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The Recycled Orchestra: Creating Music out of Garbage

'Landfill Harmonic' is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable orchestra in Paraguay, where the musicians play instruments made from trash. The film shows how recycled materials can be transformed into musical instruments that change children's lives.

PV Mural Part of Greenpeace 'Detox' Campaign
Richard Dangler

Last weekend a new mural was brought to life in downtown Vallarta. If you walk down Morelos street, you will find a colorful skull with Greenpeace's global 'Detox' campaign legend below it. Detox is focused on exposing links between clothing brands and toxic water pollution.

Quiksilver Surf Open Acapulco, July 17-22
ASP International

ASP North America made a last-minute addition to the schedule with the ASP 4-Star Quiksilver Surf Open Acapulco officially confirmed on June 26. Scheduled to take place at Playa Revolcadero July 17-22, the tournament is open to all national and international pro surfers.

Summer Sizzle Returns to Daiquiri Dick's
Laura Gelezunas

It's time to take your taste buds traveling during the Summer Sizzle at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. From June through August this popular beachside restaurant will offer diners three delectable courses of cuisine from different countries for $299 pesos.

Garlic & Mango Festival Returns to River Café
Laura Gelezunas

Mangoes are ripe for the picking over the next few months - especially at The River Café, where cuisine and nature meld exquisitely. In June and July, they are bringing their special 'For the Love of Garlic and Mango' menu back to Vallarta for an encore performance.

Daiquiri Dick's 2012 Restaurant Week Preview
Laura Gelezunas

When it comes to fine dining in Puerto Vallarta, Daiquiri Dick's has it all... Especially during Restaurant Week 2012, when you can enjoy an exceptional 3-course menu and superior service in an elegant beachfront setting for only $299 pesos from 5:30-11 pm through May 31.

Restaurant Week 2012 at Kaiser Maximilian
Laura Gelezunas

This month, Kaiser Maximilian is celebrating 17 years of bistro-style dining in Old Town Puerto Vallarta, so in addition to participating in Vallarta Restaurant Week, they'll be serving their special three-course menu for lunch and dinner for $299 peso through June 15th.

Enjoy Brunch Every Day at Daiquiri Dicks
Laura Gelezunas

Brunch is something people usually think of for a Sunday, late in the day, sometime between breakfast and lunch meal. At Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, you can enjoy a special brunch menu EVERY DAY from 9 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon.

World Economic Forum Spotlights Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta CVB

Puerto Vallarta is a booming resort destination that combines the best of Mexico’s past, present and future, which is why it was the perfect place for the 2012 World Economic Forum on Latin America - and for world leaders to discuss the region's role in today's world.

World Leaders in Puerto Vallarta for 2012 WEF
Lorena Sonrisas

Global Information Technology topped the agenda at the 2012 World Economic Forum on Latin America, which was inaugurated Monday morning by Mexican President Felipe Calderón at the Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center, and continues through April 18th.

A Look at Vallarta's Jewish Community
Laura Gelezunas

When thinking about relocating or retiring to Mexico, finding a city that accommodates your religion is often a priority. And, if you're looking to purchase real estate, knowing that there is an active Jewish community could persuade you to choose Puerto Vallarta.

PV's New Malecón: The Jewel of the City
Dino Deramee'

Located in the city's center, the Malecón is the jewel of the town; by far, Puerto Vallarta's most popular tourist attraction. The reconstructed, revamped, repaved, expanded, and enlarged waterfront walk-way is at the heart of the Vallarta's renascence.

Earth Hour Recognized This Saturday
Richard Thomas

Earth Hour is a worldwide event considered to be the largest environmental awareness campaign ever orchestrated. A 'highly visible' symbolic act, it is intended to bring attention to the negative human influence over climate change.

Tourist Atlas of Mexico on Internet
Callu George

Authorities in Mexico plan to launch an online destination tool called the 'Atlas Turístico de México' - an interactive website featuring the country’s 85 main tourist destinations and information to help visitors plan their travels to every corner of the country.

Puerto Vallarta's New Image Showcased
Noemí Zamora Reynoso

After a rewarding first day of business meetings, Tianguis Turístico 2012 attendees were treated to a concert by Mariachi Vargas, a fireworks display, and the debut of the city's new promotional video on Puerto Vallarta's newly renovated Malecón.

Pope Holds Mass in Guanajuato, Mexico
Weissenstein & Winfield - AP

Pope Benedict XVI celebrated an open-air mass on Sunday, March 25th, in the shadow of the Christ the King monument, at Bicentennial Park, near Silao, Mexico in Guanajuato State. The monument is considered one of the most important symbols of Mexican Christianity.

