What Happens In Puerto Vallarta
It started in Las Vegas. Someone said “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” yet anyone with an ounce of brains knows that’s not necessarily true. People can hardly help keeping their mouths shut when something deliciously repeatable happens. In Puerto Vallarta, this goes back a long way. When John Huston first arrived to scout for his film The Night of the Iguana, based on the racy Tennessee Williams novel, word traveled fast, both in and out of the jungle. Locals lined up for parts as extras, people offered everything from beds and food, to property for the purpose of filming. When the actors began to arrive, it wasn’t long before news got back to Hollywood about the deeds and misdeeds of lovers and losers.
When something happens in Puerto Vallarta, chances of it staying in Puerto Vallarta are slim. Feeds on Facebook get posted all over the world and back around again. Instagram might show an entire story or just teasing trailers. Twitter only allows 280 characters per post but a lot can be said for those who know how to economize words for impact.
That said, how do you find out what is happening in Puerto Vallarta? Once the only source was message boards, online and off, but we were flummoxed as to how to find times for boat cruises, weather reports, how to adopt a dog or cat, hours of restaurants, locations of fresh produce markets, and such important information. Pre-Google, it was tough. Now it’s easy. Google “Puerto Vallarta” and you’re guided to overwhelming amounts of pages, so much so it’s bewildering at times.
What are trusted English language sources? The local newspapers have websites and they keep things relatively current. www.vallartadaily.com provides local and national news, weather updates, economy and finances and have an events calendar that we feel safe to rely upon. www.banderasnews.com also reports local and national news, has an events calendar, plus gives reliable real estate updates. Opinion editorials are amusing and informative.
Bay Vallarta, found in print and online, is a great resource for local events, entertainment, and openings of new restaurants and businesses. PV Mirror and Vallarta Tribune are found around town in just about every business and also can be sourced online. They have loyal followings and letters to the editors can be entertaining. Gay Vallarta (www.gaypv.com) has a huge amount of information both hard copy and online and isn’t completely reserved for the LGBT crowd.
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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.