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Salsa dancing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe number of foreigners who live in Puerto Vallarta varies depending on the season. In the high season, the quantity of foreigners in Puerto Vallarta reaches into the thousands. In the low season, there are a few thousand or so foreigners. 
 
The expats in Puerto Vallarta aren't just in their homes. They are up and about and you run into them everywhere. If you're walking down the street, you would see Canadians, Americans, Japanese, and Chinese. It's hard to tell South Americans from Central Americans because they all speak in Spanish, but if you listen carefully then you'll hear the different accents and distinguish if they're from Venezuela, Colombia, or wherever. People from Germany, Holland, and France visit Puerto Vallarta all the time for tourism. Foreigners are walking around enjoying the sunshine and the environment. 
 
There are a lot of places to go and things to see and do in Puerto Vallarta. There are establishments that play music where you run into foreigners all the time. I'm a musician who plays the keyboard and I'm also in a band. There are bands and groups playing everywhere almost every night in Puerto Vallarta. They play different music genres from jazz, classical, and Mexican to rock and roll and punk.
 
The city government of Puerto Vallarta hosts events all the time. They would have festivals for music or art. Most of these are free and open to the public. 
 
There are so many different restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. You would run into people in restaurants, too. 
 
(Salsa dancing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, pictured.)
Carl Timothy of Timothy Real Estate Group – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Carl Timothy greeting expats at the Vallarta Real Estate Fair, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingPuerto Vallarta is seasonal here so between November and around the beginning of May, the expat population is huge.  In the offseason, it may go down to about a quarter of the population in the high season.
 
The reason may expats leave is not that it’s so miserable here that people have to leave, but it gets humid here, the surrounding areas are jungle, and for many expats here, this is their second home or one of their two or three homes.
 
During the off-season, it rains every afternoon between 4 or 5 o’clock in the afternoon and ends about 7 or 8 in the evening, which great in the summertime because it drops the temperature and then your evenings are cool. In the off-season, it is a lot more humid (kind of like Florida) and some people don’t like to live in that kind of humidity.
 
Puerto Vallarta is most popular during the winter season, when Canadians and other people from up north especially enjoy the weather down here, particularly because they come from a colder place where it can get quite cold.
 
I live here fulltime and there are many more people now who are buying real estate here and staying all year long because of the low cost living and the quality of life that we have here.
 
(Carl Timothy talking to expats at the Vallarta Real Estate Fair, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, pictured.)

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