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8th Annual Puerto Vallarta Half Marathon & 5K
Bob Cohen

On Sunday, November 7th the 8th Annual Puerto Vallarta half marathon and 5K competition will be run. The popular race has had more runners each year and a record number are expected at this year's race as well.

Daiquiri Dick's Ready For The High Season
Laura Gelezunas

After a brief vacation, the staff at Daiquiri Dick's is open and ready for another great season. This Puerto Vallarta Restaurant has been a landmark on Los Muertos Beach for over 30 years, and this season they are presenting new menu items at breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus daily specials.

Best Mexican Vacations: 2010 Puerto Vallarta is #1

Mexico is an exceptionally varied country. The reputation of its border towns often overshadows the attraction its thriving beach destinations offer. A prime example is Puerto Vallarta, which was ranked the #1 'Best Mexican Vacations for 2010' in a recent U.S. News Travel poll.

Villa Paloma Blanca Offers the Simple Elegance of Ocean Side Living
Laura Gelezunas

Sitting atop a bluff overlooking La Cruz, Villa Paloma Blanca's collection of seven view-filled family and guest suites make it the perfect oceanfront escape. Part of the exclusive and gated Real del Mar community, this luxury villa fills you with a sense of being one with the environment.

Rewind... Mexico: One Journalist’s View
Linda Ellerbee

As a respected U.S. journalist and part-time Puerto Vallarta resident, Linda gave us an extremely well written and truthful account of life in Mexico, with a message that applies to the struggles that Mexico faces today - just as it did more than 18 months ago.

Classic Beachfront Living at Villa Mareja Baja
Laura Gelezunas

Capture stunning views from the multi-faceted terrace and open-air rooms at Villa Mareja Baja. Situated right on Amapas Beach in lower Conchas Chinas, this classic Puerto Vallarta beachfront villa incorporates Mexican colonial style with modern touches and natural influences.

Realtor 365 with Nicole Martin
Truth, Wisdom and Humor from Vallarta Realtors

In Realtor 365, a new monthly video program on BanderasNews, Nicole Martin gives us an 'inside the industry' introduction to top Vallarta real estate professionals, who state their opinions on the market, promote their favorite local charities and confess how they first landed on our shores.

PV Biologist to be Profiled on CNN's 'Heroes' Segment

Puerto Vallarta marine biologist Oscar Aranda Mena, who heads the Sociedad Ecologica de Occidente - known locally for its sea turtle hatchery and conservation efforts - will be going global this Thursday by being featured on CNN's 'Heroes' news segment.

2010 Global Medical Tourism Expo Report
Laura Gelezunas

The Global Medical Tourism Congress and Expo was held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from August 24-26, 2010. Local videographer Laura Gelezunas gives us an overview of the convention in this introduction to her series of video reports about this growing trend in Mexico.

Unwanted Cats Find Love at Pet Heaven
Nicole Martin

Nicole Martin visits Pet Heaven, a no-kill shelter located just outside of Puerto Vallarta where homeless felines roam free. Dedicated to the health and well-being of homeless and unwanted cats and kittens, rescues are given a safe home, health care and love while waiting for 'forever' homes.

PVRPV Summer Bowling League Wrap Up
Tim Longpré

The final balls were thrown and pins knocked down at Bolerama Vallarta on Wednesday, August 4th, as the first PVRPV summer bowling league wrapped up. All in all a lot of fun was had by the 14 teams, 56 players, and numerous celebrity substitutes that all helped make the summer league a big success!

AARP The Magazine Travels the Globe to Reveal the Top 5 Best Places to Retire Abroad

Experts in celebrating the next chapter in life, AARP The Magazine traveled the globe to discover the ultimate retirement destinations abroad, and Puerto Vallarta is the undisputed number one destination for American retirees.

Guadalajara Celebrates 14 Years of Sexual Diversity
Juan Ceja

Under overcast skies, Guadalajara's GLBT community stepped out last weekend to celebrate the 14th Annual Sexual Diversity March. Despite the weather forecasts, an estimated 31 thousand participants and spectators lined the sidewalks, store fronts and balconies alongside Calle Hidalgo.

Villa Ipanema: A Casablanca Getaway in PV
Laura Gelezunas

Embracing three levels, Villa Ipanema showcases the beauty and brilliance of its extraordinary décor, plus captivating ocean and city panoramas. This is a unique home and a rare opportunity to own an exceptional piece of paradise in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Free Jolito

Jolito is an undeniable Mexican young man, so much so that his body manifests as a giant bean. Jolito leaves his country searching for new opportunities, where he suffers an identity crisis while being exposed to the temptations of the American dream.

US Airways Adds Non-Stop Flights to Two Mexico Vacation Destinations
Danielle Kucera

US Airways Saturday began non-stop flights from Charlotte to two Mexico vacation destinations: Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos.

Puerto Vallarta Animal Rights March

An international animal rights march took place in Puerto Vallarta, along with many other cities in Mexico and the world.

Guadalajara Wins 9-10 Year Old State Little League Championship in Inaugural Puerto Vallarta Hosted Tournament
Bob Cohen

The District 9, Region 3 Little League tournament, hosted for the first time in Puerto Vallarta, was a success in every aspect. Well, almost every aspect; our Puerto Vallarta youngsters didn't win the tournament, but they represented our city very well.

