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Tropical Musings from Paradise May, 2018 Edition

Posted by GalvanRealEstateandServices on May 4, 2018

Tropical Musings from Paradise
May, 2018 Edition
Spanish and French Below

May is the jump off month for the projects that Galvan Real Estate and Services will embark upon for next Season.  We have had many ideas and suggestions on how we should grow and what we should do to get there.
We know that if we commit in writing, with you, our friends and followers that it will be done!
Wish us luck for next season as we plan to accomplish the following before November.
**We will expand the space that hosts the Seasonal Lo de Marcos Tianguis to include space for Healers and related products.  We are planning to make this a Holistic section, which will be a great addition to the Tianguis.
**We will plan another Fundraising event for an entity or group in Lo de Marcos
**We will redesign our Website to allow for better functionality and ease of use.
**To increase our office space at Luis Echeverria #9 and have all of our Lo de Marcos services under one roof.
**We will form the committee that will help to guide us in our Corporate Giving Program, we will add a minimum of three Community Members to ensure that the correct projects and organizations are selected.  To read more about our Social Responsibility Program click here —
If you would like to volunteer your time and opinions to help contribute to the success of our local communities, please send us an email –
Yes, there are many other things in the works that we will be doing behind the scenes over the next 6 months that we are not ready to put in print.  However, watch for it!  Great things are on the Horizon for the Leading Real Estate Company in Lo de Marcos.
Vaction Rental Spotlight –

This month we are pleased to spotlight a new Boutique Hotel in Sayulita and two properties that are offering impressive Seasonal discounts.
**A New Boutique Beachfront Hotel in Sayulita –
We are delighted to offer this delightful Boutique Hotel in Sayulita to our clients! Just 100 Meters to the beach! A Winner in Sayulita!
For more details on this lovely getaway click here
**Villa Marea Alta, Luxury for less in Puerto Vallarta –

A Super deal in this Deluxe 4 bedroom Private Villa in Conchas Chinas, Puerto Vallarta — Villa Marea Alta is a lovely 4 Bedroom Beach house located approximately 2 miles from the Bohemian charm of downtown Puerto Vallarta. FREE NIGHTS Summer Promotion: Pay 4 stay 5 & Pay 5 nights and stay 7 nights. Applicable to all new reservations made for dates from now to October 31 2018.
To see this beautiful Villa, click here –
Beachfront Luxury in Nuevo Vallarta –
An Amazing Rate Reduction for your May stays In Nuevo Vallarta.
For any stay during the month of May, you are invited to take advantage of this Super Promotion to enjoy a 2 bedroom Beachfront Penthouse in Nuevo Vallarta for just $175.00 USD per night.
For more details, click here —

Real Estate Spotlight  –
Bungalows Zapata – This Commercial Building is a sleeper and a good investment opportunity at the same time!
There are 6 units, 4 of which are one bedrooms and the other 2 are 2 bedroom units.
The property is currently rented at about 60% occupancy and that could be increased tremendously.
Bring your Imagination to turn each of the units into the spectacular showplace that it was intended to be.
The building has a great in-town location, less than two blocks to the town square and only one block to the beach.
The asking price is $3,900,000.00 pesos which at todays exchange rate is $216,000.00 USD.
For more information, click here —

New Restaurant in Lo de Marcos is a Hit!
Lo de Marcos is pleased to welcome a terrific new restaurant to town! 
D´Gracia Restaurant is located at Luis Echeverria #29.
Owned and Operated by Alan Bernal and Sergio Parra, D´Gracia has only been open for 6 months but the prices and food consistency tell us they will be around for many years to come!
When Alan and Sergio decided to open the restaurant, they wanted to offer a different menu and variety of food than what was available in Lo de Marcos.

The outdoor dining offers visitors a Birds Eye view of Lo de Marcos.

With a menu that includes such specialties as  fresh fruit salad with Yoghurt and Granola to a Healthy Sandwich that includes Panela cheese, you cannot go wrong!
To contact the Restaurant directly or to see the menu, you can find them on Facebook as — D´Gracia Restaurant

