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 …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Cool Rentals

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Cool Rentals Have you ever walked around in town a few days and find yourself thinking “I want to expand my horizons. I’m ready for an adventure”? There are many here but getting out to see the areas in a fun vehicle is a good one! Be it north or south up the coast of Banderas Bay or heading East Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Rock Garden

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Rock Garden When a person is an artist, there is nothing that is not their canvas! Many people in Mexico shy away from a green lawn unless their condo building takes care of it. Most of us have pot gardens on our terraces, where Bougainvillea bushes often appear as low-maintenance explosions of color. However, some own homes and take out Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate tip: Tips about buses!

Thanks for checking out Puerto Vallarta Real Estate tip: Tips about buses! When in PV a mistake many visitors make is presuming they are limited to the area their hotel is in because they only walk. However, this can be overcome and you can see other areas, beaches, towns if you expand your limits by learning how to ride in our excellent buses in Puerto Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Why paint tree trunks?

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Why paint tree trunks? While many have guessed, “painting tree trunks” is not for style. It’s also not paint! Gardeners and landscapers put a hard substance on tree trunks called “lime mortar” to protect the trees from ants, termites and other insects that could threaten the health of the tree! Now you know! A couple of other tropical garden tricks: Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate tip: Wednesday Art Walks

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate tip: Wednesday Art Walks are fun! Ever been around the downtown area and seen groups of people following a leader, drinks in hand with excited looks on their faces? They are very likely a group of people doing the Wednesday night art walk in PV! If you have never done one they are super-fun! PV is home to some world-class artists Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Vacations without Electronics

Today’s Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Vacations without Electronics A vacation should mean no interruptions, but more and more often, we can’t put our phones away for anything, even precious family time. But some hotels and resorts are challenging guests to “chew through the leash” when it comes to technology and lock their devices up for at least some hours. Officials with the hotels that have Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate tip: Forbes article on Mexico

This week’s Puerto Vallarta Real Estate tip: Forbes loves Mexico! It’s for sure hard to generalize about living in Mexico. It’s not for everybody in the same way that nothing is for everybody, BUT, Mexico perhaps a bit more so. It’s like that crazy niece that has a bit too much personality for the adults- you love her but are glad when she goes home. Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Boveda Ceilings

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Boveda Ceilings! What IS a Boveda Ceiling exactly? Of Roman origin, a boveda ceilingis a type of ceiling that is vaulted made from a low arch of brickwork. It is constructed by laying bricks lengthwise over a wood form or “centering”, and has a much gentler curve than most other methods of construction. They are mostly cosmetic, adding a stunning series of Read More …