Lesbian-owned, Casa Traquila is just that - peaceful, relaxed, serene, tranquil. In a fishing village 12 miles (20 km) north of Puerto Vallarta, the property has five one-bedroom apartments, a pool and spa services, which include detoxifying and cleansing seaweed wraps and redefining clay packs. It features extras like purified drinking water, a cell phone for each apartment, a Weber gas grill on the patio and a bookstore with books in English, French, German and Spanish. A block from the beach, it is two blocks from restaurants, food shops and art galleries. The village of Bucerias holds a whale of a fiesta each January to honor its patron saint.