Top 5 Southshore PV Activities

Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful city. You could spend your whole trip (or winter!) exploring all that the downtown area has to offer. But what I love best about the Bay of Banderas are all the great day trips to be made! Within an hour or two, there are scores of amazing adventures to be had in the Puerto Vallarta area. PV’s Southshore area is Read More …

Nayarit Beaches still Closed, Vacationers still Coming

As people begin to travel again after months at home, having social distancing opportunities is a must, in addition to health and safety measures being in place. Riviera Nayarit checks both of these boxes, and the destination has been a leader in ensuring travelers have a safe place to visit, receiving the WTTC’s Safe Travel Stamp early on. Travelers have plenty of options for isolated experiences, as the destination Read More …

Palo Maria River and Waterfall

Puerto Vallarta lies right in the middle of the beautiful Bay of Banderas. To the South of Puerto Vallarta, there are many rivers that create lush mountainsides full of tropical vegetation. The jungles of PV’s south shore are home to many hidden jewels that are perfect for exploring. Palo Maria is one of them! This small river boasts a series of waterfalls that attract adventurers from Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Hot Springs: Jorullo Paraiso

Puerto Vallarta Hot Springs? Yes, it’s true. One more thing to add to your PV Bucket List! El Jorullo Paradise, or UMA as it is also known as, is a beautiful place just about an hour and 15 minutes up the Cuale River from downtown PV. Located in a small, mountain town in the ejido of El Jorullo, you will feel like you are in Read More …

Mayto: a true beach Paradise!

Are you looking for a great weekend getaway while living in Puerto Vallarta? Somewhere not too far, but feels like a world away? Well, Mayto is the place for you. This small beach town is located 2 hours south of Puerto Vallarta. With just a sprinkling of beach hotels and not much else, it is a true oasis. It can be made as a day 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 …

Birdwatching from Home in Puerto Vallarta

Being quarrantined in Paradise has its perks. As long as your home has a a window and a nearby tree or natural feature, you can be sure to spot some stunning wildlife from right inside your living room! Springtime is the time of year we see signs of new life and nature in all its bounty, and one of the main ways to enjoy this Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate tip: Jacaranda gardening

Todays Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip is something easy and fun to do in PV- gardening. I don’t have a yard so I plant things- especially Jacaranda trees- where I think they will do well and look nice! If you have never seen a Jacaranda in bloom, they are arguably the most beautiful tree on earth. So far, after driving to get seeds, we have planted Read More …

Vallarta Lifestyles: Whats In A Title? A lot.

Titulos and Formalities In Puerto Vallarta, did you know it’s important to address professionals by their title? Unless you’re on a first name basis with your Doctor, he or she is Doctor (masculine form) Garcia or Doctora (feminine form) Diego. However, just as significant are the titles of your engineer Ingeniero or your architect Arquetecto, who are responsible for the building and design of the Read More …

Medical Matters Will Come Around Next Year – Be Prepared

Medical Matters in Puerto Vallarta The title of my column here somehow became “Medical Matters” but this is never to be confused with what is the REAL Medical Matters! This is a massive event that we have in February at the Hotel Marriott Casamagna. Medical Matters began about seven years ago when the US Consular agent and I decided to have a few physicians and Read More …