Musings from Paradise, January 2018
As 2017 draws to a close, I want to express my gratitude towards each of you!
2017 has seen the Real Estate Market in Lo de Marcos literally explode almost overnight.
Once a sleepy coastal village in Riviera Nayarit, Lo de Marcos is now serving as a shining beacon for baby boomers looking to start a new life, retire or invest in Paradise.
Buying or Selling a Home in Mexico can at first can seem like a daunting task, however working together with the Notary and my In House Escrow Coordinator, we make the process a simple one!
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank each of you who has referred me to a potential Buyer, Seller of Renter. Your trust in me and my abilities are appreciated.
You can read Armandos entire Message and personal thank you here — https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/2017/12/28/2018-is-right-around-the-corner/
What is Costa Canuva?
Riviera Nayarit’s newest mega-development, Costa Canuva, is situated just north of Guayabitos and south of Chacala, encompassing 4.3 miles of shoreline and 630 acres of beach, estuary and mountains. When complete it will offer five hotels and residential ownership opportunities within a beachfront village with 2,500 residential units, It will most likely be catering to the Guadalajara market as the development is less than a two-hour drive from Mexico’s second largest city, and airlift it limited in this region.
The development will have a golf course designed by Greg Norman and Lorena Ochoa, the first course created by the Mexican golfing champion, with two of the holes will present spectacular sea views. As well, an extensive list of other activities will be available at Costa Canuva, such as the 20 kilometers of cycling tracks to be designed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), and a canopy park including ziplines.
The development of the Costa Canuva village represents a $1.8 billion USD investment in the region’s economy and is expected to create 6,000 direct jobs and 18,000 thousand indirect jobs locally. The project is being spearheaded by Portugal’s Mota-Engil, one of the largest construction and infrastructure management companies in Europe and the only Portuguese company in the World’s Top 100 Construction Companies, according to Engineering News-Record.
This post originally appeared on http://www.mlsvallarta.com read the full story here.
Real Estate Spotlight – Investment options in Lo De Marcos
We have some terrific new listings to showcase this month.
**Bungalows Zapato is a 6 unit Bungalow just one block to the beach with 2 Two Bedroom units with 1.5 baths each and 4 one bedroom units, each with one bath.
With its prime in town location, this Complex is a winner.
Take a look at the Bungalow here –
** This mixed use property in Lo de Marcos is a large parcel on Calle Manglar that consists of 1033.50 square meters of space. Currently on the property there is RV parking for longer term guests, with a concrete patio, a separate electrical meter, 30 amps. For 6 RVS. One of the spaces has a large newly built laminate roof and a private patio and garden area. There are two communal shared bathrooms, on site laundry facilities and an adorable one-room casita with a private bath.
View details and photos on Tres Iguanas here –https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/2017/12/11/for-sale-tres-iguanas-lo-de-marcos/
This month, its all eyes on Nuevo Vallarta for Beachfront Luxury Rentals at affordable prices!
These 2 bedroom, 3 bath Penthouse units are located on the most beautiful stretch of beach in Nuevo Vallarta. Just steps away from transportation, you can enjoy all that Nuevo Vallarta has to offer.
Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond
…on Puerto Vallarta’s Liveliest Website!
Tianguis Lo De Marcos’ Offers Great Shopping Every Saturday
Galvan Real Estate
Returning for its Fourth Season, Tianguis Lo De Marcos reopened its doors November 4 and features the works of over 50 talented Artisans including growers of organic produce and fresh flowers, and makers of fresh baked goods, handmade clothing, jewelry and more.
Mercado Los Mangos, the weekly seasonal market launched by Los Mangos Library at the beginning of 2017, began its sophomore season on October 28. This ‘buy local’ market offers a great selection of locally produced artisan products every Saturday from 9:30 am-2 pm through the end of May.
PV Real Estate Walking Tours Back by Popular Demand
The JG Group
Join The JG Group’s Vallarta Real Estate Advisors Julie Guerrero and Dean McConkey on Saturdays for the only real estate walking tour in La Zona Romantica. These free tours visit nine of the new real estate projects in one of PV’s fastest growing areas. (Advance reservations required.)
Beverly & Willow Bring Smooth Jazz to No Way José!
Award-winning Puerto Vallarta favorite, No Way Jose! Restaurant/Bar announces an exciting addition to their live music entertainment roster with Beverly & Willow. Enjoy traditional jazz seasoned with Latin spices and delicious Mexican contemporary cuisine every Thursday & Saturday.
‘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!
‘Tis the season to eat and be merry for members of the International Friendship Club in Puerto Vallarta. Every Tuesday morning through March 27 at 10:00 am tours take place at the Corazón de Niña shelter for abused children. The tours end with a lunch prepared by members of the Corazón family.
Spend a Day at the Puerto Vallarta SPCA Sanctuary
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.
