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Puerto Vallarta: Wash up!

Wash Your Hands We can't be reminded enough of this simple deterrent to the flu and other illnesses, which assault Puerto Vallarta at the same rate as the remainder of the world outside paradise. The initial recommendation is to get an annua...

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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: 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 Sports Teams?

We normally take the pup for long walks to get our exercise but when we want to shed a few post-holiday pounds or strengthen muscles, we head to the stadium. Puerto Vallarta has long been a draw for national and international competitions, fro...

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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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Puerto Vallarta’s Zocalo

The local zocalo, (from Spanish zócalo socle and from Italian zoccolo) is the main square in any Mexican town, Puerto Vallarta being no exception, and is often the center of much local activity. At "El Jardin Principal"(The Main Garden) as...

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Giving Back in Puerto Vallarta

The Gift of Life Blood is always needed, since surgeries and accidents are daily life occurrences. In Puerto Vallarta you won’t likely be paid monetarily for giving blood but you will benefit in the case you are ever in the position of...

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Puerto Vallarta: Ghouls & Goblins

Halloween in Puerto Vallarta When we first began to visit Puerto Vallarta in the early-1980’s Halloween celebrations were scarce. On October 31, a few people would show up at local clubs in costume and some got in the spirit. For the most ...

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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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Happy New Year Vallarta!

On New Year’s Eve, in Puerto Vallarta, dinner is served late. Along with the usual fare, one is often served a small bowl of grapes, twelve of them. Each grape represents the coming months in the New Year and a separate wish is made while...

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2017 Real Estate Market Report

2017 Real Estate Market Report In general we had a spectacular year in 2017. We are seeing Canadian and Mexican national Buyers are back and investing in real property again, even with the current exchange rates to the US Dollar. The year en...

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Puerto Vallarta: What About Iguanas?

Iguanas Puerto Vallarta is famous for iguanas. It was here that the famous film based on the Tennessee Williams book The Night of the Iguana was filmed. Some people think iguanas were more plentiful during those times but that’s not true. ...

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Puerto Vallarta: Can I Work From Home?

Work from Anywhere You know that photo you see of the person working on the beach, tapping away at his laptop? It’s not a dream. It’s something anyone can do. If you want to move to Puerto Vallarta but you’re stumped about how you’ll...

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When In Vallarta, Try The Bus

We do a lot of walking in Puerto Vallarta and for long distances, we find the taxis quite reasonable. They are everywhere, easy to flag down and not difficult on price negotiations. Lawfully, they should have a price chart in their car, in ...

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HOW CLEAN IS OUR BAY?

I tend to be a bit of an environmentalist. So when I read this article written by someone that is out and about in our bay every day it made me happy. We live in such a beautiful place and with some of the new ideas and thinking in the Puerto V...

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Puerto Vallarta’s Fabulous Weather

The change of seasons is upon us. Fall is in the air and soon weather temperatures will drop and cold weather will arrive. More and more Americans and Canadians are spending their winters in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, as it is an ideal “sno...

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