: Curiously enough, it is believed that sushi began as a fish-preservation method, rice fermentation preventing it from spoiling.
Cochinita Pibil Pork, Achiote and Banana Leaf Stew
: Cochinita Pibil Pork, Achiote and Banana Leaf Stew courtesy by El Arrayán.
The Pleasure of Drinking Wine in Puerto Vallarta
: Enjoying a glass of wine with your dinner at a Puerto Vallarta restaurant some 15 years ago could be boiled down to a basic, often crude choice: red or white. Wonderful how things have changed through the years!
Take the Puerto Vallarta Fan Test!
: Congratulations! You are now in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. But have you truly been to Puerto Vallarta? Here are some must-do’s for you to consider if you wish to secure your place among the most committed Puerto Vallarta fans.
: Punta Esmeralda has been one of the best-selling real estate projects in Riviera Nayarit for a number of reasons. Set between Bucerias and La Cruz, two quaint seaside towns just a 1/2-hour north of the airport, Punta Esmeralda is an ocean-front gated community situated on a 20-acre parcel offering 230 townhouses, villas and luxury condominiums.
Vallarta Real Estate Information 101
: Purchasing real estate in Mexico may appear to be a daunting venture at first glance. To help demystify the process, we’ve created this CliffsNotes-style, jargon-free guide, loaded with concise information about Puerto Vallarta real estate. Providing an informative overview of this multi-dimensional topic, it includes answers to a number of the frequently asked questions that repeatedly come our way. For even more information, browse through the many articles that are available in our article reference section, with more than 50 articles available about Puerto Vallarta real estate.
Experiencing Vallarta: Where to Stay
: One of the most alluring features of Puerto Vallarta as a destination is that — unless you are traveling onboard one of the many cruise ships that dock for the day at our Maritime Terminal or are simply driving through on your way somewhere else — when the day is done and it’s time to get some well-deserved rest after exploring our town, the lodging options are as plentiful and varied as our restaurant choices.
The Unique Neighborhoods In and Around Banderas Bay
: It’s impossible to paint all of Banderas Bay with the same brush, so to help you get a taste of the different neighborhoods around the bay (“colonias” in Spanish), we’ve created this handy list of some of the most popular.
A Day in Quimixto
: It’s perfect for any nature lover looking to take their adventure experience up a notch while leaving behind the urban pace of Puerto Vallarta.
North of the Cuale River
: Often overlooked, this tranquil neighborhood bordered by Libertad and Ignacio L. Vallarta streets, along with the Rio Cuale, is home to Vallarta’s two main markets and springs to life during daylight hours.
Cravings: Plátano Macho
: Not to be confused with bananas, their sweeter and smaller counterparts, plantains are a staple food in many tropical regions of the world.
I want my tuna
: I want my tuna by La Leche Alamacén Gourmet de Alfonso Cadena
Online Tools for Everyone
: The broad variety of options for real estate investment available in and around Puerto Vallarta, when it comes to real estate investments, can be rather overwhelming.
On Assignment: Danza del Venado
: Learn about the traditional Yaqui Dance of the Deer, often performed in Vallarta Adventures' "Rhythms of the Night" and other similar venues. (Video)
Beyond the Malecón
: This particular stretch along Puerto Vallarta’s main access road just north of our town’s immensely popular promenade is certainly no underdog.
Los Mangos Public Library: More Than Just Books
: Serving an average 200 users per day, the Los Mangos Public Library has evolved over the past decade to become one of Puerto Vallarta’s most important community centers.
Chicken With Spinach
: Chicken with Spinach by La Piazzetta
Is Puerto Vallarta Safe?
: Not a day has gone by in recent weeks and months for those of us living in Vallarta without coming across more disturbing news slamming the safety of visiting and/or living in Mexico, as well as a barrage of questions and concerns from friends and family living north of Mexico wanting to know how dangerous it truly is in Vallarta.
Widened Malecon Sidewalks Welcome Pedestrians
: Enjoying the colorful, atmospheric Malecon is now better than ever, thanks to the enlargement of sidewalks on Diaz Ordaz street, including the installation of planters.
Música Mexicana: Seven Artists to Consider
: Just as Mexico is turning heads on the silver screen, thanks to young performers such as Salma Hayek and Gael García Bernal, Mexican musicians are crossing the border and finding success and popularity all over the world.