RE/MAX Puerto Vallarta and Community Service – September 7, 2019


I wish to share with you our latest, and more productive, Community Service event!

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, we gathered and tidied up, 67 full size garbage bags in the area of Benito Juarez, between the 2 tunnels.  We were able to do that in less than 1 hour.

That is incredible!

An additional reason is that we were so fortunate to have an extra 12 young persons to assist us, who were referred to us by Alex Breceda, who provides  free exercise training to persons that may not be able to pay for that.

This is our 5th event, and so far, we have gathered over 250 bags of garbage, that are off our streets.

REMAX Puerto Vallarta is also working with the city, that we will pay for, and install more garbage containers, in all areas of Puerto Vallarta.

This shall be done, firstly with education and information about the times of the pick-up’s of the garbage, but also with re-usable grocery bags to minimize the front-end of the garbage situation.

How we are going to do this is with: fund raisers, donations from restaurants, from our sponsors, and from our real estate community, both agency’s and developers.  Our communities, too!

We are not looking at the city to assist us, as I believe if you see a problem, fix it.

If you can share this message, as well as like our REMAX Facebook page, you shall receive our next community service location, as well as the other fund-raisers we shall be having; that would be wonderful.

We live here, love it and enjoy it incredibly, so I suggest to get more persons involved to make it even better.  

When you see the RE/MAX lime green shirt, please say thank you, as that person earned it by doing community service; for all of us!

Gracias!  Todd Bates #remaxinpv. #puertovallartaremax. #remaxsitesmarina #remaxdestiny



Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica is ready for a new cycle with the slogan “We have a story to tell,” right on the heels of their big celebration for their tenth anniversary.

During a press conference, last Thursday, August 29, event organizers and directors Carlos Elizondo and Consuelo Elipe shared how what started out as a training seminar is today a top-ranked festival, one that continues to evolve offering the latest and greatest from Latin America’s culinary landscape.

Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are getting decked out from September 29 through October 3, 2019, to celebrate the eleventh edition along with 36 renowned chefs. Between them the chefs have received multiple Michelin Stars and Soles Repsol, as well as top spots in The 50 Best Restaurants and Top Chefs. Sommeliers, mixologists, and world-class speakers will also be present.

Jesús Carmona Jiménez, president of the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, highlighted the importance of gastronomy as a key asset for the promotion of the Riviera Nayarit. He encouraged a continuation of the joint work between Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, especially now that the Mexico Tourism Board is closed.

“The region has so much to offer, diversity, events, etc., but now we need to celebrate and promote our gastronomy,” he reiterated.

VNG 2019 is staying true to its origins with show cookings, premium tastings, gourmet workshops, the GastronomiKids segment, samplings, an expo area, wine-pairing dinners, and special events. The event is also setting an important precedent by evolving and improving its experiences through new events aimed at strengthening business alliances and touching on topics of interest for the industry including:

Gourmet Night Out, a meet and greet between the top 100 Decision Makers in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit with sponsors and press that takes place during a private cocktail party in the expo area of the Hotel Sheraton Buganvilias. This VIP closed-door networking event is for a select group of destination professionals designed to close business more effectively.

This year’s lineup includes some of the most important and media-savvy chefs in the world as well as some expert speakers including: Eddy Warman, gastronomy and wine specialist with a popular radio show; Anette Michel, Master Chef host on TV Azteca; Ramón Dios, founder of gastrocoaching and owner of Mesón Fuencarral; and Cecilia Núñez, editorial director and partner at Food & Travel México; among others.

Chef Lula Martín del Campo, with her vast experience as a chef and with the media, is emceeing the event and is hosting one of the main wine-pairing dinners on the program.

Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica 2019 undoubtedly has a fantastic lineup that includes several surprises to be announced during the inauguration.

The world of wine and spirits is sharing the latest news and products via sommeliers and mixologists. This year the event features two of the greatest: Martin Kovar and Israel Díaz. As far as private events, the welcome cocktail is a much-anticipated gala event.

Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica wouldn’t be complete without GastronomiKids. This segment began in 2016 as part of its social responsibility program and stayed on to help the less-fortunate kids.





