Expat Guide to Living in Puerto Vallarta
Whether you're already living in Puerto Vallarta or preparing to move to Puerto Vallarta, our Expat Guide to Living in Mexico offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Puerto Vallarta. For answers to specific questions, visit our Mexico Forum to talk with expats in Puerto Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta's new convention center has attracted numerous conferences and events. To prepare for the increased tourist traffic, the city decided to do a little facelift on local roads and sidewalks.
Puerto Vallarta is more expensive than places like Panama City, Panama and Salinas, Ecuador, but this highly developed stretch of Mexico's Pacific coastline offers a world-class lifestyle for expats.
With perfect weather, very hospitable, gentle, and courteous English speaking locals inviting visitors with open arms, clean water and food, safety and security a major priority, and fun galore, you'll not have a Merrier Christmas anywhere; as they say south of the border, Feliz Navidad!
With tens of thousands of successful retirees in Vallarta, so too is an abundance of knowledge on just about every subject imaginable. Chances are, no matter what your area of interest might be, there are retirees in Vallarta that possess expertise in that area and are willing and anxious to share it.
An expat talks about living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She describes social gatherings, recreational activities and more. One tip: visit Puerto Vallarta many times and stay in different areas before making the move.
Culture Shock Report
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Puerto Vallarta handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Puerto Vallarta by filling out our Culture Shock Report.
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Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Puerto Vallarta Reports
What are people's priorities in Puerto Vallarta - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Puerto Vallarta:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Puerto Vallarta Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Puerto Vallarta? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Puerto Vallarta? Below are some of the responses from expats in Puerto Vallarta:
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Reviews of Schools in Puerto Vallarta
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Puerto Vallarta. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Puerto Vallarta:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Puerto Vallarta. If you are already living in Puerto Vallarta, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
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Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Puerto Vallarta by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Puerto Vallarta? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Puerto Vallarta? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report