: The new offices of Pinnacle Properties exude the feeling of relaxing at home on the balcony, via a beautiful showroom with amazing views that capture your attention the moment you step inside.
Karen Lahm: Proof Positive of the Power of Commitment, Creativity and Collaboration
: Its natural beauty and near perfect weather aside, Vallarta holds a unique appeal for those seeking more than just a pleasant respite from cold winters — namely, the opportunity to assimilate a wonderfully diff erent way of living in concert with a stimulating expatriate community whose respective life experiences, sense of adventure and creative pursuits add zest to the fascination of living here.
Leaving the Dream in Good Hands
: The taxi is waiting. The drapes are drawn and the door double-locked, but a pang of anxiety persists. After all, you’re leaving your special dream dwelling by the bay to fly north, while the pounding surf continues to spray the patio doors, and the balcony plants bake in the Vallarta sun.
Puerta al Mar
: On Camarones Beach just a stone’s throw away from the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta, rises Puerta al Mar, the new boutique-style luxury condominium development designed by Architect Jose Francisco Gomez.
Deck 12, Overlooking the Maritime Terminal
: Imagine sitting on your private balcony with an evening cocktail in hand while watching a magnificent cruise ship slowly sail out into the sunset.
Sierra Lago Image Gallery
: Tucked away in the beautiful Sierra Madre Mountain Range within driving distance from Puerto Vallarta, the splendid Sierra Lago Resort combines traditional Mexican hospitality with the five-star elegance that you deserve.
Villa Ganz Image Gallery
: You’ll feel like royalty the moment you step into Guadalajara’s Villa Ganz. This restored mansion is decorated with exacting attention to detail to reflect the traditional decorating style of Mexico’s past, yet brimming with modern amenities to ensure your comfort.
Hacienda San Angel Image Gallery
: Tucked away in Vallarta’s historic center high above beach level, the memorable Hacienda San Angel provides an alternative to the discriminating traveller who expects the best, but wants to feel like a name rather than just a room number.
Verana, Serene and Secluded
: A truly heroic feat to build, this primitive, chic haven on a remote jungle-clad mountain is an apt demonstration of imagination at its zenith.
Casa de Mita Image Gallery
: A short drive north of Puerto Vallarta perched above the beautiful Pacific, is a tiny slice of paradise known as Casa de Mita.
360 Landmark: Temple of San Sebastian del Oeste
: A visit to San Sebastian del Oeste, only 90 minutes by car from Puerto Vallarta, would not be complete without entering this beautiful church, built in 1608, where spectacular concerts are sometimes organized by the town. (Quicktime Panoramic Image)
360 Landmark: Los Muertos Pier
: It's ironic, considering that the literal translation of Los Muertos is "The Dead," that this long sandy beach on the South Side is the town's liveliest by far. (Quicktime Panoramic Image)
360 Spotlight: Galería Pacífico
: Galería Pacífico features some of the stars of the Vallarta art scene, such as highly acclaimed master sculptor Ramiz Barquet and Patrick Denoun, a masterful French painter renowned in Puerto Vallarta and its sister city of Saint Tropez. Other well-known artists based in the area include Brewster Brockman, Marco Alvarez and Alfredo Langarica. (Quicktime Panoramic Image)
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.
San Pancho, Riviera Nayarit Video
: Take a closer look at the peaceful town of San Pancho, in Riviera Nayarit, by enjoying this 5 minute video presentation. (Quicktime video)
Behind the Scenes at Rhythms of the Night
: An accomplished pianist plays Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 as if it were the melody line of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, and a gifted chef prepares a perfect Grand Marnier soufflé as easily as you or I would take the lid off a container of ice cream and scoop some into a dish.
Bucerias Art Walks Better Than Ever
: With new galleries and numerous visiting artists from throughout North America, the third season of the Bucerias Art Walks promises to be exciting and full of surprises.
: Step into just about any restaurant in Puerto Vallarta or any oceanfront destination in Mexico, for that matter, and chances are you will find this delicious citrus-marinated seafood salad on the menu. Commonly served as an appetizer, ceviche is prepared by combining chunks of raw fish, sliced or chopped onion, chopped tomatoes and cilantro with limejuice.
A few minutes before the fish is finished cooking over the wood fire, the cook adds the final touch: a secret red sauce that gives the fish its special flavor. This traditional dish, which originated in the fishing region of Isla de Mexcaltitan, Nayarit, is usually prepared with pargo (sea bream), a fish that does not readily dry out when exposed to heat because of the fat content of its skin.
Cravings: Sopes & Huaraches
: As clay is transformed into amazing artifacts in the hands of a ceramist, the dough used to make corn tortillas, known as masa, can also result in these delicious traditional treats commonly found in mercados and other casual eateries throughout Mexico.