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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Switching to Solar Right for You?

As we transition into the summer season, people generally start running their air-conditioners more frequently in their Puerto Vallarta home, and with that comes higher electricity bills. For those who own a home in Puerto Vallarta, switching to solar power is definitely an option with our sunny climate and several solar panel companies in Puerto […]

What Can Your Consulate Do for You?

A benefit of buying a second home in Puerto Vallarta or Rivera Nayarit is that our region offers both a Canadian and an American consulate. While most people know that their consulate is their countries’ official representative, many people aren’t fully aware of the services that their consulate can and cannot provide. In case of […]

Daylight Saving Time Starts in Puerto Vallarta

Although almost all the rest of North America set their clocks ahead one hour back on March 11th, daylight saving time doesn’t start in Mexico until Sunday, April 1st, 2018, so you will want to adjust your clocks in your Puerto Vallarta condo or home. Here are a few daylight savings facts you may not […]