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Human Tsunami Hits Puerto Vallarta 2006!

Human Tsunami Hits Puerto Vallarta 2006!Merchants all over Vallarta indicate they are assessing about a 25% increase in visitors to our little bayside village. It has been amazing to see so many folks coming to enjoy the area and all that it has to offer. Of course with this success the increase in tourist have also have also brought some extra fun particularly with traffic which is always fun in Vallarta. The beaches are just buzzing and full of beach bodies soaking up all the sun. The restaurants and clubs are just hopping. Several brand new eatiers are making a huge success and getting awesome reviews. On the whole all is well in paradise! Mostly the increase is due because of the damage in Cancun. Never before has Vallarta seen such a rise in visitors. Fun is being had by all!

Sunwing & PVRPV Announce New Partnership!!

Sunwing & PVRPV Announce New Partnership!! Canadians everywhere! More and more direct flights are coming in from Canada. www.PVRPV.com & Sunwing Tours are announcing package tours featuring direct flights from Toronto. Please visit www.sunwing.ca for more details. Awesome condos available in the preferred Playa Bonita, La Palapa, Playa del Sol and the Loma del Mar buildings. This is a direct benefit to the hundreds of Toronto and eastern Canadian visitors. Awesome condos are available in the preferred Playa Bonita, La Palapa, Playa del Sol and the Loma del Mar buildings. This is a direct benefit to the hundreds of Toronto and eastern Canadian visitors. We highly recommend this great company and awesome services. These folks know Vallarta and will represent the market well. There will be a plane with approximately 200 guests landing in Puerto Vallarta each Thursday afternoon. Attention all Toronto visitors check out the Sunwing website to learn more. www.sunwing.ca.

European Union Visitors

European Union VisitorsWe are also seeing many visitors from Europe and Australia. We are looking forward to introducing more of Vallarta to the European Union. The town is jumping and folks are having the time of their lives. We are meeting so many new friends, and we are certainly looking forward to meeting you. So far the English, Dutch and German folks are discovering our little gem. We will be developing relationships with travel agencies within the European Union countries this next year. This is truly one of the most diverse international welcoming communities in the world.

How It Began, Way Back…Paradise Kingdom

How It Began, Way Back…Paradise KingdomRecorded history about Puerto Vallarta starts around 621 BC, when it was part of a large kingdom called Xalisco, ruled by a King called Nayarita. Obviously it was known as one of the most beautiful spots in the entire kingdom. As time moved on, tribes including the Toltecas and the Aztecas migrated to the area and opened up a trail to the Nahuatl Empire located in the valley of Mexico that today is known as Mexico City. During the early 1500’s an explorer from Spain, Francisco Cortes officially stumbled the bay surrounding Puerto Vallarta, but the settlement remained relatively unknown to the outside world for hundreds of years.

How It Began, Way Back…Paradise KingdomThe luster of the Bay of Banderas finally reached international global attention in 1963 when John Huston directed the infamous film called "The Night of the Iguana" which began the creation of the mystique as well as mass attention to this area. Soon afterwards Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton purchased adjoining homes in the Gringo Gulch area of Vallarta, forever changing the reality of this small village. Now Puerto Vallarta boasts more than 250,000 citizens yet has retained the charms of a small village..

"Thar be whales, Capitan!" Scotty, Starship Enterprise

"Thar be whales, Capitan!" Scotty, Starship EnterpriseWhile on the beach on Sunday, members of our staff and many guests were pleasantly surprised by a pod of Humpback Whales frolicking in the Bay. An awesome site as these huge magnificent animals performed for nearly an hour, entertaining the entire Los Muertos Beach all the way to the marina. The entire beach was mesmerized at the sight of the whales and their babies.

Singled out by its short, wide body and long, curved flippers which are often one third of the total body length, this slow easy-moving animal is usually easily approached. However, the laws of Mexico forbid approaching or disturbing the animals in the Bay of Banderas. The normal length of the Pacific adult males is about 12.5 m and of females 14.6 m. The average weight can be nearly 30 tons.

The humpback is often seen throwing itself out of the water in stunning somersaults and crashing back into the sea again. It rolls on the surface, or sometimes jumps clear out of the water, flippers beating the air as if it were attempting to take off and fly. In the mating season, they sometimes use their flippers to pat each other. 'Nuff said about that! Humpbacks are hunted by humans and killer whales. These whales have been hunted to near extinction, and estimates from 2,500-10,000 exist today. During breeding season the Humpback males are known for singing the longest and most complex songs in the animal kingdom.

Humpbacks are highly inquisitive and will approach quite closely, showing little fear of boats.

Whale watching is fast becoming one of the primary reasons so many guests are pouring into Vallarta each winter. Come enjoy the many eco-wonders of our enchanted bay and see for yourself why Puerto Vallarta is indeed the crown jewel for the Mexican Riviera.

Hot New Properties For Vacation Rental Homes!

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Amazonas Casa De Dante

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Special Note on Gratuity

Special Note on GratuityPlease remember that each of your service employees depend on your kind gratuity for support. PVRPV suggests that the maids, concierge and the various building staff that may assist you receive a $1 or $2 USD per day gratuity for the period of your time in Vallarta. The average median income in Mexico is only about $550 per month, and every penny counts. These are great folks who are working hard for you and we would like to encourage your support for their efforts. Thank You!!

