Tropical Musings from Paradise
June 2018 Edition
Spanish and French Below
Its official, the year is half over already. Have you made plans for your next Vacation in Paradise?
Yes, it is warm, but Summer in the Tropics simply cannot be beat. The afternoon and evening storms that often bring thunder and lightning are a site to behold and will create memories which will last for a lifetime.
This month we would like to bring your attention to another small charming Pueblo located on the Coast of Riviera Nayarit that is called Los Ayala.
Los Ayala is located at the most Southern-most point of Jaltemba Bay and is located less than 5 minutes from Guayabitos. It is a very quiet and peaceful beach community with an amazingly beautiful beach.
Los Ayala on Mexico’s Nayarit Riviera: so special it’s magical
Los Ayala remains one of Mexico’s best kept secrets. It’s a “real Mexican” town that has kept its quaint ways, a paradisiacal beach town where smiles are abundant and freely passed around. This quaint Mexican town is commonly referred to as a “small town with a big heart,” and a piece of paradise that one is compelled to share with others.
What is so special about Los Ayala? Clearly, it is the splendor of the palm fringed beach and the striking beauty of the lush jungle clad mountains as they struggle to embrace the sea. Is it the abundance and variety of the flora and fauna found in and around this tropical paradise?
Los Ayala is lush and green and adorned with soaring palm trees and an abundance of colossal banana trees…. Flocks of green Mexican parrots sing gloriously sweet as they soar overhead in the immense blue sky.
Is it the shy Mexican chachalacas that hang about in the uppermost portion of the trees where they are well hidden by the foliage and, on rare occasion, can be spotted strutting like peacocks down the street in front of my house? Is it the glorious black-throated magpie jays that are occasionally seen during the early morning hours; the grey hawks and frigate birds who seemingly own the sky or the gregarious brown pelicans that hang out at the beach?
Is it the endearing coatimundi that are frequently seen or the lone grey fox that is glimpsed on the rare occasion during the early morning hours? Could it be the common but equally captivating neighborhood goats, who manage to escape their confines every few days to roam the town streets? Granted, not everyone finds the goats charming, but they serve to provide great weed control, and on occasion a “Keep Fit” program for me when they start straying from the weeds and chomping on the leaves of one of my plants; obliging me to chase them down the street.
Could it be Los Ayala’s star filled sky dominated by a moon that is immense and surely larger than anywhere else in the universe? Or could it be the legend of the Ayala’s — a group alleged of bandits with the surname “Ayala” who lived here during the early part of nineteenth century? Local folklore says that there is a great treasure waiting to be discovered, hidden in a cave behind a golden door, somewhere in Los Ayala. Did I mention that Los Ayala beach was once referred to as the “Beach of the Mermaids?”
To read the rest of this article that was originally published on Mexconnect.com please click here http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/3747-los-ayala-on-mexico-s-nayarit-riviera-so-special-it-s-magical
Christina Stobbs is the author of this article and also an avid photographer. Take a look at her extensive portfolio here — https://www.christinastobbsphotography.com/index
Rental Spotlight – Beachfront Bargains in Coastal Nayarit!
**Bungalow El Coral in Lo de Marcos –
Located on Calle Las Minitas, this beachfront Bungalow Property in Lo de Marcos is a treat! It is small beach style bungalow hotel with a relaxed atmosphere that is enjoyed by guests of all ages who are looking for a beautiful spot to getaway and relax.
Offering a mix of Hotel Rooms and one and two bedroom Bungalows, this property is sure to have the best option for you.
Take a look here for photos, more details and affordable rates — https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/2018/05/20/el-coral-bungalows-for-rent-lo-de-marcos/
**El Pueblito Sayulita in Sayulita –
We are delighted to offer this delightful Boutique Hotel in Sayulita to our clients! Just 100 Meters to the beach!
Sayulita is one of the top attractions in Riviera Nayarit. Sayulita breaths such an International aire and is a place that you can find International Surfing events, art galleries and a gastronomic diversity with a style of its own.
El Pueblito is a Mexican hotel, committed to the environment and the enchanting town of Sayulita. Where Mexican customs and traditions from the heart are praised and revered.
For more details, click here — https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/2018/05/04/boutique-hotel-rental-el-pueblito-sayulita-sayulita/
**Real Estate Spotlight – Villas la Higuera
Galvan Real Estate and Services is excited to announce that we have just gotten our First Development for Sale!!
