Shopping Galore and Streets of Galleries!

Shopping Galore and Streets of Galleries!

Restaurants for Every  Taste and Budget. Tacos to Fine Dining!

Restaurants for Every Taste and Budget. Tacos to Fine Dining!

 

Lots of Exciting Changes Happening at ACT2PV !

 

Dear Friends and Fans of ACT2PV,

As the newest member of the ACT2PV team, I greet you with great excitement for the upcoming season! It promises to be one of ACT2PV’s most artistically fulfilling seasons yet!

For those of you who may not know, I have recently accepted a few key positions here at ACT2PV in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  These positions are: House Manager, Booking Director, Special Events Producer, and Director of Donor Relations & Outreach. News of my appointment can be found HERE. I look forward to welcoming you all each night as you come to the theater.

But first, I must THANK both Act2PV owners, Alfonso Lopez and Oscar Cisneros,  for entrusting me with this very important responsibility. Together, we hope to fully realize, and even exceed Founding Director Danny Mininni’s vision for world-class entertainment in Puerto Vallarta.

During the new 2024/2025 season, ACT2PV will be instrumental in raising the standard of entertainment excellence in Puerto Vallarta!
We will be bringing top-tier Broadway and Cabaret talent from around the globe, as well as redesigning and restructuring ACT2PV’s beautiful facility to optimize the space and offer an enhanced experience to our guests.

Here’s a sneak peek at some NEW additions for Act2PV this coming season:

  • NEW Ovations Piano Bar
    The current plans include a complete redesign and remodel of the “Melody Bar” into the brand-new “Ovations Piano Bar!” We want to make this the hub of the city, where people are entertained by great musicians in a beautiful, comfortable setting.  Ovations will feature unique entertainment, with special showtimes, making it Puerto Vallarta’s newest entertainment destination, and it will include a late night cabaret bar! Additionally, Yamada Japanese Cuisine can be enjoyed in both the Ovations Piano Bar (OPV) and the new “Terrace Bar,” making it completely possible to enjoy dinner and a show… before the show!The remodeled Ovations Piano Bar will have an entirely new vibe, with some of PV’s best entertainers, where you can relax and enjoy the music with your favorite cocktail! Entertainment schedules and showtimes between The Casa Karma Red Room and the Ovations Piano Bar will be staggered, allowing guests the opportunity to see more than one great performance in one evening.
  • NEW Terrace Bar
    The new outdoor Terrace Bar, located at the front of the building on the second level, overlooks Basilio Badillo.  It will feature a full bar with table-seating, as well as special music and lighting!  The Terrace Bar will open at Happy Hour (4pm) and extend through the evening. Visitors to the Casa Karma Red Room will also be able to enjoy the Terrace Bar before and after a show.
  • Danny’s Main Stage: 

    Broadway Icons! A Special Event Series

    ➤ Lorna Luft – Emmy Award-winning Broadway, Film and Television Star, and daughter of the iconic Judy Garland
    ➤ Lilias White – Drama Desk, Obie, and TONY Award Winner (Best Featured Actress in a Musical “The Life”), fresh from her starring Broadway role in “Hadestown.”
    ➤ John Lloyd Young – Drama Desk, Grammy, and TONY Award Winner (Best Featured Actor in a Musical “Jersey Boys”)
     Sam Harris – Motown Recording Artist, Broadway legend, and Grand Champion of America’s first television singing competition, Star Search!In this special high-season series, each of these artists will offer two performances between Jan 10, 2025 – March 15, 2025.  This is a level of talent you will not find anywhere else in Puerto Vallarta!

    Plus – we have NEW BROADWAY MUSICALS and other special events that will be announced soon!

  • Casa Karma Red RoomThe Great American Songbook Series

    This special subscription-based series of timeless vocal repertoire will feature multi-award-winning, international cabaret artists from around the world. (artists & dates TBA)


    And for those looking for something a little more scintillating….

