Mexicans can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear better than anything we have seen. This past weekend, while walking the pup in our Colonia in Puerto Vallarta, we heard the excitement and clamor of a large party and made it our business to see where this celebration was taking place. In a neighborhood eclectic and diverse as ours, where splendid houses settle in the midst of bungalows and humble shanties, there is always interesting activity. How surprised we were to discover a lovely gala in the middle of the normally drab and somewhat dusty soccer field! Canopies, white as angels wings, sheltered guests and victuals from beating sun. Tables and chairs spread with elegant cloths, napkins and full-on settings with china and crystal. Flower arrangements bursting with every imaginable color; bright, multicolored banners attached and hanging from any available purchase!
The aroma of lip smacking, delicious food, typical of any Mexican get together in Puerto Vallarta, drifted over the crowd. The buffet was supervised by a contingent of well dressed abuelas (grandmothers), who tipped lids and spun spoons, while people loaded plates and searched for dining companions among the throng. Two bars set up on opposite sides of the field, offered tubs of ice cold beer, refills of wine and the always present tequila, plus a clear barrel full of fresh red jaimica for the kiddies.
A portable dance floor in the middle was just being initiated as we chanced along; we stayed to watch as children pushed and pulled at one another. This is no doubt about Mexican children learning the finer things in life at a young age and we admired the willingness of little boys to partner will their contemporaries, as well as mothers and grandmothers. Then the adults took the floor. Men in this country take such pride in knowing the proper steps and movements and the women follow as graceful as a professional ballet.
With many fancy dress shops and shoe stores, all throughout Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas, we are aware of how Mexicans dress, always clean and pressed, children with not a hair out of place and shoes shined to a reflective surface. At a wedding such as this, all the finery is resplendent and dazzling. From infants to the eldest of grandfathers, everyone is dressed in their very best. No t-shirts and jeans in sight.
Music decorates the air, just as everything else is magnificent and representative of a perfect day for all within earshot. No one complains. The entire neighborhood shares in the joy and din of Mariachi and later the blast of recorded music, with speakers atop a pickup truck. It’s a party for everyone and beautiful in every way.
To our surprise the next morning, the soccer field was once again a dusty bowl for ball, never the wiser.
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Thanks to our Guest Blogger Adam Garcia for this great article!
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“First of all, we really want to get to know you,” When we know you, we can tailor home tours to your tastes.”
Secondly, there’s the legal side of owning in Mexico. “Besides our own experience, we can save you a lot of time and money by offering you complimentary consultations with our partner attorneys. The nuances of how you buy here can save you a lot of money when you sell. It’s important to know what you’re doing on the purchase so that when you sell you can best use any tax advantages. This service is free to our clients and can be invaluable.”
Both partners agree that the most important element of Boardwalk Realty is our ongoing service and commitment to our clients after the sale. We are both passionate about protecting the investment and security of our clients. “Our clients become our friends, we see them socially, and we treat them as we would like to be treated ourselves”, adds Mike.
Boardwalk Realty Puerto Vallarta represents buyers and sellers of real estate in the entire Bay of Banderas area, and will soon add a rental and property management division.
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