How much does it cost to take a taxi from the airport to the villa?
Small Taxis from the airport cost 300.00 pesos, these taxi are unionized. Returning to the airport from the villa in a regular taxi should cost about 250.00 pesos. We can also arrange transportation vans for you with 3 people or more, a private driver will be at the airport to greet you. The cost is $15.00 US per person.
How far is the beach?
It is a 30 - 45 second walk to the beach from the back entrance of La Villita, you walk across a small cobblestone lane (Calle Sagitario) 15 meters and down some steps, 10 meters and the beach lies in front of you. You can go to the right or left and voila, two more fabulous beaches are in front of you. It is 50 meters to the Amapas Beach to the right of the villa , 50 meters to the left of the villa is another semi private beach with white sand and if you go an additional 50 meters you will come to the beautiful beach of Conchas Chinas. Please see the photo gallery for photos of the beaches.
Can we walk into town from the villa?
Yes, you can walk into the old town of Puerto Vallarta where there are excellent restaurants, shopping and the beautiful new Malecon. You can also walk along Calle Santa Barbara which takes about 20 minutes and will take you into the Romantic zone or by the beach/seawall which takes 10 to 15 minutes to Los Muertos Beach.
How much does it cost to go to town by taxi from the villa?
For a regular taxi, 60 pesos per ride into the old town, it takes between 3 and 5 minutes to get into town with a taxi.
Does the villa have hair dryers?
Yes, we have four hair dryers on site, please ask the guest services manager to borrow one.
Is there wifi on site?
Yes, there is complimentary wifi on site.
What amenities are provided in the rooms?
2 bottles of fresh water, liquid hand soap and bar soap and eco bambu towels.
Does the villa have pool and beach towels?
Yes, we do have pool towels on site, you are also welcome to take them to the beach. If they are lost or destroyed there is a cost of $400 pesos per towel.
Does the villa have a safe?
All rooms have in room safes.
Does the villa have an iron and ironing board?
Yes, we have two irons and a ironing board and our staff can also do personal laundry for you at an additional cost of 70 pesos per load.
Does the villa have kayaks?
We have four kayaks that we are happy to lend to our guests.
How much should we tip the staff?
Gratuities are a very personal matter and you should give what feels appropriate for the service you received and requested. As we are often asked this question, we give the guidelines of between $10.00 to $16.00 US dollars per guest per day. This would then be divided up between the staff at the end of your stay. Our Guest Services Manager will provide envelopes for each staff member.
How many staff work at the villa and what are their hours?
We have a staff of 5 an English/Spanish speaking Guest Services Manager/Concierge, a Waiter, a Chef, one Housekeeper and a Gardener. They work Monday to Saturday and Sunday is their day off. They are also off on national holidays.
How do meals work if we book the whole villa?
Our Chef will prepare two meals a day for you. Food and Beverage are not included in the rate of the villa. We recommend budgeting about $36.00 US a person a day for food and beverage. Often our groups request a traditional Mexican dinner on their day of arrival, with cocktails, beer and margaritas, home made salsa, guacamole and chips as a snack on arrival. Subsequent meals and service times can then be organized with our Guest Services Manager upon arrival.
We want the staff to come in on Sunday or serve a 3rd meal for us on a particular day, is this possible and what is the cost?
Our staff is happy to come in and accommodate your wishes. The cost for three staff members, Chef, Guest Services Manager /Bar Tender and Waiter to come in to perform an additional service is $100.00 US per service.
Can we arrange for a DJ or live music at the villa?
YES, we can certainly arrange for a DJ or live music at the villa. There is normally a 3 hour minimum for DJ’s at a cost of $3500.00 pesos and they then charge a fixed rate per hour thereafter. A 9 piece Mariachi band will cost between $3500.00 pesos to $4500.00 pesos per hour with each additional hour being negotiable. A trio will cost $1800.00 pesos per hour.
Inquire about DJ’s as they all charge different amounts.
Can we plan our meals in advance?
Yes, please ask for the menus and we can send them through to you in PDF format.
Is there a gym nearby?
Yes, the closest gym is the FITCLUB located in old town, a 5 minute taxi ride and they have day passes, the cost is $240 pesos for 2017.