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Semana Santa in Puerto Vallarta, Spanish term for ‘Holy Week’, is the week preceding Easter and the busiest vacation period of the year for the city. The week celebrates the last days of Jesus’ life beginning with his arrival in Jerusalem and through Easter Sunday.

As part of the holiday traditions throughout Mexico, and many Latin American countries, the Passion Play or the Passion of Christ is reenacted throughout several communities in Puerto Vallarta, including a precession through downtown to Plaza Lázaro Cárdenas where a reenactment of the crucifixion is presented on Good Friday.

The community of Pitillal also delights many locals in their reenactment on Good Friday, one of the area’s most popular events with the locals.

Despite the serious nature of the holiday and symbolism in a largely devout Catholic country, Puerto Vallarta is still extremely vibrant and buzzing with tourism. During Holy Week the city comes alive with music, art, and cultural activates around the city to commemorate the holiday week.

Semana Santa is popular for national vacationers as it’s the last vacation before the summer, and rains, that many employees are given time off, combine that with the final days of Spring Break vacations and the religious travelers, Puerto Vallarta receives its busiest times and marks the end of the official tourist season with a diverse crowd of national and international travelers.

On the beaches of Puerto Vallarta during Semana Santa you can expect the waters and sands to transform into a sea of people and beach umbrellas from the hotel zone and south into Playa Los Muertos, Conchas Chinas, and points further south into Punta Negra.

Semana Santa in Puerto Vallarta offers a great opportunity to not only experience the religious culture of Mexico, but also celebrate the last days before Summer in the city known as the friendliest place on earth.

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News from Semana Santa in Puerto Vallarta on PVDN.
A 38-year-old man from the State of Mexico drowned on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, despite the efforts of rescuers to save his life. This is the first drowning of the Easter and Holy Week holiday period in Puerto Vallarta this year. Civil Protection personnel from Puerto Vallarta reported that the incident occurred around 5:00...
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Semana Santa is just around the corner and not only do Mexican travelers know, but so does the tourism industry, and Puerto Vallarta appears to be popular once again. Trivago conducted a study in which analyzed the searches made between March 13 and 17 by Mexican users, to investigate where they plan to travel for...
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Ariel Rodrigo Estrella, 18 years old, is ready for the role of his life. After months of training and carrying a wooden cross for miles, Ariel is ready. The Iztapalapa reenactment first began in 1843 and has become the largest in Mexico. Over one million people will witness Ariel’s portrayal of Christ on Good Friday....
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The 11th Riviera Nayarit Beach Cleanup Network event will take place on Saturday, April 11th at the close of the Holy Week and Easter vacation period and after thousands of visitors poured into the destination’s beaches. These actions are more important than ever because of the vast influx of visitors and the evident increase in...
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In Guadalajara, on Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM, the Department of Transportation for the State of Jalisco reported 60,000 cars departed the capital city, an average of 5,000 every hour as the week-long holiday kicked off. Guadalajara is a business travel city more than leisure vacations, in contrast Puerto Vallarta...
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Semana Santa is the Spanish term for ‘Holy Week’ and is the week preceding Easter. The week celebrates the last days of Jesus’ life beginning with his arrival in Jerusalem and through Easter Sunday. As part of the holiday traditions throughout Mexico, and many Latin American countries, the Passion Play or the Passion of Christ...
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Alex Sol, aka La Gorda, returns to Puerto Vallarta and The Palm Cabaret during Semana Santa 2015 with five performances of her new show beginning April 1 – 5 at 10pm each night (informacion en español abajo). The show includes a cast of Folkloric Ballet dancers from Mexico City that, along with Alex, will take...
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Secretary of Tourism, Enrique Flores, reports that Puerto Vallarta hotels are already at 85% occupancy for the Semana Santa holidays, Easter week. Flores states that hotels are expecting 100% occupancy for the holiday which begins on March 29 with Palm Sunday and continues through April 5 with Eater Sunday. While national tourists make up the...
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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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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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22 Responses
  1. Love the buzz of activity.. Most of the time the majority of occupants here are the “almost dead” and fresh retires…nice to hear the children’s voices, the laughter and the singing and music. Enjoy the vitality that is Mexico, after all it is the Mexicans home..,you are the foreign visitor…have manners and respect for others lives and joy.