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Vallarta: How Do We Celebrate Halloween

Halloween in Puerto Vallarta Halloween has not always been a celebrated holiday in Puerto Vallarta. In the mid-80’s there became enough expats here to warrant a party or two and soon the idea caught on. Not that Mexico needs an excuse to dress up. Or party. Day of the Dead in places like Patzcuaro, Michoacan … Read more Vallarta: How Do We Celebrate Halloween

How About Biking In Puerto Vallarta?

Bicycles have become very popular over the past few years in Puerto Vallarta, a place that was until a very short time ago, much easier to navigate atop a donkey. We still love donkeys but bikes are a bit more fun, get you there faster and much less stubborn. Up and down the coastal corridor … Read more How About Biking In Puerto Vallarta?

Hacienda San Angel, Puerto Vallarta

Overlooking the heart of Puerto Vallarta lies Hacienda De San Angel, the most noteworthy of Puerto Vallarta’s recently-opened luxury hotels, nothing but oohs and ahhs from most guests. It offers tremendous views of the magnificent Puerto Vallarta. One of most charming and luxurious vacation villas you’ll ever find in Mexico. Once you set foot in … Read more Hacienda San Angel, Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta: Barcelona Tapas

Barcelona Tapas is a favorite at Puerto Vallarta for its amazing view of Banderas Bay and the lovely cool breeze of the sea. The restaurant is situated on the roof top, which is also where fireworks display are often lit. While this may sound as if I’m describing a romantic place, Barcelona Tapas is actually … Read more Puerto Vallarta: Barcelona Tapas

Posadas In Puerto Vallarta

Posadas in Puerto Vallarta consist of businesses honoring their employees one day of the year with a festive party and traditional food, along with North American potluck dishes in many cases. There is gift giving, sometimes what we refer to as White Elephant and at some posadas, well-thought presents of gratitude and friendship. Aguinaldos (Christmas … Read more Posadas In Puerto Vallarta

Ships Coming Into Puerto Vallarta

Long before Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess and Carnival Cruises started mooring their ships in Puerto Vallarta, the bay welcomed huge freight vessels. Ships were also the primary form of transportation for people arriving in the port, as well. Entire households were transported by mid-century settlers. The first passenger and freight ships, with names like El … Read more Ships Coming Into Puerto Vallarta

“Dónde Están Los Servicios” In Puerto Vallarta

¿Dónde está el baño, por favor? No matter where one is traveling, to the local mall or a foreign country, an essential question to know how to phrase politely is “Where are the bathrooms?” In Puerto Vallarta we usually use the following Spanish phrase “Dónde está el baño, por favor.” In some places in Mexico, … Read more “Dónde Están Los Servicios” In Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta lifestyles: Art and Sustainability in Mexico

Along with local endeavors, like Mosayko Vallarta, and their beautification around town, especially in Parque Lazaro Cardena, we are beginning to see modern touches in Puerto Vallarta that combine art and sustainability. Guma is the brand name of products made by Alejandro Curi Chávez, an innovative Mexican designer who has made it his mission to … Read more Puerto Vallarta lifestyles: Art and Sustainability in Mexico

Puerto Vallarta and Its Out Lying Areas

There are many magical places to visit surrounding Puerto Vallarta that require only a short bus trip. Down the south coastline, Boca de Tomatlan is at the end of the city route. From there, one can catch a panga (boat) to Yelapa, Las Animas or Quimixto for a very reasonable fare. Day trips are perfect … Read more Puerto Vallarta and Its Out Lying Areas

Where To Eat: Joe Jack’s Fish Shack

Joe Jack’s Fish Stack is the place to go if you enjoy seafood. Plenty of patrons flock to this place because they serve the best tasting fish and chips, mahi mahi and garlic shrimp, accompanied with beer. Joe Jack has a cozy rooftop terrace which can accommodate large groups, and all day long, classic rock … Read more Where To Eat: Joe Jack’s Fish Shack