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Tropical Musings from Paradise January 2020 Edition

Posted by AdminGalvan on January 13, 2020

My friends, I cannot believe that we are in a New Year and a New Decade!

I wish you all the best in this New Year and always.

As for me, and the team at Galvan Real Estate and Services, we intend to keep on our current course of being the Number One Full Service Real Estate office in Lo de Marcos and Coastal Riviera Nayarit.

For all of your Real Estate related needs, call on us any time.

From Sales, to Rentals, Project and Property Management, Team Galvan is pleased to professionally assist you with your dream home here in Paradise.


El Vinatero in Lo de Marcos

Lo de Marcos own Wine Bar and Tasting Room just celebrated its one year Anniversary last month.

Over the last 13 months El Vinatero has set the bar with an outstanding selection of  Mexican wines and Beers. In addition, El Vinatero has a Full Bar featuring top shelf liquors and mixed drinks.

They offer live music, tapas platters, Karaoke, games nights and more.

Follow them on Facebook to keep up with the activities and specials —


Real Estate Spotlight – **Investment options in Paradise**

We have some terrific properties to showcase this month.

**Hacienda Bejar in La Penita

This stunning Hacienda is set of 1227 square meters and is comprised of 4 separate buildings on a lushly landscaped property including a large pool and covered gazebo.  In total there are 6 bedrooms and 5 baths.

Hacienda Bejar has is all!  Four beautiful free standing bungalows nicely spread apart of 1227 square meters with up to 4 parking spaces.

The property also has a pool, bbq area, an area for gardening and more space to build another casita if needed.

Hacienda Bejar is a short walk to La Penita shopping and just five short blocks to the beach.

For more details and a video of the property, click here

**Bungalows Aremar – Lo de Marcos

This property represents an exceptional investment in the growing Coastal Town of Lo de Marcos.

Located on Luis Echeverria in Lo de Marcos, this enclave of 6 bungalows are set in a lovely Garden Setting offering forged iron benches and lamps, rustic style furniture strategically located outdoors, in corners where guests will enjoy reading, chatting with friends, or relaxing with a cocktail or morning coffee.

Each of the 6 suites is different than the others and each offer two double sized beds, a sofa bed, TV, VCR, Fan, air conditioning, refrigerator, dressing table, a table with 2 chairs and a large, beautifully located bathroom.

A stairway leads to a second level that’s ready for building that could easily host another 4 guests suites.

The property has a large storage bodega and poolside bathrooms.

Onsite there is also a Bar and Restaurant that could create additional revenues.

The property is 833 square meters with 610 square meters of construction.

Bungalows Aremar is ready for expansion with the infrastructure already in place to make this a viable business opportunity.   Everything onsite is included in this turnkey sale.

For more detail and pictures, click here

**Casa Concha – Lo de Marcos

With is prime in town location on Calle Reforma in Lo de Marcos, this 7 bedroom, 7 bath property currently operates as Bungalows.

There are a total of 6 suites, 5 are one bedroom suites and the other a two Bedroom Suite.

The casa sits on a 265.4 square meter lot and has approximately 170 meters of construction.

In the growth town that is currently Lo de Marcos, this property represents an outstanding opportunity.

Click here for more details,


Rental Spotlight – Nuevo Vallarta

This month, it’s all eyes on Nuevo Vallarta for Beachfront Luxury Rentals at affordable prices!

With their prime location on the Mayan Island, these 2 bedroom, 3 bath Penthouse units are located on the most beautiful stretch of beach in Nuevo Vallarta.  Just steps away from transportation, you can enjoy all that Nuevo Vallarta has to offer.

**Penthouse 802 —

**Penthouse 803 —

For larger groups, these two side by side Penthouses can be rented together and can sleep up to 16 guests.

Tianguis Lo De Marcos’ Offers Great Shopping and Fun Every Saturday


Now in its Sixth Season, Centro Cultural y Artesanias de Lo de Marcos reopened its doors for the season and features the works of over 50 talented Artisans including growers of organic produce, farm fresh eggs, cheese, pasta and makers of fresh baked goods, handmade clothing, jewelry and more.

