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Tropical Musings from Paradise April 2021 Edition

Spring is in the air!

This is always a nice time of year but this year with the rollout of the vaccines, we are all especially hopeful and optimistic that the pent up need to travel is real and that Riviera Nayarit will reap the benefits of Summer Travel.

Stay Safe everyone and I hope to be seeing you soon.

Real Estate in Riviera Nayarit

You have visited Riviera Nayarit two or three times and you have been bitten! You have fallen in love with the area, the climate, the culture and the people and you are thinking that the time is right to invest in Real Estate.

The first question that comes to mind will be – Can I, as a Foreigner, legally own a property in Mexico??

The answer is YES.

Outside the Restricted Zone, a foreigner or foreign corporation can purchase any type of Real Estate, holding the property as a direct owner in accordance with Mexican Law.

Within The Restricted Zone, the Mexican Constitution regulates ownership of the land and establishes that “In a zone of 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) along the border or 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) along the coast, a foreigner cannot acquire the direct ownership of the land”. These areas are known as the “Restricted or Prohibited Zones”.

Read the full article here —

It is the savvy Investor that knows that now is the time to purchase an investment property in Mexico and we are pleased to introduce you to the following.

Real Estate Spotlight

**Lot 30-B located in the beautiful ecofriendly community of Playa las Tortugas. This lot is the best price within the community and sure to sell quickly. Take a look here for more details —

**Castillo Renata — Welcome to Castillo Renata, a stunning and unique oceanfront property.

It features two fully detached one bedroom, one bath homes on a 437 square meter oceanfront lot.

Just 700 meters from the Matanchen Bay pier, this property is in an excellent location.

Both homes have high ceilings and authentic talavera tiles in the Kitchens and baths for a classic Mexican look and feel.

Both units are fully furnished and move in ready.

Click here for more details and amazing photos —

**Lote Pankratz — On an Oceanfront Bluff in Coastal Platanitos, we are pleased to have a generously sized 479 square meter lot that was recently listed For Sale.

The lot is upslope with beach access. An excellent location for a Custom built home in Paradise.

Click here for more details —

Vacation Rental Spotlight

**Casa Zen

Luxury Vacation Rental, Lo de Marcos

Welcome to Casa Zen – a new 2 bedroom, 2 bath Vacation Rental in Lo de Marcos.

The spectacular yard area features a heated in ground pool and spa, an outdoor BBQ grill lounge area and a covered outdoor dining area. Casa Zen is livable luxury – perfectly suited for relaxing in the Lo de Marcos, just four blocks to the beach.

Special Price in place. Click here to see photos and more information –

Day Tripping in Riviera Nayarit

La Patrona Equestrian Club is located in the quaint pueblo of San Pancho, Riviera Nayarit. It offers a full range of horse experiences, from horse jumping lessons to trail rides through the tropical countryside.

The horses at La Patrona are pampered and kept in the best shape and training for premium horse competition. All ages are represented in each discipline.

The instructors are multilingual and ready to assist riders of all levels. The crew is headed up by Marcela who has over 20 years of international experience

To read more, click here —

A getaway weekend to Tepic

Tepic is the capital of Nayarit. It is the largest and most populated city in this state, making it the center of attention for Nayarit tourism.

The beauty is mixed with the hills of the Sierra Madre Occidental between crops of cane, corn, chili, mango, banana, or coffee that frame the beautiful colonial architecture that surrounds it inviting you to take long walks between the old large houses of the haciendas that are still standing, its squares with historical airs or its monuments that reveal why Tepic became the capital of the kingdom of New Galicia.

Despite being a small city, Tepic offers that air of tranquility like few others on the map thanks to its pleasant climate and streets where you can live the traditions that come from a rich legacy, a heritage of indigenous peoples such as the Coras and Huicholes.

For more Tepic details, click here —

Speaking of Tepic, I am pleased to announce another FIRST for the Team at Galvan Real Estate and Services… a New Listing FOR SALE!

This 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath is not a Casa nor is it a Villa.

At 602 square meters of construction, this is what I would call a Mansion.

