The city of Puerto Vallarta has announced “Operation Safe Christmas”, an initiative by the City Government, Civil Protection, and Puerto Vallarta Police to ensure a safe holiday season in Puerto Vallarta for visitors and residents.
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The initiative puts 360 units on duty during the holiday season, which is expected to be busier than normal with the addition of several large events scheduled in the month of December. The operations will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until January 8, 2015.
The city expects to see an influx of visitors to the area during the International Fireworks Festival, the Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival, and New Year’s Eve celebrations, all being held in December. The additional tourist arrivals for these three events will be joining the typical arrival of foreign travelers during the winter months and the national tourists celebrating the religious holiday that begins December 1 with Dia de Nuestra Seniora de Guadalupe, or Festival of Guadalupe, and continues through December 12.
Authorities remind residents that they can assist in keeping Puerto Vallarta safe this season with some basic preventative measures like locking up houses when leaving and unplugging Christmas lights and decorations to help prevent fire.
While Puerto Vallarta maintains a relatively low crime-rate compared to other cities in Mexico and the United States, the city has a longstanding commitment to the safety and security of residents and tourists in the area.
It is reminded that in cases of emergencies in Mexico, you should dial 066 for emergency assistance.