Roberto’s Bungalows welcomes you to the new season!

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Well it’s the start of another season here at Roberto’s Bungalows and we are really excited.
I hope we have seen the last of the rain till next August. Although down here in the jungle you can never be sure. Last year right as soon as the holidays were upon us, so were the rain clouds and for 9 days all the folks who traveled here to get out of the cold got warm rain. They really didn’t seem to mind until it was time that they were going home without a tan. We all know everyone likes to sport a tan after a trip to the tropics, as it makes you feel so alive and healthy.
My son Ben and I have a saying and it’s “even fat looks good when it’s dark brown”. We have always fought the battle of the bulge, but we are the first to bake all day at the sight of the first sun of the season.
Well down here in San Pancho all the States people the Canadians and all the Ex Pats are flowing down the streets like fresh water. It’s so good to see all the folks who live here six months of every year come back ready for the tropical life.
After a few years down here it seems that everyone becomes family and around the first of November it feels like a family reunion that you really want to be at!
The vacationers all bring a tentative smile and little bit of a rough edge from their stressful lives. It’s so good to see them begin to relax and get comfortable with the adventure of being in another country. After three or four days they begin to feel like locals and are roaming around the village loudly saying Hola to all the people they pass by!
This year is going to be a great one with lots of music, golf, weddings, beach parties, fishing, surf contests, horseback riding, Sayulita, Festive Markets, and let’s not forget Polo. I hear the first matches of the San Pancho International Polo (La Patrona) Club will be in February.
Get ready for vacation and if you need a place to stay book now for March, April, May, June and July. We will turn you into local family! Photo credit for sky photos goes out to David Fisher photographer and music man extraordinaire. IMG_1470.JPG

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Cock-A-Doo-El-Do——–Cock-A-Doo-El-Do

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Roooooster

Roooooster

To loud!

To loud!

When will it stop?

When will it stop?

Ok it’s time I tell my story about living here in Mexico. There is something I really miss about the United States and that would be Peace and quiet! Yes peace and quiet. 

Living in the United States I can’t recall having roosters wake me up in the last 60 years.
Here in Mexico in our little village it just isn’t the same. Two seasons ago my next door neighbor bought a rooster and it was one without a sense of what time of day or night it was. The rooster would Cock-A-Dude-El-Do day and night as LOUD as loud can go. Starting at midnight and 3 in the morning 5 in the morning, 7 in the morning as he wanted to beat all the other roosters in the village to be the first to crow. 

 I went to my neighbor and asked if he would get rid of the rooster, because I owned a hotel next door and he just looked at me and smiled. He could speak no English and With how little Spanish I know it was a dead end talking to this guy! I went back and this time he was a little more understanding, as he nodded much more this time with a bigger smile. 

 Well this went on for months and it got more irritating as the season went on. I had had it at one point and I decided to go over and up the amount of money I would pay or cut the head off that bird. On my way over I stopped and told one of my guests what I was doing and she was smiling and I told her I was going to offer them $150.00 and she said make it $1500.00 and I will pay and maybe I can get some sleep. I told her if I was to offer $1500.00 everyone in the village would buy one hoping the neighbor was getting annoyed. 

 Well I left for my vacation in August and September and to my surprise when we got home the rooster was gone. I thought about asking, but I left well enough alone. 

 Something I did notice was my neighbors across the street had bought a few roosters while we were gone. I didn’t think much of it until the noise level along with their dogs, chickens and dam roosters were making noise now 24 hours a day. Kind of like living in the middle of a Rooster zoo. Well I noticed many chickens running around and even started catching them in my courtyard. Before I could complain to the owners about the roosters I noticed the rooster noise had gotten to a fever pitch.
Well it was time to go have a talk with my neighbors who I really enjoy. 

I sat with the son and asked why they needed 8 roosters and he seemed to act like it was no big deal, as he was telling me about the roosters he said that his daughter had a real hard time sleeping, because of them. Then he said that his grandma who is almost 90 likes to hear them sing in the morning, so she keeps buying more. 

SING? I didn’t know they were singing. I really never thought of it as singing. I just thought it was just a bunch of noise all night and day. every day I see the grandma out front sweeping her leaves and listening to her roosters sing. Well I am not someone to take away another persons joy, so I am just going to let it go and know that I am a visitor in another country. Oh Oh Mexico.
What can I say except…….Cock a doodle do!

