Single Story For Sale in Coapinole, Puerto Vallarta

•  167 sqm , 1 bath , 2 bdrm single story FOR SALE  89000 USD .
MLS® 11213

Este lote hermoso de la esquina ofrece una casa del estilo de la hacienda y jardines encantadores. Hay entradas en la propiedad de ambas calles, con puertas y puertas de entrada, y estacionamiento para un total de cuatro vehículos. Los jardines tienen árboles de plátano y plantas tropicales, así como fácil paisaje desértico. El espacioso piso abierto está lleno de luz natural de grandes ventanas arqueadas. Uno de los puntos culminantes es un dormitorio principal del nivel del suelo. La azotea es aproximadamente 200 M2 y pide la construcción de una suite principal con terraza privada.
Indicaciones: Por favor, consulte el mapa para las instrucciones desde su punto de partida a la propiedad.

This beautiful corner lot features a hacienda style home and lovely gardens. There are entrances into the property from both streets, with walk-in gates and drive-in gates, and parking for a total of four vehicles. The grounds have banana trees & tropical plants as well as easy desert landscape. The spacious open floor plan is filled with natural light from large arched windows. One of the highlights is a ground level master bedroom. The rooftop is approx 200 M2 and begs for construction of a master suite with private terrace.
Directions: Please refer to map for directions from your point of departure to the property.

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Fun on the Riviera Nayarit, June 2017.

Fun on the Riviera Nayarit

Hey everybody! I was absolutely delighted when my friend told me of a new organic vegan ice cream place in La Cruz called “Inspirato”.  The 50-year tradition from Tocumbo, Michoacán. All of their ice cream is sugar free and gluten free. Manager Waipy Balina is not only very friendly but also bi-lingual. Marlene Gomez also has great energy that goes into the creations of the ice cream, and I will contest it is amazingly delicious. I tasted five flavors, finally deciding on Mamey and my favourite coconut with pineapple. They are located just above the round about on the main avenue.  Stop in and check out their ice cream menu and enjoy a ‘good for you’ ice cream! So now in La Cruz we have Organic Love and Inspirato to help us stay on the healthier track!

La Cruz Kids Club
If you had the chance to read Cindy Bouchard’s column last week then you know about the new Kids Club headed up by one amazing gal; Carmen Tapia. The Kids Club is located at: Club de Ninos y Ninas is at Coral 5 by the glorieta (the circle with the cross) in La Cruz.  Carmen has sent out the news that they are running short of volunteers. They need English speakers who what to come play board games in English with the kids. If you can help out, even for just one time, please email Carmen at

First RHA Festival on the Riviera Nayarit at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz!

There is going to be more than 15 DJ’s from around the world spinning their electronic house music at the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz on June 30th – July 1st 2017. RHA stands for “flowing water” in Wixárika, or Huichol, with more info about that on their site. This is not only the first RHA Fest in the Nayarit, but also the first in the world. Organizers are DJ’s from Mexico and the U.S. The manager of the Riviera Nayarit convention and Visitors Bureau stated, “The organizers picked the Riviera Nayarit because we have everything they needed and it’s the trendiest destination in Mexico.”  The space is limited to 5000 people per day with continuous music for 12 hours from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m.
The opening DJ will be a very well known international DJ Claptone,  with Green Velvet headlining on Saturday July 1st to close the show. DJ’s not only from Mexico and the US, but also Canada, Germany, Argentina, Poland and France with other big headliners: Dimitri from Paris, Purple Disco Machine, Catz n Dogz, Walker Royce, Doc Martin and Sandy Rivera. I checked out several of these DJ’s online, and it looks like it’s going to be quite the show! They have some “Early Bird” specials, VIP and some that include your rental. Check out all of the info at

Expats in Vallarta Meet-Up June 2017 Schedule.

