Timothy Real Estate Group

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

The Timothy Real Estate Group enables our clients to realize their vision for the future.  We understand and plan for their concerns and are dedicated to transforming those concerns to peace of mind and joy.

Our philosophy of transparency, integrity, and professionalism imbues our culture with a tangible sense of purpose and results in the length and depth of the quality relationships we enjoy.

Timothy Real Estate Group - An innovative company setting new standards in property sales and services has combined the most thoroughly professional and experienced talents to keep clients informed about the intricacies of Mexican real estate ownership, local real estate markets, local codes and regulations, financing, rentals and perhaps most importantly, sound analysis for every aspect of real property ownership.

With combined real property services experience of more than 35 years worth of real estate sales, accounting, management, and property services, Timothy Real Estate Group is unequaled in its professionalism and experience with foreign investors.

Why Choose Timothy Real Estate Group

It takes more than facts to make the most of each client's experience with Puerto Vallarta enjoyable and rewarding. It takes knowledge, chemistry, understanding, and accuracy. The Timothy Real Estate Group is one of the largest independent real estate brokerage firms in the Bay of Banderas, specializing in some of the finest properties available in Puerto Vallarta.

Carl Timothy, president and founder of Timothy Real Estate Group, began his career in Park City, Utah as a sales director for Sweetwater Realty from 1979 to 1981. He then moved to Beverly Hills, California where he was in the top 5% of real estate sales agents with Prudential Realty in the United States.

Carl fell in love with Puerto Vallarta and became a partner with Administradora de la Bahia/Timothy Fuller & Associates in 1999 and today Timothy Real Estate Group is one of the largest brokerage firms in Puerto Vallarta, exclusively representing some of the bay's most prestigious new developmentsand special portfolio properties in Puerto Vallarta.

Our dedicated and professional staff is supported by the highest standards of quality management, the best directed marketing and the most comprehensive advertising available. The professional representation of your property is essential in achieving a most satisfying experience with Puerto Vallarta property ownership and all the marvelous things it has to offer.

Utilizing local broker networking, satisfied client referrals, trade publications, Internet advertising and affiliations, along with our web site presence allows us to provide you with unsurpassed property sales and service representation.

When you combine extensive local knowledge and our long standing reputation for honesty and sound judgment, you have an unbeatable resource at your disposal.  You have Timothy Real Estate Group a constant leader in Puerto Vallarta real estate.

Last updated: September 13, 2017 · Partner ID: 009

Partnered for Change

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Their vision is to build the greatest botanical garden in the enchanted highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The staff is dedicated to the research and education of plant life, as well as showing the public all the beauty that nature has to offer.

'Letting Go In Puerto Vallarta' Episode of House Hunters International

Timothy Real Estate Group

Tune in Friday, June 22nd for the premiere of Timothy Real Estate Group’s latest episode on HGTV’s popular international real estate-travel series ‘House Hunters International’.

Botanical Gardens on USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice List

Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

The people have voted, and the Vallarta Botanical Garden in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, placed fourth among all botanical gardens in the prestigious 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 awards.

Celebrate a Thanksgiving Feast in the Country at Vallarta Botanical Garden

Vallarta Botanical Garden

Join us at Vallarta Botanical Gardens on Thursday, November 23th 2017 and celebrate a day in the country with a traditional Thanksgiving Feast from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm.

International Friendship Club Resumes Home Tours for 2017-2018 Season

International Friendship Club

Net proceeds from these very interesting and fun tours support the International Friendship Club's Cleft Palate Surgery Program and other charitable programs.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Needs Your Help

Vallarta Botanical Garden

TripAdvisor singled out the Botanical Garden for removal and placed us on our own page in Cabo Corrientes. However, none of the other Puerto Vallarta attractions which are also located in Cabo Corrientes have been removed from the Puerto Vallarta page.

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and News from SPCA-PV


If you can’t adopt but still want to help? Foster, sponsor, volunteer, donate, educate, network, cross-post. Help us help these wonderful creatures that are so deserving of a loving home.

Cactus & Succulent Plant Project and News from Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Upon successful completion of the Cactus and Succulent Plant Project, we will cultivate these plants to their full potential to create inspirational displays for our visitors to enjoy.

Tips for Dealing with Tropical Summer Weather in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

Rainy season in Puerto Vallarta goes from June to October but there are always variations to this schedule since it’s not manmade and the tropics can be fickle and capricious when it comes to weather.

Second Time's the Charm for Our Puerto Vallarta Honeymoon

San Diego Union Tribune

Six years later, we had yielded to the place that could have been, and turned it into the place that was. Honeymoon or not, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit still connected us.

Second Quarter 2017 Vallarta-Nayarit Real Estate Market Report

Timothy Real Estate Group

It has been a wonderful year so far filled with incredible weather, activities, theatre, concerts, parades and celebrations, and of course a busy real estate market.

Puerto Vallarta: From Mining Town to Romantic Destination

Travel Pulse

Visitors will find an amazing range of biodiversity from tropical birds to migrating whales, as well as a vibrant art scene filled with galleries, festivals and numerous public art displays.

5 Free and Inexpensive Things in Puerto Vallarta

Shermans Travel

Whether you’re an art lover or a taco aficionado, our roundup of free and inexpensive things to do will have you covered.

First Annual Puerto Vallarta Summer Mango Festival

American Legion Post 14

Enjoy various dishes of the King of Tropical Fruit provided by local restaurants and vendors. Families flock to celebrate the sweetest produce of the summer - mangoes!

Twelve of the Most Romantic Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta

Travel Pulse

Start with the right place to stay, add some daytime fun, great food, then mix with some of the best tropical sunsets on the planet and you've got the recipe for romance.

Sunday Folklorico Dancers at Vallarta Botanical Gardens Hummingbird Fest

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Tuito Folkloric Dance Group has choreographed a special hummingbird dance especially for the occasion.

2017 Hummingbird Festival Kicks-Off at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Tuito Folkloric Dance Group has choreographed a special hummingbird dance especially for the occasion and will perform it for us on opening day.

Curator's News from Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Garden

Visit the Gardens' Hacienda de Oro Restaurant for authentic Mexican food and brick-oven pizza. Hike the Gardens’ nature trails and bask in tropical mountain scenery. Experience the very best of Vallarta!

Day Tour of Botanical Gardens and Macaw Preserve

Birding San Pancho

The 11 hour tour is presented in collaboration with Birding San Pancho. By joining the tour, you are supporting a local conservation area.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Dinner Theater, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

Celebrate Earth Day at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Garden

Every day is Earth Day at the Vallarta Botanical Garden where we celebrate the natural wonders of our planet, especially its floristic diversity.

Doggy Due Diligence Into or Out of Vallarta-Nayarit

Timothy Real Estate Group

Recently at the Puerto Vallarta airport, travelers have been stopped for not having proper papers. We’ve discovered that some changes took place in January of 2017.

Don't Shop! Adopt! Companion Animal Adoptions in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

The problem of stray dogs in Puerto Vallarta has gotten better over the years; this in thanks to expat groups working with locals to set up spay and neuter clinics, promoting adoption of puppies and kittens and aging pets.

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus Presents 'The Crystal Ball'

Puerto Vallarta Gay Mens Chorus

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus (PVGMC) is proud to present its 5th annual fundraising gala on Monday, March 13, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the beautiful Casa Karma Boutique Resort!

Batavia Resident Helped Dedicate International Peace Garden in Puerto Vallarta

The Batavian

Mexico was nominated for the honor because of its substantial contributions to the UN in areas such as peaceful settlement of disputes, struggle against apartheid, promotion of disarmament and halting of climate change.

