Puerto Vallarta: An Event To Remember?

Puerto Vallarta’s Famous Chili Cook-Off

Our first chili cook-off was in the late 90’s and we rather stumbled across a group that was largely gringos in the patio of a lovely little hotel with wandering gardens. We purchased tickets, tasted bowls of chili, had some ice cold beer and met a few fabulous people, some of whom we remain friends with to this day. The original Chili Cook-off mutated to what is now the 6th Annual Chili Cook-off, has moved to a much larger space and is contested between several local restaurants and bars, rather than local residents who simply wanted to show off their skills. However, anyone willing to cook up five gallons (!) is welcome to participate. Simply make sure you’re signed up by contacting Donna Wong at parosgreece@yahoo.com.

Saturday, February 24th is Flag Day for Mexicans but up at El Rio BBQ Bar in Paso Ancho,  there will be another kind of celebration and it’s guaranteed to be a lot of fun. The doors open at 1 pm and voting gets under way shortly after. We haven’t been able to figure out the difference between the popular vote and professional vote but the judging will be done in a manner there will be two awards. One will be the award granted by the pros and the other will be the winner by popular vote. Facetiously speaking, we consider ourselves professional tasters, but some may differ with our opinion. Tickets are available around town in Puerto Vallarta or at the entrance to El Rio, the day of.

This is a Puerto Vallarta charity event and the entry cost of $250 pesos gets you all the chili you can eat, some of El Rio’s riblets and one drink. Long time favorite Texas Embassy Blues Band will entertain along with a great singer Mikki Prost, who’s can probably tell us intriguing stories about chili cook-offs of the past. Pearl Burrus and Vera Carp of regional fame are set to MC. El Rio will be open for those who would rather have ribs or other menus items and extra drinks can also be purchased..

Don’t miss the raffle! We’ve won some great art and services at these events and you have to love the price for a raffle ticket: a non-perishable food item for the food bank. This is a popular pastime you won’t want to miss while supporting great groups, including but not limited to DIF – New Life Home for Boys and local daycares for disabled children, plus some awesome scholarship foundations.

Que es cómo es.


 Thanks to our Guest Blogger Adam Garcia for this great article!


Harriet Cochran Murray, Director of Cochran Real Estate, is a seasoned Real Estate professional both here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and in the United States. Harriet has served in many capacities as a board member and President for the local Real Estate Association AMPI (AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals). She is also a member of FIABCI and NAR in the United States. Harriet’s expertise and experience in the Real Estate and especially in the Mexican market makes her Viewpoint blog articles both informational and intriguing. Harriet is a Buyer’s Agent who specializes in getting the best deal on the right property for her clients.


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Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
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Square Footage: 971.52
Area: Hotel Zone
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Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
Agent Phone: 322-120-5900
Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
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Square Footage: 624.94
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Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
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Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
Last Updated: February - 23 - 2018

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Puerto Vallarta Do We Spend Less Here?

Cheaper Living in Mexico

We moved to Puerto Vallarta for many reasons and we will readily admit that fixed income was certainly a priority. The weather’s lovely, especially when we have the opportunity to travel to other destinations in and out of Mexico during the hotter summer months, but a big lure is the cost of living. There are so many ways to save living in Puerto Vallarta; it’s hard to know where to start.

Dentistry and anything medical is one huge expense we have avoided living here. We also attend as many of the free medical events in Puerto Vallarta as we can cram into our beach schedule, because there’s valuable information offered, plus we also get a chance to meet medical staff, which would be rare from the city we hail from. There are great medical insurance plans in Mexico, too. We’ve found medical services in Puerto Vallarta state-of-the-art, though offices and clinics are austere and lack pizzazz, which is just fine with us. We’re happy to know our money isn’t going into fancy art and marble countertops.

Vet bills? Pup and Kitten are in good hands here in Puerto Vallarta and the cost is eye-popping! We’ve even taken our pets in for services and walked out not one peso poorer. When they give you free care for something that would cost the same as a car payment up north, you know you made the right decision. Did we mention that both human and animal doctors will come to your house? Imagine!

