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Vallarta Life: Pests

Mosquitoes Puerto Vallarta is not free of mosquitoes. What are they good for? Absolutely nothing, we’ve been told. Eliminating them, however, is not simply a major challenge, it is a task associated with harm to the environment and we have enough of that already. There is ongoing research into how to find a balance in … Read moreVallarta Life: Pests

Vallarta Life: Getting Around Town

Getting Around Do you need a car in Puerto Vallarta? That’s very debatable, and the opinions on this issue are as varied as the assorted experiences. We’ve known many expats who’ve driven their US and Canadian cars to Puerto Vallarta and gone through the arduous process of getting them “Mexicanized.” We’ve done this ourselves with … Read moreVallarta Life: Getting Around Town

Puerto Vallarta: A Mexican Fable

The Sleeping WarriorFables abound in Mexico and are retold, embellished and treasured by everyone from schoolchildren to grandmothers. Puerto Vallarta, though a younger settlement than perhaps some of the ancient cities in the central part of the country, has many of her own tales full of grandeur and woe.From any viewpoint in Puerto Vallarta, one … Read morePuerto Vallarta: A Mexican Fable

Pan Muerto Puerto Vallarta

Soon it will be Day of the Dead and we wouldn’t be caught dead in Puerto Vallarta without a good recipe for Day of the Dead Bread! Pan Muerto in Spanish is traditional bread that is shared at either the shine for the departed or at the actual gravesites. In the shape of a bun, … Read morePan Muerto Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Voting From Afar

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 morePuerto Vallarta Voting From Afar

Huipil – Those Beautiful Blouses in Vallarta

When shopping in Puerto Vallarta, one will find few garments as simple and yet elaborate as Huipil, the traditional dress worn by indigenous women of Central and South America. A Nahuatl word, pronounced weep-eel, the length of a Huipil can be everything from a short blouse to a floor length dress. Normally assembled with two … Read moreHuipil – Those Beautiful Blouses in Vallarta

From The Catrina In Puerto Vallarta

Death is the great neutralizer. No matter whom we are or what we possess, we are all going in the same direction and headed for one particular place. Nowhere in the world celebrates the end of life quite like Mexico, including Puerto Vallarta. The Mexican Revolution gave birth to La Catrina in the late nineteenth … Read moreFrom The Catrina In Puerto Vallarta

Clowns In Puerto Vallarta

In defense of clowns, Puerto Vallarta could use more. Their entire function is to make people laugh, to amuse, entertain. We can all use a bit more laughter. Some smart clown, before he was so designated, decided that to garner attention he could learn to juggle, dance, sing songs and do acrobatics to collect coins … Read moreClowns In Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Does Have A Low Season Month

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 morePuerto Vallarta Does Have A Low Season Month

Puerto Vallarta Still the Best Place For Dental Work

Dental Work in Puerto Vallarta Ex-pats who live in Puerto Vallarta rave about the medical and dental care they receive. Many people come to Mexico specifically to get dental work done. It’s much cheaper than the US or Canada and the clinics are state-of-the-art, as professional as one would expect north of the border. We … Read morePuerto Vallarta Still the Best Place For Dental Work