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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.

Streetwalking: A Popular Pastime in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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.

Retiring to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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.

Christmas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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!

Seniors Are Learning in Their Spare Time South of the Border

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.

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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Puerto Vallarta

An expat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico talks about healthcare options in PV - public and private. She offers tips for insurance claims, the best pharmacies, speaking Spanish and more.

Living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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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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:
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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:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

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:
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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

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Puerto Vallarta? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Puerto Vallarta by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby 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.

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A Buyer's Market in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Thinking of buying a second home or moving to Puerto Vallarta? Current market conditions may make it the perfect time to buy property in Mexico.

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15 Expats Talk About Life in Mexico

Expats share some insight into what it's like to live in Mexico on a day-to-day basis once you actually make the move and get there.
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Book Review: "Mexico: The Trick is Living Here"

Julia Taylor's book is packed with practical advice and cultural insight and is a must have for expats and anyone preparing to make the move to Mexico.

Julia Taylor's book is packed with practical advice and cultural insight and is a must have for expats and anyone preparing to make t...

Crime in Mexico: Where are the Safest Places to Live in Mexico?

Where are the safest places to live in Mexico? The most unsafe areas are well-covered in today's news headlines, but those considering a move to other cities or towns in Mexico should carefully research their possible destinations, talk with other expats and visit before they move. This article highlights members' recent discussions and comments about crime and safety in popular expat locales and some off-the-beaten path destinations. If you live in Mexico, we encourage you to submit an update on your city or town.

Where are the safest places to live in Mexico? The most unsafe areas are well-covered in today's news headlines, but those considering a move to other cities or towns in Mexico should carefully resea...

10 Tips for Living in Mexico

Is it safe to live in Mexico? What should I bring with me to Mexico? How can I find a home? Expats offer advice on these and other topics.

Is it safe to live in Mexico? What should I bring with me to Mexico? How can I find a home? Expats offer advice on these and other topics....

Retirement-In-ApizacoAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Apizaco, Mexico

A retiree in Apizaco, Mexico talks about retiring in Mexico. He and his wife decided to move to Mexico for the lower cost of living and climate.

A retiree in Apizaco, Mexico talks about retiring in Mexico. He and his wife decided to move to Mexico for the lower cost of living and climate. ...

Moving-To-Puerto-PenascoAn Expat Talks about Moving to Puerto Penasco, Mexico

An expat talks about living in the Mirador section on Puerto Penasco, Mexico - the close proximity to Tuscon, the lower cost of living finding a rental and more.

An expat talks about living in the Mirador section on Puerto Penasco, Mexico - the close proximity to Tuscon, the lower cost of living finding a rental and more....

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