Puerto Vallarta News

Celebrity update Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Everyone who watches TMZ or reads People Maganzine knows the celebraties love Punta Mita. You might want to be on the look out for the new hotspot – the south shore of Puerto Vallarta or PV as those in the know call it. Now Eve Longoria has had several visits to the … Celebrity update Puerto Vallarta Read More »

Today in Puerto Vallarta

This morning in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the weather was perfect for an early morning walk. A cool breeze off the ocean and a great sunrise over the Sierra Madre mountains with just a slight tinge of pink in the sky, the temperature is perfect for a northerner but I see many Mexicans bundled up as … Today in Puerto Vallarta Read More »

5 De Mayo

5 de Mayo is a very big day for Latinos in the United States, however in Puerto Vallarta, and the rest of Mexico except Puebla it is barely recognized. It is the anniversary of the date of an amazing victory of the Mexican army over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla on May … 5 De Mayo Read More »

Puerto Vallarta: Sports Enthusiasts

Puerto Vallarta Acuatlón Deportivo What is an Acuatlón Deportivo, you ask? It’s one tough sporting event, that’s what it is. This Sports Aquathlon will hold its fourth annual event in Puerto Vallarta, a three staged race that will take place on the Malecón and in the ocean. Though this is an all ages sport, it’s … Puerto Vallarta: Sports Enthusiasts Read More »

Puerto Vallarta & New Years Eve Traditions

On New Year’s Eve, in Puerto Vallarta, dinner is served late. Along with the usual fare, one is often served a small bowl of grapes, twelve of them. Each grape represents the coming months in the New Year and a separate wish is made while devouring them in unison of church bells ringing at midnight. … Puerto Vallarta & New Years Eve Traditions Read More »

Puerto Vallarta – Are You a Local or Resident?

Are You a Local or Resident? Let’s put this one to bed once and for all. So many people call themselves local after moving to Puerto Vallarta. You are not a local unless you are from here. It doesn’t matter if you have lived in Puerto Vallarta or anywhere else for the past two or … Puerto Vallarta – Are You a Local or Resident? Read More »

Moving Along in Puerto Vallarta

As in the phrase “Move along, folks, nothing to see here…” we have found the events of last week somewhat inflated. Puerto Vallarta hosts the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) this year, as the city plays host to their annual conference from May 4-9, 2015. Attendees will observe a city brimming with exciting and … Moving Along in Puerto Vallarta Read More »

Cooking Classes and food tours at El Arrayan, Puerto Vallarta

This … Is a special personalized experience with owner Carmen Porras. The concept at her very charming unique restaurant is to offer authentic Mexican food made with only the freshest of local ingredients. Carmen is now offering cooking classes and food tours for small intimate groups. For a different experience many travelers like to take … Cooking Classes and food tours at El Arrayan, Puerto Vallarta Read More »

Honey Is Good For You And Plentiful in Puerto Vallarta

Honey in Puerto Vallarta: There’s some good honey to be found in Puerto Vallarta. Vendors at the Farmer’s Markets have abundant supplies of the real stuff. We love it and couldn’t have our tea without it. However, it’s good to know that not all the honey you buy, both here in Puerto Vallarta and north … Honey Is Good For You And Plentiful in Puerto Vallarta Read More »

Puerto Vallarta News: Green Goodness

The Mighty Avocado Avocado toast is all the rage north of the border but it’s been a staple here in Puerto Vallarta for as long as we can remember. Some smart person suddenly thought of this new use for avocadoes and it now appears on breakfast menus in small cafés to fine restaurants. It’s a … Puerto Vallarta News: Green Goodness Read More »

Vallarta Fiestas

Mexicans love a party and celebrate at any opportunity. Merriment, good food, drink, song, all ages dancing and a school holiday thrown in, make a perfect combination. What we call a three-day-weekend, in Puerto Vallarta is referred to as a puente, which means bridge in Spanish. It basically stands for an extra day for travel … Vallarta Fiestas Read More »

Puerto Vallarta Likes Inpats

A new expression is making the rounds, including in Puerto Vallarta, describing people who choose to live in countries other than those where they were raised, educated and perhaps formerly employed. Inpat. Expat doesn’t always have a positive connotation and some object to being labeled as such. Many who have relocated to Puerto Vallarta would … Puerto Vallarta Likes Inpats Read More »

Happy hour in Puerto Vallarta

Is it happy Hour yet? There is an old saying “its 5 o’clock somewhere, which Wikipedia explains as a popular expression used to justify drinking at any time of day, given that somewhere in the world it’s 5:00 p.m. (which is considered an acceptable time to start drinking). There are many songs dedicated to this … Happy hour in Puerto Vallarta Read More »

Puerto Vallarta News: Drive, Cab, Uber

Getting Around Do you need a car in Puerto Vallarta? That’s very debatable, and the opinions on this issue are as varied as the assorted experiences. We’ve known many expats who’ve driven their US and Canadian cars to Puerto Vallarta and gone through the arduous process of getting them “Mexicanized.” We’ve done this ourselves with … Puerto Vallarta News: Drive, Cab, Uber Read More »

Puerto Vallarta Likes Lo De Marcos

Hidden beauties can be found along Highway 200 on the way to or from Puerto Vallarta. One of these gems is Lo de Marcos, a small Mexican beach town that has not been fully discovered. There are no looming hotels, large boat marinas, beeping taxis or traffic jams. Quiet and relaxing are the reviews we … Puerto Vallarta Likes Lo De Marcos Read More »

Puerto Vallarta – Lets Recycle!

Recycling in Puerto Vallarta We were very excited when we heard the bell of the garbage man ringing a few months ago; bringing back a tradition that had sadly disappeared. The bell ringing a warning that the truck is coming shortly and gives one enough time to gather bags and such and get them to … Puerto Vallarta – Lets Recycle! Read More »

In Mexico, Angels Can Be Green….

Angels on the Road to Puerto Vallarta: Snowbirds are returning to Mexico this time of year and many will be on the path to Puerto Vallarta. Expats who live here during the winter and early spring come from all over the United States and Canada. Each party will claim their chosen route the best, their … In Mexico, Angels Can Be Green…. Read More »

Puerto Vallarta – Cruisin

Boats in Our Harbor The cruise ship marina often has visitors. Sometimes yachts are huge, with heliports and large tenders to transport passengers from the boat to shore, or another vessel. Such luminaries as Bill Gates, David Geffen, Carlos Slim and other well-known seafarers have moored here in Puerto Vallarta, and managed to create mystery … Puerto Vallarta – Cruisin Read More »

Puerto Vallarta and Clothing NOT Optional

Amazingly, we see tourists in Puerto Vallarta in grocery stores and shopping malls wandering around in bikinis! Aside from being cold, some are simply not easy on the eye. We can say the same thing about fellows walking down streets (that are not located on or even near the beach) wearing those teeny tiny revealing … Puerto Vallarta and Clothing NOT Optional Read More »

Today in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Today is Palm Sunday and if you were near the Cathedral of Guadalupe in the downtown historical district you could not miss the sound of the church bells ringing for the 8am mass. The street leading up to the entrance of the Cathedral is lined with people selling items hand woven from … Today in Puerto Vallarta Read More »