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|Sedeur: Los Muertos Pier to Be Ready in 130 Days|
In a private meeting with the Colonia Emiliano Zapata Neighborhood Association and area hoteliers, Sedeur representative Luis Antonio Saldivar Zepeda announced that the Los Muertos Pier is estimated to be completed in 130 days, or between December and January.
Taste Named Vallarta's Best New Restaurant
Taste Restaurant@Casa Cupula was named 'Best New Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta' for 2011 by the readers of Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine, and its website VirtualVallarta.com. The formal awards presentation will be held at Taste on Thursday, November 3 at 7 pm.
Mexico Today: New Online Social Magazine
Mexico Today recently launched its Social Magazine on Facebook, which profiles stories and submissions from leading Mexico bloggers and influencers. Content and link submissions are open to the general public who ‘like’ Mexico Today on Facebook.
Permanent Vacation in Puerto Vallarta
Thousands of American Association of Retired Persons members and their friends learned about all of the wonderful things that Puerto Vallarta has to offer at the 2011 AARP Life@50+ National Event and Expo, held in Los Angeles, California from September 22-24.
3rd Qtr Mexico Resort Real Estate Update
John K. Glaab
In the Settlement Company's 3rd Quarter 2011 Newsletter, John K. Glaab talks about travel to Mexico, negative U.S. media reports, growth and foreien investment in Mexico's aerospace and auto industries and Western Mexico's twenty first annual AMPI Forum.
Galleria Dante 2011/12 Art Season Newsletter
Claire, Joe & Gena Guarniere
Galleria Dante has made some changes to the gallery this summer. Phase 1 will be completed by October 1st, when we reopen for the 2011-12 Vallarta Art Season, but like many of our projects, it keeps evolving. Here's what you can look forward to in the coming months.
Vallarta Cruise Ship Arrivals Increase
Puerto Vallarta's international cruise season began on September 22 with the arrival of 7,489 Carnival Splendor and Celebrity Millennium passengers. It is projected that the city's Maritime Terminal will welcome 319,886 cruisers between October 2011 and May 2012.
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding... With a Twist
With the growing popularity of stand-up paddleboarding, people are taking one of the fastest growing sports and adding new twists. In Punta de Mita, Mexico, Gerry Lopez Paddle Surf Lifestyle Camp has a session scheduled October 20-22 that focuses on SUP and yoga.
Malecón to Officially Reopen October 16
Puerto Vallarta Mayor Salvador Gonzalez Resendiz recently announced that the Malecón will be officially reopened on October 16, 2011 with a celebratory event that is now being planned by city officials and participating government agencies.
PV Mayor Tours Pan Am Beach Volleyball Stadium
Puerto Vallarta Mayor Gonzalez Resendiz toured the Pan American Beach Volleyball Stadium today to ensure that they'll be ready for Friday's NORCECA V Circuit, which will be the final test for the city's new sports facility before the Pan Am Games begin on October 16.
HealthCare Resources PV October Newsletter
High season is just around the corner – and HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta has the October/November/December calendar ready! Be aware that there might be some additions – but at least now, you can take a look at the next three months and plan accordingly.
Neighbors of Los Muertos Pier Protest
Lira Mauricio Camacho
South Side Puerto Vallarta residents, merchants and tourism service providers gathered on Olas Altas at Francisco Rodríguez yesterday to protest the lack of work on rebuilding the Playa Los Muertos pier. They say that they will not move until the issue is resolved.
Virgin America Airfare Sale from $49 USD
Virgin America has cities like Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Chicago, LA, New York, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and even Cancun on sale for fall travel from $49+ each-way (not including all taxes/fees) plus wintertime deals to Puerto Vallarta and Palm Springs.
Everything's Better in 3's at No Way Jose!
Come celebrate the start of No Way José!'s 3rd season and experience 3 fun offers; a special 3 course meal, offered at $333 Pesos, and for every 3 persons in your party who purchase the special menu, the 4th person gets a special menu on the house!
Mexico Will Ban Shark Fishing in 2012
At the September 22, 2011 United Nations General Assembly meeting, Mexico announced plans to ban shark and stingray fishing starting next year, creating what would be the largest initiative by one nation to protect shark species.
Recent & Upcoming PEACE Mexico Activities
Last week marked significant dates for PEACE (Protection, Education, Animals, Culture, Environment) and for Mexico. We’ve celebrated Mexico's Independence Day as well as its natural environment, animals, and people — all of which we strive to protect every day.
