Byron Recommends: The View At Las Carmelitas

Byron Recommends: The View At Las Carmelitas

Eagle-size hawks circle the baby-blue, skimming the highest peaks of the tropical trees. The verdant mountain-side sweeps down meaningfully to the coast and its majestic bay. To the north, it beckons to a Promised Land that towers in the most-distant mists of this stately ocean’s shores. To the south, an embroidered sequence of angelic coves lead to the infinity of Latin America’s coastline.

Directly below, nestles metropolitan Vallarta, whose historic centre now extends in all directions to occupy land reclaimed from the jungle and made accessible to the burgeoning population of locals and to the world-class resort installations, tall hotels, marinas, airports, that rival the best anywhere.

Straight ahead is the endless Pacific with its siren’s song of adventure and treasure that await its explorers. I watch as the fog rolls into the middle of the bay, tinting it metallic grey, with wings of dazzling sunshine on either side. And just in time for the main event, the fog melts into a sunset that paints this universe-of-pleasure with an astonishing range of reds and oranges, a splendiferous herald of the velvet night ahead, with its own array of unalloyed delights.

This is my view as I dine at Las Carmelitas, the well-appointed restaurant fancifully installed on the highest landing of the mountain that rises behind the city. Any higher than this and one would be in an airplane. Or, in San Sebastian.

The restaurant, which is invisible to the naked eye in the daytime, can be spotted glimmering way above Vallarta at night, like some kind of unattainable Nirvana. It can actually be attained, but with a degree or two of challenge. Getting to your table up there takes about half an hour in a private car or taxi, after which there is a ten-minute uphill climb on a steep ramp to reach the dining room.

If at all mobile enough to attempt it you’ll be well rewarded. The internationally minded menu offers all our favorites, among which I much enjoyed lively, crispy-fried calamari and butter-soft tuna sashimi.

And that view, my goodness; what a spectacle!

LAS CARMELITAS is located straight up the mountain behind downtown Puerto Vallarta. Call 322-293-3112 for reservations.

Luna Lounge Bucerias Keeps The Good Times Rollin With Dinner Shows On The North Shore

Luna Lounge Bucerias Keeps The Good Times Rollin With Dinner Shows On The North Shore

Luna Lounge’s dinner shows are incredibly popular this season, as more North Shore residents and visitors discover these world class tribute shows. Every night has been selling out and the entertainment has been exceptional! More shows continue throughout the months of February and March, so come enjoy a fantastic meal and a great musical performance!

The Crazy Bitches are back every Tuesday and Wednesday with new music, fabulous costumes and naughty humor. After a wonderful meal from the grill, Miss Diva Divine and her gals will entertain you with musical parodies and adult comedy starring celebrities like, Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Cher, Madonna, Tina Turner, and more!

Last week, Luna Lounge welcomed back Chris and Geoff Dahl as The Blues Brothers. We loved their entertaining tribute to Jake and Elwood from Chicago. This tribute show continues to be a Luna Lounge favorite, with a new show added for February 26.

Last Sunday, we enjoyed Joni Lambert’s Celine Dion Tribute Show. Joni performed as Celine, singing her greatest hits like, “My Heart Will Go On” and “The Power of Love.”

Coming up on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 22 and 23, world famous musician, Cliff Edwards, performs his Eric Clapton Tribute Show. We’ll hear favorites like, “Tears in Heaven,” “Lay Down Sally” and “Cocaine.” Singer, composer, guitarist and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer, Eric Clapton will be portrayed in a world-class tribute performance! There are a few tickets left for the 23rd.

On Saturday, Feb 24., Luna Lounge is excited to present, Bohemia Viva: The Sound Garden. This is a truly original and unique performance that you won’t want to miss. Argentinian duo, Bohemia Viva, will perform a wonderful selection of inspiring Latin music and favorite pop tunes performed in Spanish. The harmonies that Andrea and Luis create are incredible and Luis’ guitar accompaniment is outstanding.

Andrea and Luis will speak to the audience in English and translations will be given for the songs. Experience live music at its best with Bohemia Viva!

Don’t miss the ZZ Top Tribute on Sunday, Feb. 25, featuring classics like, “Legs,” “Gimmie All Your Lovin’” and “Sharp Dressed Man.”

