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December 2016

From Dean

One of the questions we hear most often from people thinking about making a move to Vallarta is: "What's happening down there?"  

To help answer that question, we introduce our "From Dean" feature.

This month, take a few minutes and check out Dean's perspective below on the changes happening in the Zona Romantica.

Pavilion Condominium - corner of Ignacio L Vallarta & Constitucion (Zenith Condominium in the background)
Photo Credit:  The JG Group

The changes I see as I go about my daily life in Puerto Vallarta continually amaze me.  Change is change.  It is neither good nor bad.  It just is.  

At The JG Group, we gather information about where you want to live in Puerto Vallarta and we share that with you.  The changes happening in the Zona Romantica merit a lively discussion.  La Zona Romantica is changing.  A lot. 
The south side landscape ranks high on the list of changes.  Projects by builders from Mexico City and Guadalajara currently dot the landscape with mid-size (30-50) units.  These projects, more than 20 in all, provide a new option for buyers who want to step immediately into the action from their front doors.

Projects that have sat unfinished since at least 1994 (which was my first visit to Vallarta) show signs of life with earth-moving equipment and building crews greeting the dawn.   At the intersection of Ignacio L. Vallarta and Venustiano Carranza (where the former Espresso Italian restaurant sat in front of El Torito BBQ joint), active construction sits on all 4 corners.   

Some buyers have traded an ocean view for lush jungle and mountain views with a larger footprint just south of the Zona Romantica where the sprawl naturally flows.

Rivera Cuale Condominiums
Photo Credit:  The JG Group

The City addressed many of the traffic-flow issues in our beautiful port.  The Malecon (our beach front boardwalk) was converted into a pedestrian walk-way in 2014, a new tunnel to ease the flow of traffic in and out the south end of town was completed just last year.  New sidewalks, planters and crosswalks welcome you to the streets in the Zona Romantica and maintain the Mexican charm visitors seek.  

Photo credit:  Banderas

These signs signal an investment from the City in the Zona Romantica, one of the fastest growing areas of Puerto Vallarta.

Airport construction also heralds growth in any city. Additional routes connecting Puerto Vallarta with more cities in the U.S., Canada, and a new direct-flight from London's Heathrow airport, prove that local, state and federal authorities are investing in campaigns to attract global visitors to this one-of-a-kind destination.

This past summer we saw more of Mexico's growing middle class discovering Puerto Vallarta.  As the community continues to work together, the summer months can be as busy as the winter months.

I don't recall ever seeing so much construction activity in Vallarta.  New businesses are popping up. New residents are celebrating their new homes.  

So our advice right now?  Get on this wave.  Get started.  We can help.

Hasta pronto,

Ho Ho Ho - There is no snow in Puerto Vallarta!

There is a favorite song lyric among those who live by the beach: "En el mar la vida es mas sabrosa!"

December ushers another favorite season in Vallarta as visitors from cold climates flock to the near perfect weather we enjoy from December to May.

This month welcomes the annual 12 days of processions - peregrinaciones - to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church leading up to the holiday of the Virgen of Guadalupe on December 12.

The Guadalupanos are people from all over the city who gather as communities, businesses, and organizations to pay homage to the patron saint of Mexico in the largest demonstration of processions in all of Mexico.

Only in Puerto Vallarta do the processions begin on December 1 and end on the evening of December 11 as the final procession enters the church of

Click here to learn more about the Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe.  Don't miss one of the most culturally rich events of the month.

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You have the option of working with a lot of real estate professionals in Puerto Vallarta.  Here are some of the reasons why you may choose to work with us:

  • We promise to serve as your trusted advisors for all of your real estate needs.  After a thorough consultation, we take a holistic approach to what strategy best serves you.  Maybe it's not time to buy or sell.  We analyze your personal situation and present options for you to consider.  
  • We promise to listen closely and define a strategy together with you for the optimum buying or selling process.
  • We promise to work closely with other agencies so each one of our buying clients will have access to all of the properties that meet their ideal specifications.
  • We promise to provide a detailed approach to advise our selling clients on the best plan for getting the maximum return on their real estate investments.
  • We promise to ensure a worry-free transition for your rental investment property. 

Let us know when you are ready.  We're ready to help.

Your Trusted Advisors in Puerto Vallarta

Un abrazo,
Julie & Dean

Deals of the Month

Walk through this door into Vallarta.  Fall in love with this artist's enclave with personal space and a view that will inspire and rejuvenate.

Casa Sol, Luna y Estrella boasts a rare 3BR/2BA in the heart of the Col. Emiliano Zapata (Old Town, South Side).  This creative person's enclave sits on a quiet cul-de-sac on top of Manuel M. Dieguez street.

This totally renovated unit has brand new appliances in a pet-friendly building with a roof-top heated dipping pool, BBQ area and stunning ocean, mountain and city views.

Casa Sol, Luna y Estrella was born from the desire of a creative person who wanted to live in a cozy home located in the middle of the action of the Zona Romantica and simultaneously walk into a personal space that clears the mind above the fray.

Bask in the inspirational energy to paint, write, create, cook, innovate, entertain, or inspire.

Do not take our word for it.  Contact us now to view Casa Sol, Luna y Estrella.

Lot in Col. 5 de Diciembre

Lote Gildo sits atop la Calle Andador Honduras, between Calles Puerto Rico y Nicaragua in the picturesque colonia of  5 de Diciembre.  

This unique lot has the potential for a single family home or multi-unit project with stunning views of Banderas Bay with secondary views of the Sierra Madre mountains.

  As you walk up through the lush tropical foliage, you are greeted by majestic trees in a beautiful jungle setting.   

This lot waits for the visionary, young-at-heart, heart-healthy builder who wants a private jungle setting with easy access to Centro.  The 92 steps leading up to the property keep you heart healthy!

Do you dream of building your private jungle escape?  Do you want to build something from the ground up that will be all yours?   Lote Gildo has what you need to start on that dream.

Contact us now to start buildlng your private jungle home.


Starting in January, join us every Saturday morning for a walking tour introducing you to the places you want to know about in la Zona Romantica.


We'll grab a cup of coffee and stroll the Zona Romantica to check out new projects under construction and specialty open houses.  Get an insider's view to what moves and sells as you consider your retirement home or investment property.





Click here to put yourself on the mailing list specifically for these tours when you are in Vallarta.  We will be streaming live video so put yourself on the list and put the date on your calendar to join us virtually!


Watch this space for details starting next month.

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Other events around the Bay



Constitucion & Carranza Best Tacos de Birria
The best birria breakfast tacos on the corner of Constitucion & Venustiano Carranza
Photo Credit:  The JG Group

Dancers waiting to go on
Dancers on Dia de Los Muertos
Photo Credit:  The JG Group

Under a palapa in the rain
Sitting under a palapa on a rainy day.
Photo Credit: The JG Group
The JG Group:  Vallarta Real Estate Advisors

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