Many years ago, when we arrived in Puerto Vallarta and began enlightening and enjoyable observations, we rarely saw anyone riding a bicycle. If we did spot a bike, it would often be supporting well more than one rider. A man usually pumped the pedals with someone on the handlebars, often a person hanging on the … Read more Bikes Come To Puerto Vallarta
Ajijic For those looking for a nice adventure out of town while the temps are still high, we recommend a trip to Ajijic, a quick ten minute drive to the west of Chapala on Lake Chapala. With a population of approximately 12,000, Ajijic has moderate traffic and climate. What’s not to like? About an hour … Read more Living in Puerto Vallarta: Ajijic
Talavera is normally three times more costly than other types of ceramic crafted in Mexico. What makes it so valuable is something we set out to discover when our friends visiting Puerto Vallarta inquired about this pricier pottery. Though Talavera was originally brought to Mexico from Spain by several key potters, chiefly among them Diego … Read more Puerto Vallarta: And Talavera
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Boardwalk Realty PV Agent John Swanson answers questions about Hurricane Patricia and the relief efforts that are being made in Puerto Vallarta to help our neighbors to the South – the thousands of farmers, small business owners and families – that live in the hardest hit areas. Q: We heard a … Read more Ask a Realtor: Any Hurricane Patricia Relief Efforts?
Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off Many years ago, when we first arrived in Puerto Vallarta, an event enlightened us to the camaraderie of the expat group, as no other had. This wasn’t drinks at a beach bar. This was a small sector of the population coming together to make a statement. A delightful chili cook-off with … Read more Living in Puerto Vallarta: Chili Cook Off
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 more Puerto Vallarta Still the Best Place For Dental Work
Amazingly, we see tourists in Puerto Vallarta in grocery stores and shopping malls wandering around in bikinis! Aside from being cold, some are simply not easy on the eye. We can say the same thing about fellows walking down streets (that are not located on or even near the beach) wearing those teeny tiny revealing … Read more Clothing Is NOT Optional in Vallarta
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
Health Tips When Traveling We love to eat, whether we’re in Puerto Vallarta or anywhere else in the world. So far we’ve been very lucky to not experience Montezuma’s Revenge or Delhi Belly, but it’s mostly about using common sense. You can partake in the local fares and not worry about spending your vacation in … Read more Vallarta Beach Lifestyle News: Travel Tips, Health
Our first encounter with Mexican road etiquette took place on a busy street in Zona Romatica, Puerto Vallarta. Returning to our trusty auto, we confronted mechanical betrayal due to the human error of leaving on the headlights. After a somewhat healthy discourse on crucial safety factors while driving in daylight with headlights on, involving remembering … Read more Angels? In Puerto Vallarta?