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Tropical Musings from Paradise – April 2019 Edition

Posted by AdminGalvan on March 28, 2019

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.

Already this month, we have already seen the vast majority of our visitors from Canada and The United States return home, The Banderas Bay area is really starting to slow down.  For us this is our time to enjoy our families, walk on the beach, and take a few day trips and short ventures to our neighboring cities of Tepic and Nuevo Vallarta.

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 play in our continued success!


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It’s 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 Calakmul in Nuevo Vallarta offers 2 bedrooms, 3 baths and an over the top Swimming Pool and direct beach access.

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Casa Bendita in Lo de Marcos, is a charming two bedroom unit has been completely renovated and refurnished!  With a shared Swimming Pool!

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A Destination Party in Mexico 

Destination parties have continued gaining in popularity over the last few years.

Any birthday that ends in an 0 or a 5, or a special Wedding Anniversary is the perfect excuse to combine a big party with a get a way vacation. When compared to a local, one-night celebration, a destination party allows for more social and celebratory time with your chosen guests.

One of the most popular locations for a Destination Party is Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.

To learn more —

Real Estate Spotlight

Casa Joya: 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,


A second contender for the Real Estate Spotlight is Rancho Villa Verde in Lo de Marcos.

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.

If you are seeking privacy but at the same time want to be close enough to town, Rancho Villa Verde is for you.

To view the photos of this one of a kind property, click here –


The time is right to Invest in Mexico, it’s 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
…from Puerto Vallarta’s Liveliest Website!


Democrats Abroad Voter Forum: The Electoral College
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas

Local Electoral College expert and new member to the Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Board of Directors, Dr. Samuel Thorn Crockett, will present a lecture and slide show on the historical, social and political context in which it was created, on March 27 at Incanto Vallarta.

Season’s Last Chance to Play 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.

Paul Fracassi’s ‘Walk Like A Man’ in The Red Room Cabaret
Debbie White

Singing sensation Paul Fracassi has returned to Puerto Vallarta this month for a limited run of his hit show ‘Walk like a Man,’ an exciting tribute to the legendary New Jersey-based recording stars Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, in The Red Room at Act II Entertainment Stages.

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.

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,’ resumes on March 13th at 6:30 and 9:30 pm at The Palm Cabaret & Bar, where they will also be performing on March 20 & 27th.

Savor the Flavors of the World at Daiquiri Dick’s
Banderas News Team

An authentic world kitchen can be found at Daiquiri Dick’s. The menu at this popular restaurant on Los Muertos Beach is always evolving, and their bi-weekly dinner specials make it easy to sample cuisines from all over the world – right here in Puerto Vallarta.

The Dueling Drag Divas are Back with a Brand New Show

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.

Jimmy James: ‘Fashionista & Legendary Voices’ at The Palm
Marie Callan

After his very successful run in Puerto Vallarta back in November/December 2018, award-winning entertainer, singer and voice impressionist, Jimmy James, has been asked to come back to The Palm Cabaret and Bar for another two week run, March 22-31, 2019.

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.

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.

‘Mariachis, Margaritas, and More’ Returns March 28
Diego Villalobos

On Thursday, March 28, the third edition of ‘Mariachis, Margaritas, and More’ will once again bring the amazing colors, the exhilarating sounds, and authentic flavors of Mexico to the Puerto Vallarta Municipal Presidency courtyard. Proceeds will go towards neighborhood improvements.

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.

‘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.

Vallarta Vocalista Ensemble Announces 2019 Concerts
Banderas News Team

It’s that time of year again… time for the Vallarta Vocalista Ensemble’s Spring Concert Series! That’s right, our very own octet returns to Incanto in March and April for six incredible performances, featuring the most beautiful harmonies this town has ever heard!

‘Miss Conception’s TV Land’ Continues at The Palm
Debbie White

A Puerto Vallarta favorite, Miss Conception delivers every time with her original shows featuring instant-costume-changes, exciting choreography, fabulous vocals and non-stop fun! Don’t miss her new show, ‘Miss Conception’s TV Land,’ at The Palm Cabaret through April 11.

