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ExPats in Vallarta May 2019 Happy Hours & Events
In May, ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, will be hosting Happy Hour Gatherings every Tuesday from 5-7 pm, a Day Cruise on Banderas Bay on May 9th, and a special dinner on May 16th.
15th Puerto Vallarta Altruism Festival Set for May 5th
Banderas News Team
Scheduled to be held in the beachfront garden at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort on May 5, 2019, the 15th Annual International Altruism Festival promises to deliver a wonderful mix of charity, culture, entertainment, food and fun to Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors.
Two Ways to Celebrate El Día de la Madre at River Café
Family is the cornerstone of Mexican culture, but no one is more important than Mom, which is why El Día de la Madre is celebrated with enthusiasm every year on May 10th. Here in Puerto Vallarta, The River Café is the perfect place to pamper your mother on her special day.
New Shows Keep 'Springing Up' at Act II Entertainment
Even as we bid farewell to some of the winter season's hottest shows, new acts keep 'springing up' at Act II - THE PLACE to go for the best live entertainment in Puerto Vallarta. Here's a look at what Stages has planned to keep you entertained this week.
Puerto Vallarta's Official Tree Flowers for the First Time
The Magnolia vallartensis at the Vallarta Botanical Garden is blooming for the first time! The 2012 discovery of this unique and magnificent tree with spectacular blossoms created an instant sensation among plant and garden communities both throughout Mexico and abroad.
Celebrating Semana Santa & Pascua in Puerto Vallarta
Banderas News Team
As one of the oldest traditions in México, Semana Santa (Holy Week) is an artistic and cultural event of major importance, with everyone - young and old, rich and poor, nationals and tourists - joyously participating in the religious processions, plays, and reenactments of biblical scenes.
Renee Armand was 'Born to Be Wild' in The Red Room
Renee Armand, one of Act II's most popular artists, will once again bring her musical magic to Puerto Vallarta audiences as she returns to The Red Room April 23 for a six-show run. This year, Renee delivers 'Born to Be Wild,' a thrilling solo performance audiences are sure to love!
Mexico's 10 Digit Phone Dialing System Begins August 3
Say 'adios' to telephone prefix confusion! A simpler, streamlined dialing process is less than four months away from implementation throughout Mexico. As of August 3, all phone numbers, whether landline or cellular, local or long distance, will have a total of 10 digits.
Vallarta Hosts International Mariachi Fair April 22-24
Mariachi is a Mexican tradition that goes beyond influential music. Discover its complex origins, its distinctive musical elements, and its significance to the people of Mexico, at the 2019 International Mariachi Fair, set to be held in Puerto Vallarta from April 22-24.
Water Quality Tested at Semana Santa Beach Destinations
With hordes of nationals heading to the country's coastal states for Semana Santa, the Mexico Health Secretariat's Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) tested the water quality at 269 beaches to ensure they were safe for recreational use.
Scala Vallarta Condos Open House, Saturday, April 20th
Timothy Real Estate Group
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, April 20th at Scala Vallarta Condos, a fun, newly-renovated, urban style building in the heart of Puerto Vallarta.
Discover The Miracle of 'Milagros' in Puerto Vallarta
I was walking by this shop in downtown Puerto Vallarta when I was attracted to the hundreds of wooden shapes hanging on the walls. Turns out they were 'milagros,' which means 'miracles' in Spanish, and they have been used for over 4000 years as a way to express gratitude.
Puerto Vallarta International Folkloric Dance Festival
From April 28 through May 5th, more than 750 dancers from 7 Mexican states and 5 guest countries will participate in the 13th Puerto Vallarta Folkloric Dance Festival, a celebration that brings the colors, music and traditions of Mexico to life through dance.
Hop on Over to Kaiser Maximilian for Easter Specials
If you're spending Semana Santa in Puerto Vallarta and are hunting for great deals on holiday meals, then hop over to Kaiser Maximilian for some tempting Easter specials. Through April 27 you'll enjoy special prices on everything from seafood to exceptional Austrian fare.
Amy Armstrong to Host Vallarta Pride Week Adult Bingo
If you are going to be in Puerto Vallarta for Pride Week, join Amy Armstrong for an afternoon of fun and games at Nacho Daddy. On May 21, everybody's favorite 'Diva Loca' will host a special edition of Adult Bingo, to benefit two of her favorite NGOs - SETAC and PuRR Project.
Villa Premiere Art Gallery Supports PV Orchestra School
A weekly event whose main objective is to support and promote the culture of Puerto Vallarta, 'Art Gallery by Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel' is an initiative that showcases the work of local artists, while supporting the Orchestra School of Puerto Vallarta.
Act II's Spring Entertainment Season Still Going Strong
Daniel R. Mininni
Although two of Act II's Main Stage winter musicals are closing this week, 'Avenue Q' returns on May 6 for a three-week run, and two new shows open this month in The Red Room, where some of their most popular 'high season' musical cabaret and drag shows continue through May.
19th Annual Bucerías Oyster Festival Set for April 28
Banderas News Team
Since oyster harvesting is the mainstay of the economy in Bucerías, Nayarit, every year after Easter this laid-back seaside community hosts the Feria de Ostiones - a celebration filled with music and plenty of food and fun. This year's event will be held Sunday, April 28.
Santa Fest 2019: Free Concerts at Los Arcos del Malecón
In celebration of the two-week-long Semana Santa (Easter) vacation period, the Puerto Vallarta Institute of Culture will present Santa Fest 2019, a series of free artistic and musical presentations, at Los Arcos Amphitheater on the Malecón from April 18 through 21.
Line Up Determined for Concacaf Games in Puerto Vallarta
The Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship hopefuls know their route to continental glory after the April 8 draw for the 2019 tournament in Puerto Vallarta. With kick-off set for May 13, the 16 countries discovered their upcoming opponents, with them split across four groups.