilidad de Virgilio desde el momento en que te recibe. Por seguro que volveremos. Raquel
I recently stayed at casa virgilios for a whole month of Feb.2011,it was a wonderful experience.gil,the owner is one of the nicest people you will ever meet.and when you are away for the day and return,it,s like comeing home.I highly reccomend a stay there,it's walking distance to good restaurants and bus lines and long distance calls are free,a nice plus.I hope I can make it back next year.HOWARD
Booked this B&B for 3 nights, as it was so close to airport, and we were on our way north. It was so wonderful, we decided to stay another 3 nights, then another, then...well you got it - we spent our whole fabulous 2 weeks enjoying Casa Virgilios warmth, peace and hospitality! We'll be back.
Haga de un B&B en Puerto Vallarta, México su hogar lejos de casa
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco es un famoso destino en la costa pacífica de México situado en una pintoresca bahía. Cerca de los Bed and Breakfast de Puerto Vallarta hay impresionantes playas, restaurantes excelentes, tiendas estupendas y también maravillas naturales como bosques tropicales y cataratas, lo que asegura que no se quedará sin cosas que ver o hacer.
Cosas que hacer en Puerto Vallarta, México
Los B&B de Puerto Vallarta situados en la Bahía de Banderas, un lugar destacado por su belleza natural, tienen vistas a escarpadas colinas cubiertas de frondosa vegetación. Puede escoger entre el norte, con sus extensas playas de arena dorada, o el sur, que es más escarpado y tiene acantilados que forman pequeñas calas.
Entre las innumerables actividades que puede realizar en un Bed and Breakfast de Puerto Vallarta destaca el avistamiento de ballenas, que es posible entre diciembre y marzo todos los años. Podrá ver ballenas jorobadas, marsopas y delfines. Otra actividad acuática muy popular en esta zona es el buceo – la bahía está entre los mejores lugares para bucear de México. Además, las cuevas que hay a lo largo de la accidentada costa son un lugar excelente para hacer buceo de superficie – allí podrá ver una fantástica vida natural.
El paisaje montañoso un poco hacia el este de su B&B en Puerto Vallarta es perfecto para hacer senderismo o montar a caballo. En Yelapa, hay un sendero relativamente corto que le lleva a una catarata de diez metros de altura. Si prefiere algo más refinado, puede sacar partido de los cinco campos de golf que hay en los alrededores. Cada uno ofrece un grado de dificultad diferente, desde el relativamente sencillo de Los Flamingos hasta los complicados hoyos de El Tigre La Marina Vallarta.
Lugares que visitar durante unas vacaciones en Puerto Vallarta, México
Durante su estancia en un BnB en Puerto Vallarta, podrá disfrutar de una de las mejores vidas nocturnas de la región. Hay una gran cantidad de bares y discotecas, cada uno ofreciendo algo ligeramente diferente que va desde lo más popular a lo más exclusivo. En el centro, en la zona antigua y en el Malecón encontrará muchos restaurantes que se adaptan a todos los gustos y presupuestos.
El tiempo en Puerto Vallarta, México
En su Bed and Breakfast en Puerto Vallarta podrá disfrutar de un tiempo cálido durante todo el año. Los meses de más calor son agosto y septiembre, cuando las temperaturas alcanzan los 35ºC. Esta es también la época más húmeda del año, lloviendo mucho menos entre noviembre y mayo.
Vuelos baratos a Puerto Vallarta, México
El Aeropuerto Internacional Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz (PVR) está a poco más de diez minutos de los B&B de Puerto Vallarta, y puede llegar hasta Houston (IAH) desde Londres Heathrow (LHR) o España y luego cogiendo una conexión con Continental hasta su destino.