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Vail is a beautiful place. With blue skies and mountains that are snow-covered in winter and blanketed with wildflowers in the summer, it’s like a dream come true. 

Nestled within the Colorado Rockies, this European-inspired ski town is famous for its trails and back bowls, gorgeous vistas, and inspiring mountain terrain. While most people come here for the skiing, there’s more to this family-friendly vacation spot than that. With a wide variety of outdoor activities available year-round, and a friendly, small-town vibe, it’s also a fantastic getaway for those who want to enjoy the beauty of Vail even if they don’t want to hit the slopes. 

“There’s a lot to do here,” says Dani Crane, an Equity Estates Destination Manager, “especially in summer and winter. From hiking and rafting, to golfing, fishing, biking, or just spending the day in one of the villages, there’s something for everyone.” And while things slow down after summer, the colors of the Aspen trees make it well worth a trip during fall foliage. Whether you’re dreaming of visiting during peak snow season, planning next year’s summer getaway, or looking to vacation during one of the quieter months, deciding what to see and do in Vail can be a tough decision. Our concierge team is always on hand and ready to help you plan an amazing, personalized trip and Dani has helped us put together some ideas for a perfect three-day Vail itinerary. 

 

Day One: Start on the Mountain 

There’s no better way to kick off your vacation than with a scenic gondola ride to the top of the mountain. The Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead is a short walk from our Equity Estates home and offers the most amazing views of Vail Mountain and the surrounding areas. Have a quick breakfast at the condo before you head out or stop by Les Delices De France for coffee and one of their popular breakfast sandwiches on the way.  

At the top of the mountain, you’ll find the Eagle’s Nest summit camp where you can enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the winter and hiking in the summer. For winter sports enthusiasts, drop into the world famous back bowls of Vail and explore the far reaches of Blue Sky Basin.  And if you’re new to skiing or want to brush up on your skills, the resort offers fantastic private and group lessons for all age levels. Tubing is also a fun winter activity for the entire family. 

In summer months, guests can buy an adventure pass and enjoy the thrills of Epic Discovery Park’s ziplines, tubing, mountain coaster, and more. But if you really want to experience the natural beauty of Vail, hiking is the way to go. The miles of scenic trails starting at Eagle’s Nest range from easy and moderate to mixed use and all offer spectacular views. Bring a lunch with you and stop for a picnic among the wildflowers. Or grab a bite to eat once you’re back at Eagle’s Nest.  

With a morning of outdoor adventure behind you, head back to the Equity Estates condo in the afternoon and take advantage of the building’s many spa-like amenities by relaxing in the steam room or hot tub, booking a massage, or taking a swim in the indoor/outdoor pool. 

“The condo community is called Vail Spa for a reason,” says Dani. “The onsite spa and massage services here are amazing; we can even arrange an in-home massage for you if you’d like.” 

After a short rest, stroll back over to Lionshead Village for a look around, followed by a casual dinner at Blue Moose Pizza. Or, for a more upscale option, let us make reservations for you at Mountauk Seafood Grill, known for their great seafood, raw bar, and craft cocktails. 

 

Day Two: Explore the Villages 

Spend day two of your trip exploring Vail’s pedestrian-friendly villages – Lionshead Village, just outside your door, and the quaint Vail Village, a short 15-minute walk (or free shuttle ride) away. Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes if you plan to spend the whole day out, and don’t forget to bring a mask with you since they are required in some places.  

Both villages feature dozens of shops, restaurants, art galleries, parks, and other entertainment options, so there are plenty of ways to fill the day. Best of all, the villages are connected by heated cobblestone streets that are closed off to vehicles, making them perfect for walking year-round. 

While exploring the villages, keep an eye out for Vail’s many works of art. There are more than 45 public installations, including paintings, murals, and sculptures throughout the area. A guided tour can be booked by our team if you want to take an official art walk. 

In Lionshead, check out the architecturally-interesting Sunbird Park, named one of the world’s “coolest playgrounds” by Travel + Leisure, do a little window shopping, or let the kids have fun at the Imagination Station. In winter, lace up your skates and take a turn around the beautiful outdoor Vail Square Ice Rink. And if you need mid-day refueling before heading over to Vail Village, enjoy burgers and beer on Garfinkel’s outdoor patio, one of the town’s local landmarks. 

In Vail Village, make sure to visit the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. The museum is free and features exhibits covering the history of skiing and snowboarding. 

You can also pick up great gifts and souvenirs from some of the local boutiques, grab a snack at the eclectic Blü Cow Cafe, or enjoy a private wine tasting class at Root and Flower. 

Once you’ve explored Vail Village, head over to the lovely Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Open daily and free to visit, this famous garden – the highest altitude botanical garden in the world – features walking paths, water features, and a nice children’s area. There are also plenty of places to just sit and take in the scenery.  