Sayulita Farmer’s Market

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The Sayulita farmers market on Friday’s is not only a great place to get great organic produce, but everything you need to eat from week to week. The market attracts quite a few travelers and locals. The quality of the produce and the food products are top quality. We come over from Roberto’s Bungalows in San Pancho and see many friends from our town enjoying the market. The quality and the freshness of the products are fast becoming the highlight of many of us who live here full time. The coffee, the flowers, the art, the jewelry, the people and so much more are great reasons to visit Sayulita on Friday’s and bring home food for your week that will keep you smiling! We came home and had an awesome organic beet salad that was out of this world along with some fresh dorado.

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The Riviera Nayarit Gringo says – This is The place to stay!

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 Roberto’s Bungalows

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Roberto’s Bungalows winner of the Tripadvisor award for top 10% worldwide businesses to have the best reviews of the year in 2013.

San Pancho rentals, Mexico rentals San Pancho Mexico, Roberto’s Bungalows in San Pancho. Check us out on Tripadvisor. In 2013 we were in the top 10% of businesses worldwide for our reviews!

Roberto´s Bungalows , San Pancho Vacation Rental´s are located in San Francisco (San Pancho) Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (35 miles North of Puerto Vallarta and a few miles north of Punta Mita, Litibu and five minutes from the famous surfing village of Sayulita. Just past San Pancho are Los De Marcos and La Penita . We are just a few minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches on the Riviera Nayarit Coast .This is the best kept secret up the coast.

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Enter into a private tranquil courtyard, where you are taken back to the Hacienda times of old Mexico to five beautiful rentals. They surround a beautiful lush tropical garden courtyard and large pool.

Our rentals have kitchens and living space that are open to the tropical courtyard and have blinds for privacy. The large bedrooms and nice size bathrooms all have Air Conditioning and ceiling fans.

Our grounds are safe and very private with keyed entry. Each rental is fully equipped with all the amenities that you will need to enjoy your stay in paradise. Restaurants and everything you might need are minutes away. The beach is less than a 5 minute walk. This is the place to stay if you are looking for a peaceful, quiet town with everything you would like to just chill. San Pancho is becoming the place to be, so if you are thinking of visiting please make your reservations as soon as you know you will be coming!

Roberto´s Bungalows would be the perfect setting for private parties and small weddings.

This is our Downtown!

This is our Downtown!

A beautiful night in January

A beautiful night in January

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San Pancho Sunset

San Pancho Sunset

Postcards from San Pancho, Paradise

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This is our Downtown!

This is our Downtown!

I have been taking pictures for many years, but never have I had such a great opportunity to hang on the beach and wait for the sun to set each day. Living in San Pancho has opend my eyes to not only the beauty that the ocean and the sky has to offer, but the peace and tranquility that come with it each day. I feel like the art in the sky each day needs to be shared with those who can’t be here. There are many places on the planet that have breath taking sunsets, but I believe I have landed in the Sunset Capitol of the world. I have thousands of photos of the sunsets and would like to share some of them with you. If you are ever in San Pancho, Mexico only about 30 miles north of Puerto Vallarta stop by Roberto’s Bungalows and say hi or come and book your Bungalow.

They are geting Younger and younger!

They are geting Younger and younger!

Getting to be a part of this has been worth the journey!

Getting to be a part of this has been worth the journey!

I wait months for nights like this!

I wait months for nights like this!

Lagoon shots always bring a new look to the sky!

Lagoon shots always bring a new look to the sky!

 

 

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Thinking of going to Mexico? 5 reasons you should stay home!

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Thinking of going to Mexico?
5 good reasons you should stay home!

