Vallarta Info 101
: Here are some last-minute details you may want to keep in mind as you prepare to discover paradise!
Countdown to Restaurant Week 2012 (Part 6-7)
: Here are the newbies! Thirteen restaurants are participating for the very first time in this year’s edition of Restaurant Week, offering foodies all over the bay excellent reasons to try out new restaurants and explore their enticing discounted menus, May 15 - 31. We present seven of them here, and wrap up our countdown next week.
6 Ways to Search for Real Estate in Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit
: Not everybody searches for real estate in the same manner. Not everyone is familiar with the regions, or have used an MLS search engine before. To provide search for everyone, from really easy to a bit more advanced, we offer six different ways to search for real estate in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.
Countdown to Restaurant Week 2012 (Part 4-7)
: Without counting restaurants participating for the first time, this year’s Restaurant Week, May 15 - 31, will feature 12 restaurants offering three-course menus at $189 pesos per person. In the fourth of a seven-part feature, we focus on the first group of $189-menu restaurants, wrapping up the series with all restaurants participating in Restaurant Week for the first time.
Countdown to Restaurant Week 2012 (Part 3-7)
: In the third of a seven-part feature, we focus on the final group of $299-menu restaurants that will participate in this year’s Restaurant Week, May 15 - 31. We will continue with the $189-menu participants and wrap up the series with all restaurants participating in Restaurant Week for the first time. Did you miss the previous installments? Look for a link at the bottom of the page!
Countdown to Restaurant Week 2012 (Part 2-7)
: In the second of a seven-part feature, we continue focusing on the $299-menu restaurants that will participate in this year’s Restaurant Week, May 15 - 31. We will continue with the $189-menu participants and wrap up the series with all restaurants participating in Restaurant Week for the first time.
Countdown to Restaurant Week 2012 (Part 1-7)
: In the first of a seven-part feature, we take a closer look at the 45 restaurants that will participate in this year’s Restaurant Week, May 15 - 31. We begin with the $299-menu participants, continue with the $189 participants, and wrap up the series with all restaurants participating in Restaurant Week for the first time.
Tahéima Wellness Resort and Spa
: As the first full ownership luxury condo-hotel in Mexico to be registered under Canadian Securities regulations, and as the fastest selling project in the Bahia of Banderas for 2008-2009 as reported in the Multi-Dev Vallarta, Tahéima Wellness Resort & Spa offers a unique investment and lifestyle opportunity for Baby Boomers.
Puerto Vallarta: Three Essential Cocktails
: Regardless of the food specialties you choose to savor at the local restaurants you visit during your Banderas Bay vacation, we recommend stopping by the following three eateries, where we found cocktails that were unique, surprising and absolutely memorable. ¡Salud!
Behind the Scenes: EntreAmigos
: Is it trash or treasure? At EntreAmigos in San Pancho, everything has possibilities. That said, recycling glass is not as simple a process as one would imagine, as exemplified with this 360º panoramic image of the community center's dumping area.
Behind The Scenes: Daiquiri Dick's
: Supervised by chef Ignacio Uribe, Daiquiri Dick's kitchen is, without a doubt, one of the busiest and most successful in town. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the popular beachfront restaurant has been known to handle as many as 450 sittings on special occasions such as New Years' Eve dinner. Enjoy this 360º panoramic image of Daiquiri Dick's kitchen!
Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit Real Estate Study 2011
: The results that follow were generated from two local MLS systems: Multi-List Vallarta (MLV) and Multi-Dev Vallarta (MDV), which have been providing MLS service to realtors and developers in the region for more than 20 years. MLV is for re-sale properties only, while MDV is designed for the needs of real estate developers.
Who Are These Gals? (And why are they so happy?)
: Find out in the next issue of Vallarta Lifestyles, available next week at select shops, restaurants, galleries, real estate offices, and hotel gift shops throughout Banderas Bay.
New MLS Search Feature!
: The Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group has made a few key changes to the way people can search for real estate in the Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit region, through their multiple listing service (MLS) Multi-List Vallarta, located at MLSVallarta.com.
Real Estate Trends 2011 - 2012
: When compiling our annual real estate trends article last year, we saw the year as a turning point in the market. The bottom of the cycle seemed to have been reached, and it should begin to swing upward as we moved into 2011. This seems to have proven to be true, at least for the re-sale market. The number of sales has increased and the number of listings on the market reduced.
Home Seller's Guide to Real Estate in Vallarta/Nayarit
: So you are considering selling. This is not always an easy decision to come to, as you are selling a place that has been a home for you and family, most likely for a number of years. All the memories that go with it, the good times and the bad, originated here. Sometimes we need something smaller, or larger, or perhaps its just time to to move on.
The Huichol, Their Legacy and Modern-Day Challenges
: When we think about the Huichol and their art, images of artists clad in traditional outfits, patiently attaching small beads to various pieces of carved wood in the shape of masks or animals in several shops along Puerto Vallarta’s Malecón, easily come to mind. But in today’s Mexico, there is much more to the Huichol than meets the eye.
Night and Day in Puerto Vallarta's South Shore
: The South Shore’s tropical beauty, due to development restrictions, remains largely unchanged and only accessible by boat beyond Boca de Tomatlán. Fortunately for us, there are several unique ways to discoverit , by day and by night, according to the type of experience you wish to enjoy along with your family or friends.
Self Promoting to Succeed: Local Musicians Tell Their Stories
: Thinking outside the box, the following Puerto Vallarta musicians have taken matters into their own hands when it comes to self-promotion, achieving notoriety and a steady following among visitors and locals. They are but a handful of performers attempting to make a living in Banderas Bay.