My husband and i spent the weekend here recently to celebrate our 5th Anniversary. Wow! What an amazing place. We were first surprised how easy it is to get to from Puerto Vallarta. It is only two kilometers south of the Botanical Gardens. We drove but you could take the El Tutio bus there as well. The grounds are gorgeous. We were met by Dulce who was very welcoming. She showed us to our suite (STUNNING!) and then offered us a fresh lime water with basil. Delicious! We were then showed around the grounds and organic farm and then brought to the "outdoor" kitchen for cooking classes with her chef, Wendy. We were able to pick some fruits and vegetables to use in our creations. We learned how to make fresh cheese- salsas: A delightful roasted chile sauce from Acapulco that we used on check wrapped in banana leaf and rosa mole that we used for our salmon. We also learned how to make a nopal salad to use with our fresh cheese.The class was very well planned and lunch was fabulous. Even my husband, a non-cook loved it!
Later we went back to our room which was gorgeous. Super clean, large and comfy. Big walk-in closet, flat screen TV with HUGE video library, beautiful art all over, in our room and throughout the hotel and media room. The bathroom was very nice with great amenities (no hair dryer) and nice linens. The bed....heavenly! Most comfortable bed in Vallarta.
We had a continental breakfast the next morning,. We lounged at the pool and played in the river - later we took a trip to El Tuito for a few hours of wandering, lunch and some shopping. We spent the rest of the day relaxing. We enjoyed two dinners at Villa Azalea. Both were EXCELLENT and we had great wine, Both meals were very romantic and we loved sitting on the balcony and listening to the river, as well as the table inside under the stars, next to the "black pool" and surrounded by art. We cannot say enough about Villa Azalea. It was peaceful, blissful, romantic and the service was outstanding! We highly recommend it to anyone looking for a couple of days away.
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- Experience a small luxury hotel with world class service at Villa Azalea, an intimate, secluded property, located 20 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, in western Mexico; considered as one of the best resorts in Puerto Vallarta. Come and enjoy this couples oriented hotel, designed for the most demanding travelers as it was first conceived by its owner, a Swiss entrepreneur who has invested mind, heart and efforts for years and offer us now: Villa Azalea, a place that blends elegance, nature and good taste for the most eco friendly, relaxing vacation. ... more less
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