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Musings from the Tropics – March, 2019 Edition

Posted by AdminGalvan on March 5, 2019
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The month of March brings a swift change to our client base and visitors.  Our visitors from Canada and the United States for the most part are leaving before Semana Santa or Easter Week begins on Sunday the 14th of April.

Semana Santa is a big Holiday in Mexico with Students and many workers having time off and of course they leave the inland cities and head for the Beach!

Each Semana Santa and the week afterwords, which is called Semana Pasqua our beach towns are full to 100% occupancy and there is a party or gathering everywhere you look.

So let the party begin!


Real Estate Spotlight

**Rancho Villa Verde

The perfect Gentlemen’s Farm!

Just on the other side of the River sits this large property which is 2248 square meters and includes a small casita, a storage bodega and even an almost completed wood fired Pizza Oven.

Completely off the grid, this home is solar powered and on its own septic tank.

For more details, Click here – https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/properties/rancho-villa-verde/

 

**Villa Ricardo 

A Villa of this magnitude is not often found in Lo De Marcos.

This property offers over 4000 square feet of living space and includes 4 spacious bedrooms, one of which is a Master Suite with a Jacuzzi tub!

This Villa is just 4 blocks to the beach however, given the fact this property has a large expansive pool, lots of lawn area, an outside bathroom, BBQ and shaded area, you may NEVER want to leave.

For more information on this lovely property click here – https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/properties/villa-ricardo/

 


Vacation Rental Spotlight

**Villa Lucia in Puerto Vallartas Romantic Zone

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 rain forest 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 have ocean views, private balconies & en-suite baths. With an attentive staff, personal concierge services and on site private gym you will never want to leave.

For more details click here — https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/properties/villa-lucia/

 

**Casa Jeronimo – Lo de Marcos

With is central location on Emiliano Zapata, this rental is not far from the center of town or the beach.

With three spacious bedrooms, one bath and a large Living-Dining – GREAT Room, this house is ideally suited for Long Term Stays in Lo De Marcos.

There is a small patio area outside that would be perfect for morning coffee!

Priced at $775.00 USD per month.

This would be a nice and comfortable house to call home for the Season.

Click here to see the photos — https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/properties/casa-jeronimo/

 


Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond


…on Puerto Vallarta’s Liveliest Website! Banderasnews.com

 

Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra March 2019 Concerts
Klaus Liebetanz

Don’t miss the Vallarta Chamber Orchestra’s final concerts of the season on March 3 at the American School in Marina Vallarta and on March 4 at Salon Paraiso in Nuevo Vallarta. Both concerts, featuring Grammy award winning cellist Donald Moline, start at 7:00 pm.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Extended by Popular Demand
Marie Callan

Act II continues to enthrall audiences with its exciting lineup of entertainment, but one show in particular is taking Puerto Vallarta by storm! ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ the must-see show of the season, has been extended by popular demand. Now playing Mondays & Thursdays at 7:00 pm.

Dwight Blake Brings Motown and Soul to Banderas Bay
Debbie White

International recording artist and performer Dwight Blake returns to Puerto Vallarta and the North Shore for several months of exciting concerts. Presenting ‘Memories of Motown’ in PV & Bucerias, and ‘Soul Magic’ in La Cruz, he’ll once again be accompanied by The Groove Brothers.

Entertainment Season Keeps ‘Marching On’ at Act II
Daniel R. Mininni

Even though the Puerto Vallarta ‘high’ season will soon start winding down, Act II Entertainment is still in ‘high’ gear with two new shows opening in The Red Room this month, and three of the winter season’s most successful Main Stage shows extended through April due to popular demand.

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.

IFC Home Tours ‘A Wonderfully Different Thing To Do’
International Friendship Club

One of the most popular tourist activities in all of Puerto Vallarta is the IFC Home Tour. So put on your walking shoes, grab your camera, and get ready to enjoy a fun-filled day of discovery, while giving a helping hand to the less fortunate in the Banderas Bay area.

Free Malecón Sculpture Tours Every Tuesday & Thursday
Banderas News Team

The free Tuesday morning and Thursday evening Puerto Vallarta Malecon Sculpture Tours, created and conducted by Galeria Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, have returned for the 13th season. The morning tours are held every Tuesday at 9:30 am and the evening tours on Thursdays at 6:00 pm.

