Enjoying the Basics of Life in the Tropics

There’s hardly ever a reason to get bored in Puerto Vallarta, and this time of the year, that’s especially true. From Mismaloya and other parts south of the Bay of Banderas to Sayulita, San Pancho, and other parts to the north, there’s a never-ending assortment of things happening every day of the week and often way more over the weekends.

If you try to schedule an event anytime from now until at least March, you will likely be told by many of your friends which days you “can’t” do plan it because of everything else that’s scheduled to happen on that same date and time. The simple truth is that there’s no one master calendar to coordinate things by, and the diversity of offerings here is a testament to the diversity of our community.

With so much going on, many of us often find it necessary to excuse ourselves from opportunities to become double or triple booked. We should count each such occasion as a blessing for living in such a vibrant city.

Yet with all there is to do, the basics of the good life are still free. A walk along the beach, a swim in the ocean, or a hike in the woods only cost us the time it takes to arrive.

As the holidays arrive and our calendars start to fill up, I encourage you all to take advantage of some of the many opportunities that beckon us. A night out on the town, a meal with friends, and any number of events/activities at the ready. But I encourage you as well to reserve some time for yourself or to share quietly with someone you love.

This way, you’re sure to take the season at your own pace and treasure the full bounty of life in the tropics.

Saludos cordiales,

Neil Gerlowski