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Puerto Vallarta is internationally recognized as the second most important beach destination for the gay community, after Tel Aviv, Israel, said Vidal Meza, president of the LGBT Trade and Tourism Association. He said that the focus of Vallarta Pride, which will take place from May 19 to 26, is to place this city as the...
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The International Reggae Fest – Riviera Nayarit 2019 has arrived in San Pancho, Nayarit. This Cultural, Artistic, and Musical event will join two nations—Jamaica and Mexico—to share the best of two cultures. The festival will take place May 17-19, 2019 in the coastal town known as “The Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit” in tribute...
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Tourists looking for sun and sand in Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been disgusted by foul-smelling mounds of sargassum — a seaweed-like algae — piling up on beaches and turning turquoise waters brown, and experts are warning that it may be the new normal. Mexico’s Riviera Maya Caribbean coast provides...
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The lack of programs to promote tourism in Mexico and levels of insecurity faced by many states have caused negatively impacted tourism in the country so far this year, industry experts agreed. Jorge Hernández, president of the Mexican Federation of Tourist Associations ( Fematur ), said that insecurity worried entities that report double-digit falls in...
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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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The Vallarta Botanical Garden (www.vbgardens.org) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has been voted into the fifth-place spot among all botanical gardens in North America in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2019. Although the list has been dominated by gardens in the U.S., the Vallarta Botanical Garden has placed twice, first in 2018 when it became the...
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Mexico’s annual inflation rate likely accelerated during April, lifted by price hikes over Easter linked to travel and tourism, as well as increasing costs for some goods, a Reuters poll of analysts showed on Monday. The median forecasts of 12 private sector analysts pointed to an uptick in consumer price inflation to 4.41 percent last...
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With summer approaching and vacation-goers hurriedly marking their calendars and packing their bags, many travelers are wondering if travel to Mexico is safe — considering all the stories in the press about crime there — and if the beach resort city of  Puerto Vallarta is still a viable vacation destination. According to numerous professionals in the travel...
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An intense drought related to this year’s El Nino phenomenon has precipitously lowered the level of Panama’s Gatun Lake, forcing the country’s Canal Authority to impose draft limits this week on ships moving through the waterway’s recently expanded locks. The restrictions on how deep the vessels can reach below the surface means large ships, primarily...
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The Riviera Nayarit is ready to welcome the third edition of the RHA Festival 2019 on April 26-27, the much-anticipated electronic music fest that brings the best of the best in house music from around the world. The stage will once again be set up very close to the beach at the Marina Riviera Nayarit...
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The citizens of the largest tourist destinations in Mexico perceive more insecurity, including in Puerto Vallarta. In Puerto Vallarta, more than half of the population, 56.4 percent, feel vulnerable, contrary to 38.7 percent registered in December 2018. In the case of Cancun, the country’s largest tourist destination, 93.3 percent of the population considered their area...
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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the U.S. government has offered to help finance a proposed train line for Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. López Obrador said late Saturday that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross conveyed a message from President Donald Trump saying that “they are willing to invest and to help build the Mayan Train...
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The Riviera Nayarit has confirmed its participation in Restaurant Week, a gourmet festival that will be held from May 15th through June 10th with the inclusion of 12 of the destination’s restaurants—double the number of registrants from 2018. Generally speaking, this is the second year in a row the record for participating restaurants has been...
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You have no excuse for staying home during Holy Week and Easter! The Riviera Nayarit wants your vacations to be unforgettable with Seasonal Offers that go live from Friday, April 5 through May 2, 2019 that include promotions from 23 hotels associated with the destination. Participating hotels from Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos, Bucerías, La Cruz de...
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Personnel from AHMBB hotel members are preparing for the upcoming Holy Week and Easter holiday season by taking an intensive Lifeguard training course taught by the Civil Protection and Fire Department of the State of Nayarit together with the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau...
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