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 […]

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 […]

Importing your Things to Mexico

Moving to your new home in Puerto Vallarta doesn’t mean that you won’t want to bring some of your favorite things along with you. If you have purchased a property in Puerto Vallarta and want to import personal goods to Mexico, it’s important to be mindful of those items which are permitted for importation, those […]