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Tropical Musings From Paradise October 2019 Edition

Posted by AdminGalvan on October 4, 2019

Before we know it High Season 2019- 2020 will be upon us and no matter how much we plan and how well organized we think we are… the first few weeks of November serve as a humble reminder of what we didn’t accomplish and what we still need to do!

In the Galvan office October is always a frenetic month for us.  We are busy trying to finish current projects and prepare for opening day of the Tianguis and High Season all at the same time.

This October we are seeing a surprisingly early number of Snowbird arrivals as well as homeowners returning and settling in for the Season.

Urgent Easter Egg Request

We are hosting a community Egg Hunt this April and are asking each of you who come to the Pueblo to bring a dozen or so plastic eggs.

More details on the Egg Hunt to follow but I wanted to get this urgent request for Plastic eggs out before you begin to head South for the Season.


Galvan Tours

Something New this Season!

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 details, click here –

Vacation Rentals

**Located in Lo de Marcos, is a small complex of 6 bungalows set around a central pool.  Each of the Bungalows have a classic Hacienda Old World Style décor and while it different from the others offers the same amenities.  A great price makes this an excellent option for your stay in town.

Welcome to Bungalows Aremar –

**For a Seasonal stay in Lo de Marcos, we have just had a cancellation on this adorable Casita on Calle San Marcos.  The rate is just $900.00 USD per month plus utilities.

Take a look! —


**In Los Ayala we have a cute one bedroom Casita available that has just installed AC and Internet for just $500.00 USD per month.

Click here for more details on Casa Conchita –


News from El Vinatero in Lo de Marcos

El Vinatero, a Wine Bar and Tasting Room is open and located at Luis Echeverria 37 just across the street from El Paraiso.  Imagine finding the best of many worlds right across the street from one another!

El Vinateros schedule will be from Noon until 12.00 pm with extended weekend hours.

The El Viantero team has been busy for the last 3 months revamping wine lists and creating some wonderful monthly food, wine and music events for the coming season.

Offering fine wines from here in Mexico, a large selection of crafts beers and even some light munchies, El Vinatero should be on everyone’s bucket list this season when visiting Lo de Marcos.

You can keep up with all the happenings at El Vinatero here –

Real Estate for Sale

It’s no secret that Real Estate prices in Lo de Marcos and in fact all of Riviera Nayarit are on the rise.  However with that said, compared to most other resort communities, owning your home in Paradise is still an affordable option.

We would like to present you with a few excellent investment options.


**Casa Concha – 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.

To view the photos and more details, click here –

**Lot Vista del Mar – 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 1904 square meters with a mesmerizing ocean view.

For more details on this incredible opportunity, click here –

**Lote Beto – This lot is 144 square meters of in town buildable space.  Great location in the first block on the right hand side as you enter town in Lo De Marcos. Priced at just $5,000.00 pesos per meter, this lot is listed for Sale at $720,000.00 pesos which at today’s exchange rate is less than $38,000 USD

To view the photos and more details, click here –


Last Minute Holiday Availability

**Residence Arena Blanca

If you are looking for an exquisite Holiday Vacation in style, we would like to introduce you to Arena Blanca located in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.

Of all the coveted waterfront condos in the area, this striking property not only provides one of the best views of the Banderas Bay, it also occupies a lovely soft sandy beach that is highlighted by three oversized swimming pools. Its exclusive design also ensures that the surrounding hills offer you a place quiet and unspoiled. And yet, the nearby resorts, luxury hotels, international restaurants and boutiques are all within easy driving distance. If your dream includes golf in some of the finest courses ever, or scuba diving, fishing, surfing or kayaking, Arena Blanca fulfills your dream of Luxury living at its best. This This Residence in the Sky offers 3 bedrooms, a studio with a large Flat Screen TV, 4.5 baths and in total offers over 5000 square feet of living space.

The large Master Suite overlooking the Bay offers a plush King Sized Bed, the other two bedrooms each have an ensuite bath and 2 plush Queen Sized Beds.

