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FUNdraiser to Save Vallarta Animals at Casa Yvonneka
Lorena Sonrisas

Casa Yvonneka will host its Fifth Annual FUNdraiser to save the dogs and cats of Puerto Vallarta on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Come out and enjoy a wonderful night under the stars while supporting the locals who care for neglected animals in the Banderas Bay area.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Unveils Global Luxury Program
Brock Squire - Coldwell Banker La Costa Realty

The world is more interconnected than ever before, and luxury real estate is evolving to remain ahead of the curve. Coldwell Banker Real Estate's Global Luxury program reflects the globalization of modern luxury.

ExPats in Vallarta December Happy Hours and Events
Sara Wise

During December, ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for Expat residents and visitors, will be hosting 3 Happy Hour gatherings (Dec. 5, 12, 18), two Special Event Dinners (Dec. 8 & 14) and a Wine and Appetizer Evening on Dec. 28. Join us!

Oscar & Ale Zamarripa Open at Galleria Dante Dec. 1
Claire Guarniere

On Friday, December 1st from 6-10 pm, during this week's South Side Shuffle, a cocktail reception will open a father/daughter art exhibit featuring the works of Guadalajara artists Oscar Zamarripa & Alejandra Zamarripa at Puerto Vallarta's largest fine art gallery, Galleria Dante.

'TED Talk Tuesdays' Continue to Inspire at The Boutique
Catherine Beeghly

The Boutique Theater continues its popular educational discussions, 'TED Talk Tuesdays' every other week from 9-11 am throughout the season. Next up is Mexican street artist Misael Ivan Lopez who will present 'Cultural Fusion: A Muralist's Artistic Journey,' on Tuesday, December 5.

Festival Gourmet Vallarta Continues at Kaiser Maximilian
Laura Gelezunas

The 23rd Puerto Vallarta Festival Gourmet International may be over, but you can still enjoy the guest chef's special Austrian menu at Kaiser Maximilian until December 16, 2017. Some of these items may even become part of the regular menu at this popular Romantic Zone restaurant.

New Season of Shows at The Palm Cabaret and Bar
"So Many Great Shows!"

The Palm Cabaret and Bar has been entertaining Puerto Vallarta audiences for years, and the 2017-2018 season will be no exception. This year's line-up includes some of PV's favorite acts, along with an eclectic mix of professional shows presented by entertainers from around the world.

Things to Consider When Buying a PV Rental Property
David Hoffman

Owning a rental property in Mexico is a bit different than it is in a U.S. city such as Chicago. Tropicasa Realty agent David Hoffman provides a bit of insight on some considerations for those thinking about buying Puerto Vallarta real estate as a rental property investment.

Vallarta Chamber Orchestra Jazzy Christmas Concerts
Paul Sommers

The Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra's holiday concerts have become an annual tradition. This year's Christmas Concerts will be performed on December 17 at the American School in Puerto Vallarta, and on December 18 at Salon Paraíso in Nuevo Vallarta. Both concerts begin at 8:00 pm.

Mexico to Raise Minimum Wage Above Inflation Dec. 1
Ricardo Acerco

Mexico is making moves to improve conditions for its low-wage workers, starting with a general minimum wage increase to 88.36 pesos per day, from the current 80.04 pesos. The increase - which is above the country's current inflation rate of around 6.4% - will take effect December 1.

La Cuiza to Host River of Arte 2017, December 10
Bill Makley

Art lovers, save the date! You don't want to miss Puerto Vallarta's favorite annual art event - River of Arte 2017 - to be held Sunday, December 10 at La Cuiza on La Isla Cuale. More than 60 artists will be exhibiting their latest work to raise money for local non-profit organizations.

Hotel Amapa to Open in Zona Romantica in February
Breaking Travel News

Developer David Harries is utilizing his over 35 years of hospitality experience to create Hotel Amapa, a place where 'guests can live like a local.' Set to open one from block Los Muertos Beach in February, the 55 room hotel will bring a fresh new vibe to Old Town Puerto Vallarta.

Tired of Eating Turkey? Head Over to Daiquiri Dick's
Marie Callan

Tired of eating Thanksgiving leftovers? Head over to Daiquiri Dick's on the south side of Vallarta. Through November 31, the restaurant's special a la carte menu features an array of internationally inspired dishes, like fresh seafood with an Asian twist, Italian specialties, and more.

November at Act II STAGES Exceeding All Expectations
Daniel R. Mininni

If you haven't been to Act II STAGES recently, you don't know what you've been missing! With sold-out performances and glowing reviews of this season's all-new shows and returning favorites, Act II has kept Vallarta entertained all month long - and there's more to come!

Jazzy Thanksgiving Weekend at No Way José!
Julie Guerrero

It's always a good time to say, 'Gracias!' at No Way José! Keeping our honored tradition of presenting unique and innovative cuisine, this Thanksgiving weekend we present a Special Menu offering 3 courses, including a turkey option, and Beverly & Willow playing live jazz.

HIV-AIDS Community Center Announces Red Ribbon Gala
Paco Ojeda

SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's HIV-AIDS Community Center, has announced 'Red Ribbon Gala - A World Without AIDS for our Children,' an extraordinary fundraising event set to take place at Casa Karma Boutique Resort on Thursday, December 7, from 6 to 10 pm.

Puerto Vallarta the Perfect Place for Winter Gaycations
Diego Sancho

The winter holidays from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve are the most popular time of year for gay men to visit Puerto Vallarta. Nothing can beat guaranteed sunshine, friendly people, fantastic food and some of the most anticipated events of the season.

Thanksgiving in PV? Let Daiquiri Dick's Do the Cooking!
Banderas News Team

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to get together with family and friends, and if you are in Puerto Vallarta, Daiquiri Dick's is the perfect place to celebrate. Especially on November 23, when the restaurant will be serving a special a la carte Holiday Menu right on Los Muertos Beach.

First Part of December a Great Time to Visit Puerto Vallarta
María Francesca

The first 12 days of December is a perfect time to be in Mexico as cities across the country celebrate the Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Here in Puerto Vallarta, December 12 also marks the anniversary of the founding of our city in 1851, which kicks the celebrations up a notch.

Season's First South Side Shuffle at Galleria Dante
Banderas News Team

An exhibition by Canadian artist Marc Galipeau opens at Galleria Dante on Friday, November 24, as part of the first Southside Shuffle of the 2017-2018 season. Stop by PV's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artist and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.

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