PV Beaches Reopen TODAY

Today, June 15, 2020,  is a momentous day for residents of Jalisco. After 3 months of strict lockdown, the state has agreed to reopen beaches. PV beaches reopen as well as swimming pools, malls, and gyms. For the last 3 months, Puerto Vallarta has dilligently cordoned off beaches in the hopes of deterring tourism. The city of Puerto Vallarta was especially strict in their enforcement Read More …

CFE Tips: Keeping your electricity usage low this Summer

It’s summer time in PV. As the temperatures rise, residents start to turn on the AC! Getting familiar with the local electricity company, CFE, and their policies is very important. Learn a few tips to keep your electric bill low. Not only is it good for your wallet, it’s good for the environment. Most PV residents receive their electric bill every other month. Most people Read More …

Plaza Caracol Puerto Vallarta

Plaza Caracol is a full service shopping and commercial center in the Hotel Zone of Puerto Vallarta. In Spanish, the word for mall is “plaza”, so many local shopping centers will start with this word. This particular mall is an older one, but still offers a fantastic variety of services and entertainment options for residents. From paying your internet bill, to watching a movie, to Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Zoom!

Good morning everyone! It’s the first day of June and we are seeing plenty of movement in Puerto Vallarta Real Estate! Nobody knew what to expect back in March when news of the coronavirus began to spread. It has been interesting to see the reaction of both buyers and sellers at this time. Like I always say, being a seller in Puerto Vallarta has its Read More …

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 …

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 …

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 …