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International Friendship Club Vallarta January Events

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January 13, 2013

IFC Cleft Palate Program Consultations at the Clubhouse on January 23 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.

In addition to the many weekly recurring activities, the International Friendship Club of Puerto Vallarta (IFC) would like to invite you to attend some special events in January.

Scavenger Hunt

The second annual Scavenger Hunt will be held on Monday, January 21 at the Oceano Restaurant on the Malecon across from the Cheeky Monkey at 11:00 am.

The price is 250 pesos per person and this year you can submit your own team of four or we will partner you up with someone else who doesn't have a team. Max of 4 per team. Buffet lunch is included.

Get your ticket at the IFC office early because last year 100 people participated!

IFC Original Home Tours

IFC Home Tours on Wednesdays and Thursdays resumed on January 9 and 10. Get your tickets in advance at the IFC office or by going online to or

The proceeds from the tours fund a number of Puerto Vallarta charities, primarily the IFC Cleft Palate Surgical Program and other Educational and Community Service Programs.

The donation is 450 pesos and can be paid in cash the day of the tour or at the IFC office in advance, or you may pay using a credit card or PayPal if you order online. The tour meets at 10:00. There are many new homes on tour this season!

Bo-Zo Tours - Botanical Gardens and Zoo!

This special tour will run every other Tuesday beginning January 15 through March 26. You will visit the Zoo and the Botanical Gardens, hence the name Bo-Zo. Be sure to bring your camera, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and insect repellent. The tour will head first to the gorgeous Vallarta Botanical Gardens.

The Botanical Gardens opened in 2004 and has added and improved each year, gaining international attention for its 20 acres containing hundreds of native tropical. There is also a guided tour available. Lunch and beverages are available in the garden's restaurant if you choose.

From the Botanical Gardens, the bus tour heads on to the Puerto Vallarta Zoo in Mismaloya where it will spend two hours exploring the grounds and seeing over 100 species of birds, mammals and reptiles that live there. The zoo has only been open since 2005, so many people have yet to visit and see the many species native to this area as well as those from other continents. Hand-feeding of some species is allowed so you are in for a great experience.

The cost for this day-long excursion is just 450 pesos. The tour will seat a limited number of guests so get your tickets in advance at the IFC Clubhouse, or order them online using a credit card or your Paypal account. For more details go to and click on Bo-Zo tour.

Cleft Palate Program

Please note that the next Cleft Palate Program will be held on January 23, 24, 25, 2013. Consultations will be held at the IFC Clubhouse on January 23 from 2:00 to 6:00, with surgeries following the next day at the CMQ Premier Hospital.

The International Friendship Club is a registered charitable organization in Mexico listed as Club Internacional de la Amistad de Puerto Vallarta A.C. It is located at the northeast corner of the Rio Cuale Bridge above the HSBC Bank, Colonia El Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Phone is (322) 222-5466. Email is

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