And on Sunday, Feb. 26, Chris and Geoff Dahl return with an encore performance of The Blues Brothers tribute show, ‘Soul Brothers.’ The audience just loved their shows last week and this is your last chance to catch this popular act.

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And in March, you’ll see Miss Conception on Mar. 3, Patsy Cline on Mar. 4, Bon Jovi on Mar. 8, Amy Armstrong on Mar 10, Bryan Adams on Mar. 11, Rod Stewart on Mar. 15, St. Patrick’s Day Show on Mar. 17, Kenny Rogers on Mar. 22 and Dwight Blake and The Groove Band on Mar 24.

For tickets and information about Luna Lounge shows, go to www.lunaloungebucerias.com. And remember to bring your friends and guests along with you for an evening of fine dining and world-class entertainment!

The smallest beach in Mexico is located in Puerto Vallarta

The smallest beach in Mexico is located in Puerto Vallarta

February 14, 2018

If you are tired of visiting the same beaches every year, it is time to talk about Colomitos, a very small one located one kilometer west of Boca de Tomatlan, very close to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.

Playa Colomitos captivates its visitors, thanks to its soft and clear sand, and its crystal-clear green-emerald waters; It also has rounded rocks and a small stream with waterfall that escapes from a lush tropical forest.

The beach is considered the smallest in Mexico, and some suggest the smallest beach in the world.

With some luck, you will be able to find wild animals on the road, such as raccoons, skunks, foxes, crabs or small reptiles, to name a few. But you do not have to worry, since these little beings are used to visitors and do not tend to bother.

Thanks to the gentle waves, it is possible to swim without any worries, practice snorkeling or sail on a kayak.

Do not think twice and write down Colomitos on your travel list!

Health and life insurance for your dog in Mexico

Health and life insurance for your dog in Mexico

February 6, 2018

At present, there are several dog insurance companies in Mexico that offer insurance policies that cover the safety, life and health of your dog. Also, there are variants by which the company can cover any damage or accident that involves the canine.

What are the insurance coverages for dogs in Mexico?

–           Civil liability:  This coverage basically refers to cover any damage or action that comes from the dog and harms the life or health of third parties.

–           Assistance or veterinary appointments:  Some queries depending on which case is recurring, it can be covered by insurance.

–           Due to illness or death:  The damages that the dog may suffer either due to an illness or death, the whole process that entails is covered by the policy.

–           Sacrifice due to terminal illness or suffering without cure: It is  often the case that the pet reaches a state of grievance, whether due to a disease that has reproduced or been infected, even by a serious accident which has no remedy or cure , so, after a final verdict from the veterinarian or professional in the area, the sacrifice of the canine is carried out.

It is important to bear in mind that the aforementioned is not a single coverage, it is the different coverages that can be included in the insurance policy  for dogs in Mexico . That is why, you must analyze in detail what are the coverages that you want to include in your policy, either by the budget you have, or by what seems most convenient to your dog and you as owner.

There are several options with which you can identify the company that best suits your needs. First you must study what coverage you want to pay for in your policy, second you can make a comparison of prices and services provided by each dog insurance company in Mexico. After that, select the one that most matches the points mentioned above, contact them or go to the offices; You can request help from an insurance advisor so that he can assist you in a more professional manner in making decisions, or simply by directly managing the contract.

http://seguroparaperros.com.mx/

ExPats In Vallarta February 2018 Event Schedule

ExPats In Vallarta February 2018 Event Schedule

Feb 8, 2018

During the month of February, ExPats in Vallarta will be having four Happy Hours.

– Tuesday, February 6th at Pancho Villa in Fluvial near Costco
– Tuesday, February 13th at Champions Sports Bar at the Marina Marriott
– Tuesday, February 20th at El Andariego, downtown
– Tuesday, February 27th at Pancho Villa in Fluvial near Costco

A Special Dinner is scheduled for Friday, February 16th at Rincon de Buenos Aires Steak House in Marina Vallarta. Advance reservations and purchased tickets for the dinner is necessary.

Free Zumba classes are held each Wednesday morning at 9 am, in the Marina at the Plaza on Albatros next to the Catholic Church.

Two Wine and Appetizer Evenings will be held on Thursday February 8th in the 5th of Diciember and Wednesday, February 21st in the Marina area. Advance reservations are necessary.

