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Before the Cruise Ships in Puerto Vallarta

Long before Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess and Carnival Cruises started mooring their ships in Puerto Vallarta, the bay welcomed huge freight vessels. Ships were also the primary form of transportation for people arriving in the port, as w...

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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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Puerto Vallarta Loves Equipales

Our favorite thing about equipales is the way they smell. The odors of leather and rosewood linger for years and are usually so strong at the point of purchase; we usually allow them to air out on the patio for a day or two, especially the ...

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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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The Mexican Sombrero

Everyone who visits Puerto Vallarta knows that a sombrero is a large Mexican hat. Wide enough to protect not just the head but the neck and shoulders, they also have an upturned rim that can deflect water while trotting around the mesa, her...

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Make Pan Muerto In Puerto Vallarta

Soon it will be Day of the Dead and we wouldn’t be caught dead in Puerto Vallarta without a good recipe for Day of the Dead Bread! Pan Muerto in Spanish is traditional bread that is shared at either the shine for the departed or at the actual...

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Puerto Vallarta Artists Exhibition

David Birks “Paraíso en Proceso” is the opening exhibit of Oficina de Proyectos Culturales (OPC), located in the center of Puerto Vallarta (Juarez & Aldama). The exhibit is a conceptual project that explores the recent history of Puert...

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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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Shop Tonala: Escape the Vallarta Heat

Escaping the heat of Puerto Vallarta in August is a good time to check out the tianguis (flea market) in Tonalá. Although everyone thinks Tonalá is in Guadalajara, it’s actually a municipality of Jalisco, bordered by Juanacatlán, Tlaqu...

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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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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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Dental Work in Puerto Vallarta

Dental Work in Puerto Vallarta Ex-pats who live in Puerto Vallarta rave about the medical and dental care they receive. Many people come to Mexico specifically to get dental work done. It’s much cheaper than the US or Canada and the cl...

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Isla Marietas Paraíso de Nayarit

Isla Marietas Paraíso de Nayarit Beginning in the mid ‘80’s in Puerto Vallarta, we began fishing trips on pangas, which are open boats and dot the shoreline up and down the shores of Puerto Vallarta. Floating around offshore, lines ...

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