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.
The Local Hangouts
: Well-informed travel websites and books often provide accurate information about “must-see” spots and landmarks but can fall short on providing insight about the places where locals like to hang out.
Paddle Surfing Makes a Splash in Banderas Bay
: Called both paddle surfing and paddle boarding, and known internationally as stand-up paddle surfing or SUP paddle surfing, this increasingly popular sport first appeared in Banderas Bay in 2007.
A Visual Guide to Corn Tamales
: Believed to be at least 5,000 years old—they were served by the Aztecs to Spanish explorer Hernando Cortez—tamales are one of Mexico’s most beloved comfort foods.
Craving • Tacos al Pastor
: An indisputable king of popular nighttime Mexican cuisine—for some reason, you can seldom find them anywhere before sundown—tacos al pastor are made with thinly sliced pork that has been marinated for a couple of days and stacked on a vertical rotisserie.
How Realistic and Reasonable is Acquiring Ejido Land in Mexico?
: This article intends to provide a general overview of ejidos in Mexico and the processes available to convert ejido land into sellable property, taking into consideration the most common inquiries I have been asked in working on ejido matters.
: 3.14 is a real estate development located only one block from the beach in Nuevo Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta ProMusica Premiere Performance Video (4 min)
: On a balmy Puerto Vallarta afternoon, August 7, 2010, Puerto Vallarta ProMusica held its premiere performance at the beautiful Puerta del Cielo Chapel at Hacienda San Angel. The sold-out performance featured tenor Jorge Jiménez and violinist Gerardo Ponce, both from Guadalajara, who delighted audiences with a variety of operatic arias.