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Posted by AdminGalvan on November 26, 2018
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This December is especially significant to us in that Galvan Real Estate and Services is Celebrating 5 years of excellence!

To show our appreciation, we are throwing a Grand Party on December 12th and you are invited!

For more details on this fun filled event, click here —

As many of you know, I am returning for the 2nd year as the President of Amigos de Lo de Marcos, AC.

Amigos de Lo de Marcos is a Civil Association made up of volunteers working together in harmony to address the continuing needs of our community and to contribute to the quality of life in the community of Lo de Marcos through cultural, educational, environmental and charitable assistance programs. You can get involved or even make a Donation to Amigos here —

This year, one of my goals in to increase the overall participation within Amigos with additional outreach to full time town residents.

I encourage you to stop in at my office anytime and we can share with you the events and upcoming meeting dates.

Mandarina, a new slice of heaven in Riviera Nayarit

For years Riviera Nayarit lived in the shadow of nearby, booming Puerto Vallarta. Sharing one airport, Riviera Nayarit was considered an add-on destination, or a day trip from the more developed, cruise-ready, coastal city.

But this year, the 11th anniversary of Riviera Nayarit’s designation as its own tourist zone, it seems the destination is doing just fine.

Designated a Virtuoso Preferred Destination, it has luxury spas, PGA golf courses, whale watching, turtle releases, zip-lining, surfing, international cuisine, and local art, and accommodations ranging from top-of-the-line luxury resorts to eco-focused boutique hotels and B&Bs. And there is much more on the way, as Riviera Nayrait expands rapidly in preparation for the next 10 years.

Today, Riviera Nayarit welcomes Mandarina, the ultra-luxury resort and residences in the Mexican jungle currently under construction. It offers upside investment potential to high net worth buyers. Mandarina is located in Riviera Nayarit, along a nearly 200-mile coastline, less than an hour drive north of Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport (Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz).

The One&Only Mandarina Private Homes will debut alongside the One&Only Mandarina beach resort, luxury Rosewood Residences, and Rosewood Mandarina.

The villas of One&Only Mandarina Private Homes, designed by the internationally noted Rick Joy Architects, are selling quickly. Prices range from $4.5 million to $12 million. Since launching sales early this year, a range of North American buyers have purchased seven villas in Phase One.

There are 55 One&Only branded villas, all with ocean views. The striking contemporary architecture fits with the surrounding landscape. Homes range in size from approximately 8,000 to 18,000 square feet of interior/exterior living. The indoor/outdoor lifestyle is showcased throughout, taking advantage of the mild climate. Infinity-edged pools overlook the jungle, coastline, and ocean, all homes are positioned for privacy and of course the views.

To read the full article written by Ellen Paris, that was published by Forbes can be read here —

Contact me to arrange your VIP Tour of these Luxury Residences –


Stunning Luxury Villa for Sale in Punta del Custodio, Platanitos

A property of this caliber is not often seen on the market, especially at this price!

Casa Lazuli is an exclusive, upscale home located in Punta el Custodio, which is a secure, gated complex of 14 private homes set above a protected, pristine stretch of beach, 75 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport and 30 miles south of San Blas, near Platanitos.

Strategically perched on a south facing cliff overlooking an estuary, Playa Tortugas (Turtle Beach), and seemingly endless miles of shoreline reaching south to Punta de Mita.  At low tide the beach and estuary connect to a 12 mile stretch of virgin beach.  This is what we refer to as a Million Dollar View!

Casa Lazuli is an architecturally unique home, designed and decorated in the traditional style and colors of Classic Mexico featuring artistic furnishings from Tlaquepaque.

The property offers 350 square meters of quality construction placed perfectly on an oversized lot of 639 square meters. Built in 2000 and designed by Architect Ruben Alvarez Ibarra, from Guadalajara, this home is a delight at every turn.

Learn more about this Exclusive Villa here —

Vacation Rental Spotlight – Puerto Vallarta Bound!

In Puerto Vallarta, there is an area named Conchas Chinas and Conchas Chinas is often referred to as the Beverly Hills of Puerto Vallarta.