To round out the day, let us make dinner reservations for you at the super cool Vintage restaurant, a charming French Brasserie offering traditional fare paired with cocktails and wine, or the more upscale Sweet Basil, a trendy spot serving New American cuisine. Both are in Vail Village, but you can easily take the shuttle to Lionshead and back if you want to get cleaned up and changed before dining. 

 

Day Three: Epic Adventure – Your Choice 

Wrap up your Vail trip with a day of epic outdoor adventuring. Regardless of season, there are a lot of half-day and full-day excursions to choose from, and your personal travel concierge will be happy to make the arrangements for you.  

In winter, you can head back up Vail Mountain to ski some of the trails you didn’t get to on day one, take a guided snowshoe hike, or experience the thrill of a six-mile dog sledding trip. 

In summer, go whitewater rafting on the Colorado River, take an early morning hot air balloon ride, or sign up for a guided backcountry half-day hike with llamas (lunch included).  

“The llama lunch is fun, but I highly recommend the whitewater rafting,” says Dani. “It’s such a thrill! The rivers have class 1, 2, and 3 rapids, and the rafting guides are really great to work with.” 

After the adventuring, enjoy a sauna or glass of wine back at the condo before heading out for a Fondue Gondola dinner with Alpenrose Vail. This unique, all-inclusive meal includes a 3-course menu of Bavarian favorites, plus champagne and wine, served in a cozy, luxuriously decorated dining gondola. Like so much that Vail has to offer, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t want to miss, and an excellent way to wrap up your vacation. 

 

At Home in Vail with Equity Estates 

Our top-floor, corner unit home is located in Lionshead and boasts ample windows with expansive southern views. With three bedrooms, three full baths, and a spacious layout, it’s the perfect place to host family or friends. The prime location puts you within easy walking distance to ski slopes, hiking trails, restaurants, shops, and more. And you also have access to the building’s many amenities, such as a fitness room, steam room with sauna, an indoor/outdoor heated pool, and hot tub. 

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing trip or one that’s filled with activity; whether you’re traveling with friends and family or in need of a quiet, couple’s getaway. We can help you make it happen. If you would like more information about investing with Equity Estates, please reach out to our Investor Relations team at 404.445.8501 or tap this link to schedule a call.  

Indulge in California’s famed Napa Valley, a cornucopia of farm-to-table, fine dining, wine, and the good life. Defined by mountain ranges and influenced by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Napa Valley enjoys a dry Mediterranean climate perfectly suited for growing grapes and outdoor living. There is much more to do in Napa Valley than drink wine and tour vineyards, including outdoor pursuits and sports, museums, history tours, cooking classes, and one-of-a-kind shopping. 

We interviewed Brittany, Destination Manager for our Napa Valley home, to create the perfect itinerary for a visit to wine country. 

 

Day 1: Settle in and wine tasting in St. Helena  

Upon your arrival, your local host will greet you at the charming residence located in the heart of Napa Valley.  Your home feels like a European country estate, with romantic views of a nearby vineyard and rolling hills for beautiful sunsets, lush gardens and a spacious, modern layout. After settling in, head to picturesque Main Street which is just a short bike ride or walk away to explore the shops, galleries and tasting rooms before dinner. Your concierge will arrange an afternoon tasting at a winery if you’d like to jump right into your Napa experience. Nearby St. Helena is home to dozens of wineries and vineyards, including BeringerCharles Krug and Louis M. Martini, plus the boutique and upscale Fantesca EstateSomerston EstateTrinchero Napa Valley and HALL Wines 

There are exceptional restaurants throughout Napa Valley and St. Helena is home to many of them. For dinner, your concierge will reserve a table for you at the well-known Goose and Gander which grows most of their produce on a local two-acre farm. Feast on amazing rustic American food from their seasonal menu, imbibe on the fresh, creative libations or a bottle of local wine.  Sip on the Hemingway Daiquiri or the Bali Spice Old Fashioned. Nibble on garden radishes, fried olives, farm cheeses and house cured charcuterie. Feast on steak, pork, chicken, fish and even delicious vegetarian entrees.  

 

Day 2: Special winery tours and the CIA way 

Today enjoy wine tastings throughout Napa Valley on your customized winery tour.  Private transportation with Beau Wine Tours & Limousine Service will be arranged and an itinerary unique to your taste and wine preferences will be crafted. Beau chauffeurs are not just drivers, they are knowledgeable ambassadors of the region and the wine industry. They will educate and enlighten for a truly enjoyable experience.  

Following your wine tasting tour, spend the afternoon learning to cook the CIA way at the famed Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in downtown Napa. The CIA offers cooking classes and tours and what better place to be inspired by local ingredients and flavors than in Napa! Your personal concierge will handle all the details, you just need to select the classroom of your choice: Farm to Table, Julia’s Kitchen: Celebrating French Cuisine, Cooking Fundamentals, or Flavors of the Mediterranean Table, to name a few.  

