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PUERTO VALLARTA BEACH CLUB & VILLA VERANO THE ULTIMATE ESTATE FOR INTIMATE OR GROUP GETAWAYS

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omance discovered Puerto Vallarta in 1964, when Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton established vacation homes in the coastal paradise, following his on-location filming of Night of the Iguana. Other celebrities soon followed and established the locale as a prime destination for the who’s who of film and entertainment. Villa Verano on Los Muertos Beach also was born of celebrity, as the Macy family of department store fame built the walled estate. With the addition of the Puerto Vallarta Beach Club, the compound today hosts an impressive variety of visitors, including public figures, dignitaries and business visionaries. Alaska and Southwest Airlines fly directly from John Wayne Airport in Orange County to this charming, seaside Mexican Riviera village. Visitors may stroll cobblestone streets, browse galleries and waterfront boutiques, and dine in inviting cafes after only two hours in the air. Although no longer a best-kept secret, Puerto Vallarta still maintains its quaint ambience, warmth and hospitality. Perched on the most tranquil part of the Bay of Banderas, Villa Verano commands a magnificent view of Puerto Vallarta. The estate grounds include a grand 11-bedroom, hacienda-style villa, as well as the owner’s one-bedroom, beach-house suite. The Puerto Vallarta Beach

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