These luxurious Villas are the ideal rental for families or groups that want to be in the heart of the action in Puerto Vallarta while at the same time escaping the Hotel Scene

Our private Villa rentals all include, a daily maid and a cook who will prepare two meals a day.

Take a look at this two Luxurious Villas for rent to see for yourself.

Casa Dos Cisnes is a luxury five bedroom, five and two 1/2 bath Mexican colonial-style home located high in the hills of the Sierra Madre mountain chain in the exclusive Conchas Chinas neighborhood, a five minute drive away from the Romantic Zone in the Old Town of Puerto Vallarta. Built on four levels around a central courtyard, the house has approximately 10,000 square feet of living area with spectacular views overlooking the Bay of Banderas. The infinity pool, dramatic winding staircase, hacienda-style iron chandeliers, multiple fountains and weeping walls, brick bovedas, high-beamed ceilings, fully-equipped exercise gym, large media/entertainment room and full-time staff will satisfy the expectations of the most discriminating of travelers.

To view this stunning Villa, click here —

Villa Marea Baja – Beachfront, Conchas Chinas, Puerto Vallarta

Villa Marea Baja is a lovely 4 Bedroom Beach house located approximately 2 miles from the Bohemian charm of downtown Puerto Vallarta.  The design is Mexican with a Moroccan influence, with a focus on indoor /outdoor living with breathtaking views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean.  This luxury private villa includes all the luxury amenities & comforts plus full staff for an unforgettable vacation getaway.  The barefoot luxury villa experience at its best.

For More details click here —

Getting Together for an Unforgettable Destination Party

Okay now this sounds like a ton of fun!

For that next special birthday that ends in an 0 or a 5, why not take that opportunity to get away and connect with your closest friends in the tropical warmth of Mexico.

Imagine a five-day beach party with a different theme every night, daily tours, in house massage and then finishing off the week with a fireworks display and Live Mariachis!

While destination weddings have been the hot trend for a decade, baby boomers are jumping on the idea and celebrating milestone birthdays in exotic locations.

Read the FULL Story here for your motivation —

Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond

…on Puerto Vallarta’s Liveliest Website!


Vallarta Botanical Garden Celebrates Mes del Jaguar
Neil Gerlowski    

As part of Mexico’s first-ever Mes del Jaguar celebration, Vallarta Botanical Garden has installed a visual exhibit on jaguars with stunning images and interpretive texts to learn from and inspire us to conserve the forests that these magnificent beasts depend upon.

The Palm Cabaret Opens Season with Star-Studded Shows
Alex Bourgeau

The Palm Cabaret has been entertaining Puerto Vallarta audiences for years, and it just keeps getting better! On November 21, The Palm kicked off its 19th year as a south side ‘Hot Spot’ with a new look, some fresh talent, and the return of some of PV’s favorite stars in all-new shows.

Act II the #1 Entertainment Venue in Puerto Vallarta
Daniel R. Mininni

Puerto Vallarta has recently become an ‘entertainment destination,’ and Act II is THE PLACE to go for the best in live cabaret, music, comedy, stage plays and drag shows. Here’s a look at what Stages has planned to keep you entertained this week, including the opening of two new shows!

Live Music, Special Concert, and More at Nacho Daddy
María Francesca

Known as THE place to go for affordable nightlife in Puerto Vallarta’s Zona Romantica, Nacho Daddy Mexico is where locals, ex-pats and tourists gather to eat, drink, dance, listen to great music, or catch a show at The Boutique Theatre. Live music with no cover Wed-Sat at 8:30 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.

2018 SPCA de Puerto Vallarta ‘Evening Under the Stars’
Janice Gonzalez

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 ‘Evening Under the Stars,’ the annual fund raiser for the SPCA de Puerto Vallarta. This extraordinary event will be held in The Iguana, the gorgeous restaurant located within the stunning Casa Kimberly boutique hotel, on Saturday, November 24.

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!

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.

Informative, Entertaining Talks at The Boutique Theatre
Catherine Caldera

The Boutique will host TED-Type Talks every Tuesday from 11 am to 1 pm beginning November 20 and continuing throughout the 2018-2019 season. Each week, an interesting person living in Vallarta will share his or her expertise and insights, on a variety of socially relevant topics.

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.

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.

