August 2013… Saturday 17 to Friday 23

Welcome to our current Online Version of PVMirror published by Harvest Estudio.  Please remember that our August Articles are indexed below. If you are interested in advertise with us in our Online Version, please click here. If you want to read about Puerto Vallata Local News this Week (Saturday 17 to August Friday 23)  please visit our Printed Version City Paper Website.

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Please remember that if you want to join in and share information, stories or photos of Costa Alegre, Puerto Vallarta, Banderas Bay and/or Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, please email them to: Many thanks and God bless you.


* The PVMirror Art Gallery ©:
dante_homeSummer Sale at Galleria Dante! – In the fall of 2013, we are expanding! Due to construction, our artists are temporarily offering discounts on their works. In our Estate Sale, we have works by Patrick Denoun, Federico Leon de la Vega, Alejandro Colunga, Rafael Coronel, Alejandro Mondria, Meg Munro, Vea Xiradakis and others.  Sale ends October 31st, 2013. Read more

* Painter Adventures ©:

painter_homePlaces to live, places to eat – On occasion, I get nostalgia as I remember places I have lived in. It usually happens while I eat. Food seems to have such evocative power… This morning for example, as the weather has become hot, my tummy took me to the heart of Dixie and I suddenly wished I could add some grits on my fried eggs…corn bread, black-eyed peas, okra, hush puppies and then a peach cobbler suddenly poured into my culinary memory. Read more


colibri-homeFunctional Art Part 2 – Outdoor Living – There’s a lot to be said about being outdoors in our part of the world. Marianne and I live here year round and we find that a breeze and shade are about all the air conditioning we ever need. The flowers are blooming, the birds singing and the hummingbirds constantly flit through the coleus flowers we have on the patio. It is also the best way to enjoy the natural symphony that the monsoon brings this time of yearRead more

patti-homePlay with Centerpieces and See What Fun YOU Can Have! –  We’ve done it before at the beach with shells and stones and simple candles, then again in the foothills of the Sandia Mountain with stones and crystal votive holders. Now we find ourselves with an abundant centerpiece for a magazine spread. Read more by Patti Say [New!]

* Wedding Destination Column:
Getting Married in Vallarta – Congratulations for choosing Puerto Vallarta as location for your destination wedding!! Puerto Vallarta is the premier destination for romantic, tropical weddings in Mexico. Rated by Modern Bride as the one of the most desirable destination wedding locations, so you are in the perfect place! Read more 

jal-malecon-homeBuild It and They Will Come: La Peñita’s New Malecón is “Unofficially” Open – The phrase “build it and they will come” is exactly what is happening in La Peñita these days. It has been quite a journey the last several months, as we’ve all watched with great anticipation while the new malecón in La Peñita was being constructed. Even though the official inauguration has not taken place yet, the people of La Peñita are already taking advantage of this wonderful new addition to their town. Read more by Allyson Williams

jal-picaso-homeA Reflection by Picasso – Thankfully, I found my “gift” many years ago. At first, I reveled in the discovery of how amazing it is to express your emotions through artwork. Then there was the multitude of mediums to explore. That kept me busy for years. However, the best part of finding your “gift” is truly giving it away! Read more by Jo Lorimer

jal-summer-homeSurviving the Summer in Jaltemba Bay – The Rewards & Challenges – For me, the rainy season brings both rewards and challenges, some of which I shall recount here… You be the Judge and decide which is which. Let’s begin with the glorious greening of the surrounding countryside, the cooling off effect of the rains (as temporary as that is), and the re-emergence of a number of unusual critters. Read more by Christina Stobbs

jal-surfing-homeSan Pancho Surfing – We heard there was a surfing competition happening in San Francisco, or San Pancho, on August 3-4. We waited until Sunday morning to go with our pack of dogs… three to be exact. It was a beautiful day, there was sun but also a breeze, and we knew that the surfing would be fun to watch… and the dogs would be able to have some running time on the beach. Read more by Ellaine Spivak

sanpanchobird-homeBird conservation efforts are being made at Nayarit coast region! – With over 300 species of migratory and resident bird species, the Nayarit coast is perhaps one of the world´s most bird-diverse areas; such diversity of birdlife represents aninvaluable heritage that has captivated the eye of birdwatchers for decadesRead more

jaltembarob_homeRob’s Ramblings: Don’t Forget Property Taxes! – Many folks from up-north will be paying their property tax bills over the next few weeks. In one Canadian community, the city council is dealing with double-digit tax increases to recover from the loss of a major employer/tax cash-cowRead more by Rob Erickson

jaltembacharcol_homeAn Adventure to Find the Charcoal Ovens – It was a bright and beautiful morning. I bounced out of bed with the excitement of the day that laid before me. I had been invited by Tom Plattenberger to go on an ADVENTURE, and knowing how he loves to drive up into the mountains and seek out new and different things here in this beloved country… I WAS READY!Read more by Sarah Walker


