Welcome to the Off Season in Puerto Vallarta

It’s not a surprise to us, we knew it was coming, everyone has been talking for months about the off season. But seeing the town clear out so thoroughly, not just the expats and tourists, but many of the Mexicans who travel into the area to work the tourist season, it’s a little unsettling.

There’s no lines, anywhere.

Shops are closing. The beaches are empty.

Not everyone leaves, of course.

But there’s a definite shift.

I think it will be a nice way to experience this otherwise tourist-packed beach area. Cole spent the afternoon the other day at Entre Amigos, a non-profit for the children in San Pancho.

And next week I’m starting what I hope will be a regular volunteer gig at the orphanage up the street from us. I’ll help clean and Cole will play with the youngest kids while the big kids are at school.

And of course, there’s always the beach. And throwing rocks.

And learning Spanish.

If we’re not too shy.

It’ll be a good summer.


  1. You look like me with all the pictures of your kiddo! Once I start, I can’t stop;) Enjoying the beach minus all the tourists sounds fabulous. And volunteering for the orphanage. Priceless. Go you!

    • Really amazing photographs very beautiful. So nice view I would love to see this place. Very well captured so cute baby.
      Nice Post !

  2. Off season is bad for business, sure. But we believe it bring peace and break for the environment. love the photos and colors. Well done job Christine!

  3. Can’t wait to hear about your volunteering at the orphanage with Cole. He is growing up with such great life lessons.

    Lovely photos as usual Christine 🙂

  4. Danny Delnison

    Beautiful place. So cute baby! I love your photos.

  5. Cindy Jordan

    Beautiful pictures! Mexico looks like a Beautiful place,would love to see someday! Your little boy is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration,love your blog! I would love to travel,now trying to figure out a job that will travel with me! Love reading your site!