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Arturo Dávalos Celebrates Triumph in Puerto Vallarta
Diego Sancho

Early Monday morning, Puerto Vallarta's mayor-on-leave, Arturo Dávalos Peña, thanked voters for his re-election as municipal president. When the final vote count was confirmed, Dávalos made history as the city's first two-term mayor, a feat made possible by recent political reforms.

Riviera Nayarit Shines Brighter Than Ever This Summer
Lorena Sonrisas

Less than an hour from Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico's Pacific Treasure, is poised to take center stage this summer with two exciting events that highlight the region's culture and cuisine - the Punta Mita Beach Festival and the Masters of the Kitchen Culinary Fest.

Warique Restaurant Hosts Summer Benefit for R.I.S.E.
María Francesca

With summer here, many of our local charities are in need of extra help, so on July 19 from 6-10 pm, Warique Restaurant on the south side of Puerto Vallarta will be hosting a Summer Benefit for the Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza. All proceeds will benefit the R.I.S.E. education fund.

Mexico's 'Ley Seca' Will Not be Enforced in Puerto Vallarta
Ricardo Acerco

The city of Puerto Vallarta has officially announced that it will not implement the temporary ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages, known as 'La Ley Seca,' in the 48 hours surrounding the 2018 elections on July 1. All establishments selling alcohol will be allowed to operate normally.

Ignacio L. Vallarta Elementary School Gets New Desks
Marie Callan

Thirty of 150 new desk purchased for the Ignacio L. Vallarta Elementary School, courtesy of Oak Grove Illinois District 68 Superintendent Lonny Lemon's GoFundMe campaign, were delivered on Tuesday. The remaining 120 arrive Monday and Lemon plans to be there to help assemble them.

ExPats in Vallarta July 2018 Happy Hours and Events
Sara Wise

In July ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, will be hosting Happy Hour Gatherings every Tuesday from 5-7 pm and two Special Dinners on Thursdays July 12th and 26th. Make your reservations now!

Amapas Neighborhood Association's June Newsletter
Viviana Testón

The Amapas Neighborhood Association, a group of Puerto Vallarta residents and business owners that work together to enhance the quality of life through improvements in security, infrastructure and responsible development, brings us up to date on what's happening in Amapas.

Us Two Premiers Country Music Show, July 4th at Act II
Daniel R. Mininni

Looking for something fun to do on the 4th of July? Join 'Us Two' at Act II for a preview of their 2019 season Country Music show. Come enjoy the best of Country music with songs from Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, John Denver, Jimmy Buffet, Linda Ronstadt and more, on July 4 at 7:30 pm.

Join the Community Clean-Up in Col. Emiliano Zapata
Julie Guerrero

The JG Group's Colonia Clean-ups continue through the summer to keep raising awareness and getting residents and visitors alike involved in keeping our colonia clean. If you are going to be in Puerto Vallarta on the first Saturday of the month, join us on July 7 and share the love.

Enforcement of Mexico's 'Ley Seca' Unlikely in Vallarta
Ricardo Acerco

Due to the July 1 elections, Mexico's 'Ley Seca' (dry law) will be in effect in many states this weekend. In Jalisco, it's up to the municipalities to decide whether or not to impose prohibition, and it is almost certain that the law will NOT be enforced in Puerto Vallarta this weekend.

Woolworth's Another Shopping Option in El Pitillal
Boardwalk Realty PV

We remember when El Pitillal was not much more than a series of unpaved roads and a fun escape from Puerto Vallarta. Today, it is a veritable open-air shopping mall with a variety of great shops and restaurants, cinemas, a Walmart, and now a new Woolworth's store!

Saints Peter & Paul Battle it Out in Mexcaltitan

A traditional and magical festival will soon be taking place in Mexcaltitan, Mexico, a small fishing village in northern Riviera Nayarit. Every year on June 29th, the townspeople stage a battle between the island's patron saints: San Pedro and San Pablo.

Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Puerto Vallarta Beaches
Marie Callan

Created in 1981, the Puerto Vallarta sea turtle conservation program now draws thousands of tourists to the shores of Banderas Bay every summer for the annual turtle nesting season, which runs from late June to September, and offers travelers an educational vacation experience.

How to Get on the Fresh Food for Your Dog Bandwagon
Dr. Leslie Korn

Get off the gravy train and get on the fresh food for your dog bandwagon. Pets need fresh food just like we do. Instead of feeding your pal the SAD (Standard American Diet) that makes you sick, prepare fresh proteins and vegetables with some good fats mixed in, and they'll howl with joy.

Puerto Vallarta to Celebrate 2nd Annual Mango Festival
Dennis A. Rike

Make plans now to come out to Lazaro Cardenas Park on Saturday, July 7th from 4-10 pm and celebrate the sweetest produce of the summer - mangoes! You'll enjoy various dishes made with the 'King of Tropical Fruit,' provided by local restaurants, complemented by live entertainment.

Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta November 8
Gary Green

Fishing and golfing enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta from November 8-11, 2018 for a long weekend of friendship, fun and entertainment at the 13th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf and spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'

Vallarta Summer Camps Keep Kids Active and Engaged
Warren Brander

Far from being just place for sunny, safe retirement living, Puerto Vallarta has a large population of expat families raising their children in our beautiful city. With school finishing up for the year, it's time to find some fun, summer activities to keep kids engaged during the school break.

No Way José! Wins Two Best of Banderas Bay Awards
Julie Guerrero

Puerto Vallarta's favorite Mexican restaurant, No Way José!, adds another accolade to its list of recognitions. Voted 'Best Traditional Mexican Restaurant' and 'Best Margarita' in the 2018 Best of Banderas Bay Awards, Tu Casa in Vallarta invites you to come celebrate with us.

Tax Tips for U.S. Citizens Living & Earning in Mexico

As with other countries the Mexican government expects nationals and foreigners alike to pay taxes on income in the country. But Americans living in Mexico must also contend with U.S. tax laws. Two experts share some important information for U.S. citizens living and working in Mexico.

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