Fishing with Master Baiter’s

Established in 2000, Master Baiters Sportfishing and Tackle is now one of the oldest and most established Fishing Company in Puerto Vallarta. After years of operation Master Baiters stands alone and offers the fishing public (Beginner, Experienced or Pro) the most advanced and well equipped boats available in Puerto Vallarta.

PV Dorado

Specializing in Big Fish like Yellowfin Tuna Monsters, Black / Blue / Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Dog Tooth Pargo, Rainbow Runners, Amber Jacks, Rooster Fish and the list goes on. Kites, Down Riggers, Trolling, Casting, Drifting, Bottom fishing, they do it all. Even fly fishing amigo!

As a company started by fisherman and run by fisherman, you can rest assured that when you´re in Puerto Vallarta, on a Master Baiters Boat, you’re on a world class operation that is dedicated to you catching fish and having the time of your life!

They look out for you the client on all the little things that make a difference. A full spool, Fresh Line and an English Speaking Crew makes Master Baiters one of the most successful Sportfishing Businesses in Marina Vallarta.  They are an American operation with Mexican Associates, so they live up to their famous company slogan ¨We Won´t Jerk You Around¨!  Continue reading “Fishing with Master Baiter’s”

Seafood Shanties by the Seashore

Meaning tortillas, a local waiter asked me if I wanted Mexican silverware.

Street stand food is a collection of clever little self-contained bundles ready to eat with your fingers.

Besides different types of food and eating utensils, people are mostly the same about taste and cleanliness when it comes to food. That’s why I pick a street stand where other people are eating. The locals know what’s good, clean, tasty, and safe. Continue reading “Seafood Shanties by the Seashore”

How Mexican Music Got the Polka

The Mexican style music you hear had its origins when a few immigrants established the first German settlement in central Texas around 1830 in what would become known as the German Belt.

The Río Grande marked a political and geographical divide along with a cultural one, and the musical styles of the immigrants became popular among those of Mexican heritage. One of the most important musical instruments of the Germans’ musical style, the accordion Continue reading “How Mexican Music Got the Polka”

More Bus Basics for Fun Rides Around Puerto Vallarta

I have written about buses in Puerto Vallarta before because I take buses everywhere. I like the ride.

I travel light and catch the bus at the Airport right outside the exit near the highway. Look for a group of locals — they’re waiting for a bus.

The bus system is very efficient although buses in Puerto Vallarta come in all shapes, sizes, and are decorated by each driver.

The cost is 6.5 pesos (about 60 cents) to everywhere in town. If you go outside of Puerto Vallarta the cost is higher. For example the bus to Boca Continue reading “More Bus Basics for Fun Rides Around Puerto Vallarta”

Make Your Eco-Dream Come True

For less than the cost of a middle-class house, you can have a turnkey international ecotourist destination, a coffee farm, a working ranch, AND a private retreat.

The asking price for 100 acres of tropical cloud forest in the heart of Mexico’s Mayan Mountains, including an adobe guest cottage that sleeps 10, a party palapa, a six-stall horse stable, chicken coop, orchard, vegetable garden, pond, well, and artesian spring with year round waters — $299,000. Continue reading “Make Your Eco-Dream Come True”

Save $$$ on Architect-Designed Casa in Mexican Neighborhood

In Puerto Vallarta, as a general rule, your money will buy you a lot more house or condo in a predominantly Mexican neighborhood, as compared to a Gringo-oriented neighborhood.

A great example is this architect-designed house with pool in colonia (neighborhood) Independencia.

This modern Mexican-style, super-spacious, 2152 square-foot home, all on one level, was designed by architect Alberto Alvarez (well-known for Villa San Sebastian and Villa Mandarina). Continue reading “Save $$$ on Architect-Designed Casa in Mexican Neighborhood”

Very Motivated Seller Asks $99K for Home in Puerto Vallarta


If there’s one thing a prospective buyer likes more than a “motivated seller,” it’s a “very motivated seller,” and this beautiful casa in the neighborhood of Las Aralias, Puerto Vallarta, has a very motivated seller.

The price on this very nice family home on a private street a couple of miles from the beach has been slashed from a reasonable $121,500 to a real deal at $99,000.

