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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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CHANGES IN MEXICAN TAX LAWS 2014

Yucalandia just published an article regarding the changes in Mexican tax laws affecting foreigners for 2014, which we thought might be useful: Here's a summary of the changes in Mexican tax laws affecting foreigners for 2014. This report co...

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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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Jungle Drums and Grocery Stores in Vallarta

When we first arrived in Puerto Vallarta, our destination for groceries (and many other things) was Gutiérrez Rizo. If Rizo didn’t have it, you didn’t need it! Rizo, located in the heart of Old Town, had two levels with a broad staircase i...

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Real Humanity In Puerto Vallarta

Grab Your Cape! Sometimes we do become bored in Puerto Vallarta, believe it or not. Sipping margaritas on the beach, ziplining through the jungle, diving off the Marietas; at times we seek diversion. It is the age of the hero, with Marvel Co...

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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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PUERTO VALLARTA REAL ESTATE FAIR 2015

PUERTO VALLARTA REAL ESTATE FAIR 2015 The annual Vallarta Real Estate Fair is the perfect opportunity to get the important information Buyers, Sellers, and Homeowners need to make the most of their real estate investments.  The 2015 Fai...

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Successful Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Fair 2015

Once again the third annual Vallarta Real Estate Fair held Saturday March 28th offered many local residents, tourists, buyers and sellers of real estate the information they were looking for. With a great attendance many visitors to the ...

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Puerto Vallarta Loves Honey

We laid off sugar a few years back and have been very happy about the switch to honey. Local honey in Puerto Vallarta can be purchased on the streets and we often buy from the same grumpy old man who caters to those walking up and down Basi...

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Vallarta’s Chili Cook Off (It’s An Expat Thing)

Puerto Vallarta’s Famous Chili Cook-Off Our first chili cook-off was in the late 90’s and we rather stumbled across a group that was largely gringos in the patio of a lovely little hotel with wandering gardens. We purchased tickets, tast...

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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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Jogging About Town In Puerto Vallarta

Jogging About Town We shudder when we see joggers in Puerto Vallarta on the highway between town and Mismaloya, sometimes with only inches between them and passing traffic. It’s a dangerous place to run. Most people are looking for solid f...

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