Flowers in Bloom

If you can’t tell by now, I am a huge fan of Puerto Vallarta’s beautiful plant life. And of course Springtime is the time of year when Mother Nature really goes all out here in PV! The flowers are all blooming and it’s just a sight to behold. This is our dryest time of year where trees have been starved of water for basically 6 Read More …

Cistern: Does your Property have one?

A friend of mine is having some work done on their home right now. It’s a single family home in the Independencia neighborhood.. One of their big ticket items was revamping their water system. Originally they had low water pressure and were looking for better pressure and a filtration system. Their contractor also recommended something that they hadn’t thought of: a cistern. In the end, Read More …

Francisco Medina Ascencio 2284 MARBELLA 1612 in Marbella, Puerto Vallarta is Sold!

<a href=”http://www.pvlifestyles.com/Listings/Details/365547704″><img alt=”Photo Link” src=”https://mediavault.point2.com/p2a/listing/55c1/80e3/5648/a25d456ce3502c7afc63/w400h300.jpg” /></a></p><p style=”margin-top:0px”> <span class=”dateline”><strong> in Marbella, Puerto Vallarta</strong></span> <span>The single story at Francisco Medina Ascencio 2284 MARBELLA 1612 has been sold.</span> Property information

Vallarta begins to slowly reopen!

It’s Monday May 18, 2020 and we are beginning to see signs that Puerto Vallarta will slowly start to reopen. The city has been on a fairly strict lockdown since mid-March. It has been impressive to see how local and state government sprung in to action and really got everyone to follow the stay at home orders. Our city has remained relatively unscathed by the Read More …

Price dropped on D’ESIRE 404 in Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta

<a href=”http://www.pvlifestyles.com/Listings/Details/349005687″><img alt=”Photo Link” src=”https://mediavault.point2.com/p2a/listing/e09b/a2ed/068b/376f0b8ffc284721dfae/w400h300.jpg” /></a> <span class=”dateline”><strong> in Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta</strong></span> <span>Announcing a price drop on D'ESIRE 404, a 882 <span> sqft</span> <span>, </span>2 <span> bath</span> <span>, </span>1 <span> bdrm</span> <span>single story</span>. Now <span> FOR SALE&nbsp;</span><span style=”font-weight: bold”> USD310,500 . </span><span></span></span> Property information

Financing in Mexico: Is it an option?

In the US and Canada, it is quite commonplace to use financing of some sort to buy a home. Here in Mexico, it varies greatly in that most buyers in Puerto Vallarta are cash buyers. Financing in Mexico is admittedly a little tricky, and a potentially far more costly than what foreigners are used to North of the Border. Nevertheless, it is worth investigating all Read More …

Tipping in Mexico: the Do’s and Dont’s

Many of my clients ask me about tipping in Mexico. Most people want to do the right thing and compensate the people who are offering services to them. But knowing who to tip and how much is part of the learning proccess. Here are a few tips on tipping in Mexico. I hope you find them useful! Grocery Baggers At most grocery stores here like Read More …

Tropical Fruits that Boost Immunity

Puerto Vallarta is a lush paradise that is famous for its fresh produce. Snowbirds that flock down for the winter are in agreement when they rave about the variety and quality of tropical fruits and vegetables readily availble year round in PV. At a time when we are all focused on improving our health, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite Read More …

Mother’s Day 2020

In Mexico, Mother’s Day is called Dia de la Madre and is a very big deal. In a culture that idolizes the female figures of Catholicism, it is no surprise that the matriarchs of the family receive a lot of love and attention on their special day. In contrast to the United States, Mother’s Day in Mexico always falls on May 10. This year, due Read More …

D’esire Puerto Vallarta, Luxury living in the Romantic Zone

I just wanted to share with you a bit about our “in-house” luxury condominium development D’esire Puerto Vallarta. It is currently under construction in the famous Romantic Zone district of Old Town Puerto Vallarta, right in the heart of all the best restaurants, shopping, art galleries, and quaint mom-and-pop shops that make this part of Vallarta so easy to fall in love with. Located just Read More …