The Advantages of Full Ownership over Fractional

Fractional ownership, also known as timeshare or vacation club, is certainly something that any visitor in Puerto Vallarta will be familiar with, as they will encounter numerous timeshare sales people during their holiday. While vacation clubs certainly have an appeal for some, here are a few reasons why buying a property in Puerto Vallarta may […]

The History of the Charro

The history of the charro is an important part of Mexican culture, especially in our state of Jalisco where the tradition of the charro is alive and well today. The most direct translation of the word “charro” to English would be “cowboy”, but Mexican charros are much different than the idea of the American cowboy, […]

Moving to Mexico With Your Pet

If you have a four-legged family member and buy real estate in Puerto Vallarta, you will likely have questions about bringing your pet to Mexico to enjoy your vacation home in PV. Luckily, moving to Mexico with a pet isn’t particularly difficult, if you are prepared with all the necessary documentation for the Mexican Agricultural […]

Why You Need to Know About AMPI

We take pride in over 20 years of success in the Puerto Vallarta real estate market, becoming one of the most trusted names in local real estate.  As part of our dedication to providing outstanding service to all our clients and protecting their interests throughout all parts of the real estate transaction, all our Puerto […]

Applying for Mexican Residency

While a tourist visa is all that is needed to buy a home in Puerto Vallarta, many people who purchase a home in Mexico consider applying for a temporary or permanent residency visa. The process to secure a Mexican residency visa can be a little lengthy, but overall is not difficult. The first step is […]

Aralias – A Great Family-Friendly Neighborhood

Located on the east side of one of Puerto Vallarta’s main thoroughfares, Avenida Francisco Villa, is the lovely neighborhood of Aralias. Here, Puerto Vallarta home buyers will find a family-friendly area with old growth trees, park space and quiet streets, just 15 minutes away from both the downtown core and Marina Vallarta, and 5 minutes […]

Is Mexican Citizenship Right for You?

For most that own a home in Puerto Vallarta, a tourist visa or permanent residency visa suits all their needs, but for some who have made moving to Mexico a permanent life change, applying to become a Mexican citizen may be a consideration. Here are some of the reasons why: Ability to vote in Mexican […]

Preparing Your Summer Season Emergency Kit

Summer season is here, complete with incredible thunder and lightning shows across our bay as rainy season storms roll in. Directly on the Pacific Ocean, Puerto Vallarta can receive tropical storm warnings which occasionally may be upgraded to a hurricane warning, however, the size of our bay (the second largest on the Pacific) and the […]

Home Security in Puerto Vallarta

By now, Puerto Vallarta’s reputation as a safe destination is well-established, with visitors, local and foreign residents, tourism companies and the governments of Canada and the USA all recognizing Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit as secure places to visit or live. But like any city, Puerto Vallarta isn’t immune to crime and making sure your property […]

Celebrating Puerto Vallarta Pride

For over 20 years, Tropicasa Realty has been a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community in Puerto Vallarta and we look forward to celebrating Vallarta Pride with our friends, neighbors and visitors this week. Puerto Vallarta is a city that has a history of warm acceptance for the gay community and has long been a […]