Vallarta & Real Estate News

Vallarta Life: History Lesson

The Underground Railroad to Mexico Slavery of Africans is a uniquely American story in many ways and without exception; there are intriguing tales of escape to accompany this tragic stretch of history. Mexico, now a place known for sunny vacations, was a desired safe harbor for many slaves escaping from far reaches of the United

Real Estate & Vallarta Life News: Nuevo Vallarta

Nuevo Vallarta Oftentimes we have disappointed tourists who thought they were coming to Puerto Vallarta but found themselves in Nuevo Vallarta instead. This happens because most travel agents haven’t been here themselves to know the difference. Vallarta equals Vallarta on paper and they seem pretty darn close on a map. Nuevo Vallarta, using the name,

Vallarta Beach Lifestyle News: Gourmet Delight

Gourmet Festival in Puerto Vallarta There are Food Festivals around the world in all major cities that tempt travelers and locals. Then there’s the Gourmet Festival in Puerto Vallarta, often attended annually by folks who come back year after year. It is a glamorous week of dining with an unrivaled opening ceremony that will take

Vallarta Beach Lifestyle News: Who Is A Migrant Here?

The Migrant Issue While the current administration in the White House tries to stop the flow across the southern border moving northward, there are estimates of US citizens living in Mexico that far outreach the numbers flowing to the north. It’s not only people retiring and moving to where the palm trees sway. Tech workers

Vallarta Beach Lifestyle News: Day Pass

Day Passes to Pools in Puerto Vallarta We are often asked about day passes to local hotels with pools in Puerto Vallarta. It’s a smart way for establishments to make money and keep their staff busy. Usually you can get a day pass and use it as credit for food and drinks. If you don’t

Vallarta Beach Lifestyle News: Flag Meanings

What is a Blue Flag Beach? Rachel Carson, the environmentalist said “In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand, there is the story of the earth.” The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) a not-for-profit non-governmental organization, aims to make these stories sustainable and preserved for future generations. In their mission,

Vallarta Real Estate & Lifestyle: 7 Buyer Mistakes To Avoid

7 MISTAKES TO AVOID ON YOUR HOME SEARCH IN PUERTO VALLARTA Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime.  Therefore,#1, failing to plan and research will certainly get you off on the wrong foot.  Having a plan, being confident and in control is a good path to getting

Vallarta Life: Ojo De Venado

Ojo de Venado We found it fascinating when we asked a young mother in Puerto Vallarta about the bracelet on her newborn and discovered it was to ward off envy. Ojo de Venado or Deer Eye in English, is a special seed, usually attached with a soft piece of red yarn. The child wears it

Vallarta Beach Lifestyle News: Maiz

Let’s Get Corny! One of our favorite treats in Puerto Vallarta, at festivals, or simply strolling along the Malecón on a Sunday evening, is a stick or cup of corn on the cob. The vendor will happily scrape the kernels off the cob for you so you can eat it out off a container, where

Vallarta Real Estate & Lifestyle: Our Market Today

                CURRENT PUERTO VALLARTA REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE Although the market for Puerto Vallarta real estate has slowed, it has not stopped.  Since closing our physical office and working from home since mid-March, (per government recommendations) we have several new offers in process.  Last week, the Google search term “Puerto Vallarta Real Estate” was up

Vallarta Beach Lifestyle News: Sports Enthusiasts

Puerto Vallarta Acuatlón Deportivo What is an Acuatlón Deportivo, you ask? It’s one tough sporting event, that’s what it is. This Sports Aquathlon will hold its fourth annual event in Puerto Vallarta, a three staged race that will take place on the Malecón and in the ocean. Though this is an all ages sport, it’s

Vallarta Life: History, Benito Juarez

Benito Juárez Benito Juárez is a significant figure in Mexican history and we see his name in many places in Puerto Vallarta. There are streets named for him, an entire colonia (neighborhood), schools, businesses. Born on March 21, 1806, the birthday of Benito Juárez is celebrated every year in Mexico on the third Monday in

Vallarta Beach Lifestyle News: : When Leaving

Leaving Puerto Vallarta Whether you’re visiting or live in Puerto Vallarta, there are customs agreements that we must all follow when packing our bags. These are allowances typical of all countries but we know the USA and Canada go by these requirements. Of course, buying in Duty Free shops is a great idea because you

Vallarta Beach Lifestyle News: Navy Day

Navy Day in Puerto Vallarta Mexico celebrated her first Navy Day in 1942 and Puerto Vallarta took up the tradition not long after, in 1949. Navy Day is one of the holidays Mexicans observe that usually misses tourist attention. Expats living in Puerto Vallarta eventually catch on and some are fortunate enough to be invited

Mexican Christmas In Puerto Vallarta

To say that Mexico is a country rich with tradition is clichéd nearly as much as some of the traditions themselves. Years ago, upon visiting a Mexican home during the Christmas holidays, we were shown a room that had been completely devoted to the nacimiento, known to us as the nativity. Mind you, this was