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Boardwalk Realty Puerto Vallarta

Boardwalk Realty Puerto Vallarta • Blvd. Fco. Medina Ascencio 2216-A • Zona Hotelera Norte, Puerto Vallarta • Tel: +52 (322) 224-0014 • Toll Free US: 1-855-239-0640 • Toll Free Canada: 1-855-244-1306 • Email: info(at) • Website: • Facebook • Area Map

Two offices to server you better! In addition to our Hotel Zone office, Boardwalk Realty now has a Downtown office at Morelos 293 (across from Starbucks on the town square.) Stop by for a visit or call us at (322) 223-0001.

Puerto Vallarta is waiting for you. It's a paradise, where history and natural beauty is met with all of the comforts of home, and you can live the life you always dreamed of while making a strong investment into your future.

We are Boardwalk Realty, a boutique Puerto Vallarta real estate agency that goes beyond buying and selling homes. We help turn lives into a perfect Puerto Vallarta lifestyle.

Headed by the professional and knowledgeable team of Michael Green and John Swanson; with over 20 years of combined experience in the Puerto Vallarta real estate, we understand what's involved in living optimally in a foreign country, because we've done it ourselves.

And our track record speaks for itself: 75% of our business is referred to us from previous clients. They value our expertise, our "can-do" attitude and appreciate that we are there for them; not only during the transaction, but after as well.

Knowledge is everything when purchasing or selling a property in Puerto Vallarta, so be sure to sign up for our Free Buyers Guide and browse our site and then drop us a line and let us know how we can help you find your home in Puerto Vallarta. We are fortunate to be part of a Multiple Listing Service here in Puerto Vallarta and based on your criteria, we will search the data base and send you "Don Juan's picks" of the best properties currently available in the greater Banderas Bay area.

If you have any questions, or need expert advice on buying or selling a Puerto Vallarta home or condo, contact Boardwalk Realty today at (322) 224-0014 in Vallarta, Toll Free US: 1-855-239-0640,Toll Free Canada: 1-855-244-1306, or by email at info(at)

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Ask a Realtor: Why Don't We See Smoke Detectors Here?
Boardwalk Realty PV

As a Puerto Vallarta realtor, a question I am often asked is 'Why don't we see smoke detectors in Mexico?' I have to admit, you rarely see them here. I think there are a few factors that play into the absence of something we get so used to in other parts of the world.

Recycling in Puerto Vallarta: Everyone Can 'Pitch In'
Adam Garcia

Though the city of Puerto Vallarta has not yet implemented a viable waste separation program, it's a challenge to recycle, but there are measures we can all take. Switching from plastic water bottles and grocery bags to reusable containers is a good place to start.

Ask a Realtor: How Should I List My Vallarta Property?
John Swanson

Thinking about selling your Puerto Vallarta property? In this edition of 'Ask a Realtor,' Boardwalk Realty Agent John Swanson explains why you should dig deeper when choosing your agent as some of the behind the scenes work can make the difference on whether your home sells or doesn't.

Woolworth's Another Shopping Option in El Pitillal
Boardwalk Realty PV

We remember when El Pitillal was not much more than a series of unpaved roads and a fun escape from Puerto Vallarta. Today, it is a veritable open-air shopping mall with a variety of great shops and restaurants, cinemas, a Walmart, and now a new Woolworth's store!

What To Do with U.S. Govt. Checks in Puerto Vallarta?
Boardwalk Realty PV

I recently received a refund check from the IRS in the form of a U.S. government check. None of my banks would take it! It left me thinking there must be lots of expats in Puerto Vallarta with similar problems, so I decided to find a bank that can work with these checks - and I did!

Arriving in Vallarta by Air is About to Get Even Better
Adam Garcia

The traffic light lottery utilized by Mexican Customs at the Puerto Vallarta airport will soon be a thing of the past. In the near future, X-ray scanners will inspect baggage while in transit from the airplane to the terminal, making inspections imperceptible to tourists.

Puerto Vallarta Tennis Open Continues Through May 5
Boardwalk Realty PV

Featuring professional tennis players from over 30 countries, and televised throughout Mexico, the Puerto Vallarta Open continues through Saturday at Parque Parota. The evening session starts at 7:30 pm, and tonight, PV's own professional player, Jerry Lopez, will take the court.

12th Annual Puerto Vallarta Folkloric Dance Festival
Boardwalk Realty

Springtime, when everyone is in tune with feelings of renewal, Folkloric Dance Festivals take place all over Latin America, including Puerto Vallarta. This year our festival, the Festival Vallarta Azteca del Folclor Internacional, is set to take place May 10 through 20, 2018.

Boardwalk Realty Offers Earthquake Preparedness Tips
Adam Garcia

Earthquake preparedness is essential, no matter where you live. Boardwalk Realty, a boutique real estate agency in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, goes beyond buying and selling homes. Here they list some things you can do to keep your home and family safe in the event of a natural disaster.

Vallarta Garden Club Giving Back to Our Community
Rob Boyd

I love the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club! These dedicated volunteers plant hundreds of trees and flowering plants throughout the city. It's all done on a volunteer basis and through donations. It is a wonderful organization that gives back to our community and I encourage you to join.

Survey Says Puerto Vallarta is Mexico's Safest City
Boardwalk Realty PV

Despite the Mexico travel advisories issued by the United States, tourist areas in Jalisco are as safe, if not safer, as most any other city in North America. In fact, Puerto Vallarta was named the safest city in Mexico in the most recently published National Public Urban Security survey.

