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Puerto Vallarta in Mexico is a well-known travel destination and draws visitors from across the globe. Whether you’re celebrating your honeymoon, taking a break from work for some much-needed R&R, or simply eager to spend time in a new location soaking up a new culture and lifestyle, this place is sure to satisfy your desire for enjoyable and enriching travel experiences.

As with any trip to a new destination, finding the right accommodation is one of the first orders of business. And while hotels and resorts are often the logical choice, more and more people are discovering that renting a house, either for the short term or long term, is a simpler and more convenient option.

For your next Mexico trip, here’s a list of four great things about Puerto Vallarta rentals that will make you wonder why you ever considered checking into a hotel.


  1. Renting is a straightforward process. It’s not that complicated to find rental properties in Mexico; typically, you can find listings in the local papers or online, or you can simply wander around your preferred neighborhoods and look for For Rent signs (you can also drop by corner stores and chat up the proprietors if they know of any available rentals, since word of mouth can also be helpful to people seeking out a place to rent).


Here’s a tip: There are no restrictions when it comes to foreigners renting properties from both Mexican and foreign landlords.


  1. Real estate agents are a big help, regardless of whether you’re looking to buy or rent (or even sell) property. Alternatively, you can get in touch with rental agents since many property owners also hire agencies to promote their asset. If this is the route you wish to go, you’ll be readily presented with a number of available options, so your selection process may be a quick one. Typically, agents are paid a one-time fee or commission for their services.


Keep in mind, however, that some agents are tasked with collecting your monthly rent and overseeing the full duration of your rental; in this case, the arrangement will call for a considerable markup on your rental monthly payments.


  1. You can choose between furnished and unfurnished, depending on your needs and budget. Different people will have different living requirements when they settle into Puerto Vallarta, but you’ll be pleased to know that rental properties here can suit different needs. If you don’t mind spending a heftier sum for a place that comes with furnishings and some decor, and perhaps a telephone and cable television, there are properties that fit the bill and would be excellent choices for short-term guests.


If you’re keen on spending more time in Mexico, on the other hand, you can enjoy greater savings by choosing an unfurnished rental and then simply investing in the appliances that you will need for your stay.


  1. Rental prices can be negotiable. It’s not considered rude to ask a landlord in Mexico if the rental price is flexible. If you’ve found a rental property that you like, you can express that you were hoping to find a more inexpensive place and inquire if the price is still negotiable. This can mean more savings for you, so you can allocate the money you save toward other necessities and activities that will help you enjoy your Puerto Vallarta stay even more.


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