Editor’s Note: Countdown to Tacos!

If you’re a regular reader of my weekly column, you probably know how relieved I am in the coming end of high season, and not because I want you all to go home, but because I want to go too. And I can’t leave until you do! But I can take the weekend off and head to my favourite spot in Chacala. It was amazing. I read at least 50 pages of a book! I barely glanced at my phone. I remembered to use sunscreen! All in all, a great success!

Now I’m back, rested and restored; and finishing up Chapter Two edits for my travel guide. Only five more chapters to go… laaaaaa [shining light at the end of the tunnel] aaaaaaah.

With Semana Santa (Easter break from April 14-20) happening so late in the season we have this weird time of indecision. As people head back to their summer homes, it begins to feel a little empty, but a quick stroll along the Malecon or Olas Altas and it’s clear many have opted to stick around for a couple weeks longer. The event and entertainment pages are just as full as ever, but many of our seasonal advertisers are done for the season. So we’ve cut back on a few pages. It might not seem like a lot but those eight pages add a ton of extra weight, and the delivery guys are thankful to see the newspaper drop a few pounds.

A couple of housekeeping notices:

  1. In the fall the Vallarta Tribune will offer a subscription service to condominiums and hotels/resorts for a small fee. If you are a regular reader who has trouble finding a copy each week – consider speaking to your condo manager or resort concierge and let them know they will be able to bulk order copies weekly beginning November 1, 2019.
  2. Certificates and door stickers are on the way out to the winners of the Best of Banderas Bay Reader’s Choice. If you’re a winner and you haven’t received your notice, let me know, and I’ll make an effort to get it to you quickly.
  3. We are (really) launching a new website in about 4 weeks. I need a few keen eyes to give it a thorough going over towards the end of April. If you are up for the challenge, let me know. I would appreciate the assistance.

Mexico’s Dia del Taco (Taco Day) is nearly upon us. On Sunday, March 31, skip breakfast, put on those stretchy shorts and head to the Lazaro Cardenas Park in Old Town where you can sample dozens of tacos, enjoy a few beverages, listen to some live music. It’s basically everything you love in one spot. And it’s free.

Incanto, Act II, El Rio BBQ continue to offer live music, theatre and general good times. You can find all those details in the back pages of this week’s Tribune.

Pam Thompson sends her regards, but she’s had a(nother) crazy week and can’t get an article in before the deadline. If you’re looking for informative health-related information though you can always check out all her past articles at www.vallartatribune.com/category/columns/medical-matters/

As always we thank you for reading. We thank our writers for contributing. And we thank our advertisers for continuing to support our efforts to be the best and most widely distributed English publication in Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.

If you’re heading north, remember you can read the Tribune online every week at www.vallartatribune.com and stay tuned for all the significant online changes!

Safe travels!



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Living in Mexico full time since 2011, Madeline is a graphic designer, writer, iPhone photographer and road tripper.