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365 Fun Things To Do In Puerto Vallarta

Vallarta Knows A Party

The Spanish word for bridge is puente and in Puerto Vallarta, as in all of Mexico, that means “time to party.” A puente is a bridge that carries you from one ordinary week into another, with good times in between. An extra day for travel or...

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The Story of Raicilla

Travelers along the western seaboard of Mexico in the vicinity of Puerto Vallarta occasionally happen onto roadside vendors of a moonshine mezcal called Raicilla (rye-see-ya). The name Raicilla was originally used to disguise this type of mezca...

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Buying Property in an Online Auction

No standing on the steps of the county courthouse or packed into a hotel ballroom. You can bid at home, the office, even the airport as long as you have an Internet connection. Bidding can occur 24 hours a day over the course of days or wee...

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Linda’s Puerto Vallarta Shopping Tips

Puerto Vallarta's Wonderful Markets One of the most important things to good cooking is finding fresh, locally grown ingredients.  The experience of wandering through Mexico's markets can be a beautiful experience not only experiencing t...

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The Vallarta Real Estate Fair 2014

Are you wondering about how the changes in Mexico’s immigration laws will affect you? – How will the new fiscal reforms affect capital gains tax this year? - Are you wondering what loans are available for mortgages in Mexico? - How do prope...

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When The Termites Come to Vallarta

The first time we witnessed the arrival of The Termites in Puerto Vallarta was at a beach restaurant many years ago. Without as much as a buzz or a hum, a swarm of flying creatures suddenly appeared over our heads, shedding somewhat less than g...

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Mismaloya is Part of Puerto Vallarta

Often falsely credited for the colonization of Puerto Vallarta, Mismaloya is a lovely settlement about twelve kilometers from the city. In 1963 the Hollywood director, John Huston, chose it for the location of his movie The Night of the Igu...

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San Sebastian is Only 2 Hours Away From Vallarta

San Sebastián del Oeste The heat in Puerto Vallarta can be stifling in the summer months and we often venture out of town for an escape. It’s a great time to travel with less tourists and roads that are not quite so crowded. A favored des...

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Vallarta: The Maple Forest Of Talpa

The Incredible Maple Forest of Talpa The lovely village of Talpa, east of Puerto Vallarta, is a wonderful getaway for a weekend or midweek for those of us without constraints. Though we have driven through, stopped for meals, shopped and eve...

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Vallarta: Day Tripping

Get Out of Town As Ella Fitz sang “Get on your mark, get set, get out of town,” this is the time of year to do so. There are many places to go where the air is fresh and the nights much cooler than the summer heat of Puerto Vallarta. Won...

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Vallarta: Social Ecology Works

Banning Straws in Puerto Vallarta If you need proof that social media works, consider the banning of straws in many restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. Some have moved to alternatives, such as paper/wax straws, which are biodegradable, and less ...

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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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The Vallarta Posada

Posadas in Puerto Vallarta consist of businesses honoring their employees one day of the year with a festive party and traditional food, along with North American potluck dishes in many cases. There is gift giving, sometimes what we refer t...

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Fun for the Younger Set in Puerto Vallarta

                Fun for the Younger Set in Puerto Vallarta:  Puerto Vallarta is visited by thousands of people every year; many of these visitors are young and looking for fun and a good time. ...

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Get Out And Hike Vallarta

Hiking to Las Animas Las Animas is a coastal village that’s lively during the day when tourists swarm the beaches, and quiet at night when residents breathe a sigh of relief until the next morning when they open their welcome arms to peopl...

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Locked Up/Locked Out In Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta has an abundance of locksmiths and we don’t say that lightly. Many ferreterias (hardware stores) will make keys, if you can find someone to help, but your best bet is to find the local locksmith that your friends recommend...

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Yikes! Bikes! Vallarta Style

Many years ago, when we arrived in Puerto Vallarta and began enlightening and enjoyable observations, we rarely saw anyone riding a bicycle. If we did spot a bike, it would often be supporting well more than one rider. A man usually pumped ...

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