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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Fidencio's Beach Restaurant

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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Long before Puerto Vallarta became a tourist attraction, pirates and smugglers operated out of this harbor. Vallarta, as it is sometimes called, was a small fishing and pearl-diving village, turned into a small beach-landing port serving the Sierra towns nearby.

Throughout the decade of the 1950's the area on the hill of the downtown area north of the River Cuale developed as an expatriate neighborhood called Gringo Gulch. In 1963 Richard Burton was to star in a movie directed by John Huston, "The Night of the Iguana" to be shot mostly on location in the jungle at Mismaloya. He and Elizabeth Taylor stayed in Casa Kimberley in Gringo Gulch, making this area famous world wide as a vacation destination.

Incidentally, Burton ended up buying Casa Kimberley, a nine-bedroom villa, for $57,000, and gave it to Elizabeth as a birthday gift for her 32nd birthday, a few months after finishing the movie and a month before they officially married.

We continued on with our quick getaway trip to Puerto Vallarta. Perfect weather every day brought us to the beach and to Fidencios Restaurant and Bar.

We had been here some 20+ years ago before all the upgrades to this popular beach, and was happy to see that Fidencios still maintained that local Mexican feel.

We plopped ourselves down to enjoy food and the ocean view.

Fidencios' Restaurant sign

Fidencio’s is a small beach front restaurant/bar on Los Muertos Beach, our favorite place to hang out when we are in PV. Los Muertos Beach is where the locals gather so it tends to be less pricy and less crowded during the high season.

There are other exclusive beach clubs and high end restaurants all lined up on the beach before you get to Fidencio's. You will walk through this beautifully manicured area in order to reach Playa Los Muertos.

Looking to the right from our beach table

Here you see some simple beach furniture where tourists are lounging. This photo is taken in the early morning from our spot at Fidencio's. There's nothing fancy about this place, but people working here are fun, friendly and helpful and the location is terrific. 




The food is typical Mexican fare and breakfasts start at about $3USD

The view from our table

Here we are, relaxing at our table with some peanuts in the shell and a beer. We spoke about a particular spunky vendor who sold us the peanuts. She was a kick, and we enjoy conversing with many of the vendors as they pass by.

It's not gourmet dining here, but all the basics are covered. You can get breakfast, lunch, beer, mixed drinks and refrescos at an inexpensive price. Go early for a table, either up by the restaurant or down at water's edge, because the demand is high during season.

The full view from our location

From our table, we were able to watch the ocean, the foot traffic, and the vendors pass by. At the beach, we generally just kind of laze-around.

And here's the man!

In his element, Billy is at the beach, having a beer and is happy as a clam. We have our own palapa umbrella, and as the sun moves through the morning, we move our seats to follow the shade - or the sun - depending on if we are cold from the ocean or hot from sitting around for a while.

Machaca and eggs

This is one of the breakfasts offered at Fidencio's: Machaca and eggs for about $4USD. Normally, the dried meat, onions, tomatoes, and peppers are mixed in along with the scrambled eggs and served with tortillas. I prefer my eggs to be separate, and instead of tortillas, I asked for toast and jelly.

The cook and wait staff were happy to accommodate my requests, which is a real hat's off to them.

This meal was dee-licious.

The menu

Here you can see all the items offered at Fidencio's Restaurant. At today's writing, the Peso is about 18-19 per $1USD, so for us, these are very affordable prices.

You can find something to please almost anyone!

This looks like GREAT fun!

During our several days' stay in Puerto Vallarta, we saw many people try these fun hydro-powered shoes. This man was very skilled at this, knowing his balance and controlling his direction easily. But others couldn't quite grasp the technique and some quit after a very short time.


This man dove in and out of the water continuously, shooting straight up from the surface of the water, spinning around and then diving back in once again. It looked like the most fun sport! And it certainly made us smile!

The boss speaks with her staff




Yeah... this babe is the owner of Fidencio's and she came here almost daily to check in on the restaurant.

Playa Los Muertos

This is the part of the beach in La Zona Romantica where Fidencio's is located. It's a beautiful seaside area. Apparently, during the stormy season the waves get quite large, hence the name Beach of the Dead.

If you would like to spend some time in Puerto Vallarta where the prices are reasonable, the beach is clean and you have access to consistently delicious food, check out Fidencio's

Fidencio's Restaurant and Bar

Pilitas 90, Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Los Muertos Beach

Tele: 322 222 5457 Open: 9:30 am to 11 pm 

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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