In Los Ayala you will find Villas La Higuera which is a small Boutique Complex offering a mix of 3 and 4 bedroom homes starting at just $96,500.00 USD.
Take a look here for more details — https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/2018/05/29/for-sale-villas-la-higuera-los-ayala/
During High Season, the Developments In SIte Sales office will be open daily however, for now, to arrange a showing please call our office.
**Real Estate Spotlight – Hacienda La Floresta
This new home is straight out of Luxury Homes Magazine! With no detail overlooked in its design and construction, this Hacienda occupies the prime corner of Calle Universidad and Calle Risco and is just two blocks to the beach.
From the moment you enter the property, you will be struck with the attention to detail, including an electric entry gate, a flagstone driveway, and Cantera Marble columns marking the stately entry to the Hacienda.
The large corner lot of 1355.00 square meters hosts the gracious 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath Hacienda, a salt water swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen area with a BBQ and oven, and detached building that could be turned into an additional guest suite.
To see the photo and amenities of this lovely Hacienda in Lo de Marcos click here, https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/2018/06/04/hacienda-la-floresta-for-sale-lo-de-marcos/
Interested in Farm or Ranch Land?
Galvan Land is the rural property division of Galvan Real Estate and Services, the largest real estate company in Southern Nayarit, Mexico. Galvan Land agents are local, influential, results-driven individuals backed by the most innovative company in the real estate industry.
Galvan Land agents and brokers have the experience and professionalism to exceed your needs and expectations.
When you work with Galvan Land, you aren’t just working with a local real estate agent. You are working with dedicated land professionals who are committed to you, your land legacy and the community.
View our Listings here — https://www.galvanrealestateandservices.com/galvan-land/
Galvans Social Giving Committee has selected its first Project – English as a Second Language!
Since the formal adoption of our Social Responsibility Program and Guidelines early this year, we have been beseeched with different ideas and thoughts.
It was after a long and complicated evaluation process that ended with our decision that the initial funding would be focused on Education. After all an Education will last a lifetime!
Our Program Committee opted to offer Full Scholarships to a limited number of students who desire to learn English as a second language . . .
You can read Project Description Highlights here –
Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond
…on Puerto Vallarta’s Liveliest Website! Banderasnews.com
Kaiser Maximilian Celebrates 23 Years, Restaurant Week
Banderas News Team
Kaiser Maximilian is celebrating 23 years as one of the city’s finest restaurants so, in addition to participating in Vallarta Restaurant Week 2018, which runs through June 10th, they’ll be serving their special $466 peso, three-course menu for lunch and dinner through June 14th.
Yet Another New Show Opening at Act II Entertainment!
It may be June but, with yet another new show opening, the return of Bob’s Karaoke Party, and the last performance of ‘Nunsense, A-Men!’, Act II insists on keeping you entertained this week. The fun never ends at the biggest entertainment venue in Vallarta – Act II Stages.
Treat All Your Senses to Restaurant Week at River Café
Restaurant Week is the perfect time to discover, or re-discover, The River Café. Nestled on the banks of the Rio Cuale in downtown Puerto Vallarta, this elegant restaurant has been delighting diners with the sights and sounds of nature, live music and innovative cuisine since 1996.
‘You Are Here: Cartographies of a Destination’ at OPC
Every year in May, the Office of Cultural Projects organizes an exhibition dedicated to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate the city’s and the gallery’s anniversary. This year’s exhibit, ‘You Are Here: Cartographies of a Destination,’ opens May 26, 2018 and will remain on display through August 25.
Restaurant Week is Exceptional at Daiquiri Dick’s
Banderas News Team
When it comes to fine dining in Puerto Vallarta, Daiquiri Dick’s has it all… Especially during Restaurant Week, when you can enjoy an exceptional three-course menu, superior service and spectacular sunsets in an elegant beachfront setting for only $399 pesos through June 10, 2018.
Two Vallarta Restaurant Week Menus at Di Vino Dante
With 59 restaurants offering 3-course prix-fixe menus, with 3 selections per course, and 3 pricing options determined by each restaurant’s menu, Restaurant Week offers diners a lot of choices. And, with two different menus in two price categories, Di Vino Dante offers even more!
Join the Community Clean-Up in Col. Emiliano Zapata
If you love Puerto Vallarta, please join us on Saturday, June 2 at 9:30 am for a Col. Emiliano Zapata Clean-Up. The JG Group will supply the tools needed to pick up debris and spruce up our streets. We’ll finish by 11:30 am, but stick around for hot dogs and refreshments afterwards.
