Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Trends 2010 - 2011
: Looking back, the year 2010 will most likely be seen as a turning point for the Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit real estate market. After having survived the global economic crisis and the swine flu scare that brought the real estate market to a virtual standstill during 2008-2009 the market saw increased activity this past season, people once again out looking and testing the market with offers.
Cottage Industry Treats in Puerto Vallarta
: Mmm ... from freshly baked cinnamon buns to savory sausages to canned chutneys and salsas, the sight, scent and taste of edible treats made from scratch have captivated our senses for generations
Bicentennial of Mexican Independence and Centennial of Mexican Revolution
: Commemorating two hundred years since the outbreak of the Creole revolution against Spanish rule and one hundred years since the beginning of the Mexican Revolution, Mexico is celebrating the Bicentenario de la Independencia de Mexico y Centenario de la Revolucion Mexicana throughout 2010.
Let’s Go Shopping!
: As noted in our recommendations for this summer on, going to a mall during the hot and rainy weather offers an assortment of distractions and comforts. Here is a quick guide to some of Banderas Bay's most popular shopping malls.
Craving • Chilaquiles
: Few traditional Mexican cuisine staples are as versatile as chilaquiles (chee-lah-key-less). For some, this humble treat is the best cure for a hangover.
Tuna Steak with Hibiscus Glaze and Grilled Pineapple Slaw
: Tuna Steak with Hibiscus Glaze and Grilled Pineapple Slaw by época.
Hot Tips for Cool Summer Survival
: Those of us who have lived in Puerto Vallarta for a while may take some of these tips for granted. But for the newcomer—first, congratulations!—hot, humid and rainy summers in Puerto Vallarta can be a lot of fun, as long as you are properly prepared!
Puerto Vallarta On Screen: An Update
: When John Huston arrived in Puerto Vallarta in 1963, along with his film crew and actors from “The Night of the Iguana,” no one imagined the impact it would have on tourism development in the region. What important projects have been filmed or recorded recently?
Puerto Bahia Villas & Spa
: Riviera Nayarit was launched in 2008 as one of Mexico’s brand new tourist destinations. Ever since then, it has been busy putting itself on the map as one of the most sought after investment destinations in Mexico.
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)