A private tour, presentation and question and answer period just for ExPats in Vallarta at Vallarta Medical Center is scheduled for Thursday, February 22nd. Reservations are necessary. To make reservations contact sarawise45@gmail.com

To make reservations for the Happy Hours, the Dinners, the Hospital Tour and Wine and Appetizer Evenings email sarawise45@gmail.com

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

Puerto Vallarta Heroes Calendar 2018 funds state-of-the-art radios

Puerto Vallarta Heroes Calendar 2018 funds state-of-the-art radios

January 22, 2018

Thanks to the overwhelming success of the 2018 Heroe’s 9-1-1 calendar, 43 Motorola digital radios were delivered this morning. Mtro. Jorge Antonio Hernández Valencia, Puerto Vallarta’s Director Public Security and Adrián Bobadilla García, Director of Civil Protection were on hand with fundraiser organizers’, Tim Longpré and Gary Green.

The state-of-the-art radios will be distributed to the the local firefighters, paramedics, lifeguards and police.

All 1,890 calendars were sold since the campaign kicked off at Paco’s Ranch on November 9th which generated $282,100 pesos (approximately $14,848 USD). Hernández Valencia and Bobadilla García commented that the generous donation will considerably reduce the first-responder response time and both wished to thank those who purchased, produced and sponsored the popular calendar.

Sponsors for the 9-1-1 calendar include Act II Entertainment, Adam Riemer. Andale’s on the Bay, Apache’s Bistro, Apache’s Martini Bar, Banderas News, Casa Karma, CC Slaughters, Chaz Weathers, Cindy and Bert Ramirez, Dale Dubach, Dee’s Coffee, Diana Tours, Dianita’s and La Valentina Restaurant, GayPV Magazine, Incanto, Integra Air, John Osgood, La Margarita Bar, Los Muertos Brewing, Miss Aly´s Boutique, Paco’s Ranch, PVRPV, PVRPV Laundry, Reinas Bar, Rich Kaufman, Royal Albion Property Management, Salud Super Food, Seasons, Steve’s Sport Bar, The Palm Cabaret, The Property Girl, Wallace R. Demary Jr and Chuck Mallery, and Xocodiva. The calendar production team includes Josef Kandoll, Cergio GonVill, Pablo Chocolate, John McCloud and Alberto Araiza.

Event organizers, Tim Longpe and Gary Green echoed the comments made by Hernández Valencia and Bobadilla García and wanted to add a special thanks to Pvblo Corona (PVRPV), Mario Angel Pérez (Bomberos), Raquel Ávalos (Policía Turísitca) y Jorge Peña (Bomberos), who was instrumental in the success of the sales.

Mexico Olympics team small but distinctive

Mexico Olympics team small but distinctive

From left, Mexican skiiers Dickson, Schleper and Hohenlohe in their Day of the Dead suits.

From left, Mexican skiiers Dickson, Schleper and Hohenlohe in their Day of the Dead suits.

All are skiers and they’ll don Day of the Dead ski suits for their events

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games kicked off yesterday in PyeongChang, South Korea, where a small but instantly recognizable Mexican delegation of four were ready and eager to compete.

Despite a dearth of ski hills in Mexico — there is only one ski resort, located in Coahuila — all of the Mexican athletes will be competing in skiing in alpine, cross-country and free-style categories.

And all will wear distinctive ski suits with a Day of the Dead theme.

Only two of the team members were actually born in Mexico, and one doesn’t even speak Spanish. But all expressed pride to be part of the team, the biggest Winter Olympics contingent from Mexico since 1992, when 20 Mexican athletes traveled to France.

This year is also the first in 16 years that the team has consisted of more than one athlete.

Veteran Olympics athlete Sarah Schleper, 38, has competed under the star-spangled banner of the United States four times, but now represents Mexico after marrying her husband in 2007 and obtaining her Mexican citizenship seven years later.

“I feel lucky to represent such a beautiful country; my family is Mexican, and I am proud to wear its colors,” she told the newspaper El Universal.

Rodolfo Dickson, 20, is also competing in alpine skiing. Originally from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, he was adopted at the age of three by a Canadian couple. Dickson does not speak Spanish because he has lived most of his life in Canada.

PyeongChang is his first Olympic Games, and attending them fulfills a long-held dream.

“I don’t live in Mexico but I am very proud of the place where I was born,” he said.