Expats In Vallarta October Schedule
The local group of Expats In Vallarta, made up of residents, visitors and investors from other countries, is starting their third season here in Banderas Bay - and they have lots of fun activities and get-togethers planned for the month of October.
Daiquiri Dick's / The Deli Reopen Oct. 1
October is the month when a good number of snowbirds return to Puerto Vallarta. This year, the Daiquiri Dick's staff is making some big changes and they are eager to show them off for a sensational winter season that starts on October 1, 2011.
Introducing Bazaar Vallarta on Tuesdays
Announcing a new charity bazaar to be held weekly on Tuesdays in the Romantic Zone. The first one will be held on Tuesday, October 11th at Crazy Beaches Restaurant/Bar, Francisco Madero 163, just off the beach, from 10 am to 2 pm.
Humpback Whales Arriving Early This Year
The Puerto Vallarta area's official whale watching season runs from December through March, but this year, the cetaceans are already starting to arrive. Vallarta offers many ecological tours - but nothing compares to the thrill of whale watching on Banderas Bay.
US - Mexico Discuss Law Enforcement Cooperation
U.S. Embassy Mexico City
During his September 23 visit with Mexico’s Secretary of Public Security, Garcia Luna, Ambassador Wayne toured the Federal Police Intelligence Center, where he witnessed how the technology being used is serving as a tool in the early detection of illegal activities.
Puerto Vallarta Pan Am Torch Relay Route
The 2011 Pan American Games torch will begin its local journey at 2 pm on October 7 in Paradise Village and will continue along a route through Puerto Vallarta before ending at the Malecón in time for the 7:30 pm Pan American Games Opening Celebration.
New Healthcare PLUSCard Benefits Announced
After eight years of being the most trusted go-to resource for residents and visitors' health and well-being, Pamela Thompson and HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta are thrilled to offer the new PLUSCard; a comprehensive solution for all your healthcare needs.
WiP-PVR Mobile Application Coming in 2012
With the WiP-PVR application, launching in early 2012, PV tourists and residents will have free access to full-featured, media-rich local information, specials, maps, and tours, in English and Spanish, available on- and off-line on their iPhone, iPad, or Blackberry.
Expedia Reports Growth in Mexico Travel
According to Marco Tagliatti of Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company, 'Mexico remains a favorite destination for our travelers worldwide, with over 1.5 million people booking travel to Mexico using Expedia websites in the last year.'
MexPup Finds Homes for 6 Rescued Dogs
I'm sitting in the airplane and I am on top of the world. Ok, actually I'm a deck above six street dogs from Puerto Vallarta who are travelling with me. They're in kennels in the cargo hold and have no idea how much their lives have changed since the plane lifted off.
Mexico's UN Millennium Develoment Goals
As part of the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Development Program, President Felipe Calderón gave the General Administrator of the Program, Helen Clark, Mexico’s report on the progress achieved in the Millennium Development Goals.
AIMS Certifies Riviera Nayarit Marathon Route
Now that AIMS has measured and certified the official route, Riviera Nayarit's 3rd Annual Half Marathon is ready to take place on November 19th in Nuevo Vallarta. This year, organizers are expecting 800 runners, whether participating in the 21k or the 10k category.
U.S. - Mexico Affirm Economic Partnership
U.S. Embassy Mexico City
On September 22, 2011, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne met with Mexican Secretary of the Economy Bruno Ferrari, underscoring the importance of the U.S. - Mexico bilateral trade relationship, valued at approximately $1 billion a day.
Vallarta Luxury Market Continues to Improve
In response to the increased demand for luxury vacation experiences, Vallarta Rentals, in partnership with the luxury concierge vacation agency Twenty Seven Degrees, has developed a staff training course for Banderas Bay properties most in demand in this market segment.
Now or Never Art Exhibition Opens Oct 15
'Now or Never' a fifteen artist open-air exhibition will be held daily from October 15 to November 20 between the Hotel Villa Premiere and the new Panamerican Games Beach Volleyball Stadium in Puerto Vallarta's Hotel Zone.
Puerto Vallarta Resident Publishes New Novel
Karen Blomain, a long time winter resident of Puerto Vallarta and former co-director of the Puerto Vallarta Writers Conference, has had her new novel, 'The Season of Lost Children,' published. This novel is the sequel to her first book, 'A Trick of Light.'
Getting a Driver's License in Puerto Vallarta
I have been living in Mexico for nearly 17 years, and up until now I had just renewed my Washington license when I was in Seattle. But this year, I decided to go to the Government of Jalisco building in Puerto Vallarta to get my first Mexican driver's license.