Puerto Vallarta Fat Tuesday Parade Is Coming

Timothy Real Estate Group

Round up your friends and join the festivities as Puerto Vallarta presents the Mardi Gras Carnaval and Fat Tuesday Parade on February 28.

Vallarta Botanical Garden's Bird Festival 2017

Vallarta Botanical Garden

The Puerto Vallarta region is home to a host of bird diversity with over 300 species within just an hour or so from downtown Puerto Vallarta and over 500 species within a five-hour drive from here!

Dedication of the Cheryl L. Wheeler International Peace Garden of Mexico

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Join us for the dedication activities and live music on February 16 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm at Vallarta Botanical Garden. Your participation is a step towards peace for our region and our world!

Puerto Vallarta: Get Out There and 'Panga'

Timothy Real Estate Group

For the most part, the skippers in Puerto Vallarta and their crew are very organized and harmonious, helping one another out and having a great time in the process.

Everything You Need to Know About Property Ownership at Vallarta Real Estate Fair 2017

Timothy Real Estate Group

The Fair also offers important information about living and enjoying life here in the bay. Meet talented health, wellness and lifestyle specialists. Even get tips on gardening in the tropics.

2017 Vallarta-Nayarit Property Taxes Now Due and Can Be Paid Online with a Discount


Although property taxes are much lower here than in foreign destinations they still need to be paid. The city of Puerto Vallarta has made it easy for us to pay our taxes online.

Are You Ready To Sell Your Puerto Vallarta Home in 2017?

Timothy Real Estate Group

Thankfully, Puerto Vallarta’s real estate market continues to experience year-over-year growth, sprinkling opportunity and optimism for would-be sellers.

Puerto Vallarta and the Legendary Chupacabra

Timothy Real Estate Group

Translating directly to goat sucker, Chupacabra is an evil character that dwells in several Latin American countries, as well as some states in the lower Forty-eight.

Participate in Christmas Bird Count 2016 at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

This project, organized by the Audubon Society, is the longest running and most important citizen science project in the world.

Vallarta Garden Club Lunch Celebration at the Botanical Garden

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

Bring your friends and join the Vallarta Garden Club for a wonderful holiday experience at the Botanical Garden on Tuesday, December 20 at 1:00 pm.

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Membership Meeting and Wine Reception

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

OPC and Vallarta Garden Club share a common interest in "Beautifying Vallarta" and improving the quality of life in our city. Join us on December 15 for our membership meeting and wine reception.

2016 'House Hunters International' Charity Event Breaks the Record

Timothy Real Estate Group

This year’s ‘Night Of Latin Stars’ theme event brought out some of Puerto Vallarta’s prominent players as they gathered for a night under the stars to help raise much needed funds for three Puerto Vallarta charitable and community organizations.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Wixarika Village Nayarit Expo, Motomania San Blas, White Party, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

How to Celebrate Halloween in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

We do recommend hitting the town on Halloween night in Puerto Vallarta; many local businesses have gotten into the spirit of things. Many adult costumes display a profusion of local artistry and talent.

Preview Properties Online with Timothy Real Estate's Matterport 3D Showcase Camera

Timothy Real Estate Group

The Matterport camera not only creates a complete 3D Showcase rendering and floorplan of your home, it also allows a buyer to walk through the home step by step, room by room helping them understand the property more completely.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Selected as Site for 2017 International Peace Garden

Digital Journal

The Peace Garden will be located at the Vallarta Botanical Garden along the approach to a new multi-faith chapel. Dedication is planned for February 16, 2017.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Invites You to Experience October Butterfly Month

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Here at the Vallarta Botanical Garden, October is our peak month for butterfly observation and enjoyment and is when we find them in greater abundance and diversity than any other time of the year.

International Friendship Club Resumes Home Tours for 2016-2017 Season

International Friendship Club

Our Home Tours showcase four unique homes each week ranging from small, traditional style casas to multi-million dollar beachfront condos and villas.

TREGroup Reminds Us It's Easy to Give the Gift of Life

Timothy Real Estate Group

Blood is always needed, since surgeries and accidents are daily life occurrences. There are restrictions for those willing to help the less fortunate, and we are happy to report they’ve been relaxed in the past few years in Puerto Vallarta.

Bats in Puerto Vallarta? The Good News!

Timothy Real Estate Group

Bats in Puerto Vallarta are harmless. They eat insects and fruit and we’ve never heard of one being caught in anyone’s hair; that’s another silly myth.

'House Hunters International' Puerto Vallarta Charity Event

Timothy Real Estate Group

The over-the-top event production will include spectacular fireworks, decor by the fabulous Mike Hickman, live performers and private fortune telling sessions with Mr. Mercado himself!

911 Emergency Calls Coming Soon to Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

Once the call routing phase is in place by January 3, 2017, the next phase will be the locations of fixed numbers beginning March 1, 2017, followed by the geolocation of mobile numbers on June 1.

Orchids and Bees Prepared for Broadcast - BBC Filming at Vallarta Botanical Garden

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The dramatic high-resolution productions that the BBC does so well provide excellent connections to the general public with the astonishingly resplendent phenomena of nature.

Voting from Afar: Puerto Vallarta Rocks the Vote for US Election

Timothy Real Estate Group

We agree with those in Puerto Vallarta who are intent on discussing the issue that the upcoming election in the United States is going to be one of the most important events in the history of the country.

Buying Real Estate in an Online Auction

Timothy Real Estate Group

Find a property you like. With online auctions, you can search for and bid on properties all over the country. You can even bid on multiple properties at once.

Puerto Vallarta Ocean View Villa 'Casa Chickie' Available by Online Auction

Timothy Real Estate Group

The majestic Casa Chickie rests behind iron gates and walls of bougainvillea which open onto a cobblestone driveway that takes you to an estate property full of surprises.

International Peace Garden Planned at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

It gives me great pleasure to unveil these plans to our community of garden supporters and invite your help to make this new project a reality!

Vallarta and the Fluctuating Pesos

Timothy Real Estate Group

Recently we were informed of a disgruntled tourist in Puerto Vallarta who was very unhappy regarding being shortchanged at a convenience store.

First Annual Nayarit Ocean Fest of Family Fun and Sports

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

This charitable event seeks to promote environmental preservation, family life and sports, while showcasing the natural attractions of the Bahía de Banderas.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Call to Artists

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Local and visiting artists are encouraged to submit pieces for consideration in this exhibition which will be selected by a committee of representatives from the Garden, the Mall, and the University.

Where Do You See Crocs in Puerto Vallarta?

Timothy Real Estate Group

The male American crocodile has been measured up to nearly twenty feet. That’s a big croc and if you see one, do your best to allow him as much space as possible.

'House Hunters International' 9th Edition in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

Taniel Chemsian and Timothy Real Estate Group filmed a record 9th installment that dates back to 2012 when the seaside resort destination made its first appearance on the show. Since then, HGTV and its viewers have gotten hooked!

We All Gotta Go Sometime: Finding a Bathroom in PV


There are few places left in Puerto Vallarta that requires you to always be armed with a pocketful of change to pay for toilet paper, but venture close to or outside the city limits, and it’s not changed all that much.

Bringing Medications to and from Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

There is a "controlled list" and it is likely you will need a prescription for anything included on this list, such as painkillers, tranquilizers, and some diet pills.

Exciting News for Costa Alegre - Zafiro Resort

Timothy Real Estate Group

The Zafiro Master Plan on 910 hectares of land will include an 18 hole Robert von Hagge Golf Course, 52 Villa Maison Cheval Blanc Hotel (68 rooms), 18 Cheval Blanc Branded Villas and up to 525 real estate units.

