: Chances are, those of you who have been around for a few years recognize this mountain of a man, a larger-than-life entertainer and promoter of this town he so loved.
: Most of us have a lifetime to fulfill our dreams. For children whose existence is threatened by a terminal disease, however, the window of opportunity is small at best, and often reduced further by a family’s limited financial resources. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the seemingly impossible is realized daily, in order to engender fragile lives with a sense of hope and joy.
: Lights twinkle on soaring masts against the twilight sky, as boats rock gently in their moorings and buoys chime soothingly in Vallarta’s sweet breeze. It’s a beautiful scene, and one that can be easily enjoyed in the Bahia de Banderas without ever boarding a boat. Dockside life can be enchanting from the terrace of a marina home.
: The constant vista of sea and sky serve as a natural background for visual artist Alejandro Mondria, who studied in Switzerland before attending the renowned Rhode Island School of Design, his education also including a year in Rome.
: “I’m going a thousand miles an hour,” says Omar Alonso on any given Tuesday, as he readies his gallery for the weekly Wednesday Old Town Art Walk. Across the street at Galerie des Artistes, which he also oversees, preparations are underway for an art show opening to take place the following day.
: “A man of few words but tremendous talent, Francisco Quintero can possibly best be described as Vallarta’s Michelangelo,” say Joe and Claire Guarniere of Galleria Dante, which represents his powerful works. “He is one of the most talented sculptors I have ever seen,” adds Joe.
Joe & Claire Guarniere
: The success this American-Canadian couple has achieved in Puerto Vallarta proves that amazing things can happen when you love what you do, who you do it with, and do it very well indeed.
: This town recently bid farewell to a couple who contributed immeasurably to making Puerto Vallarta the wonderful place that it is, Carlos Munguía Fregoso and his wife of 41 years, Elena Rose Castell.
Chef Roger Dreier
: Pioneering fine dining in this town that is now renowned for it, Swiss-born Roger Dreier was the first chef to open a gourmet restaurant in Puerto Vallarta.
: About as 'Robinson Caruso' as it gets these days, this fishing village on a quiet cove has few roads or cars, but a big stretch of beach divided by an inlet, one side popular with day trippers for its thatched-roof restaurants and other much more peaceful with few amenities.
: Boats figure large in the scheme of recent sculptures by Guillermo Gómez Macías.
: Arriving in Puerto Vallarta by sea over a decade ago brought photographer Mark Callanan to a new phase in his life.
: People can’t say enough good things about this exceptional family man and business leader who plays a huge role in making Punta Mita one of the world’s foremost tourism real estate developments today.
Carlos & Penny Osuna
: Some people simply never toot their own horn. But there comes a time – like an upcoming 50th wedding anniversary.
Miguel Angel Lemus
: Miguel Angel Lemus recently returned to Puerto Vallarta after an absence from the local real estate scene of more than five years.
: Pamela Thompson considers her world small, with her community focused on health and medical issues.
: With an eye toward building community by encouraging healthy communication, Brenda Retzlaff operates a message board.
: Enthusiastic and direct, Howard Kelsey expounds on his passions within minutes of meeting, and one of his passions is the Puerto Vallarta International Sports Classic held
Swimming with the Dolphins
: A look at swimming with the Pacific Bottlenose dolphins at the Nuevo Vallarta Dolphin Center.
Picture Perfect: The History of Movie Making in Puerto Vallarta
: Find out all about the movies made in Puerto Vallarta, from "Night of the Iguana" to "Puerto Vallarta Squeeze."