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Musings from the Tropics August, 2019

Posted by AdminGalvan on July 30, 2019
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The almost nightly rains in the Tropics are a site to behold!

Some storms are more intense than others but each brings a freshness to life.

If you have not yet experienced one, you should add a Tropical Vacation in the rainy season to your Bucket List.

 

Real Estate Spotlight – All eyes are on Playa Las Tortugas

You are invited to enjoy the Sanctuary known as Playa Las Tortugas, which translates to Turtle Beach!

Located on the beautiful Nayarit coast surrounded by stately Private Villas with views to the Pacific Ocean is Playa Las Tortugas.  The development is located on an old coconut plantation and encompasses approximately eight kilometers of pristine beach.

Playa Las Tortugas is located next to a natural estuary, which is home to hundreds of species of birds other kinds of animals including Turtles.

Playa Las Tortugas is the perfect place for ecotourism enthusiasts and vacationers that are interested in enjoying a beautiful natural environment.  The pace is quiet and slow, with no large crowds of people and offers hundreds of hectares of wild coastal areas for exploration or relaxation.

Located just 70 minutes from Rincon de Guayabitos, you have discovered a casual and comfortable paradise.

We are pleased to have two properties available for Sale in this peaceful paradise.

**Casa Puesta del Sol – This charming 2 bedroom home is the quintessential Beach House with French Doors that open onto a balcony offering exquisite views.

Click here for more details on this rare opportunity to own in Playa las Tortugas – https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/properties/villa-puesta-del-sol/

 

**Lote Martin – A large flat 1381 square meter building parcel –

For more details, click here https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/properties/lote-martin/

 


Restaurant Review – Vista Guayabitos

Vista Guayabitos Restaurant is located at Carr. a Los Ayala km 1.5, Rincon de Guayabitos

Opened in 2004, the success of this restaurant is that you accompany your delicious dishes with an excellent view. The menu consists of delicacies made of fish, seafood and meats prepared with fresh ingredients and a variety of international cuisines. The view of the Pacific Ocean from this hilltop restaurant will literally take your breath away.

This is one of the nicer restaurants in the area and we highly recommend going.

Their Website – www.vistaguayabitos.com


Rental Spotlight – Villa Lucia, Puerto Vallarta

Located hillside in Alta Vista, just above the popular Zona Romantica & Los Muertos Beach, Villa Lucia has breathtaking ocean views of the Bay & the town.  The 4 bedroom luxury villa has over 7000 Sq. Ft. of indoor & outdoor living space perfect for enjoying the balmy tropical climate.  The contemporary villa design has simple lines and serene organic details to blend harmoniously with the nearby rainforest of the Sierra Madre mountains.

The heated infinity pool has a spacious terrace with covered outdoor living area plus sun lounges.  There are 4 spacious guest suites, 2 of these are Master bedrooms, all with ocean views, private balconies & ensuite baths. With an attentive staff, personal concierge services and on site private gym you will never want to leave.

For photos and rates, click here – https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/properties/villa-lucia/


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As we strive to get the word out in a timely manner on New Listings for Sale, Current Events and New Properties for rent, and to engage with our client’s one on one in a more interactive manner, we have found that our Facebook Page is the excellent option.

We also have some fun and engaging contests that we run only on our Facebook Page.

At the time of writing this newsletter we have just over 16,200 followers and that increases each day which is something we are all very proud of.  We would love to see that number surpass 17,000.00 followers in the near future.

If you are not following us on Facebook, we hope that you will do so now  — https://www.facebook.com/GalvanRealEstateAndServices/


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

From live music to cultural festivals, charity events and special interest group meetings, there’s always something fun to do in Puerto Vallarta. Events in the Banderas Bay area encompass a broad range of interests and enthusiasms covering everything from Mariachi, Cultural, International Film, Fine Arts, and Gourmet Festivals to Fishing, Tennis and Golf Tournaments.

Early Birds Save 50% at Kaiser Maximilian Thru Aug. 1
Marie Callan               

After enjoying a short summer vacation, Kaiser Maximilian is celebrating their reopening with Early Bird Specials at Espresso Bar. From 12-6 pm through August 1st, this charming sidewalk café on the south side of Vallarta is offering 50% discounts on all of the restaurant’s main courses.

Act II Entertains Puerto Vallarta and Wows Ajijic!
Marsha Ross

Act II continues to entertain Puerto Vallarta. This week’s lineup includes the hilarious play ‘El Ornitorrinco’ (in Spanish), Bob’s Karaoke Party; Us Two’s ‘ABBA & Elton’ show; ‘Twist & Shout,’ which recently sold out a show in Ajijic; and Tequila Rush’s Led Zeppelin tribute concert.

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.

‘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.

