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New Highway Progress

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – According to the North Coast Regional Director of Tourism, José Ludwig Estrada Virgen, the Secretary of Communication and Transport (SCT) has announced that the first stretch of the Jala-Compostela highway, in the state of Nayarit, will open in time for the Semana Santa holidays.streaming Despicable Me…

Treating Sleep Apnea May Ward off Memory Decline

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Breathing problems during sleep may be linked to early mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. But treating apnea with a continuous positive airway pressure machine can significantly delay the onset of cognitive problems. In a group of 2,470 people, average age 73, researchers gathered information on the incidence…

Watch Movie Online Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant (2017) HDDirector:Ridley Scott.Producer:Ridley Scott, David Giler, Walter Hill, Mark Huffam, Michael Schaefer.Release:May 9, 2017Country:Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America.Production Company:Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Scott Free Productions, Brandywine Productions, TSG…

Watch and Download Full Movie Boyka: Undisputed IV (2017)

Boyka: Undisputed IV (2017) HDDirector:Todor Chapkanov.Writer:Tony Mosher, David N. White.Producer:Boaz Davidson, Isaac Florentine, Mark Gill, Trevor Short, John Thompson, Les Weldon.Release:April 18, 2017Country:Bulgaria, United States of America.Production Company:Nu Boyana Viburno.Language:English.Runtime:87Genre:Action.Movie 'Boyka:…

The Transition of Mexican Tourist Auto Insurance

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Jim Lewis of Santa Monica is a pioneer in insurance services for tourists to Mexico. His concern for consumer affairs was fueled by a 1980 internship with Ralph Nader, and this experience led to a revamping of consumer pricing for Mexico auto insurance policies. “When I began my insurance career with Hart and Lewis in 1981, coverage…

Travel Health Insurance: Don’t Leave Home Without It

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Before you leave home for any trip, whether it's a short hop across the border or the trip of a lifetime, it's important to take two things along with you; your passport and your travel insurance. Your passport must be current and your travel insurance should pay for your care upfront. We found out that if you don't have the right kind…

Pet Travel Tips & Regulation Updates

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You may not automatically think of Jaltemba Bay Life when you think of pet travel, but perhaps you should. We have relationships with several government offices, pet rescue organizations and local vets - and we update our Pet Travel Tips & Regulations page on a regular basis. Regardless of whether you cross the border by land,…

Explore Mexico via Esri's Online "Story Maps"

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Have you ever wondered how many time zones there are in Mexico? Where Mexico's historical sites are located? When the Mayan civilization collapsed? Or how long it takes a Monarch butterfly to migrate to Canada and back? We just discovered a wonderful online tool that answers some of these questions, and we are excited to share it with…

PV Sleep Well: Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease

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Sleep apnea and its main symptom - loud snoring - have long been viewed as an annoyance. Just ask someone who has to share a room with a loud snorer if sleep apnea is a problem. But there's growing evidence that sleep apnea isn't just annoying; it can be bad for your heart, too. Untreated sleep apnea is one risk factor for heart disease.…

Our Car Importation Adventure

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Last year, on renewal of our immigration status and with changes in the Mexican immigration law, we were required to give up our temporary residency status (old FM3 / new Residente Temporal) and switch to permanent residency (old FM2 / new Residente Permanente). We accepted that change, knowing one of the consequences was that, as permanent…

Rob's Ramblings: Drive or Fly to Mexico?

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I recently had a conversation with a few people debating their first road-trip to Mexico this coming snow-bird season. It was a great discussion, with much debate on the pros and cons. Here are a few thoughts from this discussion. There is obviously a lot more to this topic than can be covered in one short article. Depending on what…

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with a Bang

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My wife and I celebrated the end of the year at a house party in Guayabitos. We were sitting out on the pool deck, when suddenly something hit me on the head. I swore, put my hands up to rub my head, and when I looked, my hands were covered with blood. Somebody went to get a towel, while I created a small pool of blood on the ground.…

Pet Travel Update

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July 2014 Author’s Note: Please view our Pet Travel Tips for up-to-date regulations and required documents for Mexico, the United States and Canada. Have questions? Feel free to leave a comment or question below.   Last week, I flew from the US to Puerto Vallarta with my pups for the first time since the new regulations…

New Requirements for Bringing Pets to Mexico

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July 2014 Author’s Note: Please view our Pet Travel Tips for up-to-date regulations and required documents for Mexico, the United States and Canada. Have questions? Feel free to leave a comment or question below. Summer is quickly coming to an end and that means many of you are likely getting ready to head south to…

IMSS Insurance Application Procedure Cleared-Up

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There has been some talk lately of new regulations governing the application process and the documents required when applying for IMSS insurance. Actually, Mexico is following the Hague Convention directives in its documentation requirements. What is IMSS IMSS (Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social) is a low-cost health care option and…
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New Hospital Opening in La Penita

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The Real Nayar Hospital is set to open in La Peñita on June 17th. I was given a tour of the new facility yesterday by owner/director Dr. Roberto Roblez Gomez. The hospital will offer the following services: gynecology, internal medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, general and laparoscopic surgery, anesthesiology, endocrinology, cardiology,…

Health Care in Mexico

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Pamela Thompson of HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta was the featured speaker at the Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club meeting this past Wednesday. She touched on many facets of the insurance conundrum for foreigners who wish to have some form of coverage while visiting Mexico. Here is an overview of the topics she discussed: The…

Adios Parasitos!

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I haven’t been feeling like my normal perky self lately, and my tummy has been a bit out of sorts. That usually means one thing: parasites. For some reason, they like me. Let me assure you, the feeling is not mutual. And while I am careful to take every precaution – I only drink purified bottled water, I rinse all fruits and…