“I really want to start something new,” he told USA Today. “There are a lot of young guys in Colorado who could represent Mexico, so in a few years I hope there will be a big team and athletes capable of being really successful.”

Mexico is represented in the cross-country skiing category by Germán Madrazo, 43. Born in Querétaro state, the businessman has lived in Texas for the past 10 years.

Madrazo is relatively a newcomer to winter sports, having taken to cross-country skiing just last year. Still, he was fortunate enough to be named the flag bearer during yesterday’s opening ceremony.

The Mexican delegation is rounded out by Robert Franco, 24, who will be competing in freestyle skiing. A native of San Jose, California, Franco holds dual nationality thanks to his father, who was born in Jalisco.

Franco began skiing at the age of two, coached by his father. He also trained in the U.S. before joining the Mexican team.

“It is a huge honor to be pioneering this sport in Mexico,” Franco told USA Today. “It’s shocking how awesome the response was in Mexico. I thought everyone would be saying, ‘He lives in the U.S.’ But no, it was like, ‘You’re one of us, you’re family.’”

“We all know that our country is not known for winter sports; however, when you have a dream you try to reach it. I hope that us four dreamers participating in PyeongChang can be an example of what can be achieved,” he told El Universal.

The four Olympians arrived in South Korea under the wing of Mexico’s Winter Olympics veteran Hubertus von Hohenlohe, a German playboy whose antics have earned him the “world’s most interesting Olympian” title for his outfits in prior games.

During his participation in the 2014 Sochi Games as the single Mexican representative, von Hohenlohe wore a mariachi-themed suit, and donned a desperado-themed outfit for the 2010 Vancouver Games.

Von Hohenlohe descends from German royalty but has represented Mexico in alpine skiing at five Olympics, qualifying for citizenship because he was born in Mexico City.

Now 58, von Hohenlohe did not qualify for PyeongChang but he has taken on an organizational role instead. His touch will be recognizable, as he designed and arranged for the manufacture of distinctive Olympic clothing and uniforms emblazoned with a Day of the Dead theme for the team.

The Mexican-German athlete might have taken a back seat at this year’s Olympics, but his “most interesting” title remains firmly in his grip. Yesterday he released a song called Austin, protesting President Donald Trump’s plan to erect a wall between the United States and Mexico.

Source: El Diario de Yucatán (sp), San Diego Union Tribune (en), Yahoo Sports (en), USA Today (en)

Puerto Vallarta’s 2017 hotel occupancy sets new record for destination

Puerto Vallarta’s 2017 hotel occupancy sets new record for destination

February 8, 2018

Puerto Vallarta, one of Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Cities in the World, has set a new record in hotel occupancy and international arrivals with the closure of 2017, receiving even more visitors than expected. Puerto Vallarta’s Hotel Association has reported that Puerto Vallarta, which is currently celebrating its 100th year anniversary, had a 75.6% occupancy rate for the year of 2017. Similarly, Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport (PVR) received 3,093,200 international passengers, according to Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, which runs the airport.

Visitors from the United States make up the largest percentage of international arrivals with 50.78% followed by Canadians at 15.62 % and Europeans at 1.51%. National arrivals make up 32.09%. Los Angeles (280,812), Dallas (240,927) and Seattle (211,944) are the top origins from the US, while Calgary (153,342), Vancouver (118,365) and Toronto (105,001) are the top from Canada.

In additional, 293,791 cruise passengers visited Puerto Vallarta in 2017 as 145 cruises called on the city’s port. Three more than in 2016.

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board is currently working on securing a successful 2018 as it will host its annual tourism tradeshow Gala Puerto Vallarta – Riviera Nayarit from February 12-13, the largest tourism industry event in Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Gala Puerto Vallarta – Riviera Nayarit started 23 years ago as a way to grow business for Puerto Vallarta’s hotels and tour operators; in 2006 the event expanded to include Riviera Nayarit properties and tourism offering.

This year, over 95 hotels from both destinations and 500 travel professionals will participate in Gala Puerto Vallarta – Riviera Nayarit with over 1,027 appointments already confirmed. Almost 70 wholesalers, 40 from the US and Canada, are confirmed to attend, including representatives from Air Canada, Air Transat, American Airlines Vacations, Apple Vacations, Best Day Travel, Book it, Delta Vacations, Expedia, Gran Plan Aeroméxico, Priceline.com, Southwest Vacations, Sunwing Vacations, West Jet Vacation and others. A delegation of national and international travel industry media will also be in attendance.

