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March 17 Puerto Vallarta News Brief & Weekend Events

March 17, 2017

From live music and theater to cultural festivals, sporting events, charitable efforts and special interest group meetings, there's always something fun happening in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some of this week's Vallarta-Nayarit headlines, a few community announcements and a couple of weekend events that you won't want to miss.

Tropicasa Realty Hosts Open House at Copa de Oro

On Saturday, March 18 from 10 am to 12 pm, Tropicasa Realty agent Alfonso Davalos will be hosting an open house at Copa de Oro Penthouse. Located in Colonia Emiliano Zapata, only 4 blocks from the beach and close to shops, galleries and excellent restaurants, this fully-furnished condominium features two large bedrooms, a studio/media area, 2.5 marble baths, laundry, a beautiful kitchen with granite counters, hard wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances; a spacious living/dining area; and a huge terrace with fabulous views of Puerto Vallarta, Banderas Bay and the Sierra Madre mountains. This penthouse also comes with a deeded large parking place and a storage room. The property features a heated swimming pool and entertainment area and administration on site. Come out and let Alfonso 'Poncho' Davalos and his miniature pig, 'Paco Adobo,' show you this beautiful property. For more information and a map, please visit

Dama Juana Raicilla Festival, March 18 & 19

Often referred to as "Mexican moonshine," Raicilla is a Jalisco tradition that might not be as popular as Tequila, but certainly has a growing following. A distilled spirit made from the agave plant, Raicilla is similar to Tequila and Mezcal and is made by artisans with recipes passed down from generation to generation. If you'd like to know more about the spirit known as "the grandfather of tequila," you won't want to miss the first Dama Juana Raicilla Festival this weekend on the Rio Cuale Island. This 2-day cultural event will feature tastings, conferences, talks, poetry and drawing contests, live music and the screening of the documentary Los Caminos de la Raicilla. For the full schedule of events, click HERE. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Vallarta Insurance Day Presented by Novamar Insurance Mexico

Join Novamar Insurance Mexico at the Marina Vallarta Golf Course Club House on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for Vallarta Insurance Day. During this free all-day event, adjusters, underwriters and Novamar expert consultants will answer any insurance policy and claim questions you may have. There will also be Auto, Boat, Homeowners and Condo Insurance policy presentations throughout the day, and a special presentation on Health Coverage that includes International exposures and options. Complimentary coffee, tea, sodas, water, cookies and sandwiches will be served all day. For more information, call (322) 297-6440, or visit the Novamar Insurance Mexico website or Facebook page.

FFCB Fundraiser for Bahía de Banderas and Puerto Vallarta Bomberos

Firefighters Crossing Borders (FFCB), a US based non-profit organization founded by firefighters for firefighters. Members are active and retired Firefighters from the USA, Canada, and Mexico, who are working to help our local bomberos avoid injury while providing a better level of service, through advanced training and donations of equipment and vehicles to the Bahía de Banderas and Puerto Vallarta fire departments. FFCB, in partnership with the Punta de Mita Foundation, has established the Bahía-Vallarta Fire EMS Fund for the sole purpose of assisting efforts to support the local Bomberos and provide a means to accept donated funds here in Mexico. On Wednesday, March 29 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, FFCB will host their first fund raising event at Pizzanteria Restaurant, located at Calle Hidalgo and Av Mexico in Bucerías. Come out and meet your Bomberos, who will be modeling 'The Many Looks of Service' to demonstrate the different uniforms they wear. The event will also feature an emergency vehicles and tools exhibit, live music by Zoe Wood and The Traveling Band, and a photo session with the Bomberos at the end of the show. Donation tickets are only $200 pesos per person, and are available M-F from 11am-3pm at The Luna Lounge box office, Av Mexico #27 in Bucerías. In La Cruz, you can get tickets by calling Karen Cope at (322) 147-4831. Seating is limited, so get yours TODAY! For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Zoe Wood at bahiavallartafireems(at) or 322-160-2969.

Weekend Events in Puerto Vallarta and Around Banderas Bay
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• Gabrielle Tenney & El Trio Luz de Luna at No Way José!

• Saturday Shopping is Fun at Mercado Los Mangos

• Last Chance to See 'Laurel Canyon' in The Red Room

• Beers, Boys & Burgers, Sunday at Hotel Mercurio