Head South For The Winter. They’ve Got Lobster

While we do much of our winter business with our snow-bound properties, we’re finding increasing numbers of folks who are looking to book a different getaway to a bit warmer climate.  Not everybody relishes grabbing their skis and heading down the slopes.  We understand that — we like to mix things up sometimes as well.  And we’ve got a wonderful group of luxury rentals right on the beach in Puerto Nuevo, Mexico at the Villa la Estancia resort.

One of the often-overlooked features of Villa la Estancia is the amazing wealth of great dining available.  And the dining ranges from world-class gourmet fare, to delicious hole-in-the-wall eateries lining the streets of nearby Nuevo Vallarta.

If you want to sample true quality gourmet cooking, you need look no further than La Casona, one of the on-site restaurants at Villa la Estancia.  This fine-dining restaurant/bar offers an air-conditioned dining room and open-air terrace under wood-beam ceiling draped with fabric, bordered by wood-burning fireplace and giant candles after dark. Pianist in evening. Buffet breakfast daily. Dinner menu featuring appetizers, soups, salads, steaks, fish, shrimp, and nightly chef’s-special three-course meal.  Our mouths are watering just thinking about it.

But we encourage you to also sample some of the amazing flavors and cuisine to be found in a short ride into Nuevo Vallarta. The town boasts a couple dozen small eateries with amazing food.  Some of the restaurants have been in the families for several generations with recipes that are sure to keep you smiling and moaning with delight after each bite.  And we’ll admit it.  We often find the small family-run eateries to be the best.  There’s just something about eating fresh, steaming lobster at an old formica dinner table that tastes better than anything we’ve found anywhere else.  You’ll find a wide variety of lobsters available.  We suggest you steer away from the largest ones, and stick to those weighing in at about a pound.  They’re usually the most tender and flavorful.

Getting to Nuevo Vallarta couldn’t be easier.  There are direct flights from all major Southern California airports, and the resort is about a 15 minute cab ride from the airport.  All our suites have full kitchens so you’ll have a refrigerator to hold those great left-overs.  We’ve got some yummy recipes for lobster omelets that are guaranteed to start off your day right.

And you can also get away to warmer climes with our Palm Springs/La Quinta properties.  Just give us a call 310-780-3411, and we’ll be happy to help you plan your getaway.  And you can have confidence that we’ll work hard to make sure your valuable vacation time is enjoyed to the fullest with one of our luxurious Five Star Vacation Rentals.