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EXPLORE PUNTA MITA: Luxury real estate for sale at the Punta Mita Resort - New projects in Punta Mita, Mexico
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UPDATES: Punta de Mita Luxury Resort Real Estate & Vacation Rentals Update

LPR Luxury - Forbes Global properties luxury resort real estate and vacation rental updates. Explore branded luxury resort beachfront real estate in Jalisco & Nayarit, Mexico. Four Seasons, One&Only, Rosewood, Montage, Rita-Carlton Reserve, Belmond, Auberge & more...
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Architectural Feature: Villa Ranchos 7

$19,950,000 - Rancho R+R is modern Mexico, sophisticated and minimalist, yet rich in style, artful in design and lifestyle. This villa offers 16,000 square feet of living space and relishes ocean views from almost every vantage point.
The W Hotel - Punta de Mita - Mexico
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W Hotel Punta De Mita, Mexico

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide present the W Punta de Mita, located in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit next to Los Veneros, an exclusive enclave on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, just South of Punta Mita and North of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Casa Kimberly : Former home of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Casa Kimberly : The Legacy of Elizabeth Taylor Gets a Make-Over

The filming of the 1964 John Huston movie “The Night of the Iguana” attracted the actor Richard Burton and his then mistress Elizabeth Taylor to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where he bought her a house on a cobblestone lane and another across it for himself.
Montage & Pendry Hotels announced at the Punta Mita resort, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Montage International and DINE Elevate Riviera Nayarit with a $500 Million Masterstroke at the Punta Mita Resort

Montage International, the trailblazer in luxury lodgings, is set to infuse new vigor into the radiant Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. As part of its visionary global expansion strategy, the company, under the dynamic leadership of CEO Alan Fuerstman, has inked a partnership with Mexico's eminent real estate developer, DINE.
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Finding the Perfect Pacific Mexican Dream Home Building Lot with LPR Luxury

Looking for the perfect home site building lot for sale in Punta de Mita, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico? Let us take you on a tour to see...
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Rancho Las Palomas, Yerbabuena, Mascota, Jalisco, Mexico

This stunning property on 10 hectares of land features three master bedrooms, an infinity pool, and horse stables within over 500 m2 of construction, offering a unique blend of luxury and tranquility.
Xeneques - Explore Mexico Secreto: Los Xeneques eco minimal lux on the Costa Alegre, South of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
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EL NARANJO XENEQUES: Private Community with Boutique Hotel, Spa and Healing Center

Discover a unique private community situated in the foothills of the Sierra Madre, adjacent to a freshwater reservoir in the heart of Costalegre. Spanning 750 acres, it features breathtaking views, a mystical 2-mile stream, natural pools, botanical gardens, and private villas with only 7% coefficient of construction.
Villa Careyes 5 - Ultra luxury vacation rental villa for sale in Costa Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico - Careyes real estate
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Villa Careyes 5 – Costa Careyes, Costalegre, Jalisco, Mexico

Costa Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico

6 bedrooms | 8 bathrooms
$11,000,000 USD

Encircled on three sides by the Pacific Ocean, with the sound of crashing waves below and with water views stretching to the horizon, the six bedroom villa of Villa Careyes 5 commands a premier vantage point on three acres in the exclusive enclave of Rincon in Careyes, Mexico.

The Queen Penthouse of Puerto Vallarta at Tres Mares - Luxury Condominiums - Marina Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Luxury Puerto Vallarta real estate for sale
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The Queen Penthouse at Tres Mares – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

4 bedrooms / Sleeps 8

Sale price: by request

Own THE majestic view of Puerto Vallarta from the coveted Queen Penthouse at Tres Mares high above Marina Vallarta. This grand residence overlooks the port and hotel zone, the water of Banderas Bay and vibrant town of Puerto Vallarta.

