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365 Fun Things To Do In Puerto Vallarta

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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Vallarta, Whats in Lo de Marcos?

Hidden beauties can be found along Highway 200 on the way to or from Puerto Vallarta. One of these gems is Lo de Marcos, a small Mexican beach town that has not been fully discovered. There are no looming hotels, large boat marinas, beeping tax...

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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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Puerto Vallarta In a Nutshell

Getting Around…. On any map of Puerto Vallarta, it is easy to see the separate and varied sections of the city. Though somewhat diverse in character and having individual personalities, they also share many similarities. Along the coas...

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December Festivities in Puerto Vallarta

Traditional festivities are celebrated in the month of December throughout Mexico and Puerto Vallarta is no exception, starting the month with the colorful Guadalupano celebrations, followed by Christmas and ending with a bang at New Year’s E...

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Where Do You See Crocs In Puerto Vallarta?

Low season in Puerto Vallarta seems to bring out our local large reptiles. We attribute this to a typical phenomenon, in which the more populated an area with people, the less likely to spot wildlife. Not that crocs are shy; they do make appear...

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Vallarta Christmas Traditions

To say that Mexico is a country rich with tradition is clichéd nearly as much as some of the traditions themselves. Years ago, upon visiting a Mexican home during the Christmas holidays, we were shown a room that had been completely devote...

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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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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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Vallarta Botanical Gardens Has a New Chapel

For those of you who have not visited the beautiful Vallarta Botanical Gardens lately, you are in for a fun surprise.  One of the fun new additions in the non-denominational Our Lady of the Garden Chapel were concerts, weddings, ceremonies...

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Yes, Vallarta Is Growing

Puerto Vallarta has long been a bustling, active town. It didn’t start with the Hollywood invasion, though the way some people talk, Vallarta was nothing but a sleepy fishing village before the event of movie-making. Las Peñas, as Puerto Va...

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Help Means Jobs In Puerto Vallarta

Friends who recently moved south for the winter have begun to settle into their new homes and several more are on their way. These people have begun to realize the benefits of south-of-the-border living in Puerto Vallarta and shed the fears...

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Avocados and Puerto Vallarta

To our amazement, we have discovered there are over 500 varieties of avocados in the world! Avocados are considered a fruit, though most North Americans think of them as a vegetable. From the Nahuatl (Aztec) word ahuacatl, avocado means tes...

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Vallarta Finger Foods and Oysters

This morning we went for our tasty oyster treat down by the bridge. Locals, ex-pats and visitors are familiar with the place where one can dine cheaply in great style. Although we have a special fondness for many of the beach restaurants and ca...

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House Hunters International: Evento de Caridad #2

Timothy Real Estate Group filmó el primer episodio de House Hunters International, el increíblemente popular y altamente te adictivo programa de televisión sobre bienes raíces para el canal de televisión HGTV en el 2012. Avanzando rápidam...

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Taking Pictures in Puerto Vallarta

We never tire of gazing at the large photos in the hallways of the restaurant La Palapa, on Los Muertos Beach. We recommend paying a visit; they’re in the back, past the cashier, by the restrooms. Other businesses in town have similar display...

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Kids In Puerto Vallarta

School children in Puerto Vallarta, public and private, from pre-kindergarten to high school graduates are well dressed, tidy, and start each day with nary a hair out of place. They wear crisp uniforms and shoes are shined to a gleam. Regardles...

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Puerto Vallarta: About Your Spanish…

Speaking Spanish The urge to use Google translator should be quelled when attempting to have a conversation in Puerto Vallarta. It might be great for looking up words but for putting together sentences, we recommend classes. Puerto Vallarta ...

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