Living in Puerto Vallarta

When Will The Temp Get Cool Again? Once September passes and businesses that had been closed for the month begin again to open, people start coming back to town. The snowbirds from the north flock back via flights or long road trips. Streets begin to fill, and the beach comes alive again with more music, …

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Halloween in Puerto Vallarta When we first began to visit Puerto Vallarta in the early-1980’s Halloween celebrations were scarce. On October 31, a few people would show up at local clubs in costume and some got in the spirit. For the most part, Halloween was just another night in Puerto Vallarta. Kids were just beginning …

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Hands on the Wheel We have learned it’s best to keep hands on the wheel while driving in Puerto Vallarta and eyes on the road. While cruising along recently with our visiting granddaughter in the back seat, we stopped at a light and pulled out the cell phone. Our intention was to let friends know …

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Puerto Vallarta and Guns This past weekend we had the occasion to watch a rousing televised sports event in Puerto Vallarta with a group of acquaintances and a handful of people we’d never met, some tourists. One new visitor to our lovely city proudly displayed her recently obtained NRA card and also her permit to …

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Four Things to Know About Driving in Mexico Summer and fall are perfect for roads trips. We escape the heat of Puerto Vallarta and go east, north or south. There is so much to see and if we lived a dozen lifetimes, we wouldn’t see all of Mexico. We advise checking ahead to see is …

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Earthquakes in Puerto Vallarta It’s time to talk about earthquakes again. We hit on this subject about once a year and this time we’re going to talk about what you need on hand. These are the essentials. Water. Lots of water. This is probably the hardest need to fill. It’s also a tough one to …

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Retiring in Puerto Vallarta on Social Security Are you thinking about making Puerto Vallarta your permanent home in the future? We know people just like you. After visiting this beautiful place, they believe it may be possible for dreams to come true; retiring on Social Security in the tropics. Moving to places like Indio Springs …

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Furniture Shopping in Puerto Vallarta There was a time we went to Guadalajara for furniture shopping; there were few choices in Puerto Vallarta. That has changed in the past few years and we are delighted to find many great options. Start out by measuring the space in your bedroom where you imagine you’ll be sleeping. …

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How Much Do I Pay My Maid? We hear this question a lot from newbies. It’s a fact that living in Puerto Vallarta is appealing for many reasons and one is that you can hire someone to do things you would normally do yourself back in The North. Not just maids (and yes, it’s okay …

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The Footbridge in Puerto Vallarta The first time we took a foot bridge was over the Rio Cuale in Puerto Vallarta from the once very popular grocery store Rizo, to the island. We’d been told this was a viable shortcut and were on our way to the Malecón, so it made sense to cut through …

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