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September 1 Banderas News Brief & Upcoming Events
Banderas News Team

There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at this week's Puerto Vallarta news and Riviera Nayarit headlines, and a couple of upcoming events that you won't want to miss.

The Purr Project Feline Shelter's September Newsletter
Shannon Campbell

The latest news from Purr Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal of adopting them out to loving homes sterilized, vaccinated and disease free.

Traditional September Events in The Riviera Nayarit
Norma Hernández

Tourism promotion of the Riviera Nayarit continues throughout September with a series of activities backed by the Groups and Events office. Even though Mexican traditions and culture dominate this very patriotic month, there's also plenty of room for sports.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Needs Help with TripAdvisor
Robert Price

Up until recently, Vallarta Botanical Gardens, 60 acres of mountain splendor just 30 minutes south of Old Town, was listed at #3 on TripAdvisor's 'Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta' page. The listing has been removed from the travel site's PV page and VBG needs your help to get it reinstated.

Vallarta's 5th Doctor's Day Great Race, October 22
Ricardo Acerco

The V Doctor's Day Great Race, to be held October 22 in Puerto Vallarta, offers competitions in three categories - 5k, 10k and Half Marathon (21 kilometers) on a panoramic circuit that begins and ends in Marina Vallarta - and more than $75,000 pesos in prizes up for grabs.

SETAC Begins Training for PrEP Program in Puerto Vallarta
Paco Ojeda

SETAC has begun training to perform fourth-generation HIV, and hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and chlamydia rapid screening tests in Puerto Vallarta. These tests are part of the Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) program the renowned community center will begin during the 4th quarter, 2017.

More Stormy Weather in Store for Vallarta This Week

Last week, the Mascota-Las Palmas highway to Vallarta was closed due to landslides triggered by rains. According to AccuWeather, a large area of thunderstorms off the coast of western Mexico will heighten the risk for more flooding and mudslides this week.

Puerto Vallarta 2017 Fiestas Patrias Schedule of Events
María Francesca

Out of all the places you could celebrate Mexico's Independence Day, Puerto Vallarta, widely known as 'The Most Mexican Beach Destination,' has a special charm that makes it stand out from all the rest. This year's celebrations run from Wednesday, Sept. 13 through Sunday the 17th.

Puerto Vallarta Welcomes Visitors' Four Legged Friends
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

Whether traveling with a pet for companionship, service or comfort, visitors will find that Puerto Vallarta's pet friendly atmosphere and infrastructure, as well as a diversity of offerings and services that cater to animals, make it easy for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy your visit.

Vallarta Introduces 'Civic Link' Municipal Police Unit

Making Puerto Vallarta a safer and more conscientious city are two of the main objectives of Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña who has created a 'Civic Link' police unit. The new unit will work with neighborhood associations and citizens to establish public safety priorities.

ExPats in Vallarta September Happy Hours and Events
Sara Wise

In September ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, will be having two Happy Hour Gatherings, on Tuesdays the 5th & 19th; and two Special Dinners, on Thursdays the 14th & 28th. Make your reservations now!

Been Thinking About Moving Your Family to Mexico?
MEXLend Mortages for Mexico

Have you ever caught yourself wondering what moving your family to Mexico would be like? With private education opportunities and an overall lifestyle that can be a healthy change for young children, many cities in Mexico are fantastic places to raise a family.

Summer Entertainment Still Going Strong at Act II
Marie Callan

If you haven't been to STAGES lately, you've been missing tons of fun! Between Wednesday night Karaoke in the air-conditioned Encore Lounge and an amazing line-up of shows in The Red Room Cabaret, Act II has kept audiences entertained all Summer long - and there's more to come!

PV's English-Language Radio Show Begins Third Year

'The Good Morning Wake Up Show' hosted by Michael Nolen just began its third year on the air. Started in August 2015, the show is broadcast every Saturday morning as part of the University of Guadalajara Centro Universitario de la Costa's 104.3 FM Puerto Vallarta radio station.

Keeping Mosquitos Away from Your Puerto Vallarta Home
Tropicasa Realty

Mosquitos: those little creatures that can be a big annoyance and even a danger to your health. During rainy season, these pests come out in their largest numbers. And, while we do not have a problem with Zika virus, mosquitos can certainly cause you a sleepless night.

Curator's Tour of Vallarta 'Dichotomies of Landscape'
Oficina de Proyectos Culturales

The Puerto Vallarta Oficina de Proyectos Culturales invites everyone to join them on Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30 pm for the last walk-through of the 'You Are Here: Dichotomies of Landscape' exhibition with curator Oscar Moran Guillen. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

Casa Cupula Boutique Hotel Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Carlos Lopez

Casa Cupula, Puerto Vallarta's legendary LGBT boutique resort hotel, is set to celebrate its fifteenth birthday with a three-month celebration of the luxury resort property's history, present, and bright future, culminating in a grand Mexican-style quinceañera celebration on November 24.

Daiquiri Dick's 2017 Summer Sizzle Wraps Up August 31
Banderas News Team

Don't miss your last chance this season to take your taste buds on a world tour without leaving Puerto Vallarta. That's right, Daiquiri Dick's 2017 Summer Sizzle is coming to an end. Through August 31, you can choose one dish from each of the 3 courses on the menu for $399 pesos.

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