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 that don’t validate the fact. Restaurants have waiting lines; discos are bulging; the airport is chaotic; laundry services are backed up; the streets are teeming.
High Season starts pretty much right after Thanksgiving in the United States. Crowds grow exponentially until Christmas when it feels like Puerto Vallarta might be bursting at the seams. It’s the time for locals to make money that will get them through the year, so they are usually in a better mood than normal. Keeping this in mind, we encourage people to tip generously. If we go back to any business establishment in town, we find the staff recognizes us on the second visit; it’s inspiration to promote appreciation.
Easter in Puerto Vallarta is also very busy, but the major sum of visitors are Nationals, who vacation in a different manner; bringing their own food, packing coolers to the beach and camping in all available spaces.
Given this information, it’s imperative to book ahead. If you plan to stay for any length of time, hoping to perhaps purchase vacation property yourself, we suggest seeking accommodations in smaller hotels or Airbnb locations. The grand resorts are fantastic, but we recommend short stays, a week is perfect; they are ideal for families who favor the all-inclusive style. Airline flights are the same; booking in advance can save money.
With hoards of people, one needs to be very careful on the streets. Hold hands of children whenever approaching a crossing; keep a close eye out for vehicles, taxis, and buses. Remember that pedestrians do NOT have the right-of-way in Puerto Vallarta. Avoid mishaps by looking left, right and left again.
It’s a different-strokes-for-different-folks issue. Some like the heat of the summer, fascinating lightning storms, and smaller throngs. Others are drawn to Puerto Vallarta in the winter because of the balmy weather, cooler nights and fiestas.
Have a pleasant stay in our adopted city and stay as long as you like and in High Season, be sure to pack your patience!
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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.