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.
: MONEYBACK is a Mexican company officially licensed by the Mexican Government to execute the MONEYBACK program for foreign tourists in Mexico.
: Nacho Cadena is a celebrity in Vallarta for his charismatic personality and active cultural and social life. He claims to follow the sun, and this is no flippant remark, but his inspired way of saying he lives the moment.
: Eduardo Lugo did his studies as a photographer in Mexico City at AGFA institute, Kodak Mexicana and at the university center of cinematography studies where he had Doña Lola Álvarez Bravo as a teacher. He began his career as a photographer in 1982.
: Her body of work includes thousands of paintings—so many, she’s lost track of the actual number—displayed in private homes and art galleries throughout Mexico, the United States and as far away as New Zealand and Thailand.
: Originally from Yucatán, Pérez grew up loving the outdoors and the sea. And rather than becoming an artist, she firmly states that she was born one.
: The multi-faceted artist was born in Mexicali in 1948 but moved to Guadalajara and eventually Mexico City, where he began painting in 1970. Alongside with his artistic pursuits, he was a TV producer for Channel 13, a cultural public television network, and subsequently opened and directed Grupo Match, his own advertising agency.
Wayne Douglas McLeod
: was a native of Vancouver, Canada. In nineteen ninety-two he moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where he began to write for the local English language daily, Vallarta Today. For several years, as the paper’s only reporter, Wayne wrote about everything under the sun.
: "My passion for painting and printmaking has always been a part of my life but it is only in recent years that my creative process has been solely focused on painting, drawing and printmaking."
: It’s been a fine run for Bucerias-based visual artist, Hugo Barajas. Originally from Guadalajara, Barajas developed a keen artistic sense from his earliest memories. At age 14, he began an apprenticeship at El Palomar, a prestigious high-temperature ceramics stoneware workshop in Tlaquepaque, just outside of Guadalajara.
: Alfonso Peña is a Renaissance man. Equally at ease in front of an easel and canvas, an architectural floor plan, and even a microphone for an occasional stint at a local martini bar, the artist was born in Queretaro and raised in Monterrey, where he pursued his studies as an architect and visual artist.
Wednesday Evening Market Returns to Paradise Community Center
: Featuring a new name, the International Food Fair & Market returns to Puerto Vallarta’s Paradise Community Center in Colonia Emiliano Zapata, on Wednesday evenings, starting November 14, from 4 to 7:30 pm.
: Talk about carving a successful niche for oneself! Burnt out from years of corporate fundraising in the US non-profit sector, Eric Wichner found himself vacationing with a friend in Mexico City in December 2010. Little did he know that a quick search for things to do on Trip Advisor would completely reshape his life in Puerto Vallarta, for the better.
: Those of us who enjoy a fine evening at a gourmet restaurant from time to time often rely on restaurant reviews to identify venues worth exploring. For chefs, on the other hand, there is no better way to hone their craft than putting their skills to the test in a competitive format.
Photo Essay: Los Muertos Pier, Construction in Progress
: "How about giving us an update on the progress of the new pier," requested Vallarta Lifestyles Newsletter reader Jean Primm in a recent letter to the editor. We were happy to oblige. Read the rest of this entry to enjoy a photo essay of the current status of Los Muertos Pier, scheduled for completion by December of the current year.
Hike from Boca de Tomatlán to Las Ánimas
: The small fishing village of Boca de Tomatlán is Puerto Vallarta’s South Shore water taxi departure point, with small motor boats or “pangas” traveling regularly to some of the most secluded beaches in the bay, including Las Animas and Quimixto.