La Paloma




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Oceanfront Retreat and Art Centre

Guest House

At La Paloma, an intimate resort, culture and traditional hospitality combine with modern technology and the singular artistic vision of its owners. In the seaside town of Melaque, the beauty and serenity of old Mexico lives on.

Contact: Nancy Lennie

Address: apdo #152, Avenida Las Cabañas No.13 San Patricio, Jalisco, 48980
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Phone: USA: 520.204.1777 ~or~ Mexico: 315.355.5345



All studios are beautifully appointed and furnished, outfitted for your comfort and pleasure. Each has its own artistic theme, overseen by Nancy, the owner.

Rates for studios range from $100USD – $175 per night depending on dates and studio availability. Weekly rates are available.

The cluster of the 3 villages Melaque, San Patricio, and Villa Obregon all lie at the tip of Bahia de Navidad, a bay an hour north of Manzanillo on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Enjoy the water, biking, golf, eco tours, fishing, riding,

Nancy takes week-long workshops in watercolour painting, drawing and art journaling are attracting all kinds of artists from Canada and the United States.

Retreats Ethos
Nancy received her B.A. in Art from Cal State University and studied painting at Pepperdine, UCLA. She taught art for 20 years in the California school system and still teaches right here at La Paloma.

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Special Offers
Nancy Lennie’s (owner of La Paloma) art studio is open to anyone staying at La Paloma. Just walk up the stairs and say, “Hi.” Drop-in visits and classes are held Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. And any other day you feel like painting. Just ask.

How to find us
Manzanillo airport is about 25 minutes away Air-conditioned highway coaches run regular trips from Puerto Vallarta to Melaque and it is about a 4 hour bus ride. Buses also run regularly from Guadalajara and is about a 5 hour bus ride.

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