Sizzling Deals on Summer Meals at Daiquiri Dick’s
Banderas News Team        

When you crave a great meal in casually elegant surroundings, there’s no better place in Puerto Vallarta than Daiquiri Dick’s. Offering hot deals on gourmet meals, the restaurant’s Summer Sizzle menu features three courses (choice of appetizer, entree and dessert) for $399 pesos.

Estero El Salado to Celebrate 19th Anniversary July 27
Marie Callan

On Saturday, July 27, Estero El Salado, an urban eco-reserve in the heart of the Puerto Vallarta hotel zone, will be celebrating its 19th anniversary with special exhibitions, workshops, and an ecological fair with family-friendly activities that gives participants a chance to win prizes.

July 27 Champagne Brunch a Fundraiser for SPCA de PV
Janice Gonzalez

The SPCA de PV is pleased to announce a special summer fundraiser to be held on Saturday, July 27. Make plans now to join us from 10 am to 2 pm for a delicious champagne brunch at Hacienda San Angel, the luxury boutique hotel overlooking downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Vallarta Team Continues Jalisco Cup Winning Streak
Ricardo Acerco 

The Puerto Vallarta soccer team continued their winning streak last weekend in the municipality of Tuxcacuesco, defeating the home team 4-3 in their first game of the second phase of the 2019 Jalisco Cup. A rematch will be played at Agustín Flores Contreras sports stadium on July 27 at 4 pm.

Twist & Shout – Jukebox Hits of the 50’s and 60’s
Marsha Ross

Act II Stages invites you to take a journey back to the time of poodle skirts and rock ‘n roll with the dynamic duo of Pedro Islas and Faride Talama, who present the high-energy, hilarious musical comedy, ‘Twist & Shout,’ every Saturday at 7:30 pm in The Red Room Cabaret.

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.

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Vallarta Ceviche & Aguachile Festival Returns July 28
Banderas News Team

On Sunday, July 28, visitors can try different recipes and styles of two of Mexico’s traditional dishes, Ceviche & Aguachile, along with craft beers, refreshing drinks, ice cream, & live entertainment, at the 8th Annual Puerto Vallarta Festival del Ceviche y Aguachile at Lazaro Cardenas Park.

‘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!

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.

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!

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.

Monzón Brewing Celebrates Two Years in Puerto Vallarta
Melissa Tropp

Monzón Brewing Company is celebrating two years of brewing craft beer in Puerto Vallarta, and it’s time to raise a toast! Come help them celebrate on Saturday, August 3, from 5-10 pm, when this Emiliano Zapata hotspot will be offering beer & food specials, games and tons of fun!

FREE Puerto Vallarta Health & Wellness Expo, August 4
Marie Callan

Puerto Vallarta’s natural surroundings make it the perfect choice for those looking to improve their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, so on Sunday, August 4, the Marriott Resort & Spa will host the Health & Wellness Expo, a free event full of activities that encourage healthy lifestyles.

Democrats Abroad Vallarta Botanical Garden Tour, Aug. 4
Marie Callan

The Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Summer Socials just keep getting better and better! Next month’s get-together, set for at 10:00 am on Sunday, August 4th, will be an exclusive private tour of the Vallarta Botanical Garden, led by none other than its Founder, Bob Price!

Cheryl’s Shoebox 4th Annual Summer Bash, August 4
Marie Callan

To raise funds for shoes for Puerto Vallarta students and supplies for local after-school programs, Cheryl’s Shoebox is hosting their 4th Annual Summer Bash on August 4 at Babel Bar on La Isla Rio Cuale. Come enjoy a great afternoon of fun, games, live music and more – for a good cause!

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.’

ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Puerto Vallarta Beaches
Margarita Bonita

Turtle-loving travelers heading to Puerto Vallarta this summer are invited to join one of the Banderas Bay region’s many sea turtle protection programs which, every year, help thousands of baby Olive Ridley turtles survive long enough to reach the sea.

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.)

Discovering Mexico on the Roads Least Travelled
JoAnn Abraham

On a recent Mexican sojourn, we found inspiration on the roads least travelled. Our guides on this excursion were from Human Connections, a tiny nonprofit that introduces travelers to indigenous people doing remarkable things using skills they learned from their ancestors.

Learn Vallarta through Cultural Experiences
…take an easy walking tour!

The Mexican culture as reflected in its people, history, architecture, artisanal crafts and ecology can be experienced best by taking a walking tour. Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours offers eight such walks that immerse you in the local culture for a couple of hours.

Puerto Vallarta Zoo: A Truly Unforgettable Experience
Sylvia McNamee

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.

Discover Puerto Vallarta’s Own Garden of Eden
C.D. Selph

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
Marie Callan  

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.

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

Director@GalvanRealEstateandServices.com

Office in Lo de Marcos–011 52 (327) 275-0233

Office in Los Ayala – 011 52 (327) 274-3163

 

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