After class, walk along the paved river trail through town and shop the many boutiques and stores for that special memento. The CIA offers a gift shop and chef supply store for that perfect kitchen tool. For art lovers, there are galleries galore full of paintings, sculptures, pottery, photography and drawings. The Napa General Store is fun to shop for furniture, wine accessories, home goods, and locally made items. They also have a very popular patio and restaurant for a snack. Of course, there are the many tasting rooms and breweries to help you meander around town. For an early happy hour, head over to the Hog Island Oyster Bar at Oxbow Public Market. This deliciously casual oyster and seafood haven showcases the amazing farmers, fishermen and artisan food producers of Napa Valley and northern California.  

For dinner, you have a reservation at local favorite Brasswood Bar + Kitchen in St. Helena for an incredible menu of fresh comfort food inspired by local harvests. The atmosphere is cozy and warm. Try the Herb Infused Pappardelle and Short Rib Sugo or the Duck Bolognese in red wine sauce. Local wine and handmade cocktails complement your meal, and their Butterscotch Panna Cotta is the perfect end note. 

Day 3: Up, up, and away…Napa by air  

Though you may have planned your trip to Napa for the wine, a sunrise hot air balloon ride with Napa Valley Balloons, Inc. just might become the highlight of your vacation. Your experienced and knowledgeable pilot will act as your guide, sharing interesting information and breathtaking views of the natural beauty of the region from above. 

Back on terra firma, enjoy a leisurely bike tour through the Calistoga Bike Shop to wrap up your final day. Your expert and fun guide will lead you on an outing, whether you’d like to explore nature, visit local villages or squeeze in a few more vineyards and tastings.  

Tonight, relax at home with Chef Alex, a legend with EE investors, for a five-star meal prepared in your home. Taste local wine and nibble on small bites on your beautiful terrace while Chef Alex creates a grilled peach and prosciutto salad, oven-roasted king salmon with corn and green squash, and grilled rack of lamb with fingerling potatoes. Be sure to save room for his famous pumpkin almond cake and caramel ice cream.  

 

At Home With Equity Estates  

Your Equity Estates home is gated and sits on a private vineyard with endless views of surrounding hills and Napa landscapes. The backyard is stunning with lush, dramatic plantings, a garden of fresh herbs, tomato and artichoke plants. With an expansive chef’s kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining, large common areas and four bedrooms, this 4,000-square-foot home is designed for enjoying life with family and friends.  Enjoy a morning or afternoon swim in your beautiful pool. Take in a gorgeous starry night in the hot tub or under the covered patio by your outdoor fireplace. 

Your private concierge will work with you to plan your itinerary before you arrive and make your stay effortless by arranging reservations for activities and outings, transportation, and meals out or meals in. They will even pick up your groceries to ensure your gourmet kitchen and wine cellar are stocked with all your favorites from the local market.  Leave the details to us. With Equity Estates, comfort and luxury are yours.  

Travel with Equity Estates for a unique and memorable experience. If you would like more information about investing with Equity Estates, please reach out to our Investor Relations team at 404.445.8501 or tap this link to schedule a call 

 

The moment you step off your plane in Miami, you’ll feel as if you’ve arrived in an international and tropical city. You’ll hear multiple languages, smell delectable cuisine and Cuban coffee as you stroll past beachfront cafés, and see beautiful people dressed to impress. Warm turquoise water, dazzling white-sand beaches, and exciting watersports beckon travelers to kick off their shoes and hit the water. Dining in fabulous restaurants, dancing in buzzy nightclubs, exploring world-class cultural attractions, and shopping in glamourous designer boutiques are just a few of the things to do in Miami.  

The modern, luxurious Equity Estates residence is ideally situated on Rivo Alto Island in Biscayne Bay to give you easy access to all the city has to offer. We consulted with our destination manager Chelsea, and here are her suggestions for how to spend three perfect days in this Art Deco city.

Day One: Hit the Beach 

Miami’s South Beach consistently lands on “best beaches” lists in all sorts of media, so it should come as no surprise spending time on this two+-mile stretch of white sand is one of the top things to do here. Early birds can walk the beach or boardwalk at sunrise before the crowds arrive. If you want to cover more ground, your local host will arrange electric or road bikes to be dropped off at your residence so you can explore up and down Miami beach. “Make time to stop into longtime favorite Cuban diner, Puerto Sagua, for a café con leche and savory breakfast,” Chelsea recommends.  

When you’re ready to plant your toes in the sand, you have a few options. The beach for which Miami is known runs from 23rd Street to the island’s southern tip. “To visit the lively party section, head to the stretch between Fifth and 15th Streets,” Chelsea suggests. “For a more subdued atmosphere, choose a spot anywhere north or south of this area.”  

