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When to Start Paying HOA Fees in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera...

Homeowners Association HOA written on a model of home
During my career of selling condos and homes in pre-sale, buyers often ask when they should start paying the Homeowners Association (HOA) fees.

Setting Sail with Style: Jets Private Boat Tours Wins Best Gay...

Jet's Private Boat Tours, was recently crowned Best Gay Boat Tour at the Best of Gays Awards.
Jet's Private Boat Tours, recently crowned Best Gay Boat Tour at the Best of Gays Awards, is setting the standard for personalized adventures in Puerto Vallarta's breathtaking Banderas Bay.

Finding Comfort in Familiar Flavors: Joe Jack’s Fish Shack Satisfies My...

Joe Jack's Fish Shack Fried Chicken. Photo by Zia Ahmad.
Zia Ahmad writes about how Joe Jack's fried chicken helped satisfy his craving for fried chicken.

Insider Perspective: Open Houses Are A Powerful Tool for Direct Engagement

A recent open house at Rincon de Almas 105 showcases the importance of having open houses for other agents and potential buyers. Photo by Oscar Almeida.
A recent open house at Rincon de Almas 105 showcases the importance of having open houses for other agents and potential buyers.

Bonito Kitchen Wins Hearts and Tummies in Puerto Vallarta

Bonito Kitchen
Francie Nguyen's eyes sparkle with a mix of gratitude and excitement. Her restaurant, Bonito Kitchen, has been named the winner for "Favorite Specialty Cuisine" in the We Are PV Awards.

The Cube Home Tour

The Cube Home in Puerto Vallarta Tour
“The Cube” is a real-life fantasy! Recently, we had the chance to attend the Open House of @casaluxerealestate in The Cube, Puerto Vallarta a dream home brought to life on Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez Street.

Paradise Found: Mantamar Beach Club Named Finalist For Gay Beach Club...

In the heart of Puerto Vallarta's romantic zone lies a heaven of extravagance and inclusivity - Mantamar Beach Club. As it marks its illustrious tenth year in operation, it's not just a milestone; it's a celebration of a decade filled with unparalleled events, top-tier DJs, and an unyielding commitment of Almar Group, to fostering a vibrant LGBT community.
Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Sushi is making a splash in Puerto Vallarta's LGBTQ+ scene, recently named a finalist for the We Are Puerto Vallarta Favorite Beach Club (gay oriented) award.

Blondies Wins Big in Best of Gays Awards, Celebrates 9 Years...

Blondies won Best Happy Hour in the Best of Gays Awards and Blondies was also a finalist for Best Cocktail Bar in the Best of Gays Awards.
For going on nine years, Blondies has been holding down the corner of Amapas and Pulpito, serving ice cold adult slushies and tasty cocktails to thirsty patrons and passersby. Recently, Blondies was named the winner of the best happy hour in the Best of Gays Awards.

From Paralysis to Paradise: Yoga Studio Owner Finds Healing

Taraka Yoga brings a vibrant energy to the center of the fast developing Colonia of Versalles. Photo by Andrea Fanni Photography
Taraka Yoga is owned by Mark Hanuman. The space exudes a brightness and positivity that is contagious. Mark hails from Baltimore, but has lived in Mexico since 2012. He discovered Yoga due to a life altering event, which very nearly was a life ending event.

Ryan Donner Claims Best Gay Realtor Award and Leads Donner and...

Ryan Donner was recently crowned Best Gay Realtor at the Best of Gays Awards. Donner isn't just an individual realtor; he's the driving force behind the phenomenal success of Donner and Associates, a company built on a foundation of exceptional service, community spirit, and genuine human connection. Photo by Oscar Almeida.
Ryan Donner was recently crowned Best Gay Realtor at the Best of Gays Awards. Donner isn't just an individual realtor; he's the driving force behind the phenomenal success of Donner and Associates, a company built on a foundation of exceptional service, community spirit, and genuine human connection.

Puerto Vallarta Welcomes Virgin Voyages Brilliant Lady on West Coast Debut

Virgin Cruise Lines Brilliant lady
Virgin Voyages has announced their stunning new ship, the Brilliant Lady, will be calling on Puerto Vallarta as part of its West Coast debut from Los Angeles in Spring 2026.

