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Tropical Musings from Paradise November 2018


All of a sudden, the Banderas Bay is awakening from a long nap!  It seems like just yesterday, we were saying goodbye to friends who reside elsewhere during our Summer Season and already we are welcoming the home again!

We welcome each one of you to your Winter Paradise, South of the Border.

I feel a very strong sense of commitment towards the beachfront communities that are served by Galvan Real Estate and Services.

I feel so strongly in fact that I had to write this editorial opposing growth in Lo de Marcos!  To read the editorial, please click here –

Each Saturday this season, The Tianguis Lo De Marcos is An Event Not to Be Missed

All of us at Galvan Real Estate and Services are pleased to give our support to the Charming Pueblo of Lo De Marcos! As part of our commitment to the Community, we are the Event Sponsor and Organizer of a weekly Tianguis, held each Saturday during High Season from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Tianguis Lo de Marcos is at the north end of Riviera Nayarit 55 minutes from Puerto Vallarta at Luis Echeverria #9.

Tianguis Lo De Marcos will feature the works of over 60 talented Artisans including growers of Organic Produce, and a Food Court with a handful of select providers selling an impressive selection of International food items you are not likely to find elsewhere.

For more details please look here —

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We recommend that you visit the Tianguis early during your stay because you will want to return repeatedly to explore this unique shopping venue in Riviera Nayarit.

Real Estate – Diamonds in the Sky

Casa Corazon in Bucerias is a charmer! Located on Avenida Estaciones in Bucerias, this easy to navigate single story house has two bedrooms and two baths with a nice open floor plan.

The spacious Kitchen has a vaulted ceiling and a built in Breakfast bar. The Kitchen and the Living Area share a common wall that is arched and open adding to the comfortable interior of the house.

For more information and details, click here —

Casa Romero – Is without a doubt the best priced home currently For Sale in Lo de Marcos.  2 bedrooms, 1 bath and just 4 blocks to the beach.

Click here for more details —


Casa Conchita – Casa Conchita is an adorable one bedroom, one bath property on a well sized lot of 200 Square Meters.

Located just 4 blocks to the beach, this location of this property helps to make it the ideal home in Paradise.  Close enough to the beach and town for complete enjoyment, yet far enough away for complete tranquility and relaxation.

For more details, click here —

Rental Spotlight

Bungalows Aremar –

Located on Luis Echeverria in Lo de Marcos, this small enclave of just 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.  Each Suite offers direct access to the Pool area.

For more details, click here —

Restaurant Review – Pineda in Los Ayala

Five Stars – This restaurant is a well hidden gem in Los Ayala!  On a recent visit, we enjoyed An outstanding order of Mummy Shrimp which was cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped and cooked to perfection and a mixed order of Fajitas with Chicken and Beef.  Overlooking the Guayabitos beach, this restaurant is a must for your next visit to town.

Address: Carretera a Los Ayala km 5, Rincón de Guayabitos, Sin Nombre Loc. Rincón de Guayabitos, 63724 Rincón de Guayabitos, Nayarit. Phone: 01 327 274 2143

You can see the current menú here — Menu:

Galvan Real Estate and Services Celebrates 5 years of Service

December 12th we are celebrating our 5th Anniversary and you are invited.

The event is open to the public and intended to be enjoyed by everyone in town.

The theme of the evening will be a Grand Carnival with Carnival Games, Prizes, a mechanical bull, live music, food and wholesome good fun for everyone.

The Carnival will run from 5pm to 10.00 pm and held in the event space adjacent to our office.

Save the date Folks, this is another exciting event for Lo de Marcos that none of us will want to miss!


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


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.

‘Mexipunx’ Photo Exhibition Continues at the OPC Jan. 5
Pilar Perez

An opening reception for ‘Mexipunx,’ a photographic exhibition by Rubén Ortiz Torres, was held on October 6 at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in Puerto Vallarta. The exhibit, which includes videos and drawings of people in the photographs, continues through January 5, 2019.

Act II Entertainment’s Exciting 6th Season Begins Oct 31

Kicking off October 31st, the 2018-2019 season of entertainment at Act II offers something for everyone. Whether it’s the high-quality theater productions, or internationally-known cabaret acts & drag shows, the entertainment at Stages is on par with any theater in North America.

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.)

Tianguis Lo De Marcos’ 5th Season Begins November 3

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.