Your local host will arrange reservations for you to enjoy lunch at any of the casual taquerias near the beach, such as Taquiza. After a morning of relaxation, it’s time for some fun action on the water and your local host will arrange Jet skis and paddleboards from  BouYah Watersports concessions, or you can soar above the ocean while parasailing or take a ride in a banana boat. 

Head back to the home and wash off the salt and sand in your outdoor shower, put on your best casual-chic attire and climb the stairs to your marvelous rooftop patio for a sundowner cocktail. “The rooftop patio is one of my favorite features of the house,” Chelsea says. “The patio is huge and features amazing sunset views of the beach and Miami’s skyline.”  

Another option is to walk over to the nearby Lido Bayside Grill and watch the sunset over the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay. For dinner, a must is the legendary Joe’s Stone Crab restaurant, known for sourcing stone crab and seafood from its own fisheries since 1913. “After dining on some of the area’s best seafood, stop into the Minibar for a nightcap, a delightful midcentury lounge with a contemporary twist, and a beautiful patio,” Chelsea says.  

Day Two: Cultural Exploration

 

After a good night’s rest in one of your residence’s four luxurious bedrooms, take a few wake-up laps in your private pool, and then enjoy breakfast al fresco in the poolside cabana. If you prefer having a barista whip up your morning latte, Panther Coffee is just a short walk across the bridge. For a smoothie or acai bowl made using fresh fruit and veggies, walk around the corner from Panther to Delicious Raw Kitchen & Juice Bar.  

Day One was all about the beach, so Day Two’s suggestions showcase some of Miami’s vibrant cultural attractions. First up is the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Tour jaw-dropping European extravagance in this Mediterranean-style villa and surrounding spectacular 10-acre gardens, once home to industrialist John Deering.  The Main House is adorned with imported gilded panels, fresco ceilings, carved mantels, and overflows with treasures dating to the 15th century. “As you stroll the Formal Gardens, you might think you landed in France’s Palace of Versailles gardens,” Chelsea says.  

After surrounding yourself in Vizcaya’s Old World opulent luxury, for a decidedly different experience, the modern and sophisticated Miami Design District is next up. “This 18-block area offers a cornucopia of upscale fashion boutiques, edgy art galleries, trendy restaurants, and engaging public art,” Chelsea says. Enjoy an a la carte or prix fixe lunch at Le Jardinier, where Michelin-starred Chef Alain Verzeroli’s menu focuses on the highest quality vegetables, seasonal ingredients, and fresh herbs. If you prefer to spend more time browsing than dining, the district houses dozens of cafes, pop-ups and food trucks for quick bites. “For an afternoon treat, pop into Frohzen,” Chelsea says. “They make these delicious cakesicles you have to try.”  

No visit to Miami is complete without spending some time cruising Biscayne Bay aboard a luxury yacht. “Prime Experiences offers an outstanding sunset cruise aboard 40-foot+ yachts that includes champagne and sushi platters,” Chelsea says. You’ll marvel at the sights as you glide past monster estates with incredible architecture and hopefully, you’ll spot playful dolphins. For dinner, dress to impress and enjoy exquisitely prepared Italian cuisine at the AAA Four Diamond award-winning Scarpetta inside the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel. After dinner, visit the Bleau Bar where legendary icons such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Bob Hope, and Lucille Ball once held court.. If you’ve got the energy, dance-off dinner at LIV, in the hotel’s phenomenal 18,000-square-foot nightclub.  

“If you prefer a more relaxing evening, let us arrange for a personal chef to come in and prepare dinner for you,” Chelsea says. Relax by the pool or the rooftop patio as your chef prepares a divine dinner.  

Day Three: Exotic Wilderness Adventure 

Just an hour west of Miami lies the Everglades National Park, a vast subtropical wilderness with American crocodiles, manatees, alligators, turtles, birds and more. “The Everglades is a place you have to see to believe,” Chelsea promises. “The best way to truly experience this unique landscape is on a private airboat ecotour with Everglades River of Glass Adventures.” Our local host will arrange tours and adventures to make your trip to Everglades one to remember. 

If your family is looking for some time to relax, head back and relax by your pool for a few hours. Then, to ease into your evening, sip a Jasmine Martini or Old Cuban at Bar Centro inside the tony SLS South Beach Hotel. For dinner, Chelsea will have secured you a reservation at The Bazaar by José Andrés in the same hotel, where this James Beard award-winning chef delights diners with innovative creations inspired by his Spanish roots. After dinner, stop into Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery, a hidden gem of a speakeasy for a traditional or modern cocktail with a selection of 150+ rums.  

At Home in Miami with Equity Estates 

Situated on glorious Rivo Alto Island in the middle of sparkling blue Biscayne Bay just minutes from downtown Miami and famous South Beach, your Equity Estates home offers modern luxury. This 5,000+square-feet contemporary new construction home features four bedrooms with private terraces and en suite bathrooms, plus two additional bathrooms. In addition to high ceilings and natural light, the residence enjoys a state-of-the-art kitchen, a large private pool, a cabana with an outdoor kitchen, and a stunning 1,000 +square-foot rooftop terrace with Miami skyline views.  

