Vacation Rentals in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with PVRPV and Tim Longpre’

When you come to Puerto Vallarta, there are many options of places to stay. Some choose Airbnb. Others go the more traditional route and stay at one of the fine hotels or resorts in Vallarta. Others look to various websites for the less traditional places, like condominiums and Villas for rent.  Tim Longpre’ from PVRPV was a suggestion from JR who told me that if I wanted to talk to one of the largest, and best known of vacation rental companies, in Puerto Vallarta.,  I need to talk with Tim Longpre’.


Xaime Ximenez has no use of his arms, he paints in Puerto Vallarta with his mouth. I have an interview with Xaime.

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Hello fellow travelers, welcome this episode of the Puerto Vallarta Travel show. I am your host Barry Kessler and I am just so happy to be introducing you to my favorite vacation destination, and maybe even yours, Puerto Vallarta Mexico. That music you were just listening to is

La Palapa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

performed by Alberto Perez, the owner of the La Palapa Group of Restaurants. Those are La Palapa, The El Dorado Restaurant, and at night for dinner The El Dorado transforms into the ever so romantic Vista Grill with those dramatic views of the Los Muertos Pier all lit up at night in beautiful colors. Of course, at La Palapa you can enjoy that same view of the Los Muertos Pier all day long for breakfast, lunch or dinner, seated with your toes in the sand right at the water’s edge. It’s so romantic, it’s so Puerto Vallarta my friends!

This week, I have a couple of interviews two people I want to share with you my listeners, one is Tim Longpre’ from a company called PVRPV, and we will be talking about Vacation Rentals in Puerto Vallarta, and someone who was introduced to me by one of our listeners, Xaime Ximenez, a man who paints beautiful pictures using his mouth, but first, lets see what’s going on in Puerto Vallarta this week, the 20th of December 2017.

If you remember last week’s show, I announced the Coffee Drinking Challenge where Vallarta was gearing up to break the Guinness Book of Records record for coffee drinking. The goal was to get 10,000 people to drink coffee at the same time. Well, there was rain last week in Vallarta. Like for a day and a half there was rain, so the event was postponed for February. So no go with the Joe. I will keep you informed as to the new date, the ways to sign up and all that jazz as the information comes in so look for that soon.

Meet and Greet Jan 9

Remember I have some events coming up in Puerto Vallarta the first 2 weeks of January.  I will have my microphones at JR’s Meet and Greet at Kelly’s Pour Favor Cookhouse and Saloon, on Tuesday January 9th at 5:30 in the afternoon. Stop by and tell us what the heck you are doing in paradise. And like I said last week, if you are a local Puerto Vallarta business, please stop in and give a pitch to our audience. I actually got a phone call from a really nice guy who represents a group of dentists around the bay, and he wanted to come on the show to tell us about their specials for vacationers who might need some dental work done while they are in paradise, so I told him come on down and lay it on us. So we will see if we see him at the meet and greet. Anyway, as I’ve said before, we always have a great time at JR’s Meet and greet, so if you are going to be in town, stop in and let’s talk. If you are too shy, that’s okay. Just stop in and say hello.

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Interviews on the Beach at Cuates y Cuetes

Beach in Front of Cuates y Cuetes in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Also, I told you about my plan to set up my microphones on a table on the beach in front of Cuates y Cuetes, and inviting passersby to stop by, and talk about what they are doing in paradise. The date and time for that will be the Thursday January 4th at 2 PM.  So, if you are in town and want to say hello, I’ll buy you a beer, I’ll even order you some chips and guacamole if you will sit down with me and tell me what you are doing in paradise. Do you have a Puerto Vallarta Story you want to share with my listeners, I would like to hear it and so would all of my listeners too, so stop by and let’s talk. Hey, I’m offering Beer and Guack guys. It doesn’t get any better than that. Just sayin’.

So remember Thursday, January 4th at 2:00 PM till let’s say 4:00 in the afternoon. Let’s record some interviews in front to the Cuates y Cuetes web cam.

