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Exquisite B&B Villa in Zona Romantica! Sumptuous unique decor

Bedrooms 7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sumptuous rooms, PH and Suites in Zona Romantica! Rent all or per room

Beautifully decorated 8 Suite Villa and Bed & Breakfast in Puerto Vallarta. It has the perfect combination of history and modern conveniences. Each suite has a deluxe bathroom, many with tubs and bidets. All rooms have flat screen TVs, AC, and wireless internet connection with daily maid service and daily full breakfast prepared to order. Rooftop pool with 360 degree views of Puerto Vallarta and still within 1 kilometer of the infamous Los Muertos Beach. Very close to many restaurants and night clubs as well as the rushing waters of the Rio Cuale is at your doorstep!

Property Manager
Alex Andriadis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2018

About Alex Andriadis

Rivera del Rio is a sumptuous Mexican guesthouse/villa, nestled on the verdant banks of the Rio Cuale. Here, amidst a Primitive Elegance one steps back into the ages where, Old Mexico, intertwines with the exquisite décor of the legendary, “Silver” Maria Cortez.

Hailed by “Casas and Gentes” magazine as one of the world’s top architectural lady designers, N.Y Interior designer Billy Baldwin called her eclectic abode, “the house of dreams”.

Stars from all over the globe have passed her porticoes, from Raquel Welch to the jewel fashion icon Ken Lane. Her flowing manta curtains captured not only the movie cameras of Tony Scott but countless films and set locations ensued from Vogue to Italian Elle.

Fashion elite Perry Ellis, whose parents came from the grim world of coal and oil and Silver,`surviving the blights of the depression in Beaumont,Texas, as the daughter of a strict Baptist physician, both of these illustrious characters became true lasting acquaintances as John Crocus labeled these two lavish cronies, the luxury lovers.

Neath an emerald pool, forget 5 stars you will find an aurora … under a web of stars as you savor a 360 view of a jaguared Jungle or one can languidly laze in the Greek oyster alabaster sauna, particularly sensuous in the pearly glow of moonlight.

Each state of the art apartment is fully furnished with heavenly marbled fireplaces, Victorian leopored clawed tubs and crispy cold a.c.s that will acclimate you to Vallarta´s heavenly temperatures…that have made it the friendliest most comfortable cities in the world... and the Rivera is one of the few villas that offer a wholly purified water system!

Paradise awaits at your finger tips. A true joy and delight at your beckon call! Viva Mexico!

Why Alex Andriadis chose Emiliano Zapata

The owner inherited this property from his grandmother 'Silver' Cortez and has completely renovated the property for your enjoyment.

What makes this villa unique

Riverside location, only 7 blocks from the beach, many bars and restaurants in the area


Emiliano Zapata Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 10 -
  • 10 charming spaces for your pleasure. A supreme bathtub is perfect for a candle light soak for 2 Indian in style…one remembers the old phrase 'Never seek a sheik for he will find you!' A handsome toilet and chartreuse crystalline sink are enclosed in every private bathroom. Some of them will offer glass windows with a wonderful view of the fauna birds, iguanas, and roaring river below. In most Rivera del Rio Suites, within the water closets there are powerful caressing large antique shower heads, this particular over sized tub easily bathes two people .
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Room Maria - 1 king , 2nd level, adjacent to common living area and kitchen.
    Room Scarlet - 1 queen , Queen Indian Bed, river view, Indian armoire closet
    Green Room - 1 queen , Direct access to pool, Botero´s loom over a 15th C Bed
    Suite Carlotta - 1 king , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Huge. Fully Private, Street Entrance. Two full baths
    Suite Cortez - 1 king , 1 murphy bed , Full apt. 2 Bath, ground level, direct entrance from street.
    Penthouse Alejandro - 1 king , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full top floor. Total privacy. Palapa (thatched roof). View
    Suite Candelaria - 1 king , 2 levels-Fireplace-Dining by the pool-Street access
    Room Mariposa - 1 queen , Fireplace, Add-on to suites, Budget rental, yet exquisite
  • Each unit possesses charming amenities and posh plump German Kluft beds which serve to envelope the weary traveler in heavenly slumber. Yet in the morning all units have easy access to the chartreuse mosaic glorious double leveled pool above, the wonderful azure living room with large glass coffee table and pinewood glass table - beautifully enhanced by four Louis XIV chairs. A 15-foot mosaic pool heralded by porcelain flamed/hand held light fixtures is excellent for entertaining and fitness. A small lanai & bath room with crystal chandeliers enables one to change togs without returning to your suite. All kitchenettes within the villa and suites are fully furnished with state of the art appliances. Each suite is full of antiques and eclectic – as gorgeous paintings loom, towering on walls.
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Rivera del Rio can be rented per room, per building (1 or 2 separate areas). We love to acommodate groups. Please send an email for further info.


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Exquisite B&B Villa in Zona Romantica! Sumptuous unique decor
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Ambientacion, comodidad y muy buena atencion para pasar vacaciones inolvidables!

  • 5 of 5

Visite PUerto VAllarta el pasado Julio, y me invitaron a un evento en este hotel. Al dia siguiente deje el

hotel donde me hospedaba y me cambie a Rivera del Rio.

El lugar es fascinante; la ambientacion, confort y amabilidad de los empleados crean una atmosfera estupenda.

Los desayunos mirando al rio son inolvidables.

La proxima vez que vuela a vallarta con familia y amigos definitivamente rentare toda la propiedad.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A charmingly unique villa with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

I'm a frequent visitor of Puerto Vallarta, and I normally stay in a big beachfront resort. This time I wanted to try something different. I was recommended Rivera Del Rio by a friend, and was very pleased with my overall experience! I loved the decor!! It is a very fun place! The rooftop pool was great, and the hot tub gives you an amazing view of the city and hills. The staff was very attentive, and the go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay. I highly recommend this place!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, AB, Canadad

Holiday review

  • 5 of 5

The hotel is locacted in a cultural part of Old Vallarta facing the river and the mountains. The view from the rooftop pool and spa was amazing in the evening, seeing the citylights and action come to life. There are several walking areas nearby, and the new addition of the stairs that take you directly to Grincho Gulch was a great way to start the day, as the yoga studio we went to was only 10 minutes away. The staff in the hotel were very very accommodating and willing to assist with any request. The stay at the hotel can be whatever you want in your vacation as the beds are heavenly and provide a great nights sleep after a long night or after a day in the sun. We truly loved the location as it was a quiet location but yet still close to everything that one would need to complete their vacation. Having the staff provide us with a fresh daily breakfast was an added bonus as well as on New Years Eve we requested for staff to prepare us a meal which was remarkable !!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ


  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a month while attending yoga teacher training in Puerto Vallarta. I could not be more pleased. I felt like I was in Venice, Italy. The decor and building is what you imagine in your dreams. The staff is unbelievably friendly and helpful. It is right on a beautiful flowing river and minutes walking distance from the beach. It is in a wonderful location. I walked everywhere. The rooms in the hotel are unimaginable. Everything is magnificently done, from the detailed paintings on the walls, to the unique bathrooms and tubs. I will definitely go back to this hotel. I would recommend this to anyone traveling to Puerto Vallarta, in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.8 Kilometres
Los Muertos
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

--- Special Rates per room or suite also available, range from $140 to $220 per night.
--- Main Building: Suite Cortez+PH+3 rooms = $1,000 per night
--- Full Villa: 3 Suites+PH+4 rooms = $1,500 per night

Rates do not include taxes (+9%)
Discounts apply.
Please contact me for further details on rates and discounts.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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