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July 2019 Tropical Musings From Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Posted by AdminGalvan on June 27, 2019

Greetings from the Tropics!

Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, Lo de Marcos, sit at Latitude 21, the same as Waikiki, and they share the same Ring of Fire geology and much of the same flora and fauna.  A magical place to visit any time of year and we hope to be seeing you soon.

Have you heard of Santa Maria del Oro in Nayarit?

The history behind Santa Maria del Oro –

There are two great legends as to where the name came from … one of them is because it is said, that it was created as the by-product of the tears of two young people from different tribes who, falling in love and being discovered, were tied facing each other, so that they could be close but never touch each other.   They cried so many tears that the lagoon was formed.

Another myth that surrounding the lagoon is that it is in reality the crater of a volcano. The depth of the lagoon never has been determined it is so deep, so … maybe it connects with the center of the Earth!

And another curious fact of the lagoon that is a reality is the changes in the color of the water, which goes from turquoise blue to emerald green.  This is caused by the high alkaline and mineral content of the water.  Each Season you will notice the change of colors.

To read the full article click here –

Special Tour to Santa Maria del Oro – 

What started as a simple Facebook post on the magic of Santa Maria del Oro has grown and developed into 4 tours next year coordinated by Galvan Real Estate.

For each of the tours we will have a Bilingual Guide and Assistant Guide.  Together they will offer you several exciting tours here in Mexico including,

**Santa Maria del Oro

**Sightseeing and Shopping in Guadalajara, Tonala and Tlaquepaque

**Wine Tasting Tours

We are still working on the complete list including attractions and pricing.

If you are interested in learning more about these Galvan Sponsored Tours for next High Season, please send an email to so that we can send you more information when it becomes available.

Commercial Real Estate Spotlight

Branded Gas Station for Sale – Tondoroque – Riviera Nayarit

This branded gas station is located just off the Highway in Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit. Serving clients from Bucerias, Mezcalez and Tondoroque.

Overall Land Square meters is 2800 with the gas station occupying 1000 square meters, this leaves plenty of room to add a convenience store, restaurant, mechanic shop etc.

Currently pumping over 100,000 liters a month with growth potential. Monthly margin is at 15%.

Click here for photos and Powerpoint Presentation –


Real Estate Spotlight –

It is true that many of the most affordable properties in Lo de Marcos have been purchased by the savvy early bird to our beautiful Pueblo, we do still have some nice options available.

Take a look at just some of what is currently available –

**Casa Zapata –  With is prime location on Emiliano Zapata just one block to the beach, this property will provide you with lots of enjoyment.

The property in total has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths.  One of which is located in the main house with the Kitchen, Dining and Living Areas.  The other two are accessed off the outside patio.

You can view all the details and photos here –

**Casita Las Palmas, Don’t think of this as a casita in near of major remodeling, instead think of it as a very well-priced 303 square meter lot.

At $4785.00 pesos per square meter the possibilities are endless.

For more details, click here –

For those of you who understand the growth that Lo de Marcos is going thru and are ready to move up or to make this your Full time Residence, I would like to introduce you to an amazing Estate Property in town, whose name is Villa de dos Artistas.

A large 1024 square meter corner lot property is the setting for a magnificent Main House and several out buildings which include an Artist Studio which could easily be a small apartment, a guest house and a two car garage and Storage Room.

This property is not really a Villa, it’s more of an Estate!

The estate offers 1075 Square meters of construction that includes 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, Living Room, Dining Area, Kitchen, Family Room, Storage Bodega, Guest Suites and much more.

Professionally designed and decorated, you will feel right at home the moment you enter,

Just a short distance to the Beach, this home has Ocean Views from the Rooftop Palapa and the Master Bedroom.

To read more about this one of a kind Estate in Lo de Marcos, click here –


Rentals Spotlight –

**Casa Esperanza in Lo de Marcos, offers 2 bedrooms and 1 bath of Classic Mexican Charm. Priced right at only $10,500.00 pesos a month is available for your seasonal stay next season.

Sadly, we don’t have an online like to this property yet.

For photos and description please email us at

**Casa Bahia in Los Ayala – The charming casita in Los Ayala is located on Av. Bahia de Jaltemba and Calle Caracol, just 2 short blocks to the beach!

The casita has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  The Master Bedroom has a king size bed and en-suite bathroom.  The second bedroom has two matrimonial size beds and shares the bathroom off the Living Room.

For more details on this rental that is a great option for Snowbirds, click here –

Weddings By Galvan

A Wedding Venue comes in all different shapes and sizes. The selections run from a Casual Beachfront location to an over the top Venue that just screams Barefoot Elegance. The choice is yours but rest assured that the Wedding Specialist at Galvan Real Estate and Services is your best choice for discovering all of the available options.

The Wedding Specialist at Galvan Real Estate and Services knows the importance of keeping up with the last emerging trends in the Wedding Industry overall and specifically those relating to Destination Weddings.