Hedda Lettuce, the ‘Queen of Green,’ in The Red Room
Debbie White

Back for her fourth season at Act II’s Red Room, Hedda Lettuce has a reputation of being outrageously funny, and her shows always turn out to be a roller coaster ride of laughs and crazy surprises! Catch her on Tuesdays at 5 pm and on Thursdays & Fridays at 9:30 pm.

Shopping & More Every Saturday at Tianguis Lo De Marcos

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.

Act II Stages Swings into Spring with Sizzling Shows
Marsha Ross

As the ‘high’ season starts to wind down, Act II Stages is still sizzling with top-notch entertainment! In fact, many of their shows will continue through April and May, making Act II THE PLACE to go for quality entertainment whether you live in, or are visiting, Puerto Vallarta.

It’s Been an Amazing Season – But it’s Not Over Yet!
Alex Bourgeau

The Palm Cabaret likes to shake things up a bit, to introduce Puerto Vallarta audiences to new and diverse acts. With a little over a month to go in the 2019 season, this popular southside venue shows no sign of slowing down, with new shows and returning favorites still to come.

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!

March 31 Feria del Taco Celebrates National Taco Day
María Francesca

Sunday, March 31st is National Taco Day in Mexico, so make plans now to celebrate this tasty national dish that has brought joy to the world for generations, as Puerto Vallarta hosts the fourth edition of the Feria del Taco at Lazaro Cardenas Park from 4 to 11 pm.

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.

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.

A Celebration of the Music of Gershwin at Act II
Debbie White

Act II proudly presents ‘I’ve Got Rhythm: A Gershwin Revue’ every Tuesday at 7:00 pm. This fabulous musical production will hold you spellbound as you listen to some of the best American music of the early 20th century, communicated by a stellar cast of actors/musicians.

Kim Kuzma in ‘Dancing Queen’ – Tuesdays at The Palm
Debbie White

Puerto Vallarta’s most endearing and enduring songstress, Kim Kuzma, has an electrifying new show this season called ‘Dancing Queen.’ Combining the iconic music of Cher and ABBA, Kim & her band offer two spectacular performances every Tuesday night at The Palm Cabaret.

Puerto Vallarta Charity Bingo, Wednesdays at Nacho Daddy

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.

Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus ‘Goes to the Movies’

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus is proud to present its 7th Annual Fundraising Gala on Wednesday, April 3 at Oscar’s Restaurant on the Rio Cuale. This is the PVGMC’S biggest annual fundraising effort, which will help fund their many musical projects throughout the rest of the year.

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.

PVGC Presents ‘Plants of Mexican History and Folklore’
David Muck

Vallarta Garden Club is pleased to have Marcos Mendoza Corona speaking at our next meeting, set to be held at Incanto on Tuesday, April 9. Join us at 4:30 pm for Drinks with Friends, followed by his presentation, ‘Plants of Mexican History and Folklore’ at 5:00 pm.

Puerto Vallarta Busy Preparing Semana Santa Activities
María Francesca

With the two-week Easter holiday period fast approaching, the municipal government of Puerto Vallarta is busy preparing a series of activities through the Tourism Department that are designed to attract tourists to the city’s historic downtown area.

Vallarta Jewish Community Passover Seder at River Café
Donna Feldman

On Friday, April 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm, the Puerto Vallarta Jewish Community will celebrate our traditional Passover Seder at the beautiful River Café on the Isla River Cuale in El Centro. A family-style full course dinner of typical Seder food and wine will be served.

Riviera Nayarit Blooming with Spring Festivals & Events
Analia Brache

The Riviera Nayarit invites North American travelers to experience spring on Mexico’s Pacific coast, with a vibrant array of seasonal events that showcase Mexican cuisine, culture, sports and entertainment designed to please a wide range of tastes and interests.

Puerto Vallarta Open Named a Top 2018 ATP Challenger
Diego Sancho

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has announced the 2018 Challenger Tour Tournaments of the Year. Among the player’s favorites was the Puerto Vallarta Open, which made its ATP debut in 2018, and will return to PV from April 29 through May 5, 2019.

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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