Spring Break in Puerto Vallarta

It’s that time of year again! The slow close of high season, rolling into the less active days of low season, interrupted by the massive arrival of springtime vacationers of all ages and many nationalities. It’s a lot of fun and the city bulges at her borders, especially on the ocean side. We know locals and residents alike who choose to leave Puerto Vallarta at this time however we like to stay and enjoy the hustle and bustle.

The bustle is the good part. If you are a churchgoer, the masses on Palm and Easter Sundays are magnificent, with lovely Passions performed throughout the city. It all starts on Palm Sunday, April 9 this year and continues into Pascua, the week following Easter, which falls on April 16. It’s a bit of a nonstop party throughout Puerto Vallarta and everyone throws up a welcome sign. This comes as no surprise, since this is the last big chance to make money to get through the summer months when tourism drops off. During the two weeks of Semana Santa, over 20 Million Mexicans travel and the majority trek to seaside destinations.

The beach will be a crowded, so crowded it will be difficult to find a square to stake a claim if arriving in the afternoon. Parking will be tougher, with fewer parking spots in Vallarta than spaces on the sand. Construction of many new condo projects will limit this even more, so we suggest parking on the outskirts and bussing into town. It will relieve a lot of frustration and save gas.

Students from the US are more inclined to hit the eastern coastal areas. We will, however, see a fair amount of pink-skinned, over-indulgers in town. There will be some hustle, as well. Anytime a large group gathers in one place with a fair amount of alcohol involved, the attraction of people with negative intentions will be inevitable. Don’t dangle purses off chairs in bars; refrain from leaving cell phones on tables while dancing; assign someone to stay on the blanket with possessions while popping in and out of the waves; if parking in town, don’t leave valuables in plain sight on car seats; avoid flashing large amounts of cash, and leave diamonds and watches at home or in hotel safes. Simple rules of safety. Be very careful walking around town; look both ways when crossing streets and remember pedestrians do not have the right-of-way.

Que es cómo es.


Thanks to our guest blogger Adam Garcia (opinions expressed are his own)


Here are a few of our guiding principals at Boardwalk Realty:

“First of all, we really want to get to know you,”   When we know you, we can tailor home tours to your tastes.”

Secondly, there’s the legal side of owning in Mexico. “Besides our own experience, we can save you a lot of time and money by offering you complimentary consultations with our partner attorneys.  The nuances of how you buy here can save you a lot of money when you sell. It’s important to know what you’re doing on the purchase so that when you sell you can best use any tax advantages. This service is free to our clients and can be invaluable.”

Both partners agree that the most important element of Boardwalk Realty is our ongoing service and commitment to our clients after the sale.  We are both passionate about protecting the investment and security of our clients.  “Our clients become our friends, we see them socially, and we treat them as we would like to be treated ourselves”, adds Mike.

Boardwalk Realty Puerto Vallarta represents buyers and sellers of real estate in the entire Bay of Banderas area, and will soon add a rental and property management division.