A $1 Billion Bet on Selling Mansions in Mexico
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Mandarina – One & Only – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

In a spectacular oceanfront setting less than one hour north of Puerto Vallarta, Mandarina features the One&Only Mandarina, Rosewood Mandarina and the world-class Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club, nestled along a one-mile stretch of soft, sandy beach.
Villa Kupuri 6 - Kupuri Estates at the Punta Mita Resort, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
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Staff Pick: Kupuri & Iyari Villas at the Punta Mita Resort – Mexico

There are gorgeous new homes to see at the Punta Mita Resort! Have a look at the new custom dream home construction at Kupuri and have a peek at the new Iyari Villas by Jaime Barba.
Tau Residences - Punta Mita Resort golf course condos for sale - Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
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A New Project, An Auction, The Last NYE Villas & Free Wine

New Project: Tau Residences on the private point of Punta Mita are 42 units and five panoramic view penthouses. Schedule a site visit to pick your view!
Villa El Banco 6 - Ultra luxury, ultra private Punta de Mita, Mexico
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#RHONY Punta de Mita, Mexico House Tour: Featured on Real Housewives of New York

The IDEAL in Punta de Mita luxury, quality and privacy is El Banco beach. El Banco is all to yourself with no passers-by or paparazzi.
Villa El Banco 6 - Puerto Vallarta luxury beachfront vacation rental villas Punta de Mita Vallarta Nayarit
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Property Spotlight: Villa El Banco 6 – Punta de Mita

Exquisitely private, fun, family friendly, luxury vacation rental villa on the finest beach. Amazingly friendly and experienced staff with world class service and dining. Tennis, surfing, gym, sauna, home theater...you may never want to leave.

Information upon request
Villa Ranchos 1 - Punta Mita Mexico - Luxury Real Estate and Vacation Rentals, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
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Staff Picks: Best Wedding Locations in Puerto Vallarta / Punta Mita Mexico

The lovely, tasteful, discreet and knowledgable ladies of La Putna Realty: Paulina, Yumiko and Katia list their picks for dreamiest wedding villas and locations. The best luxury Puerto Vallarta wedding locations are amazing beachfront villas North Puerto Vallarta in Punta Mita Mexico home to Four Seasons / St Regis Punta Mita Mexico Resort.
NEW VIDEO: Vallarta Nayarit : Live It To Believe It
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VIDEO: Vallarta Nayarit : Live It To Believe It

Vallarta | Nayarit - One Destination Explore the Bay of Banderas and beyond. Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita, Careyes, Sayulita and too many unique jungle treasures to list. It is a diverse lifetime of memories waiting for you.
Xala Costalegre Mexico - LPR Luxury
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Six Senses Xala

Six Senses, part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts luxury and lifestyle portfolio, has signed a hotel management agreement with Activos Turisticos de Mexico (ACTUR) for the development of Six Senses Xala, which is scheduled to open in 2026.
Kendall Jenner's Vogue Cover Shoot: Paradise Found at One&Only Mandarina
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Kendall Jenner’s Vogue Cover Shoot: Paradise Found at One&Only Mandarina

In Vogue's highly-anticipated June/July 2024 issue, Kendall Jenner graces the cover, captivating readers with her beauty and candid reflections. The cover story, titled "Kendall Jenner Is In Her Feelings", not only showcases Kendall's journey as a supermodel but also offers a glimpse into her personal challenges and aspirations.
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Mexico’s ‘Happy Coast’ Is Getting a New 3,000-acre Development with Gorgeous Villas, Beach Clubs, and the First Six Senses Resort in the Country

Xala, a new $1 billion project in Mexico's Costalegre, offers luxury alongside community integration. With a Six Senses resort and commitment to local development, it aims to uplift neighboring communities like Higuera Blanca and José María Morelos.
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What’s New in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Business has come roaring back and, to keep up with demand, substantial infrastructure improvements and new luxury products are set to roll out in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit region this year and next.
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Mexico’s Exclusive Costalegre Region Readies for $1 Billion Tourism

The developers behind Mexico's Mandarina have set their sights on a grander venture: Xala, a $1 billion project in Jalisco. Spanning 3,000 acres along Costalegre, Xala boasts an international airport and plans for a lavish Six Senses hotel, emphasizing sustainability.
One&Only Mandarina, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico - Luxury villa tours - Real estate & vacation rentals
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One&Only Mandarina Takes Top Spot in North America on The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023 List

