About this listing
The studio is a self-contained space of 25 sq. mts. that includes a complete kitchen, a shower bathroom and a sleeping area with a double bed. It also has cable TV, two fans and WIFI connection. The studio has a cozy atmosphere with harmonious decor.
The studio is on the ground floor of 'Casa Tonantzin', which is the name given to the Guadalupe Virgin by the indigenous people. The decor is a nice mixture of Mexican and Mediterranean style and it fits two people at the most. It is located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, with an comfortable old house feeling that evokes the atmosphere of old town Vallarta, close to the main attractions such as the Río Cuale Island, the Malecón and the various town beaches. Right on the emblematic street Aquiles Serdán, embracing the Cuale river and its exotic island that keeps intact various animal species such as the famous 'iguanas'. The street is fairly quiet, with barely no traffic, but holds the lively aspects of Mexican culture such as children playing, occasional music and singing and the surrounding sounds of nature. Two blocks away, the local market offers fresh and great quality vegetables, fruits, etc. often locally grown at excellent prices. There is easy access to buses and taxi cabs that can take you north and south of town. If you are looking for a comfortable place that doesn't lose touch with the local culture this is your best choice.
You will have access to a cable TV, WIFI connection and a cooler, as well as heated water. The studio is completely private and has its own door with a key.
Interaction with Guests
I play it by ear. Some people are more chatty and like to engage in conversations, others like to mostly keep to themselves. I try to be sensitive to their needs and communication style and adapt to it. The main point is that they feel comfortable to express what they need to make their stay the best possible. I am always present when they arrive, to greet the guests and explain everything they need to know.
I love that it maintains the traditional aspects of Mexican life in a typical village. The fact that it runs parallel to the river improves its charm, giving it fresh air and a closer contact with nature, along with trees and plants from different species. During the day you can hear the street vendors offering locally grown products, children playing, birds singing and the changing aspects of daily life at a peaceful and harmonious pace. It is a must to taste the food at some of the best taco stands in town.
There are bus stops from one to four blocks away (small blocks) going in all directions, including of course the airport and the main bus station, as well as all the beaches and touristy area. Parking is not included, not even I have a parking space, sorry. The cheapest way to get there from the airport is to catch a bus at the airport to 'centro' and from downtown take a taxi that costs 40 Pesos. You can also take a taxi directly from the airport that approximately costs 250 Pesos.
Other Things to Note
Please note there is not air conditioning, just two fans, one of them at the cealing and the other on the floor. This is not a problem over the winter, when the fans aren't really necessary unless you like it very fresh. The months when people might complain about the heat are May, June, July, August, September and October. Although most of the locals don't use AC during those months, people from other countries might find the humidity difficult to bear.
I don't allow people to smoke for security reasons. Also, I expect people to be respectful in every sense, specially in terms of the noise made during the night. In general I would expect the basic aspects of mutual neighbor respect. I allow pets sometimes, as long as they behave and with the responsibility to fix whatever is damaged, is so.