Puerto Vallarta News

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

At least 11 whales were rescued in Mexico’s Pacific Coast this season

At least eleven whales were released from fishing nets during the recently concluded whale watching season, which is recorded every winter on beaches in the states of Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima. This fact was pointed out by Astrid Frisch, National Coordinator of the Network of Assistance to Meshed Whales (RABEN), when asked about the program...
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Fire at El Salado Estuary in Puerto Vallarta burns 10 hectares

The protected natural area of ​​the El Salado estuary in Puerto Vallarta registers a fire for the second time in the past year. The event began around 9:30 pm on Friday, when the 911 emergency system recorded several calls alerting to the situation. Immediately, elements of Civil Protection and Firefighters from Puerto Vallarta were dispatched....
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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tomatlán and Bahía de Banderas, one death

On Friday, COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Tomatlán, to the south of Puerto Vallarta, and in Bahía de Banderas, to the north of the city. Reports that a woman from the United States in Tomatlán had died due to COVID-19 began circulating early Friday morning; in the afternoon, the health secretary of the state of...
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60% of restaurants in Puerto Vallarta remain closed

In the midst of the governor’s call to stay home during these five critical days for the spread of the coronavirus, 60 percent of the restaurants in Puerto Vallarta preferred to close their doors, confirmed Sergio Jaime Santos, president of the Restaurant Association in Puerto Vallarta. “The first day between Friday and Saturday those who...
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Puerto Vallarta reports five suspected cases of COVID-19

Official information from the Federal Government Health Secretariat indicates that there are currently 5 suspected cases of COVID-19 in Puerto Vallarta. Of those cases, there are 4 women and 1 man; still under study. Of the 826 suspected cases reported by the Ministry of Health of the Federal Government, as of March 23, 5 were...
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Regional Hospital of Puerto Vallarta establishes clinic for COVID-19 cases

The Regional Hospital of Puerto Vallarta has an area enabled for the exclusive care of patients with symptoms or contagion of Covid-19, which is independently accessible to the rest of the hospital, according to Director, Armando Pérez Oliva. The area was expressly enabled for patients to be isolated and has 5 beds with the same...
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With Jalisco’s first COVID-19 death, Governor asks Puerto Vallarta and GDL airports to suspend some flights

In response to the recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO) to contain the disease, the Governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez announced this morning the application of massive rapid tests to detect Covid-19 as a measure of prevention and early detection, and asked the Pacific Airport Group (GAP) to suspend flights from those places...
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357 German Cruise Passengers returned home after being stranded in Puerto Vallarta

A total of 357 German nationals who were traveling on a cruise ship from New Zealand and who had been stranded in Puerto Vallarta since March 19, were evacuated to Europe this weekend on a humanitarian airlift. The Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation said that the passengers were evacuated on two charter flights that...
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Puerto Vallarta mayor asks people to stay home

After meeting with the mayors of the region to evaluate the actions taken by the COVID-19 contingency, the mayor of Puerto Vallarta, Arturo Dávalos Peña, calls on residents to stay home and abide by the recommendations issued by the State Government. “We finished a working meeting with Health Region 8. We listened to the new...
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Nayarit confirms its first case of COVID-19

The coronavirus COVID-19 has arrived in Nayarit. This was confirmed by the State Health Secretariat, who specified that it is a woman. The infected patient has a history of travel to Spain and began to present symptoms when she returned to Mexico. The state governor, Antonio Echevarría García, added, through his Twitter account, that the...
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Foreigners seek to leave Puerto Vallarta after new travel restrictions by U.S

Hundreds of foreigners seek to leave Puerto Vallarta after the closure of the borders between Mexico and the United States was announced, and the U.S. suspended international travel and asked their citizens to return home while they still could. In regards to the border closures, the U.S. President indicated in a message to his nation...
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At least 7 cruise ships will make Puerto Vallarta their temporary home during COVID-19 pandemic

In less than 24 hours, the third cruise ship of the 6 that have humanitarian requests to dock in Puerto Vallarta has arrived. It was shortly before 5:00 p.m. that the ship, Norwegian Joy, arrived at Pier 3 of the Puerto Vallarta Integral Port Administration (API). The ship arrived in this city with only its...
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