8th Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, Nov 29-Dec 2

The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic returns to Riviera Nayarit November 29-December 2. Now in its 8th year, this prestigious event offers everything a lover of luxury could wish for: a long weekend filled with food, wine, and golf in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

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.

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.

The Holiday Season is Full of Culture & Tradition in Puerto Vallarta
Marie Callan

Engaging in national holidays and traditions is a great way to get to know the culture and heritage of the Mexican people. The Winter Holiday season is full of them, making this a great time to visit Puerto Vallarta, where locals warmly welcome tourists to join in the festivities.

New Season, New Location for PuRR Project BINGO
Marilyn Khan

This season PuRR Project BINGO will be played at a new time and in a PuRR-fect new location. Beginning on November 21 we’ll be calling the numbers and handing out great prizes at 4:00 pm every other Wednesday at Nacho Daddy Restaurant, in the heart of Vallarta’s Romantic Zone.

PV Garden Club: A New Season of ‘Beautifying Vallarta’
David Muck

The PV Garden Club begins a new season and welcomes back our supporters and members who are returning to Puerto Vallarta, and reminds you that it’s time to renew your membership. Not a member? Here are some fun ways you can help us continue our mission of ‘Beautifying Vallarta.’

Democrats Abroad Weekly Film Series Resumes Dec. 5

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is launching its 10th Annual Film Series on December 5. The popular series features first-run films, shown upstairs at Nacho Daddy Restaurant on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, on Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm through March 27, 2019.

Stars will Shine at the 2018 Red Ribbon Gala for SETAC
Paco Arjona

SETAC event organizers are pleased to announce that Gavin Creel, Tony-award winning singer/actor, and Seth Rudetsky, Emmy-nominated comedy writer and afternoon deejay on the SiriusXM Broadway channel, will be entertaining the crowd at the December 5 Red Ribbon Gala.

Riviera Nayarit Polo Cup Celebrates the ‘Sport of Kings’
Norma Hernández

The VII Riviera Nayarit Polo Cup, set to take place from December 6-9 at La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club in San Pancho, Nayarit, celebrates all the passion of the ‘Sport of Kings.’ More than just a polo match, this luxury event will feature food, fashion, art, music and more.

Dec. 7 ‘Illumination II’ Event to Support Pasitos de Luz
Barb Bremner

Are you interested in helping Banderas Bay area children with disabilities? Do you enjoy great food, fantastic sunsets, first class entertainment and amazing art? If so, make plans now to attend the Second Annual Pasitos de Luz Illumination Dinner on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Casa Karma.

PVGMC Celebrates the Holidays with ‘Fa La La’ Concerts

Make sure your December plans include the Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus (PVGMC) annual holiday musical celebration. This year’s show, ‘Fa La La,’ will be presented on The Main Stage at Act II Entertainment on December 11 & 14 at 8:00 pm and at 3:00 pm on December 15.

Sea Monkey Hosts Beach Luau to Benefit PuRR Project
Marilyn Khan

On Friday, December 14th at 5:00 pm, Sea Monkey Restaurant will be hosting the Sixth Annual Luau on the Beach to benefit the PuRR Project feline shelter in Puerto Vallarta. Tickets to this fun-filled event always go quickly, so get yours before they sell out!

‘Frida 4’ FUNdraiser to Save PV Animals at Casa Yvonneka
Matthias Vogt

Casa Yvonneka will host its Fourth Annual FUNdraiser to save the dogs and cats of Puerto Vallarta on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Come out and enjoy a wonderful night under the stars while supporting various non-profit animal associations in the Banderas Bay area.

PV Chamber Orchestra Announces 2018-2019 Concerts
Andrea Jupina

Attention, classical music lovers! The Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra has released information about their upcoming season of concerts. With more performances scheduled, some featuring world-class guest soloists, the 2018-2019 season promises to be very exciting!

Puerto Vallarta Gearing Up for CarnavalPV 2019 Parade
Banderas News Team

With Mardi Gras just a few months away, Puerto Vallarta is gearing up for a special edition of its annual parade. This year’s three-kilometer-long carnival parade will begin at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5th in the hotel zone and proceed on the world-famous Malecón to Los Muertos Pier.

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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