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Casa Buena Art Retreat between Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan, Mexico is a calm and beautiful place to relax, rejuvenate and explore your creative energy.

The colorful villages, pristine beaches, tropical jungles, and the sounds and smells of daily life take you right into the heart of authentic rural Mexico. Fishermen, tortilla makers, street sweepers, donkeys, and bicycles, all add to the colorful animated village life.

At Casa Buena Art Retreat we offer fun and informative art vacations.

The charming setting of the Mexican back country near old Port San Blas and two hours from Puerto Vallarta is a motivating and inspirational backdrop in which to create and learn, from some of the best instructors from around the world. Choose from art workshops, yoga and dance retreats, for groups, couples or individuals.

Experience a unique, affordable and creative vacation by the Pacific Ocean.

Learn something, create something, have a good time, and take your experiences home with you, in both artworks and in memories.

We offer our spacious and well-appointed home with hacienda veranda and beautiful tropical garden. We provide three meals a day, comfortable accommodations in private rooms, local transportation and entertainment.

You are invited to check out our 2021-2022 retreats:

January - 12-19, 2022
Fearless Painting
with Doug Swinton
Big brushes and bold decisions. Faster, Looser, Bigger, Bolder.


January 26 - February 2, 2022
Catching the Light
with Gaye Adams
Discover the joy of painting the living, breathing landscape


March 2 - 9, 2022
The Magic of Painting From Life
with Sheree Jones

Learn to paint with confidence using a simple palette of warm and cool colours

March 9 - 16, 2022

with Marla Blackwell
Come ‘loosen up' with Marla and discover how to create paintings in a fun, energized and ‘painterly' way!

January 18 - 25, 2023
SIMPLE IDEAS: Powerful Paintings
Bobbi Dunlop
"Simple, Simple, Simple" is Bobbi's teaching and painting philosophy!
Breaking ideas and problems into their simplest form, Bobbi will sensitively guide you to develop your personal artistic vision and add the magic you are seeking in your paintings

February 8 - 15, 2023
Figure and Portrait Drawing in Charcoal
Henry Yan
Learn from the Master! The way to do accurate drawing with painterly approach.

Plein Air Painting in the authentic Mexican outdoors
Hermann Brandt
Come learn the skill of capturing the essence of landscape and seascape in great Mexican outdoors

Exploring Still Life in Oil

with Laura Robb
Advanced Techniques for Capturing Light and Depth in Your Paintings

Private room/house rental
Self-guided Artists Residencies

available from Nov 15 to May 15.
Please contact us for information on availability

Email janerom@shaw.ca for more information about how you can enjoy a relaxing, adventurous and unforgettable holiday at Casa Buena Art Retreat
in Mexico between Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan.

Casa Buena Art Retreat, Mexico


Los Cocos, Nayarit, Mexico between Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan
email: janerom@shaw.ca

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