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Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas August 2018 Events
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico continues in their efforts to register U.S. voters for the upcoming mid-term election. This month, they're hosting a Barrio Block Party and free voter registration assistance on Wednesdays at Daiquiri Dick's on the south side of Vallarta.
Tropicasa's August Hot Property in Puerto Vallarta
Las Moradas Casa 4, Amapas
Las Moradas Casa 4 is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, three-story home for sale in the Las Moradas complex, an exclusive and gated residential community of only 14 homes in the hills of Amapas, just a 5 minute drive from downtown Puerto Vallarta and the city's Romantic Zone.
Sunwing Announces Direct Flights from Quebec to PVR
Sunwing is expanding its route network out of Quebec City for the coming winter with new direct service to Puerto Vallarta. Beginning on Dec. 17, 2018, and running until April 15, 2019, the new route offers convenient, direct flights to two of Mexico's most popular vacation destinations.
Join the Community Clean-Up in Col. Emiliano Zapata
The JG Group's Colonia Clean-ups continue throughout the summer to keep raising awareness and getting residents and visitors alike involved in keeping our colonia clean. If you are going to be in Puerto Vallarta on the first Saturday of the month, join us on August 4 and share the love.
Beyond Puerto Vallarta: Shopping in Tonalá, Jalisco
If you are visiting Puerto Vallarta, consider a trip to Tonalá, a municipality near Guadalajara that's famous for its artisanal handicrafts. On Thursdays and Sundays a 'tianguis' (open air market) features as many as 4000 craftsmen selling everything from pottery to handcrafted furniture.
Tips for Surviving the Summer Heat in Puerto Vallarta
During the summer months in Puerto Vallarta you can get heat exhaustion just by walking in the sun for five minutes, so we've put together some simple summer survival tips to help you make the most of your time here in the Banderas Bay area during this hot and humid time of year.
Save 50% on Main Courses at Kaiser Maximilian
After a short summer vacation, Kaiser Maximilian is celebrating their reopening with Early Bird Specials at Espresso Bar. Through August 2, this charming café on PV's south side is offering 50% discounts on all of the restaurant's main courses from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm.
Neil Gerlowski Returns to Vallarta Botanical Garden
Vallarta Botanical Garden welcomes back Executive Director, Neil Gerlowski, who has been on sabbatical to pursue a Fellowship at Longwood Gardens, a world-renowned center for horticultural excellence in Pennsylvania. Here he shares his experiences and plans for the VBG.
6th Punta Mita Beach Festival Offers Fun in the Sun
On August 4 & 5, 2018, Kupuri Beach Club will host the Sixth Annual Punta Mita Beach Festival - a weekend full of family fun in the sun that includes surfing, stand up paddle, yoga, beach activities and games for kids, fine cuisine, exquisite cocktails, music, great parties, and much more.
LatAm Trade Ministers Concerned Over Protectionism
Latin American leaders championed free trade at the Pacific Alliance Summit held in Puerto Vallarta this week. Throughout the summit the trade ministers' focus was on cooperation and integration at a time where protectionism, particularly in the U.S., has created growing concerns.
BabelBar's Cuale Music Festival Feature 7 Live Bands
Do you love outdoor concerts? If so, head over to BabelBar on the Rio Cuale Island this Saturday, July 28 for the 2018 Cuale Music Festival. Featuring some of the best musicians in Puerto Vallarta, the music starts at 12:30 pm, and the free entertainment continues all day long.
Vallarta Garden Club Summer Social Set for July 31
Grab your friends and join the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club at Incanto on July 31 from 6-8 pm for our next monthly cocktail party! Open to all, not just Garden Club members, our summer socials are a great way to meet new people and find out what the PVGC is all about.
ExPats in Vallarta Announce August Happy Hours & Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, have lots of fun scheduled for August. They'll be hosting Happy Hour Gatherings every Tuesday from 5-7 pm and Evening Out Dinners on Thursdays, August 16th and 30th.
How Much Will It Cost to Furnish My Vallarta Home?
Whether you already own, or are purchasing a new home in Puerto Vallarta, interior design is the most important element in creating your perfect living space. Naturally, when you start thinking about it, that inevitable question pops into your head: How much is this going to cost me?
Riviera Nayarit Keeps its Beaches Safe & Clean
Regarding the Semarnat report on the water quality of Mexico's beaches, the Nayarit Health Department informed that samples were taken during Hurricane Bud, resulting in erroneous numbers, and a more recent sampling proves Riviera Nayarit beaches are in optimum condition.
Tips for Decorating Your Puerto Vallarta Vacation Home
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico
For many foreigners who purchase a second home or vacation property in Mexico hiring an interior designer can be an invaluable asset. One of the leading interior design firms in Puerto Vallarta tells us how furnishings and home décor can make your new house or condo feel like a home.
Legendary Mexican Surfers Host Punta Mita Surf Camp
Learn to master the waves from three legendary Mexican surfers: Coco Nogales, Diego Cadena and Fernando Stalla at the Punta Mita Surf Camp. Set to be held from August 8-12, this camp is perfect for all skill levels, and includes much more than just riding the waves.
IMSS Medical Coverage: Quality, Affordable Healthcare
Many foreigners living in Mexico purchase insurance to use the private medical system, but for those on a smaller budget, IMSS, the health care plan run by Mexico's Social Security Institute, provides affordable access to quality healthcare. Here's how to apply for IMSS coverage.
Traditional Corn Festival in Jala, Nayarit, August 6–15
Every year during the first two weeks of August, the annual Sweet Corn Festival in Jala, Nayarit, a region where the largest corncobs in the world are grown, gives everyone a chance to experience a very Mexican tradition. This year's festival is taking place August 6th–15th.
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