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Tropical Musings from Paradise May, 2019 Edition

Posted by AdminGalvan on May 6, 2019

In the month of May, there are many festivities and events going on in The Banderas Bay.

It’s up to each of us, to step out when we want and enjoy all that this Paradise has to offer.

When you think or Real Estate of Vacation Rentals in Riviera Nayarit, please call on Team Galvan for our experience and local knowledge.

Here are a few properties that caught my eye this month,

**Real Estate Spotlight**

You are invited to enjoy the Sanctuary known as Playa Las Tortugas, which translates to Turtle Beach!

Playa Las Tortugas is the perfect place for ecotourism enthusiasts and vacationers that are interested in enjoying a beautiful natural environment.  The pace is quiet and slow, with no large crowds of people and offers hundreds of hectares of wild coastal areas for exploration or relaxation.

It is in the middle of this Resort that we are pleased to be able to offer Lot Martin for Sale.  This large lot is over 1381 square meters.

Click here for more details,

Lo De Marcos

**Casa Tree Tops – Hot NEW Listing for Sale in Lo de Marcos

Casa Tree Tops is about location, location, location. About a half a mile from the busy downtown plaza and shops, Casa Tree Tops is surrounded by jungle, just a Five minute walk from the surf break and beachfront palapa restaurants at the south end of Lo de Marcos beach.

Unlike the majority of properties in the pueblo, this is one of the very few perched above the tree tops, at an elevation of 65 feet above sea level, offering a priceless, unobstructed 240 degree view of mountains and sea.

For more information on this one of a kind property, click here –

Mothers Day in Mexico

For Mothers Day . . .

To honor the Mothers in our lives, El Vinatero  in Lo de Marcos will be hosting a LIVE Mariachi band from 9.00 to 10.00 PM on Friday, May 10th.

We have added Pacifico, Corona and Micheladas to our menu!

Space is limited, so please make your reservations today.


Rental Spotlight

**Bungalow El Coral – Beachfront Bungalows 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 the 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.

For more details, click here –

Another rental that is good for a Summer Get Away is Casa Bendita in Lo de Marcos.

With its great in town location on Benito Juarez just 5 blocks to the pristine beach of Lo de Marcos and 2 blocks to the Town Square, this 2 bedroom, 1 bath home has everything you need for a wonderful vacation in paradise!

Recently refurnished and updated, this adorable property is sure to make you smile.

There is a lovely and very inviting Swimming Pool that is shared with the other unit.

Click here for more details –

Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond

…from Puerto Vallarta’s Liveliest Website!

From live music to cultural festivals, charity events and special interest group meetings, there’s always something fun to do in Puerto Vallarta. Events in the Banderas Bay area encompass a broad range of interests and enthusiasms covering everything from Mariachi, Cultural, International Film, Fine Arts, and Gourmet Festivals to Fishing, Tennis and Golf Tournaments.

Are you planning an event in Puerto Vallarta or the greater Banderas Bay area? Send a brief description, including information on whom we should contact to learn more, to events(at)

Villa Premiere Art Gallery Supports PV Orchestra School        

A weekly event whose main objective is to support and promote the culture of Puerto Vallarta, ‘Art Gallery by Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel’ is an initiative that showcases the work of local artists every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am, while supporting the Orchestra School of Puerto Vallarta.

2019 Puerto Vallarta Tennis Open, April 29-May 5
Diego Sancho              

Bringing more than 60 world class professional tennis players from all over the world to PV, the second edition of the Puerto Vallarta Open, an ATP Challenger Tour Tournament, will take place from April 29th through May 5th at Parque Parota in the city’s Hotel Zone.

2019 Fiestas de Mayo de La Parroquia de La Santa Cruz
Benjamin Martinez

It is not too late to experience a true Mexican tradition in Old Town Puerto Vallarta! The 2019 Fiestas De Mayo festivities continue outside Parroquia de la Santa Cruz, Calles Aguacate and Lazaro Cardenas in Colonia Emiliano Zapata, every evening through Friday, May 3.

‘Promised Lands’ Exhibition at OPC Puerto Vallarta
Pilar Perez

An opening reception for ‘Promised Lands,’ an exhibition about the global refugee crisis, will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 7-9 pm at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in Puerto Vallarta. The expo, which includes a video installation, continues through May 4.

Sensational Spring Entertainment at Act II Stages
Daniel R. Mininni

Act II’s Spectacular Spring Season is going strong with lots of entertainment options to enjoy whether you’re living in, or visiting, Puerto Vallarta. From live cabaret, comedy and drag shows, to the return of ‘Avenue Q’ on May 6, there’s something for everyone at Stages.

Puerto Vallarta International Folkloric Dance Festival
Lorena Sonrisas

From April 28 through May 5th, more than 750 dancers from 7 Mexican states and 5 guest countries will participate in the 13th Puerto Vallarta Folkloric Dance Festival, a celebration that brings the colors, music and traditions of Mexico to life through dance.

Dinner & a Show with Kim Kuzma at Coco’s Kitchen
Debbie White

Coco’s Kitchen will present ‘Dinner & a Show with Kim Kuzma’ on Friday, May 3. Some of the finest musicians in Puerto Vallarta will accompany Kim for this magical night of music under the stars. The delicious four-course dinner begins at 7 pm, the show starts at 8:00.

