Americans Living in Puerto Vallarta
Americans Living in Puerto Vallarta is a little different than Expats living in Puerto Vallarta because some Expats are Canadian and others are American. So, as we talk about Expats living in Puerto Vallarta I wanted to have a special page just for Americans Living in Puerto Vallarta.
There are thousands, yes thousands of Americans Living in Puerto Vallarta. Most of them are retired and the numbers are growing rapidly. When I first hit Puerto Vallarta 12 years ago there were a fair amount of younger Americans. Now, the hot spots that used to be filled with young, drunken Americans are filled with older drunken Americans.
In the winter, it is nothing to see a street of cafes filled with white haired Americans Living in Puerto Vallarta. It is a real trip.
Now, there are younger Americans Living in Puerto Vallarta. I am going to say that it is more rare to see younger Americans actually living in Vallarta because you really need special skills to survive there financially. Younger Americans need jobs. Older retired Americans just need beer and the beach. This makes a big difference.
While there are thousands of white Americans Living in Puerto Vallarta, the number of black Americans you can pretty much count on your hands and toes. You could fit all of the black Americans living in Vallarta in a bus.
Americans Living in Puerto Vallarta get together, live together, eat together. It is like everyone knows everyone else, and as I said in my page about Expats in Vallarta, they have many clubs and organizations where everyone speaks English, and most of them don’t know any Spanish at all.
I have been here so long that I speak pretty good Spanish and that helps now that I live in Guadalajara, because I rarely run into any Americans or Canadians. I think and speak Spanish, though all of my work is in English.
I go into these issues in both books