My family and I manage this property with great care as it is a jewel in Puerto Vallarta, not only for the beauty of its architecture, but for its tradition of being the meeting place for stars and artists. Since 1955 my uncle, the designer Xavier de la Torre, discovered Vallarta and decided to live in. He hosted celebrities who gave life to Villa Leonarda.
I grew up around personalities like Burt Lancaster, Peter O'Toole, Rock Hudson, Charles Collingwood, Louise Allbritton, Louis Nevelson and many others.
The Night of the Iguana attracted its protagonists Deborah Kerr, Ava Gardner, filmmaker Gabriel Figueroa and the legendary director John Huston into Villa Leonarda.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were my Godparents and took me to live with them to London in 1969. Michael, Christopher, Lisa and Maria enjoyed many holidays between Villa Leonarda and Casa Kimberly.
Villa Leonarda is open now so you can have a wonderful experience and joys of modern facilities in a unique Villa.