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Puerto Vallarta: Camarones

Eat Your Shrimp! We eat a lot of shrimp in Puerto Vallarta. Mexican shrimp certainly deserves its high rating as far as global recognition is concerned. Shrimp is a perfect source for so many nutrients and most people are completely unaware ...

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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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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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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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Puerto Vallarta: Provecho

Buen Provecho!   May is a busy month in Puerto Vallarta, in spite of many snowbirds having left us to go north to tend gardens, measure grandchildren, mow lawns and visit friends and family. One of our longtime favorite events in Pue...

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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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Get Out Your Bici In Puerto Vallarta

Bicycles have become very popular over the past few years in Puerto Vallarta, a place that was until a very short time ago, much easier to navigate atop a donkey. We still love donkeys but bikes are a bit more fun, get you there faster and ...

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Inpats or Expats in Puerto Vallarta, Which Are You?

A new expression is making the rounds, including in Puerto Vallarta, describing people who choose to live in countries other than those where they were raised, educated and perhaps formerly employed. Inpat. Expat doesn’t always have a ...

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Puerto Vallarta: 10 Things We Love

Ten Things You Will Love About Moving to Vallarta You’ve moved to Puerto Vallarta (or maybe you’re thinking about moving here and want to find out what these ten things are to entice you and motivate you to get with the program). There...

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The Dress Code in Puerto Vallarta

Amazingly, we see tourists in Puerto Vallarta in grocery stores and shopping malls wandering around in bikinis! Aside from being cold, some are simply not easy on the eye. We can say the same thing about fellows walking down streets (that a...

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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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The Perfect Sunset? In Vallarta Of Course

Winter in Puerto Vallarta brings incredible sunsets and we cannot deny it is one of our favorite pastimes to settle into a plastic chair on the beach, with a cold beverage to sip and watch the great ball of fire sink into the sea. People ga...

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Christmas Traditions in Puerto Vallarta

http://www.timothyrealestategroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/tamales-700.jpg There is nothing quite as Mexican as a ritual and when it comes to such, Puerto Vallarta celebrates with joy and earnest. What better time to incorporate Pre-Hi...

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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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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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