Vallarta & Banderas Bay Area News
|Punta Mita Eco Rally Celebrates National Parks Day|
The Riviera Nayarit is joining in the celebration of National Parks Day with an Eco Rally on Saturday, August 18, in Punta de Mita. The event's goal is to promote the protection of this tourism destination's natural areas, under the tagline 'Enjoy, Learn, and Protect.'
Hotel Amapa Appoints Alessandro Stifani General Manager
Hotel Amapa, now set to open in early 2019 in La Zona Romantica, has appointed Alessandro Stifani as General Manager. An expert on the Puerto Vallarta area, Stifani will be a tremendous asset to the hospitality team, setting the bar high for boutique hotels and impeccable service.
Mozzamare Beach Club Hosts 2018 Riviera Summer Weekend
Part of the Pool Fashion Party Circuit, the 2018 Riviera Summer Weekend will bring famous personalities together at Mozzamare Beach Club August 17-19. Celebrating the best of Riviera Nayarit, this glamorous event features signature cocktails, live performances and popular DJs.
Filling the Shoes of a Great Champion of Conservation
The passing of Panthera President and CEO Alan Rabinowitz on August 5th, 2018, leaves a big pair of shoes for us to fill as we march on in working to conserve our native fauna and flora. Staff and volunteers at the Vallarta Botanical Garden are stepping up to the challenge.
Autumn is an Ideal Time to Visit Puerto Vallarta
Autumn is an ideal time to visit Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit. Not only does Mexico's Pacific Coast boast over 250 miles of coastline, but sunshine kisses the greater Banderas Bay area for 300 days a year - meaning your summer doesn't have to end in September.
Why Second Passports are Now More Valuable Than Ever
A second passport is a powerful tool. It facilitates overseas investment and career opportunities, and makes crossing international borders easier. A new report by International Living highlights how changing visa rules could make a second passport even more useful for U.S. citizens.
Vallarta Nominated for Four Food & Travel Mexico Awards
Puerto Vallarta has been nominated in four categories of the 2018 Food & Travel Mexico Magazine Reader Awards, an annual survey that recognizes the best in national tourism, including destinations, hotels, airlines, travel agencies, restaurants, spas, and cruises.
Stolie to Record Bilingual Kids' Album in Vallarta
On her next trip to Puerto Vallarta Chicago-based singer-songwriter Rebecca Stoelinga, aka Stolie, plans on recording a bilingual kids' album with the musical friends she's made while performing at various entertainment venues in the Banderas Bay area every winter.
Mexico's Velas Resorts Eliminate Single-use Plastic Straws
In an ongoing dedication to sustainability, Velas Resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Los Cabos, and Riviera Maya are no longer offering single-use plastic straws. The Mexican resort collection estimates they will eliminate 1.6 million total straws in one year.
Summer News from the Entreamigos Community Center
Summer news from Entreamigos, an active community center whose primary focus is to increase educational opportunities for the children of San Pancho, Nayarit. To achieve these goals, Entreamigos runs a collection of educational and community based initiatives.
Sister Cities Celebrate Another Successful Art Exchange
This past July, Highland Park, Illinois hosted a delegation from its sister city Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Among those in the delegation were two artists, Abdallahy and Santiago Polvos. This visit was one of many art-focused exchanges between the two cities.
Wildlife Photography Goes 24/7 at PV's Botanical Garden
Diana Friedeberg, the Mexico Country Director for Panthera, a global nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of big cats in the wild, is working with Vallarta Botanical Garden to install motion detecting camera traps that will be used to monitor the local jaguar population.
Wednesday Night Karaoke Party Continues at Act II
Daniel R. Mininni
There's always something going on at Act II STAGES. Cool Summer fun can be had every Wednesday night with a 2x1 Happy Hour starting at 6:00 pm, followed by Bob's Karaoke Party at 8:00 pm. Meanwhile, the Act II team is busy getting everything ready for an exciting 2018-2019 season!
You, Too, Can Stay at the 'Bachelor in Paradise' Resort
If you are a fan of 'The Bachelor' or 'The Bachelorette,' you're probably familiar with the ABC hit franchise's spinoff, 'Bachelor in Paradise.' But did you know that you can stay at the resort where BIP contestants spent three weeks looking for love while exploring Vallarta-Nayarit?
Puerto Vallarta Hilton Opens Adults-Only 'The Hacienda'
Hilton's commitment to innovation without sacrificing heritage or authenticity reflects in The Hacienda, a 192-suite section of its Hilton Puerto Vallarta resort that suits the rising trends of adults-only trips, couples getaways, culturally oriented tourism and business travel.
Jalisco Declares El Centro a Cultural Heritage Site
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
Puerto Vallarta's Historic Center is now a protected Cultural Heritage site in the State of Jalisco. The recognition includes the area from the beginning of the Malecón to the cobblestoned streets of the Romantic Zone and continues up to the historic Conchas Chinas neighborhoods.
Stop Telemarketers with Mexico's Do Not Call Registry
Two Expats Mexico
Did you know Mexico has a a national do-not-call registry very similar to that of the United States that allows people to avoid unwanted calls from telemarketers? Profeco's online registry makes it easy to add your Mexican phone number(s) in less than a minute.
Daiquiri Dick's Summer Sizzle Menu: World Flavors
World cuisines offer a great variety in terms of flavors, tastes and combinations. The chefs at Daiquiri Dick's have selected the top international cuisines to feature on their August 1-13 Summer Sizzle menu, so you don't have to leave Puerto Vallarta to savor the flavors of the world.
Puerto Vallarta Day Trips: San Sebastian del Oeste
If you want to find some authentic Mexican history and culture, look no further than San Sebastian. Nestled high up in the Sierra Madre, about 2 hours from Vallarta, this colonial town has its culture rooted back to 1605 when the Spaniards created it as a gold and silver mining center.
Sayulita to Host National Youth Surfing Championship
At least 150 young competitors from Mexico City, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Baja California Sur, Baja California, Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Sinaloa are expected to participate in the 2018 Nayarit National Children and Teen's Surfing Championship to be held in Sayulita from August 8-12.
PV's Public Transportation System Renovations Stalled
The renovation of the public transportation system in Puerto Vallarta has not advanced as quickly expected due to unforeseen problems within the Transportes Unidos del Pacífico company, the firm that was contracted to operate the city's new bus system.
Act II Gears Up for New Season, Karaoke Parties Continue
Between rehearsals, costume and set designs for the exciting shows on its Main Stage schedule, Act II is going 'full speed ahead' to get everything ready for its amazing 2018-2019 season. But, somehow, they still manage to throw the best karaoke party in Puerto Vallarta every Wednesday.