We have a gardener in Puerto Vallarta! We have a housekeeper, too and life is so much nicer with people not just taking care of simple things but having knowledge about their jobs, as well. We admit; we don’t know how to wash floors properly here, to keep them skid-, insect- and bacteria-free. And plants in the tropics are far different than those we used to tend.

When something breaks, we call José, who seems to know everything plumbing, electrical, paint-wise and has even picked up furniture around Puerto Vallarta for us. He always brings a receipt and charges so little, we feel guilty. Of course we tip well.

Our carwash man comes to our house, once a week. He brings his own vacuum, which we plug in through the front door; uses our hose and has his own bucket, soap and equipment. His price went up this year; $80 pesos, and our auto looks spit-shined. That’s less than $5, by the way.

Car maintenance is unreal. We broke down on the road one morning; a mechanic came to get the car started, followed us to his shop and told us to come back in the afternoon. He thought we needed a new starter and he would need to get parts. We cringed. That was going to cost us. In the afternoon, we came back to hopefully pick up the vehicle. It was ready, interior vacuumed, windows washed in and out, and the cost for the entire job was $1000. That’s $54 USD and $68 CDN.

Some of our friends complain about the high price of eating out in Puerto Vallarta but we don’t need to eat at the very best establishments every night. There are so many amazing meals for under $100 pesos, all over town. And even the fancy places are very affordable.

Many other advantages are to be had in Puerto Vallarta with such things as party stores, clothing for adults and kids, shoes, hair salons, eyeglasses, hearing aids and batteries, and the list goes on and on.

Que es cómo es.


 Thanks to our Guest Blogger Adam Garcia for this great article!


Harriet Cochran Murray, Director of Cochran Real Estate, is a seasoned Real Estate professional both here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and in the United States. Harriet has served in many capacities as a board member and President for the local Real Estate Association AMPI (AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals). She is also a member of FIABCI and NAR in the United States. Harriet’s expertise and experience in the Real Estate and especially in the Mexican market makes her Viewpoint blog articles both informational and intriguing. Harriet is a Buyer’s Agent who specializes in getting the best deal on the right property for her clients.


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Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 971.52
Area: Hotel Zone
Listing Office: Timothy Real Estate Group
Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
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Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
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$119,965
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 624.94
Area: Hotel Zone
Listing Office: Timothy Real Estate Group
Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
Agent Phone: 322-120-5900
Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
Last Updated: February - 23 - 2018

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Puerto Vallarta: Vallarta Has It All

Drag in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta has long offered drag shows with men dressing and entertaining as women. We even have an annual event in Puerto Vallarta where straight men don women’s clothing, makeup, and high heels to raise money for the local women’s shelter.

When we originally arrived in Puerto Vallarta, drag shows were relegated to the Amapas neighborhood, the southwest side of the Romantic Zone, and people flocked from afar to attend these fun and raucous shows. Today, we can see these shows in more localized venues and they are attended by everyone. Drag shows have gained respectability with entertainers who display amazing talent, much of it imported from Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles.

Legend has it that role reversal in Mexico is ancient and until the conquistadors arrived it was considered normal and acceptable. Different tribes had diverse customs but for the most part, the indigenous had no problem with men dressing as women and vice versa. Some males took on the role of lady of the house, dressing the part and doing female related chores. It wasn’t until Catholic Europeans arrived that this lifestyle was considered odd in any way.

Many places in Mexico in modern times still believe the being of two spirits embodied in one person is welcome. Known as muxe, it is not unusual for them to marry, have children and remain a part of their community with equal respect. In fact, a muxe can be a shaman in some indigenous areas and they are highly revered. Muxes are seen as a third gender, neither male or female, or both.

Tolerance for homosexuality in Mexico has often followed the actions of whatever politician is in control and at times it hasn’t been easy for gay people. In the famous incident of 41 at the turn of last century, a cross-dressing party was raided by police in Mexico City and everyone was hauled to jail for the exception of one person. This is a story worthy of exploration and relevance, since the actual number of attendees was 42, one being the nephew of then President Porfirio Díaz, who had him whisked away while the rest of the party-goers suffered public humiliation and inscription into the Mexican army.