    Frisky Fridays at ACT2
    This themed night in both the Ovations Bar, and the Casa Karma Red Room is designed for the night owl and those looking for more adult-oriented entertainment, including:

    Best of Drag

    It’s Raining Men 2.0

    LibeRaunchy (a frisky follies hosted and accompanied by “Mr. Showmanship” himself – David Maiocco aka Liberace!)

    Cutting-edge Alternative Performance Art from around the globe.

    Fridays at the Ovations Bar: Special entertainment designed to stimulate, titillate, and start your evening off right!

    PLUS, Mexican National Acts will be presented In order to continue our commitment to fostering and developing the best talent Mexico has to offer!  We will be featuring fantastic cultural and Mexican National acts from around the country

    And there’s more….

    BINGO EVERY SATURDAY in the Ovations Piano Bar and a

    Special Matinee Film Series in Danny’s Mainstage will provide family fun for everyone,

    Other Special Events:

    “A Liberace Christmas,” starring David Maiocco

    “Love Beyond Borders,” the ground-breaking concert “featuring some of PV’s greatest talent in a special program highlighting the worldwide LGBTQ refugee crisis

Yes, this is an ambitious season that features the type of world-class talent that hasn’t graced the stages of Act2PV in many years. But the entire team, including our friend (and my Associate Booking Manager), Mark Hartman, has worked tirelessly to envision this new direction and concept  for the future of Act2PV.  We have made all the plans and now we need your help!  Very soon you will receive another email explaining various options for patronage and sustaining donorship.

I urge you to look at these levels of patronage and donorship as your opportunity to shape the artistic life of Puerto Vallarta, and participate at the highest level possible.

THANK YOU so much for your continued support. Truly, the BEST is yet to come.

I look forward to seeing you ALL at the theater.

Sincerely,
David Sabella       ACT2PV, Puerto Vallarta, MX

 

 

Gay Hotel Mercurio Abruptly Shut Down May 17th

OUT AND ABOUT PV first broke the story. Hotel Mercurio, a popular Gay Hotel in Zonal Romantica in Puerto Vallarta, has been closed and apparently its assets seized by Federal and Local Police Authorities, with guests left stranded on the street.

It all happened on Friday, May 17, 2024, around 9:30 p.m. just before one of the busiest weeks in Puerto Vallarta as gay pride begins.

Multiple trucks outside the hotel were loading all of the furniture, equipment and everything from the hotel.

A female police office outside the hotel told O&APV that a bank is repossessing the property and seizing all of the assets.

Guests at the hotel were not even allowed to pack their own bags. Authorities packed everyones bags – which left many guests shaken at the traumatic experience. Some are trying to location medications and phone chargers and still do not know where they will be spending the night.

Local Vlogger &  Journalist Paco Ojeda reported, in his show “Puerto Vallarta Coffee & Headlines • May 18, 2024“, around the 19  minute  mark, that he spoke to Hotel Mercurio Owner Paul Crist’s Husband Luis, who told him that their had been a long-standing legal suit against the hotel and a judgement had been made in the suit and that the hotel had lost. Authorities seized the property and all the contents of the building are in a warehouse in Ixtapa.

It’s just terrible news.  Owner Paul Crist and his husband do so much for the community here. They had an amazing staff and hotel guests love staying with them.  There has been talk about starting a  GO FUND ME  for  displaced employees.

 

GAY  PV  MAGAZINE  did a story  also.

“Paul needs a brief period to assess the situation and determine the best way to move forward. We are certain he will release a public statement outlining how anyone from the community who is interested can offer assistance to him, his employees, and the affected guests. He is concerned about his employees and guests as much as we are.

During this trying time, it is crucial that we respect his need for space, avoiding overwhelming him with calls and inquiries as why this happened. Giving him this space will enable him to focus on the recovery process and make informed decisions.”

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Update  5/19  4pm. 

-Paul Christ updates community – An Open Letter from Paul

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Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride Week May 2024

LGBTQ+ Tourism Makes Up 40% of Vallarta’s Tourism GDP

Puerto Vallarta has always been a welcoming haven for LGBTQ+ travelers. Now, the undeniable impact of this community on the city’s finances is finally clear.