Your visit to Miami with Equity Estates can be the best combination of a city-and-beach vacation you can imagine. Whether you want an activity-filled trip or a more laidback experience, we can make it happen. Our professional team will ensure your trip exceeds your expectations. For more information about investing with Equity Estates, please reach out to our Investor Relations team at 404.445.8501 or tap this link to schedule a call. 

 

Renowned for its amazing skiing, Park City has long been a popular spot for visitors looking to hit the slopes. But this gorgeous mountain town, just 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City Airport, is a fantastic year-round destination for everyone. 

Combining the natural beauty of the surrounding Wasatch Mountains with a picturesque Main Street, world-class festivals, a great selection of restaurants and bars, and plenty of options for outdoor fun, Park City has everything you need for the perfect getaway. 

“I like to say that Park City has a small-town vibe with big city access since there’s so much to do here,” says Brittany, our Park City Destination Manager. “It’s very laid-back and friendly even with all of the upscale resorts and amenities.” 

If you’re looking to relax and unwind or get out and play, our concierge team will plan an amazing, personalized Park City vacation. We’ve rounded up some of Brittany’s top recommendations to create a perfect three-day itinerary – with fresh air and amazing mountain views included. 

 

Day One: From Mountain to Main Street 

Start your first day in Park City with coffee or breakfast on your home’s private, rooftop deck. It’s a great place to wake up while taking in the breathtaking landscape. 

Once you’re up and ready to go, head to Park City Mountain for a full morning of outdoor fun. Your options will be different depending on when you visit, but everything here is geared towards adventure and exploration.  

In summer, take the lift to the top of the mountain and spend the morning mountain bikinghiking, or enjoying any of the other fun outdoor activities they offer, including a 3,000-foot long alpine slide, golfing, and more, all of which can be booked for you by your concierge. 

In winter, skiers and snowboarders can experience thrilling runs on the mountain’s many powder-soft vertical trails or keep things slow and gentle at High Meadow Park, the resort’s beginner’s area, all conveniently located and easy to get to from your Equity Estates home. 

“One of the best things about this home is its location!” says Brittany. “You’re only a block from  most shops and restaurants in downtown Park City, and the Park City Mountain Town Lift is located at the end of our block to go straight up the mountain for hiking or skiing in the winter.”   

After a morning on the mountain, head back home for a leisurely lunch. We can arrange a dropoff from salt box or Park City Provisions to enjoy in the home’s well-stocked kitchen.  

After lunch, walk over to historic Main Street to really get a sense of life in Park City. Here you can window shop, pick up some souvenirs, or just take in the sights. Check out the exhibits at Meyer Gallery or Park City Fine Art, grab a coffee and browse the books at the cozy Atticus Coffee, Books & Teahouse, stop by Park City Mercantile, or visit the Park City Museum to learn more about the city’s history and heritage. There’s enough to see and do here to fill the entire afternoon. 

To wrap up the day, let your Personal Travel Concierge make dinner reservations for you at one of the excellent Main Street restaurants. Chimayo, specializing in southwestern cuisine, and Grappa, featuring rustic Italian fare, are two of our favorites. 

 

Day Two: Olympic Park or Fly-Fishing 

Keep the action going on day two with a visit to Utah Olympic Park. Built for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, this 400-acre venue is home to a multitude of year-round, family-friendly activities. Try out their rope courses, zipline tours, extreme tubing, and summer bobsled experiences. And make sure to visit the 2002 Winter Games Museum 

If you’d prefer a more low-key outdoor activity, how about a guided fly-fishing trip on one of Park City’s nearby rivers?  Lunch, snacks, and drinks are provided for the full-day excursions. Best of all, the fishing here is excellent in every season. 

After a day out, take some time to relax back at the chalet with refreshing drinks on the rooftop deck or with a massage at the nearby Aura Spa and Boutique. Then let us make reservations for you at Fletchers on Main Street or arrange for a private chef to come in and cook dinner for you at the home. 

 

Day Three: Sundance, Shopping, and More 

On day three, venture out of Park City to explore Sundance, home of the world-famous annual film festival, stopping at the pretty Jordanelle Reservoir on the way, and enjoy the drive through the scenic Heber Valley area as well. At Sundance, check out the scenic chair lifts, offering panoramic views of the mountain as you glide to the top of Ray’s Summit, enjoy a guided waterfall hike to Stewart Falls, and learn more about Robert Redford’s film history. Follow the fun with lunch at the delicious Foundry Grill, offering farm-to-table dishes and indoor and outdoor dining.  