It is a fact that Mexico has been much more tolerant of homosexuality than their northern neighbor.  Mexico was ahead of the United States in AIDS research and accommodations. Mexico legalized same-sex marriage in 2009, whereas it took until 2015 in the United States.

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 Thanks to our Guest Blogger Adam Garcia for this great article!


Harriet Cochran Murray, Director of Cochran Real Estate, is a seasoned Real Estate professional both here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and in the United States. Harriet has served in many capacities as a board member and President for the local Real Estate Association AMPI (AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals). She is also a member of FIABCI and NAR in the United States. Harriet’s expertise and experience in the Real Estate and especially in the Mexican market makes her Viewpoint blog articles both informational and intriguing. Harriet is a Buyer’s Agent who specializes in getting the best deal on the right property for her clients.


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Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
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465 Paseo de las Garzas 401, Torre Ambar, Puerto Vallarta, JA
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 971.52
Area: Hotel Zone
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Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
Agent Phone: 322-120-5900
Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
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$180,005
465 Paseo de las Garzas 301, Torre Ambar, Puerto Vallarta, JA
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 971.52
Area: Hotel Zone
Listing Office: Timothy Real Estate Group
Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
Agent Phone: 322-120-5900
Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
Last Updated: February - 23 - 2018
$119,965
465 Paseo de las Garzas 201, Torre Ambar, Puerto Vallarta, JA
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 624.94
Area: Hotel Zone
Listing Office: Timothy Real Estate Group
Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
Agent Phone: 322-120-5900
Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
Last Updated: February - 23 - 2018

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Puerto Vallarta: Just To Be On The Safe Side

Wash Your Hands

We can’t be reminded enough of this simple deterrent to the flu and other illnesses, which assault Puerto Vallarta at the same rate as the remainder of the world outside paradise. The initial recommendation is to get an annual flu shot. The more people get vaccinated, the more are protected and create herd immunity. This year, winter 2017 -2018, it is suggested to not use the nasal spray application (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV), which is often used for children. Injectable shots are more effective, painless, and available in Puerto Vallarta. There are different strains for age, pregnant women and adults. Standard flu shots are the most common; high-dose for older people and those made with adjuvant, also for older people. Since there are constantly changing viruses, annual shots are highly advised. This year we are protected from three to four circulating flues on this continent, depending on whether we have received the quadrivalent or trivalent.

For those planning to travel to or from Puerto Vallarta, consider it takes approximately two weeks for the antibodies to do their job, so plan accordingly. Even though October is the primary month to get vaccinated against the flu, it will be beneficial to protect yourself all through the season. It’s never too late. Flu season can last as late as May. There are never super accurate statistics on flu due to the fact that only the sickest are hospitalized or see a doctor, whereas most of us simply slog through it until we feel better. According to the CDC, flu vaccinations are not perfect but they are the best tool for protection against illness. The only complete prevention is living in a bubble and they usually don’t do so well at the beach.

Preventative measures include washing your hands, keeping your hands away from your face and staying away from people who are ill.

If you get sick, stay home; don’t expose others. Cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze, using disposable tissue. Pre and probiotics are highly recommended on a daily basis to shore up the immune system; drinking a lot of water is essential. Your body weight divided by two is the suggested minimum amount of ounces. Keeping yourself hydrated is the best advice under any circumstance and when in elevated temperatures, make sure you have a vessel with you at all times. No, gin and beer don’t count.

If you are traveling, consult with your insurance carrier to make sure you will be covered in Puerto Vallarta. It is amazing how many people we meet who are here on extended stays and haven’t thought of this. Hospitals and doctors in Puerto Vallarta are certainly very reasonable compared to their counterparts to the north but any serious illness will set you back, regardless, especially if you must be hospitalized.

Que es cómo es.


 Thanks to our Guest Blogger Adam Garcia for this great article!


Harriet Cochran Murray, Director of Cochran Real Estate, is a seasoned Real Estate professional both here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and in the United States. Harriet has served in many capacities as a board member and President for the local Real Estate Association AMPI (AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals). She is also a member of FIABCI and NAR in the United States. Harriet’s expertise and experience in the Real Estate and especially in the Mexican market makes her Viewpoint blog articles both informational and intriguing. Harriet is a Buyer’s Agent who specializes in getting the best deal on the right property for her clients.


