Pinatas Puerto Vallarta, Mexico . Pinatas are everywhere at this time of year, they are a traditional sight for all major celebrations, Birthdays, Christmas & New Years. To a Mexican family a Pinata is a more traditional site then a Christmas Tree, Stockings, candy canes or many of the northern traditional Christmas images. The words of a traditional song tell the story. “I don’t want gold and I don’t want silver…all I want is to break the piñata”
One version of the history of the origin of the Piñata is that when the first Catholic missionaries arrived in Mexico, they faced a drastically different way of life and outlook on spirituality then they were used to and a huge challenge. As with most concurring parties they wanted the local inhabitants to embrace their entire way of life from language, customs & religious beliefs. To make the huge jump from the many different Gods and ideology to one Catholic believe was a massive undertaking and one of the most challenging of the Catholic beliefs was sin and the way in which Satan tempts us. The missionaries had to teach them about how we must be strong to beat the Devil; that that’s how we reap the benefits of heaven, it was a lot for the Indigenous peoples to wrap their heads around. The Missionaries had an inspiration a visual aid in the form of a Piñata. They designed a huge ceramic pot covered with colored paper in the shape of a star, where each one of the points represented one of the seven deadly sins. It was something that would come down from and then rise up to the sky (hence the shape of the star) ant it would bother people…touch them…tempt them!
So, you have to hit it hard, overcome the temptation, break the evil, and put all your attention into getting rid of evil. But it’s not easy! Sin blinds us with a blindfold, and our family and friends and others who surround us are the ones who have to guide us in order to break the chain of evil.
¡Dale, dale, dale! ¡arriba… abajo! ¡duro…duro! ¡rómpela…rómpela!
(hit it, hit it, hit it! Up…down! harder…harder! break it… break it!
And when someone is well guided, the piñata is broken! Then, from heaven, we are showered with gifts…fruit, candy, toys, immense happiness that fills us with joy. Evil has been destroyed, God is with us, the missionaries have accomplished their duty and we Mexicans enjoy one of our most fun and exciting traditions.
The piñata has been transformed like the popular culture, and has changed its form from the traditional star to bunnies, dogs, carrots, beets, Tweety-bird and Pokemon…breaking the piñata will always be a thrill for all children. These days piñatas are not used just for the posadas — now they’re a must for any children’s party and other occasions.
Whether they be made of cardboard or ceramic, during the holiday season or in the middle of summer, star or animal, piñatas will always be a joyful reminder of Mexican traditions.
The Villa experience, refers to the experience of renting a private villa for your vacation instead of a hotel or resort. The differences are that staying In a vacation rental villa is a more personal intimate experience. As well as being a more authentic experience the private home for rent will be in a residential colonia or neighborhood so you experience what it would be like to live in Puerto Vallarta. Renting vacation villas is becoming more popular all over the world. In Puerto Vallarta we feel the experience is made unique by the staff, who personalize the service to your preferences. As the chef for a cooking lesson, learn the names of the flowers in the garden from the charming houseman.
If you have never rented a private vacation villa before you will never want to stay in a hotel again. A luxury villa with staff offers all the service of a hotel with privacy, if you want music there is music, if you want to eat breakfast in your pajamas it is your house. For more information about renting a luxury villa or private home or assistance planning your vacation or next getaway or Mexican holiday please contact us at Beston Properties , we offer the finest Luxury Villa Vacation Rental Accommodations in the Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita area. We are one of the few luxury villa rental and vacation accomodations agencies actually located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We offer personal concierge service and or selection of private rental homes and Condos offer a full range of services and luxury amenities from a full staff including chef and a concierge to organize any tours, spa services in the home or Car Rental. We have offices located in Puerto Vallarta and have all the local information from Vallarta weather and maps. All of their agents are personally familiar with each of the accommodations, amenities and staff to help you find the best rental property in Puerto Vallarta. Our concierge services will be happy to give you information on the best restaurants for dining out in Puerto Vallarta we can make reservations and give you directions. We have all the most current information to guide you for your holiday in Puerto Vallarta from our daily weather report to maps and directions… The concierge from Beston Properties is happy to arrange activities from Golfing, to zip lines and boat cruises with any tour company including Vallarta Adventures, one of the most popular companies in Banderas Bay. We represent the best quality of homes for rent by owners who care about your comfort and hope you return for many years of unforgettable Mexican holidays. For more information check out our luxury accommodations.
Many travelers have never considered a private home for vacation accomodations, but the popularity is increasing and experts say it is at 10% of the potential for vacation rentals and growing fast. If you have never considered the advantages for the experience, quality of accomodations and value you should consider the option. Puerto Vallarta has become a very popular destination in Mexico and is attracting more American investors from Starbucks Coffee opening a 3RD location in the historic Downtown, 5h in the area, to Bill Gates investing 320 million US dollars in the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, just a short drive from Puerto Vallarta. Check out the website VisitPuertoVallarta to seem some amazing photos of this magical vacation destination