The One&Only Mandarina recently claimed the top position as the best hotel in North America in the fresh global ranking of The World’s 50 Best Hotels for 2023. This prestigious list was unveiled during an awards ceremony held in London and encompasses hotels from six continents around the globe. Notably, this marks the debut ranking by 50 Best in the realm of travel and hospitality
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A Riviera is Born

The Riviera Nayarit, Mexico's emerging gem on the Pacific coast, is rapidly becoming a beacon of luxury and exclusivity. This 100-mile stretch of coastline, which only recently gained recognition under its current name, is distinguishing itself from its more well-known southern neighbor, Puerto Vallarta. The pace of Nayarit's development has been nothing short of extraordinary.
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Pacific Mexican Renaissance – The coveted coastline of Mexico is now available for foreign investment

Embracing the radiant Pacific coastline is the Bay of Banderas, the largest natural bay in Mexico. This paradise extends over 40 miles of coastline, adorning its shore with nearly 30 miles of pristine beaches, private coves, and dramatic cliffs.
The Riviera Nayarit Highway - The Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta highway - Autopista La Cruz - Tepic
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The New Highways to Riviera Nayarit & Punta Mita!

An additional segment of the Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta highway has been opened, resulting in a significant reduction of the travel time between the two cities by a full two hours. As a result, the journey from Puerto Vallarta to Mandarina, particularly to One&Only and Rosewood, has become notably faster and more efficient.
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Unlocking Mexico’s Treasured Traditions: Exploring the Enchanting Magic Towns

Each town on this list possesses its own unique charm and allure, inviting visitors to delve into the most treasured traditions and communities that reside in the southern realms of this extraordinary country.
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The Newest High-End Amenity

Plenty of luxury housing developments are built around glamorous perks: a manicured 18-hole golf course, a private beach club, even an exclusive on-site restaurant crowned with Michelin stars. Tucked in the coastal jungle of Western Mexico comes yet another hyper-luxurious real estate offering, this one banking on a novel perk: a pony named Karen.
LPR Luxury | Forbes Global Properties
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Careyes

Careyes is a magical place located on the Pacific coast of Mexico, where the lush green jungle meets the deep blue sea. The golden sand beaches and crystal clear waters are home to a variety of marine life, making it a perfect destination for snorkeling and scuba diving. The luxurious villas with their traditional architecture and stunning ocean views provide a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, Careyes offers a truly unforgettable experience.
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Las Alamandas

Las Alamandas is Mexico’s ultimate beach hideaway! Located between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo along the famed Costalegre Coast, it is nestled on 1,500 acres of unspoiled nature reserve. This secluded luxury resort with only 16 suites is a delightful Mexican paradise created by Isabel Goldsmith-Patiño offering the exclusive ambience of an elegant private estate with the highest standards of service and hospitality from a warm and caring staff.
Villa Pontoquito 4 - Villa Koi - Ocean Home Magazine
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A Staff Favorite: Villa Pontoquito 4 – North Shore Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita

A staff favorite at Pontoquito, Villa Koi, spectacular and rich with cultured refinement, perfectly captures the art of indoor-outdoor Pacific Mexican coastal living.
Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit : Let The Good Times Roll
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New Video: Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit: Let The Good Times Roll

Bravo to the makers of this fun and colorful new video from the Puerto Vallarta and Nayarit boards of turismo. It has spectacular shots of the places and moments to experience while here.
Villa Punta Mita 2 - Distinguished Michelin Chef at the Four Seasons / St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Riviera Nayarit Pacific Mexico
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Punta Mita Mexico – Lux Family Friendly Vacation Destination

While in Punta Mita stay at Villa Punta Mita 2, a luxurious multi-dwelling villa situated in beautiful surroundings with lavish homes and plenty to see and do.
Punta Vista Signature Residences - Unit 201
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New Rental – Punta Vista Signature Residences – Unit 201

Punta Vista Signature Residences are boutique beachfront condominiums are known for luxuriously solid construction, generous finishes and arguably the best beach inside the protected Bay of Banderas.
Villa Lagos del Mar 14 - Punta Mita Resort - Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
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Minimalist luxury – Villa Lagos del Mar 14 – Punta Mita Resort

