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Cabo San Lucas: What to See

Cabo San Lucas: What to See

A gorgeous Mexican coastal town situated on the southern tip of the Baja California Sur is Cabo San Lucas.  Whatever type of vacation plans you may have, Cabo San Lucas has both adventurous and relaxing activities so there is something for everyone who visits. With the newly constructed luxurious Garza Blanca Cabo San Lucas, visitors will be thrilled to take part in the many great activities the area has to offer. Continue reading to learn about five exciting and unique tours you should try on your next visit to Cabo San Lucas…that is if you are able to peel yourself away from the amazing Garza Blanca Resort for some fun in the sun around town. Romantic Sunset Cruise It is hard to imagine what could be more romantic than an evening sunset dinner cruise? With  several cruise tour operators in Cabo San Lucas that offer dinner cruises, it is one of the top tours in the area. A romantic sunset cruise gives you the chance to sail the majestic Medano Bay as you savor a …

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Casa Kimberly: Elizabeth Taylor’s Oasis

Casa Kimberly: Elizabeth Taylor’s Oasis

While everyone has heard of the late actress Elizabeth Taylor, did you know that she fell in love with Puerto Vallarta and even lived in the area for many years? During the l1960’s, Elizabeth Taylor filmed a movie in Puerto Vallarta called Night of the Iguana. At that time, she was charmed by the local people, the spectacular Banderas Bay, and the beautiful lush vegetation that Puerto Vallarta is known for. Consequently, she ended up owning a home in the Gringo Gulch area of Puerto Vallarta where she resided for many years. Today, her former home is now a boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant so you can see how she lived. Continue reading below to learn more about the elegant and regal Casa Kimberly, so you can make sure to stop in during your next visit to Puerto Vallarta. Casa Kimberly History The romantic love story of Elizabeth Taylor’s romance with Puerto Vallarta at Casa Kimberly begins in 1962 when actor Richard Burton arrived in the area to film John Huston’s classic, The Night …

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Puerto Vallarta’s Hidden Beach

Puerto Vallarta’s Hidden Beach

Have you heard the rumors that Puerto Vallarta has a hidden beach that you can only access during low tide? The rumors are true! Playa del Amor, better known as the Hidden Beach  or Lover’s Beach, is a feature of one of the Marieta Islands which is located west of Puerto Vallarta on the outskirts of Banderas Bay. The Marietas islands were originally formed thousands of years ago due to volcanic activity in the area. Large volcanic explosions took place on the islands which caused the creation of caves and unique rock formations. While uninhabited by human life, there is a wide variety of marine life and wildlife that make this hidden beach their home. Hidden Beach Is Lover’s Beach When you arrive to Puerto Vallarta’s hidden beach, you will hardly believe your eyes. The hidden beach truly is the stuff that dreams are made of… a wide, sandy cavern with the Pacific Ocean’s crystal clear waters lapping on the beach. This hidden beach is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and ecologically-diverse …

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residence spotlight three bedroom panorama luxury at its finest

Residence Spotlight: Three Bedroom Panorama – Luxury at Its Finest

This week’s spotlight is on the spectacular Three Bedroom Panorama residence at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa. This spacious and luxurious private beachfront residence comes with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms spread out over an expansive 4214 square feet. The moment you step into the Three Bedroom Panorama, your senses will be overwhelmed by the attention to detail and fine touches everywhere you look.  The breathtaking Pacific ocean will appear to become one with the interior as you open the panoramic sliding doors that run the full length of the extensive wraparound terrace. Garza Blanca’s Signature beachfront residence offers unparalleled ocean and mountain views, as well modern and chic furnishings. Come with us on a journey and step into the Garza Blanca Three Bedroom Panorama suite where your beachfront residence dreams could soon become reality. Dramatic Lighting and Dream Kitchen Garza Blanca’s elegant overhead lighting will immediately catch your eye as you open the solid construction wood door and step inside to reveal an outstanding piece of Puerto Vallarta real estate. Sparkling crystal chandeliers …

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Amazing Colors and Downtime

Banderas Bay Real Estate 2018

Banderas Bay is the amazing location of some of the best beachfront real estate in all of Mexico. From Puerto Vallarta up to Punta Mita, this area is attracting investors and individuals wanting to own their own piece of paradise. Banderas Bay is known for its beautiful beaches and spectacular ocean views which makes it a wonderful Banderas Bay real estate investment. The excellent climate is pleasant year round for those wanting to escape cold winters up north. Many new Banderas Bay real estate properties are currently being constructed and the demand for Banderas Bay real estate in Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding area is growing as well. Read below if you would like to know more about Banderas Bay real estate in 2018. Knowledgeable Banderas Bay Realtor A great first step to finding your dream Banderas Bay real estate is to identify and select an experienced realtor. Regardless of whether you speak Spanish or not, there are many English speaking and bilingual Banderas Bay real estate agents that are ready to assist buyers in …

Confused about Whether to Buy or Rent in Mexico?

