|Living in Puerto Vallarta Mexico|
For many the thought of living in - or even near - a major tourist resort is about as appealing as a buying a condo in Disneyland. But here in Vallarta, the incredible natural beauty, combined with a small town atmosphere and the inherent warmth and friendliness of the local people, attracts foreign residents who enjoy the good life.
With a colorful blend of the old and the new, the Banderas Bay region offers an unrivaled combination of simple pleasures and sophisticated charms. Fine dining restaurants, art galleries, upscale shopping centers, internet cafes and nightclubs peacefully coexist alongside taco stands, street-side vendors and open air markets selling Mexican handcrafts, and strolling Mariachi bands.
But much of Puerto Vallarta's magic is in the hearts of her people. Often described as "one big, happy family," Vallartenses are known for their hospitality and for going out of their way to welcome foreign residents. And, since the Mexican people are extremely tolerant of different lifestyles, international residents and Mexican locals can live side-by-side in harmony - provided that the expatriate can learn to be creative and adaptable.
Puerto Vallarta is an unhurried refuge for people seeking more than just a beautiful beach. Those of us who choose to live here embrace the challenge of learning patience and understanding. Taking the time to "stop and smell the roses" along the road to becoming bicultural gives us the opportunity to grow - and to enjoy a more relaxed way of life.
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Festival Sayulita 2020: Movies, Music, Drink and Life
Banderas News Team
The 7th Annual Festival Sayulita, a unique gathering for lovers of Art, Movies, Music, Drink and Life, is set to be held Jan 31 to Feb 3, 2020. Sayulita is ideal for this celebration, because this Magical Town on the Riviera Nayarit is a place where life is lived to its fullest.
Bohemia Viva Hits The Sweet Spot in Puerto Vallarta
Over the years, BohemiaViva has won the hearts of music lovers in Puerto Vallarta. I had the privilege of experiencing their new show, 'Gravity,' last week at The Palm Cabaret, and am looking forward to their Valentine's Day concert, 'Desde el Corazon' on February 14.
Bridging the Community of Boca de Tomatlán, Jalisco
A series of tropical storms in 2019 washed away the wooden suspension bridge in Boca de Tomatlán and caused structural damage to its second bridge. Since Boca falls under two municipalities, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo Corrientes, neither bridge has been repaired. Learn how you can help.
'Spay-ghetti Dinner' Benefits Cuale Spay & Neuter Clinic
Coco's Kitchen will host a 'Spay-ghetti and No Balls' Dinner on March 5th to benefit the Cuale Spay Neuter Clinic, a volunteer project that's working to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Puerto Vallarta through free monthly sterilization clinics.
Act2PV Delivers Consistently Excellent Entertainment
Act2PV has worked hard to provide Puerto Vallarta audiences with consistently excellent entertainment in an elegant, comfortable setting. Presenting a variety of top-notch shows, seven nights a week, this 5-star venue is on par with any theater in North America.
Vallarta One of Mexico's Most Acclaimed Destinations
Puerto Vallarta is not only one of Mexico's most attractive destinations, but also one of the most celebrated, continuously receiving recognition from the media and visitors alike. And 2019 was no exception with a long list of awards granted by international publications.
9th MexPup Fundraiser for Puerto Vallarta Street Dogs
The Spanish Experience Center will host the 2020 MexPup fundraiser on Jan. 29 from 6:30-10 pm. The $350 Peso event will feature tasty tacos, live entertainment, raffles and a silent auction for great prizes. Proceeds will help MexPup continue rescuing Puerto Vallarta street dogs.
Take Your Taste Buds on a World Tour at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team
Take your taste buds on a world tour and you don't even have to leave Puerto Vallarta to do it! Daiquiri Dick's is known for its international cuisine, and their latest bi-weekly dinner specials menu offers a wide selection of flavors through January 31, 2020.
Puerto Vallarta Mayor Addresses Street Parking Issues
Puerto Vallarta Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña met with local business owners and members of the Emiliano Zapata Neighborhood Association on Tuesday to listen to their concerns and jointly address the street parking issues that affect those living and working in the city's Romantic Zone.
February FUNdraisers for R.I.S.E. Children's Shelter
Last weekend's bazaar was a huge success. Thank you, Puerto Vallarta, for supporting the children at Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza! February will be fantastic, with two fun events planned: the Int'l Food Festival at Fidencio's and the RISE for Fashion luncheon at Di Vino Dante.