Expats in Vallarta Meet-Up June Schedule

May 28, 2017

During the month of June, ExPats in Vallarta will be having two Happy Hour gatherings. On Tuesday, June 13th at Pancho Villa on Av. Fluvial near Costco and on Tuesday, June 27th   at Club de Golf in Marina Vallarta. Both Happy Hours will be from 5:00 to 7:00pm.  The summer Happy Hour gatherings are a great time for people to get out and meet other ExPats who live or are visiting in the area. Reservations are appreciated if possible but everyone is welcome for the Happy Hours whether you have a reservation or not.

Special Dinners will be held on Thursday, June 8th at Argentinian Steak House in Marina Vallarta and on Thursday, June 22 at Las Adelitas on Av. Fluvial near Costco. .Advance reservations for the dinners are necessary.

To make reservations for the Happy Hours (so they can give the restaurants an estimate of attendees) or Special Event Dinners go to their website  for more details.

The local group of Expats In Vallarta is open to all ExPat residents, visitors and investors from other countries.  The purpose of the group is informal fellowship and assistance for ExPats around Vallarta for those considering moving here or living in the area.  There is no membership fees or requirement; everyone pays for only what they order.

Puerto Vallarta Navy League A.C and Intercam Bank “Cool” Corazon de Niña.

Puerto Vallarta Navy League A.C and Intercam Bank “Cool” Corazon de Niña

On Tuesday May 16th, members of the Navy League and Intercam Bank came together to finance the purchase and installation of five mini split air conditioners for Corazon de Niña.  Add to that the three mini splits already purchased and installed by the Navy League/Intercam partnership and the children of Corazon de Niña will now sleep comfortably during the coming summer heat.  The pink sign says “We are Cool”

Over the last 12 months, the Navy League and Corazon have been blessed by the arrival of a number of USCG ships and their crews eager to help Corazon by painting many of the interior rooms, helping with the creation of the roof garden and the painting of the famous “front façade.”  Donations from the Navy League and Intercam paid for the paint, materials and for the preparation of the front façade before painting.   The partnership also paid for the purchase and installation of a camera system so that Melissa Cañez and Juan Meza can keep track of the activity of their 31 children and youths.

The next Melissa and Juan project is going to be the addition of Transitional Housing for their older youths as they move on to college or into the business world.  Already donations are coming in and Melissa and Juan are looking forward to a ground breaking in the near future.  It is certainly possible that the Navy League/Intercam partnership will be nearby.

Chinese firm opens Veracruz auto plant.

Chinese firm opens Veracruz auto plant

BAIC's X25, now being assembled in Veracruz.

BAIC’s X25, now being assembled in Veracruz.

BAIC is assembling two models in partnership with Mexico’s AT Motors

Chinese auto maker BAIC was reported in April to be planning on assembling vehicles in Mexico. Yesterday, six weeks later, the inauguration of its assembly line took place in Puente Nacional, Veracruz.

The company chose to work with AT Motors, a Mexican firm that has operated two plants making commercial vehicles for the last 10 years.

BAIC invested US $30 million in the Veracruz facility, whose output will be 6,000 units a year to begin and up to 30,000 by 2019. It employs 60 people now but will expand to 500 at full capacity.

The plant will produce the auto maker’s D20 model in sedan and hatchback versions and the X25 sport-utility model.

Production will serve the domestic market but exports to South America are planned.

The vehicles’ bodies and most of the components are being shipped by container from China to the nearby port of Veracruz, with mechanical and external parts being assembled in Mexico.

One-hundred containers are currently arriving every month via the Panama Canal, each one holding six vehicle bodies and components, from tires to motors, ready for assembly.

In order to export the vehicles, AT Motors will be looking for local suppliers of various parts so as to meet regional trade rules regarding content.

“Colombia, for example, asks for 50%,” said Bernardo García, the firm’s general manager, referring to the proportion of components that must be regionally manufactured.

That figure is currently 18%, he said.

BAIC began selling its vehicles in Mexico last year through Grupo Picacho, which expects to have 20 dealerships operating by the end of the year. It sold 300 units in the first quarter and predicts sales of between 1,000 and 2,000 for the year, which is minuscule in relation to the total of new vehicle sales in Mexico.

