Top Picks for Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week

Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week, so popular that it stretches from May 15th to 31st, is one of the most anticipated events in the city that every foodie marks off on their annual calendar. At Tropicasa Realty, our real estate agents are about more than just buying and selling property in Puerto Vallarta, they are lifestyle […]

Lushness, Romance and Desire: the Villas and Haciendas of Puerto Vallarta

George Clooney has one. And Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Lopez and Sir Richard Branson. Even Howard Hughes had one. What is it about villas and haciendas that make them the desire of virtually every A-Lister? A few reasons, chief of which is privacy – oh, and these folks can afford the very best. But it’s also […]

The Role of the Notary in Mexican Real Estate

Real estate in Puerto Vallarta is a safe, secure and smart investment, but there are some differences in the way which real estate transactions in Mexico proceed that can leave some foreign buyers scratching their heads. One question our real estate agents are frequently asked is about the role of the notary public when purchasing […]

Are You Paying Your Staff Properly?

With May 1st, a federal bank holiday marking Labor Day, right around the corner, it is an appropriate time to post a quick reminder about Mexico employment standards and regulations regarding domestic staff you may have working in and around your home. Employees are entitled to one full day off per week, which usually falls […]

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Vallarta Home

Owning a home in Puerto Vallarta is an incredible investment, for both your lifestyle and real estate portfolio, so it’s important to protect it with regular home maintenance.  With April turning to May, and our rainy season just around the corner, now is the time to start preparing your Puerto Vallarta property for the summer.  […]

From Tequila to Tesla: Mexico’s Silicon Valley Guadalajara Looks to Expand

Lyrics to the 1988 classic Guadalajara  by Vincente “Chente “ Fernandez reflect the romantic charm  of his birthplace, Jalisco’s capital city.   Loosely translated, it reads: “You smell clean , the early rose Bird of fresh river jara Guadalajara, Guadalajara You know the pure , wet earth” Perfectly quaint and uncomplicated – not unlike the […]

The Unsung Heros of Puerto Vallarta

It may seem like a humble job, but during and after the busy Semana Santa holiday period, Puerto Vallarta garbage collectors are the unsung heros of our city, restoring order, beauty and cleanliness to our city. Puerto Vallarta is at full capacity during the Easter holidays, with national and foreign visitors filling the beaches, restaurants, […]

Easter Holidays in Puerto Vallarta

Semana Santa, or the Holy Week, is one of the busiest and most exciting times of the year in Puerto Vallarta. Combing both the Easter religious holiday and Spring Break for Mexican students, Puerto Vallarta is a popular destination for Mexican nationals to celebrate with a beach vacation and some family time in our beautiful region. […]