Is Mexico Safe for US Travelers?

Is Mexico Safe for US Travelers?

As the weather cools and we start dreaming of our winter travel plans, many people have been wondering if Mexico is safe for travelers from the United States.  Our neighbor to the south has been an extremely popular vacation destination over the winter and during spring break. That said, there have been some pretty disconcerting…

LGBTQ Friendly Travel Destination

LGBTQ Friendly Travel

Nayarit Mexico is an LGBTQ Friendly Travel Destination If you’re looking for a gorgeous, affordable luxury LGBTQ friendly travel destination, then you may not need to look as far as you think.  The Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta, and the entire state of Nayarit all have fantastic reputations as places that are exceptionally welcoming to this…

Best Fishing Charters Puerto Vallarta Riviera Nayarit Mexico

Best Fishing Charters Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit Mexico

Best Fishing Charters Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit Mexico The Riviera Nayarit in Mexico is a stunning place to visit for a relaxing vacation that includes your favorite activities as well as some new ones you’ve never tried before. While you’re in the region, you will only do yourself a favor by looking into the best…

horseback riding puerto vallarta sunset

Best Sunsets in Puerto Vallarta

The Best Ways to Experience Breathtaking Sunsets in Puerto Vallarta When you’re staying in Mexico in or near Puerto Vallarta, you are in for a treat when the evening rolls around. On the western coast, facing the Pacific Ocean you will be able to enjoy a stunning sunset at any time of the year. In…

Stellar Moments with Sea and Sky at Villa Estrella

Villa Estrella is all about intimate seductive communion with the power of nature. The endless surges of the sea and sky, the ocean waves below, the enormous blazing sky, caresses of wind, rustle of palms, the ever changing moods of sun,  stunning starry skies  the night. The passage of moon and planets.  Sensuous luxury for…

Noel painted a huge Red Hibiscus Mural on the entrance Wall

When approaching Villa Estrella on the cobbled paths, you can barely see it. Only the palm thatch palapa cone reaches out above the richness of the plants. The entry to the villa is conceealed by rough natural rock walls, and vine covered shade structures, that make the transit into the villa quite an experience, with a beautiful curved shaded cool entry sequence that gives no hint of the incredible explosion of visual sensations once you get through the front door.

Finally, a list of Frequently Asked Questions

It only took 18 years. After laboriously answering the same questions hundreds of times, we figured that there had to be a better way. As they say “you get too soon old, and too late smart”. Let us know if you have a question not answered here, and we will add the answer to the list.

The list is a good read if you want to learn about Estrella quickly. Its not just dry fact, but also reflects some of our passions and biases as well, so enjoy.


We launched the panga from the beach of Platanitos Bay at dawn. The sun barely colouring the sky above the Sierra Madre Mountains to the east. Slipping seaward on glassy waters we immediately disappeared into the thick fogbank which had settled over the Pacific Coast for the past few days. We were beginning our adventure journey to Isla Isabel National Park, a bird and underwater sanctuary located 40 miles Northeast of Punta el Custodio, in the open Pacific.

There is no Better Advertising than a Happy Guest

Absolute paradise! We wanted to find a beautiful (safe) place to get away, unwind and be together to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. All we could say when we arrived at Villa Estrella was “WOW” and “UNBELIEVABLE” (our faces are still sore from smiling so much :).