10 Unmissable Holy Week 2016 Experiences at Vallarta-Nayarit

Vallarta-Nayarit Blog

Easter week is synonym of beach, isn’t it? If you are wondering: what to do this year… Or if you are still looking for an amazing place to spend your vacation, here you have the 10 unmissable experiences for this Holy Week 2016 at Vallarta-Nayarit.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Spring Jazz Festival, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

Opening the New Chapel 'Our Lady of the Garden' on Palm Sunday

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Our blessing event will commence with a Palm Sunday Palm Walk Procession starting from the Hacienda de Oro Visitor Center's Hall of Flowers Ballroom at 1:00 pm. The blessing of the Chapel will follow at about 2:00.

Microbrews and Jazz at Vallarta Botanical Garden Beer Festival

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

On March 19 the Vallarta Botanical Garden will host local microbrewers as they pair some of their distinctive beverages with the plants and landscapes of the Garden.

Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus Presents the De Colores Benefit: An Evening at Studio 54

Puerto Vallarta Gay Mens Chorus

A spectacular occasion is planned, including a welcome cocktail party, dinner, silent auction, raffle and concert followed by dancing to the best disco music of the 70's and 80's under the stars.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Real Estate Festival, Fundraisers, Culinary and Art Fest, Taste of Lo De Marcos, Art Auction, Longboard Fest in Sayulita, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

How and Where Do I Make My 2016 Prop Tax Payment for Vallarta-Nayarit?

Timothy Real Estate Group

Taxes on real property are collected annually for the fiscal year of January through December. The process is similar for homeowners in both municipalities.

Puerto Vallarta's Hidden Gem - That's Not a Beach

The Star

Beautiful botanical garden just south of tourist hot spot offers welcome reprieve from sun and sand. The lush and beautiful Vallarta Botanical Garden is located in mountains a half-hour bus ride from Puerto Vallarta.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, New Year's Eve Celebrations, Kitty Bingo, Saturday Morning Wake Up Show, Voice of Vallarta, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit New Year's Eve 2015 Celebrations


No plans yet for New Year's Eve in Vallarta-Nayarit? Here's some options around Banderas Bay including choices to fit your style from buffet, casual, a fundraiser and elegant dining.

All You Need to Know About Property Ownership at 2016 Vallarta Real Estate Fair

Timothy Real Estate Group

Don’t miss this super opportunity for free counseling and to take advantage of these experienced professionals so that your experience with Puerto Vallarta property ownership makes this the most pleasant and rewarding experience of your life.

Christmas Sing-Along at Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

Please plan to join the Vallarta Garden Club for our first Annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along at the Botanical Gardens on Thursday, December 17 at 1:00 pm, accompanied by Bob Bruneau on piano.

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Market Report for First 3 Quarters of 2015

Timothy Real Estate Group

Across the board sales volume is up, and albeit modest the average sales price is up as well. Condominiums have done better than houses but the growth over last year is great.

Open House at Casa Chickie to be Catered by Cafe des Artistes

Timothy Real Estate Group

Timothy Real Estate Group will be hosting a delightful Open House at Casa Chickie located in the prestigious gated community of The Ridge where you will find some of Puerto Vallarta’s most stunning homes on Tuesday, December 1.

Vallarta Rallies for Less Fortunate to the South with Disaster Relief from Hurricane Patricia


Many local businesses in Puerto Vallarta are collecting donations and supplies for our less fortunate citizens to the south where Hurricane Patricia made landfall.

Taniel and HGTV Wrap Up Filming of 'Mexico Life' in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

Building on the success of hit shows Caribbean Life! and Island Life!, Mexico Life! follows everyday couples and families on their quest to find their ultimate dream home, south of the border.

Vallarta Botanical Garden's Cacao and Chocolate Fest

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Engage your taste buds, minds and imaginations for a chocoholic's dream weekend on October 17 and 18. Money may not grow on trees, but who needs that if you can grow your own chocolate?

HGTV 'House Hunters International' Puerto Vallarta Episode #6

Timothy Real Estate Group

Puerto Vallarta real estate professional Taniel Chemsian returns for his sixth appearance on HGTV’s hit series, House Hunters International, on Thursday, October 8 at 10:30 pm/9:30 Central.

When a Beachfront Vacation Turns Into an Investment Opportunity

Huffington Post

So when does a vacation turn into a long term business investment? When one is caught up in the splendor and enchantment of a vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!

International Migratory Bird Day at Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Join us at Vallarta Botanical Gardens for a day of early morning guided birding hikes on October 10 starting at 8:00 am followed by a presentation from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm about many of the wonderful migratory and resident birds of our region.

Meet Timothy Group's Taniel Chemsian, Puerto Vallarta's Top 'House Hunter'


Taniel Chemsian is a real estate agent with Timothy Real Estate Group, representing some of the finest properties and developments in Puerto Vallarta - with a reach that spans the globe from his base in this seaside Pacific Coast cobblestone community.

Puerto Vallarta Is the Most Expensive City in Mexico for Buying a House

Mexico News Daily

With an average price per square meter of 22,314 pesos, or US $1,300, Puerto Vallarta is well ahead of second-place Oaxaca, whose average price came in at 13,900 pesos.

Timothy Group Launches 'Luxe' for Highend Properties

Timothy Real Estate Group

Luxury brands are loved the world over for what they provide the consumer: sometimes status and often style. Not only that, luxury brands remind us you get what you pay for.

Puerto Vallarta Continues to Shine!

Timothy Real Estate Group

As America's baby boomers continue to age and look forward to longer and longer life spans, they are setting their sights on retirement and making their U.S. dollars last as long as possible.

Planning Meeting to Create Garden at Special Needs Children's Center


You are invited to the planning meeting at Vallarta Botanical Gardens on September 12 to help support the efforts for creating a beautiful garden area at the new facility of Casa Connor for Pasitos de Luz.

Real Estate Market Report for Puerto Vallarta's First Half of 2015

Timothy Real Estate Group

We believe that based on this data it is a great time to purchase a new property in Puerto Vallarta and that the market will continue in the right direction for quite some time.

10th National Botanical Gardens Day in Vallarta

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Vallarta Botanical Garden is celebrating National Botanical Gardens Day by offering a morning of complementary activities on July 2, 2015 beginning at 8:00 am.

USA Today Recognizes Vallarta Botanical Gardens as '10 Best That Think Beyond the Flower'

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

With USA Today’s readership of over 3 million, this type of coverage is a powerful way to send more people not just to our Garden, but for them to purposefully choose Puerto Vallarta as their next holiday destination because of its Garden Tourism appeal.

House Hunters International Episode 6 in Puerto Vallarta is a Wrap!

Timothy Real Estate Group

It’s been a fun ride for one of the largest and most respected real estate firms in Puerto Vallarta, as they not only help promote tourism but have managed to help raise much needed money to a variety of local charities through their theme party fundraisers.

Puerto Vallarta Mexico for the LGBT Eco Traveler

Purple Roofs

As cooling refreshing rains bring new life to the town, so has the gay Romantic Zone experienced new life thru recent redevelopment. The center of gay life in Puerto Vallarta is the Romantic Zone with its many gay bars and clubs.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Celebrates World Environment Day with a Sneak Peek

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens will celebrate World Environment Day by the soft opening of the new Dick and Dee Daneri Vireya Rhododendron House at 12:00 pm on Friday, June 5, 2015.