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465 Paseo de las Garzas 305, Torre Ambar, Puerto Vallarta, JA
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 727.48
Area: Hotel Zone
Listing Office: Timothy Real Estate Group
Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
Agent Phone: 322-120-5900
Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
Last Updated: February - 23 - 2018
$155,739
465 Paseo de las Garzas 206, Torre Ambar, Puerto Vallarta, JA
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# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 811.3
Area: Hotel Zone
Listing Office: Timothy Real Estate Group
Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
Agent Phone: 322-120-5900
Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
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$197,903
465 Paseo de las Garzas 304, Torre Ambar, Puerto Vallarta, JA
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1044.8
Area: Hotel Zone
Listing Office: Timothy Real Estate Group
Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
Agent Phone: 322-120-5900
Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
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$114,904
465 Paseo de las Garzas 204, Torre Ambar, Puerto Vallarta, JA
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# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 598.58
Area: Hotel Zone
Listing Office: Timothy Real Estate Group
Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
Agent Phone: 322-120-5900
Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
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$168,594
465 Paseo de las Garzas 403, Torre Ambar, Puerto Vallarta, JA
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 894.59
Area: Hotel Zone
Listing Office: Timothy Real Estate Group
Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
Agent Phone: 322-120-5900
Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
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$165,893
465 Paseo de las Garzas 303, Torre Ambar, Puerto Vallarta, JA
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 894.59
Area: Hotel Zone
Listing Office: Timothy Real Estate Group
Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
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Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
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$168,810
465 Paseo de las Garzas 402, Torre Ambar, Puerto Vallarta, JA
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 895.77
Area: Hotel Zone
Listing Office: Timothy Real Estate Group
Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
Agent Phone: 322-120-5900
Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
Last Updated: February - 23 - 2018
$182,705
465 Paseo de las Garzas 401, Torre Ambar, Puerto Vallarta, JA
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 971.52
Area: Hotel Zone
Listing Office: Timothy Real Estate Group
Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
Agent Phone: 322-120-5900
Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
Last Updated: February - 23 - 2018
$180,005
465 Paseo de las Garzas 301, Torre Ambar, Puerto Vallarta, JA
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 971.52
Area: Hotel Zone
Listing Office: Timothy Real Estate Group
Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
Agent Phone: 322-120-5900
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465 Paseo de las Garzas 201, Torre Ambar, Puerto Vallarta, JA
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 624.94
Area: Hotel Zone
Listing Office: Timothy Real Estate Group
Listing Agent: Taniel Chemsian
Agent Phone: 322-120-5900
Agent Email: taniel@timothyrealestategroup.com
Last Updated: February - 23 - 2018

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Puerto Vallarta: Paddling

Stand Up and Paddle

Our first introduction to standing on a surf board with a paddle was a wet one. It took several attempts to learn our balance points but the landing was always soft and forgiving. Stand Up Paddle, known as SUP, has become increasingly popular in Puerto Vallarta over the past few years. SUP is an all-ages sport. Competitions are regular and entertaining, up and down the coastline, with Sayulita hosting a variety of annual events.

SUP might be new in Puerto Vallarta but to surfers, it’s been around for a long while. Hawaiian surfers called it Board Surfing and when the surf wasn’t high, they could still be in the water and move about at will, waiting for a big one to come along. The idea is to place your feet parallel faced toward the head of the board. Using your large back muscles, pull a long stroke, making sure your grasp is a shoulder width apart, otherwise you’ll wear yourself out quickly with short movements. A sesh (session) is the length of time one works out on their board and the goal is to lengthen the seshes on a daily basis in an effort to improve balance, strength, and endurance. It’s an alternative to the gym and we like the outdoor aspect. In Puerto Vallarta, summer is a great time to strengthen skills and lengthen seshes; the water can be a method to cool off in the intense heat and humidity.

