If you’re looking to truly relax and recharge your batteries, or spend some time with your family, you should optimize your experience.
Getting here is the easy part.
Just ask us to pick you up at the airport, no hassles or challenges. Come straight to the Villa and decompress from the travels with a Margarita, fresh made salsa and a variety of snacks like Vero’s ultra-fresh Guacamole and chips, or tacos. The hard part is choosing where in the Villa to recline with so many options.
7:00am – Headline here
If you’re an early person, rise up and listen to the waves as you get yourself a cup of coffee or some fresh fruit from the kitchen. The mornings are beautiful and peaceful. You can hear the ocean from every room.
Walk down to the lookout Casita and admire the view as the sun comes up. You may also want to go further down to the beach and take a swim, surf or a nice walk, you’re directions are limited only by the tides.
If you’re not an early person, forget about it and just sleep in and wait for breakfast to be served.
9:00am – Breakfast is ready
Just relax and quietly enjoy your meal to the sound of you munching intermixed with the waves. Veronica can prepare the most amazing breakfasts to start you off which can be healthy, hearty, or both. Fresh local fruit, Juevos, Toast, or Chile Quilles, or let her decide and she’ll prepare a local favorite. It truly is “all-good”.
10:00am – Explore the Pool Area
This should be probably the toughest part – trying to decide how best to relax. There may be too many locations around the Villa to choose from, but don’t over think it. It can take a little while to de-compress and unwind from your busy daily life, so quiet moments or immersive relaxation can help take you away from thoughts back home. Water is a great relaxer. In the late mornings it may be nice to sun by the pool (or in the pool) catching up on pleasure reading. There are also a few lookout spots to recline at the cliff’s edge and gaze at the largest ocean on the planet – the Pacific Ocean.
12:00pm – Lunch Time
Lunch is a great time to just be. Lunch can be as elaborate as you like or comprised of simple snacks and refreshments. We can prepare a meal plan to suit your needs throughout your stay if you like. The best part of staying at Casa Canta Rana is actually being at the Villa. Please feel free to plan any away trips you require to town, a beach , fishing, or shopping in Puerto Vallarta, but maximize your time as best you can for the Villa.
There are numerous day trips you can plan around the area:
- Snorkeling or Diving the Islands by Panga Boat. At the Villa there are numerous contacts for these activities located in a three ring binder. Most tours can be take from closer to Puerto Vallarta, or further north in the town of Punta De Mita.
- Sports Fishing – you may arrange a fishing trip if you like. What you catch can be fileted and served up back at the house.
- Surfing – there are numerous breaks along the coast in addition to the three in front of the house (Burros, Pools and Veneros). Others include La Lancha (off of the Four Seasons accessed via boat), Sayulita a surf town north by about 30-45 minutes), and El Faro at the point to the Bay of Banderas accessed to by boat.
- Golfing – There are numerous locations to golf in the area, ask us and we can share these with you.
- Shopping – Puerto Vallarta is a wonderful place to shop and even haggle. Make sure to visit the Old Town Markets along the river.
3:00pm – Wander nearby
Check the tides, if the tide is low or going low, grab some water and explore the coastline. heading north takes you along secluded coastline, south will take you to a beach resort where you can grab a snack or refreshment. There is always a tidebook at the property.
5:30pm – Shower and ready for dinner…
After a long day relaxing day in the Sun or venturing out, take a relaxing shower and cool off the warmth. The Villa has a water filter system specifically for you, so yes, you can drink the water if you like. The cold refreshing bottled water tastes much better though.
If you want to watch a game or catchup on some news, the Villa has a satellite system. Each room is equipped with air conditioning and a remote to operate it.
7:00pm – Dinner time
Make yourself a cool drink and relax as others unwind from their day refreshing. There are many wonderful dining options around the area. We have some favorites, so please inquire with us. Or, there is a modern kitchen at the property, for extra we can arrange someone to cook you dinner at an additional charge, or, you may also use the kitchen to prepare your own meals.
9:00pm – Settle In
You can do anything you like, listening to the ocean, walking on the beach, or talking with family and friends – something that can get lost in the hustle of your daily life. Get a great nights rest, the day resets wonderfully here in Punta De Mita.