We moved into our condo in Nuevo Vallarta not without incident. We met our agent Jesica, got the keys and checked things out. Needed some light bulbs, a stand for the water jug and an iron. Fine. Jesica was very kind to take us to Walmart and Mega for grocery shopping. Then we went to pay the rent.
Scotiabank had told us in Canada that we could walk into the local Scotiabank branch here and withdraw cash from our account. Not true, totally different system here with no link to our accounts in Canada, the manager explained. I had to request a 48 hour ATM limit increase to withdraw sufficient cash over 2 days. Anyway, after 2 trips to the bank, we paid up – there were stacks of cash on the table to do this – this is Mexico.
We are very happy in the beautiful condo owned by a man in Guadalahara. It is on the 8th floor overlooking Banduras Bay. We are 250 steps from the beach and can hear the breakers crashing all day and night long. It is simply beautiful beyond belief here!
There is a resort hotel part of the complex so there are lots of people, families and younger children around the 3 huge swimming pools. We are able to grab a free beach umbrella and chairs as long as we go down early with our towels to reserve. There is a nice little poolside snack bar where we can get fish tacos and a great happy hour.
Bruce and Judy came over for dinner the other night and we caught up. The next day we met them on the “Directo” bus to PV and did a Costco run into town. All went well and we took a cab back. Their daughter and her friend are coming for a week so we are planning our next outing together.
Our biggest decision each day is which direction to walk on the beach. It is always sunny, comfortable and relaxed. The rhythm of NV is very agreeable to us. Feeling very appreciative for all God’s gifts. Hope he is good to you too. God bless.