In 2023, a record-breaking 2 million LGBTQ+ tourists visited Puerto Vallarta, according to data released by the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust. This influx injected a whopping $17 billion pesos into the local economy.

Vallarta Pride stands as the most significant LGBT+ pride celebration on a beach in North America,” explained Raúl Alfaro Segovia, managing partner of RPA, the public relations firm managing the event. “Furthermore, Puerto Vallarta holds membership in the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA), solidifying its commitment to this vital market.”

The upcoming Vallarta Pride boasts a diverse schedule, including:

  • A flag raising ceremony and recognition of Kenya Cuevas as LGBT+ Activist of the Year (May 23rd, Lázaro Cárdenas Park).
  • A retrospective fashion show by Mexican designer Armando Mafud (May 21st, Industry Club, Zona Romántica).
  • The “Pride Sun Festival,” a social and commercial event running from May 23rd to 25th at Lázaro Cárdenas Park.
  • The “Rainbow Pride” race, a 3km and 6km run along the Malecón (May 25th).
  • The official pride parade, led by activist Kenya Cuevas, featuring over 55 floats (May 25th).
  • The “Pride Beach Party” for community connection and celebration (May 25th, Olas Altas Beach).
  • An art auction benefiting the Arte Vallarta Museo association (May 26th, Púlpito Street).

Buying Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta and Property Management

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Moving from a foreign country leaves many questions. And buying property in another country is very different than buying property in Canada or the United States.

The professionals at Mexpat Realtors has invested heavily to provide online resources for clients to help them learn about the areas, communities, markets, and provide lifestyle resources.

If you would like to know who, where, how to contact, what website for subject maters such as Non-profits, Health & Wellness, Professional Services, Pet Services, Vegan/Vegetarian Resources, Equestrian, Golf, Aquatic Venus, Medical, Dental, and Immigration. We recommend you check out their  Lifestyles section of  their website.

Rather than stay at a hotel, maybe you want to rent for a week in Puerto Vallarta. Mexpat Realtors offers a boutique selection of properties for rent. Gorgeous homes in great locations, reasonably priced.
Maybe you want to buy a property in Puerto Vallarta as an investment and rent it out as a source of income.  They can help with specialized property management.

We highly recommend this company.
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For more information  call one of phone numbers  listed here and  ask for Michael Snell,  client relationship specialist. Whether you just have questions or want to go look at properties, we can help!
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From Canada  call 604-259-4486
From Mexico  call 52 322-308-0014

Customs Line Should Be Shorter When Entering Puerto Vallarta

In recent days, a significant development has unfolded at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, as the installation of cutting-edge autonomous immigration filters promises to revolutionize the entry process for travelers from abroad. These advanced electronic devices have already been strategically placed within the airport premises and are poised to streamline and enhance the experience of entering Mexico for tourists and visitors.

Autonomous immigration filters represent a quantum leap in border control technology, enabling passengers to swiftly and efficiently complete the verification process within a matter of seconds. Gone are the days of enduring long queues and extended wait times to interact with government officials for entry into the country.

The introduction of these autonomous immigration filters heralds a pivotal moment for Puerto Vallarta as it seeks to elevate its status as a premier tourist destination. The deployment of this technology is set to not only enhance the overall visitor experience but also bolster the airport’s reputation and image on the global stage.

The introduction of these autonomous immigration filters heralds a pivotal moment for Puerto Vallarta as it seeks to elevate its status as a premier tourist destination. The deployment of this technology is set to not only enhance the overall visitor experience but also bolster the airport’s reputation and image on the global stage.

Beyond the convenience factor, these state-of-the-art filters also contribute significantly to bolstering airport security. Equipped with advanced verification systems, they are adept at detecting potential fraudulent activities or document falsifications, thus ensuring a safer and more reliable entry process. Centralized monitoring of the filters’ operation will be carried out via a central computer situated adjacent to the filter lines. Notably, Puerto Vallarta International Airport joins the ranks of just three airports in the country, including Cancún and Mexico City, where these autonomous immigration filters have been introduced, with oversight from the National Immigration Institute.