Some think Puerto Vallarta’s surf is a little too rough and that may be true for the beginner, though the ocean is unpredictable. We have seen the Bay of Banderas at Beach Los Muertos as smooth as a pond. We’ve found calm waters in the bay at Yelapa, north in Sayulita, and Bucerias, and to the south, off the shores of Las Animas and Quimixto. Mismaloya, with its protected cove is ideal for SUP.  It’s not necessary to schlep your board to these destinations but we do see them often toted onto buses. Boards in zippered cases are a common site in oversized baggage at the airport, as well.

Tours of Stand Up Paddle are very common and it’s nice to have a guide who can teach you the fundamentals. Ask at any beach kiosk in Puerto Vallarta or any of the above mentioned locations and you’re likely to find just what you’re looking for, along with someone knowledgeable and experienced. We recommend SUP as a great relaxing form of exercise; low impact and easy for anyone.

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 Thanks to our Guest Blogger Adam Garcia for this great article!


Harriet Cochran Murray, Director of Cochran Real Estate, is a seasoned Real Estate professional both here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and in the United States. Harriet has served in many capacities as a board member and President for the local Real Estate Association AMPI (AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals). She is also a member of FIABCI and NAR in the United States. Harriet’s expertise and experience in the Real Estate and especially in the Mexican market makes her Viewpoint blog articles both informational and intriguing. Harriet is a Buyer’s Agent who specializes in getting the best deal on the right property for her clients.


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# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 624.94
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Working From Home in Puerto Vallarta

Work from Anywhere

You know that photo you see of the person working on the beach, tapping away at his laptop? It’s not a dream. It’s something anyone can do. If you want to move to Puerto Vallarta but you’re stumped about how you’ll make money in the process, there are loads of options. Writers are aware of this; it’s all about deadlines and research, but that’s not for everyone. If you are so inclined, however, there are sites like freelancer.com, which can lead you in the direction of copywriting and if you have SEO skills you will be in higher demand.

If you’re a programmer, you can work just about anywhere and depending on your skill level, there is certainly money to be made. Puerto Vallarta needs people like this, as does any growing city, but this is something you can work at from anywhere in the world, with clients all over the globe. You can also check out Virtual Assistance; though it’s a broad and somewhat diverse subject, we know people who are doing data entry, answering Skype-phone calls and updating websites, and they take their work wherever they go. Translators are always in demand. We’re not talking specifically about Spanish. You can be a translator in any language with your online skills.

Social Marketing is not going away and you can make money with the time you spend in front of sites like Facebook. Find someone to take over their fan pages; Twitter, Instagram and other sites that use social media to get their ideas and brands across. You can live in Puerto Vallarta and be employed by someone in New York, London, Toronto, Milan, Hong Kong, anywhere. It’s a job that doesn’t require a whole lot of tech knowledge and it doesn’t matter where you work from. With the use of templates, the canvass is really quite unlimited. We recommend investing in a short coding course before you come to settle in Puerto Vallarta and you’ll be set for life. We found that learning the basics of web design was a lot easier than we thought.

What’s your area of expertise? You can be a consultant and live in Puerto Vallarta, which the computer age has made very easy. Architecture, law, human resources, art, educational skills, stocks, trading; whatever your skill set. You may already be a consultant and only need to hone your online skills. There’s no reason you can’t work on your tan, while advising clients. The possibilities are endless.

Online teaching is a growing industry. ESL is something you can teach from your home base in Puerto Vallarta. It’s not necessary to be a linguist; online classes will teach you all you need to know. We have a friend in Guadalajara who has been teaching virtually for many years and Puerto Vallarta is her favorite weekend getaway.

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Vallarta Real Estate: Flying Here

Fly the Cheaper Skies

Everyone thinks there are tricks to fly back and forth between Puerto Vallarta and that other place you hang your hat, without going broke in the meantime.

It’s a fact that Tuesday and Wednesday are the best days to fly to save your dollars and pesos. Peak times are Thursday through Monday, especially given a three day weekend on either side and that’s when the airlines are able to hike the prices up for those who have no scheduling choices. Airlines have certainly hired the best technicians in the world to determine algorithms, hence pricing, which is always based on sales and availability.