TREGROUP Reports Bay of Banderas Real Estate Market Is Booming in 2015

Timothy Real Estate Group

Most of the agencies in the bay will tell you that this season has been wonderful compared to recent years.

Get Off the Beaten Path with the Hidden Mexico Tour in Puerto Vallarta

Vallarta Adventures

You'll visit beautiful gardens, a traditional bakery, and an organic farm for a delicious lunch set in a refreshing river. Experience regional highlights that give you unique insight into the area and the lives of the residents.

IFC Education Grants Are Money Well Spent

International Friendship Club

Many tourists, seasonal residents and ex-pats that live here year 'round consider that Puerto Vallarta is a small slice of paradise. It's good to be able to share a little of our wealth with those who live here in less than idyllic conditions.

House Hunters International Returns to Puerto Vallarta Next Month

Timothy Real Estate Group

Not only has this been an incredible opportunity for the promotion of tourism in this charming coastal town along the Mexican Pacific Riviera, it has also allowed Timothy Real Estate Group an avenue to give back to the local community.

Information & Fun at the Vallarta Real Estate Fair

Timothy Real Estate Group

Hosted by Timothy Real Estate Group, Vallarta's 2015 Real Estate Fair will be held at the Rivera Molino. Join us on Saturday March 28th, 2015 from 9:00 to 2:00 for this informative and fun event.

Los Muertos Brewing Presents 'Beer Garden Funraiser' at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Los Muertos Brewing of Old Town Puerto Vallarta is sponsoring the Vallarta Beer Garden 'funraising' event with brew stations for participants to both learn about these tasty beverages and talk with Garden staff and volunteers on April 18.

Puerto Vallarta Men's Chorus Presents De Colores Dinner, Dance and Auction

Puerto Vallarta Mens Chorus

Get ready for one of PV’s most inspiring and unique events as The Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus hosts its 3rd DE COLORES fundraising gala Saturday, March 21, 6:00 pm, at Oscar’s Restaurant in the heart of Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Fair 2015 for Buyers, Sellers & Homeowners

Timothy Real Estate Group

Come and enjoy the fun with food, entertainment, photo booth, and a great opportunity to meet your neighbors. Join Timothy Real Estate Group on March 28 for free counseling and to take advantage of these experienced professionals.

International Friendship Club PV Actively Supports Many Educational Projects

International Friendship Club

The International Friendship Club supports many people and organizations in Puerto Vallarta and in addition to the Cleft Palate program some of our most important work is focused on education.

It's Time to Pay your Tax on Real Property in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

You can either make a partial payment or pay for the entire year. Should you elect to pay for the entire year by February, there is a 15% discount applied to the total amount owed.

Happy New Year from the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

Everyone living here, visiting for a few months, and of course all the businesses depending on tourism, benefit from the efforts of our 57 members and our donors. Please join us. Become a member, buy a planter tile or make a contribution.

Vallarta Bird Conservancy Announces the Annual Vallarta Bird Festival 2015

Vallarta Bird Conservancy

The tours encompass a wide variety of areas and birds, a privately owned wildlife sanctuary, scenic rural roads high in the mountains with tropical dry forest and ranchlands, little-known mangrove ecosystem in Nuevo Vallarta, and more.

Bob Price of Vallarta Botanical Gardens Guest Speaker at Garden Club Meeting

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

The Puerto Vallarta Garden Club – Beautifying Vallarta supports the mission of all other local charities by working to make Puerto Vallarta more beautiful and fostering a more vibrant and prosperous community.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Fundraisers, Open House at American School, Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival, Sailors Splash, Children of the Dump and Chamber Orchestra Concerts, Farmers Markets every day, and so much more.

Vallarta Conservatory of Orchids and Native Plants Festivities

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

The long awaited ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Vallarta Conservatory of Orchids and Native Plants happened yesterday but that's just a start to the week of festivities at Vallarta Botanical Gardens taking place from December 7-13.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens 2014 International Fireworks Festival Fundraiser

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Celebrate the holidays and support Vallarta Botanical Gardens with ringside seats for the 2014 International Fireworks Festival on Saturday, December 27 from 7:00 until 11:00 pm.

International Friendship Club Home Tours Support Cleft Palate Surgery Program

International Friendship Club

Enjoy the beauty of Puerto Vallarta by touring some of its most architecturally interesting homes. Our Home Tours showcase four unique homes each week ranging from small, traditional style casas to multi-million dollar beachfront condos and villas.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including the House Hunters International Screening Fundraiser, Tournament of Hope Basketball, Performances by Spencer Day, Kim Kuzma, Charity Bingo, Farmers Markets every day, and so much more.

News Flash: 'Gilligans Island' Castaways Found in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

This year's fabulous fundraiser benefits some of Puerto Vallarta's most needy charities including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Becas Vallarta (Student Scholarships), Vallarta Botanical Gardens and the Asilo San Juan de Diego (Senior Assisted Living Center).

Good News for Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

Timothy Real Estate Group explains the good news for Buyers and Sellers regarding RFC's and CURPs in sales transactions and modification to the new Fiscal Reform.

Should the Vallarta Orchid Conservatory be Renamed?

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Some already love the name, "Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids," while others are suggesting alternatives. We’re not yet locked into any particular name, so please send us your recommendations.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Orchid Conservatory Wins Award from 'Gardens Without Limits'

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The new Orchid Conservatory at VBG has just received the "Initiative of the Year Award," specifically for the success of the project, from Jardins San Limites in Metz, France.

7 Off-the-Tourist-Track Activities in Puerto Vallarta

Savoir Faire Abroad

Snuggled between the mountains and the ocean, Puerto Vallarta is more than sandy beaches, salty ocean water, seafood, and margaritas. The city is also full of charm, character, and interesting things to do that are off-the-tourist track.

Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

While Thanksgiving in Canada is traditionally celebrated on the second Monday of October, we’re putting the turkey in the oven a day earlier on October 12 as we’ve got something else planned for our Maple leaf loving friends for the following day.

Get Your Tickets for House Hunters International Charity Benefit at Mantamar Beach Club


The Vallarta Botanical Garden has been selected as one of the four beneficiaries to share the proceeds of the upcoming House Hunters International screening and charity event.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Offers a Flock of Activities for International Migratory Bird Day

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Vallarta Botanical Garden has been generously supplied with great educational materials for our own International Migratory Bird Day Event on October 11th from our friends at Environment for the Americas.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Education & Volunteer Program Report

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

August was an exciting month - not just because of our Avocado and Rainforest Festivals - but because I was able to organize a summer course in my new hometown of El Tuito in a collaboration through the Garden and Mexico's Park Service.

Alexander Von Humboldt Birthday Celebration & Golden Oak Award at VBG

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

This year we are pairing Alexander Von Humboldt's birthday celebration with our annual Golden Oak Award Ceremony for modern-day environmental heroes serving the Cabo Corrientes, Puerto Vallarta, and Bahia de Banderas communities.

Real Estate Trends in South Shores of Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

The beautiful area of South Shore is located a few minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta and includes the Colonias of Amapas, Conchas Chinas and all the way to Mismaloya. It is a very desirable area because the highway runs along the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens on the Map in a Serious New Google Way

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Imagine being able to surf the web for a virtual tour of the Vallarta Botanical Garden. Didn’t have a chance to hike the whole Jaguar trail during your last trip? Soon you will be able to experience it without breaking a sweat.

House Hunters International: Puerto Vallarta Episode 4 Premiere Air Date Announced

Timothy Real Estate Group

After long and stressful careers in Portland, Oregon, the Espinosas are retiring in the Latin city they love, but the dream of living in Puerto Vallarta means two very different things to Jorge and Jeannette.

