Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. Are you near the beach?

Yes, we are on the beach!

You enter QMC & CTV from the street at the back of the properties about 5 stories above the beach. You can make your way down the stairs and go out on the beach from the big gate at QMC or the beach door at the bottom of the steps at CTV.

Q. Can you swim in front of QMC/CTV?
  • It depends on what the waves are doing at the time you would like to swim. We have sandy beach directly in front of QMC/CTV. There are also rocks that are in the water. If the bay is calm, you can swim in front of the property, and even snorkel around the rocks. If the bay is rough, the waves crash on the rocks and it is dangerous to swim directly in front.

  • You can walk on the beach less than 5 minutes to the north our south of us and find more sandy beaches with less rocks in the water.

Beach directly in front of Quinta Maria Cortez and Casa Tres Vidas

Beach in front of Quinta Maria Cortez and Casa Tres Vidas looking north

Beach in front of Quinta Maria Cortez and Casa Tres Vidas looking south

Beach north of Quinta Maria Cortez and Casa Tres Vidas as you head to town

Beach south of Quinta Maria Cortez and Casa Tres Vidas that is within walking distance

Q. Can you walk to town?
  • Not in heels!

  • We recommend that you walk along the beach to get to town. It is about a 20 minute walk to Playa Los Muertos (the main beach in town) depending on how fast you walk. Right before you get to Playa Los Muertos you have to go up a path over the rocks about 75 to 100 feet about above the sea. If you are not in good shape we do not recommend walking and encourage you to take a taxi.

  • We do not recommend that you walk to town on the Beach at night. It is very dark and it is easy to trip on the rocks, etc.

  • We do not recommend walking on the main highway (Mexico 200). It is a very busy street without a shoulder or sidewalk to walk along.

Q. Do you have a restaurant and/or bar on property?

We do not.

All suites at QMC have a refrigerator and/or a kitchenette. The refrigerators are stocked with 2 Cokes, Diet Coke, Sprite and beer at the beginning of your stay. We have these drinks on site should you want to order more from staff.

Additional refreshments can be purchased at a store in town, or at the convenience store “OXXO” on the main highway just above QMC/CTV and within walking distance.

There is a nice restaurant “La Playita” in the Lindo Mar Resort, just to the South. To get there go out the big gate on the beach and turn left. Go over the rocks and under the pool of the building next door. You will cross a nice crescent beach that the sand goes all the way into the water. At the far side of the beach you will find a wall with stairs leading up. Take those stairs and continue down the cobble stone dirt road that dead ends at the restaurant. They serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner seven days a week.

Q. Do you have an airport shuttle?

We do not have an airport shuttle. We recommend taking a taxi from the airport, or if you prefer private transfer, we recommend Superior Tours Vallarta.

Uber is a great option to be dropped off at the airport for your departure. We do not recommend scheduling Uber for an airport pick up as they are not allowed direct pick up at the airport and you must walk to a different pick up location.

Q. Do you have an elevator?

We do not, but we have lots of stairs!

QMC/CTV are 8 levels, but the equivalent of a 10 story building. There is NO ELEVATOR.

QMC is a unique old building, built on the beach front cliff by an eccentric lady that liked black and painted most of the floors and stairs black. There are lots of steps and some with narrow doors and hall ways. There is basically 1 suite per level. You enter the property from the street and 2/3 of the building cascades down to the beach.

The best suites to minimize steps are Ana Gabriela and Jessica that are on street level one level above the Sala (living room) area.

The villas at CTV are much the same, just occupying more levels. Vida Alta is our penthouse villa on the top 3.5 floors. Vida Sol is our middle villa with 2.5 levels. Vida Mar is our beach villa at the bottom of the property with 2 levels.

Q. Is breakfast included?

Yes, breakfast is included at Quinta Maria Cortez.

We serve Breakfast in the Palapa dinning area off the main Sala (living room) one level below street level (between Ana Gabriela & Rafael)

Breakfast is served from 9:00am to 10:00am Monday thru Saturday. There is no breakfast served on Sunday.

At Casa Tres Vidas you work with your houseman and chef to order groceries and have breakfast made to order for you in your villa.

Q. Is there access to the internet?

Yes, we have good internet Wi-Fi access and the internet is free of charge. At check in you will be given a card with the password for the Wi-Fi that is good thru out the property.

Q. What do you mean that it is "Open to the Ocean"?

Most of the living areas in QMC & CTV are "Open to the Ocean", meaning that there are no windows or doors. It is just open. Bedrooms do have doors and windows that close and allow for air conditioning to be turned on when needed.

The temperature in Puerto Vallarta rarely falls below 65 degrees and most houses in PV are open to the ocean.

Q. Why do you want our arrival information?
  • So we can await your arrival!

  • We are a small, boutique property with only 7 suites and 3 villas. Our guests tend to stay 5 to 14 nights, so we don’t have a front desk. Our staff cover many jobs, so we ask for your arrival information because we expect your arrival at the property about 1 hour after the flight has landed. Staff can then plan to greet you and carry your luggage up the stairs to Maxi, down the stairs to Vida Mar, or to any of the other beautiful suites and villas.

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