Puerto Vallarta News

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

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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Three FREE tours in Puerto Vallarta

With the knowledge that visitors in Puerto Vallarta are already aware of the popular landmarks, history, and culture of Vallarta, the Director of Municipal Tourism is promoting three different free tours to extend the knowledge of Puerto Vallarta. The three tours are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am and 12:00 pm, and Saturdays at 9...
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Report of UFO sighting in Puerto Vallarta

A witness at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, reported watching a hovering boomerang-shaped UFO that appeared to be slowly “gliding like ice floating on smooth ice” about 5 a.m. on April 10, 2014, according to testimony in Case 55345 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The witness was visiting the resort town and went out...
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Puerto Vallarta’s Gay Pride Celebration May 22-26, 2014

Any individual who needs proof that the gay and lesbian traveler need the same things in their vacation as their straight counterparts should invest some time in Puerto Vallarta. The charm of miles of perfect sunny shores embracing vine-hung foothills, climbing above cobblestone roads, shops overflowing with the nation’s best crafts, close to flawless climate,...
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LGBT Business Expo in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Google, IBM, American Express and American Airlines join forces with Mexico LGBT business expo The fourth yearly event is bringing change to Latin America by putting the region’s LGBT businesses and consumers face-to-face with the world’s largest companies. This summer Puerto Vallarta opens its doors to the world’s most influencial companies seeking to promote LGBT...
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Puerto Vallarta Expects Record Tourism for Semana Santa 2014

Authorities say the upcoming Semana Santa holiday (Easter Holidays) will be a record breaker for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. “I dare say we’ll be about 100 percent, because we have 22 thousand hotel rooms in Puerto Vallarta. When we say that we are at 100% that is a tourist population of 66,000, however there are condos...
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