Vallarta Botanical Garden's Cacao & Vanilla Fest

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Take a trip to the Rainforest to celebrate these two globally important plant species, vanilla and chocolate, native to the rainforests of Mexico are being celebrated now until the end of the month at the Botanical Garden.

House Hunters International Second Vallarta Charity Event

Timothy Real Estate Group

Timothy Real Estate Group's second House Hunters International screening and charity fundraiser event will take place on Monday, November 24th, at the Mantamar Beach Club on Los Muertos Beach. The theme is going to be "Gilligan’s Island."

Bella Travel Network Shares Top Attractions in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

PR Web

With so many free and interesting things to do in Puerto Vallarta, Bella Travel Network is confident the visitors will certainly find something exciting to do this summer.

Art Exhibition by Esperanza Gama at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Not only have we at the Garden become instant fans of Esperanza's unique style and stunning work, we were delighted to learn about the importance of Mexican native plants incorporated into her distinctive pieces.

Main Stairway Dedication at the Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

For those who will be around on July 26th, please join us at Vallarta Botanical Gardens in the dedication of this new facility’s main stairway in memory of the late Mexican orchid researcher Roberto Gonzalez Tamayo.

First Quarter 2014 Vallarta Real Estate Market Report

Timothy Real Estate Group

I heard many times this winter that Puerto Vallarta has seen some very nice changes to the area and that people were pleasantly pleased with their vacation experience. Puerto Vallarta continues to be a beautiful place to visit and even better to call home.

Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids Construction Progress

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Even before construction is over we’ve set our sights towards fundraising for this next phase along with the conservatory’s first year operational budget and the completion of the new orchid laboratory at Vallarta Botanical Gardens.

World Environment Day at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Join us on June 5 for our Bird and Epiphyte Discovery Hike and celebrate the wonders of our environment at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens during a special morning of guided bird and plant observation.

TREGROUP/HEVA Partnership Means Excellent Opportunities for Investors


Timothy Real Estate has been selected by HEVA Group to represent their world-class projects around Banderas Bay. As a result, some incredible opportunities are coming your way!

Mother's Day Breakfast, Brunch and Dinners in Vallarta-Nayarit


Mother's Day in Mexico is celebrated each year on May 10 and in the US and Canada this year on May 11. We've put together some restaurants that will be serving special meals for Moms.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit


Even though the high season is winding down, there are still plenty of events and festivities happening this week in Vallarta-Nayarit including Fandango, Beach Volleyball Tournament, the Bugambilia Festival, Salsa & Mambo Fest, Cinderella, and a lot more.

Timothy Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta Joins Leverage Global Partners

Timothy Real Estate Group

As a member of Leverage, Timothy Real Estate Group will be promoted as the sole representative for the Puerto Vallarta area with all contact and inquiries being directed to the company’s President Carl Timothy.

Santa Barbara & Puerto Vallarta Sister Cities Gardens Celebrations

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens and Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens celebrate this relationship as “Sister Cities Gardens” through cross-promotion of their organizations and reciprocal entry offerings to their members.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens & Peace Corps: Students Learn About Orchid Conservation

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the US government with a mission to promote peace and friendship while helping others. The volunteer who will be working with us will be focused on environmental education and conservation.

Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids Construction Progress

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Progress so far on the new Orchid Conservatory at Vallarta Botanical Gardens includes leveling of the site, delivery of materials, and installation of steel and concrete for the building’s columns. We invite you to contribute to the legacy.

2014 Vallarta Real Estate Fair a Big Hit!

Timothy Real Estate Group

Sponsored by Timothy Real Estate Group, the event gathered local professionals, providing their services in fields such as health care, home owners and health insurance, mortgages, interior design, landscaping, financial investments, and more.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the Charro Carnival, Blond Gypsies, Simply Barbra, Meet the Author, Just Desserts Who-Dun-It, PV Birding Fest, Cheerleader Championship, SUP Classic, and a lot more.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the Flower & Garden Show, Bourbon Street Barbeque Fundraiser, Charro Championships, Academy Awards Movie Screenings, Gala Oscar Awards Party, and a lot more.

Sixth Annual Vallarta Flower and Garden Show at the Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The show will be filled with garden and floral related demonstrations, activities, and stands featuring vendors from all over the Vallarta area. Enjoy a full week at Vallarta Botanical Gardens from February 21 until March 2, 2014.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week. Senator Tom Hayden is in town, Paws for the Cause and Children with Cancer fundraisers, Alberto Mejia in Concert, Mass Appeal theater event, and a lot more.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


There a lot going on this week in Vallarta-Nayarit including Medical Matters, performances by Kinsey Sicks, Style Show Luncheon, all the Valentine's Day happenings, Alberto Mejia in Concert, Real Estate Fair, American Legion Poker Tour, and more.

Member Appreciation at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Our "Salute to Vallarta!" is the Vallarta Botanical Gardens' member-appreciation event, complimentary to all of our members. Not a member? Join us for the day on February 4 and become a member of our VBG family.

International Friendship Club Tours Off to a Great Start in 2014

International Friendship Club

The tours raise money to support the IFC Cleft Palate Surgery Program here in the Banderas Bay area. Right now there are approximately 200 patients from newborn to age 18 who are being treated in the IFC program.

Timothy Real Estate Group in Puerto Vallarta Goes Mobile

Mijo! Brands

The newly launched site offers some exciting features to allow home buyers and sellers to gain insight and information about the Puerto Vallarta real estate market quickly and easily.

Real Estate Fair 2014 in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

Join Timothy Real Estate Group and this year's All Star professionals on February 15 to answer questions about home ownership, financing, maximizing your investment and many other related topics that affect both national and foreign residents.

Sierra del Mar Privileged Residential Community Open Houses

Timothy Real Estate Group

Timothy Real Estate Group announces the unique opportunity to visit and view 10 beautiful estate property homes in the exclusive Sierra del Mar Gated Community on Friday, January 17th, that will be open to the public from 2:00 until 5:00 pm.

PV International Birding Festival to Kick Off at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Bird Festival

The Festival is hosted by the Vallarta Bird Conservancy and will kick off on March 6 at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. Four action packed days of birding and nature walks with expert guides in unique habitats will be sure to satisfy even the most advanced birders.

New Year's Resolution Pig Roast at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

We will have a special menu for this special day including the roast pig and all the trimmings you would expect on January 2. Set your taste buds and your resolutions on the same day.

Build Your Custom Dream Home in Puerto Vallarta With LGBT Professionals


With perfect weather, an affordable cost-of-living and a vibrant LGBT community, who doesn't want to live in Puerto Vallarta? And if you've been searching for your perfect dream home but can't find just the right property to fit your vision, maybe it's time to consider custom building.

Breaking News Weather Report: Puerto Vallarta is 'Sunned In'

Love Going Social/TreGroup

Just heard on the news that Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, could be 'Sunned In' for the next month or 2. Residents are urged to hunker down at the nearest beach and Palapa bar for the next few days and until they hear further instructions.

Vallarta Orchid Conservatory Fundraiser at VBG

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The generous donors who have sponsored the matching-gift program wish to join us in thanking all who have contributed to this project so far and to encourage those who have not yet contributed to do so during this unique window of opportunity.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the Lady of Guadalupe Festival, PuRR Project Kitty Bingo, Funny Bones Fundraiser, Chili Cook-Off & Taste of Nuevo Vallarta and lots more.

