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Tropical Musings from Paradise November, 2019 edition

Posted by AdminGalvan on October 30, 2019

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

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.
If this is your first visit to Lo de Marcos or if you are a returning friend, please take the time to read this article that describes life in Lo de Marcos!

To read the article, please click here –

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

Opening Day is November 2nd!

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 —

Follow the Tianguis on Facebook for up to the minute information –

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

**Lot Vista del Mar in Lo de Marcos

Unbelievable but true!
An Ocean view lot has just come on the market For Sale in Lo de Marcos.
Located on a private and gated road, just off Calle Minitas this hillside lot is an impressive size of just over 1094 square meters with a mesmerizing ocean view.
This community is a small enclave of 5 other properties all sharing the outstanding Jungle and Pacific Ocean view.

For more information and details, click here —

**Casa Concha – Investment Opportunity in 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 —

**Casa Corzaon in Rincon de 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. Have family who wants to come stay? Or looking to generate some rental income?

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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 detail, click here —


Restaurant Review – Cravings Restaurant – Lo de Marcos


It’s the same name as last year will New Owners and a new menu.

Do yourself a favor and stop on in.

Luis Echeverria #12


Galvan Tours –

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the fun!

It’s fun to get away and experience more of Mexico, its terrains and numerous delights however perhaps your lack of a vehicle, lack of desire to drive here in Mexico, maybe even your lack of the Spanish language or maybe it’s not knowing where to actually go and what to see, that’s been holding you back from seeing the country.

The Galvan Team has come up with perfect solution for all of these scenarios and many more.

It is with pleasure that we are announcing the Inaugural Season of Galvan Tours.

For more information, click here –


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


Celebrate Oktoberfest in Vallarta at Kaiser Maximilian
Banderas News Team    

Get out the lederhosen and beer steins – it’s time for Oktoberfest! Through Nov. 10, European Chef Andreas Rupprechter is serving up his Oktoberfest menu along with the traditional Austrian cuisine that has made Kaiser Maximilian one of Vallarta’s favorite restaurants.

Daiquiri Dick’s Special Menu Offers Innovative Cuisine
Banderas News Team

When you crave a great meal in casually elegant surroundings, there’s no better place than Daiquiri Dick’s on Los Muertos Beach. This popular beachfront restaurant on the south side of Puerto Vallarta strikes just the right chord with its classy beach house feel and innovative cuisine.

ThumbTack Theater Presents ‘Toothpaste and Cigars’
Melissa Tropp

Four seasoned theater professionals have teamed up to bring theater experiences with an indie aesthetic to the Banderas Bay area. ThumbTack Theater, the newest performance group in Vallarta, is thrilled to present their debut production, ‘Toothpaste and Cigars,’ at Nacho Daddy.

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.

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.

ExPats in Vallarta October 2019 Happy Hours & Events
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents, visitors, or those considering living or working in Puerto Vallarta, has announced this month’s schedule of events. Here’s what’s happening in October.

Act2PV Opens Seventh Season of Entertainment Oct. 29
Marsha Ross

Act2PV opens its 7th exciting season on Tuesday, October 29, with ‘Mamma Mia!’, the biggest, most exciting musical ever produced in Puerto Vallarta! Each year, Act2PV is committed to bringing PV the very best entertainment, and the 2019/20 season commitment is ‘Quality Over Quantity.’

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.

Two Art Exhibitions Open October 26 at OPC Vallarta
Pilar Perez

Two contemporary art exhibitions linked by sound, seismic landscapes and images – ‘Michael Nyman: In Movement’ and ‘Señales y Sonidos de la Tierra’ – will open October 26, 2019 at Puerto Vallarta’s Office of Cultural Projects, where they will remain on display through January 18, 2020.

2019 Día de Los Muertos Festival in Puerto Vallarta
María Francesca

In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the dead will soon walk the Earth – so let the celebrations begin! From October 25 through November 3, there will be Day of the Dead altars, Catrina displays, singing, dancing, parades and other ‘spooktacular’ events in various venues throughout the city.

2019 Day of the Dead Festivities at ART VallARTa
Alan Ross

Dearly departed spirits will return to hover over this year’s ART VallARTa Day of the Dead celebration in Puerto Vallarta, which start October 25 with a street party and an art exhibition inside the gallery, and continue Oct 31 with the premier of ‘La Noche de los Alebrijes,’ a bilingual stage play.

