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Tropical Musings from Paradise February 2020 Edition

Posted by AdminGalvan on February 7, 2020

February is without a doubt, the busiest month of the entire year!  All of our properties are full, there are lots of Real Estate Buyers in town and the Social Scene is really hopping.

Almost every day there is something happening in town from Live Music in multiple venues, Grand Fiestas in the Plaza, Wine Tastings and Events and El Vinatero and much, much more.

It’s time to mark your calendars now for two of this Seasons best events in Riviera Nayarit.

The Seventh Annual Taste of Lo de Marcos 

Each year this event gets more exciting.  This year’s entertainment starts at 3.30 with the fabulous Batala Marching Band from San Pancho and is followed by the Orchestra Municipal from H. X Ayuntamiento de Bahía de Banderas.

Admission as always is FREE.  Just bring your appetite and enjoy great food knowing that the proceeds from the event are donated equally to the Amigos de Lo de Marcos and the Citizens Action Committee of Lo De Marcos.

For more details click here –


The 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off – Where Lo de Marcos gets Hot and Spicy!

A benefit for children who wish to learn English thru the local CIENI school, this event is loads of fun.

Sample all of the chili’s and cast your vote, to help us award the GOLDEN SPOON to the best cook in town!

For more details, click here.


Real Estate Spotlight 

One of the greatest joys in Selling Real Estate and walking into that perfect property for the very first time.   These are properties that captivated me and once you view them, I am sure you will agree that these are exceptional.


**Casa Kate – Coastal Riviera Nayarit 

Located in the charming Coastal Pueblo of Aticama, this home is extraordinary.   With two spacious bedrooms and view for days, I think we can all picture living here.

Take the tour of Casa Kate here —


**Lote #8 – Playa Los Tortugas

This is the LAST beachfront lot available in this development and in total offers 1866 square meters.

This lot has one of the largest building envelopes in the development and is situated perfectly for your beachfront retirement or second home on the Coast in Riviera Nayarit.

Take a look at the beach here —


Casa Corazon in Guayabitos

Located on one of the most desirable streets of Rincon de Guayabitos, Casa Corazon has it all!

Ocean view, private community walking path to the beach and simply ready to move in.

For more details, click here –


Rental Spotlight

Casa Pajaritos – Lo de Marcos

This cozy and stylish home is situated on a small hill affording it sweeping views of the pueblo of Lo de Marcos, the Pajarito Mountains a glimpses of the beach.

You will enter the house thru a gated courtyard filled with tropical plans and follow the cobblestone path to the front door.

Take a look at this stylish property here –

Casa Marea – Lo de Marcos

The quintessential 3 bedroom Beach House is now for Rent in Lo De Marcos!

From your front gate it is just about 100 steps to the sand and the wonderful beachfront restaurant Alzarohi where Sra. Ofelia will delight you with her delicious food in Lo De Marcos.

For more details, click here –



Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond
…from Puerto Vallarta’s Liveliest Website!



It’s Whale Watching Season in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!
María Francesca

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico offers many ecological tours, but nothing compares to the thrill of whale watching on Banderas Bay. The 2019-2020 whale watching season officially opened December 8, giving everyone a chance to observe Humpback whales in their natural habitat.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Tour and 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.

IFC Vallarta Home Tours Resume December 3, 2019
Banderas News Team

The International Friendship Club provides one of the most popular tourist activities in all of Puerto Vallarta, their always special Home Tours. So put on your walking shoes, grab your camera, and get ready to enjoy a fun-filled day of discovery, while helping the less fortunate.

Biweekly Vallarta Charity Bingo Games at Nacho Daddy

A new season of Charity Bingo returns to Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar on October 30, 2019. 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 Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.

Act2PV: THE Place for Live Entertainment in Vallarta
Marsha Ross

If you’re looking for high-quality theater productions, internationally renowned musical cabaret or drag shows, look no further than Act2PV. With FOUR shows every night, and new shows opening most every week, Act2PV has been voted the #1 Entertainment Venue in Puerto Vallarta.