The installation of these autonomous immigration filters is part of a broader endeavor by federal and airport authorities to modernize and streamline entry processes into Mexico. The timing of this implementation couldn’t be more fortuitous, considering the current emphasis on security and efficiency for travelers. With this innovative technology in place, Puerto Vallarta stands as a forward-looking tourist destination, offering a more comfortable and secure travel experience while potentially eradicating the arduous wait times that foreign visitors have endured upon arrival in the region.

To avail themselves of this technology, travelers must meet certain requirements:

  1. Possess an electronic passport.
  2. Hold a passport with a validity exceeding 180 days.
  3. Hail from one of the following nationalities: Mexican, Canadian, American, British, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish, Swiss, Hungarian, Finnish, Dutch, Austrian, Icelandic, Czech, Belgian, Romanian, or South Korean.
  4. Be 18 years of age or older, as minors are not eligible for using this technology.
  5. Declare the purpose of entering Mexico as tourism.

The following steps outline the process for using these autonomous immigration filters:

  1. Locate the designated bus line and have your passport at the ready.
  2. Open your passport to the page containing your photograph and personal information.
  3. Scan your passport on the reader.
  4. Position yourself within the designated yellow circle, where facial recognition will take place.
  5. A series of validations will be conducted on your biographical, biometric, and flight information.
  6. Upon successful completion of the process, a receipt bearing a QR code and a digital stamp will be issued.
  7. Scan the QR code on the receipt and download the Multiple Digital Immigration Form from the website, which can be completed at your convenience before departing Mexico.

This momentous development marks Puerto Vallarta’s commitment to delivering a world-class experience to its visitors while reinforcing its standing as a leading tourist destination in the region. The introduction of autonomous immigration filters is a significant stride towards enhancing efficiency, security, and overall traveler satisfaction at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.

(SOURCE: VallartaDaily)

GREAT Hamburgers at Hamburgo PV in Versailles

I am  always on a hunt for a GREAT BURGER!  And  so far,  this  place is the BEST that we have found, in Puerto Vallarta!

HAMBURGO PV is located in the Versalles neighborhood. (Versalles actually has a growing number of restaurants’ that are super delicious!)

It’s a hidden gem!  And  tucked away with a few other restaurants down a long corridor.  So there is very little street presence. Located at Hamburgo 150A.  Upon arriving you will see a  black iron gate advertising several restaurants inside this little hidden  plaza-corridor. (And it’s basically next door to CHA, another great restaurant). You will see the Hamburgo sign, and also a sign for pizza and a German restaurant Pommes Bude.

BACK TO BURGERS! I love Picana meat and this place makes different burgers using picana meat and also skirt steak meat.  We ordered one of each and honestly can not pick a favorite. They were both juicy and delicious!  Also I wanted to try a pulled turkey burger/sandwich. (12-hour white wine marinated-grilled turkey!) Again  very juicy, savory  and  very delicious!  Some diner-style French fries  are available.  $40 pesos  for  large order and  $20 pesos for small order. All of the burgers  run from $120 pesos – $170 pesos! They have a Hawaiana burger, Falafel, pulled pork and many  more. So it is very affordable  and  BYOB, if you want an adult beverage!

I wanted a little something sweet after our HUGE  meal!  We tried the Chocolate empanada, served hot,  with a scoop of homemade gelato. It was awesome!

 

You can scan the QR code below, it will take you to their whatsapp.  From there, you can access the current menu at the top house/home icon. They are always trying new things and sometimes have specials. They also offer things like  wings and tacos, both regular and deep fried! They have much more than what is listed on menu below!

The cook/chef  (Rodrigo) is also  the  waiter.

Only  4, 4 top tables.  But  they also  do  to-go orders.

At the time of this writing,  I think they are now open 7 days a week  2pm-10pm.

Puerto Vallarta’s Jorullo Point Glass Floor Observation Deck

WOW!  How  cool is this???

from PuertoVallarta.net & Debate.com.mx

Jorullo Point viewpoint is inaugurated, which can be accessed via a suspension bridge in Puerto Vallarta, providing views of the mountains, the Cuale River, and the ocean.