Discover more here ––


**Condo Calakmul – Beachfront in Nuevo Vallarta –

This is a luxury complex with a game room and a tennis court. The unit itself is 2 bedrooms and 3 full baths.

For more details, click here –


Tianguis Returns to Lo de Marcos for its Sixth Season


The Tianguis is the 3rd Certified Farmers Market in Riviera Nayarit and this season, the market is going to be even better than ever!

Each Saturday from November 2nd to April 11th from 9.00 until 2.00, the Tianguis is the place to be.

Featuring over 50 quality Artisans, a Food Court and Live Music…. this outdoor market has taken Riviera Nayarit by storm in just 6 years.

A must visit in Riviera Nayarit.

For more details, click here —


Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond

…on Puerto Vallarta’s Liveliest Website!

Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond
…on 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.

Vallarta Celebrates Animal Week with Free Activities
Lorena Sonrisas   

In commemoration of World Animal Day 2019, from October 4–11, the city of Puerto Vallarta will celebrate ‘Animal Week’ with a series of free activities that promote the care and protection of the many different species that inhabit the Banderas Bay region.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events in Puerto Vallarta
Pamela Thompson

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, here in the Banderas Bay area, Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta is working to promote awareness, honor breast cancer survivors and remember those who lost the fight, by hosting a series of informative, fun – and pink! – activities.

Join Julie Guerrero Real Estate Group’s River Clean-Up
Banderas News Team

In their continuing efforts to keep our beautiful city clean, the Julie Guerrero Real Estate Group will host a River Clean-Up along the banks of the Rio Cuale on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 9:30 am. If you love Puerto Vallarta, make plans now to come out and ‘Pitch In.’

Enjoy a Spectacular Sunday Brunch Buffet 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!

American School of Puerto Vallarta 2019 College Fair
Amanda González Moreno

The American School of Puerto Vallarta invites high school students and their parents to participate in the 2019 College Fair. Set to be held Oct. 7 from 11 am-2 pm at the International Convention Center, over 80 universities from the US, Canada, Mexico & Europe will be present.

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.

Act II’s 7th Season of Entertainment Opens Oct. 29
Banderas News Team

Act II Stages will kick off their 2019-2020 season of entertainment on Oct. 29 with the hit Broadway Musical, ‘Mamma Mia,’ and a Grand Gala to open their 7th season of entertaining Puerto Vallarta. Meanwhile, Summer fun continues with the ‘Abba & Elton’ show and Bob’s Karaoke Party.

‘Showgirl’ will Open Season 7 in The Red Room on Nov. 2
Marsha Ross

Act II is gearing up for another great season of entertainment and can’t wait to tell you what’s in store for Puerto Vallarta audiences this winter, like ‘Showgirl,’ starring Daniela Treviño. A party will celebrate its opening, which also kicks off Season 7 in The Red Room on Nov. 2 – Danny Mininni’s birthday!

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.

Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, November 14-17

The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic, an annual celebration of ‘The Good Life,’ 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.

Navy League Announces 2019 Toys for Tots Fundraisers

It may be a warm and steamy August, but the 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. The Golf Tournament is set for Dec. 7th, followed by the Charity Ball on the 8th.


Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Puerto Vallarta Beaches
Margarita Bonita

Turtle-loving travelers heading to Puerto Vallarta this summer are invited to join one of the Banderas Bay region’s many sea turtle protection programs which, every year, help thousands of baby Olive Ridley turtles survive long enough to reach the sea.

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.)

Discovering Mexico on the Roads Least Travelled
JoAnn Abraham

On a recent Mexican sojourn, we found inspiration on the roads least travelled. Our guides on this excursion were from Human Connections, a tiny nonprofit that introduces travelers to indigenous people doing remarkable things using skills they learned from their ancestors.

Learn Vallarta through Cultural Experiences
…take an easy walking tour!

The Mexican culture as reflected in its people, history, architecture, artisanal crafts and ecology can be experienced best by taking a walking tour. Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours offers eight such walks that immerse you in the local culture for a couple of hours.

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.


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 October everyone!


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