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Kids In Puerto Vallarta

School children in Puerto Vallarta, public and private, from pre-kindergarten to high school graduates are well dressed, tidy, and start each day with nary a hair out of place. They wear crisp uniforms and shoes are shined to a gleam. Regardles...

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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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Rosca del Reyes In Puerto Vallarta

For a long time, we thought it quite strange to see Christmas decorations hanging in and around homes far into the New Year. In error, we assumed this was a sign of laziness! One couldn’t get around to putting the baubles away and taking ...

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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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Puerto Vallarta: More On The Weather!

Cooler Weather is on its Way We get asked this question often throughout October and November in Puerto Vallarta. “When is cooler weather coming?” Some of us are conditioned to weather changes in the climates we have come from, and our e...

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Puerto Vallarta: Armed With Knowledge

Guns and Mexico Lately we’ve heard a lot about gun ownership…everywhere. Is it legal for civilians to own guns in Puerto Vallarta? The Mexican Constitution does address this issue; Article 10 is very specific. Firearm laws in Mexico are ...

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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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Isla Marietas Paraíso de Nayarit

Isla Marietas Paraíso de Nayarit Beginning in the mid ‘80’s in Puerto Vallarta, we began fishing trips on pangas, which are open boats and dot the shoreline up and down the shores of Puerto Vallarta. Floating around offshore, lines ...

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Puerto Vallarta: Hands On The Wheel

Hands on the Wheel We have learned it’s best to keep hands on the wheel while driving in Puerto Vallarta and eyes on the road. While cruising along recently with our visiting granddaughter in the back seat, we stopped at a light and pulled...

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Puerto Vallarta: US Politics In Mexico

What is it about the popularity of Bill and Hillary Clinton in Mexico, including Puerto Vallarta? The country adores them! It’s not just that Mexicans don’t like (to put it mildly) the opposition; they also have a Mutual Admiration Soci...

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Puerto Vallarta: Birders Welcome

Birds of Puerto Vallarta Some of our regular habitants have flown back north for the next few months. Humans have also left but it’s the birds we’ll miss the most! We love the birds of Puerto Vallarta. Many of them winter here, just as w...

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Yes, Vallarta Is Growing

Puerto Vallarta has long been a bustling, active town. It didn’t start with the Hollywood invasion, though the way some people talk, Vallarta was nothing but a sleepy fishing village before the event of movie-making. Las Peñas, as Puerto Va...

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Avocados and Puerto Vallarta

To our amazement, we have discovered there are over 500 varieties of avocados in the world! Avocados are considered a fruit, though most North Americans think of them as a vegetable. From the Nahuatl (Aztec) word ahuacatl, avocado means tes...

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Tonala Is Worth Visiting From Puerto Vallarta

Before the conquistadores invaded Tonalá in 1530, this city was ruled by a woman, Cihualpilli. A chapel dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, located at the high point of Cerro de la Reina (Queen’s Hill), where Cihualpilli lived, ruling over...

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2016 Vallarta Real Estate Fair Is Big Success

This year’s Vallarta Real Estate Fair had a record turnout with more exhibitors and attendees enjoying the fair than ever before.  The highlights of the Fair were the two seminars that were heavily attended by locals, buyers and sellers.  L...

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Puerto Vallarta’s Real Estate Hot Deals

Punta Esmeralda Girasol 102 North Shore Incredible Gated Community La Joya 514 Hotel Zone Horizon 308 Upper Amapas Renaissance 4 Upper Amapas Peña de Guadalupe Alta Vista Special Limited Time Offer Casa Monito Upper Amapas M...

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Day of the Child Puerto Vallarta

Day of the Child In Puerto Vallarta and all throughout Mexico we celebrated Dia del Niño on April 30th. We’ve not visited any other place in the world where children are celebrated in the manner they are here. Any store carrying toys focu...

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Watermelon in Puerto Vallarta?

Sandia What a pleasure watermelon is. The color, the sweetness, the crunch, the freshness. We love watermelon. It took us some time to wrap our head around the word sandia, watermelon in Spanish, two words that seem completely unrelated....

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