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Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond
…on Puerto Vallarta’s Liveliest Website!
Daiquiri Dick’s Offers Vallarta a World of Flavors
Banderas News Team
When you crave a great meal by the ocean in casually elegant surroundings, there’s no better place than Daiquiri Dicks in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone. You will find it strikes just the right chord with its classy beach house feel and an innovative menu that features world flavors.
New Shows Keep ‘Springing Up’ at Act II Entertainment
Melissa Tropp
Act II, in its effort to provide top-quality, year-round entertainment to Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors, launched their first-ever ‘Spring Season’ this year. Featuring live cabaret, music, comedy and drag shows, you are sure to find something to amaze and delight you at Stages.
Ruta Turistica Vallarta Bike Ride Hits the Road April 28
Ricardo Acerco
On May 31, 2018, Puerto Vallarta will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a municipality, which presents a unique opportunity to host some very special events. One such event is the Ruta Turistica Vallarta – Bahía de Banderas 30-100k bike ride, set to hit the road on April 28.
Weekends are Filled with Art and Music at La Isla
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust
The Art Village by La Isla is a great opportunity to meet some of the Banderas Bay region’s most recognized artists, talk with them about their works, and perhaps even acquire some of their art to take home with you as a permanent reminder of your time here in Puerto Vallarta.
Fast Eddie’s Karaoke Party, Saturdays at Nacho Daddy
María Francesca
Karaoke: Sober enough to sing. Drunk enough to do it. Its a fine line… Join hosts Fast Eddie and Catherine Beeghly every Saturday night from 8:30 pm until 12:00 am for a fun-filled night of Karaoke at Nacho Daddy Mex Tex Restaurant and Bar on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.
Enjoy a Spectacular Sunday Brunch at The River Café
María Francesca
There is no better way to spend your Sunday than with a leisurely brunch at The River Café. Enjoy your favorite breakfast and lunch items, including an omelet station, coffee, juice and much more in a beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere, every Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.
‘Beers, Boys & Burgers’ Every Sunday at Hotel Mercurio
Banderas News Team
The poolside bar at Hotel Mercurio has long been a favorite hangout, but on Sundays, the party amps up a few notches with the ‘Beers, Boys & Burgers’ Party. From 4:00 to 7:00 pm, the hunky Mercurio boys serve up tasty hamburger sliders and all the beers you can drink for just $150 pesos!
Spend a Day at the Puerto Vallarta SPCA Sanctuary
Janice Gonzalez
Ordinary people come to Vallarta to vacation. Extraordinary people come to Vallarta and volunteer! Spend a rewarding afternoon cuddling with the animals at Puerto Vallarta’s SPCA. Our dogs and cats are awaiting ‘forever homes,’ and need your help to jump start their socialization.
2017-2018 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday Night
Lorena Sonrisas
Thirteen art galleries in downtown Puerto Vallarta are busy getting ready for the 2017-2018 season’s first Centro Historico ArtWalk and cocktail reception, which will be held on October 25th. This year’s art walk will run every Wednesday evening from 6-10 pm through May 30, 2018.
Condos, Casas & Cocktails: FREE Real Estate Seminars
Gabriela Escandon
Thinking of buying Vallarta real estate? Join Tropicasa Realty & Garbo Bar for ‘Condos, Casas & Cocktails’ – a casual, yet informative, conversation about purchasing real estate in Mexico – every other Thursday at one of Puerto Vallarta’s most exciting residential developments, Pier 57.
Thursday Evening Fun at the Marina Vallarta Art & Market
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust
The Marina Vallarta Art & Market resumes Oct. 19 and will run every Thursday from 6-10 pm through May 31, 2018. Market shoppers will find art & jewelery, organic foods & homemade breads, clothes & handicrafts, among many other wonderful things while enjoying live music and lots of fun.
The ‘Queen of Green,’ Hedda Lettuce, in The Red Room
Debbie White
Back for a third season in Puerto Vallarta, Hedda Lettuce has a reputation of being outrageously funny, and last Friday night’s show was a rollercoaster ride of laughs and crazy surprises! Don’t miss the ‘Queen of Green’ on Thursdays & Fridays at 9:30 pm in The Red Room at Act II Stages.
Famous Mexican Artists Cocktail, Show and Sale, May 4
Barbara Peters
The works of a number of famous Mexican artists from the private collection of a Mexico City art connoisseur will be available at below market values at a cocktail show and sale set to be held in Puerto Vallarta on Friday, May 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
14th Annual Vallarta Altruism Festival Set for May 6th
Banderas News Team
Scheduled to be held in the beachfront garden at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort on May 6, 2018, the 14th Annual International Altruism Festival promises to deliver a wonderful mix of charity, culture, entertainment, delicious food, and good energy to Vallarta residents and visitors.
31st Copa Vallarta Soccer Tournament, May 9-13, 2018
Diego Sancho
From May 9-13, 2018, one of the most important amateur sporting events in Mexico, the Copa Vallarta soccer tournament, will be celebrating its 31st year of giving young athletes the opportunity to showcase their skills while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.
12th Annual Puerto Vallarta Folkloric Dance Festival
Boardwalk Realty
Springtime, when everyone is in tune with feelings of renewal, Folkloric Dance Festivals take place all over Latin America, including Puerto Vallarta. This year our festival, the Festival Vallarta Azteca del Folclor Internacional, is set to take place May 10 through 20, 2018.
Down Puerto Vallarta Extreme Bike Race Returns May 13
Ricardo Acerco
After the first edition’s incredible success in 2017, Down Puerto Vallarta is coming back to town, bringing some of the best extreme bikers in the world to the streets of downtown Puerto Vallarta on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm. This exciting event is free and open to the public.
Vallarta Restaurant Week Extended to 25 Days in 2018
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
Home to over 300 restaurants, from Mexican cafes to fine-dining establishments offering international cuisine, Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s top culinary destinations. Foodies will find a bargain at 59 Banderas Bay eateries for 25 days during Restaurant Week 2018, May 15-June 10.
Vallarta Pride 2018 Celebrates PV’s 100th Anniversary
From May 20 to 27, 2018, Puerto Vallarta’s annual LGBTQ cultural celebration, Vallarta Pride, will bring a new level of camp to the city’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of its founding with a ‘100 Reasons to Celebrate’ theme featuring go-go boys and drag queens galore.
RHA Festival Announces Full Lineup for 2018 Edition
Grant Gilmore
More than 20 DJs from around the world will spin their house music at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Marina this Memorial Day Weekend, as the RHA Electronic Music Festival returns to Riviera Nayarit for its second edition, May 25-26. Once you see the lineup, you won’t want to miss it!
VYC Announces Banderas Bay Regatta Season Schedule
Vallarta Yacht Club
The 2018 sailing season is going to be a very busy time around Banderas Bay. It all starts on January 6 with the Vallarta Cup Series, with races every Saturday throughout the month, the ‘Tenacita Cruise Out’ in February and the WesMex International Small Boat Regatta in March.
All of us at Galvan Real Estate and Services are here to help with all of your Real Estate, Rental and Property Management questions so, please feel free to contact us anytime.
Office in Lo de Marcos–011 52 (327) 275-0233
Office in Los Ayala – 011 52 (327) 274-3163
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