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Meet Your Neighbor: Chrystal Treneer

My name is Chrystal Treneer, and I originally moved to this Pacific paradise back in 2011.  I was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and moved to north Georgia for 5 years, where...

Francine Peters found inspiration (and a new life) in Puerto Vallarta

When Francine Peters arrived in Puerto Vallarta seven years ago, she left Fred Peters back in her native Canada. “I became Francine when I crossed the border,” she said. “Full time. Fully committed.” At the close...

Adrian Takano’s street art is upscale with a decidedly Mexican flair

Drivers and pedestrians of Avda. Insurgentes were taken aback recently when it seemed as though overnight an intricately painted mural filled the façade of Bar Frida. It is the latest creation of Adrian Takano, the...

EXPERIENCE VALLARTA: Close to town, a new zipline park makes for a convenient rural...

Nestled in the hillside on the outskirts of town, Kalí Ecopark offers both a respite from the city and the potential adrenaline rush to cater to all members of your group or family. Recently...

Armando Reyes dreams big and, with homoerotic designs, steps to the forefront of Vallarta’s...

Armando Reyes moved to Puerto Vallarta ten years ago because he saw an opportunity to work as an artist in a way that his native Guadalajara couldn’t provide. “When I was visiting Vallarta,” he said,...

Server Q&A: Carlos at Incanto

Carlos was born in Tequila, Jalisco and moved to Vallarta with his family (mother, brother and three sisters) when he was seven years old. When he was ten, he became interested in music and...

Meet Your Neighbor: Joshua Rappaport

Joshua Rappaport is originally from Toronto, Canada, and has been living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico since 2003.  Joshua founded Cross Border Investment in 2011 and is the General Director.  Cross Border Investment provides mortgage...

Meet your neighbor: Henry Ho

Henry is a native of Los Angeles who moved to Puerto Vallarta in the fall of 2016.  He works remotely doing marketing consulting and graphic design for his clients in the U.S.  When he's...

Regina at El Arráyan: a server Q&A

Regina was born in Mexico City 48 years ago and started working a variety of jobs at a young age but what she has always liked the most was working in anything related with restaurants and beverages....

Tom Swale “was exactly what Vallarta needed at the time he was here”

Gene Mendosa arguably ran and sweat harder than any of the queens who participated in this year’s Drag Derby. The annual event is a highlight for Vallarta Pride revelers, a fundraiser and community-builder presented by...