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Mexico real estate: Beach bargains in Baja Patti Morrow

I looked at him with what could only be described as pure skepticism. "Affordable, direct ocean view Mexico real estate and just steps from the beach?" I said. "Show me." As realtor and expat Max Katz... read more

Living year-round in tropical Mexico: The dream and the reality Christina Stobbs

Dreaming of living in tropical paradise year-round? Somewhere with an idyllic sandy beach adorned with dancing palms and crystal clear warm ocean waters? Can you envision waking each morning to the swe... read more

Los Ayala on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera: so special it's magical Christina Stobbs

Los Ayala remains one of Mexico's best kept secrets. It's a "real Mexican" town that has kept its quaint ways, a paradisiacal beach town where smiles are abundant and freely passed around. This quaint ... read more

Retiring in Mexico: How's Manzanillo? Donald J. MacKay

It is useful to think of Manzanillo as two bays in an arc of some 20 kilometers with its southern point where the port and the town center are located. About mid way north, a peninsula juts straight out to sea to form another bay. Then another more sizeable peninsula, Juluapan, extends into the Pacific. read more

From Talpa to Puerto Vallarta in the 1800s Jenny McGill

I shall never forget the two trips we made to the seashore from Talpa. read more

Bumbling bulldozer in a Mexico beach paradise Marvin West

Artist James Vitale, owner and operator of El Encanto, a boutique eco-hotel or maybe a healing place or perhaps a vibrant retreat for creativity and education, came onto his verandah to say "Good morni... read more

Baja California Sur - Overview

LOCATION: The state of Baja California Sur is located in northeastern Mexico, on the peninsula of Baja California. It is bordered to the north by the state of Baja California Norte, to the west by the ... read more

Beautiful Bay of Tenacatita Marvin West

Despite hurricanes and earthquakes, political turmoil, higher gas prices and global warming, Mexico's marvelous Bay of Tenacatita remains a sea of tranquility. White gold sand, the soft slope of the b... read more

Barra de Navidad: the sand spit is slipping Marvin West

It is my sad duty to inform you that the times they are a changing, at Barra de Navidad. Our favorite spit of Pacific sand, sticking out just a little bit from Highway 200 along the west bank, is not ... read more

Oceano Pacifico Larry Landwehr

Last Monday Mary and I decided to take a vacation in the Mexican coastal town of Puerto Vallarta. Two years ago, shortly after Mary and I first met, Mary had flown to Vallarta to vacation with her long... read more

Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche Linda Watts

"It's this heat... this heat... that scorches every cell of my body that kills me about this place," the Texan says while sipping his drink. "I'm going to be a linguistic genius with that phrase ... read more

A ten year retrospective of Puerto Vallarta real estate Marla Hoover

*Statistics from Multi List Vallarta The last decade of the millennium has brought a multitude of changes to the real estate market of Puerto Vallarta. The effects of this can be seen by the expansion... read more

Huatulco: an undiscovered paradise Karen Blue

I just returned from four days in Huatulco, located along the coast of Oaxaca at the end of the Southern Sierra Madre mountains. The area's nine bays and twenty-three beaches stretch 35 kilometers alon... read more

Architecture of Mexico: coastal architecture Tim Street-Porter

From the book "CASA MEXICANA" ©1989 Tim Street-Porter, published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York. Reproduced by special permission of the publisher and author.    The c... read more
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