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).
Gary Thompson’s Weekly Sculpture Tours
: Hats off to Galeria Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, who year after year takes time from his busy schedule to introduce Puerto Vallarta tourists to one of our town’s most enduring landmarks: our extensive collection of public sculptures, most of which are located on the Malecon.
La Palapa 50 Years of Restoring Guests’ Spirits
: On December 31, 1958, La Palapa held its inauguration. And since January 1, 1959, this famous restaurant has been serving locals and tourists alike.
: The broad variety of options for real estate investment in and around Puerto Vallarta can be rather overwhelming. However, thanks to some easy-to-use online searching tools, you can begin narrowing your options from the comfort of your own home.
: The notion of offering a gratuity in appreciation for a job well done can be traced back to the 18th century.
Scouting in Vallarta
: The scouting movement initiated in 1907 by British Army Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell to support young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development so they can play constructive roles in society is very much alive throughout Mexico, and Puerto Vallarta is no exception.
Responsible Whale Watching Catches On
: Local whale-watching evangelist Keith May couldn’t be happier.
An Endless Disco Night
: Once you’ve put on your best disco duds and styled your hair, you just need a final check in the mirror before the fun begins.
: The broad variety of options for real estate investment available in and around Puerto Vallarta can be rather overwhelming. However, thanks to some easy-to-use online searching tools, you can begin narrowing your options from the comfort of your own home.
Puerto Vallarta Zoo
: Even if being kissed on the lips by a full-grown giraffe is not your cup of tea, the Puerto Vallarta Zoo (Zoologico de Vallarta) in Mismaloya offers up-close and personal encounters with a variety of species, large and small, less than 25 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Slow Food Gains Speed in Banderas Bay
: Slow Food is finally gaining speed in Banderas Bay.
: Curiously enough, it is believed that sushi began as a fish-preservation method, rice fermentation preventing it from spoiling.
Cochinita Pibil Pork, Achiote and Banana Leaf Stew
: Cochinita Pibil Pork, Achiote and Banana Leaf Stew courtesy by El Arrayán.
The Pleasure of Drinking Wine in Puerto Vallarta
: Enjoying a glass of wine with your dinner at a Puerto Vallarta restaurant some 15 years ago could be boiled down to a basic, often crude choice: red or white. Wonderful how things have changed through the years!
Take the Puerto Vallarta Fan Test!
: Congratulations! You are now in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. But have you truly been to Puerto Vallarta? Here are some must-do’s for you to consider if you wish to secure your place among the most committed Puerto Vallarta fans.
: Punta Esmeralda has been one of the best-selling real estate projects in Riviera Nayarit for a number of reasons. Set between Bucerias and La Cruz, two quaint seaside towns just a 1/2-hour north of the airport, Punta Esmeralda is an ocean-front gated community situated on a 20-acre parcel offering 230 townhouses, villas and luxury condominiums.
Vallarta Real Estate Information 101
: Purchasing real estate in Mexico may appear to be a daunting venture at first glance. To help demystify the process, we’ve created this CliffsNotes-style, jargon-free guide, loaded with concise information about Puerto Vallarta real estate. Providing an informative overview of this multi-dimensional topic, it includes answers to a number of the frequently asked questions that repeatedly come our way. For even more information, browse through the many articles that are available in our article reference section, with more than 50 articles available about Puerto Vallarta real estate.
Experiencing Vallarta: Where to Stay
: One of the most alluring features of Puerto Vallarta as a destination is that — unless you are traveling onboard one of the many cruise ships that dock for the day at our Maritime Terminal or are simply driving through on your way somewhere else — when the day is done and it’s time to get some well-deserved rest after exploring our town, the lodging options are as plentiful and varied as our restaurant choices.
The Unique Neighborhoods In and Around Banderas Bay
: It’s impossible to paint all of Banderas Bay with the same brush, so to help you get a taste of the different neighborhoods around the bay (“colonias” in Spanish), we’ve created this handy list of some of the most popular.
A Day in Quimixto
: It’s perfect for any nature lover looking to take their adventure experience up a notch while leaving behind the urban pace of Puerto Vallarta.