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At around 8:30 am this morning, Puerto Vallarta felt the rumblings of a second earthquake off the coast in the last ten days. This morning’s earthquake recorded 6.3 on the Richter scale with an aftershock of 5.5 occurring 13 minutes after the initial earthquake.  Another earthquake off the coast on February 12 was felt Puerto...
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Secretary of Tourism, Enrique Flores, reports that Puerto Vallarta hotels are already at 85% occupancy for the Semana Santa holidays, Easter week. Flores states that hotels are expecting 100% occupancy for the holiday which begins on March 29 with Palm Sunday and continues through April 5 with Eater Sunday. While national tourists make up the...
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The endemic and migratory bird population of the Riviera Nayarit caused such an impact on the professional career of James Currie, noted producer and host of Nikon Birding Adventures TV, that he returned to the destination this 2015 to tape a new show, which will be aired on five international television stations. Among the stations...
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Update: The Attorney General of Jalisco has confirmed the suspect who was shot is connected to the disappearance of a City Councilman and the police had approached the suspect to question him. The suspects name is Reynaldo Palma and was called the “Commander” for his rule in local cartel and organized crime. Reynaldo was arrested...
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This year’s Mardi Gras Parade broke all records for participants and attendees along the 3.5 KM parade route that began in the Hotel Zone and worked its way to Old Town and Olas Altas. Judges at this year’s event crowned Paco’s Ranch as the most creative parade entry and the winner of the $5000 peso...
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The planned Jala-Puerto Vallarta Highway has been under construction for years as development on the Nayarit side of the project has been stopped on several occasions. On October 16, 2012, road construction crews preparing the highway route discovered 12 stone boxes filled with the remains of bodies. The National Institute of Anthropology and History determined...
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Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00 PM The International Friendship Club (IFC) is hosting an interactive workshop led by Candace George Thompson, author of the award-winning family saga, Still Having Fun, a Portrait of a Military Marriage. Candace will facilitate “The Gift of Story: Capturing and Preserving Family Memories.” Donation for IFC charities: $50 pesos at...
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From February 25 – March 1, 2015, Puerto Vallarta will host Vallarta Wine Fest with events happening at different hotels and restaurants around the city. The wine event kicks off on Wednesday, February 25, at 6:00 PM at Hotel Casa Velas with a welcome party and social event for the festival participants. On February 26...
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In a recent study of LGBT travelers in Mexico and their economic impact, Puerto Vallarta has slipped into third place behind Mexico City and Cancun. The Tourism Ministry of Mexico cited reports by the global consulting firm for LGBT Travel, Out Now Global, which indicates Puerto Vallarta has fallen into third place with 14% of...
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Sayulita, the hippie chic town also known as the Surf Capital of the Riviera Nayarit, has joined the Beach Cleanup Network for its ninth event, which will take place on Valentine’s Day this Saturday, February 14th. There are now 11 communities receiving the more than 500 citizens that work together on the second Saturday of...
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A moderate earthquake has struck off Mexico’s central Pacific coast, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the morning quake had a magnitude of 5.2 and was centered about 86 kilometres southwest of the town of Tomatlan. Its depth was about 40 kilometres. Civil Protection officials in Jalisco state...
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Lea DeLaria from “Orange is the New Black” will be our Vallarta Pride 2015’s Marshal As Vallarta Pride 2015’s board we are we are glad to announce that the talented comedian, jazz musician and actress LEA DELARIA will be Vallarta Pride’s Grand Marshal in our 2015 parade. That will be celebrated on May 23th 2015...
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The Riviera Nayarit’s hotel and service infrastructure was endorsed with its own share of the Diamonds presented worldwide by the AAA (American Automobile Association). Fourteen hotels and six restaurants located in Nuevo Vallarta, The Mainstream, and Punta de Mita, the Riviera Nayarit’s Glamour Peninsula, were chosen for this prestigious accolade. A total of 10 hotels...
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About 100 professional skydivers from around the world will perform a unique skydiving show 13,000 feet over the Bay of Banderas landing on the Pacific Coast beaches of Nuevo Vallarta from February 13-22. “We expect the participation of 100 professional skydivers from different parts of the world, who will meet to continue adding jumps to...
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On February 12 at 7 PM, the Puerto Vallarta Institute of Culture will present ‘Chronicles and Poems of Puerto Vallarta, seen from its origins by its inhabitants´. The event will be held at River Café and feature cultural and society personalities of Puerto Vallarta. The gathering is free to the public and will share stories...
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