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  • CHANGES IN MEXICAN TAX LAWS 2014 Yucalandia just published an article regarding the changes in Mexican tax laws affecting foreigners for 2014, which we thought might be useful: Here’s a summary of the changes in Mexican tax laws affecting foreigners for 2014. This report comes from Lic. Spencer McMullen, a fine attorney in Jalisco, who specializes in legal issues affecting expats. You ...
  • Residential Mortgages In Mexico There are a variety of Residential loans available in Mexico and there are some great mortgage brokers available that can help you choose the best option for you. Here are just a few of the options currently offered for foreign residents in Mexico. US Dollar Loan Program This program is for all nationalities purchasing vacation homes ...
  • Taking Pictures in Puerto Vallarta We never tire of gazing at the large photos in the hallways of the restaurant La Palapa, on Los Muertos Beach. We recommend paying a visit; they’re in the back, past the cashier, by the restrooms. Other businesses in town have similar displays but none quite compares to these. Though they don’t depict the entire pictorial ...
  • 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. Instead of buying sandia at the supermarket in Puerto Vallarta, we usually get ours from trucks parked on ...
  • The Vallarta Real Estate Fair 2014 Are you wondering about how the changes in Mexico’s immigration laws will affect you? – How will the new fiscal reforms affect capital gains tax this year? – Are you wondering what loans are available for mortgages in Mexico? – How do property management and rentals effect my real estate investment and how can I ...
  • 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 mezcal in order to escape restrictions on alcohol production and the related taxes. My experience has always been that ...
  • Puerto Vallarta Loves Equipales Our favorite thing about equipales is the way they smell. The odors of leather and rosewood linger for years and are usually so strong at the point of purchase; we usually allow them to air out on the patio for a day or two, especially the larger pieces. There are few styles of furniture as ...
  • Mailboxes Etc. In Puerto Vallarta If you are contemplating or have already made the big decision to move to Paradise, what will you do about your mail?  What will you do if you want to order products on-line and the company does not deliver to Mexico?  We’ve got you covered! We are Rhonda and Jessica and we made the move ...
  • ACCORDING TO GOLF DIGEST, THE BEST OF THE BEST OF PUERTO VALLARTA GOLF BEST SEASIDE COURSE The Pacifico Golf Course in Punta Mita is outstanding mainly because it has eight holes that are adjacent to or facing the ocean. But its inland holes, which feature views of the Sierra Madre Mountains, will resonate with fans of Jack Nicklaus’ challenging designs. BEST JUNGLE COURSE The Weiskopf Course at Vista Vallarta looks like ...
  • Puerto Vallarta: Stand Up and Paddle Stand Up and Paddle Our first introduction to standing on a surf board with a paddle was a wet one. It took several attempts to learn our balance points but the landing was always soft and forgiving. Stand Up Paddle, known as SUP, has become increasingly popular in Puerto Vallarta over the past few years. SUP is ...