White, on white this property is the perfect design pallet.

Take a look at the property here –

Cooking with Armando

One of my favorite quick meals has been borrowed from Betty Crocker.

Hamburger Stroganoff takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and is always good.

Since Egg Noodles are not available in Lo de Marcos, I serve it on rice and without the mushrooms.

Take a look at the recipe here —

Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond

from Puerto Vallarta’s Liveliest Website!


Need Some Fresh Air? Visit Vallarta Botanical Garden

Tired of being stuck indoors? Visiting the Vallarta Botanical Garden is a great way for families to get out of the house and have some fun together. With 74 acres to explore you can keep your distance from others while enjoying the wonders of nature and breathing in some fresh air.


Nacho Daddy Vallarta’s One-Stop Spot for Food and Fun
Debbie White

With an awesome Mex-Tex menu, fabulous adult beverages and lots of fun & games, along with some of PV’s favorite bands performing live on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday nights, Nacho Daddy is your one-stop spot for dining & entertainment in Puerto Vallarta.

Act2PV is Revving Up for an Exciting Summer Season
Marsha Ross

Act2PV sees a bright light at the end of the long tunnel and is excited to announce that although its winter season is closing this week, many 5-star shows will continue, and NEW SHOWS are in the works in anticipation of a very busy ‘new’ Summer Entertainment Season in Puerto Vallarta!

Spend a Day at the SPCA Sanctuary in Puerto Vallarta

Spend a rewarding afternoon at the Puerto Vallarta SPCA Sanctuary. The dogs and cats sheltered there are awaiting ‘forever homes’ and need your help to jump start their socialization. The goal is to get these animals adjusted and ready to interact in the real world.

Five Act2PV Shows Close This Week – Get Tickets Now!
Marsha Ross

It’s always sad when ‘high season’ in Puerto Vallarta comes to an end, and this year is no exception. Five of Act2PV’s headline shows are closing this week. However, in anticipation of a busy Summer season, several popular shows will continue and some exciting new productions are coming soon.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Tour & Culinary Adventure
Banderas News Team

With social distancing being the ‘new normal,’ Vallarta Botanical Garden is now offering private Botanical Delights & Culinary Adventure Tours. This exclusive experience immerses guests in the natural beauty of Mexican plants and the richness of authentic Mexican cuisine.

Maria Prado Conti Stars in ‘This is Gaga’ at The Palm
Debbie White    

The Palm Cabaret is thrilled to present a completely new tribute concert in the final week of its 21st season of entertaining Puerto Vallarta. ‘This is Gaga,’ starring Lady Gaga tribute artist and impersonator Maria Eugenia Prado Conti, will take the stage on March 28, April 1, 3 & 4th.

Tonny Kenneth Concert at The Palm Benefits PV Kids
Debbie White

The Palm Cabaret is celebrating the release of Tonny Kenneth’s new album, ‘Fameless,’ with a very special concert on Wednesday, March 31st at 8:00 pm to benefit R.I.S.E. If you are unable to attend, you can catch the show via live stream on Facebook.

JoAnna in ‘Beauty and the Beach’ April 3 at The Palm

JoAnna, part of the dynamic duo ‘Dueling Drag Divas,’ is once again rewarding her Puerto Vallarta fans with an all-new solo show, ‘Beauty and the Beach,’ for one-night-only on Saturday, April 3 at 8:00 pm. Limited 2×1 tickets are available for locals at The Palm Cabaret’s box office.

Ice Skating Rink to Open on a Beach in Puerto Vallarta
Marie Callan

Known for its white sand beaches and clear blue waters, Puerto Vallarta is a sought-after destination for those seeking a perfect warm-weather vacation. But soon, those looking for a dose of winter fun can enjoy a classic cold-weather activity – ice-skating – right on the beach!

Optimist N. America Championship in Riviera Nayarit
Norma Hernandez

The Riviera Nayarit will host the North American Optimist Championship in its 2021 edition, to be held from May 29 to June 5 at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta. The Optimist Sailing class is one of the preferred classes to teach new generations how to sail.

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.

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