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Tuesday October 17 2017
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Puerto Vallarta: Discovering a Natural Paradise

Geography.- Puerto Vallarta encompasses all of Banderas Bay on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Located in the state of Jalisco, well known for the preservation of its authentic Mexican traditions, the Puerto Vallarta area features 40 miles of coastline and a diverse topography, including tropical jungles, rocky river beds, steep mountain sides and...

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Golfing in Paradise

Puerto Vallarta is fast becoming one of Mexico’s premier golf destinations. The resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast is currently home to seven world-class golf courses; all framed by beautiful vistas of the Sierra Madre Mountains and the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean and include jungle-rich layouts. These include two Jack Nicklaus Signatu...

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Vacation Market in Riviera Nayarit & Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta and the Nayarit Rivera form the popular tourist destination best known as Vallarta. It is located at the Mexican Pacific beach of Bahia de Banderas, the third largest natural Mexican bay and one of the largest in Latin America. This bay is located between the south of Jalisco state and the north of Nayarit, the limits of thi...

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Have You Seen Puerto Vallarta's Green Flashes?

Perhaps you're among those fortunate enough to have witnessed a green flash at the instant the sun sets; however for most, they've only heard of the phenomenon. One such area for viewing the green flashes is Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where, during the "high season" of November through May when the average daily temperature is 73°F with virtually no...

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Self Directed IRA Real Estate Purchases in Mexico – SI or NO?

Many people these days are inquiring about the possibility of using their IRA to purchase property in Mexico. The problem of purchasing using a self-directed IRA is when a fideicomiso is required. By Mexican law, all foreign nationals purchasing in the restricted zone in Mexico require a fideicomiso. The restricted zone is 100 kilometers from th...

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Tips for Tipping

Tipping is part of the everyday culture when living in Mexico. This guide will explain when to tip and how much, and why tips – or la propina – are such an important part of Mexican life. In Mexico, the minimum wage is very low and many jobs do not have a salary at all. Workers, especially in the hospitality industries, rely heavily on tip...

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Arroz Poblano: How to Prepare

INGREDIENTS (1 serving): Sliced Poblano Pepper 2 tbsp Cooked Rice 1 serving Corn Kernels 14 oz. (400 gr.) “Flor de Cal 7 oz. (200 gr.) Finely Chopped “Epazote” 1 branch Milk 2 cups Sour cream ½ cup Chicken soup 4 cups Butter 1...

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Puerto Peñasco, Our Home for Over 30 Years

Imagine a place where traditions are created and a legacy is built. We found that place in Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) in 1979. Thirty-one years ago we made our first trip to Rocky Point. Meeting our friends from California we rented a home in Playa Encanto. Coming from Phoenix we got our first visa permits at the border, found our turn off o...

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Lights… Camera… Action!

These familiar words will be heard often this November 5th through 10th when the Los Cabos International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet in Los Cabos, Mexico. Filmmakers from around the globe are invited to showcase their artistic talents when over 50 films and documentaries hit the big screens for the first time. Following in the footst...

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Real Estate Trends in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende has been ranked as one of the top ten most desired cities in the world to retire in by several international publications. So, what’s happening with real estate in this colonial jewel? Here’s the latest from three experts’ points of view: Eric Chazaro, real estate developer of Rancho Los Labradores and an owner of M...

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Mexico's New Real Estate Degree: A Milestone in Professionalism

In 2009 a new degree in Mexico Real Estate and an accompanying professional identification number ("Cedula Profesional") were implemented. The new degree is being offered in response to market demands for higher professionalism and as a result of efforts from the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) to improve standards and tra...

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Up-and-Coming Campeche: Beachfront, Colonial and Culture

Imagine being in a small boat, taking a relaxing ride through a long lagoon, surrounded by jungle, past some ancient Mayan ruins. The lagoon widens, then narrows, then widens again. Suddenly you hear a splash behind you. You turn around and look – it's a dolphin! The dolphin jumps again, and follows you as you continue through the lagoon. No...

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Ecotourism in Oaxaca

Only an hour’s drive from the City of Oaxaca, Arroyo Guacamaya is one of the most easily accessible ecotourism sites available to vacationers. La Guacamaya boasts most of the features and attractions of the more popular back-to-nature getaways in the Ixtlán District of Oaxaca’s Sierra Norte, including mountain biking, nature trails for hiking...

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Mexico Living Expo - Canada

Vancouver.- Last March 27th and 28th the first ever Mexico Living Expo was successfully held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. With an array of companies and developers from Cancun, Tulum, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Todos Santos and Cabo San Lucas the event was attended by many investors and the general public interested in products, s...

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35th Edition: Tianguis Turistico

Acapulco.- Tianguis Turistico celebrated its 35th year as one of the most relevant and unique tourism events in Mexico. The event was held at the International Acapulco Convention Center on April 25th - 28th. As known to all, Tianguis Turistico is the most important business marketplace event for travel professionals. Tianguis Turistico provi...

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