Where to Gobble Your Turkey in Vallarta-Nayarit for American Thanksgiving 2013


We've done all the work for you in researching the restaurants in Vallarta-Nayarit who will be serving Traditional Thanksgiving Dinners on Thursday, November 28, including all around Banderas Bay from Cabo Corrientes north to the charming town of Chacala in Riviera Nayarit.

Puerto Vallarta Market Forecast Q & A With Timothy Real Estate Group


As a busy season in Puerto Vallarta gets underway, I sat down with Taniel Chemsian from the Timothy Real Estate Group for a quick one-on-one Q & A about the present market and expectations for the upcoming season.

Third House Hunters International Episode Filmed in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

It’s a wrap…again! Timothy Real Estate Group just finished filming yet another episode this past August for one of the top rated television shows for Home & Garden Television (HGTV).

Vallarta Botanical Gardens: A Must-See Attraction in Puerto Vallarta


The Vallarta Botanical Gardens is a must-see stop for any visitor to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's most popular gay destination. The 20-acre rainforest sanctuary includes a wonderful restaurant and beautiful gardens and walking paths.

3 Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving in Puerto Vallarta

Gay Star News

Ditch the turkey and Black Friday stampedes. Come to a five-day gay and lesbian culture festival held on one of Mexico’s most beautiful beaches from November 27 until December 1, 2013.

Men's Chorus Presents Dine Out in Puerto Vallarta and Two Free Concerts

Puerto Vallarta Mens Chorus

The Puerto Vallarta Men's Chorus is proud to announce a two week cultural event which will include Dine Out on Tuesday, November 5, and November 12. Two free concerts will be presented on Sunday, November 3 and November 17.

PV Botanical Gardens 2014 Calendar Now Available

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The 2014 Calendar celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Night of the Iguana, the movie that made Puerto Vallarta famous. These make great holiday gift items, so consider purchasing several for the upcoming holiday season.

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Market Report for Third Quarter 2013


Generally speaking the average sales prices have remained on the lower side when compared to US pre-recession values but we have had much more activity at the higher end of the market that has been great to see.

Vallarta's Peak Butterfly Season Begins

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Butterflies return to the stage at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens in a big way during September and increase in numbers and varieties of species until their peak viewing season in November.

A Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Agent's Opinion of the 2013 Real Estate Market


The average price condo sale last quarter of 2011 was $318,000. Average price condo sale last quarter 2012 was $424,000. I believe the average price condo sale for the last quarter of this year will be over $500,000.

David and Andrea - Filming For House Hunters International in Puerto Vallarta


Questions and answers about the experiences of David & Andrea in finding their dream property in Vallarta with the help of Taniel Chemsian from Timothy Real Estate Group. The episode was aired several times on HGTV this summer.

Purchasing Our Dream Property In Puerto Vallarta


We weren't sure about much when our journey began, like whether we wanted a house or condo or what part of town and more. But with Taniel's patience, professionalism, flexibility and positive attitude everything seemed to fall into place.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Named in 'Top 10 Gardens in North America Worth Traveling For'

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Canadian Garden Tourism Conference confirmed what we have already known to be true: a visit to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens is a world-class experience and well worth the travel.

Rain Forest Environmental and Conservation Festival at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

On kick-off day, Sunday, August 18, come and join the other groups of Puerto Vallarta that also have an impact on the environment and conservation. This day is Free Admission all day!!!

Summer Solstice & Ladies That Lunch at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

June is an exciting month at VBG. Join us on June 21 for our Ritual Ceremony of the Summer Solstice. June Bloom is our theme for this month's Ladies That Lunch on June 23.

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Market Update for First Half of 2013


What's new for the Timothy Real Estate Group office in 2013 are a number of full asking price offers and even an over asking price sale. We've had a good start to 2013 with the most reported sales volume in the Bay for the first 6 months and with the most listing inventory available from an agency.

US Peace Corps Volunteers Visit Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens were recently visited by several volunteers from the Peace Corps and Angel Pineda, the Mexican Director of this US-based organization whose work throughout the world goes a long way to helping important humanitarian and environmental causes.

Developer of Rivera Molino Condos in Old Town Vallarta Slashes Prices

Timothy Real Estate Group

The Timothy Real Estate Group is excited to announce that our buyers can now purchase a new condominium less than one block from Los Muertos Beach with all amenities, including a deeded underground parking space, for only $154,500 USD.

June Happenings In and Around Puerto Vallarta

Galeria Vallarta

Barbara Peters from Galeria Vallarta shares a glimpse into some of the great events happening around town this month. Summer is a great time to visit Puerto Vallarta.

Worldwide Online Internet Auction: Casa Los Mangos in Puerto Vallarta


AuctionPoint reveals many advantages of buying property via an online auction. Efficiency, transparency and value are top of the list along with motivated sellers & tremendous opportunities for buyers.

House Hunters International Returns to Puerto Vallarta


Timothy Real Estate Group and Taniel Chemsian return as they guide the new buyers on their quest to purchase a new home in this gorgeous tropical beach town. The show is scheduled to air on HGTV on June 6 & July 26, 2013.

An Afternoon With the Women of Vallarta at VBG

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

As part of our Mother's Day tribute in saluting our special women, join us at Vallarta Botanical Gardens on May 9 for our celebration of "Here's to the Ladies That Lunch."

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Celebrates Earth Day and Vanilla Blossom Expo

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Join us on April 22 at VBG to celebrate International Mother Earth Day. Considering what it provides to us humans, and how our heedless activities are changing the environment, spending a little time celebrating our planet is only right.

Charities Announced to Benefit from Vallarta's 2013 Altruism Festival

U.S. Consular Agency Vallarta

Twenty-four of our local charity and non-profit organizations in Banderas Bay have been announced to participate and benefit from Puerto Vallarta's largest fundraising event of the year to take place on Sunday, May 5.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Warns About Buying Wild Orchids off the Street

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Although it may be tempting to buy orchids cheaply from street vendors, please bear in mind that such purchases are not only illegal but highly unethical, as they diminish our local biodiversity and natural splendor.

9th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 24 Local Charities


This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2013, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

Magnolia Vallartensis Named Official Flower of Puerto Vallarta

Vallarta Opina

The new species of Magnolia is a sample of the botanical wealth that can be seen in this region and in the future will be uniquely identified as the flower of Vallarta, as the Agave and Coconut Palm are identified with the State of Jalisco.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Presents the First Yoga Weekend

Yoga Vallarta

Classes will be taught by top instructors from the area, giving you a chance to compare styles. They will be suitable for practitioners from beginning to advanced levels — even for children! Join us for the weekend on March 23 & 24.

Garden Tourism Congress Recognizes Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens has been unanimously elected as a "Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For In 2013" by an international jury made up of garden tourism leaders from Canada, the United States and Europe.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Leads the Charge in Saving Endangered Military Macaws

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

An old hollow pine in the mountains between the Vallarta Botanical Gardens and the town of El Tuito was home to two families of Military Macaws until poachers cut it down in early January. The chicks that survived the fall were most likely sold as pets on the black market.

'Let it Ride' Showcase Presented by the Vallarta Motorcycle Club

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Enjoy the day of Thursday, March 21, at Vallarta Botanical Gardens with photo ops on the bikes, a stroll thru the Gardens, and perhaps a stop at the Hacienda de Oro Restaurant for lunch. If you have a bike... ride it up!

Not Ready to Retire? Check Out Bed & Breakfast Opportunities in Puerto Vallarta


Ready to live in paradise but not ready to stop working all together? A bed and breakfast might be the perfect opportunity for you to have the best of both worlds.

Fifth Annual Flower and Garden Show at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Organizers and volunteers at Vallarta Botanical Gardens are busy preparing for the 2013 Flower and Garden Show to be held this year from February 22 until March 3, when the native and exotic flower collections will be in peak bloom.

