I attended a watercolor workshop here and while I did not stay at the Casa itself, I ate and took classes there. Bob Masla, who has been running winter workshops here for almost a decade, is obviously at home here, and is infectious in his enthusiasm for Boca and its people. To access the Casa means a trip across one of two pedestrian bridges (one a wooden swinging one) or fording the stream, which is quite low in winter, but it somewhat adds to the sense of adventure. Be of sure footing, however, since the paths are also uneven though not extraordinarily challenging. Bob has his winter classes taught by world class artists from Dec-March. The studio is terrific - on the top floor of his house which is open on three sides. If you are artistically inclined or just curious, take a look at his offerings. The prices include almost all meals, lodging and instruction and are quite reasonable. I enjoyed my stay, learned a lot, and was glad to get away from a North American winter, regardless of how warm it was this year! Take a look.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique ocean side artists’ home and studio Casa de los Artistas - runs week-long all-inclusive art workshop vacation retreats, is a bed and breakfast and is also available for rental. Located 10 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, our home, built with all modern amenities, is in Boca de Tomatlan... a small fishing village nestled between the jungle mountains and Pacific Ocean on the Bay of Banderas. Private bath w/each room and an ocean view from every bed, the Casa has panoramic views from its 1500sq ft., 3/4 open air studio on the 3rd floor. Step out the door onto the beach and experience an authentic rural fishing village. ... more less