Puerto Vallarta News

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

WTTC ‘Safe Travels’ stamp is a marketing scheme, not a seal of safety

The Ministry of Health (SS) and the General Health Council (CSG) are the only authorities empowered to issue protocols or guidelines for general compliance with respect to Covid-19; thus, the ‘Safe Travels’ seal issued by WTTC and other groups are only opinions based on little or no safety verification. As PVDN has been reporting, the...
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Puerto Vallarta asks people not to spend more than four hours at the beach

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Puerto Vallarta government is asking people not to go to the beach for more than four hours to avoid crowds. The local government issued a series of recommendations after its gradual reopening on June 15 due to coronavirus in order to avoid further infections. In general, public beaches are...
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19 shelters in Puerto Vallarta are ready for hurricane season

Puerto Vallarta has 19 shelters ready for the current hurricane season, in which some 2,000 people could be taken if necessary, while complying with sanitary measures that the pandemic demands. Previously, these temporary shelters had the capacity to house some 4,400 people, but because the coronavirus pandemic requires healthy distances and strict sanitation measures, the...
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Puerto Vallarta reaches its highest single-day death count and daily infections from COVID-19

The Ministry of Health (Ssa) reported this Thursday during the press conference on the advance of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in the country that, to date, 202,901 accumulated confirmed cases have been registered in Mexico, and 25,060 deaths. Today, Mexico added 6,104 new cases and 736 deaths from COVID-19. The State of Jalisco reported 10,387...
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Dengue cases are increasing without federal funds for preventative measures

In Mexico, dengue infections increased in the first half of the year. Compared to January 1 to June 15, 2019, and 2020, the positive cases went from 2,882 to 4,045. And the worst infection period comes with the arrival of the rains and the proliferation of the transmitting mosquito. However, the National Center for Preventive...
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Earthquake with an epicenter in Oaxaca is perceived in the south of Jalisco

The Jalisco State Civil and Fire Protection Unit (UEPCB) reported that the magnitude 7.5 earthquake registered this morning in Cruceita, Oaxaca, was perceived in the municipalities of Zapotlán el Grande (Ciudad Guzmán) , as well as in Atoyac, Cuautitlán de García Barragán and Gómez Farías. Likewise, he pointed out that monitoring is carried out in...
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Jalisco Governor says beaches in Puerto Vallarta have opened with strict care

The reopening of the beaches of Puerto Vallarta has been carried out in an orderly manner and with strict care, such as the commitment of the entrepreneurs in the tourism sector who have limited occupancy to 25 percent, said the Governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro. Beaches in Nayarit have remained closed, resulting in the beaches...
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Riviera Nayarit’s Protected Natural Areas, a treasure house of biodiversity

The Riviera Nayarit is home to several important areas designated as Protected Natural Areas (PNA), which together comprise our destination’s greatest natural treasure. The PNAs were created to conserve our natural patrimony through the proper stewardship of these areas, as well as allow for significant income generation for the people living in their vicinity. Thanks to the...
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Social distancing was not on the minds of beachgoers in Puerto Vallarta this weekend

As part of the return to the ‘new normal’ in Jalsico, and a condition of beaches reopening, was the enforcement of healthy distancing. The responsibility of guaranteeing healthy distances were followed on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta fell on hotel and restaurant owners with beach concessions, and the local police would enforce healthy distancing on...
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Beach vendors in Puerto Vallarta are happy to be back, even if business is slow

Raymundo, a handicrafts vendor and renter of tables, chairs and umbrellas on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, appreciates being away from home again, doing the job he has done for more than 10 years. “We were already seeing the reality as difficult, the savings have been gone for weeks and we no longer knew what...
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Puerto Vallarta with 644 cases of COVID-19 and 43 deaths; no flattening of the curve

The Ministry of Health (SSa) reported this Saturday, June 20, that the accumulated infections of COVID-19 in Mexico are 175,202, adding 4,717 new cases today. Furthermore, since the beginning of the epidemic, Mexico has suffered 20,781 fatalities, with 387 new deaths today. There are 23,567 confirmed active cases in the country, which represent the cases...
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Jalisco Human Rights Commission asks government to put health over economy

Given the high number of infections and deaths by COVID-19, the Jalisco State Human Rights Commission ( CEDHJ ) urges the State government, the municipalities, and the health authorities to put life over the economic reopening. The Commission reiterates that in the case of educational and workspaces that are not essential, they must remain closed....
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