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Puerto Vallarta News Brief and Local Information
Banderas News Team

With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating the world's news and social media channels, it can be difficult to find out what's happening in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, so here's a look at some of the latest local news and headlines.

Vallarta Food Bank Expands Community Services

The Vallarta Food Bank continues to expand as volunteers work to try to make a positive change in the community that goes beyond feeding Puerto Vallarta families struggling to survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jimmy Plouff gives us the latest news.

How to Get Your Driver's License in Puerto Vallarta
Tropicasa Realty

While you are able to drive a car in Puerto Vallarta with a valid Canadian or US driver's license, many people living here full or part time get a Mexican driver's license. The lifestyle experts at Tropicasa Realty explain the process of acquiring a license from the State of Jalisco.

Inspired Living: Work from a Beach in Puerto Vallarta
Adam Garcia

You know that photo you see of a person working on the beach, tapping away at his laptop? It's not a dream. It's something anyone can do. If you want to move to Puerto Vallarta, but you're stumped about how you'll make money in the process, there are loads of options.

Jalisco Mexico's 2nd Largest Generator of Jobs in August

The Jalisco Plan for Economic Reactivation, implemented on June 1, is beginning to show favorable results with 15,861 new formal jobs generated in August. This places the state in second place nationally for job creation, according to data from the Mexican Institute of Social Security.

Healthy Roselle (Jamaica) Drink and Dessert Recipes
Dr. Leslie Korn

Roselle is a medicinal hibiscus flower. In Mexico, it is commonly called 'Jamaica' and made into a bright red drink that is a very accessible and inexpensive source of vitamin C, calcium, and powerful antioxidants. These Jamaica recipes are both delicious and nutritious.

Celebrate Mexico's Independence with Chile en Nogada
Luis Antonio

From its historic beginnings to the colors of the Mexican flag, Chile en Nogada has all the ingredients needed to make it one of Mexico's most patriotic dishes. Here's a relatively easy recipe for the star of most Mexican Independence Day feasts.

16th Edition of Restaurant Week Begins September 15th
Juan Pablo Hernandez

Are you ready to eat? The 16th edition of Restaurant Week starts September 15th and continues through October 10th at 49 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit. During the festival, participating eateries offer innovative 3-course menus at reduced prices.

The History of 'El Grito' Mexico's Cry of Independence

Independence Day is probably the most popular Mexican patriotic holiday. Since this year's celebrations have been cancelled due to the pandemic, we commemorate the occasion with a brief description of the historical events that sparked Mexico's war of Independence.

U.S. State Department Eases Mexico Travel Advisory
Mexico News Daily

The US has eased its Mexico travel advisory from Level 4 (Do Not Travel) to Level 3 (Reconsider Travel). Each state has its own status, but some of the 'increased risk areas' are home to tourism destinations that are free of travel restrictions, including Puerto Vallarta.

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