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Busing in Puerto Vallarta

We do a lot of walking in Puerto Vallarta and for long distances, we find the taxis quite reasonable. They are everywhere, easy to flag down and not difficult on price negotiations. Lawfully, they should have a price chart in their car, in case you have any questions.

We do, however, appreciate a good bus ride when the dogs start to bark (feet get tired.)

Buses can be entertaining and we highly recommend them. If you miss one bus, you wait only a few moments before another comes along. At midday, when shifts change in shops and hotels, we wait for a full bus to pass by. There’s always another one, often within short view. The writing on the front, painted on in what looks like nurse’s shoe polish, will tell you where the bus is bound. If you aren’t sure, ask. Most bus drivers are friendly and helpful. You don’t need to be exact. You want to head to town for the Saturday market? Just say Olas Altas or Zona Romatica and they will either nod or shake.

A special treat on buses in Puerto Vallarta is traveling musicians. You aren’t obliged to give them money but we do, if we have coins. It’s hard to ignore the outstretched hand of someone who is trying to make an honest living. The entertainer commonly stands at the front of the bus while singing their piece and then shuffles to the back door, collecting pesos. They often hop on a following bus or catch one in the opposite direction. This can often be a blessing, especially considering that oftentimes, the instrument of choice is an empty water bottle and a stick.

Deaf people travel buses in much the same way minstrels do, popping in the front door and treating the aisle like a gauntlet. They drop key chains, packs of gum or trinkets into passengers’ laps. If we have the spare 20 pesos, we like to collect stocking stuffers for the end of the year. A business sized card with the sign language alphabet and a message in Spanish is part of the deal and they will need these back, unless you insist on keeping them. If you decline the purchase they will snatch it up quickly and move on.

Hang on to the flimsy tissue ticket the bus driver gives you in exchange for your fare. It’s not a transfer like those handed over in most northern cities. It is your boleto (ticket) and it does happen that inspectors board buses occasionally to check all commuters for evidence of payment. More importantly, if the bus has an accident, it’s your proof you were on board and all your expenses could be paid by the bus company, if you’re injured.

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 Thanks to our Guest Blogger Adam Garcia for this great article!


Here are a few of our guiding principals at Boardwalk Realty:

“First of all, we really want to get to know you,”   When we know you, we can tailor home tours to your tastes.”

Secondly, there’s the legal side of owning in Mexico. “Besides our own experience, we can save you a lot of time and money by offering you complimentary consultations with our partner attorneys.  The nuances of how you buy here can save you a lot of money when you sell. It’s important to know what you’re doing on the purchase so that when you sell you can best use any tax advantages. This service is free to our clients and can be invaluable.”

Both partners agree that the most important element of Boardwalk Realty is our ongoing service and commitment to our clients after the sale.  We are both passionate about protecting the investment and security of our clients.  “Our clients become our friends, we see them socially, and we treat them as we would like to be treated ourselves”, adds Mike.

Boardwalk Realty Puerto Vallarta represents buyers and sellers of real estate in the entire Bay of Banderas area, and will soon add a rental and property management division.


 Thanks to our Guest Blogger Adam Garcia for this great article!


Here are a few of our guiding principals at Boardwalk Realty:

“First of all, we really want to get to know you,”   When we know you, we can tailor home tours to your tastes.”

Secondly, there’s the legal side of owning in Mexico. “Besides our own experience, we can save you a lot of time and money by offering you complimentary consultations with our partner attorneys.  The nuances of how you buy here can save you a lot of money when you sell. It’s important to know what you’re doing on the purchase so that when you sell you can best use any tax advantages. This service is free to our clients and can be invaluable.”

Both partners agree that the most important element of Boardwalk Realty is our ongoing service and commitment to our clients after the sale.  We are both passionate about protecting the investment and security of our clients.  “Our clients become our friends, we see them socially, and we treat them as we would like to be treated ourselves”, adds Mike.

Boardwalk Realty Puerto Vallarta represents buyers and sellers of real estate in the entire Bay of Banderas area, and will soon add a rental and property management division.


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