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$208.204.81 mn for SETAC Breaks Oxxo 'Redondeo' Record
Banderas News Team
Thanks to the customers, cashiers and leaders of local OXXO stores, the $208,204.81 pesos collected for SETAC through the OXXO Redondeo (round up at checkout) Program was the largest amount of money ever amassed for a non-profit organization in the greater Puerto Vallarta region.
Two Puerto Vallarta Icons to be Restored by Year's End
During last week's visit to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Tourism Secretary Enrique Ramos Flores promised that two projects - rebuilding the Cuale River staircase and restoring Los Muertos Pier - would be completed before he retires from his position in December.
Chile en Nogada Now on the Menu at Kaiser Maximilian
Kaiser Maximilian owner Andreas Rupprechter loves Mexico so much that he's not waiting until September to start celebrating El Mes de la Patria. Chile en Nogada, the Mexican dish that is most emblematic of the holiday, is already on the menu at this popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant.
Join the Community Clean-Up in Col. Emiliano Zapata
The JG Group's Colonia Clean-ups continue throughout the summer to keep raising awareness and getting residents and visitors alike involved in keeping Col. Emiliano Zapata clean. If you are going to be in Puerto Vallarta on Saturday, Sept. 1, join us at 9:30 am and share the love.
'Stop California Fires' Ceremony at Los Muertos Pier
A 'Stop California Fires' ceremony, led by Azteca Itzcax and his Danzas, Cherokee Phil Kerr, and Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee, whose Native American Olympic Team Foundation organized the event, will be held August 25 at 12 pm at Cuates y Cuetes, next to Los Muertos Pier.
Vallarta to Provide 52,000 Students with School Supplies
With Puerto Vallarta schools now back in session, the City Council, through the Social Development Department, has begun the annual distribution of backpacks filled with school supplies, along with uniforms and shoes, to preschool, primary and secondary school students.
Crayola Art Truck in Puerto Vallarta This Weekend
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust
The Sports and Culture for World Peace Foundation and Crayola Art Truck are bringing art, culture and ecological awareness to Puerto Vallarta this weekend as part of their national 'Sigue Creando' campaign. Come join in the fun at La Isla Shopping Village and Peninsula Plaza.
Recycling in Puerto Vallarta: Everyone Can 'Pitch In'
Though the city of Puerto Vallarta has not yet implemented a viable waste separation program, it's a challenge to recycle, but there are measures we can all take. Switching from plastic water bottles and grocery bags to reusable containers is a good place to start.
Scientists Have a Field Day at Vallarta Botanical Garden
A pair of botanists, Dany Ramos (San Diego Zoo) and Dr. Eduardo Ruiz-Sanchez (University of Guadalajara) recently visited the Vallarta Botanical Garden during their research sojourn throughout Mexico preceding their participation in the World Bamboo Congress in Xalapa, Veracruz.
Phase One of Vallarta's 'Puerto Mágico' Opening Soon
The first stage of the new Puerto Mágico passenger terminal being built at the Puerto Vallarta cruise ship port will be operational this month, while the total project, which will include a shopping center and a parking area, is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Jalisco Congress Approves Statewide Anti-Noise Laws
The Jalisco State Congress Chamber of Deputies has approved a new Anti-noise Law, a state-wide ordinance that aims to cut back on the noise emitted from both businesses and private properties. Noise pollution will be regulated through municipally set schedules and decibel limitations.
Daiquiri Dick's 2018 Summer Sizzle Wraps Up August 31
Banderas News Team
There are just a few days left to enjoy flavors from around the world, as one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite beachfront restaurants, Daiquiri Dick's, wraps up their 2018 Summer Sizzle celebration with a special menu that features old favorites and new tastes through August 31st.
Applying for Residency in Mexico is Relatively Simple
Ever considered retiring in Mexico or living here part time? Many tourists who come to Puerto Vallarta decide to call it home. Meeting the immigration requirements to obtain a Mexico residency visa is a straightforward process that many expats have easily accomplished on their own.
Punta Mita Eco Rally Celebrates National Parks Day
The Riviera Nayarit is joining in the celebration of National Parks Day with an Eco Rally on Saturday, August 18, in Punta de Mita. The event's goal is to promote the protection of this tourism destination's natural areas, under the tagline 'Enjoy, Learn, and Protect.'
Hotel Amapa Appoints Alessandro Stifani General Manager
Hotel Amapa, now set to open in early 2019 in La Zona Romantica, has appointed Alessandro Stifani as General Manager. An expert on the Puerto Vallarta area, Stifani will be a tremendous asset to the hospitality team, setting the bar high for boutique hotels and impeccable service.
Mozzamare Beach Club Hosts 2018 Riviera Summer Weekend
Part of the Pool Fashion Party Circuit, the 2018 Riviera Summer Weekend will bring famous personalities together at Mozzamare Beach Club August 17-19. Celebrating the best of Riviera Nayarit, this glamorous event features signature cocktails, live performances and popular DJs.
Filling the Shoes of a Great Champion of Conservation
The passing of Panthera President and CEO Alan Rabinowitz on August 5th, 2018, leaves a big pair of shoes for us to fill as we march on in working to conserve our native fauna and flora. Staff and volunteers at the Vallarta Botanical Garden are stepping up to the challenge.
Autumn is an Ideal Time to Visit Puerto Vallarta
Autumn is an ideal time to visit Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit. Not only does Mexico's Pacific Coast boast over 250 miles of coastline, but sunshine kisses the greater Banderas Bay area for 300 days a year - meaning your summer doesn't have to end in September.
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