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Semana Santa

Semana Santa is Puerto Vallarta’s busiest tourist week of the year, and one of Mexico’s most important holidays. In addition to attending Mass on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, many Mexicans will also take advantage of the holiday to visit the beach, the last vacations before the rainy season begins.

Semana Santa News in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Six-year-old Andrick Yahir played in a water fountain enjoying his Semana Santa holidays when a reporter from a local news channel approached him and asked him: “What do you like to do during the holidays?”, To which he replied: “make sandcastles”. The reporter asked him if he had already gone to the beach, but the...
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Plaza de Armas in downtown Puerto Vallarta took on a new face, thanks to the image renewal work carried out by the municipal government of Puerto Vallarta and local Garden Club, on the occasion of the Centennial Anniversary of the city. The work was completed before the start of Semana Santa, and you can already...
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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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guadalajara vacation
Since my last article about our trip to Guadalajara, I have gotten many bits of advice and comments from people with more knowledge about the city. I’ve enjoyed reading people’s comments. One theme that got multiple comments was my experience with taxis. I have gotten mixed advice about how to get the best taxi prices....
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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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Hours after cars were set on fire in the capital city of Guadalajara, five gas stations were burned in Puerto Vallarta, along with vandalism of several area banks throughout the city. The activities are suspected to be connected with recent activities in the state by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel in retaliation for arrests and...
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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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