Last year saw a record 1.6 million units sold, up 18.6% over 2015. Nissan led the way, selling 401,000 vehicles.

Source: Expansión (sp), El Financiero (sp), Motorpasión México (sp)

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Puerto Vallarta Celebrates 99th Anniversary May 26-31, 2017.

Puerto Vallarta Celebrates 99th Anniversary May 26-31

May 22, 2017
From May 26-31, 2017, Puerto Vallarta will commemorate its 99th anniversary as a municipality and 49th year as a city with a week-long celebration that includes free cultural and sports events, concerts & more.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – From May 26-31, 2017, Puerto Vallarta will commemorate its 99th anniversary of its induction as municipality and 49th of its elevation to the category of city. In celebration of this historical milestone, the municipal government and members of the private sector have organized a series of events that are free and open to the public.

But first, a little history…

During the first part of the 1800s, this beautiful piece of Mexican geography remained isolated from the rest of the world. The hubs of economic activity were up in the mountains, in the towns of Cuale, San Sebastián and Mascota, where silver mines abounded but where salt, an essential element for processing the metal, was not to be found.The village which was to become Puerto Vallarta was founded in 1851 by Guadalupe Sanchez, an enterprising boatman from Cihuatlán, who established a trading post on the banks of the Cuale River to supply salt to the mountain gold and silver mines, whose minerals were transported to this coast for shipping.

Sanchez originally called Puerto Vallarta “Las Peñas de Santa María de Guadalupe” to commemorate his arrival on December 12, the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. In 1911, the people of Las Peñas asked the government of the state for the status of municipality, and finally on the 31 of May, 1918, the State Congress decreed to the formation of the municipality, changing the name to Puerto Vallarta to honor an important governor of the State of Jalisco, Don Ignacio Luis Vallarta.

Since then, every year in May, the people of Puerto Vallarta have gathered together in El Centro to celebrate the city’s anniversary. This year’s celebration, called “Mayo Fest 2017,” will run from May 26-31 and includes free cultural and sporting events, as well as live music performances.

Mayo Fest 2017 Schedule of Events

Friday, May 26th

9:00-11:30 pm – Trova concert featuring Fernando Delgadillo
El Faro del Malecón (the lighthouse stage)

Saturday, May 27th

8:00 am – Copa Aguas Abiertas, a qualifying competition for the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championship (CCAN) and the 2017 World Championship in Budapest
Cooperativa de Pesca on the Malecón

7:00-10:00 pm – Inauguration of the You Are Here: Dichotomies of Landscapecontemporary art exhibition
Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, Juarez #598, El Centro

8:00 pm – Regional music concert featuring “Cuitla Vega”
El Faro del Malecón

9:30 pm – Pop concert featuring “Jenny and The Mexicats”
El Faro del Malecón

Sunday, May 28th

8:00 am – “Oxxo COMUDE Athletic Race” walk and recreational race
Vía Recreactiva

10:00 pm – Rock concert featuring “After The Night Fall”
El Faro del Malecón

11:00 pm – Pop concert featuring “Matisse”
El Faro del Malecón

Monday, May 29th

6:00-9:00 pm – Chroniclers of Western Mexico Meeting
Patio de Presidencia Municipal (Main Plaza)

8:00 pm – 1st Inter-Colonias Soccer Tournament Finals
Agustín Flores Contreras Sports Stadium (across from the Sheraton)

10:15 pm – 1st Inter-Colonias Soccer Tournament Awards Ceremony
Agustín Flores Contreras Sports Stadium

Tuesday, May 30th

12:00 pm – Children’s concert featuring the Federal Police’s “Sinfonica de Alientos”
Teatro Vallarta, Uruguay 184, El Centro (across from Ley’s)

6:00-9:00 pm – Chroniclers of Western Mexico Meeting
Patio de Presidencia Municipal