ExPats in Vallarta March 2019 Happy Hours and Events
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group of PV residents and visitors, have a variety of entertaining social events scheduled for March – from Happy Hours, Wine & Appetizer Evenings in private homes and Group Dinners at local restaurants, to free Zumba classes.

PuRR Project Offers Cat Lovers ‘Superior’ Vallarta Tours
Marilyn Khan

Want to get acquainted with 200 cats and kittens up close and purr-sonal? Jump on an air-conditioned Superior Tours van at several locations in Puerto Vallarta for a visit to the PuRR Project ranch where you can pet, cuddle, hug, nuzzle, pamper, and snuggle to your heart’s content!

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.)

Puerto Vallarta Charity Bingo, Wednesdays at Nacho Daddy
BanderasNews.com

A new season of Charity Bingo returns to Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar on October 31, 2018. Games will be played every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm to raise money for two very special Puerto Vallarta non-profit organizations: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.

2018-2019 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday
Lorena Sonrisas

Art lovers can explore numerous artistic offerings during the Puerto Vallarta Centro Historico ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of 12 downtown galleries with cocktail exhibitions that can be enjoyed every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 10:00 pm through May 29, 2019.

‘Promised Lands’ Exhibition at OPC Puerto Vallarta
Pilar Perez

An opening reception for ‘Promised Lands,’ an exhibition about the global refugee crisis, will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 7-9 pm at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in Puerto Vallarta. The expo, which includes a video installation, continues through May 4.

The Dueling Drag Divas are Back with a Brand New Show
BanderasNews.com

The dynamic duo, Emmy Award Winner, Chi Chi Rones, and New York Times acclaimed impressionist, Jo Anna, opened an All New Dueling Drag Divas Show in Puerto Vallarta on January 2. They’ll be featured every Sunday and Wednesday at 9:30 pm in The Red Room at Act II Stages.

Marina Vallarta Art & Market Every Thursday
Lorena Sonrisas

The Marina Vallarta Art & Market runs every Thursday from 6-10 pm through May 30, 2019. Shoppers will find art & jewelery, organic foods & homemade breads, clothes & handicrafts, among many other wonderful things while enjoying live music in a festive atmosphere.

2019 Vallarta Bird Festival at Vallarta Botanical Garden
Marie Callan

Vallarta Botanical Garden is home to over 200 different species of birds, and will be the site of the 2019 Vallarta Bird Festival, March 8-10. These three fun-filled days of birding tours and presentations will help fund the construction and installation of Military Macaw nest boxes.

Entreamigos’ 2019 Environmental Fair Set for March 8
Nicole Swedlow

The 2019 Entreamigos Environmental Fair is set to take place on Friday, March 8 at 3:00 pm in San Pancho, Nayarit. This entertaining and educational event seeks to raise environmental awareness through games, workshops and sustainable product exhibitions in the Plaza del Sol.

Montreal Artists Exhibit Opens March 8 at Galleria Dante
Claire Guarniere

Exhibitions by Montreal artists Yvan Genest and Jean-Gabriel Lambert open at Galleria Dante on Friday, March 8, as part of the South Side Shuffle. Stop by Puerto Vallarta’s largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6:00-10:00 pm.

Puerto Vallarta’s Doin’ the South Side Shuffle Every Other Friday
Banderas News Team

Starting Friday, November 16, 2018, and every other Friday evening through April 5, 2019, the Zona Romantica will come to life as locals and tourists alike head over to Basilio Badillo to do the South Side Shuffle, the only ongoing party of its kind in all of Puerto Vallarta.

Luna Rumba Brings Their Unique Sound to The Palm Cabaret
Debbie White

After an absence of several seasons, Luna Rumba has returned to The Palm Cabaret where they are once again thrilling Puerto Vallarta audiences with their blend of World Music. This group entertains audiences with recognizable songs along with a mix of eclectic music in a celebration of exquisite sound.

‘Artists for Orphans’ Fundraiser at The River Café
Bill Makley

Artists from across the Banderas Bay region are coming together to support Puerto Vallarta’s Corazón de Niña children’s home in an ‘Artists for Orphans’ fundraiser to be held on Saturday, March 9th from 1-4 pm, at The River Café on La Isla Rio Cuale in El Centro.

