It’s possible to learn a lot about an area by the blogs written in and about it. Here are some that I’ve come across. If you know of more, or if you publish one yourself, let me know. — Rick
1000 BARS » What can you say, the name of this blog says it all. One man traveling the world and stopping in interesting bars along the way. Scroll down in this part of his blog for nice pieces written about Puerto Vallarta and Bucerias. (English)
ASK A MEXICAN » Not really a blog but a newspaper column (the progenitor of the blog). Gustavo Arellano takes on racism and La Raza in his Orange County Weekly Newspaper column that will either have you laughing in your cerveza or heading up to California to punch him out. (English)
BILL TAYLOR’S TRISTAR NEWSLETTER » Written by a real estate dealer here in Puerto Vallarta, this blog is totally his opinion and included many inside news stories and opinions. A good variety of interesting items, along with the pitches….
INTERSECTIONS » by Daniel Hernandez, a voice of post postmodern Mexico. An intelligent, wide-eyed political street view of life in Mexico today. Great blog. (English)
INSTANTES » Jessica Soler’s excellent photo blog of Puerto Vallarta and Mexico. (Spanish)
THE MEX FILES » A very opinionated and well-written blog about Mexico in general and everything else on occasion. A personal take on the latest news from Mexico with a definite lefty slant. Great Blog.
MEXICAN TRUCKER ONLINE » Excellent, informative and Current. About much more than trucking.
After spending 35 in the trucking industry as a company driver, owner-operator and on the other side of the desk in management, in addition to having lived in Mexico for more than 10 years, I feel I am uniquely qualified to rebut and rebuke the patently false allegations and defamations by the protectionists, isolationists, xenophobes, bigots and just plain assholes who pass their evenings calling into radio talk shows rendering expert opinions on a subject they know nothing about.
MINGO MEXICO » Tracy Park’s elegant travel/photo blog. “Musings on my travels…mostly to Mexico.”
This blog is rapidly morphing into the most interesting and informative blog currently being written about Puerto Vallarta. With each post, the author adds great photos and literary sketches of Vallarta’s social and cultural scene. He also covers adjacent locations and experiences. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a forthcoming book derived from this blog.(English)
PACO OJEDA Not so much a blog as a website describing the art and writing of Paco Ojeda, one of the more creative artists in Puerto Vallarta. Ojeda is also the force behind The VU, Vallarta Undiscovered.
PLATOS EN MI COCINA » A Vallarta cooking blog by Brenda (I am : One cup Rachael Ray, 1/4 cup Martha Stewart, a tablespoon of Tita de la Garza [From “Like Water For Chocolate” “Como agua para chocolate”] and a pinch of a shopaholic squeezing tomatoes and scanning the aisles and produce bins for the best picks and pans.). Brenda, a US expat, living in Vallarta, also authors the AllVallarta website and runs the AllVallarta Forum. (English)
PVBEAT » A very fine photoblog by Shanti.
PUERTO VALLARTA BLOG » Originally from Germany, Claudio Giovannelli came a few years ago with his Mexican wife to Puerto Vallarta because of her job at the local University C.U.C. This blog is a log of activities and events here in Puerto Vallarta.
PUERTO VALLARTA DIRECTORY » A directory blog of Puerto Vallarta business and Activities.
SANDORA » An extremely insightful photo/blog about Puerto Vallarta from someone with a very good eye who has watched closely every step of its change. (Spanish)
SHE SAID » This blog is a compilation of the She Said newspaper column by Anna Reisman, the editor of the Vallarta Tribune. If you want to know what’s happening around town, this is a great place to start. Anna is a Canadian expat who has lived in Puerto Vallarta since 1994 and who has recently received her Mexican citizenship. (English)
SPARKS MEXICO » “Stories and photos about my travels in Mexico since 1998. I’m now retired and living in Melaque, Jalisco – the Costalegre.” A very nice photoblog along with creative writing.
SPCA VALLARTA OK, this isn’t your ‘normal’ touristy blog about Puerto Vallarta. It’s a blog about the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and the work they do and the pets they have available for adoption. While you’re there, drop a peso or two into their hope chest for continuing their good work…. (This blog is in English and Spanish)
TACO DE OJO Paco Ojeda’s blog about photography, gay culture, film, art, eroticism, Mexico in general and Puerto Vallarta in particular. Excellent. (Spanish)
THE TEX-MEX CONNECTION » “Random notes about Harold and Sue’s Mexican adventures.”
THE VALLARTA BLOG » VallartaBlog, A Slice of Puerto Vallarta Life.” An excellent blog about Puerto Vallarta by a creative and talented writer / photographer.
VALLARTA BLOG (2) » A very commercial blog about Puerto Vallarta with original photographs along with many stories lifted from other sources.
VALLARTA REAL ESTATE WEBLOG » Published by John Youden who founded the multiple listing service in Puerto Vallarta (Multi-List Vallarta) in 1988. John also owns the Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group, which includes a number of magazines such as Vallarta Lifestyles, Costa Vallarta and the Vallarta Real Estate Guide.
THE VU » VALLARTA UNDISCOVERED, Vallarta’s first podcast by Paco Ojeda. Great photography and in-depth podcasts about Puerto Vallarta.
WANDERING STAR » Perhaps Puerto Vallarta’s best blog… (Spanish/English)