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.
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.
Spend a Day in El Anclote!
: Located just south of Punta de Mita are two small, adjoining towns, Emiliano Zapata and Corral del Risco, that share El Anclote, the best gateway in the bay to a host of aquatic activities that include surfing, fishing, diving, whale watching and paddleboarding, not to mention a variety of spectacular restaurants.
Discovering the Paintings of a Predecessor
: Discover the life and works of Ramón Barragán Villaseñor, who participated in the first recorded exhibition of paintings in Puerto Vallarta, which was held in 1952 at the Paradise Hotel, a building still standing just a few blocks from the Malecón.
Craving • Michelada
: Meet the michelada, a popular Mexican beverage made by combining cold beer with freshly squeezed lime juice.
Sayulita’s Coming of Age
: Given its legendary reputation as a must-visit, off-the-beaten-path surfing destination in Mexico’s Pacific Riviera, one could easily assume that Sayulita is synonymous with surf, sand and not much more. However, many years have passed since this small town began attracting the surfos in the late ’60s, when Carr. 200, the interstate highway, was built.
Pelagio Signature Residences
: The Pelagio is a new condo-residence project located in Conchas Chinas, overlooking the bay of Banderas with wide sweeping vistas. Each 5,300 sq ft three bedroom residence occupies one full floor – with all rooms featuring views of the bay. The developer has put together a unique team of exceptional providers to showcase their latest and newest products. Where The Pelagio really shines is what it has managed to do with regards to sustainable energy.
MLSVallarta.com - The place to start for Selling or Purchasing Real Estate
: When it comes to searching for what real estate options are available in or around Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit, the best place to look is either online at MLSVallarta.com or VallartaRealEstateGuide.com.
Great Finds: Jai
: While many musicians around town do a good job entertaining, we couldn’t dismiss the way this quintet captivated its audience at a recent fundraising event. Little did we know; they have been performing their unique take on pop and rock songs from Mexico and the USA on a nightly basis at the Marriott CasaMagna for almost a year!
Grand Venetian Bay view Grand
: Near the main boulevard of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco you will find the Grand Venetian Bay View Grand. An ambitious development that stands out for its extraordinary spaces evoking a sumptuous and elegant style.
The Mexican Maritime Zone Explained
: Recently the environmental authorities have partially released an official and general survey of all Federal Maritime Zones that border the coastal areas of Mexico. It describes the areas known as “Terrenos Ganados al Mar” or Land Gained from the Sea that exist between Federal Maritime Zones and beachfront properties.
Capital Gains, Maritime Zone and Ejido Property
: The following article contains excerpts from three articles about real estate in Mexico written by David Connell and his team at David Connell and Associates, a law firm located in Puerto Vallarta, as well as Ixtapa and Mexico City.
La Michoacana, The Ice Cream Flavor of Mexico
: If you’ve visited various parts of Mexico or even different areas of our city, you know that La Michoacana seems to be everywhere. But what are these large, colorful shops all about?
Insalata Di Pera
: Insalata Di Pera by Frascati
Puerto Vallarta Musts: Trust the Locals
: What makes Puerto Vallarta such an appealing destination for so many people of different ages, nationalities and lifestyles? Undoubtedly it is the broad variety of attractions, activities and amenities available within Banderas Bay.