Over the last two decades, Puerto Vallarta has transitioned from being a ‘tourist destination’ to the home of an estimated 40,000 expats around the Bay of Banderas.
PVDN understands the changing demographics of our city is the only English publication that takes a serious approach to news and local happenings outside of the tourist appeal. We report directly to the growing expat community that calls Puerto Vallarta home, whether it be part-time or full-time residents.
Tourism is a huge part of our community and economy that has a direct impact on all the people living in our area, so it’s a sector we cover regularly but are not afraid to cover the stories and reality of Puerto Vallarta as a hometown.
We cover crime when we feel like it has a direct impact on the expat community living in Puerto Vallarta. We cover weather and hurricane news. We don’t join other local publications when they ask for a media blackout on stories that they feel is detrimental to tourism. Every decision we make is about coving news for the residents of Puerto Vallarta.
We are lucky to be part of a community that is one of the safest in Mexico. The people are caring and kind, like so many Mexicans throughout the country. We have an opportunity to report so many amazing things in our area with so much positive news being made around the Bay of Banderas, but you can count on PVDN to report on everything that impacts your life with accuracy.
Ian Hayden Parker launched PVDN after living full-time in Puerto Vallarta for several years and grew frustrated with the lack of information outside of hotel occupancy and local tours. As a resident of Vallarta he wanted to understand what was happening behind the scenes, what was happening in the local life. That was his purpose and remains his purpose, reporting the news of Puerto Vallarta that matters to those of us who live in the area.
Today, you will find local news, tourism news, statewide, nationwide, Latin America, and international news coverage on PVDN. The only news source you need in Puerto Vallarta to know what’s happening around the Bay of Banderas or around the world.
We are a new generation of news serving Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
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.
September 10, 2017: PVDN travels to Oaxaca for earthquake relief.
September 24, 2017: PVDN travels to Mexico City for earthquake relief.