Over 500 people have taken to the streets of Puerto Vallarta from 5 de Diciembre to the River, and from the beach to Naranjo, all in an effort to clean up the tourist zone at the start of this high season.
While Puerto Vallarta is already in the peak season for tourism and the area has experienced an increase in both national and international tourists this year, even more people are expected in the coming days and weeks with the Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival happening this weekend and the International Fireworks Festival beginning the following week.
The cleaning project was organized by local businesses, municipal tourism, departments of environment and public works, neighborhood associations, students, and other residents of the city.
It was reported that a group of 250 people in the Boca de Tomates area of Puerto Vallarta collected over 2,000 kilos of trash from the streets and beach.
The group will continue cleaning within the tourist strip on Saturday, December 13.
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