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El Grito in Puerto Vallarta

Recently we were asked by newcomers if Mexicans in Puerto Vallarta do anything for their Independence Day. Do they ever! Though the actual date is September 16th, observances take place in Mexico on the eve of a given celebration. Our frien...

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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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Vallarta: Boats in Our Harbor

Boats in Our Harbor The cruise ship marina often has visitors. Sometimes yachts are huge, with heliports and large tenders to transport passengers from the boat to shore, or another vessel. Such luminaries as Bill Gates, David Geffen, Carlos...

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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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Mismaloya is Part of Puerto Vallarta

Often falsely credited for the colonization of Puerto Vallarta, Mismaloya is a lovely settlement about twelve kilometers from the city. In 1963 the Hollywood director, John Huston, chose it for the location of his movie The Night of the Igu...

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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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