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Puerto Vallarta: Be Productive in 2018

Happy New Year As we hang on one another’s shoulders this year in Puerto Vallarta, bang our champagne mugs together, and sing Auld Lang Syne, let’s get ready for a fresh and friendly year. Sadly this past year has had a lot of people ...

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SEMANA SANTA 2015 – PUERTO VALLARTA

Here it comes, Semana Santa 2015. Easter Sunday is April 5 and the week before is Holy Week (Semana Santa) and the week afterward is called Semana de Pascuas (Easter Week). The biggest national holiday in Mexico. The Secretary of Tourism r...

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Q2 – 2017 Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Market Report

First Half of 2017 Puerto Vallarta Market Report The first half of the year has flown by and we have the results from the first six months of the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit real estate market in 2017. It has been a wonderful year so f...

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Vallarta: Clean It Up!

Clean It Up! One great thing about Puerto Vallarta is the expat effort to contribute to the community. There are many events, including planting flowers, food drives for orphanages, shelters and animal rescue groups. One of our favorites, be...

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Vallarta: It’s Time You Learn More About Litibu

Litibú At exactly the same latitude as the Hawaiian Islands, the curious traveler will find the settlement of Litibú, north of Puerto Vallarta. After having lived in Puerto Vallarta for several years, we’d never heard of Litibú until on...

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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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Puerto Vallarta & Maize

Next time you’re on the Malecón in Puerto Vallarta, buying corn on the cob and smothering it in cheese and Salsa Huichol, remember corn, a highly diversified and reliable food source, is a vegetable with a traceable history. You would not be...

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Selling Our Business In Puerto Vallarta

About two years ago my husband and I made the difficult decision to sell our ATV/Scooter Rental & Tour business and head back to Europe to attend to aging family members.  Moving out of beautiful Puerto Vallarta was a hard choice to make, ...

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Puerto Vallarta: I Love the Java Jive!

I Love the Java Jive! Puerto Vallarta hosts some grand free events and among them this year is something new and exciting: an attempt to break the Guiness Book of World Records for the greatest number of people tasting coffee at the same tim...

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Puerto Vallarta In a Nutshell

Getting Around…. On any map of Puerto Vallarta, it is easy to see the separate and varied sections of the city. Though somewhat diverse in character and having individual personalities, they also share many similarities. Along the coas...

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Bats in Puerto Vallarta?

We received a frantic call from a friend here in Puerto Vallarta at dusk the other evening. A bat had flown in the bedroom window of our single female friend and she was terrified. This time of year, bats are in generous supply and as this ...

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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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Purchasing A Business In Puerto Vallarta

For quite some time, my partner and I had been looking at purchase a business together that would fit our personalities and lifestyle.  While living in Vancouver BC and after examining several options, we came across Estigo Scooters, an ATV/...

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Who Should Retire in Puerto Vallarta Mexico?

Puerto Vallarta is a well-known retirement and vacation destination and anyone who has ever been here knows why. The cost of living is low but the quality of life is high. There is always a fun activity going on or an event to attend or a place...

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When In Puerto Vallarta Discover La Catrina

Death is the great neutralizer. No matter whom we are or what we possess, we are all going in the same direction and headed for one particular place. Nowhere in the world celebrates the end of life quite like Mexico, including Puerto Vallarta. ...

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Vallarta Finger Foods and Oysters

This morning we went for our tasty oyster treat down by the bridge. Locals, ex-pats and visitors are familiar with the place where one can dine cheaply in great style. Although we have a special fondness for many of the beach restaurants and ca...

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Puerto Vallarta: Check out the Mosaics

The Walls of Puerto Vallarta Where a wall does not divide but brings together, this is what you will find in Puerto Vallarta. About five years ago more or less, we watched Natasha Moraga, fondly referred to as Nat, begin her mission in Puert...

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Puerto Vallarta: Happy New Year!

İProspero Año! We love New Year's Eve in Puerto Vallarta. Everyone gets in on the act and the fun goes on all night long, with dancing in the streets and endless fireworks. There are so many great venues where you can hang out to say goodb...

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Give Our Puerto Vallarta Charities a Helping Hand

We are once again organizing the House Hunters International Charity Event benefitting Becas Vallarta Scholarships, >Make-A-Wish Foundation, >Asilo San Juan Diego Senior Assisted Living Center, and the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens. A...

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