End your day back in Park City with another stroll down Main Street – which is even lovelier at night – and dinner reservations at the top-rated Riverhorse on Main, Brittany’s favorite Park City restaurant. Their menu of eclectic American cuisine rotates seasonally but offers one-of-a-kind meals like local rainbow trout or a trio of wild game served alongside a buffalo tartare or lamb lollipops.  

“Riverhorse is amazing! It’s got great ambiance and food, and they have live music some nights as well,” she says. “It’s a great way to wrap up three days in Park City.” 

 

At Home in Park City with Equity Estates 

This elegant ski chalet, nestled in the heart of Park City, is just 130 yards from Main Street, and 150 yards from the ski and hiking trails. The cozy, yet spacious layout features five bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances, and multiple decks, including a private rooftop patio, making it the perfect place to call home for your next family adventure.  

Your visit to Park City with Equity Estates can be the mountain vacation you’ve been dreaming of – whether you’re looking for a relaxing trip or one that’s filled with activity; whether you’re traveling with friends and family or in need of a quiet, couple’s getaway. We can help you make it happen. If you would like more information about investing with Equity Estates, please reach out to our Investor Relations team at 404.445.8501 or tap this link to schedule a call.  

For those who’ve never been, the Dominican Republic may not be the first place that comes to mind when planning a Caribbean vacation. One stay at the stunning Equity Estates home nestled in the heart of the lush and luxurious Arrecife Estates within the Punta Cana Resort & Club may change your thinking. 

Located on the easternmost point of the island, affectionately nicknamed the Coconut Coast, this upscale, gated community is a tropical haven best known for its beautiful beaches, swaying palms, and clear, turquoise water. It’s also home to amazing golf courses, including the award-winning La Cana and Corales clubs, and a wide variety of year-round sports, recreation, dining, and eco-adventure options.  Almost anything you might need for an unforgettable Caribbean vacation – from horseback riding and kite surfing to spa days and nature trails or an elegant dinner out – is just a short golf cart ride away from the home 

With so many amazing things to do, it might seem impossible to fit it all in. Fortunately, our Destination Manager, Chelsea, has put together her top recommendations for three perfect days in Punta Cana and is available to create the best itinerary for your vacation.  

 

Day One: Sun, Sport, and Relaxation 

Kick off your stay in Punta Cana with a morning visit to the Oscar de la Renta Tennis Center for match playing, drills, or a private lesson. Just minutes from the residence, the center offers clay, Har-Tru, and natural grass courts along with a pro shop, snack bar, and world-class instructors. Let us know your preferences and we’ll take care of the reservations for you. 

If you’d rather hit the links than the tennis courts, let us book a morning tee time for you at the renowned La Cana Golf Course instead. Named the “number one course in the Caribbean” by GOLF magazine, this 27-hole course, designed by P.D. Dye, features three nines, including 14 holes with amazing ocean views. Our residence is located right on the sixth hole, and this is a convenient and must-visit course for any golfer visiting Punta Cana.  

After a morning out, head back to the house for a little lunch and leisure. Your Local Host will make sure the kitchen is stocked with your favorite foods so whipping something up is a breeze. Take your lunch on the private outdoor patio or by the pool, where you can rest, relax, and swim surrounded by lush, tropical greenery and a view of La Cana’s golf course.   

“One of my favorite things about this home is the lushness of the outdoor space,” says Chelsea. “You feel like you’re in the jungle with all of the great outdoor areas to hang out and relax with family and friends.” 

When you’ve had enough pool time, take the golf cart to the gorgeous La Cana Beach Club for a beachside afternoon. Explore the beautifully designed clubhouse and outdoor areas, enjoy a refreshing beverage (or two) at the bar, or let us book a facial for you at the popular onsite Six Senses Spa, which features open air treatment rooms. Cap it off with a walk along the beach or time spent lounging by the water. 

In the evening, Chelsea suggests having a private chef come in to prepare a lovely, personalized dinner for you in the home’s large kitchen. Enjoy a refreshing passionfruit and mango daiquiri and an appetizer of local empanadas while the chef prepares Punta Cana ceviche, roasted Dominican spice rubbed chicken, cassava gratin, and a baked coconut dessert for your dinner. 

 

Day Two: Explore and Enjoy 

For day two, grab the golf cart and spend the day exploring some of the resort’s amazing amenities. How about learning to kitesurf in the morning with lessons at Kite Club Punta Cana, located next to the Playa Blanca restaurant? Or horseback riding on the beach?  

For lunch, step inside Playa Blanca to enjoy a menu of fresh, local seafood, grilled meats, and refreshing drinks. Or head over to the lovely Mare restaurant at the La Cana Golf & Beach Club for internationally inspired, wood-fired pizzas, salads, seafood, and more.  

“You can’t go wrong with either of those options,” says Chelsea. “They both have excellent food and offer open air and outdoor dining with gorgeous views of the water.” 

