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Vallarta: LGBTQ Vacation Paradise

Gay Hotels in Puerto Vallarta Hotels in Puerto Vallarta welcome everyone but there are specific locations that cater to the gay crowd and go the extra mile to make sure their guests are not only comfortable but provided with the best concier...

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Vallarta: The North Shore is HOT (and Close by)

Punta de Mita Less than ten miles north of Puerto Vallarta, the community of Punta de Mita has become one of the most desirable destinations in the world for wealthy people seeking privacy and luxury. The Four Seasons Punta Mita is located h...

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Puerto Vallarta: Is The ‘Mordida’ A Good Idea?

The Mordida For anyone who asks, if ever pulled over by an officer of the law in Puerto Vallarta, we always advise to keep your money in your pocket and take the ticket. There are still come cops who will accept a bribe (mordida), though we ...

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And So Begins Low Season In Puerto Vallarta

Low Season in Puerto Vallarta Begins High season is officially over as of Easter Sunday April 1st, but that doesn’t mean things slow down in Puerto Vallarta. Pride week rolls out for the first big event of spring and in Puerto Vallarta, it...

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Puerto Vallarta: Transportation Choices

Uber vs. Taxi We have come to the conclusion over the past several months there is no argument regarding whether to take Uber or a taxi. This is completely a personal choice. There are Uber Wars, as some like to refer to the shouting matches...

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What To Know About Your Local ATM

ATM’s and How to Use Them This question arises again and again about how to get cash in Puerto Vallarta, and we do periodic updates to keep people in the know. The best way to get cash is through an ATM. The peso will fluctuate throughout ...

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Puerto Vallarta: The Cooler Time Of Year

When Will The Temp Get Cool Again? Once September passes and businesses that had been closed for the month begin again to open, people start coming back to town. The snowbirds from the north flock back via flights or long road trips. Streets...

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Puerto Vallarta: Stand Up and Paddle

Stand Up and Paddle Our first introduction to standing on a surf board with a paddle was a wet one. It took several attempts to learn our balance points but the landing was always soft and forgiving. Stand Up Paddle, known as SUP, has become...

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Vallarta: Banda!

Banda! We love this style of music, which we first discovered years ago at a rodeo in Sayulita on our first visit to Puerto Vallarta. Some may find it brash and loud but, to us it represents joy, liveliness and people having a darn good time...

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Vallarta: Seeking Survival

Refugees: Though they won’t be traveling through Puerto Vallarta, and whether you’re sympathetic to the plight of droves of refugees seeking asylum in the United States, it’s beneficial to understand why they are heading in that directio...

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Vallarta Showing Respect

Showing Respect in Mexico: We are in the season of cheer and joy in Puerto Vallarta and there is much to celebrate but for some, death arrives to put a damper of the fiestas. As foreigners, what can we do to understand and be of any comfort? ...

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The Three Kings In Vallarta

Kings and Hidden Babies: Christmas isn’t over in Mexico until January 6th; Epiphany in Christian/Catholic circles, and another day to celebrate, eat, and drink. In Puerto Vallarta, you will find specials in restaurants, mounds of circular br...

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Vallarta & Feast Of The Holy Innocents

Fools’ Day in Puerto Vallarta: Be careful what you read in the news or see on the television in Puerto Vallarta on December 28th; it’s Fool’s Day in Mexico. Though we have comparable days north of the border, the Day of Innocents can see...

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Vallarta Has The Best Side Trips: Melaque

Melaque: Within short driving distances of Puerto Vallarta you will never run out of exciting and interesting places to visit. We love Melaque, just a stone’s throw north of Barra de Navidad, for so many great reasons. We have always loved th...

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Vallarta: The Blue Footed Booby

The Blue-Footed Booby: Did you know Puerto Vallarta is one of the few places in the world you can see the Blue-footed booby? Half of all Blue-footed boobies are found in the Galápagos Islands. The remainder is scattered along the Pacific Ocea...

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Vallarta Has The Best Side Trips: Lo de Marcos

The French Quarter of Puerto Vallarta - Lo de Marcos: Lo de Marcos reminds us a lot of Puerto Vallarta back in the early 1980’s when we first discovered the area. It’s not really as large but then, Puerto Vallarta has spread her borders fr...

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Vallarta: Our Favorite Hour – Happy Hour

Hora de Feliz – Happy Hour: We love Happy Hour in Puerto Vallarta. If luck has it, we can find the hour going on and on, since not all happy hours happen at the same time. The common time is between 4 pm and 6 pm, but many restaurants and ba...

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