Remember the statement about buying your tickets 57 days prior to your flights? It’s a myth. Our research couldn’t even come up with exactly where and when it started but it simply isn’t true. If you are a frequent flyer to and from Puerto Vallarta and familiar with rates on the routes you usually travel and you do see a fare that is obviously the best possible price, grab it! Chances are the seats will be gone within hours; this kind of news doesn’t stay secret.

We belong to mailing lists of the airlines we commonly use. They often send out last-minute specials and they’re usually true blue deals. We also have gotten in the habit of checking Groupon, LivingSocial and other coupon sites.

Be the first one to raise your hand when announcements are made for overbooked flights. Be willing to hang out in an airport and read a good book or people-watch, and you can pick up valuable vouchers. Flying without panic and deadlines for reaching your destinations can be very lucrative. United and Delta even let you bid on how much compensation you’d be willing to give up your seat. United has been known to compensate passengers as much as $10,000; that’s a lot of trips paid for. Let the attendant know before boarding and you can get on a list. There are so many flights in and out of Puerto Vallarta on a daily basis, you won’t need to wait long.

Book your flight directly with the airline. Online booking is always your best option but it costs nothing to speak with a ticket agent on the phone and we have found them to be immensely helpful. Third-party booking is a thing of the past when you’re simply jumping on a flight. If you’re planning a trip with several stops, ground transportation and accommodations, then by all means, use a travel agent; there are good ones in Puerto Vallarta. But for uncomplicated straightforward flights, you’ll find that airlines offer the most flexibility. You can always do your own research on Expedia, Skyscanner or Google Flights so you have a grip on what you’re looking for before you commit.

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AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy and efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.

Vallarta Real Estate: Top 10 List

Ten Things You Will Love About Moving to Vallarta

You’ve moved to Puerto Vallarta (or maybe you’re thinking about moving here and want to find out what these ten things are to entice you and motivate you to get with the program). There’s so much to do, you’ll never find enough time for all the enjoyment. Your friends back home think you’re swinging in your hammock, staring up at coconut palms, suffering from extreme boredom… but they couldn’t be more wrong. You’re on permanent vacation but that doesn’t mean you get lazy. True, your relaxation meter is going to be in much better territory but you’ll also have time to do things you’ve always wanted and have leftover time to schmooze with your new friends.

Number One always is time spent soaking up Vitamin D in Puerto Vallarta. It’s a healthier lifestyle for so many reasons; including Two… you’ll be eating better. Fresh fruits and vegetables, grown locally, sans GMO are available for at least one third the price you used to pay. Three, you’re sure to lose weight; the result of the increased amount of walking you’ll do. We take the bus almost every time we head out, simply because we won’t need to worry about parking, traffic, and wear and tear on our vehicle. Four, we guarantee you’ll look younger. We’ve not met one person who’s moved to Puerto Vallarta who hasn’t visibly dropped years, for all the above causes.

Five, you can finally read that list of books you’ve been trying to get to over the years. Whether you’re sitting on the beach, relaxing at home, or turning in for the night, you’re going to have more time to hit those books with bliss and intention. What’s the skill you’ve always wanted to learn? Number Six is taking up the instrument you had planned to play in college but were too busy getting good grades so you could get that great job you have now retired from, and it’s time to fulfill that desire. Chances are you’ll find someone in Puerto Vallarta from whom to take lessons, but if not, YouTube is a wonderful source for learning just about anything; painting, mosaics, crochet, photography, scrapbooking.

Seven , since you’ll be able to afford a housekeeper, you can now grow that garden you’ve dreamed about. Imagine the envy of your visitors when you explain you planted and cultivated those roses, bougainvillea, banana, orange and lime trees!

Eight …You’ve read so many books and now you are ready to write your own. You’ve never had time to tell your story and you know it’s a good one, considering some of the duds you’ve burned through. Join the Writers Club and sharpen your pencils!

Dinners out cost a lot of money up north, especially when you toss in the cost of cocktails, beer and wine but Nine is where you can afford to go out for three meals a day and find lovely little comida corridas on the back streets. The list could go on and

on but let’s end with Ten: the free time to volunteer, golf, sail or hike. Dive, swim and fish. The choices are endless. All you need is to figure out how you will schedule all this happiness!