A grand opening ceremony celebrating Puerto Vallarta’s Charro lifestyle and the city’s centennial will take place on the 12th at the Lienzo Charro Miguel “Prieto” Ibarría, a popular rodeo site outside of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Inscribed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2016, the Charreria, is an authentic celebration of the traditional Mexican Charro lifestyle, and very much a part of Jalisco’s living heritage. It is not bullfighting, but a type of highly festive and colorful rodeo featuring Charros, or traditional Mexican horsemen, exhibiting their skills at horse reining, bull riding, livestock roping and other equestrian talents. The Charreria is considered Mexico’s national sport and is not only an art form but a sport with strict rules and important prizes.

Puerto Vallarta hosts an annual International Charro Championship every year in February and is now on its 7th edition.

“Gala Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit is the place for business and deals to be made,” said Javier Aranda Pedrero, General Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. “This is where rates are set for 30,000 plus hotel rooms located in the region for the upcoming season. The economic impact of the work we do at Gala is a benefit for all of us in Puerto Vallarta.”

Cost of living halved for expats in Mexico

Cost of living halved for expats in Mexico

Savings reported by expats in Mexico.Savings reported by expats in Mexico. BEST PLACES IN THE WORLD TO RETIRE

‘In Mexico, you can live like a king for what it costs just to get by in the US’

What is the true cost of living in Mexico? While it can vary considerably depending on location and lifestyle choices, the vast majority of expatriates contacted for a new survey agreed that it is lower than in their home countries.

Is it Cheaper to Live in Mexico? A Research Study found that most people who relocated to Mexico paid less for goods and services than what they would pay in their country of origin and were therefore able to enjoy a more lavish lifestyle than they could otherwise afford.

Completed by 1,129 expats, the survey offers insights into the spending habits, opinions, experiences and concerns of people who have moved to Mexico to live, either to continue working or to retire.

The study was conducted and published by Best Places in the World to Retire, which also previously published a survey about expats’ expectations before moving to Mexico and the reality they experience once living in the country.

The overwhelming response to the central question in the latest survey — is it cheaper to live in Mexico? — was yes.

Almost half of those surveyed reported that with US $50 or less in Mexico, they could buy the same quality of goods and services that they would pay US $100 for in their home country.

In other words, things cost half or less here than where they previously lived, they said.

A further 36% said that they paid between 25% and 50% less for goods and services in Mexico, meaning that a combined 85% of expat respondents said they pay between half and three-quarters the price of what they would pay for the same thing back home.

Just under 5% of people said that they paid the same or more when shopping in Mexico.

The highest percentage of respondents who said that their cost of living was 50% or less than in their home country live in Baja California (74.2%), followed by Mazatlán (63.1%) and the state of Yucatán (59.1%).

At the other end of the scale, only 28% of Mexico City residents and 33% of Baja California Sur expats said that their cost of living was half or less in Mexico compared to their previous expenses in their home countries.

However, Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire pointed out that even results in the latter — dominated by respondents who live in or near Los Cabos — showed that 90% of expats there experienced lower costs of living, “many of them by quite a bit.”

One respondent who lives in the Puerto Vallarta area said that her rent is probably one-third of what she would be paying in California, while a resident of Mazatlán said “groceries, most services, internet, restaurants, entertainment and travel are all about half the price of Canada’s.”

Another Canadian expat living in Mazatlán pointed out that “the cost of living here can be greatly influenced by one’s choice to buy local or imported goods.”

A younger European expat said that life is expensive in Mexico for people who work here and earn Mexican pesos but for those who are paid salaries in US dollars or euros or live off their savings in those currencies, “it is much cheaper.”

The study also found that those who generated the most savings by moving to Mexico reduced their expenses the least.

However, the lower costs in Mexico meant that they were able to give themselves a significant lifestyle upgrade.

“In Mexico, you can live like a king for what it costs just to get by in the U.S.,” said one American expat who has lived in Mexico for the past 10 years.

A Canadian living in Mazatlán said the savings resulting from moving to Mexico meant that he and his wife could afford things like “front row theater tickets . . . four-star restaurants with live music [and] a personal trainer.”

