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Condos, Condos, Condos Friends have decided to buy a condo in Puerto Vallarta. After staying in our guest accommodations for the past couple decades, they are ready to bite the bullet and double down. Picking a realtor is the toughest part. There are many reputable brokerages in Puerto Vallarta, some who wet their feet on …

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Dating in Puerto Vallarta New Year’s Eve was a gala in Puerto Vallarta. The streets will be filled with families, dancers, revelers, straight and gay people, entertainers, spectators, and a lot of singles. Our friend lamented the next day; she was dressed to the nines, looked fabulous, had a splendid time but was surrounded by …

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January is a Perfect Time in Puerto Vallarta January has its upside and down in Puerto Vallarta. The weather is perfect with highs in the low to mid 80’s (mid to high 20’s C) and nights cooling off to the low 60’s (mid-teens C). There is a very small chance of rain, and if there …

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Chupacabra Children in Puerto Vallarta, like all of Mexico are often kept in line by parents with a tale of the legendary dreaded Chupacabra. Translating directly to goat sucker, Chupacabra is an evil character that dwells in several Latin American countries, as well as some states in the lower Forty-eight. He might bear resemblance to …

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The Day of Innocents The Day of Innocents (Día de los Santos Inocentes), which is celebrated in Puerto Vallarta has a dubious origin. It’s a holiday of sorts observed by the Catholic Church in observance of the babies that were slaughtered by order of Herod in an attempt to be rid of the acclaimed child …

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New Years Eve in Puerto Vallarta Mexicans like to eat late and holidays are an excuse to stay up as late as possible, children included. In Puerto Vallarta, there are so many choices for New Year’s Eve, it’s hard to know where to start. Plan a place for dinner, the priority of the evening, either …

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It’s High Season! This past summer in Puerto Vallarta, a guest asked us if this was High Season, in the middle of July. She presumed that since schools were out in the States and Canada, it must be primary travel time. Not so. High Season is NOW, and there are few places in Puerto Vallarta …

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Five Must-Do’s When You Bring Your Children to Puerto Vallarta There are some incredibly fun things for kids to do in Puerto Vallarta. We often have guests with kiddies and find it’s not difficult to maintain a high level of entertainment. We have an ongoing list of adventures and pastimes and tend to let them …

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Café de Olla We love this time of year in Puerto Vallarta for so many reasons. The pageantry, the fiestas and the food are wonderful. One of our favorite pastimes is wandering down the Malecón in the evening. During the twelve days of Our Virgin of Guadalupe, we always stroll with a café de olla …

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Christmas in Puerto Vallarta One of our main reasons for moving to Puerto Vallarta developed around our growing distaste with spending holidays in the North. We found the lack of commercialism (comparatively) and the meaningfulness of the holiday in Puerto Vallarta completely captured our heart.  Many years ago we were enchanted by our first posada, …

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