Galvan Real Estate and Services

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

Discover Lo de Marcos, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (Promovision)

Galván Real Estate is the premiere Real Estate Company in the Northern part of the Riviera Nayarit. We specialize in modern marketing of Real Estate. Our goal is to incorporate cutting edge Internet Social Media Marketing with our traditional marketing plan to expand our reach and the exposure that your property will receive.

One of the great benefits of working with Galván Real Estate andServices is the tremendous exposure to the world through Internet Marketing for your listing.

Galván Real Estate, one of the real estate industry’s most engergetic companies, is unique in that it is very active on multiple avenues on the Internet including Linkedin, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Facebook and more. No other real estate company provides properties greater exposure to potential Buyers.

Galván Real Estate and Services has the most extensive real estate web presence in the Banderas Bay, Riviera Nayarit and Mexico. Our site has a “top 10” listing in most major search engines for Riviera Nayarit Real Estate. Our site is also linked to Real Estate Online portals in the United States, Dubai and Canada, assuring that an enormous universe of potential Buyers will be introduced to your property.

Here are a few items which make our firm unique among other Riviera Nayarit agencies:

• A solid track record in the real estate business in Riviera Nayarit

• The most powerful internet marketing system in Riviera Nayarit through the international internet partner programs.

• Six active Sales Associates in Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit area.

• A full-service Rental / Management Division with 3 full time employees dedicated providing important after-sale service in both property management and rental management, so important to the majority of real estate buyers in the Banderas Bay market.

• We are very involved with improving our community and supporting our local non-profits.

The Galvan Team Is Committed to Lo de Marcos

Written by Edgar Castellon-Vela, town local and former VP and President Elect of Amigos de Lo de Marcos:

The impact that Galván Real Estate & Services has had on the community of Lo de Marcos since its inauguration three years ago has been undeniable.

Apart from being the sole company for real estate, vacation rentals and other travel related services in Lo de Marcos, Galván has also made it its mission to leave a mark on the community by being actively involved with the governing bodies and community organizations the town has to offer. Working hand-in-hand to promote the town, create jobs, and improve life and opportunities in Lo de Marcos has been a priority for the Galvan Team.

Galván Real Estate is responsible for the successful artisanal Tianguis, which has just wrapped up its second season, and has been responsible for putting Lo de Marcos on the map, since thanks to this enterprise we have had many visitors to Lo de Marcos from other localities that come for the Tianguis, but continue to return when they are enchanted by this beautiful coastal town. The Tianguis has given a platform to many locals to sell their goods, has introduced the community to many special products, and has given employment to members of the community. “Galván Real Estate is truly empowering to the town of Lo De Marcos. It has been such a privilege working with them on so many projects that have improved opportunities for the people of this town, myself included.”

“Taste of Lo de Marcos” has also been an event that Galván has spearheaded that has introduced the wonderful cuisine of Lo de Marcos to the municipality and in many respects, to the towns’ people themselves. Taste of Lo de Marcos gives the opportunity to all food businesses to showcase their goods, so we have the privilege of enjoying everything from homemade delights to more gourmet takes on simple, regional foods. “Lo de Marcos has so many delicious options to offer.

Taking that into mind, we decided to start this annual food festival that has been a success for two years in a row. We only hope “Taste” continues to be an event many look forward to,” stated Armando Contreras Galván, Broker for GRE.

Galván Real Estate is committed to the community. The Citizen Action Committee, and the Civil Association “Amigos de Lo de Marcos” have both received donations on numerous occasions from Galván Real Estate, and during the Patronal Festivities of April, they were also Gold sponsors for the traditional pageant Señorita San Marcos Evangelista. “Galván Real Estate has always strived to leave a positive impact on this community. They are professional and genuinely care for this community, and it is always a pleasure to work with them,” stated Alonso Bravo, Delegado Municipal for Lo de Marcos.

Galvan will undoubtedly continue to work to the benefit of Lo de Marcos and its people; Lo de Marcos is a gem of the Nayarit Riviera, and Galván Real Estate is vehement on sharing that treasure with the world. If there is an opportunity for them to help, you can be rest assured that they will be front and center.

Galvan Real Estate supports the efforts of Amigos de Lo de Marcos and La Casa de Los Ninos. Amigos de Lo de Marcos is a registered Mexican non-profit association formed by concerned residents, local and foreign, to represent the needs of the community of Lo de Marcos. Amigos exists to serve, advocate for, and be true "friends" to the people of Lo de Marcos; La Casa de Los Ninos is an after school enrichment center for children, for primary and middle school age, who live in and around the town of Lo de Marcos. It is a place where children can study, get help with their homework, have access to a library and computers, play games, work on art projects, take English classes, learn about personal health and environmental protection, and most importantly, have fun!

Last updated: May 13, 2017 · Partner ID: 017

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Amigos de Lo de Marcos

Amigos de Lo de Marcos is a registered Mexican non-profit association formed by concerned residents, local and foreign, to represent the needs of the community of Lo de Marcos.