What a Drag! A Musical Comedy Show Like No Other!

RE/MAX Puerto Vallarta is proud to sponsor the upcoming charity show, “What a drag!”
Hedda Lettuce “The Queen of Green” will be your host again at this year’s show.
Join the Banderas Women’s Shelter as they prepare for the sixth annual What A Drag musical variety show. An evening of music, dancing, hilarious theater, and fundraising festivities to support the Banderas Bay Women’s Shelter and Compassion for the Family.

Please share with all your friends and family to support this important, local charity.

Please click here for more information.





Functional Fun: Three-Day Mosaic Workshops Teach Skills & Inspire

Functional Fun: Three-Day Mosaic Workshops Teach Skills & Inspire

September is upon us, and that means the snowbirds will soon begin their annual winter migration. Work will be picking up again at the Tile Park, too. As summer’s humidity begins to loosen its grip, giving way to those warm and mild days we love so much, we’ll be back at it full force. This also means the 2019-2020 workshop season will be ramping up, so if you’ve been thinking you’d like to join one, reach out to us ASAP!

If you want some new things to do in Puerto Vallarta this winter, workshops at the Tile Park are an excellent option. They are three days long and take you through the entire mosaic process end to end. The first day is spent planning and plotting the design, and getting started on the tiling. Day two is all tiles, all the time: cutting, shaping, and sticking them, bringing your design to life right before your eyes. On day three, the grouting gets done, cementing all your hard work right into Vallarta’s history books. A great way to express your creativity, and learn a new skill too! Your backyard picnic table is no longer safe. Nothing in your home is, really.

Nat learned the art of mosaic from renowned outsider artist Isaiah Zagar and has spent the last several years refining her own technique and style as an artist. She loves to “talk shop” where all things art are concerned, not just mosaic. She never stops learning about other artists, new materials and methods, and the world around us too. So, workshops offer the unadvertised special of inspiration from Nat and your fellow workshop participants. You spend three days in this space with fellow creators, talking about art, making art, and you really do come away inspired.

It’s a great way to get involved in one of the most exciting public art projects in Mexico, and not just for all the good feels and camaraderie either. The park is now classified as federally protected land, meaning it can’t be demolished in favor of development.

So the work you do will remain forever! Been coming to Vallarta for 20 years? Fantastic… it’ll be there for every one of your next 20… and beyond. The project is nearing the halfway point, and the transformation is truly astounding. This is what it looks like half-done…the finished product is going to be out of this world! Check out some of our past workshops:

For the upcoming season, the workshops will be structured a little differently.
The schedule has yet to be finalized and posted online, but you can still reserve your spot! Just drop us a line to nail down some dates and secure your reservation.
The summer break is nice, but we’re looking forward to seeing your smiling face around the park again, too. If you’re a migratory bird, be sure to swing through once your voyage is complete! We have lots to show you.





Single Story For Rent/Lease in Conchas Chinas , Puerto Vallarta

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Long Term, Amazing View, Furnished, Washer and Dryer

•  1 bath , 1 bdrm single story FOR RENT  USD1,400 1Y . Reduced 1200 usd per month

Coqueto y muy amplio departamento ubicado en Condominios Las Cúpulas, con vista al mar, carretera Conchas Chinas, 1 recámara, 1 baño amplio, amueblado con lavadora y secadora. La renta incluye agua y gas; no incluye electricidad ni internet pero el servicio está disponible; cajón de estacionamiento. Disponible solamente largo plazo (12 MESES)

Cozy and very spacious apartment located in Las Cúpulas Condominiums, ocean view, Conchas Chinas road, 1 bedroom, 1 large bathroom, furnished with washer and dryer. The rent includes water and gas; does not include electricity or internet but the service is available; car park. Available only long term (12 MONTHS)

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Single Story For Sale in Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta

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•  146 sqm , 2 bath , 2 bdrm single story FOR SALE  USD425,000 .
MLS® 16526

This beautiful Condo has one of the best ocean views available at Bay View Grand and Marina Vallarta. Come see Banderas Bay, the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, and Downtown Puerto Vallarta all from the calm splendor of your balcony! Located on 20-acres of tropical paradise on the Mexican Riviera in Puerto Vallarta, México. lo- cated in one of the biggest Condominiums in Latin America, With a large Infiniti swimming pool, beautifully manicured grounds, snack bar by the pool, gym- nasium with sauna and steam rooms, tennis courts, and the best 24/7 security.

