Monday, November 26, 2018


It’s that time of the year in Puerto Vallarta, México when it’s hot, hot, hot! And did I mention humid! This time of the year is currently referred to as the “Low Season," but it was formerly known as the “Off Season." Since "Off Season" did not sound especially appealing to those in charge of promoting more visitors to the area it was modified to the current "Low Season."   I for one would have been just as happy if they had left it alone as the "Off Season"! 

Low season is when you can have the beach, the pool, and your Kindle pretty much to yourself!  

"Low Season" runs from May to the beginning of November, mas o menos, and is our favorite season. It is when we feel a real connection with nature and with the people of the area. We also refer to it as the “Quiet Season” even when the not-so-quiet-fun-loving Mexican nationals arrive for their annual summer vacations in the months of July and August. We are definitely an oddity in this regard since most visitors and winter regulars prefer the “High Season” when the weather is milder and when there is a lot of “gringo” social activity.

Nationals enjoying the low season before their amigos arrive in July and August for fun in the sun! 

This time of the year is when we go out early in the mornings to do our errands in order to be home by mid-day for a quiet siesta. The afternoons are when you come out of “hiding” in order to enjoy the “relatively” cooler temperature. Your reward for this lifestyle includes incredibly gorgeous sunsets and dramatic tropical rainstorms in the evenings. Life is very simple during the “Low/Quiet/Off Season” and is based on the rhythms of nature. 

When "bonding" with a Luna jellyfish is excitement during the quiet season.

Oh, no!  Another incredibly beautiful sunset during the low season.

So in honor of this time of the year I have decided to post this “Non-Blog” posting. What that means is that this posting will have minimal text (what you are reading is what you are getting), but heavy on the visual with a collection of some of my favorite photographs taken at this time of the year. The following is the link to my “LOW SEASON” photo album.  I hope you enjoy!


Don't be shy! Us bloggers love receiving questions, comments, or suggestions. Until next time, safe trails and happy travels. And thank you so much for joining me. Laura


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  1. Great post, Laura. Wonderful photos and that last portrait of you is fabulous. Unfortunately, San Miguel has no more low seasons...we are just packed to overflowing with tourists every weekend of the year. Great for businesses, but tough on those of us trying to get around town, especially if a car is involved. But do nostalgically remember those quiet low seasons of yore!

    1. Gracias, Vicki for leaving this comment. I have a confession regarding this posting. I inadvertly republished this post while trying to do something else. The funny thing is I received some nice comments like yours. I guess it's not the end of the world, but I feel like an idiot. Saludos!

  2. Lolita & Fred-Loved this-such beautiful photography featuring spectacular subjects. A wonderful glimpse into your "low season"; would definitely be my favorite too as you describe and display.

    Love my Colorado mountains but as you well know, there is a particularly special place in my heart for such tropical beauty.

    Thank you for the incredible journey.Glad you are so happy and that I benefit by living vicariously!

    1. So lovely to hear from you Con. It's been so so long after all the years and experiences we shared. Thank you leaving a comment which has made my day. Love to you and your tribe in the lovely Colorado mountains.