Los Muertos Brewing’s 6th Annual Fiesta en La Calle
Banderas News Team

Since the ‘fun never dies’ in Puerto Vallarta, Los Muertos Brewing Company (Lázaro Cárdenas #302) will host their 6th Fiesta en la Calle street party on Saturday, November 3. Come out and enjoy a frightfully fun party on the street with free live entertainment from 1:00-11:00 pm.

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!

Puerto Vallarta to Host 2018 SingularityU Mexico Summit
María Francesca

On November 7 and 8, Puerto Vallarta will host the 2018 SingularityU Mexico Summit, a collaborative platform that empowers individuals and organizations to learn, connect, and innovate using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotechnology.

Boutique Theatre Announces its Exciting New Season
Catherine Caldera

As we head into a new season, The Boutique Dinner Theater and Nacho Daddy invite everyone to come out and have some fun! With new shows, movies, TED Talks and more, along with the best bands in Puerto Vallarta playing most every night, there’s something for everyone!

Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta November 8
Gary Green

Fishing and golfing enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta from November 8-11, 2018 for a long weekend of friendship, fun and entertainment at the 13th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s premiere fishing, golf and spa outing, ‘Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.’

November 10 Garage Sale to Benefit PuRR Project
Marilyn Khan

PuRR Project’s Fall Garage Sale will be held in Marina Vallarta on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 8 am-3 pm. All proceeds will benefit the 200+ furry residents at Puerto Vallarta’s non-profit, no-kill, feline shelter. It’s been a long, hot, wet summer and the coffers need replenishment.

Timothy Real Estate Group to Host Loft 268 Rooftop Party
Taniel Chemsian

Join Timothy Real Estate Group for wine and canapés on the roof of the new Loft 268 condominium development in the Zona Romantica on November 13, from 5-8 pm. This beautiful seven-story building offers 64 private residences inspired by Puerto Vallarta’s unparalleled natural beauty.

Puerto Vallarta South Side Shuffle Returns November 16
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.

TREG’s 4th House Hunters International Charity Event
Taniel Chemsian

On November 20, Puerto Vallarta’s #1 Real Estate brokerage firm, Timothy Real Estate Group, will host The Disco Ball, their fourth ‘House Hunters International’ charity event benefiting two local charitable organizations – the Asilo San Juan Diego Senior Center and the SETAC Community Center.

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.

The Palm Cabaret Announces 2018-2019 Lineup of Shows
Alex Bourgeau

The Palm Cabaret has been entertaining Puerto Vallarta audiences for years, and it just keeps getting better! Come November, The Palm will kick 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.

Thanksgiving Weekend ‘White Party’ in Puerto Vallarta
Diego Sancho

On Thanksgiving weekend, the world’s largest gay dance music festival, Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party, will bring thousands of gay guys from around the world to Puerto Vallarta for a weekend full of fun in the sun, fabulous pool parties, and dancing on the beach at Mantamar Beach Club.

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.

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.

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.

SETAC Community Center Second Annual Red Ribbon Gala
Paco Arjona

Tickets are on sale for the Second Red Ribbon Gala to benefit SETAC, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit whose mission is to reduce HIV and other STDs in the Banderas Bay region through education, detection and prevention. Mantamar Beach Club will host this gala fundraising event on Dec. 5, 2018.

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!


Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia, A Waking Dream of Mexico’ on Tour

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,’ is touring around Mexico through November 8.

Hotel Hacienda Escondida Offers Summer Splash Day Pass
Laura Gelezunas

At Hacienda Escondida, Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors can enjoy a relaxing day enjoying the beautiful pool, jacuzzi, and surrounding leisure areas at this boutique hotel on the city’s south side – without booking a room! – thanks to their new Summer Splash Day Pass.

Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Puerto Vallarta Beaches
Marie Callan

Created in 1981, the Puerto Vallarta sea turtle conservation program now draws thousands of tourists to the shores of Banderas Bay every summer for the annual turtle nesting season, which runs from late June to September, and offers travelers an educational vacation experience.

Starboard Yachts: The Ultimate Way to Tour Banderas Bay
Marie Callan

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
Sylvia McNamee

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
C.D. Selph

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
Marie Callan

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.

Until next month, we wish you the very best.


All of us at Galvan Real Estate & Services

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Office – (327) 275-0233

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