This morning we went for our tasty oyster treat down by the bridge. Locals, ex-pats and visitors are familiar with the place where one can dine cheaply in great style. Although we have a special fondness for many of the beach restaurants and cafes, we also enjoy the other reasonable fare available. Vendors of a great variety are plenty and one could possibly sit an entire day and order fine and delectable foods.
A cup full of an assortment of fruit such as melons, papaya, jicama, cucumber, among other juicy choices are sliced with finger eating in mind; sprinkled with chile or a lime squeeze, or eaten plain. Fruit hawkers will be more than happy to arrange a custom breakfast for you. Our favorite is watermelon mixed with jicama, sprinkled with a smidgen of Tajin.
Oysters, as aforementioned, are available all times of day, fresh or grilled. Vendors collect pesos for platters, complete with quartered limes, chile and salsa. At the beach, Playa Los Muertos, you can find multiple local families who provide selections of shellfish; they concoct seafood cocktails to order with remarkably fresh salsa. Breakfast is a good time to enjoy mollusks when they’ve just been whisked out of the ocean.
Chunks of fish and shrimp are propped over coals roasted on a stick and have been popular in Puerto Vallarta for many decades. We prefer them served with slices of fresh lime and Salsa Huichol, which we send home with friends as an edible souvenir.
While lounging on the hot sand, enjoying vistas and marvelous odors, there’s nothing quite like sweet Mexican ice cream. Buried deep in a pushcart full of ice, these mouth-watering treats comes in an assortment not found in our hometowns. Paletas (popsicles) of pineapple, guayaba (guava) chockablock with crunchy seeds, cucumber, rum (yes, really, rum), coconut, peanut and walnut are among the exotic flavors; cream and water based. The lid of the rolling freezer is wrenched open and the air is filled with icy mist as the vendor reaches inside and magically pulls out your request, frozen solid. Your tongue will stick to it at first lick, so be careful.
Candy, often sold out of a wheelbarrow, is pushed along by what must be the strongest man on the entire beach and it’s not just yummy, it’s colorful! As well as gummies and sweet and sours, there are jawbreakers, mints, licorice and a selection of nuts. From pistachios to pecans, some are salted while others are covered in caramel and hard sugar. Our guests love to take these home, as well.
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Please join us for the 4th annual Real Estate Fair! There will be information on taxes, immigration and other topics. To benefit from this valuable information and over 20 more exhibitors, attend the 2016 Vallarta Real Estate Fair on February 20th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. hosted by Timothy Real Estate Group.
Location: Rivera Molino Plaza, corner of Ignacio L. Vallarta and Aquiles Serdan in the Romantic Zone (Old Town Vallarta).
For more information, visit www.vallartarealestatefair.com.
Timothy Real Estate Group is a locally-owned and operated real estate brokerage with a strategic location in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta in the Colonia Emiliano Zapata. Because the Puerto Vallarta area has varying neighborhood personalities, we practice localized real estate. We believe neighborhood knowledge is a top factor in solid sales, and we know our communities well.
We enable our clients to realize their vision for the future. We understand and plan for their concerns and are dedicated to transforming those concerns to peace of mind and joy.
Our philosophy of transparency, integrity, and professionalism imbues our culture with a tangible sense of purpose and results in the length and depth of the quality relationships we enjoy. We believe buying or selling a home is first and foremost about people. Of course we have the latest technology, marketing tools, statistics and research, but a successful real estate transaction really comes down to people. Connecting the right buyers to sellers or investors our professional agents structure solid transactions with successful solid outcomes. We believe in collaboration by connecting people in ways that bring satisfaction and success.
When you combine extensive local knowledge and our long standing reputation for honesty and sound judgment, you have an unbeatable resource at your disposal. You have Timothy Real Estate Group, a constant leader in Puerto Vallarta real estate.