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Puerto 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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Puerto Vallarta: Gun Ownership Rules

Puerto Vallarta and Guns This past weekend we had the occasion to watch a rousing televised sports event in Puerto Vallarta with a group of acquaintances and a handful of people we’d never met, some tourists. One new visitor to our lovely ...

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Puerto Vallarta: Taking A Panga To Yelapa!

Take a Panga to Yelapa! There are people who ask if Mexico is safe. It’s a question that actually upsets a lot of locals and residents here in this relatively peaceful country. Yes, there are problems, just as there are in our extremely di...

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Puerto Vallarta Loves Honey

We laid off sugar a few years back and have been very happy about the switch to honey. Local honey in Puerto Vallarta can be purchased on the streets and we often buy from the same grumpy old man who caters to those walking up and down Basi...

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Puerto Vallarta: Hummingbird Magic

Hummingbirds We love the return of the hummingbirds to Puerto Vallarta. They are magical little creatures who begin to appear when they migrate south for the winter. This long journey has taken place for hundreds of years and begins in Augus...

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Puserto Vallarta Side Trips

Looking for an adventure that won’t take you too far out of Puerto Vallarta but still give you the feel of having a wee vacation? Here are four suggestions of destinations you can reach by bus or car. Aside from the usual trips to places ...

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Restaurant Week 2018: Bigger and better than ever.

Organizers announced participating restaurants for the 14th edition of this gastronomic festival to take place in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit from May 15 - June 10. The event is organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group and will b...

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Puerto Vallarta: We Can’t Stress This Enough

Safety in Mexico The subject of safety in Mexico comes up often. A media machine in the US is not short on news these days but when shootings happen anywhere, it does garner attention.  Puerto Vallarta is a long way from Cancun, comparable ...

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Lead By Example in Puerto Vallarta

Basura (garbage) is a steady problem in the tropics and Puerto Vallarta is no exception. We all need to do our part to help and when we do, it makes life far more pleasant for everyone involved. There are no exceptions, considering that from bi...

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Puerto Vallarta: The Gift Of Life

The Gift of Life Another recent cry has gone out for Type O blood in Puerto Vallarta. We hear these requests often and the need for all types is the same, though Type O is most common. If you have a rare blood type and qualify to give blood,...

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What Would You Do If….? In Puerto Vallarta

Jellyfish and Other Seashore Sightings Barnacles (balaño in Spanish) are always something to be aware of when wading in saltwater, though they are not as plentiful on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta as one finds in coastal areas to the north...

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Puerto Vallarta: Who is Who In Mexico

Do You Know a Chilango? We’ve met many people in Puerto Vallarta from Mexico City who commonly refer to the city as DF, which stands for Federal District (Distrito Federal). In the current term of President Enríque Peña Nieto, the name M...

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Another Great Thing About Puerto Vallarta  

One great thing about living in Puerto Vallarta is the access to wonderful organic fresh fruits and vegetables all year round. Here is a easy salad using ingredients that are plentiful (and cheap) here in Puerto Vallarta. This is a really fu...

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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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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: Thursday Marina Market

Thursday Marina Market We love to take a Thursday trip out to the Marina in high season. The Marina Market was once a small shopping experience that we enjoyed before dinner at one of the fine marina restaurants. We would buy some vegetables...

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