Vallarta Daily (Puerto Vallarta Daily News / PVDN) was established as an English news website serving Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on April 5, 2014. Our traditional business model is to provide real news to the expat community in Puerto Vallarta, and to those around the world who have an interest in our city. PVDN was founded by Ian Hayden Parker, an expat living in Mexico for nearly a decade, later joined by Sergio Salazar. Working together, Ian and Sergio created Puerto Vallarta’s most read English news website.
We believe in providing accurate, timely, and relative news to the people of Puerto Vallarta. While we maintain a large international readership, our focus is on the news that impacts the expat community in Puerto Vallarta, not the promotion of tourism through the exclusive publication of promotional stories, otherwise known as ‘puff pieces’.
PVDN serves exclusive content written directly by PVDN or columnists. In addition, we license the right to publish and distribute content from AP and Reuters. We also translate, edit, and publish content by Mexico’s press service, Notimex. Any content not written by PVDN has been licensed or republished with permission by the author. All stories published have been independently verified by PVDN before publication, with the exception of Op-eds and opinion pieces.
April 5, 2014: PVDN officially published their first story!
August 13, 2014: PVDN joins Associated Press
December 3, 2014: PVDN joins Reuters
January 19, 2015: PVDN has become Puerto Vallarta’s first English news source to be syndicated by Google News
February 8, 2015: Sergio Salazar joins Ian Hayden Parker as equal partner in PVDN
May 1, 2015: PVDN acts as international correspondents for television media in the U.S. and Canada following cartel violence that occurred in Puerto Vallarta on May 1, 2015.
October 23, 2015: PVDN becomes a correspondent with CNN news covering Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded.
October 24, 2015: PVDN appears on Fox News, CNN, ABC and CBC as special correspondents for Hurricane Patricia.
January 5, 2016: PVDN is named ‘Must Blog to Follow’ by Tumblr.com
July 12, 2016: Ian Hayden Parker and Sergio Salazar finalize sell of PVDN to private individual.
April 9, 2017: Ian Hayden Parker and Sergio Salazar retake ownership of PVDN due to health issues of previous purchaser, in compliance with contract offering Ian and Sergio first rights of purchase.
September 1, 2017: New marketing strategy at PVDN pushed monthly page views past a half-million for the first time.