Some Options for Valentine's Day Dining in Puerto Vallarta


Whether you prefer casual or elegant for that special Valentine's Day celebration in Puerto Vallarta, there are plenty of incredible restaurants to share the fun and romance with your loved ones.

Join Us for the 2nd Annual Vallarta Bird Festival


Hosted by the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, this 4 day event will feature guided tours, presentations, and lectures for a wonderful opportunity to view, learn and enjoy the wonderful birds in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo Corrientes area.

Get All Your Questions Answered at Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Fair


Don't miss this super opportunity on March 2 for free counseling and take advantage of these experienced professionals so that your experience in Puerto Vallarta home ownership makes this the most pleasant and rewarding experience of your life.

'Salute to Vallarta!' Member Appreciation Day at VBG

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens presents our new member-appreciation event that is complimentary to all of our members who are welcome to join us on Tuesday, February 5, from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. This event replaces our former member-appreciation event, La Noche de las Luminarias.

How to Minimize Capital Gains Tax in Mexico


Timothy Real Estate Group in Puerto Vallarta suggests one way to cut your Capital Gains Tax when selling your property in Mexico. An "Upgrade Appraisal – Avaluo De Mejoras" can dramatically help you save some tax liability.

Your Mexico Property Taxes Are Due Again


It is that time of year again and the 2013 property taxes are due on your Mexico properties. They have become easier to pay for foreign owners with the addition of an online system for Puerto Vallarta owners.

Bougainvillea Festival in the Works by Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

We hope to make PV the Bougainvillea Capital of the World. Our first annual Bougainvillea Festival, in coordination with Restaurant Week, will be May 17-24, 2013. Join us in our upcoming planning events.

'Last Supper' at Vallarta Botanical Garden's End of Days Celebration

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Enjoy our special 'End-of-the-World' cocktails, delight yourself with one 'last supper' in the Hacienda de Oro and sit back with a view to the end on December 21! What better place to meet the End of Days than in the beautiful Vallarta Botanical Gardens?

Spending Your Holidays in Puerto Vallarta With Fiestas and Fun


December is a busy and fun time of year here in Puerto Vallarta and a great time to be here. From the wonderful fiestas to the arrival of the whales in town, there is always something to do with a nonstop ride of families, fiestas, and fun.

Why are our Poinsettias Called Nochebuenas Here in Mexico?

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens has opened up a Question & Answer opportunity regarding those curious about gardening or botanical questions titled "Tropical Gardening Q & A." Here's some insight about the poinsettias in Mexico.

Selling Our Business In Puerto Vallarta


After making the difficult decision to sell our business, it was important for both of us to find a professional and reputable realtor in Puerto Vallarta that we could connect with; someone with the same passionate intensity, honesty, discipline and drive for success.

Two Minutes with Bob Price of Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Virtual Vallarta

Virtual Vallarta took a quick detour to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens this past weekend, where Founder/Curator Bob Price shared with us how he started this important Puerto Vallarta landmark, along with some of the many activities that visitors can enjoy there.

Mortgages for Foreigners in Mexico are Once Again Closing with MEXLend


MEXLend, an industry-leading Mexican mortgage brokerage, is proud to announce that they have begun closing loans under their new Passport to Mexico Program. This program offers mortgages specifically targeted for foreigners, in particular, US and Canadian citizens who are buying property in Mexico.

House Hunters International Returns to Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

They did a great job at showing how beautiful Puerto Vallarta is and it's a great place to buy properties. Our Timothy Real Estate Group Agent, Taniel Chemsian, starred in both episodes and in this interview talks about the whole experience.

The Spectacular Rebirth of Puerto Vallarta's Lazaro Cardenas Park


When my sisters were forced to move their bookstore/cafe from the corner of Olas Altas and Manuel M. Dieguez to the other side of Lazaro Cardenas Park, under and next to the Hotel Eloisa, I thought all was lost.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Welcomes Visitors from Our Sister City of Santa Barbara

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

We're happy to announce that the Vallarta Botanical Gardens and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden have set up a reciprocal visitation program as the first step in what we hope will blossom into a long friendship.

Eight Ways to Alienate Your Real Estate Agent


Even the best intentions sometimes don't mean the best results but Loyalty, Confidence, and Trust in your real estate agent will create an atmosphere where you will get the most service. Always look for an AMPI member in Puerto Vallarta.

PV Garden Club Announces Bougainvillea Festival

Virtual Vallarta

The long-anticipated 2013 Bougainvillea Festival has been officially announced by the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club and is scheduled to take place May 17 - 24, 2013.

10 Things To know When Buying a Vacation Home


Buying a vacation property is one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself or your family. Here are 10 things you need to know.

Humboldt Celebration at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

On September 14-16, 2012, the Gardens will celebrate the legacy of Alexander von Humboldt, the great German explorer who is credited with completing Mexico's first botanical surveys in a modern scientific manner.

Cool Things To Do This Weekend Around Puerto Vallarta


There is plenty going on this weekend in the Banderas Bay area including the Friday evening BBQ at St. Regis, Grand Opening Party at the Hard Rock Vallarta, Cocoa and Vanilla Festival, Summer Dreams Fashion Show, Embracing the Unknown art exhibition, SETAC HIV AIDS Brigade and the Sunday PEACE beach clean-up.

Getting to Know the Jungle Around Puerto Vallarta


The Vallarta Botanical Gardens are a must-see, no matter where you find yourself in Mexico. The place is located 24 kilometers south of Puerto Vallarta, right on Palms-to-Pines coastal highway 200.

2nd Annual Vallarta Bird Conservancy and Festival


Sponsored by Vallarta Bird Conservancy, the 2nd annual Festival will be held at Vallarta's Botanical Gardens on March 7 through March 10, 2013. Save the date and register early for a 50% discount.

Rainforest Cocoa and Vanilla Celebration at Botanical Gardens

PV Mirror

Each year, the entire month of August is celebrated at Vallarta Botanical Gardens with their Rainforest Cocoa and Vanilla Celebration. Enjoy a specially prepared luncheon at the famous Hacienda de Oro Restaurant incorporating ingredients grown at the Gardens.

Summer Campers Present "We Are Atlas"

Virtual Vallarta

This colorful, immersive, theatrical journey will carry you through the grounds of the lush Vallarta Botanical Gardens, while raising vital questions about our responsibility to our environment, our community, and ourselves. Performance will be presented by the Terra Firma Summer Camp on August 3.

Mexican Peso Loans for US and Canadian Citizens

Timothy Real Estate Group

The temporary suspension of US dollar loan programs for US and Canadian Citizens means that existing and emerging Mexican Peso mortgage programs make more sense for foreign buyers.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Real Estate Prices First Six Months of 2012

Timothy Real Estate Group

Although not representative of all the activity we have had in the Banderas Bay area of Puerto Vallarta, I think these numbers from our MLS system show what the trend has been for the first 6 months of this year compared to all of last year.

House Hunters Charity Event in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

The House Hunters Charity Fundraiser event held May 28th at Daiquiri Dicks beachfront restaurant had an Old Hollywood theme. Becas Vallarta, The Navy League Toys for Tots, and Asilo San Juan Diego were all chosen as beneficiaries for the screening event.

Timothy Real Estate Group Vallarta Market Report

Timothy Real Estate Group

The Timothy Real Estate Group in Puerto Vallarta is thrilled by the direction the market is taking and would say things are good considering properties are selling - at about one home a day.