This viewpoint is part of the Canopy El Jorullo and Ejido ecotourism complex.  Jorullo Viewpoint is located in the Canopy Ecotourism complex, situated in the Ejido El Jorullo, about 16 miles southeast of Puerto Vallarta. The focal point of this expansion is an innovative suspension bridge, 200 meters long and 100 meters high, designed for RZR vehicles and pedestrians, offering a unique and exhilarating experience at an altitude of 420 meters above sea level.

(Facebook photos Enrique Alfaro)

Upon crossing this bridge, visitors are welcomed by a relaxation area with a drink bar, a panoramic swing, and a glass-floored viewpoint, offering spectacular views of the Cuale Sierra, the Cuale River, and the sea.

Canopy El Jorullo aims to diversify the range of experiences in this sustainable ecotourism complex. In addition to thrilling attractions, the site features a hiking trail leading to the new point, accessible after a two-and-a-half-hour walk from the restaurant at the park’s entrance. (TWO AND A HALF HOURS???)

Construction of “El Jorullo Point” took a year and a half and is now open to the public through local tour operators and general access at the park entrance.

READ MORE!

Discounts on Puerto Vallarta Tours and Things to Do!

This is something  GREAT for American and Canadian tourists in Puerto Vallarta. (Not for locals, sorry).

 

DISCOUNTED  Cultural, Wellness and Adventure Tours & Activities!

My husband (Derrick Sorles) just started working for SENSES of Mexico It’s part of City Hall and the Tourism board.

You can buy the Senses card for $50 and it comes with some free small freebies, drinks, etc. But the card allows you to save a lot of money on the various tours. (So it pays for itself!) Zip lining choices, fun with Dolphins, trip to Sayulita,  Yelapa, Marietas Islands,  Whale watching, Rhythm’s of the Night show etc.

Singles, couples, families or friends traveling together. EVERYONE  saves!

Partnered with over a dozen different tour and activity providers, including Vallarta Adventures,  the choices are endless!

You can book reservations at the booth and/or use the personal concierge service via phone to book your future discounted reservation. THE CARD AND SERVICES  NEVER EXPIRE! It will serve you for yourt future trips to Puerto Vallarta as well!

If you want to visit Derrick, he is at the Malecon booth,  off Cornona Street.

Right by Oasis Bay restaurant and Bar Oceana. and The Bustamante ladder!

(WHATS APP him for his schedule 322-139-9470).

DÍA DE MUERTOS 2023 CELEBRATIONS

Puerto Vallarta is preparing for the annual celebration of the Day of the Dead Festival. SOON  we will get to see the monumental Catrina erected on the esplanade of the Malecón Lighthouse during the ten days of celebrations in honor of the faithful deceased.  “The Tallest Catrina in the World.” is a  must-see! The monumental Catrina, stands 75.5 feet high.

The planned events  will run Oct. 27th-Nov 5th

 

SEE the full schedule here

 

Surf Lesson’s and Hike’s in Sayulita with Adan Carano

How would you like to SURF???

and  do the Hula Hoop?!

Visual artist ADAN CARANO  can often be seen doing his amazing hula hoop show from Sayulita to  Puerto Vallarta.

Based in Sayulita,  Adan gives  surf lessons!   1 hr and  30 minute class costs $1600  pesos. (About  $90  US  at the time of this writing).  Why not get a group of  gays  together for a  day  in beautiful Sayulita  and get in some surf time too?

A little over an hours drive, Sayulita is  known for beaches with strong surf, like the central Sayulita Beach. To the west, Los Muertos Beach is more sheltered, sandwiched between protective rocks. Galleries in Sayulita sell artworks by Huichol indigenous people.

Sayulita also offers  great street food,  street entertainers, spas, street bars, tattoo artists, beach restaurants and shops everywhere in the midst of a natural setting between mountains and sea… something for everybody.

 

 

He can take you or your group  on  a 3 hour hike  to Cerro del Mono (Monkey Mountain) ?

360 degree views from on top of the mountain!  3 hours / $1200  pesos

What about a BLACK SAND BEACH??

Patzcuaro is a gorgeous beach just southwest of Sayulita.