9:00-11:00 pm – Federal Police’s “Sinfonica de Alientos” concert with soprano Vanesa Amaro at El Faro del Malecón

Wednesday, May 31st

6:00 pm – Solemn Session of the City Council, followed by the traditional anniversary cake cutting at Los Arcos del Malecón

8:00-9:00 pm – 5th Military Region Symphonic Band concert
Los Arcos del Malecón

9:30-11:00 pm – Cumbia, Vallenato & Tropical concert featuring the “Celso Piña” band
El Faro del Malecón

Note: Though it is not on the schedule, the city traditionally closes the annual anniversary celebrations with a breathtaking fireworks display over Banderas Bay.

If you are fortunate enough to be in Puerto Vallarta during the last week of May, you will definitely have a wonderful and memorable experience. In addition to the city’s anniversary celebrations, you can also enjoy the last few days of Vallarta Restaurant Week through May 31st, and Vallarta Pride 2017, which ends on the 28th.

Fun on the Riviera Nayarit.

Fun on the Riviera Nayarit

Hey Everybody! The week sure has cooled down with our first storm passing by the bay. I am ready for some rain and so is the ranch! I heard there were a few sprinkles in Puerto Vallarta, but nothing out at the ranch in Bucerias as of Monday.

Mother’s Day celebrations kicked off the week’s events, and the Altruism Festival, held on Sunday, topping it all off. (Wednesday was Mother’s Day; Mexico, and Sunday Mother’s Day for the States/Canada.) The Int’l Altruism Festival is one of my favorite festivals. I got a ride from my friend Ed Rothman, which meant I was going to be able to have a few cocktails! This festival is where the nonprofit organizations have the opportunity to fundraise and meet new people interested in lending a hand. The monies received are split between the nonprofit organizations. I will let you know the totals when I receive them. Our friends from the Amigos de La Cruz greeted us at the entrance and gave us our wrist bands.  I thoroughly enjoyed stopping by the nonprofit booths and meeting new people as well as chatting with friends. I hope to connect more with everyone for the fundraising next season!

The entertainment at this venue brings forth some of the best talent around the bay, along with culinary delights beautifully displayed and always fabulously delicious. I usually end up eating more than I do over the holidays! Every year they give each person a glass created from the bottom of a cut wine bottle. After filling my glass with a margarita, the feasting ensued.

My feast began with wings from Champions, a super amazing chocolate cupcake with extremely buttery delicious chocolate frosting; also a small cube of Red Velvet cake from Los Chatos, on to Maximillan for delicious crab filled empanada with a mushroom sauce underneath, Maurcio’s had excellent smoked marlin, (they gave me a shot of tequila too!); Sabroso for a healthy chicken stuffed lettuce roll, and Four Seasons with filled lettuce wraps topped with spring noodles and a caramel desert. I

continued the feast to The Weston who served delightful seafood and a layered chocolate parfait; next up a few bits of sushi and a bit of ceviche from La Peska. I then finally found the Chili en Nogadas at the River Café booth…one of my favorite dishes here in Mexico—YUM! At this point I enjoyed a cup of coffee to aid digestion; Americano with milk. That was just the pick me up I needed!

Sitting with my friend (and also designated driver) Ed Rothman was fun as we chatted up friends who cruised by, checking our raffle ticket numbers and enjoying the entertainment as I refilled my glass again and again. (Thank you Ed!) The entertainment was fabulous, beginning with a grand Mariachi Band, more music with belly dancers, flamenco dancers, performers from Rhythm of the Nights, which was very acrobatic and amazing! Back out for a little more dessert at another amazing bakery booth and that was all I could manage!

The raffle gave away all sorts of prizes from massages and facials, restaurant certificates and a lot of bottles of tequila and other alcohol. I won a certificate for dental work, which has been on my list! The wine, margarita and rum punch flowed freely all evening as Armando and the gang joyfully filled our glasses with ice and drinks.
Thanks so much for tuning in this week. Now, I am ready for a small fast and a detox! Hahaha!
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