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Mexican Vacation News: Scooters

Scooters in Puerto Vallarta The municipality of Zapopan, a suburb of Guadalajara, has recently approved the introduction of electric scooter rentals, a pilot project that will start on December 2, 2019, when 250 scooters will appear for rent on the streets of Zapopan. You know something like this will soon be available in Puerto Vallarta, …

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Puerto Vallarta Beach News: Dengue

What Should You Do About Dengue? One thing we’ve learned about dengue (pronounced den-gay) is that dengue mosquitoes aren’t looking for murky water. They breed in clean, clear water. This is very important to know when doing our own home inspections. In Puerto Vallarta, teams from the Department of Health, wearing bright colored vests and …

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Puerto Vallarta Beach News: Sierra de Vallejo

Sierra de Vallejo North of Puerto Vallarta, stretching from Bucerias to La Peñita de Jaltemba, we have found a biosphere reserve where approximately twenty percent of Mexico’s mangroves are found. With less than an hour’s drive from Puerto Vallarta, you will arrive at the southern tip of this incredible biosphere. The freshwater River Ameca meets …

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Puerto Vallarta Beach News: Potholes

Potholes Keep the Economy Going Sometimes the potholes in Puerto Vallarta are so big, we are afraid to drive over them, lest we disappear into their black depths. The big ones, however, are outnumbered by thousands, possibly millions of smaller potholes that can make for a rough ride, especially once the sun goes down over …

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Puerto Vallarta Beach News: Shoes?

Wearing Shoes in Puerto Vallarta We discovered when we first moved to Puerto Vallarta that Most Mexicans don’t wear their outside shoes in their homes. They usually have cheap slip-ons, slippers or flip flops for indoors. Kids might run around barefoot inside but it’s uncommon to see a woman of child bearing age or older …

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Puerto Vallarta Beach News: Caring For Kids

What is DIF? You may have driven by the DIF Community Center on the north end of Puerto Vallarta proper, and seen families and children playing outside or standing in line and wondered what this building holds. DIF stands for Integrated Family Development (Desarrollo Integral Familiar). We’ve heard DIF referred to as the Mexican welfare …

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Puerto Vallarta Beach News: Pancho Villa

Pancho Villa It’s fun to dress up as Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata for Halloween, Mexican Revolution celebrations in Mexico, and Cinco de Mayo in the US (they don’t actually celebrate this day in Mexico). If those donning costumes knew more about Pancho Villa, who was frequently referred to as the Centaur of the North, …

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Travel: What to Do If Your Flight is Delayed or Cancelled

The recent events with Delta and Southwest have everyone wondering: how can a major airline’s computer system be so vulnerable that a tripped breaker could create days of cancellations leaving thousands of passengers stranded in airports around the world? Some say it is a matter of antiquated IT. Will Delta, the No. 2 airline in …

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