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November 29 Vallarta News Brief and Upcoming Events

November 29, 2013

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around the Republic, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some of this week's Vallarta news headlines, some breaking Mexico news stories, and a few upcoming local events you won't want to miss.

Cholera Outbreak is "Under Control"

Mexican health authorities said that the cholera outbreak in the central region of the country is "under control" and that a total of 184 cases have been confirmed in four states and Mexico City. "The total number of confirmed cases in the country stands at 184 up to now and includes two in Mexico City, two in San Luis Potosi, nine in Mexico state, 11 in the state of Veracruz and 160 in Hidalgo," the federal Health Secretariat said in a communique. The department said the epidemic was controlled thanks to the care and prevention measures in effect, plus the public’s cooperation with official recommendations on how to keep the disease from spreading. It also said that in the campaign against cholera some 53,000 homes were visited, 58,000 envelopes of oral serum and more than 22,000 bottles of colloidal silver were delivered, 18 tons of chlorine for purifying water were distributed, and laboratory tests were made of over 2,000 samples from the water system.

5th Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon a Success

The 2013 Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon was a complete success with approximately 800 runners of all ages participating in the November 23rd race. A total of 78 trophies and prizes were awarded - but the big winners of the day were David Gutiérrez Miranda from San Miguel de Allende in the male open category, with a time of 1 hour 20 minutes; and Puerto Vallarta's own Dinora Pérez Sánchez in the female open category, with a time of 1 hour and 29 minutes. Now in its 5th year, the Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon is currently ranked among the top 10 marathons on a national level. "This is an event that plays on the world stage and generates tourism," said Arturo García, director of the Half Marathon. "If you consider that each of the participants brought three companions, then you can extrapolate that it brought in over three thousand visitors. We'd like to thank the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau for their unwavering support," he added.

Newly-Renovated ClubHotel Riu Jalisco Now Open

After investing over $15 million USD on a complete refurbishment, the ClubHotel Riu Jalisco has reopened its doors with new services and style that will leave its customers speechless. Located right on Playa Flamingos in Nuevo Vallarta, the newly-renovated beachfront hotel has added family-friendly amenities like family rooms and a new kids' splashpool with a slide and games, along with many other improvements to be enjoyed by all, like the newly-extended lobby with free WiFi, the Renova Spa's new steam bath, Jacuzzi and gym, and a new Italian restaurant in addition to the resort's three other dining venues. Inaugurated in 2002, the ClubHotel was the first RIU hotel on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Since then, it has become a favorite hotels amongst families thanks to its spacious rooms, large garden and pool areas, 24-hour All Inclusive program and full range of entertainment options. Learn more at

Los Bambinos Return to Roxy Rock House

After spending an amazing summer touring the United States, Los Bambinos have returned to Puerto Vallarta and are bringing their 2 hour stage show back to Roxy Rock House every Tuesday night (except New Year's Eve) through April 22, 2014. Over the years, this talented group of brothers has garnered a steady following, largely due to their unique covers of songs spanning several decades and genres - from the Beatles, the Beach Boys and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, to Donna Summer, The Bee Gees, The Eagles, the Gypsy Kings and Lenny Kravitz - that delight audiences of all ages and preferences. So put on your dancing shoes, gather up your friends, and head on down to Roxy Rock House every Tuesday night for some great music by one of the hottest bands in Puerto Vallarta! Tickets cost $250, and can be purchased online via, from the guys as they play in various Olas Altas/Romantic Zone restaurants, or by calling Los Bambinos booking at (322) 222-4357. Roxy Rock House is located at Ignacio L. Vallarta #217 on PV's south side.

Upcoming Events in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay
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• Artist Lee 'Lencho' Chapman at Galleria Contempo

• Riviera Nayarit Celebrates First Cocktail-Art Event

• 'Bedazzled Broadway' at Paradise Community Center

• Democrats Abroad Tuesday Night Film Series Resumes

Don't forget to vote for your favorite Puerto Vallarta restaurants in our 2013 Best of Banderas Bay Awards, right HERE on We'll be collecting your votes in categories ranging from 'Best Breakfast' to 'Best Margarita' through December 31st, and the Puerto Vallarta restaurant with the most votes in each category will be named 'The Best of Banderas Bay' at an awards ceremony in early 2014. Click HERE to vote NOW!