Cuates y Cuetes Webcam

Talking about telling Puerto Vallarta Stories, I was communicating with a friend Sharon who lives in Southern California, and she was talking about flying out of Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta, to save money, and it reminded me of a time that Debbie and I flew out of Tijuana, to save money, and well, that is one heck of a story that I need to share with you. Next week. Maybe I can get Debbie to come on the show with me to relive the harrowing experience. Harrowing you ask? Yes, but you are going to have to wait till next week. Let’s see if I can get my wife to come on the show. Next week then. Hey, I’m going to see if Sharon will tell us how it went for her. Let’s see if I can get her to come on the show next week too.

Show Suggestions From Listeners

Last week, I also asked you to send me suggestions for interviews for the second season of the show, and I got two suggestions for the same person.

My friend Deana writes…..

You should interview Sylvie Scopazzo. She performs at Captain Dons, takes in stray dogs and adopted one of her own, belongs to a big “motorcycle biking group,” attends and participates in “all things Vallarta” (ie: fund-raisers for organizations and people in need, support and participation in parades & social gatherings for the city, and is an “all around positive person.” Sylvie is a Jack of all trades. She has lived in Vallarta for over 20 years. Is in a band called the Zippers who perform at el Rio, Incanto, Por Favor and private venues. Organizes tours up to the cross on a weekly basis. Studied for her tour guide license. Loves to share her city with vast knowledge of years’ experience of living there. She also organizes LOCA (women only) gatherings and hiking/outdoor field trips and has volunteered on her own to raise money to support needy causes in Vallarta and earthquake victims in other cities. Speaks excellent Spanish.

And she finished up by writing…

Barry, I’ve been enjoying your podcasts, thanks so much for taking the time to do these.

Then, Listener Kathleen Writes..

Hi Barry!
I’ve been enjoying your podcasts, thanks so much for taking the time to do these. I have a recommendation for you. Sylvie Scopazzo. She has lived in Vallarta for 20 years, has her own tour company and she sings in a band. She is definitely well connected.

Well, Deana and Kathleen, you asked for her, and I’m going to get her to come on the show. Just you wait. And Sylvie, I’m looking for you. Evidently, so are a whole lot of other people so Sylvie Scapazzo, see you in a couple of weeks okay? Okay!

Sylvie is going to be a great interview and I’ll try to have her on in January. She has some great information and some incredible stories.  And speaking of suggestions, please keep them coming. Go to the contact us tab at the top of the webpage and send me a message. You will also find us on Facebook as The Puerto Vallarta Travel Show, Twitter as PVTravelshow and on our YouTube Channel as well. Lots of ways to get information to me, and from me. Send me your suggestion, your wish may come true.


Xaime Ximenez, Mouth Painter in Puerto Vallarta

And speaking about suggestions, this first interview, comes from a suggestion from a listener, actually, this listener has been on the show. It was Reggie Belew and he was on the show in September with his wife Donna. And Reggie told me about Xaime Ximenez, the mouth painter on the Malecon.

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Reggie & Donna Beleu in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

I had never heard of Xaime, so in October, I sought out this guy and say and had a conversation with him. Xaime accepted my invitation to talk with you guys so without any further dillydally, let’s get to the remarkable Xaime Ximenez, the Mouth Painter, on the Malecon, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Xaime Ximenez, Mouth Painter

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His work is great. I purchased a beautiful painting from him for about $40 US. It measures approximately 8” x 12” mounted on a paper border,

El Camion y El Artista by Xaime Ximenez

ready for framing. It is entitled, , El Camion Y El Artista, the sidewalk and the Artist,  and it depicts Xaime, painting away on the Malecon.

Info in Back of the Painting Telling Xaime’s Story

You need to see it. And when you are in Puerto Vallarta one of these fine days, go see his work, talk with him and buy one of his pieces. Let him know you heard him on The Puerto Vallarta Travel Show. He will get a kick out of that.  I have a picture of the painting in the show notes as well as photos I took of Xaime and his artwork. You can also go to his website and I have a link to it in the show notes as well. You can see pictures of Xaime from his early days as an artist on the Malecon. It’s pretty cool. And if you like, on his website you can purchase his artwork online as well. So, check it out.

