Puerto Vallarta News

Local News from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by PVDN, the leading English news source serving the expat community and tourists in Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta Sees 43 Percent Increase in Cruise Ship Arrivals

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board announced that the Pacific seaport city of Puerto Vallarta will see 118 cruises call on its shores this year, 43% over 2013 when 81 cruises called the port. Puerto Vallarta will welcome 52 cruises from September through December of this year, which added to the 64 already visited cruises earlier...
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Large Storm Brewing off Mexico’s Coast as Rachel is Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Tropical Depression Rachel is spinning down west of Mexico’s Baja California, and another tropical low pressure area developing off the coast of southwestern Mexico dwarfs the tropical storm. NOAA’s GOES-West satellite showed the size difference between the two tropical low pressure areas. NOAA’s GOES-West satellite captured an image of the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Sept....
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Sea Lion Caught Enjoying the Sand and Sun on Puerto Vallarta Beach

In the afternoon of Sunday, September 28, a sea lion was discovered resting on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta. Marisol García Romero said the mammal appeared at about 2:00 PM at the Best Western Hotel Puerto Vallarta, almost at Los Arcos. Romero said the animal seemed tires and disoriented. He rested on the stones, dropped...
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Los Mercados, Puerto Vallarta’s Favorite Plaza, Returns Wednesday, October 1

Los Mercados and some of our favorite shops in Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone will return Wednesday, October 1, after a six week vacation. This is great news for those whose wine shelf is looking a little bare and is in desperate need of restocking with the help of Cork+Bottle, or those of us who have...
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Run of the Waiters in Puerto Vallarta

The waiters of Puerto Vallarta celebrated World Tourism Day with the traditional Waiter’s Run at the Agustín Flores Contreras sports complex. Waiters’ Run is a race that tests the speed that a waiter can carry a loaded tray without tipping it. The tradition involves a race between local restaurants as waiters run the course balancing...
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No Fanfare for Hurricane Rachel in Puerto Vallarta

Tropical Storm Rachel became a hurricane on Saturday off the coast of Mexico as she continued moving away from the coast. While not expected to make landfall, Hurricane Rachel is causing heavy rains in the resort town of Los Cabos, already battered by Hurricane Odile. Rachel is a category 1 hurricane and is located 740...
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Puerto Vallarta Opens Donation Center to Help Hurricane Victims in Baja

The city of Puerto Vallarta has installed a donation storage facility at the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport, located in the main parking area, as a designated drop-off point for victims of Hurricane Odile in Baja California. Miguel Andrés Hernández, Director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, said that under World Toursim Day, the Association...
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It Is Urgent to Implement a Real Tourist Culture in Puerto Vallarta

“We believe that it is urgent to implement a real Tourist Culture in Puerto Vallarta and return to the levels of employment in the service sector that we had before 2008,” said Rodolfo Pacheco, Board Member of the Hotel Association, during World Tourism Day. “While it is true that the Vallarta-Nayarit campaign has brought an...
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The Social Event of the Year #PuertoVallarta

On Tuesday, September 30 between 5 PM and 8 PM you are invited to visit the main plaza with your phone, tablet, laptop, or other internet device, connect to the local free wifi, and say something positive about Puerto Vallarta on Twitter (or other favorite network like Facebook), and use hash tag #PuertoVallarta The City...
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People of Jalisco Support Medical Marijuana Usage

The liberal political party of Mexico, Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD) has began a public campaign to grow support of marijuana usage for medical reasons and to decriminalize marijuana up to 30 grams. The PRD overwhelmingly supports the legalization of drugs in Mexico. Currently marijuana usage for medical conditions is illegal and set by...
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International Tourism Day Continues with “Tastes are in Vallarta”

Continuing the festivities in Puerto Vallarta to celebrate International Tourism Day, this evening brings “Tastes are in Vallarta”. The city invites you to enjoy the gastronomic pleasure of Puerto Vallarta outside of City Hall between 8 PM – 10 PM. One of the main attractions of the city is its varied cuisine of national and...
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Princess Cruises Announce New Confidence in Mexico and Puerto Vallarta

Because of this new confidence, Princess Cruises will include two new ships in their Mexican Pacific cruises starting next year. The news was announced by company representative, Santiago Gómez Salvador, today at the welcoming ceremony of the Coral Princess, redirected to Puerto Vallarta from Cabo due to Hurricane Odile damage. The two new cruise ships...
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