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Jim Scherrer has owned property in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for 25 years and resided there for the past eleven years. The mission of his series of 47 articles pertaining to retirement in Puerto Vallarta is to reveal the recent changes that have occurred in Vallarta while dispelling the misconceptions about living conditions in Mexico. For the full series of articles regarding travel to and retirement in Vallarta as well as pertinent Puerto Vallarta links, please visit us at PVREBA.
Sunday, September 7, 2008 The Last of the Obsidian Artifacts in Puerto Vallarta (2 comments)
The ancient Guachimontes site is of such significance that on July 12, 2006, it was added to the World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee of Unesco. It is in a region rich in mineral wealth and obsidian and is well worth the 10 hour day tour from Vallarta.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Revolutionary Prostate Cancer Treatment Comes To Puerto Vallarta (1 comments)
The HIFU treatment is approved in Europe, Japan, China, Latin America, Caribbean, and Mexico, but has not yet received FDA approval in the US. Of all the HIFU approved doctors and hospitals in the world, these American urologists have joined up with a renowned and respected local urologist at San Javier to do their work.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 The Effect of Politics on Paradise
Mexico has been governed by US friendly Harvard graduates for the past seven years and will be for at least the next five years, thus assuring a safe and secure investing environment for retiring North Americans.
Thursday, January 10, 2008 Dangerous Living in Mexico?
Serious crimes such as murder, rape, kidnapping, etc. are unheard-of in Vallarta. Security is such that armed robberies are virtually non-existent. One reason of course is, guns are not permitted in Mexico. The penalty for carrying a firearm is much more than anyone would ever want to pay.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 Retirement Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the once sleepy little Mexican fishing village located in the foothills of the Sierra Madres on Banderas Bay along the Mexican Riviera is no longer sleepy or little. The population has literally exploded since the filming of "The Night of the Iguana".
Sunday, December 9, 2007 The Most Popular Fruit in the World (2 comments)
Mangoes are widely used in chutney, fruit bars, cereal products, juices, pies, ice creams, and even milk shakes. Although a little messy due to their high juice content, they can be enjoyed simply by slicing the fruit as you would a peach or pear.
Saturday, December 8, 2007 Retirement in Puerto Vallarta--What Makes Banderas Bay So Special?
Banderas Bay is a 500 square mile horseshoe shaped body of water located in the center of the Mexican Rivera. Being surrounded on three sides by the Sierra Madre mountains and having more than 50 miles of spectacular shoreline, it offers many unique benefits to the Puerto Vallarta region.
Saturday, December 8, 2007 Want to Find Treasure in the Sierra Madres?
While boating in Banderas Bay, you peer across the water and see countless beautiful villas and condominiums nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madres and you must agree, "There's gold in them thar hills".
Sunday, December 2, 2007 Use Caution When Buying Real Estate in Mexico
No matter what you think you know about real estate or contract law, things are dramatically different in Mexico. There are no licensing requirements for realtors, no true regulation of realtors, no titles or deeds for foreigners living along the Mexican Riviera, and all contracts are totally in Spanish. For these reasons, if anywhere in the world, it's Mexico, where you must have an exclusive buyer's agent represent you.
Sunday, December 2, 2007 Retire to Where and Do What? (2 comments)
. Having the same latitude as Hawaii, prices a half to a third of Hawaii, and the travel time being a fraction of that to Hawaii, Vallarta has become a virtual playground for retirees.