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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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Puerto Vallarta: Be Responsible With Your Pets

Don’t Litter with Litters Most visitors know nothing about the pet population in Puerto Vallarta. They are aware of dogs on the beach, cats on the island in the middle of town but what is really surprising is how little the people who live...

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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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Residential Mortgages In Mexico

There are a variety of Residential loans available in Mexico and there are some great mortgage brokers available that can help you choose the best option for you. Here are just a few of the options currently offered for foreign residents in Me...

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Watermelon in Puerto Vallarta?

Sandia What a pleasure watermelon is. The color, the sweetness, the crunch, the freshness. We love watermelon. It took us some time to wrap our head around the word sandia, watermelon in Spanish, two words that seem completely unrelated....

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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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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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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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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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Mailboxes Etc. In Puerto Vallarta

If you are contemplating or have already made the big decision to move to Paradise, what will you do about your mail?  What will you do if you want to order products on-line and the company does not deliver to Mexico?  We’ve got you cover...

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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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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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Vallarta Lifestyles – Best of Vallarta/Nayarit

Before moving to Puerto Vallarta in 1999, the president and founder of one of the fastest growing real estate agencies in the city worked as an agent for Prudential Realty in Beverly Hills. By then, he already had several years of experience in...

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