Vallarta Artist Unleashes Her Passion
Laura Gelezunas

Vancouver artist, Diane Walsh, talks about her art and how living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico seven months out of the year unleashes her passion and inspires her to create everything from from oil portraits to multi-media works including metal leaf, acrylic, glass and resin.

La Cruz All Star Benefit Concert March 27
Landon Hollander

On March 27, 2012, Amigos de La Cruz will present an evening of videos and music featuring the premier episode of the Canadian television program 'Travel Secrets - Mexico' which highlights La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, as well as performances by La Cruz's best musicians.

Latcho and Andre at The River Cafe
Dino Derameé

Viejo Vallarta is in for an exquisite treat as European recording artists and Puerto Vallarta favorites, 'The Blond Gypsies' Latcho & Andrea, will be performing their Gypsy Rumba and Flamenco style guitar music at the River Cafe for three nights in March.

Introducing Facebook's New Timeline
Jorge Chavez - Mijo! Brands

Facebook’s new timeline adds depth to what used to be the 'Wall' for users. Now, instead of scrolling back through just a few months of posts, you can view images and publications from previous years, allowing users the ability to view the evolution of the company.

Electro Beach Brings EDM to Puerto Vallarta
Laura Gelezunas

The hottest up-and-coming talents, plus some of the biggest names in the EDM (electronic dance music) business are coming to Puerto Vallarta for the largest DJ event in Mexico's history - 'Electro Beach.' The six-week-long party starts on Feb 24 and runs through April 8.

Mardi Gras Madness at Daiquiri Dick's
Laura Gelezunas

Daiquiri Dick's is the place to be during Mardi Gras weekend in Puerto Vallarta. An extravaganza on February 18 offers live music, a flamboyant floor show and the PV Carnaval Parade projected live on a big screen, along with an array of creative Cajun cuisine.

Simply Puerto Vallarta - Welcome to Paradise
Laura Gelezunas

Puerto Vallarta is known as one of the friendliest cities in the world, and, according to many international publications and websites including US News and World Report, AARP, Orbitz, USA Today, and Trip Advisor, the best place in Mexico to vacation, retire, or start a new life.

Live Coverage of Vallarta Carnaval Parade

Puerto Vallarta's 4th Annual Carnaval Parade, scheduled to start at 9 pm on February 18, 2012, promises to be bigger and better than ever! The parade circuit is about three times longer than in years past - and this year, you can watch a live broadcast on the Internet.

Expats Flex their Philanthropic Muscles
Laura Gelezunas

Many expats living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico have discovered that working with one of the many non-profit and charitable organization in the Banderas Bay area is an ideal way to learn about the culture and make friends while giving back to the community which embraces us.

Paddle for PEACE at Etc Beach Club Jan 15
Nicole Majewski

Paddle for PEACE Round #2 is coming this Sunday to Etc Beach Club Nuevo Vallarta. This is a fun for everyone SUP Race and SUP Party. All ages and abilities welcome. There'll be relay races for all abilities, short 150m paddle mixed teams, and great draw prizes for competitors.

Chi Chi Rones: The 'Spitfire Latina from Tijuana'
Gary R. Beck

Wearing a blown out red dress showing girlish legs and an intense blond wig, Chi Chi Rones fills the house with deep laughter, quick wit and pace, along with funny and sad songs at Southside PV's The Palm Cabaret on January 4, 6 & 7 at 8 pm and on Jan 9 at 10 pm.

Vegas Hypnotist Dr. Scott Lewis at The Palm
Tracy Parks

If you missed last night's performance by the outrageous and hilarious hypnotist from Las Vegas, Dr. Scott Lewis, you have one more chance to catch his act on New Year’s Day at 10 pm at The Palm Cabaret on PV's South side.

TREG: Inspired Living at Paramount Bay
Laura Gelezunas

Los Muertos Beach has been the center of beach life in Puerto Vallarta since the 1960s. Timothy Real Estate Group agent Russell Faulkner shows us a gorgeous condo in Paramount Bay that's within walking distance of Los Muertos and everything else PV's south side offers.

Tin Christmas Trees & Decorations at BBTC
Laura Gelezunas

If you still haven't decorated your home for the holidays, be sure to stop in Banderas Bay Trading Company and check out their selection of traditional tin trees and handmade Christmas ornaments during this week's Vallarta South Side Shuffle on Friday, December 16 from 6-10 pm.

6th Annual Pet Picnic a Howling Success
Laura Gelezunas

There was a lot of clowning around at Daiquiri Dick's 6th Annual Pet Picnic. On December 3, 2011, happy people and their pets had a tail-wagging good time while raising over $12,000 pesos for local non-profit PEACE and their Banderas Bay area spay and neuter clinics.