In the afternoon, head over to the 1,500-acre Ojos Indigenas (Indigenous Eyes) Ecological Park and Nature Reserve, located at the westernmost side of the resort community. Here you can follow a series of trails through a tropical forest that showcases the natural beauty and cultural history of the island, visit an onsite petting zoo or sugarcane exhibit, and even take a dip in one of the reserve’s private, freshwater swimming holes. 

After a day out, some quiet time back at the residence may be needed. Enjoy more time by the pool or relax with a good book before getting ready for dinner.  

For the evening meal, let us make reservations for you at Bamboo, the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant located at Tortuga Bay. They offer a unique menu of fusion dishes blending locally sourced ingredients with a Mediterranean influence. The décor is elegant but comfortable, with a dining room designed by Oscar de la Renta.  

Alternatively, you can stay in and let the food come to you. Punta Cana now offers delivery service from all of the best restaurants within the resort. Let your Personal Travel Concierge take care of the arrangements for you. 

 

Day Three: Party Boat, Shopping, and Fine Dining 

For the final perfect day, Chelsea recommends getting up early and heading out of the resort and onto the water for a family-friendly boat excursion.  

“A half-day trip on the Margaritas boat is a must-do when visiting Punta Cana,” says Chelsea. “They’ll pick you up in the morning for your trip and you’ll spend about three hours boating along the Bavaro coast, reef snorkeling, and swimming in a natural pool before heading back. Drinks, music, and snacks are provided, and the boat even has a slide at the back for guaranteed fun.”  

If shopping sounds like a good way to follow up a fun-filled boat trip, check out the Galerias at Puntacana Village or BlueMall Puntacana. Both are near the airport, just minutes from the residence, and feature retail shops, a variety of dining options perfect for a quick lunch with warm, welcoming service. 

With a few hours left before dinner, you may choose to play another round of golf – this time at Corales – visit the spa or Golf & Beach Club again if you prefer.  Whatever you choose, your Personal Travel Concierge is happy to make it happen for you. 

For dinner, Chelsea recommends La Yola. This elegant, AAA Three Diamond Award-winning restaurant is modeled after a fishing boat and rests above the sea at the Punta Cana Resort Marina. They are known for their fresh Mediterranean and Caribbean dishes and seafood, as well as their magnificent water views.  

“It’s the best restaurant inside the resort,” says Chelsea. “And a great way to wrap up three perfect days here.” 

 

At Home in Punta Cana with Equity Estates 

Nestled within the lush, tropical landscapes, explore one of Equity Estates’ two luxurious villas in Punta Cana. Our 4,000+ square foot Equity Estates villa boasts a light-filled layout featuring open-air and thatched-roof stone walkways lined with greenery and water features.  Equity Estates’ second villa has five bedrooms, 7,000+ square feet, a private pool, and a Jacuzzi.

Both of these homes are perfect for a relaxing stay in the Dominican Republic.

Your visit to Punta Cana with Equity Estates can be the Caribbean vacation you’ve been dreaming of – whether you’re looking for a relaxing trip or one that’s filled with activity; whether you’re traveling with friends and family or in need of a quiet, couple’s getaway. We can help you make it happen. If you would like more information about investing with Equity Estates, please reach out to our Investor Relations team at 404.445.8501 or tap this link to  schedule a call. 

 

Relax and recharge in the beautiful, secluded village resort of Las Catalinas on the Guanacaste Coast in northwest Costa Rica. The private beach town brings a new style of living to residents and visitors, where fun, health, nature, and fulfilling experiences rule the day. The architecture and village layout were inspired by colonial towns in Latin America and coastal villages in the Mediterranean.

We interviewed Brittany, Destination Manager for Las Catalinas, to create the perfect itinerary. Wonderful adventures await you in Las Catalinas! 

 

Day One: Settle In & Explore 

Your private concierge team will meet you at the residence. After settling into your elegant home, wander the pedestrian streets of Las Catalinas. Houses, shops, restaurants, boutique hotels, plazas and parks create charming walkable public spaces that blend with the neighboring nature reserve of 1,000 acres of tropical dry forest, walking and bike trails, and stunning beach and mountain views. For a snack or late lunch, head over to Cuatro Calle La Ronda, a popular all-day bakery and café at the Santarena Hotel. Since Costa Rica is known around the world for its premium coffee, try the chorreador coffee, a national specialty. The bakery also sells homemade local items to take with you such as preserves and pickles.  

For sunset drinks and coastal Costa Rican cuisine tonight, enjoy the local favorite Sentido Norte, just a ten-minute walk from your front door. The open-air restaurant is perched on a hill overlooking the bay and offers the best sunset view in town.  Sip a Guipipia (Costa Rican rum, lime juice, brown sugar) or Passion Fruit Mojito as the sun sets. For dinner, try the Pacific Stew or Catch of the Day.  