Playa Patzcuarito is one of Sayulita, Mexico’s most beautiful hidden gems, and is one of the most unique beaches in the Riviera Nayarit region. The beach doesn’t see a ton of visitors, as it lacks any kind of good road access and lies a bit out of the way for most people. That being said Playa Patzcuarito is surprisingly easy to get to and takes only 25-30 minutes on foot through the jungle. It is located north of the larger Playa Patzcuaro and south of Playa Carricitos, which are both also well worth a visit but require a bit more effort to get to. 3  hours / $400  pesos.

Get all the  details  on  his  WhatApp  page 5213221383682

Sayulita is an awesome day trip  and  Adan can be  your gay guide!

Feel free to make a  request,  and  he will create  a  customized  package  for you!

 

ACT2 PV Greatest Show on Earth Wednesdays FREE

Have you heard about the GREATEST SHOW ON  EARTH  @  ACT2PV??

It’s a FREE Show!  with  2  drink  minimum

Returning again this year, due to overwhelming popular demand! Every Wednesday night, prepare to be dazzled by many of Act2PV’s talented entertainers. Join us for a really fun experience as they take the stage, sharing their heartfelt performances and captivating you with their incredible voices. Each show is a delightful surprise, as the performers often break free from the norm and bring you fresh, innovative ideas!

To secure your favorite spot for this unforgettable evening, we offer convenient online reservations for just 200 pesos. The best part? Your reservation fee will be credited toward your beverage purchase, making it an even more enjoyable experience for you! As a bonus, 100% of all donations you make during the show will go directly to supporting these talented artists, helping them continue to bring joy and inspiration to our community.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Reserve your spot today at www.act2pv.com and prepare to be enthralled by the magic and passion of our talented performers. We can’t wait to welcome you to the show!

  •  THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
  • WEDNESDAY’S
  • Location: Marsha’s Red Room Cabaret Act2PV

 

Puerto Vallarta Hidden Alleys

Hola Puerto Vallarta Fans!

Every two weeks, as is customary, PuertoVallarta.net presents brand new videos. 🎥

This time, a walking tour along the most charming streets of the Romantic Zone in Puerto Vallarta.

It’s like a walk in a fairy tale!

Check out all of their great videos  and  SUBSCRIBE!

SPCA PV Benefit Gourmet Brunch @ Hacienda San Angel Nov. 5th

The SPCA PV will be having a Brunch Buffet fundraiser at Hacienda San Angel on Sunday November 5th from 10:30 to 1:00 pm.  In addition to the support of Hacienda San Angel, the Brunch is also being sponsored by Tito’s Vodka.
The Brunch Buffet will be as superb as all offerings at Hacienda San Angel and will feature extensive breakfast offerings; prime rib, salmon and shrimp; and multiple seasonal Mexican entrees such as chicken mole.  Tito’s Bloody Marys will also be included.
(Hacienda San Angel creates memorable upscale Mexican and international meals at Hacienda San Angel Gourmet, the hotel’s highly regarded, full-service rooftop restaurant. A superbly elegant and scenic experience, Hacienda San Angel Gourmet is open to the public as well as to our hotel guests. Patrons enjoy views of the Sierra Madres, Banderas Bay, and Puerto Vallarta’s evening fireworks display.)
Live entertainment and an auction will add to the enjoyment.
The funds raised will allow the SPCA PV to rescue and care for more abused and neglected animals in Puerto Vallarta.  Much of the SPCA PV facilities were destroyed in Hurricane Nora in 2021 but with the generous support of the community we have been able to rebuild and re-open our doors to provide a lifeline for more animals.
We are selling a limited number of tables for six persons for $10,000 mxn. 
Contact Christopher Rising at cbrising@sbcglobal.net to reserve.  Individual seating may be available.  

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Puerto Vallarta Ceviche Festival July 29

With the participation of at least 12 local restaurants that will offer around 50 varieties of ceviches and aguachiles, next Saturday, July 29, the 14th edition of the Ceviche and Aguachile Festival will take place in this city, which will be attended by international chefs from Peru and Colombia.

