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Mexico to Launch PrEP Pilot Program in Four Cities
Paco Ojeda

Mexican health authorities announced that an HIV profilaxis pre-exposition program (PrEP) will be launched in four cities in Mexico, during the first quarter, 2018. Puerto Vallarta is among those cities, and SETAC will bring this powerful HIV prevention tool to the Banderas Bay area.

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club December News & Events
David Muck

The PV Garden Club supports not only a more beautiful, clean and verdant city, but is making it more attractive to tourism, thus creating a vibrant economy to support all the other great causes in Puerto Vallarta. Please make plans to join us at one of our upcoming events.

Donna Davies Hosts Scala Residences Open House
Timothy Real Estate Group

Searching the Internet for just the right property can be frustrating, so Timothy Real Estate Group's Donna Davies will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, December 9th from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at Scala Residences, a fun, newly-renovated, urban style building in the heart of Puerto Vallarta.

December's Line-up of Shows at The Palm Cabaret
Banderas News Team

A trip to Puerto Vallarta wouldn't be complete without seeing some of the best shows available - especially during the holidays. The Palm Cabaret and Bar has a full line-up of star-studded shows planned for December that are sure to satisfy your desire for top-notch entertainment.

Misbehave at ANA's 3rd Annual Dinner Dance December 14
Amapas Neighborhood Association

Bistro Teresa in downtown Puerto Vallarta will host the Third Annual Amapas Neighborhood Association Dinner Dance on December 14. This year's theme is 'Speakeasy – Let's Misbehave!' It's a Prohibition, roaring '20s kind of thing, so gangsters, flappers and molls are encouraged to attend.

Vallarta Whale Watching Season Opens December 8
María Francesca

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico offers many ecological tours, but nothing compares to the thrill of whale watching on Banderas Bay. The 2017-2018 whale watching season officially opens December 8, giving everyone a chance to observe Humpback whales in their natural habitat.

Jazz Foundation Hosts Democrats Abroad Dec. Events

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico has announced their December calender of events, which includes their Tuesday Night Film Series and the monthly social on December 19. Most all of this month's events will be held at The Jazz Foundation in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Dental Amistad Clinic Opens in Boca de Tomatlan Dec. 5
John Warren

Join the Puerto Vallarta International Friendship Club on December 5 for the blessing of Boca de Tomatlan's new Dental Amistad clinic. Opening ceremonies will take place from 12:30 to 1:00, followed by an open house. Local dancers and other entertainment will start around 3:30 pm.

Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus 'Christmas Potpourri'

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus presents its annual holiday musical celebration on December 10, 13 & 15 at Act II Stages. The chorus will present a merry mixture of traditional Mexican, American and Canadian carols, as well as some beloved sacred music, Hanukkah and fun pop songs.

December News from Vallarta's PuRR Project Shelter
Shannon Campbell

The latest news from PuRR Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal of adopting them out to loving homes sterilized, vaccinated and disease free.

Rotary Club Breakfast Supports Scholarship Programs
Aurora de La Torre

The Rotary Club of Puerto Vallarta Sur invites everyone to join us for breakfast at The River Cafe on December 6th at 9:00 am. This will be our first winter season fundraising event to support the over 600 local students who, without our help, would not be able to get an education.

December's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Pinnacle Residences 102

Located in the heart of the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone, Pinnacle Residences 102 boasts one of the largest floor plans available for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit within the building. Offered at just $399,900 USD, this fully furnished, turnkey condominium won't be on the market for long.

New Flavors of the World Menu at Daiquiri Dick's
Laura Gelezunas

Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant is adding even more flare to their internationally inspired menu by offering a special 'Flavors of the World' a la carte dinner menu that changes every two weeks. Take your taste buds on a world tour... without leaving Puerto Vallarta!

Pointing Out the Origins of the Christmas Poinsettia
Mark Van Wagoner

No flower says Christmas like the poinsettia, but do you ever wonder where the beautiful perennial we call the 'Christmas Plant' got its start? With the Christmas season here, and red floral displays everywhere, you may like to know the origin of this very intriguing plant.

Mexico to Phase Out Telephone Prefixes in 2019
Mexico News Daily

Say goodbye to telephone prefix confusion: all phone calls in Mexico - mobile or fixed - will be made using 10 digits, and no prefixes will be required. The Federal Telecommunications Institute announced the change late last month, but it won't take effect until August 3, 2019.

China Shows Interest in Vallarta's Tourism Potential
Lorena Sonrisas

During last weekend's visit with Puerto Vallarta Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña, the Chinese Ambassador in Mexico, Qiu Xiaoqi, said that the Banderas Bay region not only has the potential to attract a million Chinese tourists annually, but also investments in the tourism sector.

This Week's Line up of Entertainment at Act II Stages
Daniel R. Mininni

Between all-new shows and the return of audience favorites, Act II continues to 'Rock' Puerto Vallarta with the best season of entertainment that this town has ever seen. And the hits just keep on coming at STAGES, where you can enjoy live entertainment every night of the week.

December 1 Banderas News Brief and Weekend Events
Banderas News Team

There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some of this week's Puerto Vallarta news headlines, community announcements and a couple of this weekend's events you won't want to miss.

World Aids Day: HIV Prevention in Latin America
Marie Callan

A new report from PAHO and UNAIDS says that expanding access to all HIV prevention options would reduce the number of new cases of HIV in Latin America. Here in Puerto Vallarta, SETAC is dedicated to HIV education, detection & prevention. Here's how you can help.

DIF Vallarta Toy Drive: 'Donate a Toy, a Gift of Love'
María Francesca

With the goal of bringing a small gift and a big smile to the faces of hundreds of underprivileged children throughout the municipality, the president of DIF Puerto Vallarta, Candelaria Tovar Davalos, invites everyone to 'Donate a Toy, a Gift of Love,' this holiday season.

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