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Vallarta Botanical Garden is Definitely Worth Visiting
Linda Tomlinson

If you are visiting the Puerto Vallarta area, take the time to visit the Jardin Botanico Vallarta. Listed by USA Today as one of the 'Top 10 Gardens in North America Worth Traveling To' for the last two years in a row, the Vallarta Botanical Garden is definitely worth a visit.

City Hall Stops Los Horcones River Dam Construction
Luis Antonio

On Friday, July 19, the City of Puerto Vallarta closed down construction of the mini hydroelectric plant on the Los Horcones River after determining that the project was being built on land in Puerto Vallarta, not in Cabo Corrientes, and therefore lacks the proper permits and licenses.

Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours: A Palapa for your Pleasure
Sandra Cesca

Walking around Puerto Vallarta you will see many palapas, especially along the beach, where they serve as sun protection. So what is a palapa? It's an open-air thatched roof structure that is commonly constructed by local craftsmen using natural materials from the jungle.

Dolphin Adventure Earns American Humane Certification

Dolphin Adventure in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has earned the Humane Certified seal of approval from the world's largest certifier of animal welfare and well-being, American Humane, demonstrating the good welfare and treatment given to the dolphins and sea lions in its care.

Puerto Vallarta Taxi Drivers Testing Mobile Application
Luis Antonio

The head of the Puerto Vallarta Taxi Drivers' Union, Jaime Aguilar Mejía, recently announced the development of a smartphone application that will connect drivers with people in need of cab service. He said that the initiative is in the testing phase and taxi drivers are being trained.

Vallarta Team Among the Favorites of the Jalisco Cup
Ricardo Acerco

The draw to determine the matches to be played by the teams that moved on to the 2nd phase of the 2019 Jalisco Cup took place in San Juan de los Lagos last week. Puerto Vallarta will play their first game in Tuxcacuesco on July 21 or 22, then host the Tuxcacuesco team on July 27.

San Pancho Reforestation Project Needs Volunteers
Nicole Swedlow

On Friday, July 19, the Entreamigos Community Center, together with 7 other community organizations, will meet at 9 am at Plaza Del Sol to plant 500 trees in San Pancho. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of manpower to plant 500 trees in just one day, so volunteers are needed!

Cheryl's Shoebox 4th Annual Summer Bash, August 4
Marie Callan

To raise funds for shoes for Puerto Vallarta students and supplies for local after-school programs, Cheryl's Shoebox is hosting their 4th Annual Summer Bash on August 4 at Babel Bar on La Isla Rio Cuale. Come enjoy a great afternoon of fun, games, live music and more - for a good cause!

Municipal Charrería School Opens in Puerto Vallarta
Ricardo Acerco

Last week, Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña announced a new program that gives Puerto Vallarta kids the opportunity to learn the elements of the traditional sport that identifies Mexico internationally - the Charreria - through free, twice-weekly classes at the charro arenas in Ixtapa and Mojoneras.

Estero El Salado to Celebrate 19th Anniversary July 27
Marie Callan

On Saturday, July 27, Estero El Salado, an urban eco-reserve in the heart of the Puerto Vallarta hotel zone, will be celebrating its 19th anniversary with special exhibitions, workshops, and an ecological fair with family-friendly activities that gives participants a chance to win prizes.

Vallarta Food Tours Wins 2019 Travelers' Choice Award

The Downtown Vallarta Food Tour has been recognized as one of the world's top ten food experiences, ranking #5 out of over 2,200 food experiences in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards. These tours have become a favorite for those eager to enjoy a culinary adventure.

VII Playa Platanitos Sea Turtle Festival, July 20-21
Lorena Sonrisas

Turtle nesting and release season has begun on the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit and with it comes the 7th Sea Turtle Festival, a family-friendly event set to be held in Playa Platanitos, a small coastal town in the municipality of Compostela, from July 20-21, 2019.

13th Banderas Bay Marlin & Tuna Fishing Tournament
Richard Dangler

Sportfishing fans are preparing their rods and reels to 'catch the big one' at the 13th International Marlin & Tuna Fishing Tournament, set to be held from July 18-20 in the waters off the coast of Vallarta-Nayarit, and hosted by Paradise Village Marina in Nuevo Vallarta.

Democrats Abroad Vallarta Botanical Garden Tour, Aug. 4
Marie Callan

The Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Summer Socials just keep getting better and better! Next month's get-together, set for at 10:00 am on Sunday, August 4th, will be an exclusive private tour of the Vallarta Botanical Garden, led by none other than its Founder, Bob Price!

GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 9.0% in Mexican Airports

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported that the number of terminal passengers in June 2019 increased by 9.0 percent at GAP's 13 airports, compared to the same period of 2018. Domestic traffic increased by 10.1 percent, while international traffic increased by 7.4 percent.

Jellyfish are Seasonal Visitors to Puerto Vallarta, Too
Adam García

Like tourists, jellyfish are seasonal visitors to Puerto Vallarta. A couple of the species, some harmful, visit Banderas Bay beaches during the first few weeks of summer. If you happen to get stung by one there are many remedies, some absurd, but worth trying.

July Full of Exciting Events in the Riviera Nayarit
Norma Hernández

This summer is getting off to a fantastic start in the Riviera Nayarit! Sporting, culinary, musical and ecological events are just some of the exciting activities that visitors can enjoy in Mexico's Pacific Treasure, and in its twenty-three coastal villages, in the month of July.

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