San Francisco Beaches
: This pristine beach on open sea just a few miles outstide the bay is gorgeous, windswept and primitive feeling, long and wide, with deep creamy sand and rougher waters than inside Banderas Bay. The locals, both Mexican and an increasing number of expatriates valuing untrammeled nature, are super friendly.
Puerto Vallarta: A Real Estate Success Story
: What we can establish as being “a success”? Well, in 2000 Puerto Vallarta had roughly $50 million in resort real estate sales (“resort real estate” is defined as real estate purchased primarily by retirees or second-home purchasers). There were rarely homes selling for more than $1 million and few large real estate developments.
Casa de Mita
: The short drive north from Puerto Vallarta transports you from urban jungle to a unique property exuding innovative design features and secluded luxury.
Connell & Associates
: Connell & Associates provides a wide and comprehensive range of services and a staff of diverse specialists ready to assist you in your business ventures in Mexico. We understand what it means to be truly bilingual and bicultural in dealings with foreign clients in Mexico.
: A group of companies with a successful track record in the financial sector that offers solutions based on a deep understanding of each one of their satisified customers who grant their recognition for the quality services they receive and with whom they interact advising and handling their finances and patrimony investments.
: MEXLend is the leading broker for Mexico mortgages, offering dollar, Euro and Peso loan programs to meet the needs of anyone who wants to purchase property in Mexico. Is one of the few brokerages headquartered in Mexico and servicing all of Mexico.
Von Borstel Attorneys at Law
: A bilingual team of professionals for your consulting needs in Mexico. We have obtained in a record time titles to concessions and federal permits to build for properties on the beach and touristic develoments.
Julio César Castillón Pérez
: Chef Julio César Castillón Pérez' most important influence came from his own parents, who made a living selling take-out food and, in 1989, founded Restaurante Gaby’s. As he has developed his own culinary skills, his primary goal has become the preservation of authentic Mexican cuisine.
Victor M. Castañeda
: Kitchen creativity has been part of Victor Manuel Castaneda Romero's life since he was a kid growing up in Tequila, Jalisco. Food was a big part of his upbringing and now he shares his love of cuisine with everyone at Si Señor Beach Restaurant on Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta.
: Beginning at age 18 with the successful operation of his own restaurant for four and a half years, Canadian chef/owner Michael Boufford is no stranger to the culinary scene.
: Originally from Taxco, Guerrero, chef Verdi joined the staff at Archie’s Wok in 1992. Initially looking for a server position, he found there were none available, so he chose the kitchen instead.
: Originally from Oklahoma, internationally acclaimed Kathleen Carrillo resides in the jungle just outside of Puerto Vallarta, where she runs an art retreat center and studio with her husband, writer Andrew Marcus.
: Local artist Ada Colorina is widely renowned for her simple, yet sophisticated, depictions of everyday life in traditional Mexican towns. Using Puerto Vallarta as her main source of inspiration, she covers her canvases with intense colors, creating vibrant images.
: A tireless promoter of nautical tourism in the region, Vilma Habelloecker began her professional path shortly after receiving a degree in tourism from Nayarit University, in her home state.
: Camelia Balan’s love affair with Banderas Bay is classic love-at-first- sight material. It was 2000 when she packed her bags back home in Bucharest, Romania, to visit her sister, who had been living here for some time.
Adam and Veronica
: Should the topic of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) in Banderas Bay come up in conversations among boaters, it shouldn’t surprise you if the surname “Finer” is mentioned repeatedly.
Valerie and Ron
: Originally from the Newport Beach area, Valerie and Ron Hoskins’s reputation in marine carpentry has travelled through the world by way of boaters who repeatedly seek out their services while anchoring in Banderas Bay.
Janet and Jess
: It’s difficult to imagine that when seasoned boaters and full-time local residents Janet and Jess Coburn first visited Banderas Bay some four years ago they didn’t have an inkling of the huge amount of nautical and boating-related activity that takes place locally year round.