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Puerto Vallarta Jazz Festival

One of the best parts about living in paradise is because Puerto Vallarta consistently hosts interesting cultural events and activities. In addition to great restaurants, varied nightlife, and thriving art scene, Puerto Vallarta has regular festivals. Coming up on February 13th to February 17th, the Puerto Vallarta Jazz Festival is an event you shouldn’t miss. Read below to learn more about the Puerto Vallarta Jazz Festival. Puerto Vallarta Jazz Festival This year’s Jazz Festival is sure to be the best yet. Jazz Ed Network founding member Mary Jo Papich is serving as the artistic director for the Puerto Vallarta Jazz Festival. The Puerto Vallarta Jazz Festival is a student educational event of high school and university groups and professional performers. The festival will include live performances and instructional clinics. Event attendees will listen to amazing musical collaborations made up of  high school, college and university jazz ensembles. Participants will also get to compete and each group will receive a plaque to commemorate their experience. Also, outstanding soloists will receive individual medals. Public performances are scheduled …

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1st Annual Surfers Healing Event in Sayulita: Jan. 18th + Jan. 19th

The 1st annual Surfers Healing Event for autism will be held in Sayulita, Nayarit on Jan. 18th & Jan. 19th. Surfers Healing is an organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing. Israel and Danielle Paskowitz originally founded Surfers Healing because of their son, Isaiah, who has autism. When Isaiah struggled with meltdowns and sensory overload, the Paskowitzes learned that the experience of surfing the waves with his father helped calm him down. As a result, they were inspired to create Surfers Healing to help other children with autism through the experience of surfing. Banderas Bay visitors and residents should take time to attend the 1st Annual Surfers Healing event in Sayulita on Jan. 18th and 19th, 2020. Surfers Healing Event in Sayulita: January 18th & 19th, 2020 The Surfers Healing event will start on Saturday, January 18th with a variety of healing activities designed for children with autism. Children with autism often struggle with sensory overload, and even simple sensations …

The Bucerias Street Festival Chalk Art Walk 2020

The Banderas Bay region is home to a variety of interesting cultural events that delight locals and visitors alike. In early February, The Bucerias Street Festival & Chalk Art Walk 2020 will be held in the charming coastal town of Bucerias in Riviera Nayarit. Bucerias is a short 20 minute drive from Puerto Vallarta. There, visitors will find a peaceful beach town with great restaurants, art galleries, and beautiful beaches. This exciting street festival will occur over three days from February 4th through February 6th, 2020 starting at 2pm each day. Looking for something fun to do in early February? If so, read below to learn more about the Bucerias Street Festival and Chalk Art Walk.  The Bucerias Street Festival & Chalk Art Walk 2020  This year, there will be over 25 artists participating in the 2020 Chalk Art Walk. The theme for this year’s Chalk Art Walk 2020 is “One Love – Celebrating Unity Throughout The World.” As a result, each artist will create theme inspired chalk art. Likewise, each piece will depict a …

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Top 8 Movies Filmed in Puerto Vallarta

Many great movies have been filmed in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Thanks to its small town charm, quaint cobblestone streets, and laidback vibes, Puerto Vallarta has been featured in a variety of films. In addition, Puerto Vallarta is a great place to buy a second home in Mexico, too. In the market for premiere coastal real estate? If so, Garza Blanca offers beachfront residences in the area’s most exclusive community. Do you want to buy a second home or retirement home in paradise? For instance, exclusive Banderas Bay real estate is for sale at Garza Blanca. Read below to learn more about 9 great movies filmed in Puerto Vallarta. You can also learn that Garza Blanca beachfront residences make a perfect second home in paradise. Limitless  (2011)  Top 8 Movies Filmed in Puerto Vallarta: The Night of the Iguana (1964)  Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) Predator (1987)  Revenge (1990)  Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)  Limitless  (2011)  Sundown  (2016)  Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) The Night of the Iguana (1964)  First Movies Filmed in Puerto Vallarta Firstly, the …

Mexico Ranked 7th in World for Tourism

It is easy to see why people love Mexico. From its stunningly beautiful beaches to its warm and welcoming locals, Mexico has so much to offer. Did you know that Mexico is currently ranked 7th in the world for tourism? Delicious cuisine, rich culture, and a passionate sense of pride make Mexico a top destination. Visitors from around the world want to see what makes Mexico such a beautiful place to live and visit. Many people become so enamored with the country that they want to buy a second home in Mexico. Read below to learn about Mexico’s 7th place ranking in the world for tourism. You can also learn why a second home in Mexico could be just what the doctor ordered. Mexico Ranked 7th in World for Tourism In 2018, The World Tourism Organization (WTO) indicated that Mexico went from 8th to 6th place in terms of how many international tourists visited the country. According to WTO, more than 39.3 million foreign visitors arrived in the country in 2018. That number was high …