Architecture Spotlight: Villa Lagos del Mar 14 by Jose "Pepe" Yturbe is an imaginative and clever work of art on the golf course at the Punta Mita Resort.
Punta Mita Beach festival 2017
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EVENTS: The Punta Mita Beach Festival

The Punta Mita Beach Festival was fun. Have a look at the photos and videos of the event at the Kupuri Beach Club at the Punta Mita Resort.
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THE FUTURE OF PUNTA MITA

The Secret Retreat for the World’s Top Tech Billionaires. Located on a private peninsula surrounded by white sand beaches, Punta Mita is a spectacular 1,500-acre resort and residential community bordered by the Pacific Ocean, and an easy 40 minute drive north of Puerto Vallarta.
Airport, new luxury resort in Costa Alegre
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The Costalegre is Emerging: A Highway & Airport to New Luxury Resorts

Tourism in the state of Jalisco should get a major boost with new infrastructure development in the Costa Alegre region. The Costa Alegre consists of a series of 43 virgin beaches, capes and bays distributed along the Pacific coast between the major tourist centers of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, and Manzanillo, Colima.
Explore Punta Mita and Beyond - Land, luxury leisure...LPR Luxury.
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Punta Mita serves up authentic Mexico

Visiting the Riviera Nayarit just days after Hurricane Patricia hit the coast, an uneasy calm had set in. After all, Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western hemisphere, was predicted to do "catastrophic" damage.
The Jack Nicklaus golf course at the St. Regis Resort, Punta Mita, Mexico
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Riviera Nayarit: Massive Tourism Growth

The results are in, and tourism officials are pleased. The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (RN CVB) reports that 2015 scored a trifecta for the Pacific Coast destination with growth in revenue, hotel occupancy and visitor satisfaction. In a nutshell, 2015 figures reflect these increases above 2014 tallies:
Golf at the Punta Mita Resort - Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
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Golf Digest: GOLF IN MEXICO: THE BEST OF THE BEST IN PUERTO VALLARTA

Across the Sea of Cortez from Cabo San Lucas, on the Mexico mainland's Pacific coast, it's Nicklaus country. But it's also tequila country, disparate entities united by their 19th-hole contributions, and each providing reasons to visit.
Sayulita - Mexico - Pueblo Magico
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The Guardian: Sayulita, hippy-chic Mexico on the Pacific coast

A new charter flight to Puerto Vallarta has put Mexico’s Pacific coast within easy reach from the UK. But don’t hang around in the big resorts – head north for laid-back beaches and boho shops, whale-watching and rodeos.
Sayulita - Mexico - Pueblo Magico
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Pueblo Mágico Plaque Proudly Unveiled in Sayulita

On December 2, 2015, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid, unveiled the Sayulita Pueblo Mágico plaque in the township of Banderas Bay in the Riviera Nayarit.
Russell Wilson and Ciara Punta Mita Mexico
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Celebrity Spotting in Punta Mita Mexico – Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and Pop Singer Ciara

Russell Wilson, Quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks was spotted in Punta Mita Mexico with R&B singer Ciara and some friends to enjoy some time on the beach during his week off from the NFL gridiron in what he called "The best vacation ever!"
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Travel and Leisure: Mexico’s New Costa Alegre Hideaways

On Mexico’s Pacific Coast, long a place of low-key glamour and fantastical, free-thinking retreats, a new generation of bohemian-chic resort hotels has sprung up on the Costa Alegre.
Bill Gates buys the Four Seasons Resort - Punta Mita Mexico
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Seattle Times: Bill Gates buys resort plus development land in Punta Mita, near Puerto Vallarta for $200 million

Cascade Investment, Bill Gates’ private investment arm, is purchasing the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and an adjacent 48-acre parcel of development land for $200 million in cash.
PVSR - The Glass Penthouse - Luxury Punta de Mita Mexico Condos
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Staff Picks: Best Luxury Vacation Rental Deals – Punta Mita – Puerto Vallarta

  The Glass Penthouse - PVSR 604 4+ bedrooms / Sleeps 10+ / From $850 USD - Inquire for options Summer at the Glass Penthouse PVSR 604 is a dream. This luxury Punta de Mita Villa of a condo is 2 floors of space and light and…
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A song for San Pancho Riviera Nayarit México – “El Aparato” by Café Tacuba