The house has three bedrooms plus a study, and 2.5 bathrooms, with a total of 1006 square feet of living Continue reading “Very Motivated Seller Asks $99K for Home in Puerto Vallarta”

Mexican Recipe for Lemonade / Limeade Tastier and Easier

We were having a running debate about whether or not there are actual lemons in Puerto Vallarta but then yesterday I found actual lemons in a bar. I don’t go for mixed drinks so I did not know lemons are required to make margueritas, which is why we found lemons in a bar servicing Gringos.

In general, Mexicans don’t seem to know much about lemons, only limes. And they call limes limons. Yellow limes. Limons amarillo. Continue reading “Mexican Recipe for Lemonade / Limeade Tastier and Easier”

Architect-Designed Casa Well-Worth $3.6 Million in Puerto Vallarta

I see a lot of multi-million-dollar real estate here in Puerto Vallarta, and sometimes these places look like a unit in an uninspired apartment complex in Milwaukee or Peoria — although plopped down on a gorgeous stretch of beach.

But this beachfront casa on the south shore, designed by architect Elias Rizo, is worth every penny of its asking price of $3,595,000 (although, in this buyer’s market, you might not have to pay even that much).

This modern masterpiece has 5 bedrooms and 6 baths in Continue reading “Architect-Designed Casa Well-Worth $3.6 Million in Puerto Vallarta”

My Different Life in Puerto Vallarta – Bus Rides Around Town

I did not foresee it but my life is much better for having given up driving. I sold my truck before I came to PV. It’s been much better for me and I feel more relaxed since I don’t have to drive and hassle with a vehicle.

Now I take buses everywhere (and occasionally a taxi). In Mexico, buses will take you just about everywhere.

It’s always interesting on a bus in Mexico. Every day is a new story… Continue reading “My Different Life in Puerto Vallarta – Bus Rides Around Town”

Food and Juice Essentials in Puerto Vallarta

Lovers of  great food will find in Puerto Vallarta a great variety of fresh food daily along with a wide variety of cooking options of all types of Mexican antojitos, and delights from the sea.

From pieces of fish in a skewer, dogfish, marlín or shrimp; the traditional dishes of marinated raw fish of mojarra or squid, the meatballs of fish, the delicious shrimps to the tequila and the pumpkin sauce shrimps or the egg of carp, examples of the excellent cuisine of Puerto Vallarta, “where Mexico receives vida“. Continue reading “Food and Juice Essentials in Puerto Vallarta”

What a Door to Come Home to in Puerto Vallarta!

Wow, wouldn’t you feel rich coming home to this front door! But in Puerto Vallarta, you can have it, and the big beautiful house that comes with it, for only $215,000 — or maybe less.

And don’t forget, Puerto Vallarta is not only a vibrant, friendly, world-class tourist destination — it’s also the #1 best international retirement locale, according to AARP!

The beautiful gate and front garden of this casa lead to a very spacious 3-bedroom, 2-bath house, with another large space for an office or whatever you like. Continue reading “What a Door to Come Home to in Puerto Vallarta!”

Las Gemelas Studio – REDUCED to $99,000

On one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches Puerto Vallarta has to offer, this cozy Studio is the perfect entry level investment for someone who would like a beach retreat and have a rental property with great potential.

Large common area, spectacular panoramic views of the city, sand and ocean.

This is the most Affordable Beach Front unit on the market. Continue reading “Las Gemelas Studio – REDUCED to $99,000”

2 Residential + 1 Commercial, El Centro, 9 Bdrm — $350,000

This prime location building is a great investment opportunity for both commercial and residential use. There are two separate residential units plus ground floor commercial space.

It’s large with more than 400 m2 2-level construction, a prime lot 220 m2 on Lazaro Cardenas Street, in south downtown (El Centro). Continue reading “2 Residential + 1 Commercial, El Centro, 9 Bdrm — $350,000”

DEAL: Residential + Commercial in El Centro, 4/3.5 — $396,000

One block from the Malecon and ocean, this three-story building has both residential and commercial space.

This edificio has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms in the heart of Puerto Vallarta with an outstanding panoramic terrace view above and attractive commercial space below for your store, shop, or office.

This is the best opportunity in town this year and it will not last. Contact me right away if you’re interesting in learning more about this fantastic deal on a residential + commercial building in downtown Puerto Vallarta. Continue reading “DEAL: Residential + Commercial in El Centro, 4/3.5 — $396,000”