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AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy and efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.

Vallarta Real Estate: Thursday Marina Market

Thursday Marina Market

We love to take a Thursday trip out to the Marina in high season. The Marina Market was once a small shopping experience that we enjoyed before dinner at one of the fine marina restaurants. We would buy some vegetables and sometimes pick up bread or sweets from one of the bakers. This market has grown significantly and we now find we must arrive much earlier than we once did, if we want to partake in all the fabulous booths and peruse the many vendors. The Marina Malecón has been a favorite stroll of ours for the past two decades and a drink up in El Faro is often a highlight. There is much to see from up in the lighthouse and it is a great place for watching the changes in the north part of Puerto Vallarta. The Thursday Market opens at 6 pm and merchants stay open until 10 pm or until they have sold all their products, which frequently happen with the food booths.

What’s truly delightful about this market is that every item is made locally. Not only is nothing imported, every item is handmade, and you will most likely have a chance to meet the person or people who crafted your purchases. We have adorned our home and body with such items as remarkable jewelry, lovely handbags and fine clothing; gorgeous baskets and paintings; wonderful holiday decorations and amusing Day of the Dead pieces. The marvelous Huichol art is here, too, of course and they do such a great job of wrapping purchases for travel.

Fruits and vegetables are organic and a variety of bread can be found, including several grains and gluten free. We often buy dinner at the market these days, and take it home to cook or reheat. These are excellent chefs who sell everything from fine meats and cheeses, to fancy liqueurs, pizza, cookies and cakes. With nearly 200 stalls, there isn’t time to take it all in.

We have been fascinated to find local hand rolled cigars that rival the most expensive found in town and at a very fair price. Ice cream, yummy cups of corn, and the typical Mexican nieves de garrafa (snow cones) are also available.

The atmosphere at the Thursday Marina Market is very festive with live music, strolling Mariachi and visiting musicians. We love the family ambiance with a mixture of locals, ex-pats and tourists.

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AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy and efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.

Vallarta Real Estate: The Ideal Movie Theatre

Let’s Go to the Movies!

We love the movie theaters in Puerto Vallarta! Take into consideration how much we pay for a movie back where most of us come from. Film ticket prices do vary somewhat in Canada and the USA but not by much. An average seat for a first run movie in New York City is going to cost you around $16.00. In Los Angeles it’s about the same. Toronto isn’t much better with the average ticket costing about $15 CDN. How much will you pay to see Star Wars in Puerto Vallarta? The average price is $32 pesos. That’s right around $1.50 USD, depending on the fluctuation of the peso on any given day.

The seats in Puerto Vallarta are comfortable, the popcorn is great and some theaters serve alcohol and full-on meals. The theaters and lobbies are clean, plus the aisles are wide and navigable. Some theaters have recliners (in case the movie is boring you, naps are an option.) In the summer, auditoriums are usually full at all times of day, because they also have air conditioning!

We asked our friends what stands out for them in the theaters in Puerto Vallarta and they came up with interesting and helpful responses. The food gets raves at La Isla and a special shout-out to their friendly and courteous staff. The VIP Theater is considered state-of-the-art and many think their sounds systems superior, but Cinemax at Galerias seems to have the best popcorn in town and their sound system gets high marks, too. We have sadly experienced movies where the volume is turned up so high, we nearly felt our hair blowing; then again, we have also been exposed to the low level of decibels where we have strained to hear actors and missed important dialogue.

Listings for movies in Puerto Vallarta can be found in the local newspapers and are almost always correct. The best way to find listings and times is online and each theater has their own site. If a movie is listed with SUB, that means it’s in English and has Spanish subtitles. If it says DOB, you better speak Spanish. All kid movies are in Spanish and are dubbed.

Movie night in Puerto Vallarta is an inexpensive date with family, children or your significant movie buff partner. The only complaints we picked up in our survey were mainly a couple of small gripes about cheap wine, and not enough ice in drinks, but we’ve suffered much worse than that.

The best thing is the unbeatable price and everyone agrees, it’s one of the bargains that make living here a real treat.

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AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy and efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.