Tropical Musings from Paradise
April 2018 Edition
Welcome to the April edition of the Galvan Real Estate and Services Newsletter. This month, as with every month, we are thankful to live in Paradise and enjoy the warmth, the sun, the local culture and the many celebrations and Summer parties.
This April we have already seen the vast majority of our visitors from Canada and The United States return home and with Mexico´s Festive weeks behind us, The Banderas Bay area is really starting to slow down. For us this is our time to enjoy our families, walk on the beach, take a few day trip and short ventures to our neighboring cities of Tepic and Nuevo Vallarta.
Next month, Galvan will start the expansion and remodeling of our offices so that we will be in full swing in time for next Season.
At Galvan Real Estate and Services we have a lot to be thankful for given that this past season has seen great growth and opportunities for us and without our supportive clients, social network and amazing friends this could not have happened.
A special thanks to each one of you for the part you have played in our success!
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Its time to get ready for Summer in the Tropics
People ask, “How do you survive the summer in Mexico?” and I tell them “That is what God invented the beach for!”
The beaches of the Riviera Nayarit are award winning for their beauty, cleanliness, safety and views. The beaches are wide and flat making them very walk-able. Local anglers take advantage of the many catches while Kite surfers and paddle boarders skim the surface.
No matter how warm the water gets, it is always cooler than the surrounding air and there is no humidity under water!
Even with the humidity, if you have a pool then all things are possible
Penthouse Calukmal in Nuevo Vallarta offers 2 bedrooms, 3 baths and an over the top Swimming Pool and direct beach access.
For More details — https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/2016/04/27/penthouse-calukmal-oceanfront-condominium-unit-for-rent-nuevo-vallarta/
Casa Bendita In Lo de Marcos, is a charming two bedroom unit has been completely renovated and refurnished! With a shared Swimming Pool!
For more details — https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/2018/03/19/for-rent-lo-de-marcos-casa-bendita-unit-1/
A Destination Wedding in Mexico –
Destination weddings have continued gaining in popularity over the last few years. A destination wedding is an event where the bride and groom plan an “away from home” wedding, inviting their family and friends to the perfect location and making the event a semi-vacation for everyone.
One of the most popular locations is the Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.
To learn more — https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/2015/03/15/destination-weddings-saying-%C2%A8i-do%C2%A8-in-paradise/
Real Estate Spotlight –
We have just listed for Sale a lovely Estate type property in Rincon de Guayabitos.
From its hillside location on Avenida Mar de Cortes, the view to the Ocean is outstanding from each level of the Villa.
The large property is 288 Square Meters of Land and 512 square meters of Villa!
For more details, https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/2018/03/19/casa-joya-for-sale-rincon-de-guayabitos/
The time is right to Invest in Mexico, its easier and less expensive than you may think –
Read the article here – Are you thinking of buying Real Estate in Mexico??
Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond
…on Puerto Vallarta’s Liveliest Website! Banderasnews.com
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.
‘The End of the Great Tale’ Exhibition at Vallarta’s OPC
An opening reception for ‘The End of the Great Tale,’ a contemporary art exhibition which investigates how Cuba is defined in 2018, will be held January 27 from 7-9 pm at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in El Centro. The expo, which includes a documentary film, continues through May 4.
A Full Slate of Headliner Shows Continue at Act II Entertainment
Entertainment is ‘Still Hot’ at Act II STAGES, where a full slate of headliner shows, including Us Two, Diana Villamonte in both her “Motown and Beyond” and “Tina Turner” shows, Woodstock ’69, California Dreamin’, Mama Tits and Hedda Lettuce will continue for a while, even as the season winds down!
New Flavors of the World Menu at Daiquiri Dick’s
World cuisines offer a great variety in terms of flavors, tastes and combinations. The chefs at Daiquiri Dick’s have selected the top international cuisines to feature on their April 1-15 special dinner menu, so you don’t have to leave Puerto Vallarta to savor the flavors of the world.
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.
Condos, Casas & Cocktails: FREE Real Estate Seminars
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.
Malecón Sculpture Tours Return to Puerto Vallarta
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.
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.
Act II Presents Renee Armand & Paul Aleman in ‘Timeless’
For four seasons, Renee Armand and Paul Aleman have been coming to Puerto Vallarta to perform their hit shows, ‘Rocky Mountain High’ and ‘Laurel Canyon,’ in The Red Room Cabaret. This year, they are presenting a new show, ‘Timeless,’ which will make its debut at Act II STAGES April 3.
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.)
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
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
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!
ExPats in Vallarta April Happy Hours and Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group of Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors from other countries, have a variety of entertaining social events scheduled for April 2018, from Happy Hours and Special Dinners at local restaurants to a Wine & Appetizer Evening in a private home.
Puerto Vallarta Centennial Marathon, April 15
Athletes from all over Mexico are putting on their running shoes in preparation for the major running competition of the year – the Puerto Vallarta Centennial Marathon – set be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018, as part of the city’s 100 year anniversary celebrations.
Financial Forum at The Jazz Foundation on April 17
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites everyone to attend a Financial Forum on Tuesday, April 17 at The Jazz Foundation. Bryant Palma, an international financial manager for Monex here in Puerto Vallarta, will speak about investments in Mexico in the coming years.
Vallarta to Host Association of Tennis Professionals
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust
Thanks to the efforts made by the Puerto Vallarta Trust and the Jalisco Secretary of Tourism, PV has been put on the Association of Tennis Professionals’ 2018 Challenger Tour calendar. The city will be hosting the first edition of the Puerto Vallarta Open from April 30 to May 5.
Vallarta Restaurant Week 2018 Bigger & Better Than Ever!
Juan Pablo Hernandez
Fifty-nine Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit restaurants will be participating in Restaurant Week 2018, which will implement a few changes this year. Most importantly, the festival will run from May 15-June 10, giving foodies 10 extra days to enjoy exquisite menus at reduced prices.
Lorena Herrera to Lead 2018 Vallarta Pride Parade
One of the first celebrities to confirm their participation in Vallarta Pride 2018, set for May 20-27, is the famous Mexican actress and singer Lorena Herrera who, in addition to being the Grand Marshal of the Pride parade, will also be the star of a free Pride concert at Teatro Vallarta May 25.
RHA Electronic Music Fest Returns to Riviera Nayarit
Memorial Day Weekend the RHA Festival will be returning to Riviera Nayarit for its second year. Set to be held on the La Cruz Marina stage May 25 & 26, 2018’s line-up will showcase the best of global house and techno talent, starting in the late afternoon each day.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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.
Starboard Yachts: The Ultimate Way to Tour Banderas Bay
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!
A New, Innovative, Fun & Free Way to Tour Downtown
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.
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