For more than a decade, Galería Pacifico owner Gary Thompson has been offering free guided Malecón Sculpture Tours every Tuesday morning. This year, he’s added a Sunset Tour on Thursdays in an effort to increase donations collected for Los Mangos Library.
Charity Bingo at Nacho Daddy Every Other Wednesday
Are you ready for some BINGO? A new season of Charity Bingo returns to Nacho Daddy on November 8, 2017, and will be played every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm to raise money for two Puerto Vallarta non-profit organizations: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
2017-2018 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday Night
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.
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.
Concert to Benefit Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
On January 11, a benefit concert featuring the works of Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, Delta, Schubert, Franck and L. Cohen will be performed by local musicians at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in downtown Puerto Vallarta. Admission is free, but donations to the church are encouraged.
Friends of PV Animals Host 5th ‘Paws for the Cause’
Banderas News Team
Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals, a group of dedicated volunteers who are committed to the well-being of the homeless pets staying at the municipally run pound, will host the 5th Annual ‘Paws for the Cause’ Fundraiser on January 18 from 6-10 pm at BabelBar on La Isla Rio Cuale.
Cynthia Lee Fontaine, undisputed Miss Congeniality of hit reality TV show ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ has been selected by the team at Casa Cupula Boutique Hotel to headline the property’s highly anticipated quinceañera – or 15th anniversary – celebration, to take place January 19, 2018.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Vallarta Whale Watching Season Opens December 8
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico offers many ecological tours, but nothing compares to the thrill of whale watching on Banderas Bay. The 2017-2018 whale watching season officially opens December 8, giving everyone a chance to observe Humpback whales in their natural habitat.
For those looking for a one-of-a-kind Puerto Vallarta experience, Starboard Yachts offers the ultimate in luxury yacht tours. With Starboard Yachts, you’ll enjoy a truly luxurious day on the water aboard the most elegant, yet affordable, yacht charter available in Banderas Bay.
A Remote Gay ‘Fantasy Island’ Las Animas Adventure!
Imagine being stranded on an exotic beach paradise at sunset where you must befriend other guys from all over the world to survive. Then, get ready for a new, fun-filled tour offered by Vallarta Bar Hopping. In November 2017, they’ll be adding the Las Animas Gay Adventure!
It’s Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Vallarta-Nayarit
It’s not just tourists that like the beaches of Vallarta-Nayarit. Sea turtles love them, too. Puerto Vallarta is the birthplace of thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles, and every summer they return to the Banderas Bay beach on which they were born to nest. Come witness this wonder of nature!
The Top 10 Events in The Riviera Nayarit for 2017
The Riviera Nayarit is and always will be a destination offering a great variety of cultural, sports and artistic events. This year the destination celebrates its 10th anniversary and, in order to kick off the party, we’d like to share with you a chronological list of the Top 10 Events of 2017.
A new, fun and free way to visit all of the tourist attractions in downtown Puerto Vallarta was introduced this week – and it’s called the ‘Turicleto.’ This sustainable vehicle, powered by pedaling, has an approximate capacity of 20 people, 10 of whom are working the pedals.
Puerto Vallarta Zoo: A Truly Unforgettable Experience
Located 35 minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta in beautiful Mismaloya, ‘Zoologico de Vallarta’ is built into the side of the Sierra Madre mountains, taking full advantage of the natural setting to create a lush, tropical experience for both zoo residents and visitors.
Ladies Outdoor Club Adventures (L.O.C.A.)
For Women Travellers in Puerto Vallarta
Ladies Outdoor Club Adventures P.V. (L.O.C.A.) is not only a great place to network and make new friends, but also a place to challenge your fears and push your limits while having the time of your life with like-minded women who have a passion for the outdoors.
Hidden in the jungle about a half-hour drive south of Puerto Vallarta is an oasis of beauty reminiscent of Babylon’s Hanging Gardens with a nod to Adam and Eve. Bring your hiking boots, your camera, your appetite, and your soul to explore Vallarta Botanical Gardens.
It’s Always a Great Time to Visit Estero El Salado
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a natural sanctuary, where rivers, jungles, mountain and sea come together to provide a wide variety of eco-tourism options and an endless array of outdoor adventures. One example is Estero El Salado, an urban eco-reserve in the city’s Hotel Zone.
Puerto Vallarta’s accessible Malecón is now the site for historic walking tours for wheelchair travelers. This tour, offered by Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours, follows the flat Malecón along the shore of Banderas Bay, and is ideal for those with mobility limitations.
If you’ve never been to Mexico’s beloved Puerto Vallarta before, you’ll most likely have a hard time narrowing your must visit list down to a few attractions to fit your time there. Yet some attractions in Vallarta are better than others, especially for family travelers with kids in tow.
10 Fun & Free Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta
With a colorful blend of the old and the new, Puerto Vallarta offers an unrivaled combination of simple pleasures and sophisticated charms. As a world-class destination, you might think you have to be among the rich & famous to have a great time – but you’d be mistaken…
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