Partnered for Change

La Casa de los Ninos

Casa de los Ninos provides an after school enrichment center for primary and middle school age children who live in and around the town of Lo de Marcos, giving these children a place to study, take classes, work on projects and learn.

Tropical Tidbits from Galvan Real Estate Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta

Galvan Real Estate and Services

This month we will start to see those Tropical rainstorms that we wait for all year long. There is nothing in the world that compares to the beauty and force of a rainstorm in the Tropics.

Galvan Real Estate: A Business Powered by the Talented People of Lo de Marcos

Galvan Real Estate and Services

Lo de Marcos is undoubtedly a small paradise disguised as a town, and it is this quaint yet appealing allure that helped us to make the decision to form our company here that much more simple.

Lots of Lots for Sale in Riviera Nayarit

Galvan Real Estate and Services

We have land for sale. Small, Medium and Large. What ever it is you want in the way of a piece of paradise… we probably have what you are looking for.

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, Charity Bingo, Dinner Theater, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

Taste of Lo De Marcos Social Event of the Season Rescheduled

Galvan Real Estate and Services

Due to an untimely February storm the Taste of Lo De Marcos has been set for the new date of Sunday, March 12th. Just like the Phoenix, the event regrouped, reorganized and is ready to take flight! So please come and join in the fun.

Taste of Lo De Marcos: Social Event of the Season

Galvan Real Estate and Services

In addition to the music, the event features food from restaurants located in the Pueblo of Lo De Marcos with meals and snacks ranging from casual to Five Star Dining and several Artisanal Booths with unique handcrafted items for purchase.

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.

What is the Meaning of 'Posada' in Mexico?

Galvan Real Estate and Services

As we are in the holiday season, you might hear the word "Posada." Many people in Mexico are all too familiar with this term, but for our visitors many do not know exactly what this word means or what it entails.

The 3rd Season Opens with Flair at the Tianguis in Lo De Marcos

Galvan Real Estate and Services

It is recommended that you visit the Tianguis early during your stay because you will want to return again and again to explore this unique shopping venue just 15 minutes North of Sayulita in Riviera Nayarit.

Lots of Excitement Planned for Opening Day at the Tianguis in Lo De Marcos

Galvan Real Estate and Services

Returning to Lo De Marcos in Riviera Nayarit for its Third Season, Tianguis Lo De Marcos will feature the works of over 50 talented Artisans including growers of Organic Produce, Baked Goods and Priobiotic Foods.

What It's Like To Live in the Little Seaside Village of Lo de Marcos

Best Places in the World to Retire

Lo de Marcos is a small place. From our rental home, we were able to walk to the town square in a little more than five minutes, and to the beach in about three minutes.

Tianguis Lo De Marcos 2016-2017 Season Update

Galvan Real Estate and Services

The Tianguis Lo De Marcos is set in a lovely courtyard which provides a comfortable outdoor shopping experience with many unique vendors and lots of fun!

Galvan Real Estate and Services August Update on Riviera Nayarit

Galvan Real Estate and Services

During the month of August there are not as many clients in town so we take this as our chance to get out to visit all of the properties that we manage and those that we represent for Rental and for Sale.

Villa Rentals: A Great Alternative to All Inclusive - and Less Expensive

Galvan Real Estate and Services

Our Director of Fun and Good Times made a major announcement today in our office and as a friend of Galvan Real Estate and Services we wanted you to be among the first to hear

Rotary International Grant for Sustainability and Bird Conservation

San Pancho Bird Observatory

This grant allowed the implementation of a project focused on bird conservation and sustainable community development that reached over 100 participants (ages 12-47) at the community centers of seven coastal communities of the southern Nayarit coast.

Real Estate Spotlight - A Home in Paradise for $105,000 USD

Galvan Real Estate and Services

Casita Estrella is a shining star. That is the best translation for this home in a secure gated community in the quiet village of Lo de Marcos, Riviera Nayarit, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.

Add Aguas Termales Hot Springs in Riviera Nayarit to Your Bucket List

Galvan Real Estate and Services

South of the Border in sunny Mexico there is a paradise called Riviera Nayarit. High on a mountain up a rough road is a place worth visiting. The name is Aguas Termales De Nuevo Ixtlan and simply it is a hot springs park with nature’s hot water.

The Galvan Team is Committed to Lo de Marcos

Amigos de Lo de Marcos

Lo de Marcos is a gem of the Nayarit Riviera, and Galvan Real Estate and Services is vehement on sharing that treasure with the world.

Exceptional Growth Marked End-Of-Year 2015 for Riviera Nayarit

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

The percentage comparison from 2014 to 2015 is as follows: 5.7% increase in revenue, 4% increase in occupation, 9.7% increase in room nights and 12.97% increase in passengers arriving by air.

Geocaching is Catching on in Riviera Nayarit

Galvan Real Estate and Services

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

The Third Annual Taste of Lo de Marcos

Galvan Real Estate and Services

The event is planned and organized by Galvan Real Estate and Services each year in order to bring more attention to the town and to enable the donations that will keep Lo de Marcos as the jewel that it is.