Jet De la Isla: A Visionary Entrepreneur

Jet De la Isla: A Visionary Entrepreneur and one of our Summer 2024 feature cover stories. Photo by Gustavo Silva
In Puerto Vallarta, where the ocean meets the jungle, Jet De la Isla stands out as a pioneering force in the LGBTQ+ tourism industry. With a diverse portfolio of businesses that include a clothing-optional beach, the highest rated LGBT+ boat charter company on TripAdvisor, Mexico’s first gay youth hostel, founder of the largest online gay community Facebook group, a new mezcal beach bar, and as a board of director for the new LGBTQ+ community center, Jet has carved a niche for himself in this tropical paradise.

Cruise On By Feeling Great: ThrIVe IV & MedSpa Opens New...

Thrive MedSpa Opens Location at Puerto Magico
Come one, come all, the magic of ThrIVe IV & MedSpa is arriving at Puerto Magico. The well known MedSpa, which has its home base on Basilio Badillo in Zona Romantica, recently celebrated a soft opening with a second location at Puerto Magico to serve the needs of the cruise ship community as they arrive at Puerto Vallarta.

We Are Puerto Vallarta: Cassandra Shaw Jewelry Named Favorite Jewelry Shop 

We Are Puerto Vallarta Awards
Cassandra Shaw Jewelry has won the First Annual We Are Puerto Vallarta Favorite Jewelry Shop Award, and was named as a finalist for the coveted Best Business Award. 

Tryst Hospitality Acquires Iconic Fire Island Pines Commercial District: Opening Third...

Tristan Schukraft, the CEO of Everything Gay and owner of the new Tryst Puerto Vallarta.
Tech entrepreneur and hospitality visionary Tristan Schukraft is expanding his portfolio of iconic LGBTQ+ venues with the acquisition of 75% of the Fire Island Pines commercial district, one of the most celebrated queer community hubs in the United States.

Hecho Aqui: A Puerto Vallarta Collective Where Art, Food, and Culture...

Rafa Sotomayor, is a Chef, and is married to Mario Perez Sainz, who is a visual artist. They share the honor of being the first same sex couple to be married outside of the Puerto Vallarta city hall in July of 2016. Juan Carlos Flores is the other business partner, he is an actor, and all the plants in Hecho Aqui are his children, said Chef Rafa laughing.
A vibrant new haven for art, food, and cultural immersion in Puerto Vallarta has opened and its more than just a shop - it's a collective dream come true. Hecho Aqui, located on Aquiles Serdan, opened in January 2024, and this vibrant space pulsates with art, food, and a whole lot of local culture.

Pride and Prosperity: Puerto Vallarta’s LGBTQ+ Tourism Generates Record $17 Billion...

2023 Vallarta Pride block party
Puerto Vallarta has long been a beloved destination for LGBTQ+ travelers, but the economic impact of this vibrant community has never been quantified – until now. The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust released data showcasing that in 2023, the city welcomed a staggering 2 million LGBTQ+ tourists, generating a record-breaking $17 billion pesos for the local economy. 

From Speedos to Tiaras: Mama’s Luxury Tours Launches LGBTQIA+ Yacht Experience...

mama tits cover luxury tour
Attention boys and girls, grab your Speedo or swimsuit, cell phone, and tiara, because the legendary Mama Tits has a new adventure waiting just for you. Perfectly named Mama’s Luxury Tours, it combines Mama’s over the top embrace of life with an unparalleled level of luxury

Unleashing Creativity, Chef Roman Ventura’s Private Dining Experience Wows Clients

Born in Mascota, Jalisco, Chef Roman Ventura, is celebrating his 10th year in the food business in Puerto Vallarta.
Award-winning Chef Ventura personalizes private dining in Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy fresh, local Mexican cuisine with a global twist in your villa or rental. Book unforgettable celebrations!

Canto Restaurant Brings Modern Chinese and Hong Kong Flavors to Puerto...

Canto, a modern Cantonese bistro, has opened at Lazaro Cardenas 446, and is offering a different take on some of your favorite Chinese dishes. Currently by reservation only. Photo by Oscar Almeida
A passion for food and time on their hands during the Covid Pandemic has led to the opening of a new Chinese restaurant in Zona Romantica adding to the diverse offerings which make Puerto Vallarta a culinary destination.

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