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Relax and enjoy the charms of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle...

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 17 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with ocean view and beach access

Clean & modern 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in a private building with 24/7 on-site security.

Amenities include:

-Full kitchen, gas range, and granite countertops.

- Queen bed, walk-in closet, and en suite in master bedroom.

- Two single beds in 2nd bedroom.

- Second bathroom opens to hall and to 2nd bedroom.

-Spacious Living/Dining area has all you need to entertain indoors.

-A beautiful large terrace with dining table and chairs for private outdoor meals, evening cocktails, or morning coffee looking over the bay.

-Charcoal BBQ for outdoor grilling.

- Internet and Cable TV included.

-There is a heated pool with lounge chairs, a kids pool, and a hot tub/spa.

-You have access to a large pool-side common area for outdoor cooking and entertaining.

Near the condo:

- For sunbathing, swimming, and picnics, there is a quiet and secluded sandy beach 200 meters (650 feet) away.

- It is a short walk for grocery and convenience store essentials plus plenty of great local restaurants, bars, entertainment, and excursion/tour operators.

- The Sunday market and fishing harbour/sea market/marina is a must-see.

- There is designated underground secure parking if you rent a car, but you do not need one! There is easy access to safe local buses or taxisi for exciting side trips to Bucerias, Punta Mita, Sayulita, and Puerto Vallarta.

More Details

Gabriela Laverty
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Gabriela Laverty

She says: I am originally from Guadalajara, Mexico and always enjoyed going to the beach every other weekend. All the beaches around Nayarit are beautiful and many of them secluded and enchanting. When I moved to Canada, one of the things I missed the most was this trips to the beach. In 2008, in one of our many visits to the Puerto Vallarta region, my husband and I fell in love with La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Ever since, we go back as much as we can and continue to love it and enjoy it with our three daughters...

He says: I am from Canada. I have lived and worked from coast to coast as well as abroad. I married my wife and fell in love with the rich and diverse culture Mexico has to offer. I continue to be astounded by the kind and hospitable people, the amazing geography, the world-class cuisine.

Gabriela Laverty purchased this condo in 2008

Why Gabriela Laverty chose La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

She says: I grew up visiting often all the region of Bahia de Banderas and Puerto Vallarta. Once we saw the property at "La Joya" ,we fell in love with the town. It has great restaurants, a very nice marina, the Sunday market... So much!

The size of the condo is just perfect and the areas are very well designed. It is just a very comfortable, beautiful and relaxing. The fish market is just steps from the condo and we could cook all this delicious meals with fish caught the same day.

He says: La Cruz really has it all. Personally I really love coming down here and enjoying a different pace of life! It's easy to get to, very safe, and ideally situated for taking advantage of everything the area has to offer - no matter what you are looking for. My kids will spend all day at the pool and beach. We alternate eating and dining in (buy local! The produce, fresh seafood, and local meats are out of this world!). Although we have explored the whole region over the years we still find new delights every time. You don't need to leave La Cruz, but on longer stays I love day trips to the nearby towns. Puerto Vallarta has outstanding nightlife, fine cuisine, and great shopping. Sayulita or Punta Mita are a surfer's paradise and very popular. Bucerias is much loved by Canadians and has shopping, beachfront restaurants, bars, and nightlife. One can arrange every kind of tour or excursion imaginable.

What makes this condo unique

She says: Our condo has a unique and tasteful decor with a modern Mexican style. The furniture was chosen carefully to create a nice ambiance and comfort. The terrace is equipped to eat and barbecue outdoors. Everything you expect to have in your holiday is there.

He says: Great location. Something for everybody. Easy on the pocketbook. Careful, you may end up falling in love with this place too!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle in Bahía de Banderas

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Fabulous vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was wonderful and everything we had hoped for. A great place to relax at the end of the day. The grounds area was impeccable and always being maintained. The pool area was beautiful. Not heated, but that’s what one should expect here in Mexico. So much more refreshing. The security staff were so friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and hope to have you back! Gabriela
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Great Month in La Cruz!

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a great time in this quaint little town. The La Joya complex is perfect for us - centrally located with beautiful grounds and pool as well as friendly people living there. The beach and marina are very close as are restaurants, music and the town square. Buses or cabs are close by when needed to go to Bucerias, PV or Mega; otherwise we walked everywhere. Such great local business owners also! The unit had everything we needed and is very nicely done. Thank you Lorenza and Gabriela for great communications as well! We will be back !

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Courtenay, BC, Canada

Great Stay at La Joya

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our 2 month stay at La Joya. The unit was well appointed and provided all we needed. The few problems we encountered were quickly and efficiently dealt with by the property manager. We would recommend this condo to all who are considering a visit to La Cruz.

Gordon & Jo

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Gabriela's place is stunning. The apartment is super clean and fully stocked beyond essentials. The view, the grounds, the location...La Cruz is perfect. Once we got our locational bearings it was super easy to make our way through town. It was even easier to catch the bus and pop south into Bucerias and Mezcales, or North for other beaches to explore. All of the locals we met were so nice and so helpful. The restaurants had amazing food. My family and I definitely fell in love with the area and can't wait to go back next year for more exploring and adventures. We couldn't have dreamed of a better experience.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jodi for your kind review.We are looking forward to have you and your family back! Regards, Gabriela
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Nice size and layout. Well stocked. Lovely large deck with great views.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for two weeks and were happy with the condo and the entire complex. Staff were friendly and helpful. The complex is very well maintained. There was a minor problem in the condo that was dealt with very quickly, which was appreciated. The pool is great!! Large, with different depths so you can actually swim! Also very near the pueblo, which is what we wanted, as we enjoy exploring La Cruz and finding great little places to eat. We will definitely be planning a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guadalajara, Mexico

Lovely view & great pool

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I, our two kids, and my mother-in-law stayed from July 15th to the 23rd, and we really enjoyed our stay. The apartment had a lovely view from both the front and at the back, and it was clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed to cook and barbecue, and the patio is spacious and great for dining and relaxing.

We loved the pool, which is pretty big, clean and surrounded by beautiful gardens. We also met some very friendly residents there. We enjoyed many morning and night swims, and since this time of year is very hot we often hung out in the shady areas of the pool to keep cool.

The town and marina were very quiet since we were there during low season, but it's close enough to other towns like Bucerias, San Pancho, Sayulita and even Puerto Vallarta, that we were able to take day trips to those towns and beaches when we felt like getting out and exploring. We would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patrizia! Hope to have you back soon. Gabriela
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Nearest Airport
23.3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Oso's Oyster Bar
Nearest Golf
16.8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
250 Metres
HIghway 200
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Octopus' Garden
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Gabriela
Car: not necessary

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle offers the one–of-a-kind charm characteristic of the mix traditional México and tourism. About 20 minutes North of Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport, La Cruz is a fishing village and favorite anchorage for visiting sailors.

La Cruz takes its name from a Huanacaxtle tree that is in the form of a cross (“cruz” in Spanish) at the entrance to the town.

This colorful Mexican town has cobblestone streets, a number of small interesting shops, and access to beautiful beaches, such as Punta Mita. Just a few of the recreational activities available in La Cruz include snorkeling, surfing, fishing, sailing, etc. As you stroll the village streets, music seems to be everywhere. Throughout the high season, talented local and international artists perform several nights a week in area restaurants that offer a great diversity of Mexican and International cuisine.

"La Cruz," as it is known to the locals, is a picturesque fishing village with all of the ingredients for a peaceful and relaxing vacation.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £72.07
Refundable Damage Deposit £120.11

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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