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Feliz Año Happy New Year

Puerto Vallarta, New Years Eve in Mexico has many special traditions. From eating 12 grapes at midnight, you make a wish for each grape and this will help them come true. Everywhere in the world New Years is celebrated and there are various traditions from singing Auld Lang Syne. A

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Vallarta's Search For Reason

We have been asked about the sculpture of the ladder on the Malecón. Two children climb to the top while a mother-like figure at the base seems to either plead with them or bid them farewell. Some people claim this is the artist Sergio Bustamante’s tribute to an air flight

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Relax in PTO Vallarta

Relax in Puerto Vallarta Everyone needs to relax. Relaxing is good for your health, it lowers your blood pressure, and can help you live longer. However not always that easy to accomplish, especially for most us born north of the Rio Grande with our To Do lists and over scheduled

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Puerto Vallarta – Rent A Bike!

Bicycles have become very popular over the past few years in Puerto Vallarta, a place that was until a very short time ago, much easier to navigate atop a donkey. We still love donkeys but bikes are a bit more fun, get you there faster and much less stubborn. Up

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Monarch Butterfly Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, The amazing Monarch Butterfly migrates over 3000 miles from as far north as Canada, parts of the US all the way to the mountains of Michoacán, a state bordering Mexico City. They seem to like to perch on the Oyamel Fir trees that cover the mountain slopes One

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Puerto Vallarta – Plaza or Zocalo?

The Zocalo Our introduction to the plaza in the center of Puerto Vallarta was definitely a gradual one. Over time we have found this to be one of the most magical, interesting and entertaining places in town. If you journey out of Puerto Vallarta and visit any city, town, or

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Puerto Vallarta News: Vegetariano

Vegetarian Restaurants Many years ago we were delighted when Planeta Vegetariano opened on the north side of Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral. It was a great choice to treat our vegetarian friends and at the time it opened, there was nothing like it in Puerto Vallarta. Their buffet had a

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Happy Cinco de Mayo

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Cinco de Mayo – translates as “5th of May” and commemorates the Battle of Puebla when the Mexican army was victorious over the French Army in a battle that took place in the state of Puebla, it is not even a blip on the radar of Festivals

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Why Talavera In Puerto Vallarta?

Talavera is normally three times more costly than other types of ceramic crafted in Mexico. What makes it so valuable is something we set out to discover when our friends visiting Puerto Vallarta inquired about this pricier pottery. Though Talavera was originally brought to Mexico from Spain by several key

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Is Las Animas in Puerto Vallarta?

Las Animas is the first stop made by the water taxis (pangas) on their way down the southern shoreline. Our first visit to the beach community of Las Animas was in the late ‘90’s and not much has changed. That’s what we like about it… there are a few more

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Puerto Vallarta – Spanish is Fun!

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.

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Puerto Vallarta News: Avoiding Excess

Lessons in Not Overdoing Most people come to Puerto Vallarta and have a fabulous time. On the other hand, there are those who go overboard in all the wrong places, and we mean that literally. When you go to the beach it’s going to be HOT; you are much closer

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