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Vallarta Life: In Case of Emergency

In Case of an Emergency

We’re passing this along from Pamela Thompson, Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta, who believes such information can’t be shared too much. According to Pamela, there are too many people unaware of the following, some of which can be lifesaving. If you know anyone unaware of this list, please direct them to this blog.

It’s important to keep vital information in a safe place in your home. Friends in the US have a magnet on their refrigerator door with a note telling succinctly where to find all their key information, in case of an emergency. Make sure you let someone know where you keep documents and copies. Post an emergency number on your fridge of someone you trust who can be called to assist, if need be.

Make copies of everything and keep the copies in a separate place. Let your confidante know where all these items are kept.

You should have a folder or big manila envelope with copies of your passport, emergency contact information in your home country with complete names, phone numbers, relation to you, email addresses and physical address.

If you’re a home owner, have a copy of your escritura (property title).

Pet information: names, veterinarian, name, phone number and email, of someone who will take care of them.

You should have a will; no need to tell you that, right?

Copies of your insurance card and any pertinent information regarding insurance, Medicare, your personal doctors, their names and phone numbers, affiliated hospitals.

A list of your medications and dosages. If you are hospitalized, this is vital.

Banking information and name, phone number and email of your beneficiary. If you’re in hospital, someone needs to have access to your funds.

Register online with your consulate: If you were to die in Puerto Vallarta and have no family members, you must have a notarized affidavit appointing a person of confidence to handle the disposition of your remains. You can get this form from Pamela if you so needed. Canadians:

US Citizens:


At least one friend needs to have access to your home in Puerto Vallarta. If you can’t come to the door, make sure you have someone you trust who can.

Believe it or not, if you live in a gated community, Las Moras for example, an ambulance can’t get in without the security guards being alerted by you or an authorized person.

Know enough Spanish to be able to give your address with a cross street for Emergency Services when they arrive (these people usually don’t speak English but they are compassionate and want to help you.) If you live in a condo, it’s important to let them know where’s your unit in relation to the building (ie: NW corner, up one flight, next to the angel statue; give any and all helpful details. Have your apartment number clearly marked.) Guards don’t know names and locations of tenants. 

Your life could depend on this information being readily available.

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About Boardwalk Realty Vallarta:

Here are a few of our guiding principals at Boardwalk Realty:

“First of all, we really want to get to know you,”   When we know you, we can tailor home tours to your tastes.”

Secondly, there’s the legal side of owning in Mexico. “Besides our own experience, we can save you a lot of time and money by offering you complimentary consultations with our partner attorneys.  The nuances of how you buy here can save you a lot of money when you sell. It’s important to know what you’re doing on the purchase so that when you sell you can best use any tax advantages. This service is free to our clients and can be invaluable.”

Both partners agree that the most important element of Boardwalk Realty is our ongoing service and commitment to our clients after the sale.  We are both passionate about protecting the investment and security of our clients.  “Our clients become our friends, we see them socially, and we treat them as we would like to be treated ourselves”, adds Mike.

Boardwalk Realty Puerto Vallarta represents buyers and sellers of real estate in the entire Bay of Banderas area, and will soon add a rental and property management division.

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