Edgar Cisneros, organizer of the 14th edition of the Ceviche and Aguachile Festival, explained that the event will take place on Saturday, July 29 at Parque Hidalgo, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas that will offer around 50 varieties of ceviches and aguachiles, as well as drinks, craft beer, desserts, music and lots of fun for attendees.

Chef Federico Pérez highlighted the presence of two international chefs, from Peru and Colombia, who will participate as judges in the contest in which prizes will be awarded to the first three places that prepare the best specialty dishes at this festival.

It is expected that it will bring together between 2,500 and 3,000 people who will enjoy these culinary delights and other activities that are prepared within the framework of this event, in addition
to A part of what is collected will go to the Municipal DIF System to support its social programs.

 

JUICY DRAGS – Smoothies, Breakfast, Heathy and Creative Foods!

OK,  this place is amazing!

An explosion of flavors and colors!

Awesome smoothies  and  drinks.

All day  breakfast.

Bowls. Vegetarian. Bagels. Omelets –  It’s all here.  Something  for EVERYONE!

Delicious fresh food with very reasonable prices.

Owners JC Garcia & Ezeqkiel Lzano said, “We are a couple of Creative and Happy Food & Beverage Creators, we love to bring EXPERIENCES to the people in Vallarta,  that´s why we are blending 2 crazy and exotic concepts.

Juicy Drags is all about having fun with the Fruits and Vegetables, creating the most extravagant combinations, just as Drag Queens, but in each combination we care about healthy options first.”

 

“We wanted to create a space to have fun, meet people, and be free of be who you want to be and to explore and drag the flavors of the fruits and food, to drag and explore with different options, or even if you want to drag yourself !”

 

“We have the funniest and craziest Avocado Smoothies combinations, our specialty: Avocado, Apple, Banana, Coconut Milk & Ginger, but we can mix it with tons of other options.”

 

Ginger shots, Turkish coffee, tea and LOTS of extra special ingredients like Probiotics,, spiruline, turmerik, matcha, acai, cacao, maca, chia, linseeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seed, vanilla, golden berries, blue berries, black berries or cherries!

Tuna Poke bowls, Acai bowls, Waffles, Avocado toast, delirious flavors of  oats, hummus, falafel – litterally  you won’t leave hungry!

(Ezeqkiel also does awesome  PV  tours, and photo shoots, like no  other.)

 

“We love to travel and to explore some of the most exotic and fun flavors around the world.

We are bringing to you some of our FAVORITE dishes around the world for you to experience and taste something different, crazy and healthy in Vallarta.

You can find Vegan, Vegetarian and some Meat Options.

We have fun and change the menu each week.”

 

Did I mention they do catering???

The Best Juice Bar, Smoothies & Healthy Food in Vallarta

JUICY DRAGS

Lázaro Cárdenas 236

 

 

 

 

 

Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride Week 2023

Vallarta Pride arises from the initiative to create an Association that promotes and defends equality for the LGBTQ+ community being much more than an exciting event full of fun and entertainment, as it includes cultural and artistic events, film festivals, sports, fashion shows and much more to celebrate the amazing diversity, promoting at all times, to feel proud of our nature.

Accompanied by an impressive Pride parade that runs through the main streets of the city, showing the creativity of different companies and individuals that under an annual theme, decorate their vehicles and dress in the colors of the rainbow. This annual event has placed Puerto Vallarta in the spotlight as one of the main places in the world to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride.

VALLARTA PRIDE 2023

Start :  MAY -20-2023
End :  MAY -28-2023

Vallarta Pride is an annual event held on the last week of May.  It gets bigger and bigger  every year!

It celebrates the diverse LGBTQ+ community that lives in and visits Puerto Vallarta.

The program of activities includes: the Pride Parade, which travels down Puerto Vallarta‘s main avenue and the Malecon, ending in Olas Altas Street at the Romantic Zone; and the ever popular Block Party on Lazaro Cárdenas Street with DJ’s, live music and a lot of fun.

In addition, there will be cultural and artistic events, movie screenings, sports, fashion shows and other activities to be confirmed.

