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Puerta Vallarta, MexicoEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Villa Mandarinas
Full-service pampering in a private, eco-conscious Puerto Vallarta villa overlooking the Pacific.
Perched on a bay on the south side of Mexico's Puerto Vallarta, Villa Mandarinas is a brightly painted cliff-top estate—complete with a private beach and an infinity pool—that's ideal for a large family or a group of friends. As many as 16 guests can unpack in eight rooms that feature king-size beds, sea-view terraces, and modern bathrooms (be sure to check out the sink made from a half ton of volcanic rock). The 280-square-foot kitchen lends itself to do-it-yourself cooking, though travelers can also opt for three meals a day from the resident chef, who will serve dorado with coconut salsa or filet mignon in a chandelier-lit dining room with a long, sabino-wood table. The days will pass with ease. Nap in a garden hammock; unwind on the terrace with a massage; or explore the offshore waters by speedboat or kayak from your private dock.
Before arrival, plan your daily menus on the Mandarinas website, where the villa's chef posts breakfast, lunch, and four-course-dinner options.
Let the villa concierge work out a daily schedule of activities in and around Puerto Vallarta (ziplines, ocean cruises, spa treatments, and more).
Arrive at Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) which is approximately 14 miles from the villa. Anticipate about 35 minutes of travel time.Playa Mismaloya, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- 8 Bedrooms
- 7 Bathrooms
- Staff of 8
- Bay Views
- Private Terraces
- Spa Treatments
- Living + Dining Areas
- Play Room
- Outdoor Infinity Pool
- Salt Water Pool
- Direct Beach Access
- Fire Pit
- Private Pier
- Kayaks + Snorkeling Gear
- Billiards Table
- Kids' Toys, Videos + Games
- Housekeeping Service
- Laundry Service
- Private Chef
- Private Breakfast Cook
- 5 bedrooms with 4 king beds and 1 double queen. Max occupancy included in rate is 12 adults.
- Welcome Margaritas
- Fresh flowers in every room
- Bottled water
- Maid service daily
Why We Love Puerta Vallarta
Over the past half century, Puerto Vallarta, with a resort zone that spreads north along the coast of Banderas Bay to the newly developed Riviera Nayarit, has evolved from a quaint tropical backwater into one of Mexico's most popular beach destinations.
6.5-hour excursions from $98.
Where to Eat: True to its name, the hilltop Vista Grill offers sweeping views of Puerto Vallarta. Order nouvelle Mexican dishes such as pork tenderloin with cuitlacoche and tequila sauce or walnut-crusted rack of lamb.
Pulpito 377, Colonia Alta Vista.
Dinner for two $120.
Where to Shop: The eclectic shopping street of Basilio Badillo is about a 15-minute drive from the villa. Pick up handmade Mexican clothing, colorful ceramics, Taxco silver jewelry, and indigenous artwork.
Where to Drink: Z'Tai is where the PV crowd gathers to sip cucumber martinis on white daybeds beneath a banyan tree. There's also a minimalist bar overlooking the ocean.
Morelos 737, Centro.
Drinks for two $16.
Why Go Now
September 14, 2012
Día del Charro
Vaqueros from around Jalisco and Nayarit head to downtown Puerto Vallarta for this annual tribute to cowboy traditions.
November 8-18, 2012
Festival Gourmet International
Thirty master chefs gather in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit to cook in hotel kitchens and independent restaurants.
December 1-12, 2012
Virgin of Guadalupe Festival
Street parades, religious processions, and holiday markets abound in the two-week lead-up to this Mexican holiday, which concludes with a celebration in the city's Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church.