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
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?
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
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
The Gift of Life Blood is always needed, since surgeries and accidents are daily life occurrences. In Puerto Vallarta you won’t likely be paid monetarily for giving blood but you will benefit in the case you are ever in the position of needing a transfusion yourself. If, in the following five years after you have … Read more Puerto Vallarta, Donate Today
Earthquakes Earthquakes in Puerto Vallarta are not unheard of and we want to set the record straight on what to do in case you ever experience the trembling earth. Our first incident with a shaking house happened shortly after we had settled into our new cliff-side home. We thought the mozo had returned from an … Read more Vallarta: When The Earth Shakes
In Puerto Vallarta, September is known as SeptiHambre…“Hungry September.” September finds many businesses in Puerto Vallarta closed for the entire month. Owners traditionally leave Puerto Vallarta to vacation elsewhere and usually don’t return until October, taking the first week of that month to make repairs, paint and lay in supplies. This means their employees are … Read more Puerto Vallarta Does Have A Low Season Month
Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens Several years ago on our way to Chacala, we turned a corner to see a large new structure on the hillside to the west. It looked like a lodge, or possibly a mansion under construction. On our way back to Puerto Vallarta, we intended to stop and investigate, though it did … Read more The Vallarta Botanical Gardens Are World Class
Dogs and Thunder It’s called Strom Phobia and our pup suffers from this horrible affliction here in Puerto Vallarta during rainy season. We always know when a storm is brewing because the pup starts the panting/pacing ritual that precedes thunder and lightning. Pup seems to want to be on top of us, or maybe inside … Read more Puerto Vallarta Dogs & Storms
ASK A REALTOR Q: I just bought a condo in Nuevo Vallarta and the seller says we need to go to a Notary public. … Read more What is a Notario in Puerto Vallarta Real Estate?