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Mexican Government Unveils Six-Year Tourism Strategy
The Mexican government has announced a new 6-year tourism strategy that includes investing 600 million pesos to improve tourism workers' living conditions in Playa del Carmen, with similar spending expected in Acapulco, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta over the coming months.
Baby Boomers Consider Moving to Mexico for Retirement
In a new Expats In Mexico survey, nearly 52% of American & Canadian baby boomers say they are considering retiring in Mexico within 2 years, attracted by cost of living and climate. Puerto Vallarta was their destination of choice, followed by the Lake Chapala area & Los Cabos.
Murphy's Irish Pub Hosts Pre-St. Patrick's Day Benefits
Jon Murphy, of Murphy's Irish Pub, is hosting two St. Patrick's Day warm-up events in Puerto Vallarta to help raise money for the Jay Sadler Project: the 'Vallarta Celtfest' on March 10 at Lazaro Cardenas Park and a Pre-St. Patrick's feast at Murphy's Irish Pub on March 13.
Jalisco Cloud Forest Distilled for Pure Enjoyment
Earlier this month I had the great pleasure of witnessing the inauguration of Jardín Botánico Haravéri, a new botanical garden in the far-off outskirts of the Puerto Vallarta region. On March 23, I'll be offering VBG and PVGC members a guided tour of Jalisco's 'Cloud Forest.'
Travelers Feel Safe and Welcome in Puerto Vallarta
Travel Market Report
Puerto Vallarta is looking to a bright 2019 that includes more flghts, a 34 percent increase in cruise ship arrivals, and an expected 4.7 million visitors overall. The cornerstone of the tourism destination's success is based on friendliness and an enduring feeling of safety.
Bird of a Different Feather a New Discovery for Science
Greg R. Homel & Neil Gerlowski
Early this year, birders visiting Vallarta Botanical Garden noticed what looked like a Yellow-winged Cacique, except the plumage was strikingly different... the bird had a yellow head and crest! So far, the discovery of this spectacular color anomaly appears to be a first for science.
Entreamigos' 2019 Environmental Fair Set for March 8
The 2019 Entreamigos Environmental Fair is set to take place on Friday, March 8 at 3:00 pm in San Pancho, Nayarit. This entertaining and educational event seeks to raise environmental awareness through games, workshops and sustainable product exhibitions in the Plaza del Sol.
Susurros del Corazón Breaks Ground in Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit CVB
Auberge Resorts Collection has begun construction on its latest property, 'Susurros del Corazón' (Whispers of the Heart), a luxury boutique development of only 30 beachfront residences located in the exclusive area of Punta de Mita in the Riviera Nayarit.
Fun Adventures, New Experiences and Helping Others
After receiving an urgent call for help from Canica Puerto Vallarta, the Ladies Outdoor Club Adventures (LOCA) and Wildlife Connection organized a turtle release tour and used 100% of the proceeds to buy groceries for 17 low income families with children suffering from cancer.
Two Artist Exhibit Opens at Galleria Dante This Friday
Exhibitions by artists Miguel Angel Martin del Campo and Juan Carlos Navarro open at Galleria Dante on Friday, January 22, as part of this week's South Side Shuffle. Stop by Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.
Unique Bird Spotted at the Vallarta Botanical Garden
Greg R. Homel
As if the birdlife in Puerto Vallarta wasn't fascinating enough, every so often a real doozy shows up. A recent observation at the Vallarta Botanical Garden may be the first-ever documentation of a spectacular color anomaly of the Yellow-winged Cacique.
GAP Plans Another Expansion of Puerto Vallarta Airport
Construction of a new terminal at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, which will increase the facility's capacity for plane and passenger arrivals by almost 50%, will begin in 2020. According to the airport's administrator, the expansion is expected to be completed by 2024.
Garden-To-Glass Botanical Cocktails at Casa Velas
Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta has launched a new garden to glass interactive culinary experience. Guests can pluck fruit and herbs for their cocktails from the adults-only boutique hotel's botanical garden. If you can't make it to Mexico, try this make-at-home recipe.
7th Annual Puerto Vallarta Charity Chili Cook-Off
Jay Sadler Project
The seventh annual Puerto Vallarta Charity Chili Cook-Off, featuring chili recipes from some 18 popular PV area bars, restaurants and sponsors, along with live music by local bands, will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 1:00-5:00 pm at El Rio Bar and Grill in Paso Ancho.
Puerto Vallarta Open Named a Top 2018 ATP Challenger
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has announced the 2018 Challenger Tour Tournaments of the Year, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which made its debut on the ATP tour calendar in 2018 with the Puerto Vallarta Open, was among the players' favorite destinations.
Support the Prepa Vallarta Marlins' Second Swim Meet
Marlin Natacion and Preparatoria Regional de Puerto Vallarta are planning the '2nd Serial Marlins Prepa Vallarta' swimming competition on February 23 & 24. You can help make this happen by making a donation towards the purchase of a medal and T-shirt for each participant.
Riviera Nayarit Celebrates a Record-Breaking 2018
In 2018, tourism remained a driving force behind the Riviera Nayarit's economy, representing more than $1.6 billion USD in revenue. Mexico's most luxurious destination reports continued growth, increased occupancy, and exciting new developments for 2019 and beyond.
Riverfest 8 Vallarta Music Festival March 2-3, 2019
The 8th Annual Riverfest to benefit the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta will be held at El Rio BBQ on March 2 & 3, 2019. Make plans now to come enjoy live music from some of Banderas Bay's best musicians, along with fabulous food and fun - all for a good cause!
Marc Galipeau Exhibit Opens Feb. 8 at Galleria Dante
On Friday, February 8 from 6:00-10:00 pm, a cocktail reception will open an art exhibition by Canadian artist Marc Galipeau at Galleria Dante in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. Be sure to stop by and meet the artist while you're out doing this week's South Side Shuffle.