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Puerto Vallarta News & Events - Month of April in Review
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May 6, 2011

A group of local business people motivated to show the world that Puerto Vallarta is a safe vacation destination organized what is known as a "Flash Mob." There's a video of Puerto Vallarta's Flash Mob on YouTube, and organizers are encouraging everyone to help it go viral.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - April was a busy month with highlights such as the infamous PV Flash Mob on April 17th at Los Arcos Amphitheater on Puerto Vallarta's famed Malecón in the middle of the day. A group of local business people motivated to show the world that Puerto Vallarta is a safe vacation destination organized what is known as a "Flash Mob."

The concept of the flash mob became an everyday concept when the makers of the Oprah Winfrey Show planned a flash mob to surprise Oprah. They had closed a couple blocks of popular streets in downtown Chicago, and with the famous musical group the Black Eyed Peas performing, a surprise group of hundreds of dancers suddenly appeared and started dancing together in perfect time.

The same happened in front of the Los Arcos Amphitheater at the southern end of the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta on April 17th, 2011. The video of Puerto Vallarta's Flash Mob is all over the Internet and available on YouTube, and organizers are encouraging everyone to help the video go viral.

The same day as the flash mob was coincidentally Palm Sunday, and earlier that morning the block in front of the Cathedral of Guadalupe was lined with vendors selling the traditional items woven from fresh green palm fronds in the shape of various important religious icons, crosses and even very artistic versions of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Virgin of Talpa.

April was the month when it started to become clear that Real Estate sales are picking up in Puerto Vallarta. Several Real Estate companies such as Tropicasa Realty report record sales in the previous year and a surge of sales of very high end luxury villas was reported in both the Conchas Chinas neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta and some sales in Punta Mita which, while actually located in another state, is still very connected to Puerto Vallarta in tourism and by business.

The biggest news of the month was about the closing of the Malecón to vehicle traffic. It was reported in one of the local English newspapers that it was decided that the Malecón could be closed to vehicle traffic if there was a vote held and a majority of local residents agreed.

One of the local English language newspapers reported that one of the local Spanish newspapers reported that the vote had passed. However, there are some local residents and business owners who are not in full agreement and it is a hot topic of discussion among the locals.

The month ended with the 2 weeks of Easter Holidays as celebrated in Mexico. Semana Santa, or Holy Week, being the week preceding Easter Sunday and Semana Pascua, the week following Easter Sunday.

During these two epic weeks, hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over Mexico's interior came to enjoy the beach. As this is the only big holiday of the year for many workers the Mexican people invest all the gusto they are able to muster, and I would love to see how much beer is sold during these 2 weeks. The traffic is terrible and the beaches and streets are very crowded. After the great exodus the town seems almost too quiet, but then slowly comes back to a normal beach resort level of energy.

The construction in the Romantic Zone and Historic Zone are almost completely finished. The planters have been planted along Basilio Badillo and around the Mercado Municipal - thanks partly to the city and partly to the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club volunteers who helped with the planting of hundreds of bright fuschia bougainvilleas.

The town looks amazing and the dust and workers are gone. The Pier on Los Muertos Beach is still pending, but there is a barge and big machine set to start working.

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