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Awesome View of Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)


Construction & Noise Update: please note that there is a great deal of construction everywhere in Puerto Vallarta. This is a great location, but there is construction all around the unit as well as within the property. I believe it is our obligation to our past and future guests to make sure you are properly informed of the current construction and noise. This unit is also located in a very popular "party" area. There is music from nearby beach clubs. Generally, this stops around 10p-11p.


Located at 326 Amapas Street in the Casa Corazon Bed and Breakfast Complex. If you are looking for one of the new luxury properties with over the top amenities, then this is NOT the place for you. However, if you like the look of traditional Mexico in a very local setting, this is the right place for you! The unit has undergone extensive remodeling during the summer of 2016. All rooms have been repainted and new fixtures have been added to the bathroom including new shower sliding doors. A new 40" smart flat screen TV has been installed with updated and faster internet service. The kitchen has been updated with a granite counter top including a new under-mount sink with new fixtures. The outdoor terrace has a new window by the kitchen and wooden privacy louvers in the dining area as well as a new wood-tone glass sliding patio door.

From the expansive terrace of this unit, you will be treated to amazing views of Banderas Bay, the charming town of Puerto Vallarta, and the green mountains of the Sierra Madre mountain range. During the winter months, you can actually watch whales and porpoises play in the ocean as you relax on the terrace. The terrace is what you will enjoy the most about this unit! It has a covered area that includes a full 'open air' kitchen with a dining and living area. The remainder of the terrace is open to the sky, so you can work on your sun tan or watch the sun set in the evening. If it gets a bit too hot for you, no problem. Just turn on the outside terrace fan or step inside and turn on the A/C.

The interior of the studio is decorated in a traditional rustic Mexican style. The bathroom consists of an oversized tile shower and a separate dressing room with lavatory. You will have plenty of storage with a closet in the dressing room, an antique bureau filled with many drawers, and an antique Mexican chest which has storage as well as a place to rest your luggage. Relax in the queen size bed while watching cable TV or your favorite DVD on the 40" flat screen. For your convenience, there is a desk complete with a book shelf, as well as high speed wi-fi.

Just outside the door of unit #905, is an elevator which will take you down to the beach level where you can enjoy Ritmo's Beach Club right on the ocean front. You can relax under a palapa all day as long as you purchase a drink or food. The waiters are very friendly and accommodating. During the afternoon, you will enjoy beachside music with a live band or local DJ.

If you walk down the beach away from the pier (south), you will come to the Mantamar Beach Club. This is a very upscale beach club complete with gourmet restaurant and infinity pool with a swim up bar. You have to purchase a day pass to use the facility, but you can always use the bar and restaurant. Note that a portion of the fee for the day pass includes food and drink. If you walk down the beach toward the pier (north), you will pass many restaurants and bars. In the following order you will pass Blue Chairs Beach Club, Sapphire Beach Club (requires a day pass), El Dorado, La Palapa, Amapas Sunset, Cuates Y Cuetes Langostino's, Playa Los Arcos Restaurant, Daiquiri Dick's, The Blue Shrimp and A Taste of Italy.

If you exit the building at the office level on the 8th floor, head to your left down the hill on Amapas Street. A small mini-super is on the right. You can find most anything you will need here as well as delicious fresh home made local food. If you like fresh Tamales, this is where to find them! Continue to the bottom and turn right when you come to the San Marino Hotel. You will pass Cafe Bohemio.Continue on and you will pass Piazzetta Italian Restaurant. Turn left at Trattoria Michel and you will pass by Cafe Tizoc, La Pizza Nostra, Cafe San Angel, Que Pasa, the famous Andale, Tsunami, and Kaiser Maximillian. Turn right on to Basilio Badillo and you will go by Cafe de Olla and Joe Jack's Fish Shack. As you can see, you are staying in the perfect location to walk to any number of restaurants, bars, and shops.

More Details

Property Manager
Ralph DiPalma
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Ralph DiPalma

The owners of this property came to Puerto Vallarta for the first time in 1985. It was 'Love at First Sight.' They have travelled all over the world, but always come back to this charming town to relax and visit local friends that have been made over the years. It is truly their home away from home.

Ralph DiPalma purchased this condo in 2009

Why Ralph DiPalma chose Amapas

This is a perfect location for you to enjoy the traditional flavor of Mexico. You are in a safe local Mexican neighborhood; definitely not the touristic 'Hotel Zone.' This is where you can slow down, relax, and make new friends. Walk out onto your private terrace and the Pacific Ocean greets you. However, you are just around the corner from shopping, restaurants, and night clubs!

What makes this condo unique

You can enjoy a daily breakfast from the bed and breakfast section of the condominium for a very reasonable daily additional charge. Or, if you prefer to pass on this option, it is just a short stroll down to the Olas Altas area where you have access to many great restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In fact, you are within walking distance to a wide array of shopping, dining, and entertainment. If you prefer, someone at the front desk of the property will be happy to call a taxi for you, but don't be afraid to get out and explore on your own! The employees at the front desk will be available to check all guests in and out of the unit. Any balances owed at check -in or check-out may be paid at the front desk. Please consider tipping the staff if they have done something to help make your stay more pleasant. They are more than willing to assist you if you simply ask.


