Charlie Wished He’d Never Visited Puerto

Nestled in the Sierra Madre foothills along the shore of the 25 mile diameter Banderas Bay on the Pacific Ocean, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the beautiful vacation resort destination and retirement haven in the center of the Mexican Riviera boasts of having some of the finest deep sea fishing waters in the world; those found in the deep bay, an extension of a large canyon running from the Sierra Madre Occidentals, and in the ocean just outside of the bay. Not

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Christmas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Five centuries ago, Christmas was virtually nonexistent in Mexico; in fact, Christianity had not even been introduced to the New World. The native Aztec Indians weren’t even aware of the concept of Christianity until 1524, when Twelve Franciscans (Twelve Apostles of New Spain) came to Mexico; about a decade later, the Dominicans followed. Soon after the arrival of the Twelve Franciscans, some of the native Indians began accepting the story of Christ and converting to Christianity. One such Indian, an

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Want to Golf All Winter?

Are you tired of shoveling snow, scraping windshields, and wading through slush throughout the winter? Would you prefer having the ability to play golf everyday this winter? If so, you should consider Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, otherwise known as Vallarta or PV by the locals. Being the same latitude as Hawaii and located on the Mexican Riviera, Vallarta has an average daily temperature of 73°F for seven months from November through May. The average high during those months is 82°F while

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Stripers Working the Puerto Vallarta Area

To many of us retirees, one of the more exhilarating moments in life is being front and center to a striper dance. Obviously, this article has the undivided attention of many of you geezers while you women probably just assume the author can’t spell; however, stripers are not to be confused with strippers! Stripers, stripeys, spikefish, spearfish, etc., are terms often used for striped marlin, a billfish of the Tetrapturus audax species of the Istiophoridae family of fish. Of the

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Streetwalking; A Popular Pastime in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

As 22 year residents of Puerto Vallarta, we have seen it grow from a relatively small Mexican resort to a bustling, internationally recognized vacation and retirement destination. It seems to get more beautiful and more visitor friendly every day as we watch the dramatic changes continue to unfold in front of us. About 15 years ago, the city built a modern convention center which has attracted numerous large national and international conventions to the area; the number increasing each year. About

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Retire to Where and Do What?

The term “Golden Years” seems to have all kinds of connotations; to some it may mean the beginning of the end, to others more fortunate it means the years of freedom with gold! Yes, to many of the latest generation of baby boomers about to retire or recently retired, the “Golden Years” have become the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, i.e., the free time and the financial ability to enjoy their favorite activities and perhaps even

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Interested in Deep Sea Fishing at its Best?

Picture this; it’s a 75°F day in November, the sky is blue, and you’re with your best fishing buddy, 20 miles out in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in the center of the Mexican Riviera. As you peer across the water, you see thousands of birds feeding on millions of small bait fish as they are driven to the water’s surface by larger fish from below. With acres of bait fish breaking the surface, the

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Creative Juices Flow in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Creative juices by definition are the motivating, inspiring, or enabling forces that represent the expressive side of ones imagination; a precursor to creative thought and the corresponding ability to create something new. It only seems logical that in order to maximize the flow of one’s creative juices, he or she will be most productive when located in an area with a perfect climate and beautiful surroundings. The creator should be stress free and have plenty of leisure time; obviously, a

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Want to Learn Something in Your Spare Time?

Now that you’ve finally retired and have some free time, perhaps you might be interested in learning some things that you previously never had time to learn. But first, you must decide where you want to gain this new knowledge and with whom you want to gain it. The last place in the world that might come to mind for taking classes in the subject of your choice would probably be some sleepy little Mexican fishing village! Back in early

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The Golfing World´s Only Natural Island Green

The Golfing World´s Only Natural Island Green

Some historians trace the sport of golf back to the Roman game of paganica, in which participants used a bent stick to hit a stuffed leather ball; however, according to the most widely accepted account, the modern game originated in Scotland around the 12th century with shepherds knocking stones into rabbit holes on the current site of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. The actual sport became officially recognized in 1754 when the Scots formed the organization

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