Shopping & More Every Saturday at Tianguis Lo De Marcos
BanderasNews.com

The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for its fifth season on November 3, 2018. Held every Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, this weekly event expects to continue its growth and history of drawing shoppers from around Banderas Bay to this small town on the Riviera Nayarit.

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!

Murphy’s Irish Pub Hosts Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Benefits
Dennis Rike

Jon Murphy, of Murphy’s Irish Pub, is hosting two St. Patrick’s Day warm-up events in Puerto Vallarta to help raise money for the Jay Sadler Project: the ‘Vallarta Celtfest’ on March 10 at Lazaro Cardenas Park and a Pre-St. Patrick’s feast at Murphy’s Irish Pub on March 13.

PV’s Straight Men ‘Come Out’ Against Domestic Violence
Banderas News Team

On Sunday, March 10, some of Puerto Vallarta’s finest men will take the stage at Teatro Vallarta to compete in ‘What a Drag!’ Tickets are on sale now for this hilarious drag competition for straight men that raises money for victims of domestic violence in the Banderas Bay area.

Jim Demetro Now Offering Beginner’s Sculpting Classes
James R. Callan

Beginning Feb 18, internationally famous sculptor Jim Demetro will resume his beginner’s classes in figurative sculpturing at his Puerto Vallarta gallery. Classes are kept small, allowing Demetro to guide you through the art of sculpturing, with a lot of personal attention.

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Presents ‘Why Bees Matter’
David Muck

The Vallarta Garden Club is pleased to have Talit Leon Mantecon and David Erne speaking at our next meeting, set to be held at Incanto on Tuesday, March 12. Join us at 4:30 pm for Drinks with Friends, followed by their presentation, ‘Why Bees Matter,’ at 5:00 pm.

New Season, New Location for PuRR Project BINGO
Marilyn Khan

This season PuRR Project BINGO is being played at a new time and in a PuRR-fect new location. We’ll be calling the numbers, having fun and handing out great prizes every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm at Nacho Daddy Restaurant, in the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone.

Bohemia Viva Debuts ‘Reflections’ at The Palm Cabaret
María Francesca

The fiery Argentine musical duo, Bohemia Viva has returned to the Banderas Bay area for another great season of entertainment. Their new show, ‘Reflections,’ will debut in Mexico on January 16th at 6:30 and 9:30 pm at The Palm Cabaret & Bar in Puerto Vallarta.

The Walls of Puerto Vallarta Bring People Together
Timothy Real Estate Group

Local artist Natasha Moraga has been magically transforming Puerto Vallarta with her colorful mosaics since 2012. Her latest project, turning Lazaro Cardenas Park into El Parque de los Azulejos / Tile Park PV, is all about community, and everyone is invited to participate in the Fall workshops.

Duende: Expect the Unexpected at The Palm Cabaret & Bar
Alex Bourgeau

Playing at The Palm Puerto Vallarta Feb 8 & Mar 15, Duende is a musical phenomenon. Together, these three multi-talented performers explore the very spirit of music: blending genres such as Classical, Celtic, Pop, Rock, Spanish and Gypsy into a fusion that is a joy to witness.

Circo de los Niños de San Pancho 2019 Performances
Marie Callan

The Circo de los Niños de San Pancho, a social and artistic program founded by the co-creator of Cirque du Soleil, Mr. Gilles St. Croix, will present their new show from March 20th through 23rd at 7:30 pm at the Circo Bodega in San Francisco, Nayarit (aka San Pancho.)

Jalisco Cloud Forest Distilled for Pure Enjoyment
Neil Gerlowski

Earlier this month I had the great pleasure of witnessing the inauguration of Jardín Botánico Haravéri, a new botanical garden in the far-off outskirts of the Puerto Vallarta region. On March 23, I’ll be offering VBG and PVGC members a guided tour of Jalisco’s ‘Cloud Forest.’

Vallarta Restaurant Week to Celebrate 15th Anniversary
Vallarta Lifestyles        

Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group has officially begun preparations for Restaurant Week which, from May 15-June 10, 2019, will celebrate its 15th year of offering diners the opportunity to enjoy special, 3-course, fixed-price menus at participating Banderas Bay area restaurants.

 

Until next month, we wish you the very best.

 

All of us at Galvan Real Estate & Services

 

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