Welcome

After more than three years in operation, Playa Escondida has acquired an extended family of guests and friends, such as yourselves, who we think may like to stay closer in touch with their memorable experiences here.

For you, we have started this blog. We'll keep you informed of changes and try to give you some insight into what's going on here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Weather or Not?

Want to know the weather for Playa Escondida, Sayulita and the Riviera Nayarit? Don't rely on the weather report for Puerto Vallarta. Every day from now until the end of October you'll see the same forecast...Thunderstorms! Puerto Vallarta is nestled between the Banderas Bay and a rugged mountainous peninsula. In the summer these mountains are fed a steady stream of warm, moist air from the inter-tropical convergence zone to the south. By mid-afternoon the mountain storms are sliding down their north side and frequently drench Vallarta with torrential downpours.

We are in a different climate zone in Sayulita. Open ocean, rolling hills and gradual ascent to the coastal Sierra Madre mountain range here contrast with the topography of Puerto Vallarta. As a result our summer typically has sunny days with occasional evening thunderstorms. There is no weather forecast for Sayulita but there is a weather station in San Pancho, five miles up the coast at sanpanchoweather.com. Have doubts or want more information? Let us know!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

How safe did you feel traveling to Playa Escondida?

As you all know, security is a big issue nowadays in travel planning and, in particular, travel to Mexico has been a concern for many of you. We hope you, as guests with first hand knowledge, will share your experience, how you felt starting from the moment you arrived at the Puerto Vallarta airport, in order to give others who are considering a visit to Playa Escondida a better idea of what to expect and how it may contrast with what the media in general has depicted.

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Back at the Blog, or: Wow! Have we been on vacation, or what?

I suppose that's the nature of living in a vacation paradise, that one lets work slip out of one's mind as if it were a dream and reality is enjoying the beauty of nature and the company of wonderful guests...Well, here we are back at the blog, trying to revive what many may have thought was a forgotten relic of another life.
Annie has convinced me that there are important things that need to be related to our growing community of friends and that I should wake up and get to work.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

A walk around Sayulita


Here is a great set of poster-like shots of Sayulita by our professional photographer guest, Chris Orwig. "I just posted some photos from walking around Sayulita one morning here':
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisorwig/

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Chris and Becky's visit

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Chris is the photographer-designer behind The Wave Magazine in San Jose, California. He did a great shoot for us at Playa Escondida a year and a half ago and returned for a vacation with his wife this month. Thanks, Chris for the video.

See more of Chris' photography on our website here.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

A view from Casita

This is a view from Casita, very comfortable and inspiring. This room is located in the tropical garden area of Playa Escondida, just fifty yards from the beach.

Casita features:

  • Coffee maker (with some organic coffee from the area)
  • Small Fridge
  • Canopy queen bed
  • Double bed in loft bedroom
  • Ladder to loft
  • Beautiful gardens


For more photos and information about Casita: Casita at Playa Escondida

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Luna 1 Video

A detailed view of Luna 1, this video was taken by Rob Porter during his visit to Playa Escondida, Sayulita.



Thanks for sharing Rob!