1 Million Steps of Gratitude for La Casa de los Ninos - El Camino de Santiago

La Casa de Los Ninos

Through we will chronicle our Pilgrimage with insights and photos. We invite you to join us as we take these 1 million steps of gratitude.

Tianguis Lo de Marcos - Looking Forward to the Season Ahead

Galvan Real Estate and Services

The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for the Season on November 7. The Saturday Lo de Marcos market is set in a lovely courtyard and is a comfortable outdoor shopping experience with many unique vendors and lots of fun!

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle - Hidden Tranquility

Galvan Real Estate and Services

Two world renowned towns exist a short distance from each other, Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita. People travel from around the world to visit these two vacation destinations. Hidden between these two stars is a small gem that is beginning to shine brighter, La Cruz.

Saturday on a Riviera Nayarit Beach

Galvan Real Estate and Services

We invite you to spend Saturday on the Riviera Nayarit. There are numerous beaches to choose from. From surfing waves in Sayulita to deserted sand dunes in Lo de Marcos. There is a place for every taste.

Careyes - One of Jalisco, Mexico's Literally Undiscovered Gems

Galvan Real Estate and Services

Careyes is a lifestyle and a magical one at that. Guests are graciously welcomed and the setting offers stunning clear Azul Water, pristine beaches and impressive Architecture at every turn.

Experience the Mexico of 10 Years Ago, Today in Lo De Marcos!

Galvan Real Estate Services

You are invited to experience firsthand the up and coming beach pueblo of Lo De Marcos. Lo De Marcos offers an alternative to the noise and congestion of other nearby coastal destinations.

Tianguis Lo De Marcos Has Extended the Market Closing Date

Galvan Real Estate & Services

With over 50 Vendors selling high quality merchandise, the Tianguis Lo De Marcos is a top location to view and shop for handcrafted items at reasonable prices. Now you can shop until April 4, 2015.

The 2nd Annual Taste of Lo De Marcos

Galvan Real Estate & Services

In addition to live music, the event will feature foods from many restaurants ranging from casual to Five Star Dining and several Artisanal Booths with handcrafted items for purchase. Join us on February 22.

Opening Day a Success at Tianguis Lo De Marcos

Galvan Real Estate & Services

Held each Saturday from November 1st to March 28th from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm in the charming Pueblo of Lo De Marcos at Luis Echeverria #9, this event is not to be missed.

Excitement Planned for Opening Day of Lo De Marcos Saturday Market

Galvan Real Estate & Services

Tianguis Lo De Marcos will feature the works of over 40 talented Artisans including growers of Organic Produce, and a Food Court with a handful of select providers selling an impressive selection of food items you are not likely to find elsewhere.

New Tianguis Saturday Market in Lo De Marcos

Galvan Real Estate & Services

With a keen eye towards organic produce, unique pieces of wearable art, one of a kind jewelry designs,impressive home decor items and homemade food items, Claudia Curtis the Market Coordinator has hand selected an impressive group of Vendors.

Camp Mexico Opens in Lo De Marcos for Tents or RVs

Galvan Real Estate & Services

Camping at Camp Mexico is a quiet, country experience. Choose from 25 sites. The RV sites include electricity. The Pueblo of Lo De Marcos offers dining, shops and stores where you can find everything you need during your stay.

Lo De Marcos in Riviera Nayarit Welcomes Tianguis, aka Farmer's Market

Galvan Real Estate and Services

Imagine being able to buy such items as Home Made Cookies, Custom Made Pinatas, Hand Blown Glass, Garden Fresh Produce and more, all in Lo De Marcos, Riviera Nayarit commencing in November 2014.

Taste of Lo De Marcos in Riviera Nayarit was an Unbridled Success!

Galvan Real Estate & Services

The 4 hour event was a lot of fun for the Vendors and attendees and generated over 3000 pesos which will flow through the pueblo of Lo De Marcos and included a donation to Amigos de Lo de Marcos A.C. and La Casa de los Ninos.

'The Customer is Always Right' at Galvan Real Estate in Banderas Bay

Galvan Real Estate and Services

In the ever changing world climate the shift seems to be moving towards smaller, family oriented and balanced companies with which to do business. Customers look for and expect personalized service from trained professionals with experience.

Let's Rally for La Casa de Los Ninos to Provide Needed Materials and Supplies

La Casa de Los Ninos

"La Casa" just moved to a new location and is offering new programs and more materials and supplies are needed! Funds donated will help buy a variety of arts & crafts materials, hand tools, board games, puzzles, books, sports equipment, and needed supplies.

A Growing List of Charities Needing Assistance in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit


Because of the overwhelming response from our local charities in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay about their needs for help and volunteers, we have put together a summary of how you can help.

Lo de Marcos Fiesta Fundraiser

Amigos de Lo de Marcos

This two day event will begin with the Second Annual Walk-About on Friday and the Fundraiser Fiesta on Saturday, including a silent auction, raffles, bake sale, rummage sale, cold beer and marvelous margaritas.

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.

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.

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Lo de Marcos, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico 63729

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Contact: Armando Contreras

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