A song for San Pancho Riviera Nayarit México - "El Aparato" by Café Tacuba San Francisco, or San Pancho as it is more commonly referred to, is a quaint Mexican village nestled between the verdant Sierra Madre Mountains and jungle and…
Casa Amore at the St. Regis - Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort, Riviera Nayarit, Pacific Mexico
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Amore is…bathing with the Gods

This 8 bedroom beachfront ultra luxury vacation villa at the Punta Mita Resort is a five star resort unto itself and must be experienced. http://casaamore.com
Explore Puerto Vallarta - Riviera Nayarit - Mexico
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Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Regions

Because of its popularity as a tourism destination and second-home real estate market, Puerto Vallarta has outgrown its original borders, with neighboring towns now neighborhoods of Vallarta. Real estate opportunities are no longer limited to…
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Puerto Vallarta
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Puerto Vallarta and the Mexican Iguana Affair

IF ever a movie transformed a town, The Night of the Iguana turned Puerto Vallarta from an anonymous fishing hamlet to a city that has outgrown its geographical boundaries. Puerto Vallarta (pronounced Porto Vayarta) on Mexico's…
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A Vacation to Remember with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Joe Francis is fresh off a tropical vacation where he hosted close friends in Punta Mita, Mexico. Included were guests at Casa Aramara - Punta Mita, Kim Kardashian and her new boyfriend Kanye West. Along with a group of familiar faces the…
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I LOVE Tulum

Tulum is a hip and still unspoiled beach town just over an hour from Cancun, Mexico. Explore the crystalline beaches, pristine cenotes and enjoy the water and sand that we all dream about.
Casa Aramara - Punta Mita Resort - Ultra Luxury Vacation Rental - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Casa Aramara – The Most Famous House in Punta Mita Built by Joe Francis Available to Rent

Joe Francis' super-exclusive Mexican resort has been the vacation destination of choice for Hollywood's rich-and-famous -- and now Francis is opening the doors of Casa Aramara to other clientele, too.

We've had superstar visitors in Punta Mita before but it has been particularly Gaga with a frolicking a Sheens and return visits from the Kardashain family.
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Celebrity Spotting in Punta Mita, Mexico

We've had superstar visitors in Punta Mita before but it has been particularly Gaga with a frolicking a Sheens and return visits from the Kardashain family. Famously graced by Beyonce, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Jennifer Aniston with…
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Pacific Coast property is poised to emerge from anonymity

Hotelito Desconocido, which is Spanish for “little, unknown hotel,” may not remain that way for much longer. The property, located along Mexico’s Costalegre region on the Pacific coast south of Puerto Vallarta, reopened after a $10 million…
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Hoteliers: Mexico is ‘full of opportunities’

In 2008 and 2009, the global economic downturn hit Mexico hard. The H1N1 Virus and countless stories of drug violence that followed didn’t help either. Some hotel chains continued to expand, while many others paid down debts and put developments on hold. Now investors see opportunity.
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Mexico again most visited country for U.S. travelers

By Bill Poling Travel Weekly Mexico remained the most visited country in the world for U.S.-originating travelers in 2011, being the destination for a third of the 58 million Americans who traveled outside the country last year, according…
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St. Regis Event Special: Punta Sayulita Classic

The St. Regis is offering a special rate from March 5 – 15, 2012. $315 (USD) + 19% tax + 10% service, per room, per night. Mention “Punta Sayulita Classic” when you make your reservation. St. Regis – Punta Mita
Explore Puerto Vallarta and beyond via the lens of Mark Callanan
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Puerto Vallarta Crime? It is Safer than our Downtowns – The Victoria Times Colonist

By Vicki Melville, Times Colonist January 11, 2012 Having just returned from a one-month vacation in the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta, I am astounded to see how quickly the media tarnishes the entire country for one isolated act of violence. Without…
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Mexico As Imagined By the Washington Post

By Dave Lieberman OC Weekly It gets fatiguing reading the same articles on travel to Mexico that parrot the U.S. State Department over and over again. Precious few of those people have ever actually been to the places they're writing about,…