This is an event not to miss in Riviera Nayarit —


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.

Kaiser Maximilian Offers Vallarta Diners Oysters & More
Marie Callan

Best-known for serving Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors exceptional Austrian fare, Kaiser Maximilian invites you to dive into the special ‘Oysters and More’ menu, which is being served, along with the restaurant’s regular menu, January 10 through February 1.

Act2PV Never Stops Entertaining Puerto Vallarta
Marsha Ross

Act2PV has been listed as the ‘#1 Cabaret, Theater and Concert Venue’ and #2 ‘Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta’ on TripAdvisor. And it’s no wonder given that this season’s lineup features the best stage plays, live music & drag shows – not to mention new acts opening most every week!

Daiquiri Dick’s Specials Menu Features World Flavors
Banderas News Team            

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

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.

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.

Riviera Nayarit Kicks Off 2020 with Seven Great Events
Norma Hernández

Travelers visiting the Riviera Nayarit this month will have plenty of things to see and do, as the sporting events, cultural experiences and ecological adventures that make Mexico’s Pacific Treasure such a sought-after destination continue with 7 top-notch events.

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.

Free Los Horcones Music Festival, January 11, 2020
Ricky Zen

Make plans now to attend the Los Horcones Music Festival at Chico’s Paradise on Saturday, January 11 from 1-6 pm. This free to the public event will feature seven Puerto Vallarta musicians and bands – all playing to raise awareness and support for the local environment.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bohemia Viva Presents ‘Gravity’ 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, ‘Gravity,’ will debut in Mexico on January 8th at 7:30 pm at The Palm Cabaret & Bar in Puerto Vallarta.

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.

Fifth Annual ANA Dinner Dance at Bistro Teresa
Amapas Neighborhood Association

Bistro Teresa at Casa Cupula on the south side of Puerto Vallarta will host the Fifth Annual Amapas Neighborhood Association Dinner Dance on Thursday, January 16, 2020. This year’s theme is ’60’s Flashback,’ a high season costume party, and ANA’s biggest fundraiser.

PV Poker Tour Fundraiser Sponsored by Local Bars
Dennis Rike & Donna Wong

The 2020 PV Poker Tour, sponsored by Murphy’s Irish Pub, Nacho Daddy, Escondida Sports Bar, Gringo Loco Cantina, All-Access Sports Bar & Bar La Playa, Kelly’s Pour Favor and Steve’s Sports Bar, will be held Jan. 18 at 1:00 pm to benefit Jay Sadler Project community relations projects.

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.

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club News & Upcoming Events
David Muck

The PV Garden Club supports not only a more beautiful, clean and verdant city, but is also making it more attractive to tourism, thus creating a vibrant economy to support all the other great causes in Puerto Vallarta. Here’s the latest news from the PVGC.

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.

Mexico Explained, in Plain English, at ArtVallARTa

If you are an English-speaking expat in Puerto Vallarta, come to ArtVallARTa every Thursday at 10:30 am to Connect with Mexico! This series of weekly conversations is a fun way to learn about Mexican art, culture, and the stories behind the doings and sayings of the Mexican people.

The Newest & Hottest Bear Festival in Puerto Vallarta

Formerly known as Vallarta Bear Weekend, Bearadise International Bear Festival brings you four days of pool parties and three nights of club parties with international DJs and growling good times from Thursday, January 30 through Sunday, February 2, 2020.

A PuRR-fect Sunset Cocktail Party at Daiquiri Dick’s
Lorena Sonrisas

On February 4, Daiquiri Dick’s Restaurant will be hosting a Sunset Cocktail Party to benefit PuRR Project. Come enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, an exciting belly-dance performance and a front-row seat for one of Puerto Vallarta’s fabulous sunsets – for a good cause!

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.

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.

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

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