Painting with Frosting
: For Zulem Angel Mendoza, each cake is a painting, a work of art where the canvas is the cake, the brushes decorating tips, and the paint colored frosting.
Cajón de Peña
: Day-to-day life was largely uneventful in the small town of Santiago in the municipality of Tomatlan back in the early 1970s. That was until progress required its inhabitants to relocate to make way for a new freshwater reservoir named Cajon de Peña.
Craving • Shrimp Cocktail
: As the temperatures begin to rise, nothing beats a refreshingly cool shrimp cocktail. But interestingly enough, in some restaurants in this region of Mexico, it is not uncommon to serve it warm!
Petroglyphs in the Region
: These stone carvings were a means of communication between indigenous communities and their gods, a physical manifestation of the rites performed to ask for more rain and a better harvest.
Ravioli with Mixed Lettuces
: Ravioli with Mixed Lettuces courtesy of Kaiser Maximilian
La Malagua Inaugurates Isla Rio Cuale Exhibit
: During the second Festival Cultural Cuale in January 2010, artist collective La Malagua inaugurated their long-awaited project along Isla Rio Cuale.
Traditional Mexican Toys
: Whether you find yourself shopping in a small town mercado or in a large city, chances are you will come across traditional Mexican toys, simple devices often made out of wood, recycled tin cans or woven fibers.
Banderas Bay Real Estate Regions Redefined
: The Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group recently created new regions (with new names and borders) for the Costa Vallarta real estate community. Updating the regions and sub-regions has been a work in progress for some time.
Getting to Know Puerto Vallarta Through Its Maritime History
: In addition to its natural attractions and recreational activities, Puerto Vallarta is also rich in maritime history, as can be seen at the Naval Historical Museum located beside Los Arcos Amphitheater in El Centro.
Garza Blanca Preserve
: Garza Blanca, when complete will have two distinct areas on the hillside of the Sierra Madres a few minutes south of downtown Vallarta: mountain and beachfront, with both offering full and a limited number of fractional ownership villas.
Video Spotlight: Marina Vallarta
: Do you have 60 seconds to spare? In the first of an ongoing series, we have created a short video feature on Marina Vallarta, one of the most popular communities in Puerto Vallarta for golf and nautical activity enthusiasts. (Video)
2010 Tax Modifications
: The purpose of this article is to inform you of the main changes in fiscal and tax laws for 2010.
Shopping Spotlight: San Pancho
: With ongoing renovations of Ave. Tercer Mundo, its main access road, plus the opening of a few new shops, not to mention a surprising array of eateries, San Pancho in Riviera Nayarit is a perfect place for a shopping and beach day trip.
A New Crown for Our Lady of Guadalupe
: The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the oldest parish in the region and a popular symbol of Puerto Vallarta, has finally received its new crown, which was blessed in a moving ceremony held October 12, 2009.
Craving • Fish Tacos
: While fish tacos are not as widespread in Mexico’s inland cities and towns, they are quite popular at sea-level destinations such as Puerto Vallarta.
Sculpting with Food
: In culinary parlance, the garde manger, or keeper of the food, is the person responsible for preparing and presenting cold foods.
Three Beach Towns in Cabo Corrientes
: Long unreachable by land due to unpredictable dirt roads, particularly during summer’s rainy months, the towns of Villa del Mar, Tehuamixtle and Mayto in the municipality of Cabo Corrientes, south of Puerto Vallarta, have been popular among beach and sun worshippers and camping enthusiasts due to their rustic appeal.
Sculpting With Gum
: Thomas Adams may have commercialized chewing gum as we know it in 1871, but gum, or chicle, as it is known in Spanish, can be traced back to Aztec times, where it was used as a teeth-cleaning method.
EntreAmigos New Bodega
: EntreAmigos, a non-profit community development organization established in San Pancho to address social, economic and environmental problems arising from accelerated development, has recently inaugurated their brand new “bodega” community center at the entrance to this peaceful oceanside town an hour north of Puerto Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit.
Living Vibrantly—Embrace the Process, Love the Journey!
: After years of career obligations and parenting responsibilities, many in the second half of life discover an incredible opportunity for reinvention. Dreams put on hold re-emerge in the psyche.