I moved to Mexico 3 years ago against the advise of many people from the area where I lived in the United States. I have had 3 wonderful years down here and will spend the rest of my life here. I am part owner of a hotel (Roberto’s Bungalows) in a little village called San Pancho about 30 miles north of Puerto Vallarta.
We get visitors from all over the world come and stay with us and I can’t believe the stuff I hear sometimes from a small percentage of them when they are booking their time to come stay. Usually 99 percent of them are from the United States and are asking about how safe it is.
I came from a town in the Bay area in California and I loved it and it was a safe and wonderful community. The next town and the cities within about 20 miles were not so safe. Now living in the Bay area if you never read the news or watched TV you would think you lived in the safest place on the planet. Well here is where the difference is. If you did read the paper or watched TV you would realize that within a few miles people are being killed and the cities are going to hell in a hand basket. They are trying everything that is possible, but they just don’t have the man power or the funding to keep the cities under control.
Now for the good news I have lived here for three years and traveled here by car from California and all around the area and never had a problem. The Cartel has yet to make me a drug runner or chopped off my head. When people start up with how dangerous it is down here I just ask for them to Google the crime rate in the town in which they live and the surrounding 30 miles or so. It is just folks who really just watch the TV and read the news about the stories about the border problems.
Remember that the reason for the crime and deaths at the border towns in Mexico is the fact that America has a drug problem. If everyone in the United States didn’t need drugs we wouldn’t have a problem with crime at the border. Drugs that pass through Mexico make up a large percentage of a multi-billion dollar industry meeting the demands of American drug abusers. The thing that will blow your mind is that 99.5 % of that is marijuana!
If you heard of a crime in Los Angeles and lived in San Francisco would you never go to LA again?
Well take the border towns out of your vacation plans and come on down to the Riviera Nayarit coast and enjoy the weather and mostly the grace of the wonderful people of this country. They are pleasant and warm and wanting to help you in every way. Stop the crazy thoughts and get down here and see for yourself. This is paradise and we don’t have the crime that exists in the United States.
Oh I know some of you will read this and be saying oh yeah well I just heard that someone got killed in Mexico. For those of you who are always looking for the bad in everything please do us a favor down here.
STAY HOME!

1. If you don’t know the facts about the crime in Mexico Shut Up and stay home!
2. If you believe everything you read or see on TV stay home.

3. If you are not a loving adventure seeking person with a love of people and beauty stay home.
4. If you don’t want to explore and get to know the awesome people of different cultures of the world stay home.
5. If you don’t want to feel the love and make lifetime friendships and surround yourself with beauty and can’t step out of your comfort zone. PLEASE STAY HOME!

I really don’t want to sound like I think everyone from the United States shouldn’t come to Mexico. We welcome you all!
The area in which I live was just chosen as the 6th best place in the world to retire! This is just for the few of you that make all of Mexico sound like a dangerous place.
I want you all to come and see the world with different eyes and an open heart. The people of Mexico are the most gracious people I have ever encountered. They want you to come and feel the love and share the beauty of their beautiful country. Come and relax on the beaches travel the country and see some of the most beautiful sites in the world.
They welcome you with open arms.
I welcome you with an open heart and open arms.

Is it safe to travel and stay in Mexico?

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Beautiful Town Excellent place to stay!

Go to Trip Advisor and see our reviews….You will want to stay with us!

Client review on Trip Advisor…..

We completely agree with all the very positive comments others have made here about Roberto’s. Jane, Earl and Cassy are perfect hosts, the bungalows and grounds are beautiful and accommodating, and the location is excellent, right in the middle of everything. We checked in for 3 days and stayed for a week. Very highly recommended!
A word on safety in Mexico. My husband and I just returned from nearly a month in Mexico, with a rented car and no itinerary. We wandered the Riveria Nayarit from San Blas to Puerto Vallarta with no problems or concerns. When we were planning our trip, many of our friends expressed worries about our safety and seemed sure we would be shot, if not sold into slavery. They probably watch too much TV. Throughout our fantastic vacation, we felt as safe as at home, and maybe more so. Even though we speak very little Spanish, we encountered only friendly, welcoming and helpful folks, and never for a moment felt the slightest discomfort, threat or danger. So tell your friends to take a hike, get on a plane and head for Nayarit. And don’t miss San Pancho, or Roberto’s!

Roberto´s Bungalows, San Pancho Vacation Rental´s are located in San Francisco (San Pancho) Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (25 miles North of Puerto Vallarta and a few miles north of Punta Mita, Litibu and five minutes from the famous surfing village of Sayulita. Just past San Pancho are Los De Marcos and La Penita. We are just a few minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches on the Riviera Nayarit Coast.

Enter into a private tranquil courtyard, where you are taken back to the Hacienda times of old Mexico to five beautiful rentals. They surround a beautiful lush tropical garden courtyard and large pool.

Our rentals kitchens are open to the tropical courtyard and have blinds for privacy. The large bedrooms and nice size bathrooms all have Air Conditioning and ceiling fans.

Our grounds are safe and very private with keyed entry. Each rental is fully equipped with all the amenities that you will need to enjoy your stay in paradise. Restaurants and everything you might need are minutes away. Roberto´s Bungalows would be perfect for private parties and small weddings.

Sit and chill by the pool in the tropical garden

Time to relax and leave your troubles behind….
Go to Trip Advisor and look up our Reviews…..You will be glad you stayed with us!

Earl and Jane Miller

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