Month: January 2019

Puerto Vallarta Dream Home: Garza Blanca

Puerto Vallarta Dream Home: Garza Blanca

In 2019, more Americans, Canadians and other foreigners are deciding to become expats and retire living the good life in Mexico. Due to its fabulous year round climate, affordable healthcare, and lower cost of living, Mexico is quickly becoming a top choice for expats who want a second home or vacation home in paradise. Are you interested in moving to Mexico and want to purchase real estate that will stand the test of time? Continue reading below to learn why Garza Blanca Signature Residences are an ideal real estate investment that could be the Puerto Vallarta dream home you’ve been searching for. Garza Blanca Signature Residences Are you interested in luxury real estate that is also low maintenance and comfortable? Look no further than Garza Blanca Signature Residences where you can have it all. With an ideally situated location in the quiet neighborhood of Conchas Chinas just south of Puerto Vallarta, there are new developments currently under construction in both Cabo San Lucas and Riviera Maya.  Garza Blanca Signature Residences is an award winning property …

Arena Vallarta 2019 - 8th International Charro Championship

Arena Vallarta 2019 – 8th International Charro Championship

The 8th International Charro Championship is being held in Puerto Vallarta at Arena Vallarta from January 30th to February 3rd, 2019.  With the participation of the Best Charro teams in Mexico and United States, guests will enjoy an exciting cultural event with loads of interesting activities and competitions. In addition to the men’s competition, there will be the ladies charro tournament as well which is known as Escaramuzas.  Head out of town to experience a day in the life of a real cowboy at this year’s 8th International Charro Championship at Arena Vallarta. It’s just another interesting cultural event that residents and visitors can enjoy in Puerto Vallarta. 8th International Charro Championship This exciting event kicks off on Wednesday, January 30th at 8:30pm with Verbena Mexican Traditions, Mariachi group “International Real de America”, ballet performance by Xiutla and Rope floreo. On Thursday, January 31st, there will be a mass at 10 am in the Hacienda Serena chapel following by the opening ceremony at 11:00 am. The first charreada includes competitors from various states across Mexico …

Spotlight on Oceanfront Penthouse

Spotlight on Oceanfront Penthouse

Looking to invest in quality Mexican real estate that will stand the test of time? Garza Blanca’s luxurious beachfront residences in beautiful Puerto Vallarta that offer an incredible blend of high quality and fine finishes that will impress even the most meticulous homeowners. New construction is currently underway in Cabo San Lucas as well to extend the Garza Blanca real estate portfolio to the Baja California region as well. With solid amapas hardwood finishes, modern decor and an incredible location, Garza Blanca’s residences deliver on beauty and value. Read below to learn more about the spectacular Oceanfront Penthouse that we are highlighting this week. Oceanfront Penthouse Views The moment you step into the oceanfront penthouse at Garza Blanca, your eyes will immediately be drawn to the incredible ocean and jungle views you can enjoy from your private balconies and terraces. The wraparound terrace with oversized hammock offers an ideal spot to relax for a soothing afternoon siesta or to read a book on a balmy Puerto Vallarta evening. You will never tire of the blue-green …

Raicilla, Mezcal y Cerveza Artesanal Festival

Raicilla, Mezcal y Cerveza Artesanal Festival

The 1st Raicilla, Mezcal and Artisanal Beer Festival will be held the weekend of Feb. 15th, 16th & 17th in the marina in Nuevo Vallarta from 3pm to 10pm. Come enjoy a weekend full of flavors, traditional drinks, great music and activities for the whole family. There will be more than 40 well known drinks for sampling and some of the best food from the region. Continue reading below to learn more about these Mexican standouts, and why you should attend this inaugural festival that is sure to be a huge success. Tequila Vs. Mezcal   Have you heard about mezcal, but curious about how to tell the difference between tequila and mezcal?  While many people believe that tequila is very similar to mezcal, there are three key reasons why mezcal is different from tequila. To begin with, tequila and mezcal are produced in different states of Mexico though there are a few states that produce both. By law, tequila can only be produced using the blue agave plant and Jalisco is the center of …

