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Lepe Father/Daughter Benefit Exhibit, December 10, 4-6

An invitation from our friends, in case you’re in town during this exciting event:

Puerto Vallarta Friends,
You and anyone you care to share this invitation with are invited to join us for an afternoon reception December 10 from 4-6 at the new Casa de las Flores. We’ll be finished with our remodel AND we are opening our on-site art gallery, Galeria Habana Vallarta, with a special benefit exhibit:
The 15 Hidden Treasures of Manuel Lepe

The works of the famous Vallarta artist are from the private collection of Marcella Lepe, the artist’s daughter, and most have been out of circulation since Manuel Lepe’s death 20 years ago. One painting was just selected to be part of this year’s UNICEF holiday card series. Collector’s of Lepe’s works include: Queen Elizabeth, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth Taylor, and Peter O’Toole. For his work, Lepe was named National Painter of Mexico by President Luis Echeverria.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of Lepe paintings will benefit the reconstruction of the Lepe Children’s Art Studio and Museum. You can preview paintings at Naif paintings by Marcella Lepe and other artists from Puerto Vallarta and La Habana will also be on exhibit.
Feel free to share the attached invite with anyone who might be interested.
RSVP – 322-120-5242.
Jeff and Maurice

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Off the beaten path….

Puerto Vallarta tourists tend to return time and time again. That means they are always seeking to explore new areas of Puerto Vallarta to find restaurants and shops that the average first-time visitor might not make it to or hear about. So, we’ll fill you in, from time to time, on what’s new and what’s hot among the locals and expats “in the know”.

One very happening spot is on Lazaro Cardenas about 8 blocks from the beach. It’s called El Colera and it offers some of the best priced, best tasting ceviche, shrimp tostadas and seafood soups you’ll ever taste. The atmosphere is old Mexico, with a jukebox (still 1 peso per song) and friendly customers. Many of the customers on a recent visit were construction workers who dropped their tool belts next to their chairs and ordered up a Michelada (iced beer with lime and spices). YUM! Here are a few pics of El Colera.

El Colera is at Lázaro Cárdenas #542 on the southside of Puerto Vallarta.

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Picture contest entries start to arrive…

Sunset on Los Muertos (above) and South Los Muertos Beach (below) by Ron Allen

“Four Kids” by Thomas Donlan

This young man was entertaining for tips on a Bucerias bus. He appeared happy, and could belt out “Cielito Lindo”, accompanied by his father. If you will take a look at his well-worn guitar, he has taken the liberty of attaching a few stickers, for good luck, and just for being a “kid”. He and his father were similarly attired. Keep sending your pics, we love them! (photo and description: Thomas Donlan)

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Picture Perfect Winners

Attention all friends of PVRPV its time for some fun and prizes abound. Send us your favorite pictures of Puerto Vallarta and a short blurb about the picture and how it captures the spirit of Vallarta for you. All pictures will be judged by PVRPV staff with a weekend getaway for two awarded to the winning photograph. The top twelve photos will be featured in the 2010 PVRPV – Vallarta Memories Calendar.

E-mail your best Vallarta pics to by no later then January 30 2009.

Winning photos will be posted on our website. Verbage may be edited for content and length. Winners will be announced February 15, 2009. All prizes are final and not negotiable. All submitted photos become the property of PVRPV with no compensation given for the use of said photos.

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Greetings, Friends and Welcome Home

As we go to print, the holiday season is fast approaching. This is a magical time in Puerto Vallarta. The summer storms have moved on, ushering in cooler, drier winter weather. Sunsets are spectacular, and the streets of our little paradise are once again filling with visitors from all over the world.

US Thanksgiving is only a week away, and many local restaurants are getting ready to carve up the turkey, complete with all the trimmings.

Next comes the Christmas season. Every evening from December 1st. to the 12th., there are beautiful processions bound toward our famous Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Of course, Vallarta will ring in the New Year with our annual street party on Olas Altas in the Zona Romántica, and an amazing fireworks display from one end of the bay to the other.

So let the revelry begin!

Here at PVRPV we too have much to celebrate. We have many new listings and lots of great deals to offer our ever growing list on customers. Whether a winter getaway is in your cards or you are looking to book a special place for next year, we are open and ready to help you find your prefect vacation spot. Check out our easy to use website for details on a huge variety of vacation accommodations. is the place to go and we are the people to see when booking your next glorious trip to Puerto Vallarta. Also, have a look at our testimonial section and discover, through the words of others, how our dedicated team of professionals has helped them enjoy all that Puerto Vallarta has to offer.

