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The motivation for Expats in Vallarta came from Sara and Mike Wise’s experiences searching for the perfect place to spend the next chapter of their lives. After 35+ years in northern Minnesota, they were tired of the harsh winters and wanted to live in a tropical paradise.

Sara and her late husband, Mike, started Expats In Vallarta in 2009 as simply a social group to help thenselves and some other expats there at the time make new friends. That was then and it has both ballooned in size and expanded in function since then to where it is now the biggest expat community in Mexico with two very important functions.

"We have greatly expanded the numbers and types of our social events including happy hours at different restaurants, special dinners at favorite restaurants and even wine & appetizer evenings in expats homes."

"Now, with the tremendous growth of the expat community in Vallarta, we have, for several years, been asked many, many ‘how to’ questions about all the aspects of moving to Vallarta and we have answered all of them. In fact, we now have a guide to answer those questions for new people."

"So we are now providing wide information to people in the process of moving here and then providing many social events once they are here so they can make a lot of new friends easily."

We invite you to join Expats! Welcome Aboard!











Last updated: December 8, 2021 · Charity ID: 929

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