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by deollafan
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: Teaching English
Replies: 1
Views: 4012

Teaching English

Planning to finally make the move sometime after the first of the year. Plan to rent an apartment for a year before actually purchasing a place. My question is this: I have sufficient retirement income to be comfortable. My partner has a smaller monthly income and would like to supplement his income...
by deollafan
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Tours, Activities & Sightseeing options in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Question about Destiladeros and itinerary
Replies: 1
Views: 4147

Question about Destiladeros and itinerary

Traveling with three people who have never been to Vallarta, and I haven't returned since 2007. Was wondering if it's still possible to get to Destiladeros baach and if there was still a little restaurant there on the beach. Also, Ive been planning activities for us as a group. We are going to use b...
by deollafan
Sat May 18, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: E cigarettes
Replies: 1
Views: 5236

E cigarettes

Does anyone know if electronic vapor cigarettes are available anywhere in Vallarta?
by deollafan
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Tours, Activities & Sightseeing options in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: City tours
Replies: 3
Views: 2887

I knew the owner of La Casa de la Torre back in the 90s. I would often go to their house in the evenings for some board games or a dip in the pool. It was a great house. Someone else bought it around 2000 or so and turned it into a B and B for awhile, but they made a few wrongheaded architectural de...
by deollafan
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Electronic cigaratees?
Replies: 1
Views: 4333

Electronic cigaratees?

A friend traveling with me this summer is trying to quit smoking. Does anyone know if there are any shops that sell those electronic cigarettes that have flavored filters, etc.?
by deollafan
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Tours, Activities & Sightseeing options in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: City tours
Replies: 3
Views: 2887

City tours

Will be visiting Vallarta this summer with three people who have never been. They really want to do a city tour. I'm okay with that, but I was wondering if anyone knew which one was the "best." I know best is relative, but I guess I mean whichever one has the best information and the least amount of...
by deollafan
Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Hotels, Resorts and other lodging tips
Topic: Eloisa or Posado de Roger
Replies: 2
Views: 4020

Thanks for the reply. I thought a suite there would be a good idea. Thanks for confirming. I hadn't been inside Eloisa since Tia's or Tia Catrina (don't remember which) was nearby.
by deollafan
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Hotels, Resorts and other lodging tips
Topic: Eloisa or Posado de Roger
Replies: 2
Views: 4020

Eloisa or Posado de Roger

Usually come down for a month or two and walk around until I find an apartment I like. But...making a quick trip with two middle-aged ladies (a cousin and a former co-worker) who have never been. Found a GREAT deal for six nights. Hotel choices include Hotel Eloisa and Posado de Roger. I've stayed a...
by deollafan
Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Complaints & warnings for Puerto Vallarta
Topic: los zetas attack on police with grenade in Romantic Zone
Replies: 4
Views: 13262

My point was not to compare the two situations you mentioned as being the same thing. My point was that, as I stated, horrible things can happen anywhere. Do you hide behind a wall or do you go on with your life and continue to have fun while you can? If you are going to let that situation deter you...
by deollafan
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Complaints & warnings for Puerto Vallarta
Topic: los zetas attack on police with grenade in Romantic Zone
Replies: 4
Views: 13262

I don't live in Vallarta yet, and all my info comes from what I read on the forums and what my friends who live there tell me. I'm coming down for a week in June and looking for a condo to buy. I plan to ultimately live there full-time. Put the situation into perspective. Yes, it was a horrible thin...
by deollafan
Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: Total cost to buy
Replies: 5
Views: 9418

Total cost to buy

Let's say I'm buying a condo, and I'll round the figure to $200,000 USD. Including any closing costs, setting up the trust, any other fees, etc., how much extra would be paid? Thanks!
by deollafan
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: Tours, Activities & Sightseeing options in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Chino's Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 4638

Chino's Paradise

Thanks for the answers. I haven't been there since 2006, so I wasn't sure either. I liked to swim there, though, better than El Eden because it was less crowded.
by deollafan
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: Perlas de Las Lomas
Replies: 1
Views: 5969

Perlas de Las Lomas

I had heard awhile back that they were going to build a pool by their rooftop terrace. Does anyone know if that happened or is happening?
by deollafan
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Tours, Activities & Sightseeing options in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Chino's Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 4638

Chino's Paradise

I asked about this place in another section, but no one answered, so I'll try here, which might be more appropriate.

Is Chino's Paradise (not Chico's) still open? There was some discussion awhile back on here, but no one gave a definite answer.
by deollafan
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Tours, Activities & Sightseeing options in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Bucerias gym?
Replies: 1
Views: 3080

Bucerias gym?

Does anyone know if there is a gym open in Bucerias? I remember a few years ago there was one on the second floor of a building.
by deollafan
Thu May 20, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: Banking
Replies: 8
Views: 7324

Banking

This question has probably been asked a thousand times, so forgive me if it's a rerun. I'm researching and planning my move for around November 2011. I've already figured out how to get the dog and bird there (the bird is not easy!). My question is this: Since I'm intending to live there year-round ...
by deollafan
Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: Pet bird
Replies: 2
Views: 2872

Let me clarify a bit of my original post. I'm planning to retire to Vallarta and live full-time starting next year. As far as moving the bird, I know there are requirements for animals traveling by air. I also considered (though I would do this as a last resort) driving down with him in his containe...
by deollafan
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: Pet bird
Replies: 2
Views: 2872

Pet bird

Does anyone know the requirements for bringing a pet bird to stay? He's legal with the metal band around his claw. He's a dusky-headed conure. What about having him shipped? Thanks!
by deollafan
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Hotels, Resorts and other lodging tips
Topic: New to Puerto Vallarta
Replies: 29
Views: 16666

I can't tell you how many times I've run into people there who are doing AI, especially out in Nuevo, who tell me with regret that they are not staying in Old Town. Try the Buenaventura for AI if you must, since it's in town, or Playa Los Arcos, but honestly, the most fun I had in Vallarta was when ...
by deollafan
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Gyms, personal trainers?
Replies: 4
Views: 6010

Is Gold's Gym still open? I saw it for sale on a real estate website.