Voting From Afar We agree with those in Puerto Vallarta who are intent on discussing the issue that the upcoming election in the United States is going to be one of the most important events in the history of the country. If one party wins, there will be upheaval and chaos; the other party is … Read more Puerto Vallarta Voting From Afar
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?
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
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
Have you noticed how friendly everyone is here in Puerto Vallarta? We walk down the street and all the Mexicans we pass bid us a good morning, afternoon or evening, depending on the time of day. “Buen dia“ (have a good day) is often a common parting comment. Everyone smiles! It’s easy to tell tourists … Read more How Friendly Are They In Puerto Vallarta?
You Can Find Almost Anything Here! When we first moved to Puerto Vallarta, we lamented over not being able to buy Campbell’s Tomato Soup, because it was our main comfort food with grilled cheese sandwiches and we missed it terribly on occasional dreary days. Mexican cheese wasn’t a good fit for the sandwich either and … Read more Vallarta: You Can Find Almost Anything Here!
Escaping the heat of Puerto Vallarta in August is a good time to check out the tianguis (flea market) in Tonalá. Although everyone thinks Tonalá is in Guadalajara, it’s actually a municipality of Jalisco, bordered by Juanacatlán, Tlaquepaque, Zapotlanejo, El Salto and Guadalajara. The tianguis includes everything from pottery to antique furniture and is open … Read more Puerto Vallarta To Tonala
We received a frantic call from a friend here in Puerto Vallarta at dusk the other evening. A bat had flown in the bedroom window of our single female friend and she was terrified. This time of year, bats are in generous supply and as this bat swooped and glided around, doing most of its … Read more Puerto Vallarta Does Have Bats Folks
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
Geckos A question has recently come up about geckos in Puerto Vallarta and we hope to provide some protection for these adorable little reptiles. Among the lizard groups they are species-rich, with more than 1500 types worldwide. Once indigenous mainly to Asia, geckos have traveled the world and settled in every tropical corner of the … Read more Vallarta: You Can Find Geckos Here