PV Real Estate Walking Tours Back by Popular Demand
The JG Group
Join The JG Group’s Vallarta Real Estate Advisors Julie Guerrero and Dean McConkey on Saturdays for the only real estate walking tour in La Zona Romantica. These free tours visit nine of the new real estate projects in one of PV’s fastest growing areas. (Advance reservations required.)
‘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!
Spend a Day at the Puerto Vallarta SPCA Sanctuary
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.
Condos, Casas & Cocktails: FREE Real Estate Seminars
Thinking of buying Vallarta real estate? Join Tropicasa Realty & Garbo Bar for ‘Condos, Casas & Cocktails’ – a casual, yet informative, conversation about purchasing real estate in Mexico – every other Thursday at one of Puerto Vallarta’s most exciting residential developments, Pier 57.
1st Riviera Nayarit Rock Festival Set for June 9, 2018
Spanish rock fans can now put the 1st Riviera Nayarit Rock Festival on their calendar for June 9, 2018. The event will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel concert venue in Nuevo Vallarta with the participation of Mexican band Panteón Rococó as the headliner, plus three local bands.
2018 Optimist North American Championship at VYC
Beautiful Banderas Bay will once again be the setting for a major international sailing championship. From June 24 – July 1, 2018, 150 young Optimist class sailors from 14 different countries will be competing in the North American Optimist Championships hosted by Vallarta Yacht Club.
Fourth of July BBQ on the Beach at Daiquiri Dick’s
If you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta on the USA’s 242nd birthday, head over to Daiquiri Dick’s on Los Muertos Beach for a Red, White & Blue BBQ that includes all your favorite 4th of July foods, live music by one of PV’s hottest bands, Sylvie and The Zippers, and lots of fun!
Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’ Opens in Guadalajara Aug. 30
While Banderas Bay area residents and visitors eagerly await the opening of the Cirque du Soleil theme park that’s currently under construction in Nuevo Vallarta, the show that the park will be centered around, ‘Luzia, A Waking Dream of Mexico,’ will start touring around Mexico in August.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Starboard Yachts: The Ultimate Way to Tour Banderas Bay
For those looking for a one-of-a-kind Puerto Vallarta experience, Starboard Yachts offers the ultimate in luxury yacht tours. With Starboard Yachts, you’ll enjoy a truly luxurious day on the water aboard the most elegant, yet affordable, yacht charter available in Banderas Bay.
Puerto Vallarta Zoo: A Truly Unforgettable Experience
Located 35 minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta in beautiful Mismaloya, ‘Zoologico de Vallarta’ is built into the side of the Sierra Madre mountains, taking full advantage of the natural setting to create a lush, tropical experience for both zoo residents and visitors.
Ladies Outdoor Club Adventures (L.O.C.A.)
For Women Travellers in Puerto Vallarta
Ladies Outdoor Club Adventures P.V. (L.O.C.A.) is not only a great place to network and make new friends, but also a place to challenge your fears and push your limits while having the time of your life with like-minded women who have a passion for the outdoors.
Discover Puerto Vallarta’s Own Garden of Eden
Hidden in the jungle about a half-hour drive south of Puerto Vallarta is an oasis of beauty reminiscent of Babylon’s Hanging Gardens with a nod to Adam and Eve. Bring your hiking boots, your camera, your appetite, and your soul to explore Vallarta Botanical Gardens.
It’s Always a Great Time to Visit Estero El Salado
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a natural sanctuary, where rivers, jungles, mountain and sea come together to provide a wide variety of eco-tourism options and an endless array of outdoor adventures. One example is Estero El Salado, an urban eco-reserve in the city’s Hotel Zone.
New Historic Vallarta Tour for Wheelchair Travelers
Puerto Vallarta’s accessible Malecón is now the site for historic walking tours for wheelchair travelers. This tour, offered by Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours, follows the flat Malecón along the shore of Banderas Bay, and is ideal for those with mobility limitations.
Las Caletas: Family Fun in Puerto Vallarta
If you’ve never been to Mexico’s beloved Puerto Vallarta before, you’ll most likely have a hard time narrowing your must visit list down to a few attractions to fit your time there. Yet some attractions in Vallarta are better than others, especially for family travelers with kids in tow.
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.
Office in Lo de Marcos–011 52 (327) 275-0233
Office in Los Ayala – 011 52 (327) 274-3163
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