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Semana Santa Survival Tips for Puerto Vallarta Residents

April 9, 2019

Easter, known as Semana Santa, is the most celebrated holiday in México and a time of national vacation and "spring break" from schools. At this time of year, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit hotels and resort reach 100% occupancy.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The Easter holidays, known as Semana Santa, are just around the corner, falling this year from the 13th to the 28th of April.

While many might think that Christmas and New Year's are the most popular times for vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Semana Santa sees our resort destination reach 100% guest occupancy with visitors from Tepic, Guadalajara, Mexico City and other parts of Mexico, as well as Canadians, North Americans and Europeans enjoying our beautiful beach town.

Many people who own property in Mexico choose to rent their Puerto Vallarta condo or home as a vacation rental during this period, enjoying premium rates during this popular vacation peak, but if you will be spending Semana Santa in Puerto Vallarta as a resident, here are a few helpful tips.

• Schools will be closed from April 15th with students returning to classes on April 29.

• Banks will be closed Thursday, April 18, and Friday, April 19th, and one should expect lengthy teller lines the days prior to the long weekend. Additionally, many small businesses will be closed from April 18th to the 21st, if not longer.

• Costco, grocery and convenience stores get extremely busy during the two weeks of Semana Santa and Pascua. It's a great idea to get your refrigerator and cupboards stocked up early to avoid the crowds.

• Taxis, Uber, buses and walking are the best ways to get around during the Easter holidays in Vallarta. Traffic will be more congested than usual, and parking can be a challenge.

But as busy as our town will be with happy vacationers enjoying all that Puerto Vallarta has to offer, Semana Santa is a fun time to be part of the action, particularly with a little advance preparation and planning.

We encourage everyone living in Puerto Vallarta to be a community leader and help keep our beaches clean, by not only picking up any garbage you may leave, but any you see left by someone less mindful.

Click HERE for more Puerto Vallarta real estate and lifestyle tips from Tropicasa Realty.
Since 1997, Wayne Franklin and his team at Tropicasa Realty have been a trusted name in Puerto Vallarta real estate. Tropicasa Realty is a regional representative of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate and, with over 100 years of combined experience in real estate, all agents of the company are affiliated with AMPI as well as being International members of the U.S. National Association of Realtors. Wayne Franklin or any member of his knowledgeable team can be contacted in-person at their Romantic Zone Office - Pulpito 145-A at Olas Altas. While in PV they can be reached at (322) 222-6505 or by calling 866-978-5539 (Toll-Free) from the U.S.

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