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The Seven Best Places to Live in Mexico as a U.S. Expat

With more than a million expats estimated to live here, Mexico is far and away the most popular destination for North Americans looking to move abroad. But, with so many places to choose from, where in Mexico should you move? International Living lists the 7 Best Places to Live in Mexico as a US Expat - and Puerto Vallarta tops the list!

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics in Puerto Vallarta Confirmed

The dates for the vaccination clinics in Puerto Vallarta that were tentatively scheduled for next week have been confirmed. On Wednesday, the head of the eighth health region, Jaime Álvarez Zayas, announced that the sessions will be from Monday, January 10th through Thursday the 13th, divided into two stages.

Study Shows the Food You Eat is Linked to COVID Symptom Severity

A study led by the Centro Universitario de la Costa Department of Medical Sciences at the Universidad de Guadalajara in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, explored the association between severity of COVID-19 symptoms and habitual food intake in adult outpatients. The study shows the importance of a healthy diet in times of Covid-19.

First COVID-19 Vaccines of the Year Arrive in Jalisco

Jalisco on Monday received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines of the year. The Jalisco Health Secretariat reported that there are almost 400,000 doses that will be used as reinforcements. Here in Puerto Vallarta, booster shots will be available to health personnel on January 5, and more vaccination clinics are pending for next week.

Mexico Celebrates Three Kings Day on January 6th

January 6th is Three Kings Day, known as 'El Día de Reyes' in Mexico. This is Epiphany on the church calendar, the 12th day after Christmas, when the Magi arrived bearing gifts for baby Jesus. It is also the traditional day for Mexican children to receive Christmas gifts, in commemoration of the Magi's visit.

Vallarta Closes 2021 with Record Number of Tourists

In December 2021, the Puerto Vallarta International Airport welcomed 2,432 flights, an increase of 49% over 2020 & 15% over 2019, setting a record for the number of tourist arrivals. Hotel occupancy reached 81%, up 26% over 2020, when 49% of rooms were booked.

Overcharged by a Taxi Driver? Now There’s a Number to Call

Due to numerous consumer complaints of holiday 'price jacking' by 'traditional' taxi drivers, the leaders of the Puerto Vallarta taxi union have developed a system that allows users to make complaints, get refunds and see that the drivers are punished. There's also an app that enables you to order a taxi and see the established rates that are set by the state authorities.

It’s Whale Watching Season in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Our beautiful humpback whales are back in Puerto Vallarta, gracing the Bay of Banderas with their amazing ballet in the ocean. There are many ways to schedule a boat ride and we recommend exploring the options before embarking on your exciting adventure.

Puerto Vallarta #2 on 2022 List of World’s Best Places to Retire

Live and Invest Overseas, a resource for people who want to live, retire, and invest overseas, recently released its annual index of the 15 best places in the world to retire in 2022. The top destinations were selected based on factors such as cost of living, health care, crime and taxes, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico came in at No. 2!

Mexico’s El Aguinaldo: The Christmas Bonus Explained

Now that the holiday season has arrived, it is a good time to discuss 'El Aguinaldo,' the Mexican Christmas bonus due to all employees, including the domestic staff that help make life so easy and convenient for many of us who live here in Puerto Vallarta. And, under Mexican law, all employees are entitled to a Christmas bonus.
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