Day Two: Hike the Tropical Forest & Picnic on the Beach 

Wake up to freshly brewed traditional Costa Rican coffee and settle into your morning with breakfast by Dayling, your Las Catalinas House Mom. She can prepare a typical breakfast (known locally as “Desayuno Tipico”) of scrambled eggs with onion and tomato, rice and beans, fried plantains, and fresh fruit and juices.   

This morning let us reserve a private tour with Alberto, one of the best local guides, to explore the neighboring tropical forest reserve which has 42 kilometers of multi-use trails. He will plan a tropical forest walk or hike depending on your interests and craft a memorable outing. He entertains and informs with his knowledge of local history, flora, and fauna. Investors give high reviews of hiking with Alberto as an active way to learn about the area. If biking is more your style, we’ll arrange a mountain biking tour through the hills and valleys of the forest, which is also very popular.  

After working up a healthy appetite, take your gourmet box lunches ordered by your concierge to the beach for a relaxing picnic and enjoy the beautiful views of the Catalina Islands and the Pacific Ocean 

Spend the afternoon on the black sand beaches of Playa Danta or Playa Dantita, two of the finest beaches in Costa Rica, both within walking distance of your home, where you can swim or try a watersport in the sheltered bay. Your concierge will help you plan your day by arranging reservations for mountain biking, surf lessons, and snorkeling through Pura Vida Ride or the rental of a paddleboard, single kayak, or double kayak, all of which are available at the residence.

For dinner tonight, relax at home and allow us to arrange for a private chef who will create a masterful feast in your kitchen. Your concierge will work with you to select a tasting menu or “family style” meal of regional ingredients for your party, and while your chef prepares a five-star meal of caramelized pear salad, grilled lobster tail and tres leches cake, you’ll be enjoying his signature drink on the rooftop patio.  According to our investors, the private chef experience is one of the top features of traveling with Equity Estates. 

 

Day Three: Tour Potrero Bay by Catamaran 

On your final day, relax by the pool at the Las Catalinas Beach Club and enjoy the offerings from their delicious restaurant with poolside service. Or if you’re still feeling adventurous, your concierge can reserve a forest canopy ziplining tour or a sailing excursion across the peaceful Bay of Potrero. The ConnectOcean “Intertidal and Coral Reef Explorer Sailing Trip” is an investor favorite which explores coves, beaches, and tide pools on the Guanacaste Coast. Learn about the unique aquatic life through multiple snorkeling sites and an optional dive. Enjoy refreshments, local fruit, and an open cocktail bar while aboard a catamaran sailboat. We’ll make all the arrangements for a memorable day on land or at sea!  

If you’d like a keepsake or special gift to take home, we recommend D-Aqui Design Studio for authentic Costa Rican design, furnishings, kitchenware and linens, Las Catalinas Collection for unique accessories and clothing, and don’t forget the amazing local food market, Copper & Stone, for a special food item as another idea.  

Cap off your relaxing stay with dinner at Patagonia Del Mar, a popular Asian fusion restaurant in neighboring Santa Cruz. Your concierge will hire a taxi for the 20-minute drive. With delicious fresh seafood, sushi, pasta, and meat dishes enjoy live music for a night to remember. The Patagonia ceviche appetizer marinated in rum and coconut will delight! Beautiful ocean and sunset views. 

At Home in Las Catalinas

Your Equity Estates tropical villa boasts more than 4,000 square feet of living space with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the Catalinas Islands, and the mountains. Every angle, window, and view has been thoughtfully designed to respond to the topography and the home’s location in town, as well as provide for privacy and the best views of nature. The custom tiles and woodwork in your home are made by local artisans in Las Catalinas. This beautiful home features large gathering spaces on each level for family and friends, a rooftop patio, multiple decks with gorgeous views, and your own courtyard with a plunge pool. Your private concierge will work with you to plan your itinerary before you arrive and make your stay effortless by arranging reservations for activities and outings, meals out or meals in. They will even pick up your groceries to ensure your gourmet chef’s kitchen is stocked with all your favorites from the local market.  With Equity Estates, comfort and luxury are yours.  

An Equity Estates Investor shared the following after his Las Catalinas stay: “This house is really special. There are three living areas, a top-floor terrace, and a private plunge pool. Equity Estates set us up with a fabulous private chef for two nights and we wished we had opted to have him every night! We squeezed in many activities suggested by our concierge, including hiking around Las Catalinas, drinks at sunset, a private catamaran, horseback riding and ziplining. We would’ve never been able to put together this itinerary on our own. It was an incredible trip and I hope to go back soon!” 

In Las Catalinas, you’ll find the pace and quality of life to be perfect. Travel with Equity Estates for a unique and memorable experience. If you would like more information about investing with Equity Estates, please reach out to our Investor Relations team at 404.445.8501 or tap this link to schedule a call. Your Costa Rica adventure awaits!