Archive for September, 2010

Pasitos de Luz – Wish List

Hygiene Items



Jumbo Diapers

Boxed Milk (whole)


Big Diapers (Suavelastic)


Candies and Marshmallows

Medium Diapers (Suavelastic)


Clothes for kids

Toilet Paper



Baby Wipes


Coloring Books

Laundry Soap

Pasta (Variety)

Vynil Paint



Paint Brushes

Dishwashing Detergent


Music for kids

All purpose cleanser


Recorder or Stereo



Floor Fans

Paper Towels

Cooking Oil

Plastic Mats

Talcum Powder

Tomatoe Puree or Sauce


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PVRPV’s Featured Property of the Week: Casa Sayil

This property features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, and is fully furnished and equipped for your vacation. It is located at pool level on the beach.

The condo features satellite TV and wireless internet, a fully equiped kitchen, and a washer and dryer.

On this property you will find a restaurant and bar at the Mayan Sea Garden. Golf courses are also nearby to this property, as are activities such as fishing, boat tours, windsurfing, parasailing, snorkelling, and horseback riding.

The Mayan complex is located on one of the most beautiful and largest beaches in the entire Banderas Bay area, and is easily walkable.

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Los Mangos: Puerto Vallarta’s Library – Children’s Program for Fall-Winter

It is hard to believe, but it is time to start planning the fall-winter events and projects here in Puerto Vallarta!

“Sally’s Corner” at Biblioteca Los Mangos was created in memory of Sally Conley who was dedicated to increasing and improving literacy for local children.  As well, she was a very active volunteer at Los Mangos.

Last spring, we informally began a weekly children’s program at Sally’s Corner. These programs would consist of one or two volunteers planning a one hour (more or less) presentation and craft to children (ages 5 through 12). Normally it would begin with a book being read to the children, followed by a craft project that related to the book. These were a hit with the kids, although we would only have about 8-12 children. (This was fine with us since it was a new program and we were figuring out what we wanted to do!).

Here is an example of one of the programs:

A wonderful couple from New Zealand did a program on “Birds That Don’t Fly”. They started with some photos of various birds such as an ostrich, kiwi, etc. They even had a large paper (butcher paper) with a drawing of an ostrich, showing the kids how tall an ostrich is! The craft involved making a kiwi bird out of Styrofoam balls, painted and decorated, connected with toothpicks. They also served up sliced kiwi fruit. It was a huge hit! My grandkids still have their birds and still talk about what a kiwi bird is.

These programs were done on Saturday mornings. We are currently making the decision as to whether these will continue on Saturday mornings or move to a weekday, late afternoon.

Many folks are hesitant to participate because they do not speak fluent Spanish (or any!). THIS IS NOT A PROBLEM! The kids figure it out, there are people to help translate and children are the very best teachers!

The lists of topics that can be done are endless! There are tons of ideas on the internet as well. Some examples:

Whales – Since the whale season begins here in December, how about something about whales?

Health, animals, sharing, music, and dance – you name it. Holiday-themes?

I have a good supply of basic craft supplies (glue sticks, crayons, paints, stickers, etc). And we always can use more so if you are able to bring/donate supplies, that would be great!

One of the biggest challenges is to “get the word out” to the children as to what is available at Los Mangos. My plan for this winter is to have a monthly calendar (In Spanish) to be distributed to as many public and private schools as possible. Los Mangos has a vast amount of wonderful children’s programs.

So, the bottom line is here is what is needed:

  • Volunteers to take on one or more dates to do a program with the kids.
  • A volunteer to assist with the programming and keeping track of the themes.
  • Volunteers to distribute the monthly calendars.
  • Volunteers to go to Sally’s Corner once a week to straighten up the area, keep things organized.
  • Volunteers to bring craft supplies.

Los Mangos Library & Sally’s Corner is a community center, not just a library. It survives only on donations which of course, is a continual struggle (more on that later!). By participating in any of the above, you will be giving back tremendously to Puerto Vallarta. Think back to when you were a child, and time spent at your local library. Aren’t those great memories?

Please contact me if you are interested in participating, have questions and as well, further ideas!

I look forward to hearing from you.



Pamela Thompson

Phone 322 107 7007


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PVRPV’s Featured Property of the Week: Casa de Dante

Casa de Dante is a wonderfully warm and inviting new two bedroom, two bath vacation home located in the Amazonas building of the Selva Romantica complex, the hottest new construction in the area, which is in the heart of Olas Altas, also known as Zona Romantica.

Within two blocks you will find access to the famous Los Muertos Beach as well as night clubs, fine dining restaurants and exclusive galleries within Old Town Puerto Vallarta. This Puerto Vallarta charmer comes fully furnished with bright, cheery colors and elegant decor along with beautiful terracotta floors throughout. Unique wood work and attention to detail makes Casa de Dante sparkle as the premier vacation destination.

During your stay you will enjoy its 3 terraces which offer commanding bay and city views as well as spectacular jungle vistas. Casa de Dante also offers Free telephone calls to anywhere in Canada and the United States as well as local Puerto Vallarta, and wireless internet service.

Casa de Dante offers all the amenities that you could desire. To name just a few – air conditioning throughout the entire unit, king size beds with fine linens, large screen Tv with Cable service, a Dvd player, wireless internet, a fully-equipped kitchen, a washer/dryer, and parking just steps away from the front door.

From the large gorgeous infinity pool and Jacuzzi one can see a breathtaking 360 degree view of Vallarta. The complex also includes a full work out studio with all the state of the art equipment, 24-hour security, a wonderful pool-side palapa and swim-up bar area and much more!

The staff at Selva Romantica is friendly and eager to accommodate your needs. Casa de Dante is sure to make your vacation a time to remember!