The lower living costs also translated into less worry about money among respondents with 43% saying that they were much less concerned about their finances compared to when they were in their home country while 24% said they were a little less concerned.

In contrast, just under 10% said that they were a little or a lot more concerned about money while the remainder said they felt about the same.

“Because the cost of living is much lower in Mexico we spend a lot less time and energy thinking about money and just have fun without any guilt,” said a Canadian who lives in Mazatlán.

“For the average retired person money is and will likely always be a concern but that level of concern has been significantly reduced,” said an American who recently moved to Puerto Vallarta.

The study also asked respondents about how much time they spend doing chores in Mexico compared to their home country, contending that it too can affect living costs and quality of life.

Just over 60% of respondents said that they either do much less (41%) or a little less (20%) housework than when they were in their home country, while just over 10% said that they do a little or a lot more.

Increased ability to afford domestic help was cited by several respondents as the main reason why they were able to spend less time doing household chores.

“As Mexican labor is so reasonable, we feel using . . . [it] as much as we can affords us the opportunity to help in appreciation of their gracious acceptance of our being here,” said a Canadian resident in the Lake Chapala area.

Finally, the survey asked respondents where they would have a better overall lifestyle if they spent the same amount of money in Mexico as they would in their country of origin.  The response was resounding.

A total of 80% of respondents said that their lifestyle would be “much better in Mexico” and a further 13% said that it would be a “little better in Mexico.”

“You can really have the champagne and caviar lifestyle here in Mexico on a tuna fish budget,” said one resident of the Lake Chapala area.

However, some respondents pointed out that having a better lifestyle in Mexico wasn’t just about having more money to spend or their money going further than in their home country, citing additional factors such as good weather and simplicity of life.

Residents of the greater Lake Chapala area were most likely to say that their lifestyle would be much better in Mexico than in their home countries by spending the same amount, with 93.5% of respondents indicating so, followed by expats in Mazatlán (90%), San Miguel de Allende (87%), Yucatán (86%) and Baja California (84%).

The full survey can be downloaded here.

Mexico News Daily

Around 200 artisans will exhibit their creations in Puerto Vallarta

Around 200 artisans will exhibit their creations in Puerto Vallarta

February 8, 2018

From the 2nd to the 19th of February, more than 200 artisans from 20 states, as well as from the invited countries: Ecuador, Peru, Turkey and Colombia, will hold the tenth National Meeting of Artisans.

The national participants are from Oaxaca, Chiapas, Michoacán, Yucatan, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, State of Mexico, Nayarit and Jalisco who will be presenting their works in the Hotel Zone, in front of the Hacienda Buena Ventura hotel of Puerto Vallarta with the purpose of spreading and preserving their craft traditions.

This meeting, organized by the Mexican Federation of Artisans, has been developed in the main cities of the country consecutively, said Moisés Sánchez, the organization’s event coordinator. He noted that it is intended to provide the opportunity to the true artisans of the country so that they are the ones who market their products directly to the consuming public, and in this way obtain benefits for their families by offering what they know how to do with their hands and their talent.

There will be an area where experts will be working live in front of the public works made in clay, wood, paper and some other traditional materials.

There will also be products for the palate of the attendees such as the food and drinks of Oaxaca such as chocolate, black mole, grasshoppers, quesillo, tlayudas, yolk bread, carafe snow that is made fresh. As well as Puebla’s traditional mole, organic coffee from Chiapas, Guanajuato milk sweets, desserts and typical sweets from Michoacán, Jalisco and the State of Mexico, whose producers announce that they will prepare pan de fiesta every day.

Among the diversity of handicrafts that can be seen and acquired include the wood carved in its different techniques: palo fierro de Sonora; guitars from Paracho, Michoacán; traditional toys. Textiles with a variety of techniques; Yucatec throws; embroidered blouses from Oaxaca and Chiapas; shirts and dresses from Michoacán and the state of Mexico, among other items.

The organizer added that this meeting does not intend to be an unfair competition for local merchants, since they are authentic artisan producers who do not sell “souvenirs” but exclusively the products they make for themselves.

As part of this 10th National Meeting of Artisans Puerto Vallarta 2018 the spectacle of the Guelaguetza de Oaxaca is planned, with the folkloric presentation of the seven regions of that state. This show will be on Sunday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m.