Bass Fishing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?
David Olvera

Well... almost! A one and half hour drive south will take you to Rancho Andrea, a hotel retreat and fishing camp on beautiful Lake Cajon de Peñas that offers visitors bird watching, hiking, water skiing, kayaking, and of course, Bass fishing.

Villa Seagar: Luxury Living in Vallarta
Laura Gelezunas

Spending a great deal of time outside is the lure of Villa Seagar. With its generous living spaces and incredible views of Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta and the lush jungle terrain of the Sierra Madres, this Mexican Pacific-Style home epitomizes modern living on multiple levels.

Where to Find Hand-Rolled Cigars in Puerto Vallarta
David Olvera

Meet Poncho, the manager of the Vallarta Cigar Factory, who guides us through the process of making cigars, explains the different lines of cigars offered at both of their Puerto Vallarta locations, how to find the perfect cigar for you, and how cigars can be paired with food, wine, or beer.

Hacienda Palo Maria Hosts Glamorous Fund Raiser
Laura Gelezunas

Last week's 'Reach For The Stars' dinner at Hacienda Palo Maria in Puerto Vallarta was a huge success for everyone involved. Entertainment included Vicky Carr, L'Orpheus, Mariachi Joya de México, and Sergio "Checko" Carillo.

Restaurant Week 2010 - Gourmet Food at Great Prices
Laura Gelezunas

Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant owner, Tari Bowman, and Vallarta Lifestyles Managing Editor, Paco Ojeda, tell us all about Vallarta Lifestyle's Restaurant Week, a 17-day gastronomical celebration that's taking place at 31 Banderas Bay area restaurants from May 15-31st, 2010.

Puerto Vallarta Fiestas de Mayo

Puerto Vallarta commemorates its 42nd anniversary as a city and 92nd as a municipality from May 15-31, 2010 during the Festival Cultural de Mayo, an annual celebration that includes cultural events such as concerts, exhibits, film screenings, dance performances, street parades and fireworks.

Celebrate Mother's Day at Daiquiri Dick's

There is no better way to show Mom your love than by treating her to a fabulous Mother's Day brunch or scrumptious dinner in the postcard perfect setting of Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant on Puerto Vallarta's Los Muertos Beach. Join us on May 9th & 10th for some super Mother's Day specials.

Amazing Race Contestants Leave Vallarta

In this, the final episode, Amazing Race 16 eliminated teams spend their last day at Quinta Laura, the fabulous oceanfront villa in Puerto Vallarta that served as this season's Elimination Station, preparing for their flight to 'End City,' where they'll learn who won the race.

Rediscover the Legend: El Dorado by Boca Bento
Gary R. Beck

Rarely does a place in business for almost 50 years change management and maintain the legend and the memories. But this is what Stewart Haverlack and partners have done with El Dorado Restaurant on Playa Los Muertos, now operating under a new concept and a new name - El Dorado by Boca Bento.

Little League Brings New Friends Together
Bob Cohen

Aviana Productions takes us to one of this season's T Ball games, where budding baseball players, ranging from 5-8 years of age, proved that they have what it takes to be the future stars of the Puerto Vallarta Little League.

Spotlight On Vallarta Spends the Night in Yelapa
Sf Productions

In this edition of Spotlight on Vallarta, host David Tarr takes us to one of Puerto Vallarta's most favorite beach towns, Yelapa. Accessible only by boat, Yelapa is an interesting blend of a South Seas island lifestyle, an artists retreat, a hippie hangout - and an escape from civilization.

Crown Casino Opens in Puerto Vallarta
David Olvera

Join Dany and Andrea as they visit one of Puerto Vallarta newest attractions, Crown Casino and Bar. Crown Casino is located in Plaza Caracol and offers slot machines, full action sports book, weekly raffles, and their newest Virtual Poker Table.

On the Water with Vallarta Fishing Experience Host Stan Gabruk
SF Productions

In this episode of Vallarta Fishing Experience, host Stan Gabruk takes us to the Second Annual Latin America Boat Show, which took place from March 11-15, 2010 at the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit.

Vallarta Hosts Amazing Race Contestants - Week 8

In this week's episode of The Amazing Race 16, father-daughter team Steve and Allison were eliminated, and will soon join the first five teams at this season's 'Elimination Station' - the truly grand Quinta Laura, an historic eleven-bedroom oceanfront villa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Spotlight On Vallarta: Hilo Celebrates 7 Years in Vallarta
SF Productions

Spotlight on Vallarta hits the Malecón for Hilo's 7th anniversary party. Of all the late night bars in Puerto Vallarta, Hilo has been drawing the crowds with DJs playing a combination of Hip Hop, House and Electronic dance tunes for the past 7 years.

Sierra del Mar at Los Arcos Gym & Business Center
Laura Gelezunas

Every great residential development offers community facilities, but Sierra del Mar Los Arcos has some of the best in the Banderas Bay area. From a recently completed gym that sports all the latest equipment to a business center that boasts a state-of-the-art conference room with a view.

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