Terra Firma Summer Camp at Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

From July 16 to August 10, 2012, the Terra Firma Summer Camp at Vallarta Botanical Gardens offers campers ages 13-17 the opportunity to spend the summer discovering new possibilities for the world we live in.

House Hunters International Screening Event Fundraiser

Timothy Real Estate Group

Timothy Real Estate Group invites you to a screening of the recent House Hunters International episode filmed in Puerto Vallarta and decided to hold a charity fundraiser event to give back to the community. They hope to see you on May 28.

8th International Altruism Festival

CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa

CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa is once again the proud sponsor of the 8th International Altruism Festival in Puerto Vallarta. This gastronomic and cultural event creates awareness among the population to support those who need it the most.

Garden Club Makes PV Even More Beautiful

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Puerto Vallarta Garden Club has raised the money for these plantings through annual membership dues and sales of planter sponsorships. Sponsors can choose the wording on a tile affixed to a planter-box.

Flower and Garden Show at VBG

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens is hosting its fourth annual Flower and Garden Show from March 25 to March 30, filled with garden and floral related demonstrations, activities, a photo contest, vendors and the Capomo Festival.

PV International Birding Festival

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Four action-packed days of birding and nature walks with expert guides in unique habitats will be sure to satisfy even the most advanced birders, and lectures from local and international authorities on birding related topics will round out the festival.

BoZo Tour of Gardens and Vallarta Zoo

International Friendship Club

A very special trip is being planned for Tuesday, March 6, to visit the Botanical Gardens and the Puerto Vallarta Zoo, hence the name BoZo. Proceeds go the International Friendship Club Cleft Palate Program and other IFC Charities.

Noche de las Luminarias at Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

You will not want to miss this special night. The Garden grounds will be decorated with over a thousand candles, torches, and Christmas lights for a magical night filled food, drink, live entertainment and dancing.

RISE for Hope 2012 Fundraiser

Food by Seth

Hundreds of people will be walking down the red carpet at the Puerto Vallarta American School to once again support the Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza (RISE) at the annual RISE for Hope event on February 11.

The Children of The Refugio Cookbook 2012

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The cookbook is a collection of recipes from restaurants as well as community members. All profits from the sale of this publication will be split between RISE and the Botanical Gardens.

Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens Reviewed


This garden heavily depends on donations and volunteer labor. You will notice delightful influences provided by the year-round and winter Puerto Vallarta expatriate community and others.

Botanical Gardens December Newsletter

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

It is a sad reflection on our modern priorities that the average American child is now able to identify more than 100 corporate logos yet often fewer than 10 local plants from the region in which he lives.

Real Estate Continues to Rise in Mexico, Unaffected By Fears of US Protectionist Pledges

Frontera News

Among the emerging markets), Mexican real estate has been doing exceptionally well so far this year. From a valuation perspective, Mexican real estate equity is relatively inexpensive at 8.65 times price-to-earnings.

Mazatlan Seeing Surge in Real Estate Demand from US & Canadian Markets

Estrella del Mar

Given the current standing of Mexico’s currency combined with the continuing renaissance of Mazatlan, Mexico, more and more Americans and Canadians are making a lifestyle decision to purchase real estate in this colonial city on the ocean.

Own a Home in Mexico's Most Popular Expat Spot for Less Than 70 Grand

International Living

No matter the season, it always feels like spring to me here on the sunny shores of Lake Chapala. And with today’s favorable peso to dollar exchange, this an affordable time to be in Mexico.

Realtors Association Says Interest in Mexico Was Three Times Greater Last Year

Mexico News Daily

Data released by the National Association of Realtors shows that 13% of prospective buyers of properties outside the United States wanted to buy in Mexico.

UNAM Study Reveals That Adequate Housing Remains a Challenge in Mexico

Mexico News Daily

A study by the National Autonomous University of Mexico offers a snapshot of housing, revealing deficiencies and inadequacies.

Weak Peso Boosts Mexico Real Estate Sales in USD

Investment Properties Mexico

Property owners in Mexico are increasingly opting to value their real estate holdings using U.S. dollars instead of in pesos as a strategic move to protect properties from the peso’s depreciation against the dollar.

Hotel Construction Is Booming in Mexico, Caribbean


The Caribbean-Mexico region is seeing a big jump in hotel construction, according to the latest report from STR.

Renting Versus Buying: Which Is Best for a Foreigner Moving to Mexico?

TOP Mexico Real Estate

Renting or buying? This is a common question among foreigners moving to Mexico. Experts in relocation and expat websites always suggest renting for a certain period of time; this will allow you to have a sense of the city or neighborhood before jumping into buying a property.

Buying a Home: The Sad Truth About 'Investing' in Homeownership


In the second quarter of this year, home ownership rates in the United States fell to their lowest level in more than 50 years. Nearly 40 countries on three continents – including China, Singapore, Mexico and Brazil – have higher home ownership rates.

Three Years After Housing Implosion, Mexico Risks Suffering Another Mess


Three years after Mexico’s housing crisis wiped out $4 billion in stocks and bonds, the industry risks another downturn.

Investors in Donald Trump's Failed Baja Oceanfront Resort Project Speak Out


Condo buyers weren’t the only ones disappointed when the Trump Ocean Resort Baja Mexico failed. The real estate community in Tijuana and Rosarito also was hurt.

Should Expats in Mexico Get Involved in Political and Civil Matters?

Timothy Real Estate Group

Making statements about politicians, protesting the treatment of animals, getting involved in labor disputes are all precarious pastimes for some Expats living in Mexico and there have been many who have left with a one-way ticket and stories to tell.

Homesnap's New App Lets Buyers Search Home Listings on Their TV

The Washington Post

While users have become accustomed to using Homesnap's app to find out about homes with the snap of a photo from their phones, the Apple TV app now allows users to sync their phone and TV.

Short-Term Versus Long-Term Rental of Your Investment Property in Mexico

The Yucatan Times

One of the things to consider after you have purchased property in Mexico is whether you´d like to rent it out. The question invariably leads to whether you should look at short-term or long-term rentals as the way to go.

Arround the Globe, Luxury-Home Sales Are Getting a Reality Check

Associated Press

The global luxury housing market lost some of its sheen last year as financial markets became unsettled and many wealthy buyers began to look for less expensive homes.

Strong Dollar Makes It a Good Time to Buy in Mexico


If you receive your income in U.S. dollars, and you're already living in Mexico, you have a substantially lower cost of living. If you're thinking about moving to Mexico but don't know if your costs will be low enough, that can be an incentive to relocate.

September Brings New Fiscal Rules for Buying or Selling Real Estate in Mexico

Timothy Real Estate Group

Regardless of nationality, a new resolution that will go into effect on September 1st, will affect all buyers and sellers of real property in Mexico. Here's how.

Green: Not Just the Color of Mexico's Christmas Trees


On the outskirts of Mexico City, at a plantation called El Pinar de la CIMA, people are finding truly "green" Christmas trees. That is, trees that are part of a multi-decade government conservation program.

Watch Earth's Forests Disappear Before Your Eyes


Want to see exactly how awful deforestation really is? You actually do - because this video is as mesmerizing to watch as it is alarming to comprehend.

Internal Revenue Service Offers Good News for US Citizens Owning Property in Mexico

World Property Channel

A recently announced ruling by the Internal Revenue Service could save U.S. citizens buying homes in Mexico thousands of dollars and endless headaches.

Big Changes on the Horizon for Americans Buying Mexico Real Estate


On April 3 this year, the PRI and the PAN submitted a bill proposing to amend section I of Article 27 of the Mexican Constitution to allow foreigners to own land.

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