Puerto Vallarta News

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

“The Passion of Christ” Representation in Pitillal

In the streets of Pitillal, on the morning of Good Friday, the traditional representation of the Passion was performed, the Via Crucis which the Catholic Church has been doing for centuries around the world, in this case it started at the Parish of San Miguel Archangel at 10 AM. Puerto Vallarta is no slouch with...
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Vallarta reaches 100% occupancy for Semana Santa 2014

This Good Friday, the streets, beaches, and malecon in Puerto Vallarta look crowded, and the Hotel Association knows why, they report this weekend Puerto Vallarta hotels are at 100% occupancy. “We are surpassing last year’s numbers, and not just this holiday period, we have noticed an increase over the last several months compared to last...
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5 Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

We recommend these five things to do in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: 1. Visit the historic center. Take a long walk with your family, or partner, along the malecon, look at the many sculptures, sand castles and sand sculptures created almost every day by local artists, view the Huichol figures formed with small stones, and take...
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Bugambilia Festival 2014 – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Our second Annual Bugambilia Festival sponsored by the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club. We start off with a Cocktail Party at Oscar’s Restaurant on the Isla Cuale from 6 to 8 pm on May 9, 2014. Then the official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 8pm at Parque Lazaro Cardenas. Tons of fun activities for...
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Paragliding in Puerto Vallarta: A Personal Story

Paragliding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. My personal story of dancing in the air. It’s mid-afternoon on a Friday, and I’m standing on a mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The sun is high and hot overhead, but below me. About 550 feet below, panga boats zoom in and out of the cove that houses the village...
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First Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Puerto Vallarta Opens

Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Puerto Vallarta Announced. InterContinental Hotels Grouphas introduced one of its most successful brands to Puerto Vallarta with the opening of the 115-room, six-story Holiday Inn Express® hotel in Puerto Vallarta. Equipped with 15 suites, this is IHG’s second hotel in Puerto Vallarta, adding to the company’s hotels in the area....
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Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are Vallarta-Nayarit

Six months after the Mexico Tourism Board rebranded Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit as Vallarta Nayarit in its marketing campaign, it appears that the strategy is playing well among domestic and North American wholesalers. The $43.5 million campaign launched in September with two TV spots highlighting the Vallarta Nayarit region on the Pacific coast...
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Horseback Riding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Rancho El Charro, 12km northeast of downtown Puerto Vallarta, is recommended for its healthy horses and scenic three- to eight-hour trots into the Sierra Madre. Some rides are suitable for kids. Setting it apart from competitors are its multiday tours, including the tempting ‘Overnight Lost in the Jungle Ride’ (US$350). Transportation is offered from the...
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Delta expands Puerto Vallarta, Mexico airline services

Delta Vacations is offering travel agents more options for booking vacation packages to Mexico with extra nonstop flights from US cities. Extra Delta Air Lines flights are available to Los Cabos departing from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Atlanta and Salt Lake City and from Atlanta and Salt Lake City to Puerto Vallarta. The expanded services begin October...
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Total Lunar Eclipse Visible in Puerto Vallarta April 15 at 1 AM

Skywatchers in the Americas will be able to catch a rare celestial show as Earth’s shadow falls across the Moon on April 15th, visible in Puerto Vallarta starting at 1 AM. The April 15 eclipse will be visible in the Pacific Ocean region, including Australia and New Zealand, as well as North and South America....
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Puerto Vallarta Representative Drums Up Tourism Business in the UK

On the occasion of the new direct flights from the UK, two of the most stunning destinations along Mexico’s Pacific Coast joined forces to promote the diversity of one region to the travel trade and press last week. Representatives Rolando Miravete (Managing Director for the Puerto Vallarta CVB) and Richard Zarkin (PR Director of Riviera...
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Mexico’s Puerto Vallarta hosts its first FIVB Beach Volleyball Open

Puerto Vallarta, the Pacific Ocean resort city on Mexico’s west coast is preparing to host its first FIVB Beach Volleyball international event when the double-gender FIVB Puerto Vallarta Open is held May 6-11. While it will be the first FIVB international event in Puerto Vallarta, it will be the fifth time the country has hosted...
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