Spectacular May at Tu Casa en Vallarta, No Way José!
Julie Guerrero

It’s going to be a spectacular May at No Way José! On May 4, Piel Canela will close our their season in style on the NWJ! Terrace. Then, on May 10, singing sensation Alejandro Peña and an award-winning meal at Tu Casa en Vallarta will make Mother’s Day extra special.

Hedda Lettuce, the ‘Queen of Green,’ in The Red Room
Debbie White

Back for her fourth season at Act II’s Red Room, Hedda Lettuce has a reputation of being outrageously funny, and her shows always turn out to be a roller coaster ride of laughs and crazy surprises! Catch her on Fridays at 9:30 pm in The Red Room at Act II Entertainment Stages.

The JG Group Offers Free PV Real Estate Walking Tours
Banderas News Team     

Join The JG Group’s Vallarta Real Estate Advisors on Wednesdays and 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.)

Renee Armand was ‘Born to Be Wild’ in The Red Room
Debbie White

Renee Armand, one of Act II’s most popular artists, will once again bring her musical magic to Puerto Vallarta audiences as she returns to The Red Room April 23 for a six-show run. This year, Renee delivers ‘Born to Be Wild,’ a thrilling solo performance audiences are sure to love!

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.

Join The JG Group’s River Clean-Up on Sunday, May 5
Julie Guerrero

If you love Puerto Vallarta, and are going to be in town this weekend, make plans now to join The JG Group’s River Clean-Up this Sunday, May 5 at 9:30 am. We supply the garbage bags and tongs. You bring your positive energy. Together we can make a difference!

‘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!

15th Puerto Vallarta Altruism Festival Set for May 5th
Banderas News Team

Scheduled to be held in the beachfront garden at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort on May 5, 2019, the 15th Annual International Altruism Festival promises to deliver a wonderful mix of charity, culture, entertainment, food and fun to Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Tour & 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.

Spend a 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.

ExPats in Vallarta May 2019 Happy Hours & Events
Sara Wise

In May, ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, will be hosting Happy Hour Gatherings every Tuesday from 5-7 pm, a Day Cruise on Banderas Bay on May 9th, and a special dinner on May 16th.

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.

TREG to Host Open House at Casa Mediterranee on May 9
Timothy Real Estate Group

If you are looking to buy the home of your dreams in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, mark your calendar for Thursday, May 9, 2019, when Timothy Real Estate Group will be hosting an Open House from 7:00-9:00 pm at the beautiful Casa Mediterranee in El Cerro, overlooking El Centro.

Two Ways to Celebrate El Día de la Madre at River Café
María Francesca

Family is the cornerstone of Mexican culture, but no one is more important than Mom, which is why El Día de la Madre is celebrated with enthusiasm every year on May 10th. Here in Puerto Vallarta, The River Café is the perfect place to pamper your mother on her special day.

Mother’s Day Specials at Daiquiri Dick’s Restaurant
Banderas News Team

Unlike the US, where Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday in May, in Mexico, ‘El Día de la Madre,’ is always celebrated May 10. No matter which day you choose to show Mom your appreciation, Daiquiri Dick’s has got you covered with their Mother’s Day Festival, May 10-13.

Treat Mom to a Delicious Meal at Kaiser Maximilian
Marie Callan

Taking Mom out for a delicious meal that she doesn’t have to cook is one of the best ways to celebrate El Día de La Madre so, on May 10 and 11th, Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone is serving up a special 3-course Mother’s Day menu.

Vallarta to Host Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) has announced that Puerto Vallarta, Mexico will host the 2019 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship, scheduled to take place May 13-19.

Democrats Abroad Summer Social at Langostinos, May 15
Mike Lyman

Join the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico at Langostinos on Playa Los Muertos on Wednesday, May 15 from 5-7 pm for our first Summer Social of 2019. With Semana Santa behind us, it’s a little calmer in Vallarta now, making it a great time to have some fun!

Vallarta Restaurant Week Announces 2019 Participants

Home to over 300 restaurants, Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s most popular culinary destinations. Foodies will find bargains galore during the 15th edition of Restaurant Week, set to be held May 15 through June 10, 2019 at 61 Banderas Bay dining establishments.

Riviera Nayarit Blooming with Spring Festivals & Events
Analia Brache

The Riviera Nayarit invites North American travelers to experience spring on Mexico’s Pacific coast, with a vibrant array of seasonal events that showcase Mexican cuisine, culture, sports and entertainment designed to please a wide range of tastes and interests.

2019 Down Puerto Vallarta Extreme Bike Race, May 18-19
Ricardo Acerco

After the incredible success of its first two editions, Down Puerto Vallarta is coming back to town on May 18 and 19, 2019, bringing some of the best extreme bikers in the world to the streets of downtown, where they will compete for more than $300,000 pesos in prizes.

2019 Vallarta Pride Festival Offers a Week Full of Fun
Diego Sancho

The seventh edition of Vallarta Pride, Puerto Vallarta’s annual Gay Pride festival, is set to take place in La Zona Romantica from May 19 to 26, 2019, with a variety of events designed to honor the vibrant LGBT community that live in and visit our tourist destination.


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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2 thoughts on “Tropical Musings from Paradise May, 2019 Edition

  • Shirley
    on May 7, 2019

    I have clients that woud like a beach rental in Lo de Marcos for the month of January 2020.
    What do you have and cost?
    It would be for two adults.
    Thank you
    Shirley Arndt
    Sunrise Travel

    • AdminGalvan
      on May 7, 2019

      Hello Shirly our Rental agent will contact you in regards of your requirement and our availability.

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