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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

Keep Cool In Puerto Vallarta

Ceviche Not all raw fish is Asian. Ceviche has been around for about as long as there have been fish. Cured in lime and sometimes other citrus juices, it can also be made with cilantro, onions and spices. Thought to be originally from Peru, it was more than likely brought to the Americas by whoever

In Puerto Vallarta a Cultural Exercise

Walks When you are tired of watching whales (that could never be tiring, really, but it’s a bit too much sun and sea for us), lolling in the sun on the beach and sipping margaritas, take some time to soak up some culture and burn off those guacamole calories. Vallarta has wonderful walking tours. Gary

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

Top 10 Things In Puerto Vallarta – Its Hard To Stop At 10

Top Ten Puerto Vallarta To-Do List With so many things to do in Puerto Vallarta, we can’t begin to mention them all, but here’s a list of our top ten picks: 1 A stroll down the Malecón. Our favorite time is Sunday evening when families have a multi-generational gathering; the pace it leisurely and unhurried. 

Puerto Vallarta – Unpack Your Spanish

Don’t Be Embarrassed While ordering meals and drinks, getting around town and shopping for groceries, you can probably get by speaking English in Puerto Vallarta, yet Mexicans love when you try to speak Spanish. They consider it respectful and it makes it seem like you really want to be here. It’s good to know a

Vallarta: Pata Salada

Are You a Local or Resident? Let’s put this one to bed once and for all. So many people call themselves local after moving to Puerto Vallarta. You are not a local unless you are from here. It doesn’t matter if you have lived in Puerto Vallarta or anywhere else for the past two or

Vallarta: May Has Its Perks

The Merry Month of May! May is a wonderful time in Puerto Vallarta! Many snowbirds have flown north and tourism drops off somewhat, yet fun events and local traditions keep the town popping like a string of firecrackers on Chinese new year. One of our favorite affairs of the season has always been the Altruism

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

New Listing: Puerto Vallarta Has The Best… (read more)

Best Burger in Vallarta Puerto Vallarta has so many great restaurants. Some specialize in steak, others in shrimp, and there are many countries whose palates are represented, from Middle Eastern and Chinese to Eastern European and South American. Since people love polls as much as they love hamburgers, regardless of their food culture, we have

Vallarta: What Do You Call A….

What is a Tapatío? Tapatío is much more than a salsa, which by the way is made and sold in the United States. Though it’s often thought to be a product of Guadalajara, it only represents this gracious city. The tagline “It’s a sauce that’s…very saucy!” is a compliment to the capital of Jalisco, the

Vallarta: It's Time. To Buy Or Sell Real Estate

2017 has been a great year in Puerto Vallarta, filled with fun activities, good times, beautiful weather and a very busy Real Estate Market. If you are thinking about buying or selling in Puerto Vallarta, its time to act.   Here are some statistical comparisons between the first nine months of 2017 and 2016: The number

Vallarta Life: Bazar Time

Puerto Bazar at Biblioteca Los Mangos In an old mango orchard in Puerto Vallarta, on Avenida Francisco Villa a dream came true when the library was built with the help of community support. Opened in November of 1996 and host to guests of many countries, there are books in English, Spanish and other languages. Audio

A Day in Puerto Vallarta: Arte Culinario

Everyone I know who has visited Puerto Vallarta seems to have found a gem in Arte Culinario. It’s a restaurant but it isn’t just any typical restaurant, as they cater to a whole other dining service when it comes to food. Arte Culinario serves gourmet cuisine and people call the food here “handcrafted” meaning, everything

Home for sale Villa Oasis Gardenias 277-B

An entertainers dream! With a sunny kitchen located overlooking the pool and terrace your guests can “pull up to the bar” while you cook! The views are spectacular from this 5,000 sq. ft. home, especially from the Master Bedroom encompassing the entire top floor. Two more bedrooms, each with a nice bathroom, are located on