Este hermoso condominio frente al mar con una de las mejores vistas al océano disponibles en Bay View Grand y Marina Vallarta. Venga a ver la Bahía de Banderas, la Cordillera de la Sierra Madre y el centro de Puerto Vallarta, todo desde el esplendor tranquilo de su balcón. Ubicado en 20 acres de paraíso tropical en la Riviera Mexicana en Puerto Vallarta, México., en uno de los condominios más grandes de Latino América,
Con una gran piscina Infinita, jardines bellamente cuidados, snack bar junto a la piscina, gimnasio con sauna y baños de vapor, canchas de tenis y la mejor seguridad 24/7.

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Could Mexico Cactus Solve the World’s Plastic Problem?

Could Mexico Cactus Solve the World’s Plastic Problem?

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August 8, 2019
A material developed by Atemajac Valley University researcher Sandra Pascoe is made with the juice of a prickly pear cactus, and can be turned into discardable, non-polluting packaging.

Guadalajara, Jalisco – Mexico’s prickly pear cactus, which is emblazoned on the country’s flag, could soon play a new and innovative role in the production of biodegradable plastics.

A packaging material made from the plant has been developed by a Mexican researcher and is offering a promising solution to one of the world’s biggest pollution conundrums.

“The pulp is strained to obtain a juice that I then use,” said Sandra Pascoe, who developed the product and works at the Atemajac Valley University in the western city of Guadalajara.

That substance is then mixed with non-toxic additives and stretched to produce sheets which are colored with pigments and folded to form different types of packaging.

“What we’re doing is trying to concentrate on objects that don’t have a long life,” she said, particularly “single-use” packaging.Pascoe is still conducting tests, but hopes to patent her product later this year and look for partners in early 2020, with an eye towards larger-scale production.

The cacti Pascoe uses for her experiments come from San Esteban, a small town on the outskirts of Guadalajara, where they grow by the hundreds.

San Esteban is located in Jalisco state where, starting next year, single-use non-recyclable plastic bags, straws and other disposable items will be banned.

‘Drop in the Ocean’

Mexico City and states such as Baja California have also introduced similar measures.

In May, the capital city adopted a “historic” ban on plastic bags beginning in 2020. From 2021, straws, plastic plates and cutlery, and balloons will also be banned if they’re made “entirely or partially from plastic,” according to the bill adopted by the local congress.

Sandra Pascoe says her new material would be no more than a “drop in the ocean” in the battle to preserve the environment.

Given the rampant production of industrial plastics and the time it takes to make her material, there would need to be “other recycling strategies” to make any concrete difference, she said.

Latin America and the Caribbean account for around 10 percent of worldwide waste, according to United Nations figures.

In March, UN member states committed to “significantly reduce” single-use plastics over the next decade, although green groups warned that goal fell short of tackling the Earth’s pollution crisis.

Plastic pollution has become a global concern, particularly after bans imposed by China and other countries on the import of plastic waste from overseas.

Despite widespread alarm on the environmental cost, Asia and the United States lifted world production of plastic last year while Europe saw a dip, according to numbers released by the PlasticsEurope federation in June.

Source: Yahoo News

Rent/Lease dropped on Peninsula Golf 5PM Paseo de Las Mariposas 154-A in El Tigre, Nuevo Vallarta

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Golf, security, gated community, luxury, residential, club house, El Tigre, Nuevo Vallarta

Announcing a rent/lease drop on Peninsula Golf 5PM Paseo de Las Mariposas 154-A, a 132.78 sqm , 2 bath , 2 bdrm apartment. Now FOR RENT  USD1,500 ML . 30,000 Pesos Monthly

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