Casa Alexandra


:: Where Paradise Meets Creativity ::

Nestled on a narrow cobblestone street in old Puerto Vallarta, just up the hill from the famous Malecon (boardwalk), Casa Alexandra awaits individuals, couples and groups seeking an atypical vacation/retreat experience. Constructed in the mid-1970’s by master sculptor Manuel Palos, and named for his daughter Alexandra, Casa Alexandra was designed with the unique needs of creative people in mind.

Casa Alexandra offers an elegant, tranquil, inspirational setting where artists, writers, musicians, etc., can work on creative projects while enjoying a semi-communal, yet spa-like experience. The eight private guest rooms feature their own baths, some with Talavera tile accents. Rooms on the first floor look out onto a moss-covered courtyard, while second-level rooms feature balconies and sweeping views of the bay. A communal kitchen stocked with cookware and dishes allows guests to prepare and serve their own meals. The living room features an art library, sofas and a color TV and DVD player for casual nights in.

Studded with original sculpture by Manuel Palos and others, Casa Alexandra features an open-air floor plan around the central three-story courtyard/green space. Red-tiled floors and a large living room and dining room make the casa an airy, inviting setting for dinner parties and gallery exhibitions.

The crown jewel of the three-level hacienda is a rooftop terrace with pool, bar, barbecue grill and entertainment area furnished with tropical plants and traditional leather equipale furniture. With breathtaking, point-to-point views of Banderas Bay and colorful downtown Puerto Vallarta, the terrace is an ideal spot to soak up the sun and ocean breezes – or get down to the business of art – be it painting, sculpting, writing or a spiritual retreat.

With an adjoining 3,000 sq. ft. sculpting studio, spacious common areas and great natural light, Casa Alexandra is a place where creative people in many disciplines can work, mingle, share ideas – or just relax and contemplate the amazing sunsets and ever-shifting shades of blue on Banderas Bay.

Amenities at Casa Alexandra include:

  • Wi-fi computer access
  • Cable Television
  • Vonage long-distance telephone line
  • Ceiling fans in every room

Casa Alexandra is an ideal retreat for individuals and couples needing time away, but who want the option to mingle with other guests if they choose.

Group Retreats & Workshops

Casa Alexandra is also available for group retreats and workshops. Colleges and universities will want to consider Casa Alexandra for winter and summer “short term” programs. The Casa is also an ideal location for group spiritual retreats and seminars.

For information on group rates and room availability, email:, or phone 415.822.8034.