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Puerto Vallarta Amigos are Friends

Amigos The concept of friendship is different in Puerto Vallarta than that of the United States and Canada. North Americans might have many friends, through school, fraternal organizations, church, the neighborhood, Facebook. In Mexico, an...

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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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Puerto Vallarta: Reasons to Move Here

Why Move to Puerto Vallarta? In a recent survey of expats in Mexico, we found an array of reasons for people's decisions to relocate to Puerto Vallarta. In the past several months, the usual list of explanations for making this life-change h...

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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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A Rare Find: Discovering a Road Less Traveled

By Hector Medina · May 24, 2016 “A blissfully underdeveloped swath of Mexico’s Pacific coastline” – Travel + Leisure “The Costalegre in the state of Jalisco, is the wildest most undeveloped stretch of Mexico’s Pacific shore...

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Your Are Safe In Puerto Vallarta

Safeness in Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta is so safe that many ex-pats choose to retire here, over other suitable destinations in Mexico and southern United States. These are a predominantly affluent and a well-informed group of individu...

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Make A Difference In Puerto Vallarta

Pasitos de Luz is a daycare for disabled children from low income families. If a family has a reliable source for day care their child, they have a better chance of creating and keeping a stable home. We first heard about Pasitos de Luz in ...

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911 Comes to Puerto Vallarta

911 Comes to Puerto Vallarta For many years we were taught to dial 066 in Puerto Vallarta for an emergency and though, thankfully, we haven’t put it to much use, we will soon be able to revert to the ubiquitous 911 that is being adopte...

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Puerto Vallarta Rocks The Vote

Voting From Afar We agree with those in Puerto Vallarta who are intent on discussing the issue that the upcoming election in the United States is going to be one of the most important events in the history of the country. If one party wins, ...

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Attempting the Spanish Language

As years go on in our residency of Puerto Vallarta, we’ve found it amazing how many people speak English; the waiters, the ladies at the lavanderia, bartenders, the veterinarian we take the pup to see for his yearly exam. Even some of the...

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Vallarta And the Flucuating Pesos

Counting Pesos Recently we were informed of a disgruntled tourist in Puerto Vallarta who was very unhappy regarding being shortchanged at a convenience store. Seems the wife sent the husband for avocadoes, beer and water with a $500 peso...

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