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Exquisite Interiors Brought to you by CRATE

At last there is a complete resource for modern furnishings and contemporary interior design in Puerto Vallarta. CRATE by Carlos Alberto is the ultimate turnkey furnishings solution, offering highly customizable packages in 6 dynamic themes. The CRATE packages feature premium brands, high quality furnishings, luxury linens, hotel grade mattresses and stylish tabletop essentials. Everything you need – and can’t find – for your home in paradise.

CRATE offers homeowners the selection of a fabulous retail store with the added service of an expert interior design team – and a professional installation crew rolled into one!

With showrooms in Puerto Vallarta, Flamingos and Los Angeles, it’s easy to meet for a design consultation. Every turnkey package ships directly to your door with the company’s signature White Glove Installation completed within 8 weeks, guaranteed.

“We welcome all clients of PVRPV to visit one of our CRATE showrooms today for a free design consultation,” says Debra Stevenson director of sales and marketing. “We’ll help you set a budget based on the square footage and value of your property, and you’ll personally experience the first and only turnkey service of this kind along the Bahía de Banderas!”


Debra Stevenson
Director of Sales & Marketing

Carlos Alberto Gutierrez
Principal & Creative Director

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Help is on the Way

As many of you know, funding for public schools, is a low priority for local government. Many students do not even have pencils, pens and note books with which to copy their lessons. PVRPV is again accepting donations of school supplies at our office, which will be distributed to needy classrooms throughout the city. Make a bit of room in your luggage and fill it with supplies, bring it to our office and together we can give a child a brighter future.

Some items of importance include:

Pens, pencils, lined note books, rulers, erasers, pencil crayons, math sets and of course back packs. All donations are desperately needed and warmly welcomed.

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New Beach Club is Pure Satisfaction

Blue Seas Beach Club Resort and Spa on Los Muertos beach in old town has opened its doors and is rapidly earning the reputation as the place to see and be seen. Offering world class services and facilities, and catering to the gay and lesbian community Blue Seas is a breath of fresh air on the most famous beach in the Bay of Banderas.

Enjoy the newly renovated suites or go for an invigorating workout at the new gym & spa facilities (opening in February 2009). Make your own breakfast in your suite’s fully equipped kitchen, or dine beach side on the Beach Club’s open-air terrace.

You deserve it and you should have it. Blue Seas Resort and Spa is your new choice for gay vacationing in Puerto Vallarta.

For more information about our beach club and ownership at this hot new vacation spot contact

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Healthy Happy and Wise

“HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta ( is a full service medical resource center for the entire Banderas Bay. We offer physician referrals, lab and diagnostic services, insurance billing and information, medical tourism packages including plastic surgery and bariatric surgery, health clinics and speakers programs to name a few. Bilingual with 15 years of healthcare experience in the area.”

044 322-107-7007

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Philanthropy Continues

Hook For The Cure benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Puerto Vallarta was the destination for anglers and golfers who participated in this years BJ’s Restaurants Hook for The Cure tournament.

The third week of October brought two dozen boats and over 30 teams to the beautiful waters of the Bay of Banderas and reeled in a whopping $450,000.00. In three years Hook for the Cure has raised over $1’000,000.00 for Cystic Fibrosis, a disease affecting over 40,000 Americans and Mexicans.

Local host Villa Premier Hotel and Spa once again was the home for all participants and PVRPV provided the volunteers for the event.

Plans are underway for the Fourth Annual Hook for the Cure slated for November 5 – 8 2009. For more information visit or visit our offices.

As most of you are aware PVRPV has always been involved in many different charities over the past years in Vallarta. This year, we have come up with a new way of raising funds for local charities. English Classes will be offered to Mexicans and the classes will take place in our new office.

At this time, the classes are being offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 9:30am or from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. The total cost is $20.00 pesos per class and they must pay in advance for the month for a total of $160.00 pesos. If there is more interest, we will offer the classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at the same times.

A few retired teachers have offered their services and they are volunteering their time to help with this cause. This was initially offered to my staff members and their family. We are now in a position to offer these classes to others in the community. I currently have about 8 spaces left for the morning classes and about 5 spaces for the evening classes.

If you know of anyone who is interested or if you want to send someone to us, please contact me directly or that them contact me at or my cell number 044 322.135.6677.

At the end of each month, with the funds that are collected, we will as a group decide which organization we will donate to, that way every month a different charitable organization will benefit.

Next Thursday November 20th. will be the last opportunity to join this 12 week session. For more information please feel free to contact me or drop by our office.

In addition, the students do not need to buy anything for the classes as we are supplying them with everything they will require.

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