2019-2020 Centro Historico ArtWalk Begins October 30
Lorena Sonrisas

Over the years, Puerto Vallarta has established itself as a vibrant center of art creation, exhibition and promotion. An important contribution to the city’s art scene is the Centro Historico ArtWalk which will be celebrating its 24th season every Wednesday from October 30, 2019 through May 27, 2020.

Deliciously Innovative Cuisine at Daiquiri Dick’s
Banderas News Team

When you crave a great meal in casually elegant surroundings, there’s no better place in Puerto Vallarta than Daiquiri Dick’s. The menu at this beachfront restaurant is always evolving, and their bi-weekly a la carte dinner specials offer deliciously innovative cuisine.

Amy Armstrong & Piel Canela ‘Imagine’ at Nacho Daddy
Gary Beck

Amy Armstrong and Piel Canela present ‘Imagine: The Amazing Music of The Beatles,’ along with some of today’s biggest hits, at 9 pm every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday through March 30 at Nacho Daddy, Basilio Badillo #287 in the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone.

Dueling Drag Divas Bring Brand New Show to The Palm
Debbie White

The Dueling Drag Divas, Emmy Award Winner Chi Chi Rones and New York Times acclaimed impressionist Jo Anna, have returned to Puerto Vallarta, where they are performing an All New Show, every Sunday and Wednesday night at 9:30 pm at The Palm Cabaret.

Thursday Shopping at the Marina Vallarta Art & Market
Lorena Sonrisas

Shoppers will find art & jewelery, organic foods & homemade breads, clothes & handicrafts, and many other wonderful things, every Thursday from 6-10 pm at the Marina Vallarta Art & Market. Live music and dance performances add to the festive atmosphere.

20th Annual Angeline Kyba Art Exhibition Opens Feb. 6

Don’t miss the opening reception of Angeline Kyba’s newest art works on Thursday, February 6, from 6-9 pm. Everyone is invited to come to the artist’s home studio in downtown Puerto Vallarta to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, which will feature 20 + oil paintings.

Free Malecón Sculpture Tours on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Banderas News Team

The free Tuesday morning and Thursday evening Puerto Vallarta Malecon Sculpture Tours, created and conducted by Galería Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, return for the 14th season this month. Morning tours will be held every Tuesday at 9:30 am and evening tours on Thursdays at 6:00 pm.

Branden & James Return to The Palm Cabaret Jan. 23rd
Debbie White

Branden & James return to Puerto Vallarta for a 4-week residence at The Palm Cabaret, where they’ll present their new show, ‘Rock the Opera,’ starting January 23. They’ll also be performing two special Valentine’s concerts, ‘All You Need Is Love,’ on February 13th & 14th.

Hedda Lettuce Tosses Caution to the Wind at Act2PV
Debbie White

Six-time Drag Queen of the Year Award-winner and legendary ‘green goddess’ of drag, Hedda Lettuce has returned to Puerto Vallarta for her fifth season at Act2PV, where she’s performing her one-woman cabaret show, ‘Tossed Salad,’ every Thursday and Friday at 9:30 pm.

Miss Conception Brings ‘Villains’ to Puerto Vallarta

If you are looking for a night of fabulous entertainment in Puerto Vallarta, go to The Palm Cabaret and see Miss Conception’s new show, ‘Villains.’ Every Monday and Thursday, she’ll sing, act and dance her way into your heart as she portrays the bad boys and girls of cinema.

Puerto Vallarta South Side Shuffle Every Other Friday
Banderas News Team

On Friday, November 29, 2019, and every other Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm through April 3, 2020, La 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.

Act2PV Brings ‘The Best of Broadway’ to Puerto Vallarta
Marie Callan

Danny Mininni has always dreamed of creating a Broadway musical revue and, after months of planning and rehearsing, his dream has finally come true. One of the most exciting musical revues ever produced by Act2PV, “The Best of Broadway,” is taking Puerto Vallarta by storm!

