Best Place to Buy (and Enjoy): Cigars
: Demi Moore, Bill Clinton and Sadam Hussein would all feel at home here, enjoying Puerto Vallarta’s incredible selection.
El Centro Hot Spot
: Just one block up from the Malecon, where folks stop to interact with the eclectic Colunga sculptures in front of Las Palomas restaurant, are some of this town’s best browsing, shopping and dining opportunities.
Mexico’s Hidden Gold: A New Book by David Lyons
: A contemporary treasure hunt — throwing in fascinating tidbits about Mexican folklore, history, and a beach-bum lifestyle for good measure — local author R. D. (David) Lyons’ first published work is a fast-moving tale revolving around a fortune in gold stolen in the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution.
Livin' La Vida Loca
: Not every dog - or every person, for that matter - learns to respect different cultures and make interesting friends by gypsying around the world. But thanks to Nancy and Lee "Lencho" Chapman, that’s exactly what I’m doing and you can, too, via the pages of the wonderful travel scrapbooks they´re putting together about my adventures.
Leona Vicario & Guadalupe Sanchez
: Puerto Vallarta is growing by leaps and bounds, and consequently places of interest are increasingly spread out. So it’s refreshing to find an atmospheric corner in the heart of the city, just three blocks up from the oceanfront Malecon, where you can happily amuse yourself all day and evening long!
Empowering Local Women to Help Themselves
: A fascinating new art gallery in Punta de Mita is playing an integral role in empowering local women to live with dignity and purpose. And it's really nice to know that when you buy a piece of original art or jewelry, a basket, photograph or home decor item at Art and Philanthropy you not only add beauty to your own life, but help the economically underprivileged to help themselves...
Folk Art, Fine Art - Sometimes the Line Blurs
: Wondering what artistic treasures you might discover in Puerto Vallarta that are typically Mexican and one of a kind, yet won't break the bank and aren't difficult to transport back home?
Shoe Shop Till you Drop!
: While most tourists think about buying silver here, shoes don't usually enter the equation, but take a look at the wide selection offered, particularly of sandals.