A Small Colonial Hotel
In Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
That welcoming Mexican saying, Mi casa es Su Casa, finds no truer expression than here at Cuatro Vientos (The Four Winds), "the prettiest hotel in all of Mexico." That's how the artist Tamayo felt about it, as do today's savvy visitors who return here again and again to kick back and enjoy its breezy Mexican flavor and sincere hospitality.
Woven into a hillside with cascading tropical flora and terra cotta roofs, this 14-room tranquil oasis is right in the heart of the atmospheric old town with all its action and activities and mere minutes from great beaches. Yet its aura is that of a long ago Vallarta.
Crowing roosters and braying donkeys can be heard as friendships develop easily over a help-yourself complimentary breakfast in an intimate book-and-plant-lined courtyard. This spot is a real find for those traveling alone who appreciate good conversation. Or perhaps a shared dinner or excursion.
The gracious and well traveled owner, Gloria Whiting, ensures visitors quickly feel at home here in Puerto Vallarta with the hotel and restaurant's gay friendly atmosphere, passing along information and helpful hints so that each guest has their ideal Vallarta experience. Her deep appreciation for her chosen country's natural beauty, intriguing customs and delicious regional cuisine is obvious in the attention to detail here.
Colorful rooms and suites accommodating up to six are charmingly decorated with Mexican handicrafts bearing pride of workmanship. Amenities include a refreshingly cool deep pool, the town's best-loved venue for super sized margaritas and spectacular sunsets, the El Nido ( The Nest) rooftop bar, and the romantic and inviting Chez Elena Restaurant, a favorite with locals and visitors alike since 1954.
The atmosphere here is undeniably romantic with its twinkling lights, flickering candles and intimate setting. Consistently acclaimed for its scrupulous attention to freshness and unobtrusive professional service, the menu is nicely balanced between international and Mexican specialties.
|Chez Elena Restaurant
Open 7 days a week for dinner only
6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Visa & Mastercard accepted
|In Mexico, there is only one....
Los Cuatro Vientos Hotel
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico