About PVDN

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.

Our Content

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 which consist of the views of the columnist and does not reflect the views of PVDN.

The Changing Face of Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta has changed over the last two decades, and so has the way people access news.

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 and is the only English publication that takes a serious approach to news and local happenings outside of the tourist strip and city promotions that most local news only reports.

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 we are not afraid to cover the other stories that impact the people of Puerto Vallarta.

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, and news that directly impacts your life in the Bay.

We are a new generation of news serving Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.


PVDN Milestones:

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

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

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.

August 2018: PVDN exceeds 1 million page views per month and becomes Puerto Vallarta’s most read English news, as well as the third-ranking English news site in Mexico.