Rivera del Rio (formerly Tara Sur, meaning South), is now owned by Candace, the Liza-Minnelli-pal daughter of iconic Puerto Vallarta artist "Silver" Maria Cortez. (See CORRECTION at bottom of this posting.)
Googling, I can't find ANY EVIDENCE of paintings by Silver Maria Cortez, but that is no reason to be discouraged.
I met Silver one day in summer of 2010, as she lay on her bed inarticulate, yet trying to say something -- her skin the color of tarnished silver.
TODAY, her house has been all gussied up, and is a Bed and Breakfast, and when I dropped a printed copy of http://theweathercontinues.blogspot.mx/2014/03/my-visit-to-ruins-of-night-of-iguana.html, because Candace had only a Windows 95 computer in 2010 -- and things have not improved, I got a tour yesterday, but lacking my camera, I'll show you some wonders . . .
>>> WE INTERRUPT THIS BLOG POST FOR ANOTHER WONDER:
!! OMG, 'Tennessee Williams Saved My
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NOW BACK to Rivera del Rio (Rivera is a family name derived from the Spanish word for river -- making it a tetch peculiar. I preferred Silver's "Tara Sur")
http://www.riveradelrio.com/ Has all the history, FABULOUS PHOTOS, booking information, etc. I'm in no mood to write much, so I'll post a link to Silver's obit, then conclude with a few photos from the Internet:
"Silver" Maria Cortez
The main salon.
Looks like a kitchen to me!!!
A "Horizontal Activities" room.
The outdoor pool is on the third of five levels.
The indoor pool, to the side of the Main Salon.
Another bedroom (there are a few that are more humble and affordable).