‘A new Mexican miracle’ has transpired in recent years, the economy.

‘A new Mexican miracle’ has transpired in recent years, the economy August 27, 2017 Mexico has in recent years become a transformed nation with a burgeoning middle class, and little poverty according to world standards, says the Dallas Morning News. It is no less than what could be called “a new Mexican miracle,” which developed slowly and almost imperceptibly in recent years, said Richard Parker, a columnist for the publication. He underlines that chronic unemployment has fallen back to 3.2 Read More …

Puerto Vallarta on track for another record tourism year.

Puerto Vallarta on track for another record tourism year The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board announced that the city has reported an increase of over 6% in hotel occupancy for the first 6 months of the year, with an average occupancy rate for January to June of close to 90% compared to 73% in 2016 and 70% in 2015. Similarly, the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) handled 1,843,600 international passenger arrivals, in the first half of the year, 12.1% more than Read More …

Puerto Vallarta offers last Summer’s hoorah during Labor Day

Puerto Vallarta offers last Summer’s hoorah during Labor Day August 22, 2017 Labor Day signals the end of the summer travel season, but it also offers the opportunity for one last summer getaway before school starts and the work pace picks up again. With direct nonstop flights from cities across the United States and Canada and an impressive array of activities and a favorable exchange rate, Puerto Vallarta is an ideal location for all travelers seeking a last-minute getaway at Read More …

Vallarta-Nayarit: Does Paradise really exist?

Vallarta-Nayarit: Does Paradise really exist? August 23, 2017 What does your perfect holiday look like? Do you dream up white sandy coastlines, melting pink sunsets, bowing palm trees, diving dolphins and flavoursome cocktails? Does your imagination run wild, or does this place in your mind actually exist? Many direct flights will lead you to Mexico’s Pacific Coast, home to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, two neighbouring regions united in the beautiful Banderas Bay that will put your imagination to shame. Read More …

Bioluminescent beaches of Mexico

Bioluminescent beaches of Mexico August 21, 2017 It is a fact that there are living creatures that remain hidden in darkness, in the depths of the ocean… Nonetheless, there are others as the noctiluca scintillans –also known as the sea sparkle- whose main ability is ‘shining’, thus creating a night show that’s almost impossible to forget for those lucky ones that get to witness it. These microorganisms are part of the plankton in the ocean, so when they detect ‘threatening’ Read More …

Earth, Bright Colors And Shape-Shifters.

Earth, Bright Colors And Shape-Shifters Posted on 21 August, 2017 by Leigh Thelmadatter The Vazquez family is one of Tonalá best-known families of traditional potters, specializing in barro brunido, but that does not mean that they shun innovation. The best-known family member now is award-winning potter, Arnulfo Vazquez, but the story begins with his paternal grandmother, Encarnación Carmon. She began making traditional barro brunido, focusing on traditional utilitarian pieces, but she did put significant effort in the making and decoration of Read More …

In Sayulita, surf, rest … and the dead.

In Sayulita, surf, rest … and the dead August 18, 2017 The magic town of Sayulita, Mexico, is one of the most attractive destinations in the Mexican Pacific not only because of its rustic streets, but also because of the possibility of surfing or swimming, and “Playa de los Muertos”, which is reached through a cemetery. This town of about 2,300 inhabitants is on the coast that connects the states of Nayarit and Jalisco, about 40 kilometers from Puerto Vallarta. Read More …

Editor’s Notes: Back To School After This Weekend.

Editor’s Notes: Back To School After This Weekend Posted on 17 August, 2017 by Madeline Milne Back to school! That’s right, next week all the children in Mexico head back to the classroom and then the beaches and resorts around the Bay of Banderas will become nearly empty, but only for a couple weeks and the cycle starts again. This weekend many of the most popular spots for families will be extremely crowded, which if you’re looking to enjoy a Read More …

Tips And Observations About Living For Six Weeks In A Little Mexican Town.

Tips And Observations About Living For Six Weeks In A Little Mexican Town Posted on 16 August, 2017 by Chuck Bolotin Here is some flavor of what it’s like to live in a small village in Baja California Sur for six weeks and some tips that could save you lots of aggravation.   It’s Just Like… Renting our home in La Ventana for six weeks was just like camping, except without the bugs, uneven and hard sleeping services, the work Read More …

Gringo anxiety part of adapting to life in MX.

Gringo anxiety part of adapting to life in MX Time separation therapy: it’s always time for a drink. Excessive exasperation used to require a lot of tequila   By Bodie Kellogg Mexico News Daily | Saturday, August 12, 2017   The process of adapting to life in Mexico is a cultural adventure, one of bewilderment yet discovery on a regular basis. Early on I discovered I lived in a country where all the utility companies distrusted the national postal service Read More …