The Pacific Coast is home to Mexico's finest historic haciendas

From Hacienda San Angel in Jalisco to Banderas Bay in Nayarit, these three traditional villas are the perfect place to get away from it all.

The Pacific Coast is home to Mexico's finest historic haciendas
A view over Puerto Vallarta bay, Jalisco, Mexico. Photo by Chris McQueen on Unsplash

Three traditional villas in the Vallarta style provide the ideal hiding places in different parts of Mexico, from Hacienda San Angel in Jalisco to Banderas Bay in Nayarit. Visit the beachside communities of Hacienda San Angel and Casa de Mita as well as Sayulita Hidden Beach and Chantli Mare in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

There is a lively atmosphere that needs to be explored, like the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, which are clean and perfect. Punta Mita and its colored sands, Sayulita's hidden beach, where you could only spend the night by boat, Puerto Vallarta's hot nights, and Costalegre, which used to be a secret beach in Boca de Iguanas, Jalisco.

At least once, you have to go into those secret places that were made by clever people who love paradisiacal corners. These places are called haciendas in Mexico (now boutique hotels), and they are small stays that you can enjoy with your partner, friends, or family. These are places where you can get the most out of the only possible sunset. Why not take a vacation in a lost paradise?

Hacienda San Angel, Puerto Vallarta

Vallarta is a hot place where the nights never end and the only thing that makes people happy is the sunrise. The perfect place to hide is the majestic restoration of three classic Vallarta-style homes at Hacienda San Angel, which are on a mountain and look out over Banderas Bay.

Hacienda San Angel, Puerto Vallarta.
Hacienda San Angel, Puerto Vallarta. Image: Courtesy

The home that Richard Burton used to live in had a grand foyer and a courtyard. The houses are connected by walkways that have tropical gardens, a fountain, and a big estuary. The inside is painted a soft ivory color and has colonial mosaics all over it. You can get a free continental breakfast and snacks that you can enjoy in your room by placing an order.

Casa De Mita, Punta De Mita, Riviera Nayarit

The fact that there aren't many footprints on the white sand between Casa de Mita and the water is proof that it's a quiet place. One of the most beautiful beaches in the area can be seen from the private villa's six luxury rooms and two suites. It is 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, next to Banderas Bay.

The rooms are just a few steps from the pool and beach, and they have a beautiful view of the ocean. Their balconies are the perfect place to have your first cup of coffee and think about the day's plans.

Casa De Mita, Punta De Mita, Riviera Nayarit
Casa De Mita, Punta De Mita, Riviera Nayarit. Image: Courtesy

Because Casa de Mita cares so much about good food, guests enjoy the all-inclusive plan so much that it can be seen as a bonus and called an "exclusive inclusion" The activities are based on the natural surroundings, but if you want to do nothing, your hosts will make that an art.

Chantli-Costalegre, Boca De Iguanas, Jalisco

House by the Sea, or Chantli Mare. Its slogan is "The Refuge of the Senses," and it is close to Manzanillo. It has a variety of fresh local foods. A famous chef makes the menu based on these items and what clients want. Every meal at the restaurant goes well with the beautiful view. A wonderful combination of the senses.

Chantli-Costalegre, Boca De Iguanas, Jalisco
Chantli-Costalegre, Boca De Iguanas, Jalisco. Image: Courtesy

From their rustic Mexican lasagna to their Vietnamese-style vacuum. You can get to Chantli Mare from either the city of Manzanillo or the city of Puerto Vallarta. It is close to the town of La Manzanilla, where you can go horseback riding or visit a crocodile farm. You can also kayak, paddle board, swim in the Gulf, or go to one of the nearby beaches. And surfing for the more daring.

Playa Escondida, Sayulita, Vallarta, Jalisco

It is surrounded by Nayarit's tropical jungle and has a private beach in a cove. A small hotel with a hippie-chic style, palapas, double beach chairs, and a sensual and organic design.

Playa Escondida, Sayulita, Vallarta, Jalisco
Playa Escondida, Sayulita, Vallarta, Jalisco. Image: Courtesy

The rooms are big and have views of the beach, the jungle, or the mountains. Massages. What to eat. The peace. The seaside. Sayulita is only 20 minutes away on foot, and it's a great place to get fish tacos and a cold beer. You might want to go to Puerto Vallarta after your trip to the jungle.

For crabs, a universal habitat

The green polycarbonate strips on the walkways and in the rooms at Playa Escondida are called "crab barriers" They are meant to help crabs get through the resort without being bothered. During the mating season in May and June, animals that have lived in this ecosystem for millions of years can be seen.