Month: July 2014

Palmares Beach Awarded Blue Flag

PALMARES BEACH AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS BLUE FLAG CERTIFICATION IN PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Playa Palmares is located 6 kilometers south of town, a 10-minue drive along Highway 200, just before Garza Blanca. Puerto Vallarta’s mayor Ramon Guerrero was pleased to announce that Puerto Vallarta’s beautiful Palmares Beach was just awarded an important and much anticipated Blue Flag. This … Read More

Food Festival Cookbook

PUERTO VALLARTA FOOD FESTIVAL COOKBOOKS AVAILABLE FOR SALE: My daughter Brooke just returned home from 18 fabulous days in Banderas Bay! She and her friend Haley went on lots of adventures, made new friends, and created wonderful memories. In her suitcase she brought home one of Chef Caliz’ precious cookbooks from the 1st Annual Festival … Read More

Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

NUEVO VALLARTA, MEXICO: The sprawling and well-manicured neighborhood of Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico is just gorgeous. Lavish modern homes blend seamlessly with the surrounding jungle ambiance. Here are a few photos from our explorations of the gorgeous Nuevo Vallarta area. And a few more photos… Visitors should know that there’s so much more to Nuevo Vallarta … Read More

Emiliano Zapata Market

EMILIANO ZAPATA MARKET, PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: For great selection and prices on fruits, vegetables, meat, chicken, and more…discover the joy of shopping where the locals shop! The Emiliano Zapata Market is located on Lazaro Cardenas and is notated on the Romantic Zone Map. Each time we’ve visited this market we’ve marveled at the beauty of … Read More

PV Featured on Mexico Travel Channel

PUERTO VALLARTA TO BE FEATURED ON MEXICO TRAVEL CHANNEL: A project titled Corners of My Land (Rincones de Mi Tierra) was recently filmed on location in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Filming took place over five days and the resulting project will soon be available for viewing online ( as well as on Mexico’s national pay-TV channel. … Read More

Raicilla and Coffee Festival

RAICILLA AND COFFEE FESTIVAL IN SAN SEBASTIAN DEL OESTE, 2014 This well-organized event held May 3 through May 5 was a smashing success! Although this mountain region’s two most distinctive products, coffee and raicilla, were the focal points and shining stars of this unique festival, there were plenty of other cultural activities, music, food booths, … Read More

Mala Beads in Puerto Vallarta

MALA BEADS IN PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO Faith Colectiva is a beautiful little store! I had the delightful opportunity to speak with Faith Colectiva founder Katie Coleman. She is such a friendly, spiritual and uplifting person. She and her team use natural stones, crystals, gems and charms to produce Mala Beads and accessories that have inherent … Read More

Press Release for Visit-Vallarta

PRESS RELEASE FOR VISIT-VALLARTA.COM: The week was ushered in by some very exciting news for Today we had our first press release to announce to the media and online community. The press release went out to more than 250 top-rated news sources and generated a heavy stream of traffic. The article was picked … Read More