Vallarta & Real Estate News

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 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

Puerto Vallarta – Celebrates The Navy

Navy Day Some of our favorite holidays in Puerto Vallarta are the less mentioned and mostly attended by locals. Dia de Banderas is one of these, (Flag Day), celebrated in February and given special significance in our own Bay of Banderas. Another time to honor the bay we all love is Dia de la Marina

Vallarta Beach Lifestyle News: : Fondly Calling You…

Everyone Has a Nickname in Mexico Mexicans love nicknames and they aren’t easily insulted by name-calling. Children are fondly called gordito or gordita when they are on the chubby side and Mama will take pride in her child being referred to as such, since it indicates her baby is healthy. Even as they grow older,

Vallarta Beach Lifestyle News: Drive, Cab, Uber

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

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: How Do We Celebrate Halloween

Halloween in Puerto Vallarta Halloween has not always been a celebrated holiday in Puerto Vallarta. In the mid-80’s there became enough expats here to warrant a party or two and soon the idea caught on. Not that Mexico needs an excuse to dress up. Or party. Day of the Dead in places like Patzcuaro, Michoacan

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: 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

Real Estate & Vallarta Life News: Women Warriors

Women of the Mexican Revolution Women, as military at every level in the Mexican Revolution, have captured the fascination of movie goers for decades. Our personal favorite is Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate), the 1989 film from the Laura Esquivel novel of the same name. Gertrudis, one of the sisters in this

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

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,

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

Vallarta Beach Lifestyle News: Art

Art and Sustainability in Mexico Along with local endeavors, like Mosayko Vallarta, and their beautification around town, especially in Parque Lazaro Cardena, we are beginning to see modern touches in Puerto Vallarta that combine art and sustainability. Guma is the brand name of products made by Alejandro Curi Chávez, an innovative Mexican designer who has

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