Celebrate Día de Los Muertos at Velas Vallarta Resorts
Lorena Sonrisas

From October 31 through November 4, Velas Resorts in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit will celebrate Día de Los Muertos, one of the most representative holidays of Mexican culture, with ofrendas, traditional recipes, tasting menus, special décor and more.

Celebrate the Day of the Dead at ‘Tu Casa en Vallarta’
José Alfredo Gonzalez

There’s no better place to celebrate El Día de Los Muertos than surrounded by your Mexican family at Tu Casa en Vallarta. Come enjoy a classic No Way José! fiesta that combines the flavors of Mexico with music by Fernando Huerta Gonzalez and a Catrina costume contest on November 2.

Ready to Shop? Tianguis Lo de Marcos Returns Nov. 2
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.

Los Muertos Brewing’s 7th Annual Fiesta en La Calle
Banderas News Team

Since the ‘fun never dies’ on Vallarta’s south side, Los Muertos Brewing will host their 7th ‘Fiesta en la Calle’ from 2:00-11:30 pm on Saturday, November 2. Come out and enjoy a frightfully fun party and dancing in the street to free live entertainment all day – and night – long.

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 $150 pesos!

‘COCO, The Family Show,’ November 3 at Teatro Vallarta
Lorena Sonrisas

Since the movie ‘Coco’ is set in Mexico during the country’s Día de los Muertos celebrations, Teatro Vallarta will present ‘Él Show de la Familia COCO,’ a theatrical production in two acts based on the Academy Award-winning Disney Studios film on Sunday, November 3, at 6:30 pm.

ExPats in Vallarta November Happy Hours & Events
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents, visitors, or those considering living, working or investing in Puerto Vallarta, has announced next month’s schedule of events. Here’s what’s happening in November.

Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta this November
Gary Green

Fishing and golf enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta November 7-10, 2019 for a long weekend of fun and friendship at the 14th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s premiere fishing, golf & spa outing, ‘Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.’

November 9 Garage Sale to Benefit PuRR Project
Marilyn Khan

This season’s first fund raising event for Vallarta’s non-profit feline shelter, PuRR Project, will be a huge Garage Sale on Saturday, November 9. We’ve already collected lots of good stuff to sell, but still need your unwanted ‘treasures’ that someone else would love to have.

9th Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, November 14-17

The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic, an annual celebration of world-class food, wine, and golf, returns to the Riviera Nayarit November 14-17, 2019. Combining the best of Mexico’s food and drink with the chance to play on two Jack Nicklaus golf courses, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

Puerto Vallarta Craft Beer Festival, November 16 & 17
Ricardo Acerco

If you love craft beer, make plans now to be in Puerto Vallarta Nov. 16 & 17, 2019 for the Third Brewmasters Beer Festival. Set to take place at the Rio Cuale Cultural Center, this free event will feature some of the region’s, and the world’s, best brews – all in one place!

Puerto Vallarta to Host Free Soul Festival Nov 29-Dec 1
Travel Pulse

World-renowned yoga and meditation instructors, leaders in the health and wellness segment, and holistic musicians will meet in Puerto Vallarta from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 for the 2019 Free Soul Festival, a wellness-focused event where you can connect with nature, others and your inner self.

Puerto Vallarta South Side Shuffle Returns November 29
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.

‘Evening Under the Stars’ Gala Benefit for SPCA de PV
Andrea Peters

Tickets are now on sale for an extraordinary “Evening Under the Stars,” the annual fund raiser for the SPCA de Puerto Vallarta. You won’t want to miss this spectacular event, scheduled to be held at the beautiful Oscar’s Restaurant on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

Navy League Announces 2019 Toys for Tots Fundraisers

It may be a warm and steamy August, but the Puerto Vallarta Navy League Council is already hard at work preparing for the 22nd consecutive year of raising funds to distribute toys to needy kids this holiday season. This year’s Golf Tournament is set for Dec. 7th, followed by the Charity Ball on the 8th.

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 – (327) 275-0233 or TOLL FREE 1-800-616-3841

Have a great November everyone!


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