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Two Puerto Vallarta Icons to be Restored by Year's End
AZ Noticias

During last week's visit to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Tourism Secretary Enrique Ramos Flores promised that two projects - rebuilding the Cuale River staircase and restoring Los Muertos Pier - would be completed before he retires from his position in December.

Join the Community Clean-Up in Col. Emiliano Zapata
Julie Guerrero

The JG Group's Colonia Clean-ups continue throughout the summer to keep raising awareness and getting residents and visitors alike involved in keeping Col. Emiliano Zapata clean. If you are going to be in Puerto Vallarta on Saturday, Sept. 1, join us at 9:30 am and share the love.

'Stop California Fires' Ceremony at Los Muertos Pier
Suzy Chaffee

A 'Stop California Fires' ceremony, led by Azteca Itzcax and his Danzas, Cherokee Phil Kerr, and Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee, whose Native American Olympic Team Foundation organized the event, will be held August 25 at 12 pm at Cuates y Cuetes, next to Los Muertos Pier.

Vallarta Provides 52,000 Students with School Supplies
Margarita Bonita

With Puerto Vallarta schools now back in session, the City Council, through the Social Development Department, has begun the annual distribution of backpacks filled with school supplies, along with uniforms and shoes, to preschool, primary and secondary school students.

Crayola Art Truck in Puerto Vallarta This Weekend
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust

The Sports and Culture for World Peace Foundation and Crayola Art Truck are bringing art, culture and ecological awareness to Puerto Vallarta this weekend as part of their national 'Sigue Creando' campaign. Come join in the fun at La Isla Shopping Village and Peninsula Plaza.

Recycling in Puerto Vallarta: Everyone Can 'Pitch In'
Adam Garcia

Though the city of Puerto Vallarta has not yet implemented a viable waste separation program, it's a challenge to recycle, but there are measures we can all take. Switching from plastic water bottles and grocery bags to reusable containers is a good place to start.

Scientists Have a Field Day at Vallarta Botanical Garden
Neil Gerlowski

A pair of botanists, Dany Ramos (San Diego Zoo) and Dr. Eduardo Ruiz-Sanchez (University of Guadalajara) recently visited the Vallarta Botanical Garden during their research sojourn throughout Mexico preceding their participation in the World Bamboo Congress in Xalapa, Veracruz.

Phase One of Vallarta's 'Puerto Mágico' Opening Soon
María Francesca

The first stage of the new Puerto Mágico passenger terminal being built at the Puerto Vallarta cruise ship port will be operational this month, while the total project, which will include a shopping center and a parking area, is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Jalisco Congress Approves Statewide Anti-Noise Laws
Banderas News

The Jalisco State Congress Chamber of Deputies has approved a new Anti-noise Law, a state-wide ordinance that aims to cut back on the noise emitted from both businesses and private properties. Noise pollution will be regulated through municipally set schedules and decibel limitations.

Daiquiri Dick's 2018 Summer Sizzle Wraps Up August 31
Banderas News Team

There are just a few days left to enjoy flavors from around the world, as one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite beachfront restaurants, Daiquiri Dick's, wraps up their 2018 Summer Sizzle celebration with a special menu that features old favorites and new tastes through August 31st.

Applying for Residency in Mexico is Relatively Simple
Lorena Sonrisas

Ever considered retiring in Mexico or living here part time? Many tourists who come to Puerto Vallarta decide to call it home. Meeting the immigration requirements to obtain a Mexico residency visa is a straightforward process that many expats have easily accomplished on their own.

Punta Mita Eco Rally Celebrates National Parks Day
Communicare Nayarit

The Riviera Nayarit is joining in the celebration of National Parks Day with an Eco Rally on Saturday, August 18, in Punta de Mita. The event's goal is to promote the protection of this tourism destination's natural areas, under the tagline 'Enjoy, Learn, and Protect.'

Filling the Shoes of a Great Champion of Conservation
Neil Gerlowski

The passing of Panthera President and CEO Alan Rabinowitz on August 5th, 2018, leaves a big pair of shoes for us to fill as we march on in working to conserve our native fauna and flora. Staff and volunteers at the Vallarta Botanical Garden are stepping up to the challenge.

Mozzamare Beach Club Hosts 2018 Riviera Summer Weekend
Norma Hernández

Part of the Pool Fashion Party Circuit, the 2018 Riviera Summer Weekend will bring famous personalities together at Mozzamare Beach Club August 17-19. Celebrating the best of Riviera Nayarit, this glamorous event features signature cocktails, live performances and popular DJs.

Why Second Passports are Now More Valuable Than Ever
Marita Kelly

A second passport is a powerful tool. It facilitates overseas investment and career opportunities, and makes crossing international borders easier. A new report by International Living highlights how changing visa rules could make a second passport even more useful for U.S. citizens.

Vallarta Nominated for Four Food & Travel Mexico Awards
María Francesca

Puerto Vallarta has been nominated in four categories of the 2018 Food & Travel Mexico Magazine Reader Awards, an annual survey that recognizes the best in national tourism, including destinations, hotels, airlines, travel agencies, restaurants, spas, and cruises.

Summer News from the Entreamigos Community Center

Summer news from Entreamigos, an active community center whose primary focus is to increase educational opportunities for the children of San Pancho, Nayarit. To achieve these goals, Entreamigos runs a collection of educational and community based initiatives.

Mexico's Velas Resorts Eliminate Single-use Plastic Straws

In an ongoing dedication to sustainability, Velas Resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Los Cabos, and Riviera Maya are no longer offering single-use plastic straws. The Mexican resort collection estimates they will eliminate 1.6 million total straws in one year.

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