In 2023, Vallarta Pride is themed “Be proud of your nature”, celebrating the natural richness of flora and fauna that makes Puerto Vallarta one of the world’s leading places to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride.

Have a look at the program of activities and more information at: Vallarta Pride

BEST Vallarta Tours and Experiences – Off the Beaten Path

I just discovered this amazing service in Puerto Vallarta!

OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOURS  AND  PHOTOSHOOTS IN PV!

Experiences for everyone! / Personal Photographer & Tour Guide

If you are looking for;

* NAKED PHOTOSHOOTS on secluded beaches, rivers, waterfalls, buildings or some pools.

* A tour to find sublime street art.

* Taste the ancient Mexican tradition of insect food experience.

* Hike to Hidden Beaches.

 

* Discover  little gem towns, not far from Vallarta with a totally different atmosphere than the Vallarta you think or know.

* An exploration of the Vanilla fields, and one of the most amazing Botanical Gardens in the world.

 

* Take a Hike and explore the jungle, the rivers, beaches or waterfalls.

* Drag Queen & Kings Makeover / Party & Photoshoot.

“My name is Ezeqkiel and I’m a Gay Traveler & Photographer.

Me and my Husband love to travel, and we have been around the world,   I have the opportunity to take pics from all over, my style is more street, natural lifestyle, NO POSES just NATURAL LIFE.”

 

His  website has an awesome slide show which gives you a first hand look  to his awesome tours/experiences  and  photographic styles!

Tour guide / photographer Ezeqkiel says, “We want to share with you our Vallarta Experiences!

Several years ago, my husband and I, moved from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta,  we came here and since the first moment, we fell in love with this fantastic place that now we call home.

We have prepared some experiences for you, in order that you can also fall in love as we do with this amazing and magical paradise.”

 

“As a traveler I understand the importance of have amazing experiences, and have the best memories of a place, that’s why I‘ll share with you my love and passion about traveling, about Vallarta and about my work.”

Off the Road Tours, Hikes, Experiences & Photoshoots / Personal Photographer & Tour Guide

“Let me be your guide (and photographer) in this beautiful paradise.”

VALLARTA EXPERIENCES

More  photos  on Instagram @Ezeqkiel

 

Awesome new videos of Puerto Vallarta

PUERTO VALLARTA.net  is  a great source  for  videos  and  news!

This month  they bhave  two new videos, one shows the full length of Basilio Badillo Street in the Old Town (Romantic Zone) and the other is a full walking tour along the Malecon, with both map and drone views plus narration, we hope you like them! 🙂

 

On the news front, there has been an increase in direct flights to Puerto Vallarta. On the other hand, Puerto Vallarta is seeking to certify six beaches under the Blue Flag certification, something both locals and tourists will benefit from. Furthermore, it is clear that Puerto Vallarta’s beaches are in optimal shape.

 

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Event May 24

Thinking about buying a property in Puerto Vallarta – but have  questions??

THIS  IS  FOR   YOU!

 

Come and join us for our  FREE very informative and educational event:
“Investing in Puerto Vallarta – Real Estate Q&A Event”
Learn everything you need to know about investing in real estate in paradise!

 

TOPICS INCLUDE;
Buying Process
Bank Trusts
Closing Costs
Transfer tax  and Property tax
Immigration
Current and Future Market
Pre-Construction and Discounted Pricing
Property Management
… and more!

 

There is a lot of misinformation out here online.
We will give you the facts and answer all of your questions!

 

DATE: Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
LOCATION: Hogar Realtors, Aquiles Serdán 382, Zona Romántica
TIME: 4:00pm
HOSTS
Attorney Ana Laura Leyva
Broker Marc Serrao
Agent Job Gutierrez
IF YOU CAN NOT MAKE IT IN PERSON, STILL REGISTER,  AND YOU WILL GET A VIDEO  LINK  LATER  TO WATCH!

 

RSVP TODAY,  SPACE IS LIMITED!
Email: info@hogarrealtors.com to register!
TELL THEM  the  BEST GAY  GUYS   sent you!
For more information: +52-322-236-4650