Palos Sculpture Studio/Casa Alexandra in Puerto Vallarta, MX
A unique art space in the hills of Old Town Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Casa Alexandra/Palos Studio 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 Master Sculptor 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.