Huge Success for our friends, the children at the PV Landfill

Huge Success for our friends, the children at the PV LandfillWe have been overwhelmed at the great success our work at the PV Landfill. Many guests, homeowners and friends have poured out their hearts and wallets to help us support these great kids and their mothers.

As you know we go out each Monday afternoon. We gather food from over five area restaurants and head out to the site. We spend a few hours sharing a meal and "hanging out" with the kids.

We may start a futbol game (soccer), often ending up acting like monkey bars with kids hanging to all limbs. In December Santa came out just before Christmas and the kids had a heyday. Several business owners in the Olas Altas community came together to raise $500 USD for our kids this Chirstmas. We went out and bought about 600 pieces of toys, kids and baby cloths, teen boy and girl type stuff, hygiene and hair care products. We then had enough cash left over to sponsor a child next year and the Olas Altas Business Community is committed to the next four years of continuing this child's education. Santa walked away with two lolly pop stuck to his suite and a very happy smile. That makes two total sponsorships in two months. The awards will be given in February.

Huge Success for our friends, the children at the PV LandfillWe have one homeowner who has even donated 1000 back packs to our project. That is enough for two full years. It is so many we need to have the US Navy bring in the material. Amazing! How awesome it is to know the kind of folks we work with. More importantly the good that is actually changing lives here. It is satisfying to be so involved in this important charitable work.

Here is a list of just some of our awesome contributors:

Chris Hanson - Cochran Realty - Puerto Vallarta
Andele's Restaurant & Bar – Olas Altas
Mama Delores Diner " …Homestyle American & Mexican Fare" Olas Altas
Pat Tacy and George Grey
Nate - Puerto Vallarta
PVRPV – "Premier Vacation Rentals" Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Doug Mayhew - Belmont Pets – Launder Pet, Long Beach CA
Sama…More than a Martini Bar – Olas Altas Puerto Vallarta
Apaches Martini & Cocktail Bar & Bistro - Olas Altas Puerto Vallarta
Coffee Cup – Olas Altas
Diva's Bar – "..Just a touch of Attitude" - Old Town PV
Shannon Beston Properties – Puerto Vallarta
Mickey Adams - Puerto Vallarta
Safari Café " …Comida Soul Food" – Olas Altas
Gregory Onstot – Springfield MO, USA
Terry Fenton & Charles Harte – Seattle WA, USA
Gary Green Anahiem CA, USA
Mrs. Josephine Baremore, Kerrville, TX
The Acevedo Family, San Antontio
Glenda Green and Friends, Alberta Canada

And many other donors as well we wish to Thank!

Semana Santa

The Holy Week of Easter is the most important Catholic religious festival in South America. Semana Santa, Holy Week, celebrates the last days of Christ's life, the Crucifixion and Resurrection, as well as the end of Lent. Semana Santa is observed with a range of celebrations, from the most solemnly religious, to a mix of pagan/Catholic, to commercial. This is a happening place those two weeks. The city is full with people from every part of the world. The beaches are full of folks just thawing out ready for spring to roll in. It is also a great opportunity to explore this amazing culture up close and personal.

Easter Week (Semana Santa)
Palm Sunday April 9
Passover April 12
Good Friday April 14
Easter Week April 12-19 Availablity

February & March PVRPV Availability (Please click on the BLUE hyperlink below)

February 26 - March 5
March 5 - March 12
March 12 - 19
March 19 - 26

New Guest Comments

Loma Del Mar B-10I am so glad to have found PVRPV. Jeff was very professional, honest and knew his properties. We had no surprises when we arrived at our condo. I was impressed with the personal touches PVRPV offered. Elizabeth met us on arrival with a Welcome Basket. She showed us around the condo and left us with the telephone number and address of PVRPV. Tim and Mike we very friendly and helpful when we dropped in to the office to say "HI". When it was time to leave for the airport Mike came and checked us out. Thanks for the relaxing, comfortable, stress free vacation.

Andrea Scott
Cochrane, Alberta
Loma Del Mar B-10

Mmmmmmm Getting hungry yet??

"Hey Abuelita, What's cooking?"
Recipe of the Month

Mango Shrimp
Mango Shrimp

For each serving, you will need:

2 tsp Couscous
2 tsp Paprika
2 tsp Black Pepper
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Cumin
3 1/2 oz Mango Chutney*
2 tsp Wasabe
5 Large Shrimp
Bamboo Skewers

Thread raw shrimp on the skewers. In a bowl, mix together: paprika, wasabe, cumin, salt and pepper. Brush mixture over shrimp and grill. Serve with Mango Chutney and Mango Sauce

* Mango Chutney

1/2 tsp Butter
1 tsp Chile Guajillo
1 tsp Raisins
3 Cloves
2/3 cup Cubed Mango
1/2 oz Tamarind Concentrate

1. In a double boiler, over low heat melt together the butter and Chile guajillo
2. Add the mango, raisins and cloves to the butter mixture and let simmer for 5 minutes
3. Add Tamarind Concentrate, bring to a boil stirring frequently until reduced to half
4. Refrigerate

* Mango Sauce

1 lb Fresh Mango
2 oz White Wine
1/2 cup Melon Liqueur
1/2 tsp Curry
1 1/2 tbsp Sugar

1. Cube fresh Mango
2. Combine butter, white wine and melon liqueur in a medium saucepan and simmer over low heat until butter is melted
3. Saute mango in butter mixture
4. Mix in the Curry, sugar and mint. Boil for 15 minutes until liquified
5. Refrigerate

Buen provecho!

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