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Top Benefits of Rainy Season in Puerto Vallarta

Can you believe it is already June? It may be hard to be that we are almost halfway through 2019, but you simply can’t stop time. And why would you want to? Summer is on the horizon in Puerto Vallarta which brings warmer temperatures, more humidity and summer rain that the area so badly needs after its typical dry winter and spring seasons. The much needed rain is expected to start any day now, bringing a sense of refreshment and rejuvenation to the area’s abundant flora and vegetation. Get ready for rolling green hills and lush jungle views coming soon. Read more to learn about the top benefits of rainy summer season in Puerto Vallarta, and why it is a great time to enjoy the best the area has to offer. Refreshed and Rejuvenated Vegetation One of the best parts of the rainy season is the fresh look the area will take on thanks to the much needed hydration. Many plants have been in a dormant mode, reserving the precious water they have received from …

KG-Puerto Vallarta: Vacation Rental or Dream Home Location?

Are you considering investing in a vacation rental or second home by purchasing Puerto Vallarta real estate? Or are you looking to officially move to Mexico and buy your dream home to live full time in paradise?  If you don’t already know, Puerto Vallarta has quickly become a top expat destination for vacation rental investments and individuals wanting to move to a slower paced life. Puerto Vallarta real estate is ideal as the area an ideal climate that is warm and sunny all year round which is a huge draw for many expats looking to move down south from colder countries. Want to learn what kind of properties are available for expats looking to leave their stressful lives behind and embrace the quintessential laidback Mexican lifestyle? Read below to learn more about why Puerto Vallarta real estate is a top destination to purchase a vacation rental or second home in Mexico.  PV Vacation Rentals = Great Investment If you are looking for a great investment, purchasing Puerto Vallarta real estate is a smart financial move. …

Top 3 Places to Take a Picture in Puerto Vallarta

In today’s digital age, nearly every moment and important experience is documented with a photo and often shared with friends and family on social media. Thanks to the advent of the modern cellular phone with high tech cameras, it is easy and fast to capture a great shot whenever and wherever you want to. Are you living in Puerto Vallarta or visiting the area, and curious about the best place to take a picture?  Here are the top 3 places where you can take that picture perfect photo in PV that will memorialize a special moment in time forever. #1 Cerro de La Cruz How do you feel about getting a little exercise in on your way to get that picture photo? If that sounds great, you will love the urban hike up the stairs to reach the top of Cerro de la Cruz. If you start on the malecon downtown in Puerto Vallarta near the Mandala and Zoo bars, you head straight up Calle Abasolo to make your way to the top. The Cerro …

7 Tips for Foreigners Who Move to Mexico

Mexico has long attracted visitors to enjoy the beautiful weather, delicious cuisine and outstanding natural beauty. Many people end up wanting to set down roots, or buy a second home in paradise. Are you planning on making the move to Mexico? If so, read our Top 8 tips for foreigners that are new to Mexico.  You will see that with a little understanding and patience, your new life can be incredibly satisfying and fulfilling. #1 Learn Spanish Although many foreigners that move to Mexico don’t end up learning Spanish, it’s a great idea to try learn the basics. The more Spanish you understand will allow you to have a more complete experience and better opportunities in all areas. Language and communication between individuals creates a sense of community. Therefore, learning the local language will allow you to have a better understanding of the people around you and will deepen your cultural experience.  Also, having a decent comprehension level of Spanish could allow for you to find work that you wouldn’t qualify for otherwise. #2 Be …

PV Mango Festival is back! 2019 Edition

Fruit lovers listen up! The 3rd edition of the PV Mango Festival is back. This year’s PV Mango Festival is coming up this weekend on Saturday, July 6th at 4:00pm at the Lázaro Cárdenas Park located in Old Town Vallarta. This annual event is put together by the Instituto Vallartense de Cultura y el Comité de Ciudades Hermanas Highland Park and is open to the public. Tickets are available for purchase for just $25 pesos which can be used to buy food and drinks in a typical Mexican “kermés” style which is reminiscent of a country fair. Read below to learn more about what you can expect at this year’s tasty Mango Festival on Saturday, July 6th in Puerto Vallarta. After all, who doesn’t love mangoes? Puerto Vallarta Mango Festival – July 6th, 2019 You will probably agree that mangoes are without a doubt one of the most delicious fruits around, right? Their sweet and juicy flavor is simply impossible to resist. Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors, make sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, …

