Comparing Puerto Vallarta to Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Buffalo, and Toledo

Being typical Midwestern US cities, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Buffalo, and Toledo all have populations of approximately 300,000 +/- 20,000 inhabitants. Their populations have been continuously decreasing during the past twenty years. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has a population stated to be approximately 350,000 people; its population has doubled during the past twenty years and its growth is expected to continue well into the future. In fact, just recently the Greater Metropolitan Area of Puerto Vallarta has been listed as 430,000

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What Makes Puerto Vallarta Quaint?

What Makes Puerto Vallarta Quaint?

Quaint, as defined by Webster and others, means unusual or old fashioned in a pleasing way, with a charming old fashioned quality, or oddly picturesque. Some will say that Puerto Vallarta is a quaint or picturesque city due to the thousands of whitewashed villas, condos, and other buildings nestled among the Sierra Madre hillsides surrounding Banderas Bay along the Pacific Ocean coastline. Others might attribute the quaintness of Vallarta to the many nearby inlets and coves where the old fishing

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Is It Safe to Drink the Water in Mexico?

Years ago, the rule throughout Mexico was; don’t drink the water. We moved to Puerto Vallarta (known as Vallarta or PV by the locals), Mexico in 1997 and one of the selling features of our beautiful new villa was an in-house water purification system. It had dual cartridges, one charcoal, the other chemically treated paper, and dual ultra violet lamps for additional treatment. We also had filtration units below the kitchen sink as well as in the refrigerator. Even with

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Where Exactly is Margaritaville?

Where Exactly is Margaritaville?

Before deciding whether or not we want to retire to Margaritaville, we must ask, where in the world is Margaritaville? Where exactly was Jimmy Buffett when he got wasted away, searchin’ for his lost shaker of salt? He was probably in Mexico because he picked up a new tattoo; a real cutie, a Mexican beauty! It must have been a pretty nice place in Mexico because even though he didn’t know the reason, he stayed there all season! In order

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