Puerto Vallarta morning coffee

Puerto Vallarta morning coffee. Extra Large. This was outside of my apartment the other day, I knew I needed to take a couple photos. This is near the river and the bridge. The other side of the bridge is Emiliano Zapata, where I had taken photos and blogged about the vegetable and meat mercados. https://mexicanbeachbum.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/puerto-vallarta-vegetable-and-meat/

This side of the bridge where these guys were, is in Caloso, where I live. Another beautiful day in PV.

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Robin Miller is a real estate agent with Prudential California Realty Vallarta Division in the South Office in downtown Puerto Vallarta.  She has been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for nearly 7 years, assisting clients with their buying and selling decisions.

Robin is a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents.
Since licensing is not a requirement in most areas of Mexico, it is extremely important that a foreign purchaser uses an AMPI member for the real estate search and purchase transaction.  AMPI members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Robin pays referral fees to anyone referring buyers!
Ask Robin, the “Mexican Beach Bum” for details about real estate in Puerto Vallarta or
Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Mexico.

See listings for sale in the Puerto Vallarta/Nuevo Vallarta/Bay of Banderas area:
Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit MLS

She can be reached at:
Prudential Office: U.S. (310)-683-0051
Skype: U.S. (602) 399-7141
Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

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AMPI Chapter Riviera Nayarita of the Puerto Vallarta Banderas Bay Region

The Puerto Vallarta area AMPI chapter called “AMPI Riviera Nayarita” held a membership meeting last week, Thursday March 21 and introduced the new Board. From left to right are:

Manuel Flores Roldán – SecretaryIMG_3470

Jonathon Smart – President

Claudio Leone – Treasurer

Fabián O’Rourke – Vice President

Alicia Camacho – Vocal

The President welcomed ideas from the membership, and is also looking for new members, since many “agents” in the
Banderas Bay area are not members of AMPI. AMPI is the Mexico real estate association “Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios”, and our chapter offers education, training, support and the tools we need to stay current with important market information, updates, everything we need to better serve and protect our clients. There are 3 chapters in the Puerto Vallarta region of Banderas Bay and we are enrolled in the official AMPI recognized MLS. Visit the AMPI Riviera Nayarita Chapter’s website: http://ampirivieranayarita.com/

Robin Miller is a real estate agent with Prudential California Realty Vallarta Division in the South Office in downtown Puerto Vallarta.  She has been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for nearly 7 years, assisting clients with their buying and selling decisions.

Robin is a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents.
Since licensing is not a requirement in most areas of Mexico, it is extremely important that a foreign purchaser uses an AMPI member for the real estate search and purchase transaction.  AMPI members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Robin pays referral fees to anyone referring buyers!
Ask Robin, the “Mexican Beach Bum” for details about real estate in Puerto Vallarta or
Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Mexico.

See listings for sale in the Puerto Vallarta/Nuevo Vallarta/Bay of Banderas area:
Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit MLS

She can be reached at:
Prudential Office: U.S. (310)-683-0051
Skype: U.S. (602) 399-7141
Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

View Homes For Sale-Click Here

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Puerto Vallarta Farmers Market

I usually work on all Saturdays at the real estate office, and never get to go see the Farmers Markets, but yesterday I was not on the schedule so I decided to go along with my new friend Beverly, and my dog Joaquina (Wa-Keena). It was a beautiful Puerto Vallarta spring day and I was so happy to be out, and enjoying all the sights and sounds of the street, the vendors, that I forgot to take pictures! I don’t know if next Saturday the market will be open, but I will go again. The office is closed for Semana Santa for a few days, so hopefully the markets are opened and I promise to take photos. Before I got to the markets, I was on the street where the market used to be on, and I was mesmerized by the tile work on the wall of the school. It looked very recent, and Beverly said it was. She is from Canada and comes here every year and she gets on the streets and learns what is going on, she found that Natasha (Natasha had the Ciabatta bakery and coffee shop across from my office) had been commissioned to create this wall of mosaic  tiles, and even mirrored tiles. She had volunteers to help, and I wish I saw this in progress, would have made for a great story. I’m sure it is somewhere online. Natasha also had a table set up selling loaves of bread from her bakery. She was selling them  fast! Did I get a photo? No! Next time I will.