Confused about Whether to Buy or Rent in Mexico?

As one of the most up-and-coming destinations for retirement, permanent immigration or “snowbirding”, Mexico offers a variety of options when it comes to making the country your home. From fractional ownership, vacation clubs to rentals and real estate, it is easy to make Mexico your home. At our Garza Blanca real estate offer, we get a number of queries from clients looking to purchase real estate in Mexico about whether it is better to buy or rent in Mexico. So we thought we’d tackle this question. Buy or rent in Mexico? Whether to buy or rent in Mexico depends on several factors such as your experience in the country, your overall goals, and your financial capabilities. Both choices offer benefits. Advantages of Renting Properties in Mexico Your financial status at the moment may be suited to rent a property instead of buying one. There are also individuals or families who would be best to rent for a certain time until they are sure that the property is indeed the best alternative for them, then finalize …

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New Garza Blanca Resorts for 2018

New Garza Blanca Resorts for 2018

Garza Blanca Real Estate is excited to report on the progress of two new Garza Blanca resorts in the works in Los Cabos and Cancun, due to open in 2018. New Garza Blanca Resorts for 2018 Following the tremendous success of Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, the award-winning luxury resort found in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Tafer Hotels & Resorts is expanding its collection with two breathtaking new properties: Garza Blanca Los Cabos and Garza Blanca Playa Mujeres in Cancun, which are both on track to open during 2018.  These brand new luxury resorts will be conveniently located within easy reach from international airports that have direct flights from many major Cities — Cabo San Lucas International Airport and Cancun International Airport respectively.  5-Star Expectations These 5-Star resorts are currently in the construction phase and are beginning to truly take form.  They will offer the same level of distinctive chic and lavish environments that the Garza Blanca brand has built its reputation on in Puerto Vallarta, now expanding to two new locations in Los Cabos …

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Top Award for Garza Blanca’s Grand Penthouse

Top Award for Garza Blanca’s Grand Penthouse

The Grand Penthouse at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta has recently received the top award for hotel suites in Mexico and Central America. This impressive three-bedroom duplex residence is available for real estate, and came out on top of fierce competition from establishments like Hilton and the Four Seasons. The Grand Penthouse at Garza Blanca Resort The Grand Penthouse is somewhat of a jewel on the mountainside; it offers stunning panoramic views of Banderas Bay as well as the utmost luxury. This magnificent duplex covers 6,222 square feet and has great features like ultra-high ceilings, a stunning palapa roof, state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, and high end fittings and finishings. The chic contemporary design combines with traditional comforts to make this three bedroom Grand Penthouse stands out amongst its contemporaries. World Travel Awards™ World Travel Awards™ began in 1993 and was set up in order to reward, celebrate, and promote excellence across all of the key sectors of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. Today this brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark …

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First International Sculptors Forum in Puerto Vallarta

First International Sculptors Forum in Puerto Vallarta

Hotel Mousai, located on the Garza Blanca Preserve in Puerto Vallarta, played host to a press conference at the end of last month announcing Puerto Vallarta’s first International Sculptors Forum. Garza Blanca Real Estate’s developer, Luis Fernando González Corona, was joined by the Dean of the CUCosta University of Guadalajara campus, Dr. Marco Antonio Cortés, and the Mayor of Puerto Vallarta, Arturo Dávalos Peña, to officially announce the International Sculptors Forum which will take place from November 13th to November 25th at the CUCosta campus in Puerto Vallarta. Massive sculptural workshop The idea is to turn Puerto Vallarta into a cultural workshop on a municipal scale with the help of the CUCosta, Puerto Vallarta’s City Council and local private patrons such as Garza Blanca Real Estate’s developer, Luis Fernando Gonzalez Corona. During Puerto Vallarta’s first International Sculptors Forum the city will welcome 11 renowned international sculptors hailing from countries such as Germany, Egypt, Spain, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iran, Mexico, Peru, Taiwan and Turkey. Selected students studying on the CUCosta’s Visual Arts degree program will be …

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Mexico Ranks High for International Visitors

Mexico Ranks High for International Visitors

The United World Tourism Organization has, based on statistics from 2016, ranked Mexico as the 8th most popular destination in the world for international visitors. These World Tourism rankings are released three times per year and rate countries based on the revenue that tourism creates for them as well as the number of international visitors per year. This year, Mexico has beaten hot destinations like Turkey, Portugal, Thailand, Greece, and the Dominican Republic for the number 8 spot. Reasons for Mexico’s Popularity for International Visitors If you read the Mexican newspaper, El Universal, one of the main reasons for the recent increase in Mexico’s popularity is the favorable exchange rates that Canadian, American, and European visitors enjoy. Of course, exchange rates alone do not explain the estimated 64% rise in tourism over the last five years (this translates to around 9.6 million international visitors coming to Mexico in 2016 alone). Other than favorable exchange rates Mexico offers much to international (and local) tourists. Fine dining, great bars, historical and cultural attractions, natural wonders, and of …

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