Spotlight on Sales Director Angelo Koutsoudes

Spotlight on Sales Director Angelo Koutsoudes

This week, we are highlighting a new addition to the esteemed Garza Blanca Real Estate team, new Sales Director Angelo Koutsoudes. Koutsoudes was born in New York to immigrant parents from Cyprus, and lived there up until his 10th birthday. At that time, he moved to Cyprus where he completed high school and spent 2 years doing National Guard Military Service. He later moved to the UK where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics. After finishing university, Koutsoudes spent a year in Spain before moving back to Cyprus for work where he completed a MBA (Masters of Business Administration). Continue reading below to learn more about the latest addition to the Garza Blanca team, Sales Director standout Angelo Koutsoudes. Comprehensive Experience After initially working in Marketing for an international B2B Event Organizer, Koutsoudes moved his focus into the Real Estate sector where he initially worked for a local developer and later opened his own brokerage firm in Cyprus. After spending a few more years managing several prominent real estate branches back in …

Mexico Travel Tips for Expats: 2019 Update

Mexico Travel Tips for Expats: 2019 Update

Do you love Mexico and live in the area or hope to one day? Mexico is a top tourist destination that draws thousands of visitors each year. In addition to travelers, more and more individuals are putting down roots in Mexico and buying Mexican real estate to live their dreams of retirement in paradise. Concerned about crime in Mexico? While some crime does occur in Mexico, you can rest assured that majority of problems are related and restricted within drug related gang issues. You can enjoy a great retirement or own a vacation home in Mexico as long as you avoid any interactions with areas or individuals that partake in criminal activity. Read below below for travel tips for expats living in Mexico. Buy Property in A Top Tourist Destination    Did you know that expats deciding to buy a second home or vacation home in Mexico is on the rise? Mexico is one of the most culturally rich countries in the world. With its beautiful climate, friendly people, delicious food, and tons of activities …

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Puerto Vallarta: Top Destination For Vacation Homes

Did you know that Puerto Vallarta is a top destination for second homes or vacation homes for foreigners? In fact, a recent online survey indicated that Canadians consider Puerto Vallarta their ideal location to purchase a second home. Statistics were gathered from Google Searches and keywords associated with real estate sales abroad. Turns out that Mexico is the number one location for Canadians that want to purchase a second property. In addition to Canadians, Americans and Europeans are also drawn to Puerto Vallarta where more and more individuals and families are investing in real estate so they too can live the dream Puerto Vallarta lifestyle. Continue reading below to learn more about Puerto Vallarta real estate, including the stunning beachfront residences at Garza Blanca, and why it may be just what you’ve been searching for. Construction and New Developments So what is it about Puerto Vallarta that is driving the real estate frenzy? With more and more developments under construction, the need for new properties is being met by developers who are investing in Puerto …

Amazing Colors and Downtime

Carnival Time in Puerto Vallarta

Beautiful and cool weather has arrived in Banderas Bay, and with that comes plenty of great events to delight visitors and locals alike. Throughout Mexico, an annual Carnival event takes place during the days leading up to Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. In addition to tourist hot spots like here in Puerto Vallarta, other popular cities that host fabulous Carnival celebrations include Tepoztlán, Huejotzingo, Chamula, Veracruz, Cozumel, and Mazatlán. In the towns of Veracruz, Mazatlán, and Cozumel, the celebration is extra eccentric and exciting to the point that it even resembles the famous New Orleans’ Mardi Gras party. Read below to see why you can’t miss the Carnival in Puerto Vallarta starting this February 27th. The History of Carnival Each spring throughout Mexico, the Carnival is celebrated in many different cities and towns. Known as “Carnaval” in Spanish,  Carnival is always held the week before Ash Wednesday which is called “miercoles de cenizas” in Spanish. This period signals the beginning of Lent and also is the beginning of a period of sobriety before …