Click here for more details.



Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond
…from Puerto Vallarta’s Liveliest Website!


The JG Group Offers Free PV Real Estate Walking Tours
Banderas News Team    

Join The JG Group’s Vallarta Real Estate Advisors on Wednesdays and 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.)

‘Promised Lands’ Exhibition at OPC Puerto Vallarta
Pilar Perez

‘Promised Lands,’ an exhibition about the global refugee crisis, which opened February 23 at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in Puerto Vallarta has been extended by popular demand. This must-see expo, which includes a video installation, continues through July 27, 2019.

Let Daiquiri Dick’s Do the Cooking This Summer
Banderas News Team

Baby, it’s HOT outside! Too hot to even THINK about cooking, much less spending hours standing over a steamy stove. Fortunately, the chefs at Daiquiri Dick’s Restaurant are once again serving up their Summer Sizzle menus, which offer hot deals on gourmet meals.

Us Two, ‘Best of ABBA & Elton John,’ in The Red Room
Marsha Ross

After its incredibly successful, SOLD-OUT RUN in Puerto Vallarta this year, Us Two is thrilled to be presenting their #1 show, “The Best of ABBA and Elton John,” this summer. Don’t miss this Vegas-style cabaret show, playing every Wednesday at 7:30 pm, in The Red Room at Act II Stages.

Garlic and Mango Menu Returns to The River Café
María Francesca

Every summer, Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors rejoice as The River Café brings back their ‘For the Love of Garlic and Mango’ festival. From June 11-July 31, you can choose from a selection of sweet & savory dishes on the special four-course menu for just $500 pesos.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Tour & Culinary Adventure
Neil Gerlowski

There’s no place quite like the Vallarta Botanical Garden, and the Botanical Delights Tour and Culinary Adventure is the best way to get the most from your experience there. This guided tour immerses guests in the natural beauty of Mexico and the richness of Mexican cuisine.

59th International Sportfishing Tournament in San Blas

The Marina Fonatur in the historic port of San Blas is set to welcome the 59th San Blas International Sport Fishing Tournament June 27-29, 2019. With competitions in 3 categories: sailfish, marlin and dorado, this tournament is considered the best of its kind on the Mexican Pacific.

ACT II Stages Makes Summer in Puerto Vallarta Fun
Marie Callan

Act II Stages will re-open on June 25th with its new summer schedule, including the return of their famous Karaoke Party; Us Two’s ‘ABBA & Elton’ show; the musical comedy ‘Twist and Shout’; and an all new Puerto Vallarta Concert Series featuring a different local band every week!

Saints Peter & Paul Battle it Out in Mexcaltitan
Banderas News Team

A traditional and magical festival will soon be taking place in Mexcaltitan, a small fishing village known as the ‘Venice of Mexico,’ in northern Riviera Nayarit. Every year on June 29th, the townspeople stage a battle between the island’s patron saints: San Pedro and San Pablo.

Enjoy a Spectacular Sunday Brunch Buffet 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.

Karaoke Party Every Tuesday in Act II’s Encore Lounge
Marie Callan

Act II’s famous Karaoke Nights return on Tuesday, June 25. With No Cover Charge, Happy Hour Drink Specials from 6-8 pm and the most entertaining karaoke party in town starting at 8:00 pm, this weekly event is the most fun you’ll have in one place all summer long!

Democrats Abroad 4th of July Party at Daiquiri Dick’s
Marie Callan

If you plan to be in Puerto Vallarta on the USA’s Independence Day, head over to Daiquiri Dick’s on Los Muertos Beach for an All-American 4th of July celebration hosted by the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico. This event always sells out, so get your tickets TODAY!

Mexico’s Velas Resorts Celebrate Frida Kahlo in July

Velas Resorts in Los Cabos, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit and Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, will offer special food and beverage tasting menus dedicated to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. They’ll be serving up her favorite dishes in honor of her birthday, July 6, 2019.

Fourth Vallarta Aquathlon Set for Sunday, July 7, 2019
Ricardo Acerco

The countdown has begun for one of the most important athletic competitions in the Banderas Bay region, the Fourth Annual Acuatlón Deportivo (Sports Aquathlon), set to take place on the boardwalk and beaches in downtown Puerto Vallarta on Sunday, July 7, 2019.

Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta this November
Gary Green

Fishing and golf enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta November 7-10, 2019 for a long weekend of fun and friendship at the 14th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s premiere fishing, golf & spa outing, ‘Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.’

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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1 thoughts on “July 2019 Tropical Musings From Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  • Josee
    on June 27, 2019

    WOW 5 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so HAPPY for you as you worked and are still working so so hard not only by helping so many like me find a place but to assist us while in what I call my little piece of Paradise! You created employment and are helping the community in so many ways.

    Mucho Gracias!!! Asta luago 🙂

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