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'Semana Santa Protegida' Underway in Puerto Vallarta
Ricardo Acerco

SETAC's 2017 Semana Santa Protegida campaign kicked off Thursday at Lázaro Cárdenas Park, where information on the HIV virus and other STDs, condoms and lubricants, and rapid tests for HIV and syphilis are free for the asking from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm through Saturday.

Two New Convention Centers Coming to Riviera Nayarit
International Meetings Review

Riviera Nayarit is set to open two new convention centers this year that will aim to grow the destination's meetings and events scene. The Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Convention Center will open in April and the Bel Air Unique Resort & Convention Center is scheduled to open in June.

Puerto Vallarta Offers Spring Vacationers Exciting Events
Banderas News Team

Municipal authorities, the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust and local businesses are working together to offer an exciting schedule of events with an emphasis on food, music and Mexican traditions for the thousands of visitors who will be here during the Easter holidays - and beyond! - to enjoy.

Earth Day Weekend at the Vallarta Botanical Garden
Neil Gerlowski

Make plans now to celebrate Earth Day Weekend at Vallarta Botanical Garden. This family-friendly community event aims to educates Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors on the importance of environmental stewardship and appreciation for our natural wonders - while having a ton of fun!

Act II STAGES Not Slowing Down For the Spring Season
Marie Callan

It may be April but, with new shows wowing audiences, ongoing favorites still 'packing them in,' encore performances of some of PV's favorites, and the return of the best Karaoke party in town, the fun never ends at the biggest entertainment venue in Puerto Vallarta - Act II STAGES.

Vallarta Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program Fundraiser

The Vallarta Yacht Club will hold it's Semi-Annual Fundraiser for Banderas Bay's only Junior sailing program on Saturday, April 29th at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta's Paradise Village. You'll enjoy a 3 course dinner, raffles, live and silent auctions - all for a good cause!

Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra at The Jazz Foundation May 7
Andrea Jupina

The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, Vallarta's first and only youth-based jazz orchestra, will be returning to The Jazz Foundation on Sunday, May 7th for the 3rd presentation in their First-Sunday-of-the-Month concert series.

House Hunters International Vallarta Episode 11
Marie Callan

Home & Garden Television just can't seem to get enough of Puerto Vallarta, as they are currently in town filmimg yet another episode of their wildly popular 'House Hunters International' series here - and the eleventh Vallarta episode will air on HGTV USA this Thursday and Friday!

Vallarta Yacht Club's 2017 Jim Ketler Award Winner
Richard Williams

The Vallarta Yacht Club's 2017 Jim Ketler Service Award has been given to Ricki Williams of Nuevo Vallarta. This award is given annually to the person that has displayed active, positive support for the mission and goals endorsed by the VYC to benefit the greater Banderas Bay Community.

'Mariachis, Margaritas & More' Raises $88,000 Pesos
Lorena Sonrisas

At a press conference at Fusion Gourmet on April 10, the Amapas and Viejo Vallarta Neighborhood Associations announced that 'Mariachis, Margaritas & More,' held at the Lion's Club Feb. 23, raised $88,000 pesos - enough to buy a new pressure-washer for each neighborhood.

Boca de Tomatlán is Celebrating its New Malecón
María Francesca

Puerto Vallarta kicked off the Semana Santa vacation period last Friday with Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña inaugurating the new Malecón in Boca de Tomatlán. $8,873,664.64 pesos were invested in the project, which includes a boat ramp, parking, walkways, a plaza and restrooms.

This Week's Featured Vallarta Vacation Rental at PVRPV
Residences by Pinnacle 203R - Condo

This week, PVRPV Puerto Vallarta Vacations is proud to present Pinnacle #203R, a 2 bedroom, 2 bath luxury condominium located in the brand-new prestigious and luxurious Residences by Pinnacle building in the heart of the Romantic Zone, just a few steps from Los Muertos Beach.

VEA Report #2: Reporting Crime & Police Procedures

Puerto Vallarta's new neighborhood-based crime prevention program, VEA (Vecinos En Alerta), is already working. The Amapas Neighborhood Association explains what you can expect to happen after reporting a crime via Whatsapp, dialing 911, or 089 for anonymous reporting.

The Lazy Days of Summer are Just Around the Corner
Timothy Real Estate Group

After Semana Santa, the two weeks when Puerto Vallarta swells with visitors, life calms down to a more comfortable pace for those of us who find one day running into the next during PV's 'high season.' Our favorite summertime pastime is catching up with friends.

PVGC's Last Membership Meeting of the Season, April 20
Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

The Puerto Vallarta Garden Club's final membership meeting of this season will be held on April 20 at 5 pm at Incanto. We will receive an update on all of this year's accomplishments and get a glimpse at what's planned for next season. It's impressive, so don't miss this important meeting.

Stolie's 2nd Season in Vallarta Comes to an End April 14

After her second successful winter season singing for grown-ups in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, singer-songwriter Rebecca 'Stolie' Stoelinga is getting ready to pack up and head home to Chicago, where she will turn her focus back to performing for children all summer long.

The Benefits of Internationalizing a Small Business
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico

What many business owners don't know is that internationalizing can have a profound impact on even the smallest companies - if done correctly. MEXLend is not only the most experienced mortgage broker in Mexico, but also provides funding for small businesses.

Easter Bonnet Brunch Features Creative Mexican Cuisine
Kennedy Furtado

Taste Restaurant at Casa Cupula is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Easter Bonnet Brunch on Easter Sunday, April 16. This year's Brunch, which offers all you can eat for $399 pesos, will benefit SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBT community center dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS.

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