From Cruise Ships to Casas: Tourists Jump Ship to Put Down Roots

Just like in the movies it’s a Mexican love story that begins on a boat.  And the story goes something like this: “I fell in love with Puerto Vallarta during  a 24-hour visit on a cruise ship. I  came back a year later for week-long vacation, then I eventually bought a condo. I was smitten […]

The Retirement Boom is Coming: Get Your Piece of Paradise Before Someone Else Does

Today is a happy day, at least according to a story in the Washington Post. Today 11,000 people – give or take – will retire in the United States. The article spells it out thusly: “There were 76 million people born between the years 1946 and 1964, the  traditional window for the baby boom generation. […]

Puerto Vallarta Best Bets for Summer

Of course, Puerto Vallarta is the ideal snowbird destination or place to buy a vacation home in Mexico. Our winters offer an incredible climate with warm days, cooler nights, ocean breezes and rarely a drop of rain, November through May. But that doesn’t mean that summer in Puerto Vallarta doesn’t have some fantastic attributes to […]

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 […]

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 comfort and privacy. Oh, and these folks can afford the very best. But it’s […]

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 […]