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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 individuals who have selected their retirement home carefully and many vehemently maintain its safety.

Aggression and hostility in Mexico are mainly associated with drug crime and arms trade, with most of these crimes occurring in border towns, usually quite far from tourist destinations such as Puerto Vallarta.

It seems, however, that when any type of crime is committed in Puerto Vallarta, it doesn’t take long to become sensational fuel for the media. Last week when a local restaurant was closed after hours to the public, a private party was accosted. It just so happens that among that group of people was the son of the most famous drug lord in all of Mexico, who happens to be currently incarcerated, waiting extradition to the US. Rumors have been rampant since this incident but the truth of the matter is boring. Guns were involved, that is an undeniable fact, but none were fired. Most of the male diners were escorted out of the establishment; the owner and staff were unharmed and left to clean up dinner debris, nothing more. Lady friends were apparently not involved and left on their own volition.

While people contemplated the fate of the six men who were taken away in pick-up trucks, negotiations were already underway for their release. A bloodless kidnapping occurred and would likely have gone unnoticed but for a leak to the press by someone associated with the incident.

Though Mexico’s Attorney General’s office claims to be working on the investigation, it will more than likely be forgotten in a short amount of time.

Does this make Puerto Vallarta unsafe? We have heard all the usual assessments of shootings and disasters north of the border, but it doesn’t really do any good to make comparisons across international lines when there are few similarities.

The so called victims of this kidnapping have all been released, unharmed, and are back home in the state of Sinaloa.

There are so many wonderful events in Puerto Vallarta that are unfortunately shadowed by sensationalized news coverage. Watch the ABC show Bachelors in Paradise instead of paying attention to the negative. We’re not sure how fact-based Bachelors is but at least it’s pretty.

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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.

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