Under the sun just to the south of downtown Puerto Vallarta—the sleepy little Mexican village that was transformed to international stardom after the movie The Night of the Iguana—you encounter a place you never forget. Villa Francisco is pure love at first sight. Anticipation builds as you pass private gates, the Pacific Ocean looming ever larger across the horizon. Lush green jungle cloaks the majestic mountainsides. The sound of tropical birdsong fills the flower-perfumed air. Just when you think it could not get any more evocative, you catch your first glimpse of the villa. It stands proud watch over the dazzling blue ocean, backdropped by a dramatic 180? panorama that shimmers in a kaleidoscope of colors in front of you. It would be easy to say the drama reaches its zenith when you first enter and behold the view from inside. But the drama only accelerates as you experience room after room glowing with marble floors, vaulted domed ceilings patterned in traditional brickwork, and curving soft lines that seem to mimic the sweeping coastline itself. Tempered glass doors from the main level flow seamlessly from the living and dining rooms and the bar and kitchen onto a cantera terrace beset with an infinity pool. A palapa bar awaits to one side. The villa’s private realm evokes equal enchantment. Two radiant guest suites, along with staff quarters, are complemented by the vibrant master suite. Everywhere, Villa Francisco’s sunny charm greets you, in bold crayon colors and panoramic vistas—and the simplicity of a hammock that invites a siesta in the sun.