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by marcos
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: Costs of buying a house in PV
Replies: 4
Views: 4813

The costs spelled out in the article seem about right. But there are some other issues that you ought to know about ... especially as they pertain to negotiating the contract. First, and probably most importantly, no one in PV seems to want to accept offers on property that are contingent on anythin...
by marcos
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Hotels, Resorts and other lodging tips
Topic: All Inclusive Vs. Non AI
Replies: 38
Views: 27834

How can you say that AI gives you more pesos to spend? That would presume that AI is the exact same cost as non-AI. And I know it isn't ... there's a cost for AI in terms of per person per day. I will grant that many times the cost pp/pd is pretty reasonable, maybe $40 to $50. And if one doesn't dri...
by marcos
Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Transportation
Topic: Airline travel is cheap - oh and another thing
Replies: 13
Views: 12287

Not cheap from Cincinnati

Fares from Cincinnati to PV for January 2010 are through the roof ... over $800 per ticket. Prices from Dayton, Louisville, and Columbus are cheaper but only by about $100 or so.

We're going to have to drive to Indianapolis for an early morning flight but the cost per ticket is $517.
by marcos
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: URGENT question(s) on FM3 activation
Replies: 3
Views: 4272

Beachbum ...

Who are you using to transport your goods? Please post back after the household goods arrive to let us know your experience with this company.
by marcos
Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: Buying or Renting
Replies: 6
Views: 5614

JJ ...

The reason there are no "new construction" properties on the PV MLS is that developers sell only in-house. Buyers can not bring "their agent" into the transaction to represent them.
by marcos
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: Loma del Mar
Replies: 20
Views: 21043

I think the number of units for sale probably relates to the size of the complex ... the more units there are, the more will probably be for sale at any one time. That's usually the way it is with subdivisions, condo complexes in the US.
by marcos
Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Hotels, Resorts and other lodging tips
Topic: First PV Stay - Best Condos Info Much Appreciated
Replies: 12
Views: 6408

I might suggest Los Tules. It is a very quiet complex (although quite large) and it has a very Mexican feel. Although it is not strictly "adults only", there wedre always very few kids on the property when we owned our timeshare there.
by marcos
Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: Offer to Purchase - conditions
Replies: 2
Views: 3335

When we purchased our house (not a condo) 3 years ago I attempted to include a number of conditions that are normal for the US. One of these as "the right to get an professional inspection and to be able to back out of the contract if the inspection showed significant defects". My conditions were al...
by marcos
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Restaurants, Cafés & Food in General
Topic: Good Food/Low Prices
Replies: 8
Views: 4828

Cheap Food

In addition to several other comments, I'd like to add the following ... The taco stand up the street from t he Los Muertos pier. Tacos Panchos right next to Caffe de Olla. Any taco stand where there are a lot of locals eating. The Italian Place (can't remember the name) near the Parque Cardenas gar...
by marcos
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: General Travel Tips
Topic: Layover in Dallas - your help is needed
Replies: 19
Views: 8129

DFW layovers

DFW has trains between terminals. You are probably leaving for PV from terminal E (I think) which is the International Terminal. In any case, the wait for your train should not be more than 2 minutes. And the length of the train ride s/b no longer than 5 minutes. There are, I think, 2 entrances per ...
by marcos
Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: Seviche/Ceviche recipes Ideas
Replies: 1
Views: 3902

Ceviche

You really don't need a "recipe" for ceviche. In fact, there's a restaurant just outside of Lima, Peru where they have a "make it yourself" ceviche bar. You pick up a small, pick up the various types of fish and/or shell fish that you want, give your bowl to the ceviche maker and he makes it and the...
by marcos
Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Restaurants, Cafés & Food in General
Topic: On the beach like "Office" in Cabo
Replies: 9
Views: 6300

Beach Restaurants

You can eat on the beach at CyC's. They'll set up a table and you can eat with your feet in the sand and, at high tide, maybe even your toes in the water! The food at CyC's is very simple ... grilled fish filets, quesadillas, hamburgers ... but pretty decent and reasonably priced. I don't know how l...
by marcos
Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Internet Service and Cable TV
Replies: 9
Views: 5774

Wireless Internet

Capt Roy: AirCard, I think, is a brand name (Sierra Wireless, I think). IUSACELL does offer wireless internet. They call it BAM and you can find out more by looking at the IUSACELL web site. It is all in Spanish, though. Since IUSACell is wholly or partly owned by Verizon Wireless, I suspect they us...
by marcos
Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Hotels, Resorts and other lodging tips
Topic: All Inclusive or not?
Replies: 24
Views: 12320

Cost of "Non-AI"

Here's what my wife and I spend for the "food" portion of our vacation in PV ... Breakfast: We buy cereal, fruit, milk, etc. and eat in the condo. I doubt that this costs more than $2.00 USD per day for the both of us. Lunch: We buy cold cuts, fruit, chips, bolillos and soda and make a sandwich to t...
by marcos
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: A Different Christmas Poem
Replies: 1
Views: 1491

A Different Christmas Poem

A Different Christmas Poem ========================== The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming the yard...
by marcos
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: Incredible chain of events
Replies: 3
Views: 2467

Can anyone say Rube Goldberg?
by marcos
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Cheap Telcel Cell Phones?
Replies: 2
Views: 3729

Cheap Telcel Cell Phones?

About a year ago I replaced my dead Nokia GSM phone with a newer Nokia model. For some reason, the unlock codes don't work on the new models so I'll be forced to buy a phone in PV in January. I already have a Telcel SIM card however. Does anyone know what the cheapest possible Telcel phone costs? I ...
by marcos
Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Hotels, Resorts and other lodging tips
Topic: First Time to Puerto Vallarta-HELP!
Replies: 21
Views: 11791

I would vote on Los Tules, having owned a time-share there for almost 20 years. The grounds are very nice and it doesn't have the feeling of a large resort (although it is). None of the buildings are over 3 storys and they all have a nice Mexican feel to them. You're right across the street from the...
by marcos
Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: General Travel Tips
Topic: sorry to ask but.....
Replies: 31
Views: 17181

What to do for a day?

Here's what I'd do, assuming that your primary tasks are to "veg out" and have fun. 1. get off the ship and take a cab to the Malecon. 2. spend a couple of hours walking around with the rest of the cruise passengers and looking at all of the touristy shops, etc. 3. walk south along the malecon, acro...