On my way I took this photo of the tree in bloom, was very beautiful. The tiles look ok in these photos, but you must see them in person to see the beauty and feel the creativity.

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Robin Miller is a real estate agent with Prudential California Realty Vallarta Division in the South Office in downtown Puerto Vallarta.  She has been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for nearly 7 years, assisting clients with their buying and selling decisions.

Robin is a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents.
Since licensing is not a requirement in most areas of Mexico, it is extremely important that a foreign purchaser uses an AMPI member for the real estate search and purchase transaction.  AMPI members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Robin pays referral fees to anyone referring buyers!
Ask Robin, the “Mexican Beach Bum” for details about real estate in Puerto Vallarta or
Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Mexico.

See listings for sale in the Puerto Vallarta/Nuevo Vallarta/Bay of Banderas area:
Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit MLS

She can be reached at:
Prudential Office: U.S. (310)-683-0051
Skype: U.S. (602) 399-7141
Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

View Homes For Sale-Click Here

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Downtown Puerto Vallarta

In downtown Puerto Vallarta just above the river, and 1/2 block to the malecon, and in the heart of the markets, there is a cool looking piece of art. It is built in the wall, looks like a fountain, yet instead of water, there are plants. The tile work is beautiful and notice the ceramic iguana hanging on the wall. This is just below the one way street coming into downtown Vallarta. When you walk up the stairs to the street and look left, you will see the River Cafe.

 

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Robin Miller is a real estate agent with Prudential California Realty Vallarta Division in the South Office in downtown Puerto Vallarta.  She has been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for nearly 7 years, assisting clients with their buying and selling decisions.

Robin is a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents.
Since licensing is not a requirement in most areas of Mexico, it is extremely important that a foreign purchaser uses an AMPI member for the real estate search and purchase transaction.  AMPI members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Robin pays referral fees to anyone referring buyers!
Ask Robin, the “Mexican Beach Bum” for details about real estate in Puerto Vallarta or
Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Mexico.

See listings for sale in the Puerto Vallarta/Nuevo Vallarta/Bay of Banderas area:
Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit MLS

She can be reached at:
Prudential Office: U.S. (310)-683-0051
Skype: U.S. (602) 399-7141
Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

View Homes For Sale-Click Here

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Puerto Vallarta Vegetables and Meat

Puerto Vallarta vegetables and meat markets…
Yesterday, Sunday March 18, 2013, was the big day for me to go to the vegetable and meat market in my neighborhood. My doggy Joaquina and I walked the 3 blocks or so to the mercados. We needed to go early since they close early Sundays. This mercado is in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood. Neighborhoods are known as “Colonias”. I live in Colonia “Caloso” which is right next to “Canoas”. In the Emiliano Zapata vegetable and meat market area/mercado, there is a lavenderia (laundry), meat market (carneceria), vegetables and fruit market, restaurants, small shops selling toys and kitchen ware, a locksmith, flower shop, and more.

I went to the meat market for chicken, and the vegetable market for: cilantro, huge head of cauliflower, celery, red onions, white onions, shallots, green onions, avocados, tomatoes, radishes, lettuce, and I’m sure there was more, just don’t recall.

The chicken were 2 large legs with the thighs attached. Cost about $2. The vegetables cost about $8. Also down the street there is a fish market, the other day I got a filet that was thick and tasty, weighed about a half pound if I had to guess, that cost was about $2.50. All prices I am saying are in US dollars, for the readers understanding. I only use pesos, so I give estimates in USD.

I love the prices at these mercados. The food is fresh and tasty and great prices. It was a very busy morning! The umbrella out front is a guy selling cheese and offering samples.

Next Sunday will be another adventure, just don’t know yet what that will be.

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Robin Miller is a real estate agent with Prudential California Realty Vallarta Division in the South Office in downtown Puerto Vallarta.  She has been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for nearly 7 years, assisting clients with their buying and selling decisions.

Robin is a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents.
Since licensing is not a requirement in most areas of Mexico, it is extremely important that a foreign purchaser uses an AMPI member for the real estate search and purchase transaction.  AMPI members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Robin pays referral fees to anyone referring buyers!
Ask Robin, the “Mexican Beach Bum” for details about real estate in Puerto Vallarta or
Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Mexico.