See Sutton Lee Seymour in ‘Booby Tunes’ at The Palm
Gary Beck

After the success of her holiday show, ‘Stocking Stuffer,’ Sutton Lee Seymour starts the New Year in Puerto Vallarta with ‘Booby Tunes,’ a newly written presentation she describes as, ‘a campy concert at Carnegie Hall in Mexico!’ Catch it every Tuesday & Friday at 9:30 pm at The Palm.

Exploring the Saturday Market on Vallarta’s Libramiento
Paco Ojeda

Several open air markets take place in Puerto Vallarta on different days of the week, but perhaps the most noticeable is the Saturday tianguis that takes place along the Libramiento. It may not look like much as you are driving by, but the tianguis extends around an entire block.

Ready to Shop? Tianguis Lo de Marcos Every Saturday
Armando Contreras

The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for its sixth season on November 2, 2019. 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.

Charity Fashion Show for Vallarta Kids with Cancer

Alexander Daoud, owner of Alexander A Salon in Plaza Marina, will host his third annual luncheon and fashion show charity event, this time to support Families of Children with Cancer in Puerto Vallarta, on Saturday, February 8 at CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa.

June Rosen Lopez Valentine’s Jewelry Party, Feb 8 & 9

June Rosen Lopez is opening up her home gallery in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta on Feb 8 and 9 from 1-7 pm for her Annual Valentine’s Day party! Everyone is invited to stop by and see her new jewelry collection, visit with friends, and find a Valentine’s Day gift or two.

Kim Kuzma Brings British Invasion to The Palm Cabaret
Debbie White

Kim Kuzma, one of Puerto Vallarta’s funniest and most loved Divas of Song, is bringing an exciting new show to The Palm Cabaret this season. In ‘British Invasion,’ Kim and her band will perform favorites from ‘across the pond,’ every Tuesday and Saturday from Dec. 14 through early April.

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 for locals, expats and tourists. On Sundays, the party amps up a few notches with the ‘Beers, Boys & Burgers’ Party, featuring the hunky Mercurio boys grilling up tasty hamburger sliders and all the beers you can drink for $250 pesos!

Luna Rumba Presents Two Shows at Los Arroyos Verdes
Debbie White

Luna Rumba Productions will presents its Moonlight Concert with two fantastic performances on February 9th on the beautiful grounds of Los Arroyos Verdes in Bucerias. Don’t miss an unforgettable evening of music performed by some of the best musicians in the Banderas Bay area.

Act2PV’s Tribute to Michael Jackson Thrills Vallarta
Gary R. Beck

An innovative new show unlike any seen in Puerto Vallarta before has been designed for the beginning of Season Seven at Act2PV: ‘MJ Live.’ This 90-minute spectacular pays homage to the songs and dances that made Michael Jackson one of the most revered artists of our time.

Spend the 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.

Neil Gerlowski to Speak at PV Garden Club Feb. Meeting
David Muck

Make plans to join the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club on Tuesday, February 11 at Incanto, where the Executive Director of Vallarta Botanical Garden, Neil Gerlowski, will take us on a photographic journey of 15 of Mexico’s most beautiful and fascinating gardens.

ExPats in Vallarta February 2020 Happy Hours & Events
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, the largest most active expat group in all of Mexico, has announced next month’s schedule of fun and friendly happy hours and events. From weekly happy hours, to special dinners and free Zumba classes, there’s something for everyone!

Dwight Blake Returns to Vallarta with ‘MoSoul’ Feb. 13
Debbie White

A Puerto Vallarta favorite, Dwight Blake has been traveling the globe for over 2 decades performing Soul, Rhythm & Blues and Motown hits. On February 13, 2020, he’ll be bringing ‘MoSoul,’ a full concert production of all those great Motown & Soul classics, to Teatro Vallarta.