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Visit PV’s Legendary Hacienda San Angel for Sunday Brunch

Puerto Vallarta residents are familiar with the legendary Hacienda San Angel. It is one of the city’s most exquisite boutique hotels situated up in the hills behind the Guadalupe Church. Nestled amongst the charming cobblestone streets of Puerto Vallarta, Hacienda San Angel charms visitors with its Mexican Colonial architecture and turn-of-the-century furnishings. It is just a short 10 minute drive into town from Garza Blanca’s exclusive beachfront community. Subsequently, Hacienda San Angel is proud to announce that their delicious Sunday Brunch is back on as of Sunday, November 3rd. Therefore, are you an expat living at Garza Blanca? If so, try the delicious gourmet brunch at Hacienda San Angel. Hacienda San Angel: Puerto Vallarta Legend Did you know the Hacienda San Angel has a dramatic history brimming with romance and passion? The late actor Richard Burton originally purchased the Hacienda’s main villa as a Valentine’s Day gift for his wife Susan in 1977. Later, he fell in love with Puerto Vallarta during the mid 1960’s when he filmed the cult classic film, John Huston’s “The …

3rd Annual Taco Festival in Puerto Vallarta

Are you ready to celebrate one of Mexico and the entire world’s most beloved foods?  The 3rd Annual Taco Festival in Puerto Vallarta is nearly here. It goes without saying that the taco is one of many people’s favorite foods, not just in Mexico but in other countries as well. From the simple ingredients to the ease of eating, the taco is truly a national treasure and deserves all the adoring attention it receives. Are you living in Puerto Vallarta or hope to be a second homeowner in the area one day soon? Did you know that Garza Blanca has a few remaining luxurious oceanfront residences for sale that are part of the most exclusive beachfront community in Banderas Bay? Read below to learn more about the exciting gastronomic event, the 3rd Annual Taco Festival, coming up on November 16th in Puerto Vallarta, and maybe you can find yourself a second home in paradise at the same time. Get ready, it’s taco time! 3rd Annual Taco Festival Ahhh tacos… where do we even start? There …

“The Spirit of Frida” at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

One of Mexico’s most iconic artists is Frida Kahlo, a talented painter known for works of art inspired by nature and artifacts of Mexico. Visitors and residents of Puerto Vallarta should mark their calendars for Saturday, November 1st from 9 am to 3pm to attend an interpretive exhibit containing works from local and international artists called “The Spirit of Frida” at the Vallarta Botanical Garden. Located just south of Garza Blanca where luxury beachfront residences are currently for sale, “The Spirit of Frida” event will commence on November 1st, 2019 at 9am – 3pm. The daily entrance fee into the Vallarta Botanical Gardens costs just 200 pesos, and is one of Puerto Vallarta’s top attractions. Continue reading below to learn more about famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and why you should attend the “Spirit of Frida” exhibition at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens coming up on November 1st. Frida Kahlo: Mexican Legend Kahlo was a Mexican painter that has been described as a surrealist or magical realist. She is well known for her many portraits and …

San Miguel de Allende: a Spotlight on the middle of Mexico

One of the best parts about living in Mexico is the chance to explore its many incredible towns and cities. Do you live in Puerto Vallarta at Garza Blanca? While life at the beach is amazing, don’t miss the opportunity to get to know colonial Mexico. This week we are featuring San Miguel de Allende, a beautiful colonial city known for its vibrant, colorful buildings and small town charm that is located in the middle of Mexico. Once a hidden gem of Mexico, San Miguel de Allende is becoming more popular with foreign travellers since Travel and Leisure Magazine named the city the “Best City in the World” in 2017. Read more to learn about San Miguel de Allende, a Mexican colonial town you have to see for yourself. Spanish Architecture and Small Town Charm San Miguel de Allende is full of amazing Spanish architecture that visitors fall in love with. With nearly perfect weather all year round, temperatures range between the 70F’s to the 80F’s in this colonial charmer. Due to its perfect weather …

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Día de Los Muertos at Garza Blanca

Día de Los Muertos is a fascinating Mexican holiday that honors and respects loved ones who have passed on before us. In Puerto Vallarta and throughout Mexico, Día de Los Muertos festivities will begin on October 31st and last through November 2nd. Known as “Day of the Dead” in English, Día de Los Muertos celebrations are a wonderful time for family members to gather together to pay homage to loved ones who have passed away. Altars, which are called “ofrendas” in Spanish, are built in homes and at gravesites since they are believed to help safely guide the deceased on their spiritual journey into the afterlife. Keep reading below to learn more about Día de Los Muertos, and how Garza Blanca staff members participate in an altar competition on the property that embraces the culture of Mexico and respects this incredible tradition.  The Origins of Día De Los Muertos While this celebrations originally took place during the summer months, the date was moved from summertime to the fall in order to coincide with Western Christianity …