Vallarta & Banderas Bay Area News
|Puerto Vallarta Home Financing Options Explained|
With the real estate market in Puerto Vallarta continuing to boom with no signs of slowing down, many foreign buyers are recognizing that now is the time to get into the market. If you are considering financing a home in Mexico, there are several funding options which may be available.
Vallarta to Bury Centennial Time Capsule September 27
Since tourism is one of the main activities in Puerto Vallarta, and the municipality is celebrating its centennial this year, a time capsule will be filled with nostalgic and contemporary items and buried on September 27 as part of the city's 2018 World Tourism Day celebrations.
10th Vallarta Nayarit Gourmet Weekend, October 14-18
Set to take place from October 14-18, Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica 2018 will boast a wide variety of culinary events, including conferences and workshops hosted by renowned chefs and sommeliers, cooking shows, gourmet tastings, wine pairing dinners and many other appetizing activities.
Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Puerto Vallarta
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so Healthcare Resouces Puerto Vallarta is organizing a variety of pink activities and events to promote awareness, honor breast cancer survivors and remember those who lost the fight. Everyone is invited to participate.
TREG's 4th House Hunters International Charity Event
On November 20, Vallarta's #1 Real Estate brokerage firm, Timothy Real Estate Group, will host The Disco Ball, their fourth 'House Hunters International' charity event benefiting two local charitable organizations - Asilo San Juan Diego Senior Center and SETAC Community Center.
Expats in Mexico 'Mexico Moments' Photo Contest
Expats In Mexico celebrated its second anniversary by launching a 'Mexico Moments' photo contest on September 16. The contest is open to expats in Mexico, those who want to live in Mexico, and travelers who visit often. The best photo will win a $300 USD Amazon gift certificate.
Emergency Evacuation Simulations in Vallarta Sept 19
Don't be alarmed if you hear sirens going off and see hordes of people heading for higher ground today. The City of Puerto Vallarta will be conducting earthquake and tsunami evacuation simulations at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm, as part of the National Civil Protection Day observances.
Blue Wave Social at Garbo Piano Bar, September 19
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Chapter
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join us for a 'Social Hour' in the air conditioned comfort of Garbo Piano Bar on Wednesday, September 19 from 6-8 pm. Everyone is invited to come out to learn what you can do to push the Blue Wave into Congress.
Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus' New Artistic Director
The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus is thrilled to introduce its new Artistic Director, Derek Carkner. A graduate of The University of Toronto with a Master of Arts, he also has a Bachelor of Arts from Ryerson University and an Associateship at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
U.S. Citizens: Voting in the Midterms from Abroad
With the midterm elections rapidly approaching in November, many Americans are beginning to worry about their votes. If you are in Mexico and need help, watch for VoteFromAbroad assistance provided by Democrats Abroad at various locations in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay.
2018 SPCA de Puerto Vallarta 'Evening Under the Stars'
Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 'Evening Under the Stars,' the annual fund raiser for the SPCA de Puerto Vallarta. This extraordinary event will be held in The Iguana, the gorgeous restaurant located within the stunning Casa Kimberly boutique hotel, on Saturday, November 24.
American School of Puerto Vallarta 2018 College Fair
Amanda González Moreno
The American School of Puerto Vallarta invites high school students and their parents to participate in their 2018 College Fair. Set to be held Oct. 8 from 1-4 pm at the International Convention Center, 70+ universities from the US, Canada, Mexico & Europe will be present.
PrEP Program Officially Launched in Puerto Vallarta
Thursday, September 13, 2018 was a historic day in Puerto Vallarta. It was on this day that the UN's PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) pilot program was officially launched in the Banderas Bay area and inaugurated at the S.E.T.A.C. LGBTQ Wellness Center in Colonia Versalles.
Bahía de Banderas Trash Challenge, September 23-29
Riviera Nayarit CVB
The 'Bahía de Banderas Towns, Rivers, and Beaches Cleanup Marathon' will be held September 23-29 to contribute to the conservation of the Banderas Bay region's Natural Protected Areas by fighting solid waste contamination in both the Nayarit and Jalisco portions of the bay.
Puerto Vallarta Street Closures for Fiestas Patrias
Due to the large number of people expected to attend the Independence Day celebrations in Puerto Vallarta, the Municipal Government announced that they will be rerouting traffic in the downtown area on September 14, 15 and 16, to safeguard event participants and attendees.
Act II Entertainment Announces 2018-2019 Season Shows
Daniel R. Mininni
Act II is delighted to announce the lineup for its 2018-2019 season of entertainment. This year promises to be the BEST EVER, with nine productions on The Main Stage, and the return of many of Vallarta's favorite performers, as well as some exciting new faces, in The Red Room.
DoD Releases Biennial Study of U.S. Voters Abroad
Yesterday the FVAP released its biennial Overseas Citizen Population Analysis estimating there were 3 million U.S. citizens of voting age living abroad in 2016 who cast approximately 208,000 ballots. The overseas voter turnout of approximately 7% compares to a domestic turnout of 72%.
Tasty Reasons to Yell ¡Viva México! in Riviera Nayarit
Independence Day celebrations are a deeply rooted tradition in Mexico and, when it comes to reveling, the Riviera Nayarit is front and center. Hotels are cooking up holiday-themed buffets and gourmet dinners prepared by renowned chefs that will have you exclaiming ¡Viva México!
InterNations Survey: Expats Feel at Home in Mexico
InterNations has released its annual Expat Insider Survey, which ranks the best countries for expats based on their experiences living abroad. In 2018, Mexico, a consistent favorite, ranked 4th overall, and was in the top 3 for personal happiness, ease of settling in, and cost of living.
¡Viva Mexico! Menu Returns to Kaiser Maximilian
Banderas News Team
Food is always an important part of Mexican celebrations so, to commemorate Las Fiestas Patrias, one of Vallarta's favorite restaurants, Kaiser Maximilian, is serving a special dinner menu featuring traditional Mexican dishes with an elegant twist throughout the month of September.
Current Requirements for Moving to Mexico with Your Pet
If you have a four-legged family member and buy real estate in Puerto Vallarta, you will likely have questions about bringing your pet to Mexico. Luckily, moving to Mexico with a pet isn't particularly difficult, if you have all of the required documentation when you arrive.
City of Vallarta to Provide Garbage Collection Service
For years, the municipal government has been actively seeking a definitive solution to the garbage collection problem in Puerto Vallarta. Last week the long-term contract, which gave a private company an expensive monopoly on the service, was finally terminated.