See listings for sale in the Puerto Vallarta/Nuevo Vallarta/Bay of Banderas area:
Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit MLS

She can be reached at:
Prudential Office: U.S. (310)-683-0051
Skype: U.S. (602) 399-7141
Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

View Homes For Sale-Click Here

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Puerto Vallarta Casa Kimberly Walking Tour

???????????????????????????????Sorry for how this looks, I uploaded a bunch of photos and not sure how to arrange them, and one turned sideways. They are in order of my self guided walking tour. Have you ever lived somewhere and never took the time to go see a historical landmark? I lived in Tucson Arizona for many years and never went to the Grand Canyon. It took me moving to another state to decide to visit it. I also don’t go to the beach alot, because I know it will always be there!

That’s how I have been in Puerto Vallarta. I go to work, I go home. Rinse and repeat! I have lived in Puerto Vallarta selling real estate for 2 1/2 years and realized the time has flown by so fast and there are a few things I have not done and decided to put them on my bucket list. SO starting last Sunday, March 10th I started with my first adventure! Have you heard of “Casa Kimberly”?

In 1964, when they filmed John Huston’s Night of the Iguana movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058404/with Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Sue Lyon, Deborah Kerr. Elizabeth Taylor came to visit Richard Burton on the set, along came the Papparazzi which helped make Puerto Vallarta famous. (Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were married but not to each other)

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor had 2 homes which connected to each other with a bridge painted pink. I had always wanted to see this but either didn’t have the time, busy working or just got lazy. Turns out that when I wrote it in my notes that I WILL do this, it came to be. So my doggy “Joaquina” and I had our showers and breakfast and started the walk. I live in Caloso which is a few blocks from Gringo Gulch where Casa Kimberly is on Zaragoza Street. I took photos along the way and below are the photos, pretty much in order, and some are when I turned back to look from where I came. There were quite a few others doing the same thing. I also discovered a bridge that I will discover later, I needed to stay focused on the task at hand. I had heard that someone has been trying to rebuild the homes, but I don’t know the real story. I did see some building materials inside the gate and took a photo of it. Who really knows the what and when to the construction details.

When I turned left onto the white handrailed bridge I did take a couple photos from that, then turned back to the Casa Kimberly on Zaragoza Street plan.

After I passed Casa Kimberly and continued walking, I came to a dead end. This is a narrow road and cars did drive through, and there is a way to turn right so where you will be behind the church, but I stayed on my course. There are 2 staircases on either side of the dead end. The views were beautfiful. I chose the left stairs. There was a guy sitting in the shade, we exchanged words in Spanish, he was very sweet. At the bottom, there is a bust statue of somebody that looked famous so I took the photo and looked him up later. Don Agustin Flores Contreras, here’s more info: http://visitpuertovallarta.com/blog/2012/12/agustin-flores-contreras/  My next photos I can see the plaza near the malecon and a nice destination that I had not planned on but was a nice treat…Starbucks!!! They were having a 2 for 1 special. Was very nice to sit and relax and visit with tourists. I love Starbucks. The small cup is water for Joaquina (http://www.facebook.com/#!/joaquinathedog) and a photo shows me sharing some whipped cream on a stick with her. She loves having a treat, and she is a magnet, people love walking up to her and taking her picture and saying hello. Tomorrow, Sunday March 17, I will do another fun thing and walk along the river near the mercados and will take photos. I will also find a place for green beer for St. Patrick’s day!

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Robin Miller is a real estate agent with Prudential California Realty Vallarta Division in the South Office in downtown Puerto Vallarta.  She has been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for nearly 7 years, assisting clients with their buying and selling decisions.

Robin is a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents.
Since licensing is not a requirement in most areas of Mexico, it is extremely important that a foreign purchaser uses an AMPI member for the real estate search and purchase transaction.  AMPI members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Robin pays referral fees to anyone referring buyers!
Ask Robin, the “Mexican Beach Bum” for details about real estate in Puerto Vallarta or
Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Mexico.

See listings for sale in the Puerto Vallarta/Nuevo Vallarta/Bay of Banderas area:
Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit MLS

She can be reached at:
Prudential Office: U.S. (310)-683-0051
Skype: U.S. (602) 399-7141
Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

View Homes For Sale-Click Here

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