|Living in Puerto Vallarta Mexico|
For many the thought of living in - or even near - a major tourist resort is about as appealing as a buying a condo in Disneyland. But here in Vallarta, the incredible natural beauty, combined with a small town atmosphere and the inherent warmth and friendliness of the local people, attracts foreign residents who enjoy the good life.
With a colorful blend of the old and the new, the Banderas Bay region offers an unrivaled combination of simple pleasures and sophisticated charms. Fine dining restaurants, art galleries, upscale shopping centers, internet cafes and nightclubs peacefully coexist alongside taco stands, street-side vendors and open air markets selling Mexican handcrafts, and strolling Mariachi bands.
But much of Puerto Vallarta's magic is in the hearts of her people. Often described as "one big, happy family," Vallartenses are known for their hospitality and for going out of their way to welcome foreign residents. And, since the Mexican people are extremely tolerant of different lifestyles, international residents and Mexican locals can live side-by-side in harmony - provided that the expatriate can learn to be creative and adaptable.
Puerto Vallarta is an unhurried refuge for people seeking more than just a beautiful beach. Those of us who choose to live here embrace the challenge of learning patience and understanding. Taking the time to "stop and smell the roses" along the road to becoming bicultural gives us the opportunity to grow - and to enjoy a more relaxed way of life.
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Vallarta Singer-Songwriter 'Stolie' Releases New CD
Gary R. Beck
'Follow Me,' the new album from Chicago/Puerto Vallarta-based singer-songwriter, Stolie, will be officially released January 20. To celebrate the release of her new album, Stolie will host CD release shows/parties in Puerto Vallarta and Yelapa on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, respectively.
PuRRfectly Fun Wednesday Afternoon at Margarita Grill
PuRR Project, Puerto Vallarta's no-kill Feline Shelter, now has over 175 adorable cats and kittens in residence. Help us provide food, shelter and veterinary care for these rescued animals by joining us for an afternoon of Kitty BINGO on Wednesday, January 18 at Margarita Grill.
San Pancho Women's March to Demonstrate Solidarity
The San Pancho Women's March invites individuals and organizations committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion and those who understand that 'there is no true peace without justice and equity for all' to join us in standing for social justice and social equality on January 21 at 10 am.
PVRPV's Vallarta Vacation Property of the Week
Rose Haven - Condo
PVRPV Puerto Vallarta Vacations is proud to present Rose Haven, an amazing two bedroom, three bath, completely remodeled, two-level condominium that was featured on House Hunters International. Rose Haven is located in the upscale neighborhood of Conchas Chinas, 5 minutes from the beach.
TREG's Fifth Annual Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Fair
Scheduled to take place at Rivera Molino Plaza from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, March 4, the 2017 Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Fair is the perfect opportunity to get the important information buyers, sellers and homeowners need to make the most of their Mexico real estate investments.
Jim Demetro Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
An event was held at Plaza Mar Condominiums on Jan. 12 to acknowledge the Lifetime Art Achievement Award presented to sculptor Jim Demetro by the State of Washington. A long-time resident of Vallarta, Demetro is the creator of many of the city's most iconic public sculptures.
Puerto Vallarta Medical Matters Conference, Feb. 13
If you are a Banderas Bay area resident or visitor interested in your health, don't miss the 7th Medical Matters Conference! Scheduled to be held February 13 at Hotel Marriott, this free event will feature over 60 healthcare-related exhibitors and non-stop speakers programs.
Democrats Abroad Tuesday Night Film: 'Race'
As part of their Every Tuesday Night Film series, the Puerto Vallarta Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is proud to present this week's movie, 'Race.' This 134 minute biographical sports drama will be shown at The Jazz Foundation in downtown Puerto Vallarta on January 17 at 7 pm.
News from the PV Garden Club - Beautifying Vallarta!
The PV Garden Club supports not only a more beautiful, clean and verdant city, but is making it more attractive to tourism, thus creating a vibrant economy to support all the other great causes in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Here's the latest news from the PVGC.
Are You Ready to Sell Your Puerto Vallarta Home?
Timothy Real Estate Group
Puerto Vallarta's real estate market continues to experience year-over-year growth, sprinkling opportunity and optimism for would-be sellers. Timothy Real Estate Group's Taniel Chesmian offers some suggestions to help sellers stand out in a strong, but competitive, market.
Vallarta-Nayarit Weekend Happenings & Upcoming Events
Banderas News Team
There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some upcoming happenings in Vallarta-Nayarit and a couple of this weekend's events that you won't want to miss.
Let Superior Tours Vallarta Show You Mexico City
Astrid van Dam
Mexico City has enough attractions to keep first-time visitors occupied for weeks. But who wants to spend that much time away from Puerto Vallarta? Fortunately, Superior Tours offers a 5 day/4 night tour of Mexico City led by an experienced guide who knows the best places to visit.
First 3K and 10K Green Race in The Riviera Nayarit
The very first Riviera Nayarit 3K and 10K Green Race will be run on January 15th. Event proceeds will go to the Lion's Club Ecological Campaign, which encourages caring for the environment through reforestation campaigns, beach cleanups and the creation of urban gardens.
Toys For Tots Vallarta Delivers Thousands of Smiles
On January 9, 2017, for the 18th consecutive year, Toys for Tots Puerto Vallarta spread miles of smiles by delivering close to 6,000 toys to underprivileged children all around Banderas Bay - from Punta Mita to Cabo Corrientes and even inland to San Sebastian - for Three Kings Day.