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World Dog Day 'Woof Brunch' Benefits MexiPerro A.C.
Banderas News Team

On Saturday, July 21 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, W Punta de Mita, in partnership with Foto Tour Perruno, will host a World Dog Day 'Woof Brunch' to raise funds for MexiPerro, a non-profit organization that finds loving homes in Canada for dogs rescued from the streets in Mexico.

Studies Reveal Why Some People are Mosquito Magnets
Marie Callan

Rainy season means it's mosquito season, too. But why do they bite some people more than others? Mosquitoes exhibit blood-sucking preferences, say the experts. Blood type, metabolism and drinking beer are a few factors that make some people especially delicious to mosquitoes.

Art Donations Needed for 2018 Pasitos de Luz Fundraiser
Barb Bremner

Given the success of last year's Illumination Dinner, Show & Art Auction, Pasitos de Luz volunteers are currently looking for donations of artwork to be auctioned off at the 2018 fundraiser. All Illumination art auction proceeds will benefit the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta.

Jalisco to Ban Straws, Plastic Bags & Styrofoam in 2019
Sergio Blanco

Propelled by an initiative presented in Puerto Vallarta by city councilman Juan José Cuevas, the State Congress intends to approve a bill to prohibit the use of straws, plastic bags and even Styrofoam throughout Jalisco before the end of the current legislature.

Puerto Vallarta Works to Fortify Beach Certifications
María Francesca

Puerto Vallarta is working to not only maintain it's clean beach certifications, but also to have more local beaches certified. One proposal is a local laboratory to expedite the analysis of water samples and the corresponding actions that contribute to maintaining water quality.

Breaking News from Act II Entertainment Stages
Banderas News Team

Everyone's favorite entertainment venue, Act II Stages, has some very big news! This week, they announced the formation of a new partnership that includes musical and artistic director Alfonso Lopez and operations manager Oscar A. Cisneros, as well as the early release of season passes.

Monzón Brewing Celebrates First Year in Vallarta
Melissa Tropp

Monzón Brewing Company co-founders Miranda and Reid Mortimer are thrilled to announce that they will be throwing a party celebrating their first year of operation here in Puerto Vallarta on August 4th from 4-10 pm. All are welcome to come enjoy beer and food specials, games and more.

PrEP Program Begins at PV's SETAC Community Center
Ed Walsh

Mexico took a major step aimed at HIV prevention in late June, when a profilaxis pre-exposure program (PrEP) was launched in four cities. The SETAC Community Center in Puerto Vallarta is among the four PrEP sites in Mexico that will offer this powerful HIV prevention tool free of charge.

Life's a Beach in Vallarta... But Are They Swimmable?
J.L. Bribiesca

When you're looking for the perfect beach vacation in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is a great choice. The destination's beautiful Bay of Banderas has a beach for all types of travelers. So whether you want to surf, swim, snorkel, or just unwind, Banderas Bay beaches have it all.

AMLO to Attend Pacific Alliance Summit in Puerto Vallarta
Ricardo Acerco

During a press conference held in Mexico City on Tuesday, President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that he'll be taking a commercial flight to Puerto Vallarta to attend the 13th Pacific Alliance Summit, to which he was invited by President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Why So Many People are Making the Move to Vallarta
Terence L. Reilly

It is no secret that over the last 30 years or so, Puerto Vallarta has boomed into a top destination in Mexico. People are flocking to the city to enjoy its beauty and charm, and they almost always end up falling head over heels in love and buying a home of their own here.

Cheryl's Shoebox 3rd Annual Summer Bash, August 5
Marie Callan

To raise funds for shoes for Puerto Vallarta students and and supplies for local after-school programs, Cheryl's Shoebox is hosting their 3rd Annual Summer Bash on August 5 at Babel Bar on La Isla Rio Cuale. Come enjoy a great afternoon of fun, games, live music & more - for a good cause!

Vegas-style Summer Entertainment at Act II Stages
Daniel R. Mininni

Puerto Vallarta has seen a huge surge in summer tourism this year. It seems that people have chosen our town as their favorite vacation spot. They've also discovered that, with excellent entertainment choices every Wednesday night, Act II is THE PLACE to go for cool summer fun.

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