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.
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 Food
: In culinary parlance, the garde manger, or keeper of the food, is the person responsible for preparing and presenting cold foods.
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.
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.
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.
Handmade Books, Puerto Vallarta Style
: For over a decade, Pini Salcedo and Carlos Uribe, two skilled Puerto Vallarta artists, have taken it upon themselves to partner with the aforementioned restaurants, making regular pickups and transforming the paper “tablecloths” into unique handmade books.
Puerto Vallarta as Canvas
: More than two years ago, an art project was undertaken in Puerto Vallarta that uses the city’s vacant public spaces as its canvas and concepts from the controversial graffiti art movement as its tools.
A New Way to Search for Real Estate In and Around Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit
: The Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group (VLPG) has released an upgrade to Multi-List Vallarta (MLV), their MLS property search for the Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit regions, located on the website www.mlsvallarta.com
Mexico Luxury Market Symposium
: A real estate conference called the Mexico Luxury Markets Symposium, put on by the Luxury Registry (part of RCI), in Mexico City in early October. It is held annually, attended primarily by real estate developers and executives of major real estate companies, a number attending from Puerto Vallarta.
Great Tips for Future Residents
: Are you ready to make the big transition and relocate to Puerto Vallarta? For most of us, moving to a different city or country involves a slew of cultural, logistical, financial and medical adjustments.
North Shore Loop
: Not too long ago, travel guides and websites referred to Puerto Vallarta as a small village. And while certain neighborhoods in town can still rightly claim a certain “pueblito” feel, you may have to leave our fair city to truly experience one.
South Shore Loop
: Puerto Vallarta’s southern thruway will gradually shift your surroundings from palms to pines in less than an hour. But given the amount and variety of attractions along the way, you may wish to relax the pace and take your time getting there. With its varied destinations, Puerto Vallarta's southern highway (Carr. 200 Sur) is ideal for a day trip's worth of exploration.
: The fact that a fair amount of Puerto Vallarta’s El Centro is built on a hillside means that those who live there can always enjoy privileged views of our bay.
Typical Mexican Candies, Preserving Tradition
: There isn’t a market in Mexico that doesn’t sell candy typical of the region or even other regions of the country.
Visit a Mercado!
: To truly experience and learn about the traditional sales process in Mexico, plus the many items typically offered, you need to visit a genuine Mexican market, whether it is permanently installed or open only on certain days.
MLSVallarta.com & MLSNayarit.com
: Making Real Estate Property Shopping Easy! Featuring property listings of 70 real estate offices and more than 50 real estate developments in and around Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
Make Friends, Make a Difference
: Do you have extra time in your hands? Here is a partial list of charitable organizations that offer volunteer opportunities (listed alphabetically).