Beach Crossers

BEACH CROSSERS It is with much pleasure to have discovered this brand new mobility resource for the Vallarta area. The owners of Beach Crossers are a delightful and enthusiastic team dedicated to their dream of making mobility easier for travelers to Banderas Bay, to include Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Bucerias. I am grateful to … Read More

Spud Sightings in PV

SPUD SIGHTINGS IN PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: This week on the Puerto Vallarta forums the “big” topic was the sighting of russet potatoes or “Spud Sightings” in local grocery stores and markets. In general, russet potatoes have been unavailable in Mexico for about four years until last week when potato growers finally signed an agreement with … Read More

Altruism Festival 2014

INTERNATIONAL ALTRUISM FESTIVAL 2014, PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO Event Details: The 10th Annual International Altruism Festival was held on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the gorgeous Marriott CasaMagna Resort in the Marina Vallarta neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where the event was co-hosted by American Consular Agent Kelly Trainor. Tickets to this event were $350 pesos … Read More

Beach Volleyball World Tour 2014

BEACH VOLLEYBALL 2014 WORLD TOUR > PUERTO VALLARTA OPEN The Beach Volleyball World Tour 2014 (Puerto Vallarta Open) was a huge and well run international event along Playa Camarones in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The volleyball matches for both men and women took place from May 6 through May 11, 2014. In the enclosed stadium area … Read More

Festival Mama Chula 2014

MOTHER’S DAY FESTIVAL IN NUEVO VALLARTA > FESTIVAL MAMA CHULA 2014 On May 9, 2014, along the beautiful boardwalk of the Nuevo Vallarta marina, the annual Festival Mama Chula was celebrated in grand style. Eighteen different restaurants hosted food booths offering gourmet dishes, while separate booths sold wine, beer and a variety of other beverages. … Read More

April 12 – May 18, 2014

This page was created on: May 21, 2014 TRIP REPORT – 5 WEEKS IN BANDERAS BAY: PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO & RIVIERA NAYARIT April 12 – May 18, 2014. There was so much fun, adventure and excitement during this holiday that it’s hard for me to condense it into one short trip report. So I’ve chosen … Read More

New Renovations in Bucerias

EXCITING RENOVATIONS IN BUCERIAS, MEXICO > THEY’RE DEFINITELY SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT! The recent renovations to the main town square in central Bucerias, located right across from the beach, as well as numerous areas accessing the town directly from the shore, are definitely something to sing about! These important improvements to the beachfront areas include … Read More

Gilbert Sponsors Charity Tiles

GILBERT SPONSORS CHARITY TILES IN PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO Gilbert the Beach Bum loves Vallarta and enjoys giving back to the local community. In addition to donations for Casa Hogar and attending the Altruism Festival, Gilbert has sponsored tiles for the Los Mangos Library, the Botanical Gardens, and for Natasha Moraga’s mosaic wall in Marina Vallarta. … Read More

Tourist Volunteer Opportunities

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED: MAY 2014 TOURIST VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Each year more and more tourists are interested in spending one day (or more) during their Mexico vacation volunteering for a local charity. This page provides current information about charities in and around Banderas Bay that we’ve personally spoken with about their volunteer needs and … Read More


LOCALS IN THE SPOTLIGHT > GARY R. BECK, PV FOODIE EXPERT In February of 1979, when expat Gary R. Beck first visited the charming city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico he stayed at the Molino de Agua Hotel, which at that time was a tropical jungle getaway complete with monkeys and macaws. Immediately he knew that … Read More