Welcome to Casa Panorámica
Our villa is located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico… just the name brings visions of a tropical paradise with fun filled days splashing in the surf, enjoying the world-famous Puerto Vallarta hospitality and romantic evening walks on the beach in cool ocean breezes. Need a vacation? We are here to help.
Casa Panorámica is an enormous 7000 square foot, private Villa nestled in the mountainside of Old Town Vallarta. The nearly 2000 square feet of balcony and deck space of this restored villa, offer stunning views of the entire Bay of Banderas and the city, from Islas Marietas to Punta de Mita to Mismaloya, all the way to Cabo Corrientes. The fourth home constructed in the hills of Amapas back in 1971 by the friend of John Huston, architect Guillermo Wulff, is just minutes away from great restaurants and the world-famous nightlife, but still private enough for quiet vacation moments. Casa Panorámica with six different suites to choose from is a unique vacation opportunity in Puerto Vallarta.
Recently refurbished, Casa Panorámica is perfect for that family reunion, corporate retreat, or a bunch of friends looking to have a great vacation in Puerto Vallarta. The villa is split on several levels, with bedrooms 1 and 2 on the main level and bedrooms 3 and 4 on the second level with large wrap-around balconies. All rooms offer panoramic views of the city and bay, air conditioned, and furnished with antique and traditional Mexican pieces. There is also a nice sized pool and a bar area with a mini-fridge for our guests to enjoy.
On the fourth level, we have a 2-bedroom 2.5 bath furnished apartment that has its own kitchen and wonderful views of the bay. (The bedrooms each have either a king size or queen size pillow-top bed and private bathrooms.) Each bedroom can be rented individually or as a self-catering apartment for your enjoyment with its own kitchen that is completely equipped and ready to use. A short trip to the market and you will be set for the duration of your stay.)
The Casa Panorámica, can serve a continental breakfast from 8 to 10 am as an aditional option. We also provide purified water for each of the guest rooms. There also is a fully equipped main kitchen should you decide to cook. We can also arrange for a chef to come in and prepare a gourmet meal.
Casa Panorámica is located near the romantic zone of Old Town Puerto Vallarta. We are only a 5-minute walk to Los Muertos beach, which has a variety of beach bars and restaurants. The romantic zone is famous for its large selection of restaurants, nightlife, and dining.
History of Our House
Casa Panorámica, was built in the early 1970s; it is a veritable landmark in this burgeoning paradise. The house is one of the traditional “Puerto Vallarta” styled homes, built by the late architect Guillermo Wulff. The Casa, having been abandoned for over five years and neglected for as many more, underwent a restoration process to make it the comfortable abode it is now.
We invite you to enjoy the beautiful views of the Bay of Banderas from Punta de Mita to Cabo Corrientes. The wide sweeping vista includes such sights as Nuevo Vallarta, the Marina, las Islas Marietas, Viejo Vallarta (Old Town) and our famous Iglesia de la Virgin de Guadalupe. Come to a truly captivating piece of Puerto Vallarta tradition and history preserved for your enjoyment.
About the Architect
Guillermo Wulff, the architect who built Casa Panorámica in 1971 played a large part in placing Puerto Vallarta “on the map.” Wulff, was a Mexico City engineer who brought the cupula to Vallarta construction, and he was instrumental in developing the architectural style of Vallarta.
If not for his invitation to his friend, John Huston, Puerto Vallarta might have remained relatively hidden for many more years. After viewing the land around Mismaloya, belonging to Wulff for 90 years, Mr. Huston was convinced it would be an excellent site for his film The Night of the Iguana
. The film, starring Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner, brought the paparazzi along with them – which led to the spread of awareness, of the then still relatively small fishing village. In August of 1964, the movie, The Night of the Iguana was released in theaters and was a huge box-office success, which subsequently led to Puerto Vallarta later becoming the home of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and firmly putting the city on the radar.
In the mid-1960, Guillermo Wulff’s arrival to Puerto Vallarta brings the introduction of the cupula or “dome” as an architectural element in several homes he built in Puerto Vallarta. Today, you will see cupulas adorning many homes, condos, hotels and restaurants, making Vallarta especially picturesque.