Step into the Serenity of Casa de Roxy
Sierra del Mar, Puerto Vallarta

Fall in love with Casa de Roxy, a 3 bedroom 4 1/2 bath hacienda-style home basking in the warm jungle breezes accompanied by the blue skies, majestic sunsets and ocean vistas that make Puerto Vallarta, Mexico one of the world's favorite retirement and vacation havens.

Daiquiri Dick's Sixth Annual Pet Picnic
Laura Gelezunas

Get ready for a doggone good time! The 6th Annual Pet Picnic returns to Daiquiri Dick's on December 3rd at 11 am. Grab your four-legged friend and head to the restaurant's patio overlooking Los Muertos Beach on the South side of Puerto Vallarta, for a howling good time.

Hard Rock Hotel's New Wedding Collection
PR Wire

Palace Resorts announces the Colin Cowie Wedding Collection. Available at all Palace Resorts Mexico properties and the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels in Punta Cana, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Riviera Maya, Cowie is bringing his style and innovation to destination wedding design.

Simply Puerto Vallarta - Medical Care in Mexico
Laura Gelezunas

Americans are flocking to Mexico for discount health care, The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported. Each year, hundreds of Americans flock to the Bay of Banderas for quality health and dental treatments, and Puerto Vallarta has quite a few facilities offering excellent services.

Day of the Dogs at Daiquiri Dick’s
Laura Gelezunas

Daiquiri Dick’s is going to the dogs. It’s time to grab your best friend and head to the 6th Annual Pet Picnic. This event will be a howling good time on Saturday, December 3 starting at 11 am on the restaurant’s patio overlooking Los Muertos Beach on Vallarta's Southside.

Chef Ferzacca's Fennel Roasted Sea Bass Recipe
Laura Gelezunas

Chef Paul Ferzacca's Fennel Roasted Sea Bass Recipe gives us a little taste of the flavors of Banderas Bay that are being served at Kaiser Maximilian through November 20, 2011 during the XVII Annual Festival Gourmet International in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

PV Insider Visits Restaurante El Brujo

Gary Beck gives us an inside look at his favorite dishes from El Brujo, one of Old Town Vallarta's most cherished and authentic restaurants. Located on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, El Brujo is home to some unique seafood dishes not found anywhere else in town.

Video Series: PV Insider with Gary Beck
Exploring Vallarta Restaurants

The PV Insider video series, hosted by Gary Beck, takes you into the heart of Puerto Vallarta's culinary scene to explore the savory flavors of the Banderas Bay area's most authentic and off-the-beaten-path restaurants.

2011 Festival Gourmet at Kaiser Maximilian
Laura Gelezunas

The annual Puerto Vallarta Festival Gourmet features chefs from all over the world, and guest chef Paul Ferzacca is stirring things up at Kaiser Maximilian. Be sure to reserve your table for his special Chef's Table Dinner, a six-course meal paired with wines, on November 15 at 8 pm.

Simply Puerto Vallarta: Frequent Visitors
Laura Gelezunas

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico continues to serve up years of vacation memories and fun. In this edition of our Simply Puerto Vallarta video series, you'll meet three people who visit Vallarta every year and have been enjoying the Banderas Bay region for around 30 years.

The Deli's Re-Opening a Sweet Success
Laura Gelezunas

Recently The Deli moved into Daiquiri Dick's restaurant at Olas Altas #314 and Los Muertos Beach on the south side of Puerto Vallarta. Now there are two great culinary establishments under one roof, making it easy to never have to cook again.

Simply Puerto Vallarta - Crocodile Encounters
Laura Gelezunas

Crocodiles made their first appearance about 55 million years ago. Since then, the species has not evolved much but its habitat has undergone major changes. Humans have slowly taken over the rivers, estuaries and, in Puerto Vallarta, the mangroves that crocodiles used to call home.

Why PV is the Perfect Place to Call Home
Laura Gelezunas

Everyone should start the day with a walk along the beach instead of being stuck in morning traffic. Timothy Real Estate Group agent Taniel Chemsian tells us why he moved from Los Angeles, California to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and how he's found it the perfect place to call 'home.'

Bengal Tiger Quintuplets Born in PV Zoo

Puerto Vallarta Zoo owners, Martin, Antonio and Alfredo Castañeda, proudly showed off their new additions - five rare Bengal tiger cubs born the day that Hurricane Jova threatened the region. The zoo's tiger breeding program is a success with more than 20 tigers born since 2010.

The Deli Reopens on Vallarta's Southside
Laura Gelezunas

Two of Puerto Vallarta's great culinary establishments are now under one roof. The Deli has moved into Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant, making it easy to never cook again. Join us for The Deli's grand re-opening party on Saturday, October 22 from 4-7 pm.

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