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 to Receive New Life Saving Emergency Helipads

Governor Sandoval announced that the State of Jalisco will invest $12 million pesos to build new helipads, including those needed in Puerto Vallarta. Health Secretary, Jaime Agustín González Álvarez, says that during the year the State of Jalisco performed 48 emergency airlifts. “Jalisco’s Airborne Vital Emergency program has given us excellent results in saving lives...
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Dead Dolphin Found on Shore in Puerto Vallarta

Officials in Puerto Vallarta collected the body of a dead dolphin two meters from Garza Blanca, says staff at the nearby resort. The body was taken to Centro Universitario de la Costa for an autopsy. “The autopsy does not show any signs of death caused by human, no vessel injury, body damage, or organ damage....
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Coral Princess Scheduled to Arrive in Puerto Vallarta

This Friday, September 26, Puerto Vallarta will welcome the Coral Princess cruise ship, her first visit to Puerto Vallarta and the only planned stop in Mexico in route to Costa Rica with two thousand passengers. The ship set sail on Tuesday from Los Angeles and was originally scheduled to arrive in Cabo San Lucas but...
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Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board Joins One of North American’s Largest Tourism Associations

This past August the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board became a member of the United States Tour Operators Association in an effort to increase destination inclusion in new travel packages to Mexico. USTOA active members represent some of the top names in travel and tourism, and account for a sizable portion of the tour operator market...
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Puerto Vallarta Tourists Receive Tax Return on Purchases in Mexico

Foreigners visiting Mexico on a tourist visa can obtain the refund of tax* that has been retained in the acquisition of merchandise, in commerce established in our country, whenever the following requirements are met: 1. That your return is by air or sea. 2. That you have the fiscal receipts of your purchases. 3. That...
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Cruise Ships Cancel Stops in Los Cabos, Add Puerto Vallarta

José Arturo Musi, President of the Mexican Association of Cruise Ship Tourism, says that cruise ships schedule to arrive in Los Cabos over the coming weeks are looking at making changes to their itinerary after the area suffered heavy damage by Hurricane Odile. An estimated 40 scheduled cruises are considering changes to their itineraries and...
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State of Jalisco Has Sympolic “Vote” on Medical Marijuana Usage

Political supporters of medical marijuana usage and increasing the decriminalization limits for possession in the State of Jalisco, Mexico, have organized a five day statewide survey. The survey focuses on two questions. Do you support marijuana usage for medical purposes, and do you support lifting the state limits on possession from 5 grams to 30...
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Puerto Vallarta Adopts National Code of Conduct to Keep Children Safe

The Agreement for the implementation of the National Code of Conduct for the protection of children and adolescents against trafficking and sexual exploitation was signed Friday, September 19, in Puerto Vallarta. Under the coordination of the Federal Ministry of Tourism, the steps were taken to further combat the problem of trafficking with prevention, awareness, and...
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Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival 2014 December 11 – 14

Rock icons have been invited to participate in the inaugural Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival to be held December 11th through the 14th 2014, same which is expected to further international tourism to the Pacific destination. An action co-sponsored by the Puerto Vallarta Board of Tourism and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, the destination...
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Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board to Participate at NATJA

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board is participating at this year’s North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Conference & Marketplace registration forum in Huntsville, Alabama this week. As part of the city’s responsibilities as the host of the 2015 edition of the conference in May, this year the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board’s President, Nacho Cadena, who...
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Vallarteneses Collect Supplies for Odile Victims in Baja

In support of those who were affected by Hurricane Odile in Baja California Sur, organizations in Puerto Vallarta have come together with Food Bank for Vallarta to organize a collection of food. The head of the Food Bank, Oscar Pérez Flores, reported their are three collection centers in local kindergartens and donations can be made...
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The Ninth Annual Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta

The Ninth Annual Hook the Cure powered by IOTEC will return to Puerto Vallarta on November 6, 2014. The four-day catch-and-release offshore tournament, an official event of the Redbone Celebrity Series, will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Participants, in addition to enjoying one of the greatest fishing locales in world, will experience first-class all-inclusive accommodations...
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