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.
: This article discusses Costa Vallarta and the plans and players involved in its future. Costa Vallarta ranges in ecological diversity from lush tropical forest to arid farmland, encompassing pristine beaches, large estuaries and rugged cliffs where the foothills of the Sierra Madre meet the sea.
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!