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Puerto Vallarta – Condé Nast Traveler Best City Nominee!

Did you know that Puerto Vallarta has been nominated as the Best City to visit worldwide by Condé Nast Traveler? Puerto Vallarta is proving its worth as a shining star in the 32nd edition of the Reader’s Choice Awards by the world renowned Condé Nast Traveler publication. The nominees are selected based on a survey that gathered opinions from more than 400,000 readers from all across the world who wanted to share their opinions on what they consider the best city. Read more below to learn why Puerto Vallarta is such a great city to visit, and an even better city to live in. Are you looking for Mexican real estate? If so, Puerto Vallarta could have the dream home you have been searching for. Condé Nast Traveler Recognizes Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta is pleased to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler’s readers who voted Puerto Vallarta as a best city candidate. Readers are able to rate and share their travel experiences and participate in the competition by voting for their favorite places. Award categories …

Buying a Car In Mexico

Buying a Car In Mexico (2019)

Are you an expat and loving life in beautiful, sunny Mexico? While many cities and towns have access to adequate public transportation that accommodates the needs of most expats, some people prefer to have their own car for the sake of convenience. In the past, many people went to great lengths to import their cars from the United States or Canada into Mexico. However, those days are history as more and more people are buying a car in Mexico thanks to the increased presence of affordable car dealerships. Want to learn more about buying a car in Mexico in 2019? Read below for tips that will help the process smoother and more efficient. Test Drive Various Options To start with, select a few car dealerships and begin researching the top choices that interest you most. Narrow down your choices to about 3 potential options, and make sure you test drive each of the cars before you make your final choice. Make sure to compare dealerships and check for special promotions and incentives. While financing is …

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Challenge Yourself With Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Paddleboarding is a fun outdoor activity that is regularly enjoyed by residents and tourists in Puerto Vallarta. A great way to exercise while enjoying nature and the ocean at the same time, paddleboarding involves using your arms or oars to propel you forward while either lying, kneeling, or standing on a paddleboard or surfboard in the ocean. Did you know that there is a new exercise trend of practicing yoga aboard a paddleboard? Every Sunday at 9 am in Puerto Vallarta, you can meet in front of Barracuda restaurant in the 5 de Diciembre neighborhood to take a fun and educational standup paddleboard (also known as SUP) yoga class that gives you the best view of Banderas Bay. Once you learn the basics, you will be able to practice by yourself if you are lucky enough to live near or at the beach like Garza Blanca homeowners. Read below to learn more about paddle boarding, and how paddleboard yoga could change your life for the better.   Origins of Paddleboarding In the late 1920’s, Thomas …

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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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Spring Break and Semana Santa in Puerto Vallarta

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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Tips on Banderas Bay Real Estate Transactions

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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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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