Puerto Vallarta News

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

Thomson launches the first non-stop flight from the UK to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Thomson Airways, an airline that belongs to Thomson and First Choice, part of the Tui travel group, has become the first and only airline to offer direct and non-stop flights from the UK to Mexico’s Pacific Coast, with the departure of its revolutionary Boeing 787 Dreamliner from UK’s Manchester airport on May 1. The flight,...
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Princess Cruises Celebrates 50th Anniversary with a Special Puerto Vallarta Cruise

To cap a year of 50th anniversary activities, Princess Cruises, which celebrates the five decade mark in 2015, has created a special Mexico itinerary departing on December 3, 2015 – exactly 50 years to the day that the line’s original ship, Princess Patricia, set sail on the company’s very first cruise in 1965. Offered on...
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CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Introduces New ‘Worry-Free Weddings’ Program

A new “Worry-Free Weddings” program offered exclusively by Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts, including CasaMagna in Puerto Vallarta, is helping couples remove the stress of planning a destination wedding and allowing them to focus more on the “happily ever after.” The program, which launched April 1 at the collection of eight breathtaking resorts located...
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Puerto Vallarta: The Friendliest City in the World

The Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center in Mexico is just four and a half years old, but it already is making a name for itself in the international event community. For the past three years, it has been recognized in MDC Magazine Readers Choice Awards as one of Mexico’s top 10 convention centers. This year,...
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Huffington Post Names Puerto Vallarta Top Retirement Destination

“Romantic” is how the Huffington Post ultimately describes the city of Puerto Vallarta, which lies on Mexico’s Pacific coast along the scenic Bay of Banderas; a location that has given this former small fishing village everything it needs to become one of the world’s top choices among retirees. “In Puerto Vallarta, you have the opportunity...
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Only Six Weeks of Puerto Vallarta Art Walk remains

Puerto Vallarta has established itself as a vibrant center of art creation, exhibition and promotion. An important contribution to the city´s art scene is Puerto Vallarta´s ArtWalk which this year will be held every Wednesday from October 30, 2013 through May 28, 2014 from 6 PM – 10 PM. The participating galleries in Centro Historico...
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Gastric Bypass Medical Tourism Big in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

At the end of 2013 Dr Jose A. Castaneda successfully performed a gastric sleeve in Puerto Vallarta at CMQ Premier hospital, one of the leading private medical centers in Mexico. His patient Susan Michael arrived from the United States with severe health issues associated with morbid obesity, and although she was a bit nervous at...
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“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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