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PVRPV Staff Have You Covered!

Photos donated by Josef Kandoll

PVRPV staff participated in a CPR and First Aid training course this past Saturday at the PVRPV office in Old Town.

In all, 26 members of the PVRPV team took part in the CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and basic First Aid training. Dr. Alfonso Rodriguez from Clinica Intermedica, and Martin Tello and David Morales from Intermedic Emergency Medical and Ambulance Services were on hand to explain and teach these life saving tools. When CPR is performed it can double or even triple a person’s chances of survival! Staff also learned how to treat cuts and wounds, and the Heimlich maneuver for choking victims.

Health issues can be a fact of life whether you are at home or on vacation, and emergencies can and do happen. PVRPV staff have been the first responders in a number of situations, and will now have some basic tools to use in the event that they are ever needed again.

Dr.  Rodriguez and the great guys from Ambulancias Intermedic have been working with PVRPV for several years as our recommended doctor and ambulance services to our guests here in Puerto Vallarta. Dr Rodriguez is available for appointments at his office or even for house calls, something almost unheard of in the US or Canada, at 293.1991 or for emergencies at 225.5757. Ambulancias Intermedic may be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 225.9289 or Nextel 145.6216, and can provide both air and ground ambulance services. Pam Thompson from HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta ( may be reached at 322.107.7007 or for any health information, insurance information, physician referrals and house calls. Pam was instrumental in putting together this training session for the staff.

A big thanks to Pam, and Dr Rodriguez, Martin and David for this important training!

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PVRPV’s Featured Property of the Week: Casa De Amore!

Enjoy panoramic, breathtaking views of the entire Banderas Bay, the old-style city and the lush jungle.

This charming newly decorated vacation home is completely remodeled with stainless steel appliances and marble countertops in the kitchen and bath. The property is a two bedroom two bath vacation home which features a large balcony off the bedrooms and the living room.

There is also a huge roof top palapa boasting even better views of the area. You will be amazed at the remarkable beauty of this home.

This condo community has a wonderful full-size pool just steps away from the home. The owners of this 3rd floor Puerto Vallarta vacation home have gone that extra mile to ensure you have a pleasant and comfortable time.

This property also features wireless internet!

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The Popular CHARITY BINGO Returns in support of Pasitos de Luz!


Nacho Daddy’s to now host this popular event every other Tuesday starting October 5

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 6, 2010

For More Info:            Patrick Harrison –  

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Come and have some fun this high-season while supporting a local worthy cause as the popular Charity Bingo returns!  Nacho Daddy’s, in partnership with La Bodega de Nina and PVRPV, will Charity Bingo for Pasitos de Luz every other Tuesday beginning at 6pm.

Each week will feature guest callers, game prizes, and a 50/50 draw.  Bingo cards for the night are a bargain at only $50 pesos each, or 3 for $100 pesos. To help round out the night, Nacho Daddy’s will be offering a variety of food and drink specials from their yummy menu.

100% of monies raised and all cash donations will go to help support Pasitos de Luz, an organization dedicated to serving neurologically handicapped children from economically disadvantaged homes in the Puerto Vallarta area.  Pasitos de Luz is a family run organization that offers day care services, meals and educational stimulation to 121 children, although do to the space in the facilities, they can only receive 60 per day, so they have to take turns.  Their dedicated team makes a huge difference to the quality of life for not only the kids but their families as well.

Come help us reach our goal of $200,000 Pesos beginning Tuesday, October 5th at Nacho Daddy’s, located at 180 Basilio Badillo in old town.  Look for our Charity Bingo for Pasitos de Luz event page on Facebook to register:

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Nina delivers tropical treats and premium table wines to your home, condo, vacation rental or hotel throughout the Puerto Vallarta area. Nina’s tropical treats are freshly baked to order and uses no artificial flavoring or preservatives. All ingredients are the freshest available.

Nina also carries one of the largest selections of table wines in Puerto Vallarta and is extremely knowledgeable in wines to help you make the right choice. Locally Nina is referred to as “The Wine Goddess” because of her knowledge, let her help you choose the best wine for any occasion or food pairing.  Contact Nina at 044.322.289.6434 or email

Tim Longpré, President of PVRPV (Puerto Vallarta Rentals Premier Vacations), moved to Puerto Vallarta from his native Toronto, Canada in 2004 after having worked 11 years in banking.  His company, one of today’s largest vacations services and property management companies in Puerto Vallarta, currently has 25+ employees.  Their website profiles in excess of 460 properties located from Nuevo Vallarta to Mismaloya.   PVRPV also manages approximately 80 properties throughout Banderas Bay.  All PVRPV Property Management clients have the peace of mind knowing that their properties are well taken care of in their absence. Tim and his PVRPV Team have worked hard to create this successful company.  Anyone that knows Tim, knows that his standards are higher than the norm and that his services are provided with professionalism, honesty and Integrity. PVRPV can be reached online at, by calling 322.222.0638 or by visiting their offices at the corner of Francisco I. Madero and Pino Suarez.

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Spaghetti Friend-Raiser for the Puerto Vallarta Fire Department!!!

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Spaghetti is one of our favorite foods. Last year, 4 million kilos of pasta was sold in Northern and Latin America. If you lined up 4 million kilos of spaghetti packages, it could circle the Earth’s equator almost twenty times! You don’t have to circle the equator to have a WORLD of fun on Sunday, October 10th, you just have to go to the Puerto Vallarta Fire Department (close to the Sheraton Hotel). Have a terrific meal and support a great group of life savers — only 150 pesos. Check out BRING A THING too for much-needed supplies. More details to follow in the month ahead but, for now, save-the-date and tell your friends.

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