* Exploring The South Column ©:
exploring-homeDiscovering El Tuito, Mayto, and Tehuamixtle – Many locals and most tourists have never heard of these great places, just a short drive south of Puerto Vallarta. El Tuito, the most well known of the three, is only forty-five minutes on highway 200 from Vallarta. You drive through some very scenic country and a changing landscape along what is known as the palms to pines highway. Tuito is in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains and at an elevation of around 3,000 ftRead more


The PVMirror City Paper Weekly Edition:
For Local News, please visit: our Weekly PVMirror City Paper Printed Version. Or if you prefer, please click here to visit This Week (Saturday 17 to Friday 23) edition . Welcome to Puerto Vallarta!

title-mexicomirrorAmbitious Infrastructure National Plan –  President Enrique Peña Nieto announced an ambitious infrastructure development program for Mexico that will run through the end of his term in 2018, worth 4 trillion pesos, or $318 billion US dollars, which is almost twice the size of the plan implemented by the last administration. In addition, the President mentioned that the amount invested could be larger, considering the structural reforms that could be approved in the next few months. Read more by Intercam

F.A.T.C.A. Los Cabos Presentation – Read more by Intercam


* Birds of Puerto Vallarta ©:
Groove-billed Ani – (Crotophaga sulcirostris) – “Hey Petr, is there a species of a black parrot? ‘Cause I saw it – this weird black bird with a huge curved beak. Actually, there was a whole bunch of them!”  have heard this question (or similar versions of it) quite a few times since I became resident to BaderasBay several years ago. And I don’t blame the perplexed observers. The Groove-billed Ani, with its jet black body and a prominent heavy bill “decorated” with a series of deep groves, is indeed quite an unusually-looking bird. Read more

* Fishing Report Column ©:
fishing-home Monster Yellowfin Tuna, Huge Black Marlin and Dorado on Tap, August Explodes – High Season for Fishing officially is well under way and the machine is ready to start churning out Monster Yellowfin Tuna over 200 lbs at our world famous fishing grounds of Corbeteña and El Banco! Black Marlin upwards of 600 lbs will be common place this month and carry over into September. With the warm waters of summer bait moves into the bay and the general area. Read more

* Gardening in Paradise
paraiso_homeHeliconia – Tropical Spectaculars – Heliconia has many other names such as Lobster Claw, False Bird of Paradise, Parrot Heliconia and Wild Plantain. Heliconia is actually relative to the banana, and many of them exhibit banana like leaves, some narrow and some wide. While they are readily visible as cut flowers in local flower shops, these blossoms have been commercially grownRead more

* Natural Encounter
sunset_homeHave You Seen Puerto Vallarta’s Green Flashes? – Perhaps you’re among those fortunate enough to have witnessed a green flash at the instant the sun sets; however for most, they’ve only heard of the phenomenon. One such area for viewing the green flashes is Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. According to most physicists, green flashes involve physical optics as well as physiological opticsRead more


* Viewpoint Column ©:
viewpoint_homeFor Canadians Buying a Home in Mexico with a Mexican Mortgage – A visa is a requirement for lending banks and mortgage approval.  Lenders want clients to have a connection to Mexico beyond purchasing a property. They believe that by having a connection to Mexico, the client is less likely to default on the loan, and the bank is more protected.  These banks believe having migratory status is a sufficient connection to MexicoRead more

Great News!… now you can list your property for sale on our Real Estate By-Onwer.Affordable and it runs until you sell. Contact us at:


* Photo of the Week (Saturday 17 to Friday 23)

Rainy season in Puerto Vallarta ● Photo by Harvest Estudio

Rainy season in Puerto Vallarta ● Photo by Harvest Estudio


  • Please remember that if you want to join in and share information, stories or photos of Costa Alegre, Puerto Vlalarta, Banderas Bay and/or Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, please email them to: Many thanks and God bless you.

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