How to Drink on Your Mexico Vacation: Just Use Caution
Boardwalk Realty PV

Recently there have been a lot of stories floating around the Internet about tainted alcohol in Mexican resorts. There's no doubt that bars often serve the cheapest spirits available. Regardless of where you drink, be it Cancun or Omaha, quality, as much as quantity, makes a difference.

Vallarta Living: Be a Happy Expat - Learn to Adapt
Adam Garcia

We know far too many expats who complain about bus noise, taxi fares, potholes, barking dogs, crowing roosters and Banda music. You came here to live, you should adapt to all of these things. Here are a few suggestions that'll make life perhaps not perfect, but definitely divine.

May is Full of Fun Events and Local Traditions
Boardwalk Realty PV

The month of May is a wonderful time of year to be in Puerto Vallarta! Many snowbirds have flown north for the summer, and tourism drops off somewhat, yet fun events and local traditions keep the town popping like a string of firecrackers on Chinese new year.

This Month's Horoscope from Boardwalk Realty PV
Laura Gelezunas

It's all May flowers this month as Boardwalk Realty PV's May 2017 horoscope reveals what's in store under the tropical stars this month. Since the stars are aligned a little differently over the Bay of Banderas, it may be a great time to visit and change your luck.

Havana Nights Fundraiser for Casa Hogar at Villa Bahía
Boardwalk Realty PV

On February 4 at 6:30 pm, Villa Bahia will host it's annual fundraiser to benefit Casa Hogar Maximo Cornejo Quiroz A.C., an orphanage in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This year's theme is 'Havan Nights.' If you can't get to Cuba in the near future, this event should be on your agenda.

Puerto Vallarta Living: What Can We Do with the Kids?
Boardwalk Realty PV

People who move to Puerto Vallarta sometimes worry about what they will do with their kids. As long-time residents of PV, the experts at Boardwalk Realty can teach you how to live and own in Puerto Vallarta on any budget, and help you turn everyday life into the perfect Vallarta lifestyle.

The Culture and History Behind the Mexican Sombrero
Boardwalk Realty PV

Jalisco, the home state of Puerto Vallarta, is often cited as the origin of the sombrero. The charros of Guadalajara completed their costume with this stylized hat, then lent it to the Mariachi and hence, it has become the essence of traditional Mexican dress.

Taking a Bus in Puerto Vallarta Can Be Entertaining
Boardwalk Realty PV

We do a lot of walking here in Puerto Vallarta and for long distances, we find the taxis quite reasonable. We do, however, appreciate a good bus ride when the dogs start to bark (feet get tired.) Riding buses can be quite entertaining, and we highly recommend taking them.

Boardwalk Realty PV Opening New Office in El Centro

Over the past 3 years, Boardwalk Realty PV has grown beyond expectations. With this success, a market that last year started a great rebound and this year is already promising to be better, they are opening a new office in downtown on Jan. 8 and you're invited to the Grand Opening!

Ask a Realtor: Any Hurricane Patricia Relief Efforts?
John Swanson

Boardwalk Realty PV Agent John Swanson answers questions about Hurricane Patricia and the relief efforts that are being made in Puerto Vallarta to help our neighbors to the South - the thousands of farmers, small business owners and families - that live in the hardest hit areas.

Boardwalk Realty PV: In Mexico, It's All About Honey
Adam Garcia

The use of honey in Mexico dates back to the time of the Mayans, and honey remains popular in the country through the present day. Here in Puerto Vallarta, local honey can be purchased on the streets, and we often buy from the man who caters to those walking up and down Basilio Badillo.

Boardwalk Realty Puerto Vallarta Welcomes Rocio Nava
Michael Green

Boardwalk Realty is extremely proud to welcome Rocio Nava to our team. The past president of APIVAC (a local PV Real Estate Agent Association), Rocio implemented new tools and courses to help other agents and was also the broker of her own real estate company in Puerto Vallarta.

Discovering El Nogalito's Enticing Attractions
Boardwalk Realty

Not much has changed since we first visited El Nogalito many years ago but, since then, this small community nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madre approximately twenty minutes south of Puerto Vallarta has added some very enticing attractions.

Ask a Realtor: Can You Recommend Some Fun Things To Do?
Boardwalk Realty

Another common questions people ask after they've purchased a home or condominium in Puerto Vallarta is, 'Are there fun things for Baby Boomers to do?' In this edition of 'Ask a Realtor,' Boardwalk Realty Agent John Swanson answers this question.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Love Bugs & Other Wheels
Boardwalk Realty

Tourists visiting Mexico often express surprise at the abundance of Volkswagens in Puerto Vallarta. Mexico has been the home of auto manufacturing for many decades, the Volkswagen being one of the largest contributors to the country's economy.

Ask a Realtor: Can Foreigners Own Property in Vallarta?
Michael Green

For nearly a century, foreigners have been unable to hold the deed to land near Mexico's borders or shoreline. In this edition of 'Ask a Realtor,' Boardwalk Realty Broker Michael Green answers questions about foreign ownership of Vallarta property through the use of a Bank Trust.

Ask a Realtor: What Makes Puerto Vallarta So Special?
Boardwalk Realty

Some of the most common questions people ask regarding Puerto Vallarta real estate is why they should choose Vallarta over other places to live in Mexico and what the Summer weather is like. Boardwalk Realty Agent John Swanson answers these questions and more.