We just returned from a week stay for our honeymoon at Villa Bella B&B in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, about 20 miles north of Puerto Vallarta.
Our hostess, Elsa, was the most inviting, friendly, and accomodating hostess we have every encountered. Elsa is a warm-hearted and friendly person and we felt like 'one of the family' during our stay. The accomodations were beautiful and decorated with flowers on our arrival. The gounds were gorgeous and meticulously maintained. The blue tiled inifinity pool has an extraordinary view of the Bay of Banderas and the town below. The breakfasts were wonderful as prepared by Rosa and Juan and we were treated to a varied assortment of traditional Mexican food every day - fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit, plantains, eggs, pancakes, french toast, etc. - all delicious. And the daily conversations wtih Elsa and the other guests was most enjoyable. Elsa was especially accomodating in making arrangements for tours or helping with directions and advice on restaurants (all of her recommondations guided us to excellent restaurants and food). We were extremely happy to be away from the hustle, noise, and traffic of Puerto Vallarto and would absolutely stay at Villa Bella again when we return to the area.
Of note, there is much condo construction in the areas north of Puerto Vallarto resulting in some dust in the area, especially noticable as we were there during the dry season. And, as La Cruz is a small fishing village where folks have their own small mini-farms, there is some rooster crowing, goats bleating, and dogs barking. We would return earlier in the year to avoid the dust (we were OK with the animal noises, they were fun to listen to). We would happily return to Villa Bella, which will continue to be a welcome retreat away from the large condo/hotel developments and would greatly look forward to visiting with Elsa and her family again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A nice and intimate property perched on the top of the hill in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, with breathtaking views of Bandera’s Bay and the new Marina Riviera Nayarit. Peaceful, intimate with a great sense of service and attention to details by owner since 1999. Warm hospitality, delicious breakfasts and beautiful, clean and well appointed suites. Ideal for couples and romantics and rest and relaxation holidays! ... more less
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