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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.

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.

Malecon is Getting a Refresh and Restoration

The Puerto Vallarta Malecón, a major tourist destination, is finally getting some love and attention. After years of unfulfilled promises by city leaders, a much-needed restoration project is underway.
The Puerto Vallarta Malecón, a major tourist destination, is finally getting some love and attention.  After years of unfulfilled promises by city leaders, a much-needed restoration project is underway.

Taking Possession vs. Closing: Demystifying the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit...

poncho column taking possession real estate
Taking Possession vs. Closing: Demystifying the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit Pre-Sale Process. During my years in real estate, especially with pre-sales, I’ve found that some terminologies can be confusing. Here’s a quick guide to help clarify.

Mexa Machxs Kiki Ball Brings Ballroom Extravaganza to Beefcakes

Saturday, July 13th, Beefcakes will host “Mexa Machxs Kiki Ball” to challenge heteronormative masculinity with a display of outfits inspired by the classic Mexican macho. The event starts at 8 pm, with a cover charge of 120 pesos. Photo from a previous ballroom event. Photo by Oscar Almeida
On Saturday, July 13th, Beefcakes will host “Mexa Machxs Kiki Ball” that promises to challenge heteronormative masculinity. It all begins at 8 p.m. with a cover charge of $120 pesos.

Alberto Cuevas and Friends Host Benefit Concert for Former Hotel Mercurio...

Mexican singer Alberto Cuevas and friends have put together a benefit show for Saturday, July 13, to raise money for the former employees of Hotel Mercurio.
Mexican singer Alberto Cuevas and friends have put together a benefit show for Saturday, July 13, to raise money for the former employees of Hotel Mercurio.

Beat the Heat & Eat Well: P.V. Summer Menu Round-Up Kicks...

summer menu specials
Out & About Puerto Vallarta brings you a curated list of restaurants offering summer menu specials through this series of P.V. Summer Menu Round-Up.

Turtle Nesting Season Begins in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Turtle Release. Photo provided by the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Bureau.
From July to December, turtle camps and various hotels release hundreds of baby sea turtles.

Viva Vallarta! Mexican Delegation Lights Up NYC Pride Parade, Showcases LGBTQ+...

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The Puerto Vallarta LGBTQ+ community, the ACT LGBT Business Association and the Vallarta Pride organization participated in the New York City Pride Parade.

Puerto Vallarta Makes History at 2024 NYC Pride Parade

A group from Puerto Vallarta representing Vallarta Pride in the 2024 NYC Pride Parade. Photo provided by Carlos Plasencia.
Puerto Vallarta proudly participated in the 2024 New York City Pride Parade, a significant milestone that underscores our city’s status as one of the world’s leading LGBT+ tourism capitals.

Family Affair: Three Generations Dish Up Tradition at Gorditas Rellenas Lolita

Gorditas Rellenas Lolita is located on the south side of calle San Salvador three blocks south of the Mercado del Mar and the cemetery. The menu is as simple as the ambiance with a handful of seating inside and a few tables lined on the sidewalk.
Gorditas Rellenas Lolita is quite literally a hole-in-the-wall place where those seeking authentic Mexican flavors venture.

Portrait & Document Photography Workshop with Yvonne Venegas at PKB-Gallery

Workshop “Portrait and Document” by Yvonne Venegas To Be Offered at PKB-Gallery Sept. 20, 21 and 22
Join renowned Mexican-American photographer Yvonne Venegas [@yvovenegas] for an immersive three-day workshop exploring the art of portraiture.

Vallarta Diversity Network Requests Transparency on Councilor Gómez New York Pride...

Councilor Pablo Ruperto Gómez, who previously publicly opposed the raising of the LGBTIQ+ flag in Puerto Vallarta (most recently in Ixtapa on May 17), and now supports the visibility of diversity by participating in New York Pride.
From the Vallarta Diversity Network, we express our astonishment at the change of opinion of Councilor Pablo Ruperto Gómez, who previously publicly opposed the raising of the LGBTIQ+ flag in Puerto Vallarta (most recently in Ixtapa on May 17), and now supports the visibility of diversity by participating in New York Pride.

Roman Ventura, Voted Best Gay Chef

Chef Roman Ventura
Jalisco-born chef, Roman Ventura, voted Puerto Vallarta’s “Best Gay Chef”, is a proud member of the Gay+ community.  Graduating from chef school 10 years ago, he created Ventura Chef Services, a private chef, in-home dining experience for people living or visiting Puerto Vallarta. 

Understanding Down Payments for Presale Properties in Puerto Vallarta

Understanding Downpayments for Pre-Sale Properties
When purchasing a house or condo in presale, understanding the downpayment requirements is crucial.

Puerto Vallarta Celebrates International LGBTQ+ Pride Day with Flag Raising, Colorful...

In an emotional event held on the morning of Friday, June 28, 2024, at the General Hospital of Zone 42 of the IMSS, the placement of the LGBTQ+ flag was carried out in commemoration of International LGBTQ+ Pride Day. This event marks a significant step towards inclusion and respect for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community in health services. Photo provided.
Puerto Vallarta vibrated with colorful celebrations on Friday, June 28th, 2024, in commemoration of International LGBTQ+ Pride Day. A series of events throughout the city emphasized inclusion, respect, and progress for the LGBTQ+ community.

Rainbow Race 2024 Opens Registration, Sets Goal of 1,300 Participants

Adal Arista shows the medal that will be given at the 2024 Rainbow Race. Photo by Oscar Almeida.
Puerto Vallarta's Rainbow Race returns for a second edition on Sunday, November 10th, and organizers are hoping for more than 1,300 participants, they announced at a press conference held at Pinnacle Resorts on June 27, 2024.

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.

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