How to Keep Cool in the Coming Months It’s gloriously cool in Puerto Vallarta right now. The evenings are breezy, the ocean blows cool air up toward the mountains and humidity is relatively low. The temperature in Puerto Vallarta stays mean pretty much throughout the year but right now we can feel the humidity … Read more Vallarta Life: Keeping Cool
In Case of an Emergency We’re passing this along from Pamela Thompson, Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta, who believes such information can’t be shared too much. According to Pamela, there are too many people unaware of the following, some of which can be lifesaving. If you know anyone unaware of this list, please direct them to … Read more Vallarta Life: In Case of Emergency
Is Bartering a Mexican Thing? Mexicans didn’t invent the art of bartering, though some have asked if it’s a tradition in Puerto Vallarta. Bartering is ancient and has existed all over the world for eons. You’re likely to find wares for sale in many places; vendors on the beach, at flea markets, on the … Read more Vallarta Life: To Barter or Not to?
Navy Day in Puerto Vallarta Mexico celebrated her first Navy Day in 1942 and Puerto Vallarta took up the tradition not long after, in 1949. Navy Day is one of the holidays Mexicans observe that usually misses tourist attention. Expats living in Puerto Vallarta eventually catch on and some are fortunate enough to be … Read more Vallarta Life: The Navy
Protect Yourself Recently someone posted on a well known Facebook thread, asking what type of protection they need in Puerto Vallarta. The responses, as usual, got out of hand and the thread had to be closed, due to nastiness on the part of some commentors. This is too bad because it’s an issue that should … Read more Vallarta Life: Protect Yourself
Mexican Embroidery Beautiful Mexican dresses and blouses are not only for women. In Puerto Vallarta, you’ll find these garments for men, too. Hand embroidered with flowers, birds, iguanas, creatures of nature and mysticism, this is traditional clothing worn by indigenous people throughout Mexico, Central and South America. Regionally this art is referred to as huipil … Read more Vallarta Life: Huipil (What’s That?)
Gringos Newcomers to Puerto Vallarta are often surprised by how freely the label gringo is tossed around. They liken it to other labels that are seen to be derogatory and in some cases, racist. The word gringo long ago lost its power to insult, and is now how many foreigners have come to describe themselves. … Read more Vallarta Life: Gringo