Come Celebrate with Garza Blanca at Hecho en Mexico 2019

Come celebrate with Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai at the 5th annual Hecho en Mexico event which will be hosted from May 4th to May 31st at the Garza Blanca Preserve Resort in Puerto Vallarta. Once again, the “Made in Mexico” event is categorized into 4 areas including Gastronomy, Fashion, Music and Art. Every week, an entertaining and exciting event will kick off the week’s celebrations where one area will be showcased. Come join the fun and attend workshops and check out the incredible exhibitions that are all focused on the particular week’s theme. Here is what you can look forward to seeing at this year’s Hecho en Mexico 2019: Music Week Starting on May 4th through May 10th, Music Week will include a major concert featuring an impressive local orchestra. Live music including Mariachi, Marimba and Trio will be showcased, along with spirited and vibrant folkloric dancers that will impress guests. Art Week: May 11th – May 17th May 11th through May 17th, Art Week will showcase painting and sculpture exhibitions featuring talented artists, …

3rd Annual Downhill Bike Race is Back in Puerto Vallarta

Are you in Puerto Vallarta or live in the area? If so, don’t miss the annual Downhill Bike Competition known as Down Puerto Vallarta. Ready to bring some excitement and adrenaline pumping fun to town on May 18th and May 19th, the downhill competition is an exciting and impressive event that is also free to attend. The 3rd Annual Down Puerto Vallarta is expected to draw a large crowd who are ready to be entertained by an array of incredibly talented downhill bikers from all around the world that compete for prizes and bragging rights. Read below to learn more about what you can expect at the Down Puerto Vallarta on May 18th and May 19th. 3rd Annual Downhill Bike Competition Since the inaugural event in 2017, the Down Puerto Vallarta has attracted tons of attention from locals and tourists alike. The race starts at the top of the hill high above downtown Puerto Vallarta at a spot called the Sierra Madre’s La Cruz hilltop, where riders speed downhill through a dizzying array of jungle …

Top 6 Margaritas in Cabo San Lucas

Top 6 Margaritas in Cabo San Lucas

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a great margarita? With its tangy, refreshing flavor that packs quite a punch, the margarita is a cocktail in a class all its own.  History says that the first margarita was created in Mexico in the state of Baja California Norte in the 1930’s near the towns of Tijuana and Ensenada. A few years later in 1953, the first margarita recipe appeared in Esquire magazine so that readers could start enjoying this exquisite cocktail at home. Without a doubt the margarita is one of the world’s most popular cocktails. Do you own a second home in Cabo San Lucas, or simply love visiting the beautiful coastal town on the tip of the Baja Peninsula? If so, you probably want to know where you can find the best margaritas in town. Read below for our top 6 picks on where to try the best margaritas in Cabo. #1 Monkey’s Cave Bar Monkey’s Cave Bar is one of the top spots to find the best margaritas in Cabo San Lucas. With …

All About Garza Blanca: Perks of Ownership

All About Garza Blanca: Perks of Ownership

Garza Blanca real estate is a solid investment for savvy individuals who recognize a good value when they see it. Whether you plan to retire in paradise, plan to use your home as a vacation rental, or simply want to own a luxurious second home for getaways, Garza Blanca real estate has it all. The hotel condo concept has revolutionized what individuals expect in a vacation home by the sea. The natural beauty of Banderas Bay, coupled with world class amenities and spacious private residences, make Garza Blanca a top real estate choice for foreigners wanting to set down roots in Puerto Vallarta.  Read below to learn more about Garza Blanca real estate and see what you’ve been missing. Garza Blanca: Elegant Beachfront Residences One of the perks of ownership at Garza Blanca real estate is that the private Signature residences are elegant, spacious and exquisitely finished. With high end decor and careful thought put into every detail, you will appreciate its solid construction when you see it for yourself. Each residence is awe inspiringly …

Waterfall Hikes in Puerto Vallarta

The variety of different waterfalls in Puerto Vallarta offer added attractions to those in search of a tropical vacation destination or an ideal place to invest in a second home.  Waterfalls in Puerto Vallarta are so enchanting and mesmerizing that people all over the globe make seeing them as one of their priorities when vacationing in the area. It ups your vacationing to a higher level, and can even bring romance and sweetness to the limelight.  South of Puerto Vallarta, starting from the Garza Blanca Reserve up into the hilly areas of its southern shore, are waterfalls with incredible stature and majestic presence. Read more to learn about waterfall hikes in Puerto Vallarta. Garza Blanca Offers Easy Access to Hiking One waterfall in Puerto Vallarta provides an exclusive setting for pure romantic bliss and deep tranquility.  This waterfall is found just south of Puerto Vallarta’s downtown area near the Garza Blanca Resort & Spa. Garza Blanca Resort & Spa is perfectly situated amongst the lush vegetation of the Sierra Madre mountains with easy access to …