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Save 50% on Main Courses at Kaiser Maximilian
After a short summer vacation, Kaiser Maximilian is celebrating their reopening with Early Bird Specials at Espresso Bar. Through August 2, this charming café on PV's south side is offering 50% discounts on all of the restaurant's main courses from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm.
6th Punta Mita Beach Festival Offers Fun in the Sun
On August 4 & 5, 2018, Kupuri Beach Club will host the Sixth Annual Punta Mita Beach Festival - a weekend full of family fun in the sun that includes surfing, stand up paddle, yoga, beach activities and games for kids, fine cuisine, exquisite cocktails, music, great parties, and much more.
BabelBar's Cuale Music Festival Feature 7 Live Bands
Do you love outdoor concerts? If so, head over to BabelBar on the Rio Cuale Island this Saturday, July 28 for the 2018 Cuale Music Festival. Featuring some of the best musicians in Puerto Vallarta, the music starts at 12:30 pm, and the free entertainment continues all day long.
ExPats in Vallarta Announce August Happy Hours & Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, have lots of fun scheduled for August. They'll be hosting Happy Hour Gatherings every Tuesday from 5-7 pm and Evening Out Dinners on Thursdays, August 16th and 30th.
Vallarta Garden Club Summer Social Set for July 31
Grab your friends and join the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club at Incanto on July 31 from 6-8 pm for our next monthly cocktail party! Open to all, not just Garden Club members, our summer socials are a great way to meet new people and find out what the PVGC is all about.
How Much Will It Cost to Furnish My Vallarta Home?
Whether you already own, or are purchasing a new home in Puerto Vallarta, interior design is the most important element in creating your perfect living space. Naturally, when you start thinking about it, that inevitable question pops into your head: How much is this going to cost me?
Riviera Nayarit Keeps its Beaches Safe & Clean
Regarding the Semarnat report on the water quality of Mexico's beaches, the Nayarit Health Department informed that samples were taken during Hurricane Bud, resulting in erroneous numbers, and a more recent sampling proves Riviera Nayarit beaches are in optimum condition.
Tips for Decorating Your Puerto Vallarta Vacation Home
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico
For many foreigners who purchase a second home or vacation property in Mexico hiring an interior designer can be an invaluable asset. One of the leading interior design firms in Puerto Vallarta tells us how furnishings and home décor can make your new house or condo feel like a home.
Legendary Mexican Surfers Host Punta Mita Surf Camp
Learn to master the waves from three legendary Mexican surfers: Coco Nogales, Diego Cadena and Fernando Stalla at the Punta Mita Surf Camp. Set to be held from August 8-12, this camp is perfect for all skill levels, and includes much more than just riding the waves.
IMSS Medical Coverage: Quality, Affordable Healthcare
Many foreigners living in Mexico purchase insurance to use the private medical system, but for those on a smaller budget, IMSS, the health care plan run by Mexico's Social Security Institute, provides affordable access to quality healthcare. Here's how to apply for IMSS coverage.
Traditional Corn Festival in Jala, Nayarit, August 6–15
Every year during the first two weeks of August, the annual Sweet Corn Festival in Jala, Nayarit, a region where the largest corncobs in the world are grown, gives everyone a chance to experience a very Mexican tradition. This year's festival is taking place August 6th–15th.
Hotel Hacienda Escondida Offers Summer Splash Day Pass
At Hacienda Escondida, Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors can enjoy a relaxing day enjoying the beautiful pool, jacuzzi, and surrounding leisure areas at this boutique hotel on the city's south side - without booking a room! - thanks to their new Summer Splash Day Pass.
Southwest Launches Int'l Shipping Service to Mexico
Air Cargo News
Southwest Airlines Cargo has officially launched its international shipping operation with services to Mexico City. Later this summer, the carrier intends to expand services further by adding the ability to ship between the US and Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos.
Season's Last Chance to See Us Two in The Red Room
Daniel R. Mininni
The #1 band in Puerto Vallarta, Us Two, will give their last summer performance at Act II on July 25. But don't worry, they'll be back next season, and 2018-2019 season passes are now on sale! After the show, stick around for Bob's Karaoke Party, the most fun you'll have all week!
Facebook's Messenger Kids App Launches in Mexico
Messenger Kids, Facebook's parent-controlled messaging app that lets kids text, call, video chat, and use face filters, has now arrived in Mexico. The launch follows Messenger Kids' recent expansion outside the U.S., where in June it first became available to users in Canada and Peru.
Daiquiri Dick's Makes Summer Sizzle in Puerto Vallarta
Banderas News Team
An authentic world kitchen can be found at Daiquiri Dick's. The menu at this popular restaurant on Los Muertos Beach is always evolving, and their bi-weekly Summer Sizzle dinner menu makes it easy to sample cuisines from all over the world - right here in Puerto Vallarta.
New US Travel Advisories Exempt Mexico Tourist Spots
On July 16, 2018, the U.S. State Department issued an update for its travel advisory to Mexico by deeming all major tourism destinations safe. Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Los Cabos, Riviera Maya, San Miguel de Allende, Guadalajara and Mexico City, have no travel restrictions.