Bohemia Viva Hits The Sweet Spot in Puerto Vallarta
Debbie White

Over the years, BohemiaViva has won the hearts of music lovers in Puerto Vallarta. I had the privilege of experiencing their new show, ‘Gravity,’ last week at The Palm Cabaret, and am looking forward to their Valentine’s Day concert, ‘Desde el Corazon’ on February 14.

8th Vallarta Real Estate Fair Set for February 15, 2020
Taniel Chemsian

Whether you’re a buyer, seller or thinking about investing, you don’t want to miss the 2020 Vallarta Real Estate Fair. Set to take place at Rivera Molino Plaza on Feb. 15, this free event puts you in contact with experts who can help you make the most of your real estate investment.

February FUNdraisers for R.I.S.E. Children’s Shelter
Lisa Manoogian

Last weekend’s bazaar was a huge success. Thank you, Puerto Vallarta, for supporting the children at Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza! February will be fantastic, with two fun events planned: the Int’l Food Festival at Fidencio’s and the RISE for Fashion luncheon at Di Vino Dante.

A New Season of El Parque de los Azulejos Workshops

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.

Local Artists Offering Art Workshops at Galleria Dante
Michaela Flores

Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, recently announced the return of their popular art workshops on the beautiful Di Vino Dante rooftop. This season’s classes will be presented by local artists Nino Magaña, Efren Gonzalez and Donna Dickson.

8th Annual Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off, February 22
Jay Sadler Project

Big changes are in store for the 2020 edition of the Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off, set to be held Saturday, February 22. For starters, we say goodbye to El Rio BBQ Bar and hello to Parque Parota’s large open space, which allows for more attendees, food & beverage vendors, bands and fun!

Get Ready for the Seventh Annual Taste of Lo de Marcos
Lorena Sonrisas

Get ready for the 7th Annual Taste of Lo de Marcos! This important community fundraiser just keeps getting better and better, and this year’s event, set to be held on Sunday, February 23 from 3-8 pm in the town’s Central Plaza, promises to be bigger and bolder than ever before!

Vallarta Insurance Day Presented by Novamar Mexico

Get the Mexican insurance information you need at the 2020 Vallarta Insurance Day hosted by Novamar Insurance Mexico. Set to be held Feb 28 at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort, this free event provides information on insurance policies, how they work and what you need to know.

San Pancho Music Festival is Celebrating its 20th Year
Chris Parsons

What began in 2001 as a backyard jam session has since grown into one of the most popular music events in the region – the San Pancho Music Festival. Now in its 20th year, the festival, which will be held Feb 28-March 1, will feature 27 bands covering the gamut of musical genres.

Riverfest 9 Vallarta Music Festival Feb 29 & March 1
Barb Bremner

The 9th Annual Riverfest to benefit the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta will be held at El Rio BBQ on Feb 29 & March 1, 2020. Make plans now to come enjoy live music from some of Banderas Bay’s best musicians, along with fabulous food and fun – all for a good cause!

Andale Restaurant Celebrates 40 Years in Vallarta
Gary Green

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, Andale Restaurant and Bar will celebrate 40 years in Puerto Vallarta with a giant anniversary party. The ‘Fiesta en la Calle’ will feature live music, along with free award-winning margaritas and mouth-watering burritos.

‘Spay-ghetti Dinner’ Benefits Cuale Spay & Neuter Clinic
Glenda Bland

Coco’s Kitchen will host a ‘Spay-ghetti and No Balls’ Dinner on March 5th to benefit the Cuale Spay Neuter Clinic, a volunteer project that’s working to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Puerto Vallarta through free monthly sterilization clinics.

Straight Men ‘Come Out’ Against Domestic Violence
Marie Callan             

On March 8, some of PV’s finest men will get ‘all dolled up’ to compete in the 6th edition of ‘What A Drag,’ Puerto Vallarta’s annual drag competition for straight men. Teatro Vallarta will host this hilarious event that raises money for the Banderas Bay Women’s Shelter.

All of us at Galvan Real Estate & Services until next month, we wish you the very best.

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