Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Friends make life a lot more fun and the International Friendship Club (IFC) of Puerto Vallarta is a great place to make new friends, greet old ones and have fun at the same time.
Our Spanish Classes are very popular and are held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Four classes are held each day; each one lasts for an hour and is tailored to four levels of ability. These classifications are Intermediate 1 and 2, Advanced and Tourist Spanish. After class, why not go for a cup of coffee, lunch or a cerveza with the person sitting next to you and make a new friend, perhaps?
Apparently this social bridge is thirsty work because our barman extraordinaire, Fred Forbes, opens the club's bar at 5:00 pm sharp each Friday afternoon and the club's Social Hour takes place. Come, say "Hello" and make some new friends. If you'd like to, you can complete your evening by going with the group to one of our preferred restaurants. Enjoy excellent company and a great dinner at our discounted rate.
For a one night stand, come to the IFC Christmas Party. It will be held at the San Lucas Restaurant on the corner of Insurgentes and Lazaro Cardenas on Thursday 17th December at 6:30 pm. Tickets are just $300 pesos.
Saturday mornings are busy, in a relaxed way, at the clubhouse. Mindful Meditation takes place from 9:15 to 10:15. This is followed by 45 minutes of Dharma Yoga.
All of the income from the Home Tours is used by IFC to support a myriad of local charities and programs including our cleft palate program, the orphanages Corazón de Niña and Refugio Infantile Santa Esperanza (RISE), humanitarian and service organizations such as CANICA, SETAC, Biblioteca Los Mangos, Clinical Santa Barbara de Rehabilitacion, Pasitos de Luz, and The Salvation Army food kitchen. This good stuff happens because people like you volunteer a few hours of their time. We are always looking for volunteers.
If you'd like to join the other members of IFC in giving back to the community there are dozens of volunteer positions that need to be filled each year, including working on the Home Tours, serving on committees and teaching English to Mexicans.
Membership of the club is $350 pesos and gives many benefits including 10% or 15% discounts at our many preferred restaurants. Full details of IFC activities and membership can be found on the website: ifcvallarta.com.
Lots of people in PV enjoy time on the beach or around the pool, just relaxing. But if you'd like a break from that and would like to learn something new, help someone by giving your time and make some new friends at the same time the International Friendship Club will be pleased to help. Come on down!The International Friendship Club is a registered charitable organization in Mexico listed as Club Internacional de la Amistad de Puerto Vallarta A.C. It is located at the northeast corner of the Rio Cuale Bridge above the HSBC Bank, Colonia El Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 48300. Phone: 322-222-5466. Website: ifcvallarta.com Email: ifcvallarta(at)gmail.com