Puerto Vallarta News

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

Tourism down nearly 50% in Puerto Vallarta

Tourism in the Municipality of Puerto Vallarta is down nearly 50% in the face of the coronavirus health emergency. In the city, there are around 41 thousand rooms for rent offered by hotels, condos, and residences. “In occupation, it has lowered substantially, people are worried, of course. There are sectors, for example, such as the...
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Some people in tour group exposed to COVID-19 visited Bahía de Banderas

The state governor, Enrique Alfaro confirms that the main source of coronavirus infection that exists at the moment in Jalisco is from a group of 400 people who traveled to a resort in Vail, Colorado. The government has asked all these people to have social responsibility, isolate themselves and go to the official health sector,...
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Cruise ship turned away from Asia ports amid coronavirus fears will dock in Puerto Vallarta

Holland America Line said Tuesday it will bring the Westerdam cruise ship to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, instead of Juneau after it had been turned away from several Asian ports over the coronavirus. The company, in a statement, said the decision on where to dock the Westerdam was reassessed after it announced plans to halt operation...
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All business with occupancy of 50 people or more for 30 minutes are ordered to close in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta faces an economic disaster after the state governor, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, on Tuesday ordered the closure of sites that house more than 50 people for a continuous period of 30 minutes as new restrictions to control the coronavirus take place throughout the state. With this, party halls, casinos, clubs, canteens, and bars should...
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Meet Puerto Vallarta’s First Butterfly Sanctuary

After turning 1500m2 of dry clay land field into an enchanted garden, the Puerto Vallarta first butterfly sanctuary has spread its wings. This glorious haven for butterflies provides not only the flowering nectar plants for the adult butterflies, as well as the green leafy food plants required by their offspring, the caterpillars. Visit Mariposario Jardin...
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Sanitary filters are applied in Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara airports

Today the sanitary filters were installed at the national and international entrance gates of the Guadalajara International Airport, in which 12 workers from the Jalisco Health Secretariat participate. The preventive measures carried out in Guadalajara will also be carried out at the Puerto Vallarta airport, Jalisco governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez reported. The measure seeks to...
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Cancellation of cruises and Tourist Tianguis will impact Puerto Vallarta

Without being able to quantify it yet, the postponement of the Tourist Tianguis in Mérida will have an impact on Puerto Vallarta and the state, according to the Jalisco Tourism Secretary, Germán Ralis Cumplido during his visit to the city. “Obviously in public health, we already know what we are facing. On the economic issue,...
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“Surfing with Nixon,” surfing with a cause, returns to the Riviera Nayarit

The Pasitos de Luz foundation will host the second edition of Surfing with Nixon, a surf therapy event focused on children and teens with different abilities that will be held at Playa Varadero in Nuevo Vallarta on March 10. This second edition is taking place thanks to the international collaboration between the Surfing with Nixon...
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Convenience store in Puerto Vallarta goes viral for its ocean views

An Oxxo convenience store in Puerto Vallarta has gone viral in social media, since it is not just any store, but it has its own view of the sea and, well, it is beautiful! Some Internet users comment that it is the most beautiful convenience store in the country, that’s why everyone wants to visit...
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The 2020 WesMex Regatta kicks off the Riviera Nayarit’s Nautical Season

The Riviera Nayarit is ready to welcome over 200 competitors for the fifteenth edition of the WesMex International Regatta, an event that attracts top sailors from Mexico and other countries. It is being hosted at Nuevo Vallarta’s Vallarta Yacht Club VYC from March 5-8, 2020. The regatta forms part of the Riviera Nayarit’s Nautical Season...
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Riviera Nayarit is the best coastal road trip on Lonely Planet

The Riviera Nayarit is on display on one of the most important online platforms in the world—Lonely Planet—thanks to an article written by travel journalist Bailey Freeman, who visited the destination from January 29 – February 3. Titled “Riviera Nayarit is Mexico’s best low-key coastal road trip,” the article details the author’s trip through the...
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Puerto Vallarta tunnel gets the mural treatment

Twelve different species of endemic flora of the Puerto Vallarta region were captured inside one of the two tunnels in the area by the Mexican artist Lucia Prudencio Núñez. The project is part of a program to revitalize large-scale public spaces through art, which the Municipal Government undertook, through the initiative of the Vallartense Institute...
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