Click For Google Earth View. Location Where Xaime Sets up Shop

You can find Xaime during the day, from like 10 in the morning till about 4:30 or so. He is located in the plaza where the outdoor amphitheater is at the arches, along Calle Zarragosa, across from the Domino’s Pizza place which happens to be next door to the Naval Museum. I have him marked on a map, in the show notes of this episode of the show at

















Xaime Ximenez, Mouth Painter in Puerto Vallarta


Tim Longpre’ of PVRPV in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Tim Longpre PVRPV

When you come to Puerto Vallarta, there are many options of places to stay. Some choose Airbnb. Others go the more traditional route and stay at one of the fine hotels or resorts in Vallarta. Others look to various websites for the less traditional places, like condominiums. In Puerto Vallarta, many people have purchased vacation properties, they are condominiums for the most part. And as part of the plan for many of these buyers, they rent out their unit when they aren’t using it. You know, like if they have to work to earn money to take the time off for a well-deserved break in Paradise. So, they find a property manager to rent out the unit, to cover the costs of ownership in the meantime. And my guest in one of these property managers. Actually, Tim Longpre was a suggestion from JR who told me that if I wanted to talk to one of the largest, and best known of vacation rental companies, I need to talk with Tim Longpre’ of PVRPV, Property Rentals. And when JR says I should talk to someone, I listen.

So I went down to the offices of PVRPV, on the southside on Puerto Vallarta, and had a conversation with Tim Longpre, of PVRPV.

Tim Longpre of PVRPV

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Tim’s Favorite Restaurants




Advice to First Time Visitor to Puerto Vallarta

  • Be Aware of Your Surroundings
  • Take a Taxi Late at Night. Even for a short ride.
  • Get out of the resort.
  • Get to know some of the local people




Tim was great. He is funny yes, but he is serious about his business, and he does an awesome job for his clients and the properties he represents. I have links to his website in the show notes from this episode including piece of Tim’s office and some of the properties he represents. Check out his website and next time you travel to paradise, have a look and see what they have to offer.


PVRPV Puerto Vallarta

Calle Lazaro Cardenas #205 Local 6 Colonia Emiliano Zapata CP.48380. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México

Tel: + 52 (322) 222-0638
Fax: +52 (322) 222-9694
US/Canada: (206) 388-3703
Toll Free: 1-877-462-7720

PVRPV Website

Facebook Link for PVRPV

PVRPV Instagram

PVRPV Twitter


Well, that should do it for this episode of the Puerto Vallarta Travel Show, Next week stay tuned for more on the ground reports from Puerto Vallarta Mexico, with travel tips, great restaurant and excursion ideas and more.  Until then, remember, this is an interactive show where I depend on your questions and suggestions about all things Puerto Vallarta. If you think of something I should be talking about, please reach out to me by clicking on the Contact us tab and sending us your message.









And remember, if you are considering booking any type of tour while you are in Puerto Vallarta, you must go to, JR’s website and reserve your tour through him, right from his website. Remember the value for value proposition. His experience and on the ground knowledge of everything Puerto Vallarta in exchange for your making a purchase of a tour that you would do anyway, you’re just doing it through him as a way of saying thank you. It costs no more than if you were to use someone else so do it. Really. And when you do take one of these tours, email me about your experiences. Maybe you can come on-board and share with others what you liked or didn’t like about the tour. Again, contact me by clicking on the Contact us tab and sending off a message.

And once again, if you like this podcast, please take the time and subscribe and give me a good review on iTunes if you would. That way we can get the word out to more and more people about the magic of this place. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Remember I made it easy for you to do just that with each episode I create. But if you haven’t been to my website, you really need to have a look there.  I have the links to the places we talk about, interesting pictures and the more all right there in my blog-posts and show-notes for each episode of the show so check them out for sure if you haven’t already all-right? All right.

So, thanks to Xaime Ximenez, the Mouth Painter on The Malecon in Puerto Vallarta, check out his website . I link to it in the shownotes, cherck out his incredible work that he does, using only his mouth. Thanks to Tim Longpre’ of PVRPV Property Rentals, again I have pictures and links to all that we talked about, Check those out in the show notes of this episode of the show at, and Thanks to all of you for listening all the way through this episode of the Puerto Vallarta Travel Show. This is Barry Kessler signing off with a wish for you all to slow down, be kind and live the Vallarta lifestyle. Nos Vemos amigos!

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  1. Pamela Fuller says:

    Loved this podcast. Thanks for all you do. I am so bummed to be missing this in January, but hope you have a great time with lots of activity!

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