Daily continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
The rooftop restaurant is closed for dinner July-September
An upscale hacienda in Old Vallarta with views across Banderas Bay
The indoor and outdoor living spaces
Within walking distance of excellent restaurants and watering holes
Comfortable and classy rooms that aren’t stuffy or overfurnished
Private and public spaces decorated with 16th- to 19th-century antiques
Stunning chapel accommodates 100 wedding guests
What To Know
Children 12 and under are not permitted
Located five short but steep blocks up from the sea walk
Multiple small dogs have the run of the main property
Taxes plus service charges add up to 24 percent
No parking lot; there’s parking only on the narrow and hilly surrounding streets
Nearby church bells chime the hour
The property opened in 2004
Parking on site
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Upscale hacienda in Old Vallarta with 16th-century antiques, secret gardens, and views across Banderas Bay
In a series of contiguous, totally renovated houses, Hacienda San Angel is the most gracious lodging in the heart of Old Vallarta. About five short but steep blocks from the bay and its sea walk (the malecón), the property has impressive downtown views and is close to the best restaurants, galleries and shops of the original tourist zone. Popular with honeymooners and couples, the property has a romantic atmosphere that's simultaneously traditional (there’s a wealth of religious art from Mexico’s colonial and republican eras) and modern (a few of the suites have terraces with private hot tubs overlooking the deep blue Banderas Bay). Each room is unique in design and decoration, but the combination of beautiful architectural details, high-quality artifacts, and the stunning views from the private balconies, is pretty much ubiquitous. Your suite might have a French crystal wall sconce, a cozy window seat or restored 18th-century paintings, while in the public spaces, sounds of bamboo wind chimes and trickling fountains keep the feng shui in check. Make time for a meal at the rooftop restaurant, where dishes include calamari, salmon carpacci, and a medley of grilled vegetables, and a mariachi ensemble serenades guests.
In the Area
Admire outdoor sculptures on a sunset promenade along the malecón (sea walk) before heading into town. A few suggestions: indulge your sweet tooth with designer dark chocolates made with local ingredients at Xocodiva in the aptly-named Zona Romantica. Wellness junkie? Head to the hills for a therapeutic massage or traditional Temazcal ceremony at Terra Noble—a spa and eco-reserve at the highest point in Puerto Vallarta. Adventurous types should experience the tropical rainforest from above on a zip-line tour with Los Veranos Canopy Tour, Puerto Vallarta's original zip-line company.
Hacienda San Angel
Miramar 336, El Centro
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
How to Get There
Flights are available to Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from PVR, about eight miles away, are approximately $20 (for up to two people) or $35 (for up to four people), each way, and can be arranged through the property. Taxis to/from PVR are approximately $20, each way.