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A Newcomer's Guide to Puerto Vallarta Neighborhoods

Puerto Vallarta is a relatively large Mexican city, with approximately 300,000 people calling the area 'home' full time. This helps to give it all the diversity of metropolitan areas in the United States or Canada, and each of the city's many neighborhoods has its own characteristic flair.

Dec. 8 'Illumination' Event to Support Pasitos de Luz
Barb Bremner

Are you interested in helping Banderas Bay area children with disabilities? Do you enjoy great food, fantastic sunsets, first class entertainment and amazing art? If so, make plans now to attend the Pasitos de Luz Illumination Dinner on Friday, December 8 at Casa Karma Boutique Hotel.

Huge Garage Sale to Benefit PuRR Project, Nov. 11-12
Marilyn Khan

PuRR Project's 4th annual garage sale will be held in Marina Vallarta on Saturday and Sunday, November 11-12, 2017 with all proceeds benefiting the 180+ furry residents at PuRR Project, Puerto Vallarta's non-profit, no-kill feline shelter.

5th Taste of Nuevo Vallarta and 17th VYC Chili Cook-Off
Richard Williams

On December 9th from 4-8 pm, the Marina Nuevo Vallarta Malecón will host the Vallarta Yacht Club's 5th Taste of Nuevo Vallarta and 17th Annual Chili Cook-off. Make plans now to enjoy music, competitive chili sampling, and 'tastes' from some of the Banderas Bay area's finest restaurants.

International Friendship Club Brunches and Lunches
John Warren

'Tis the season to eat and be merry for members of the International Friendship Club in Puerto Vallarta. The first event on the IFC's 2017-2018 social calendar is the Opening Brunch at The River Café on November 12, followed by a Light Lunch & Fashion Show at El Dorado November 15.

12th Hook the Cure REELS in a Whopping $450,000 USD
Gary Green

Puerto Vallarta was a dream destination for the 12th Hook the Cure weekend. It was a star-studded event, but its chief purpose was for a greater cause... a cause that garnered a bevy of support from people coast-to-coast and netted $450,000 USD for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

November 2017 Healthcare Resources PV News & Clinics
Pamela Thompson

A warm welcome back to our 'snowbirds'! It has been a whirlwind summer and now we are swiftly headed into the hustle and bustle of 'high season' in Puerto Vallarta. As always, HealthCare Resources is here to help you with all of your health care needs.

This Month's Hot Vallarta Property at Tropicasa Realty
Grand Venetian T2000-2004

This beautiful, professionally decorated condominium located on the 20th floor of the Grand Venetian, an exclusive beachfront complex in Vallarta. Each of its 4 spacious bedrooms has a private full bath and is perfectly set up to ensure comfort and privacy with a terrace or a balcony.

November News from Vallarta's PuRR Project Shelter
Shannon Campbell

Here's what's happening this month at Purr Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta, 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.

Daiquiri Dick's is Serving Up The Flavors of Oaxaca
Laura Gelezunas

There's no better place to sample authentic Mexican cuisine than in Mexico. And in Puerto Vallarta, there's no better place to try it than at Daiquiri Dick's where, from now through November 18, the restaurant's special a la carte dinner menu features the many Flavors of Oaxaca.

Puerto Vallarta Looks to Set New Guinness World Record
María Francesca

If you love coffee, make plans now to be on the Malecon in downtown Puerto Vallarta at 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017, as the city attempts to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of people drinking coffee simultaneously in a single venue.

Volcanes Kids Education Project Benefit at Casa Karma

On November 9, Casa Karma Boutique Hotel will host a a very special evening benefiting the Volcanes Project, a non-government funded English and computer program that helps poor Puerto Vallarta students develop key qualifications for future employment opportunities - free of charge.

Nov. 3 Puerto Vallarta News Brief & Weekend 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 some of this week's Puerto Vallarta news, a few community announcements and a couple of this weekend's events that you won't want to miss.

'Kukur Tihar' - A Celebration of Dogs in Puerto Vallarta
María Francesca

Because they are loyal, bathe us with kisses, make us laugh and accompany us on our journey through life, the Puerto de Luna Pet Friendly & Family Suites will host Puerto Vallarta's second annual 'Kukur Tihar,' a festival of Hindu origin that pays tribute to dogs, on November 5 from 5-9 pm.

Winter is Watchable Wildlife Season in Riviera Nayarit
Cristina Ibarra

Riviera Nayarit, home to nearly 200 miles of beaches along the Pacific Ocean framed by the rainforest covered Sierra Madres, is brimming with carefully protected wildlife. From sea turtles & whales to crocodiles & birds, getting a look at the beautiful creatures is a must when visiting.

62nd Puerto Vallarta Billfish Tournament, Nov, 15-18
Richard Dangler

The 2017 Puerto Vallarta International Sailfish and Marlin Fishing Tournament is scheduled to take place November 15-18 in the waters of Banderas Bay. Now in its 62nd year, it is considered one of the city's most important yearly events, attracting fishermen from all over the world.

TREG's Donna Davies Hosts Scala Residences Open House

Searching the Internet for just the right property can be frustrating, so Timothy Real Estate Group's Donna Davies will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, November 4th at Scala Residences, a fun, newly-renovated, urban style building in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta Observes Veterans & Remembrance Day

The American Legion Post 14 invites all American, Canadian, and Mexican citizens to join them in remembering and giving thanks to our veterans on November 11 at 11:00 am. This year, the service will be held at a new location: Parque Hidalgo in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Amapas Neighborhood Association 'Welcome Home!' News
Tom Swale

The Amapas Neighborhood Association (ANA), a group of Mexican and ex-pat residents and business owners that work together to enhance the quality of life through improvements in security, streets and infrastructure, brings us up to date this summer's progress in Colonia Amapas.

Join Paddle Zone for a Full Moon Paddle to Los Arcos

Experience the fun and adventure to be had on the Southern shores of Puerto Vallarta this weekend! Join Paddle Zone on Saturday, November 4, for their first annual birthday party on Mismaloya Beach, then stick around for a full moon paddle to Los Arcos Marine Park.

Kaiser Maximilian's Vallarta Festival Gourmet Guest Chef
Laura Gelezunas

Fresh from his win as one of the best young chefs in Western Europe, Stefan Glantschnig will be preparing innovative cuisine at Restaurant Kaiser Maximilian during the 23rd Festival Gourmet International Vallarta. Don't miss his Chef's Table dinner on Tuesday, November 14 at 8 pm.

Mexican Wine Shop & Concierge Service Comes to Vallarta
Banderas News Team

Uncork Mexico, a new wine shop and concierge service launched in 2017, offers residents and visitors of Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Bucerias the opportunity to participate in guided wine tastings, and to purchase delicious wines at reasonable prices with their wine concierge service.

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