Amapas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
If you book the unit for 3 weeks or more, you will receive a complimentary maid service once every two weeks.


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Awesome View of Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta
average rating of 4.633333 based on 30 reviews

Perfect place for sunsets

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely traditional Mexican condo. Weather was spectacular, so we barely used the AC. The outdoor kitchen/patio is a great place to hang out and watch time go by. Tons of channels available on the cable, and the WiFi internet was solid. We averaged 20-30 Mbps download speed for the week. The building is being expanded, so there is construction noise during the day. So best to explore the town during the day, or go to the beach. There are several paths down to the beach. One to the right of the building, also one to the left. And a brand new path created specifically for the condo. Take the elevator down to the bottom floor and walk straight out. There is a long winding ramp suitable for wheelchairs (no steps) that leads you to the front door of Ritmos Cafe. This is the easiest route to the beach. And by far the easiest route back to your unit. Mantamar Beach Club (day use fee required) is right next to Ritmos, and for the LGBTQ friends, Blue Chairs Beach and Hotel is right there too.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and charming

  • 5 of 5

Traditional decor, fantastic open air kitchen/living area, and short walk to everything you could possibly need. The pool is private and not super busy either which is nice. The only thing I would note for prospective renters is that the clubs nearby do have their music pumped throughout the day and the A/C can be noisy at times. But overall, I would highly recommend and stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute studio overlooking the Bay

  • 4 of 5

We have been to P V several times before, and have always stayed in the hotel zone. This time we decided to stay right in the Romantic zone, with great restaurants, the beach, and the pier all in easy walking distance.This studio was a great choice for us - nicely decorated, lots of storage, and though I try to never cook while on holiday, the kitchen appeared to be well stocked with everything a cooking - type might need.

It is true that there was a considerable amount of noise from the construction next door, but it was the jackhammering that was pretty hard to take. It looked to us that the jackhammer guy didn't have a lot left to work on and I'd guess that anyone looking to stay at this condo next season will not have that problem. If you like to sleep late, this might not be the place for you right now, but if you're like us - long morning walk, breakfast at a nice restaurant, and the rest of the day spent at the beach, this cosy studio is more than fine. We would definitely stay there again.


  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

Great little place in a perfect location. The view, the terrace, and the sound of the waves! Spotless, homey, private. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed, great internet... couldn't ask for more. I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beware the construction.

  • 3 of 5

We arrived for our one month stay in a condo location we had fallen in love with last year. What a disappointment! We had construction noise from 8am to 6pm, sometimes so loud we had to go inside and close the place in order to communicate in loud voices. We had to leave often to get away from the noise, so we didn't use the pool or spend introverted hours on our balcony. It's a darling studio, but avoid it until construction is done, whenever that will be.

The owners of the condo were there just before us, so they knew of the construction noise. A rental reduction would have been fair.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I understand the client's concern for the construction noise! We were there just before this client's arrival, but did not experience the level of noise being described in the review. I also understand everyone has a different tolerance and breaking point. While we are not pleased about the construction either, there is nothing that the owner's can do. It is beyond our control. Since the construction began this past summer, we have stated that in the unit's description from the very beginning as well as a disclaimer that has always been in the description stating we have no control over any construction noise. At no point during their stay did the client contact us regarding noise, therefore, we had no way of knowing of their discomfort. Again, I understand, but have no control over construction noise that is throughout the entire area.
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Comfortable well appointed with a great location and awesome view

  • 4 of 5

Owner and on site personnel very easy to work with. Charming studio very clean and recently upgraded. Entire property is going through a renovation. Would most certainly book again and recommend Ralph's property. Sleeping area with smart TV has AC and block out curtains. Open secure sliding doors to open air kitchen and dining nook leading to a balcony with potted tropical plants and a wonderful view of the bay and beach below. Located one floor up from street level this property allows privacy and easy access to town and small stores for general staples you may need. Some of our favorite go to restaurants were discovered to be close by. Cocos Kitchen, Taste, Jorge's Hideaway and El Set to name a few. This being the 14th visit to Puerto Vallarta and always finding new properties and neighborhoods to discover and frequently repeat accommodations when available, we would be happy to return here someday. Very safe and well maintained. Thanks for an enjoyable time. David and Kevin from Denver

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

The total amount is due at the time of booking.
*******************************REFUND POLICY*****************************
Any cancellations made up to 60 days prior to arrival will receive a 100% refund. Any cancellations made less than 60 days but up to 30 days prior to arrival will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival will receive no refund. Additionally, there are NO REFUNDS due to acts of nature, religious or weather situations, mechanical failure, earthquake, golf conditions, hurricane, earthquake or any natural disaster or any other non controllable situations such as but not limited to construction in the area, unusual noise or other disturbances. PLEASE TAKE OUT TRIP INSURANCE. ***TRIP INSURANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.***

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.