Puerto Vallarta Dreaming By Rob Parker How do you get relief from the cold north winds of the Canadian climate? Just say “PVM”. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Set amidst the magnificent Sierra Madre mountains, this traditional Mexican village comes complete with cobblestone streets, and the ambiance of tropical flowers. Friendly citizens provide ample dining opportunities and shopping adventures for both the locals and tourists alike. Your first visit to the area may be a winter getaway but the appeal of this region is so inviting many people are purchasing homes so they can embrace the culture and climate of Puerto Vallarta any time.
Puerto Vallarta, is located on the Pacific coast of Mexico along Banderas Bay. The temperature remains warm year-round, with evening temperatures cooling off the day. What could be more rejuvenating than spending time enjoying a walk on a sandy beach, listening to the ocean surf? According to the “Travel and Leisure Magazine Readers Survey,” Puerto Vallarta has been named the best beach area in Latin America. Make every day a beach day, with 25 miles of glorious beaches for walking, sunbathing and exploring. The local currency is the peso and of course your credit card is accepted almost everywhere. Over the years increased tourism and foreign owned real estate has brought attention to the water quality. Most of the restaurants have access to purified water and ice and are washing their salad products for ensured health and safety.
This region of Mexico is highly populated by tourist and
seasonal residents. Hence there are ample activities to keep you busy, and wonderful restaurant opportunities offering local and continental fare. A diverse repertoire of recreational pastimes such as sailing, golfing, tennis, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, hot air ballooning, kayaking, jungle tours, horse back riding and excursions to over 30 art galleries and public buildings are at your doorstep for you to enjoy. If your idea of traveling and sightseeing includes wildlife you will be excited to know that the humpback whale winters in Banderas Bay every year. Other ocean attractions include the dolphins, giant manta and sea turtles. Avid bird watchers will thrive in this tropical region as they experience the sighting of the “Laughing Falcon” or “Blue Footed Booby.” More than 100 exotic birds reside in the Puerto Vallarta area.
Puerto Vallarta transportation is easily accessed through the abundant supply of taxis that operate throughout the town. The average fare is about $3.00 USD. Traveling the length of the town will cost about $6.00 USD. Interestingly enough taxi fares are posted in the daily newspaper and most major hotels. Remember you are in Mexico and Mexican entrepreneurs are renowned for price negotiation even on travel expenses.
It used to be that buying real estate was cash deals only in Mexico; this is
no longer true. Financing for real estate within Mexico can be arranged. So don’t
let the information of the past deter you from having your dream home in Puerto
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