No one can dispute that nature is by far the planet’s greatest artist, but you may be surprised to see the exotic wonders that Garza Blanca’s head gardener and Blanca Blue’s Chef can do with a coconut! Garza Blanca’s Coco Expo is a free activity open to all guests and residents at the resort, forming part of an extensive activities program. Usually held on a Monday afternoon (check the weekly schedule with the pool concierge) at least once a month, the Coco Expo introduces you to everything coconut. One of the chefs from Blanca Blue or Bocados STK will talk you through how to prepare a delicious salad recipe using coconut, which you will get to try directly following the demonstration. You will also have the chance to enjoy fresh coconut milk and discover how the coconuts on the Pacific Coast of Mexico produce a more watery liquid than the milky texture produced in the Caribbean. While the chef is preparing your coconut salad, the talented head gardener at Garza Blanca, Gregorio Vegas, prepares a unique work of art, carving the dried husk of the coconut to produce some amazing animal forms in addition to other recognizable works of art. The most fabulous thing about the whole event, is that you see the sculpture form before your very eyes and there is usually some sort of competition which means that one lucky guest will get to take the sculpture home with them. It is commonly believed that the properties of coconut are extensive, and for some, it is considered one of the newly recognized super foods, although also considered by others to be fattening. Some of the claimed benefits include, increased energy, helps your immune system, used on the skin it is a great moisturizer with natural basic sun protection (20% of the sun’s rays) and boosts brain function, to name but a few. So, don’t forget to check out the Coco Expo on your next visit to Garza Blanca in Puerto Vallarta – you never know, you might learn, see or taste something new!
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