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This Month's Hot Property at Tropicasa Realty
Villa Moderna

Villa Moderna is a newly renovated contemporary home with fashionable décor and furnishings, conveniently located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Amapas within easy walking distance to downtown Puerto Vallarta. This luxury home boasts two master suites and spectacular ocean views.

August 1 Puerto Vallarta News Brief & Upcoming Events
Banderas News Team

There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some of this week's Puerto Vallarta news headlines and community announcements, plus a couple of upcoming local events that you won't want to miss.

Vallarta on 2014 Travel + Leisure 'World's Best' List
Marie Callan

The winners of Travel + Leisure 2014 World's Best Awards readers' survey were announced on July 24th in New York - and Puerto Vallarta has moved up from #5 in 2013 to #4 on the magazine's '2014 Top City in Mexico, Central and South America' list.

Puerto Vallarta Realtor Launches 'Recipes & Real Estate'
Banderas News Team

Real estate markets are very competitive no matter where you live. Agents are always trying to attract clients and close the deal. In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico one company is banking on a new series of videos that meld a tasty dish and a home tour to give them the marketing edge.

RR Plan to Link Mexico's Pacific Coast to New Mexico
Lauren Villagran

A Chinese company has inked a deal to build a rail line linking Mexico’s Pacific coast with an industrial hub just south of New Mexico’s Santa Teresa port of entry. Numerous obstacles could thwart the line’s completion, such as the yet-to-be-built deepwater port in Nayarit.

Guadalajara to Host 2014 International IT Conference

The 2014 World Conference on Information Technology, scheduled to take place Sept 29 to Oct 1, will feature over 100 exhibitors and attract more than 2,500 corporate and government delegates from 80 countries to Guadalajara — which is becoming known as Mexico's Silicon Valley.

This Week at Daiquiri Dick's: Irresistible India
Laura Gelezunas

Send your taste buds to India... without leaving Puerto Vallarta! No need to pack your bags, just head on over to Daiquiri Dick's, where this week's Summer Sizzle menu features 3 courses of Irresistible Indian Cuisine for only $299 pesos per person, through August 4th.

The Magic of Vallarta: 'Nuestro Pueblo Vallartense'
Grace Ramirez

When compared to places like Walt Disney World, indisputably the leaders in the service and tourism industry, Puerto Vallarta maintains a very high standard. Nothing compares to how 'Nuestro Pueblo Vallartense' genuinely coddles its own - and its tourists.

'La Isla' Shopping Center to be Built in Puerto Vallarta
Fernando Álvarez

A group of capitalist businessmen are building a renowned shopping center in Puerto Vallarta. Called 'La Isla,' the new mall represents a new and attractive concept that already operates in other major Mexican tourist destinations, such as Cancun and Acapulco.

National Geographic Spotlights the Marietas Islands
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The Marietas Islands were recently were highlighted during an exploration conducted by National Geographic. The expedition took place on July 19th and was headed by anthropologist Dr. Kenneth Broad, who was one of the special guests at the Punta Mita Beach Festival.

Vallarta to Host 2015 International Meeting of Clowns

From May 18-21, 2015, Puerto Vallarta will host the 2015 International Meeting of Clowns, organized by the Mexican Association of Clowns Without Borders, through support provided by the municipal government and the efforts of Juan Pablo Vazquez Balleza, better known as 'Papos.'

Puerto Vallarta Malecón & Plazas Now Have Free Internet
Banderas News Team

As part of Mayor Ramon Guerrero Martinez's strategy to make it easier for Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors to discover all of the benefits that this resort destination offers, Telecable has installed free Internet access in many of the city's public areas.

Second Annual Punta Mita Beach Festival a Great Success
Paulina Feltrin

The Second Annual Punta Mita Beach Festival, held July 17-20 at the renowned beach resort, offered activities ranging from surfing, snorkeling, stand-up paddle and yoga, to sand castle-building for the kids and exceptional culinary offerings by prestigious international chefs.

North American Optimist Sailing Championship Results
Ibis de Teresa

After the tenth and final race of the 2014 North American Optimist Sailing Championship on Banderas Bay, 175 young sailors met at the Paradise Village Convention Center for the Awards ceremony. Singapore won the Open Nations Cup and the USA was awarded the North American Cup.

July 25 Puerto Vallarta Weekend & Upcoming Events
Banderas News Team

Even in the summertime, there's so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some of this weekend's happenings, plus a not-to-be-missed upcoming event that you'll want to mark on your calendar.

End of July Puerto Vallarta Fishing Report
Stan Gabruk

I am happy to report fishing conditions in Puerto Vallarta are changing for the better. We're finally past the midpoint of July. For now we're bursting with Sailfish and Dorado in the 25 to 30 pound range. They're taking bait, and they're not being shy about it, which is great news!

ART VallARTa Creative Clay Cooking Classes & Workshops
Banderas News Team

This October, ART VallARTa will be reopening with weekly classes and events. And, since food is Art when prepared with heart and soul, owner Nathalie Herling will be conducting 'The Art of Creative Clay Cooking' classes and workshops in the studio's Mexican tile ART Kitchen.

Team Ana María Wins Banderas Bay Fishing Tournament
Adán Leyva Avalos

For the second consecutive year, the Ana María team, consisting of Esteban Torres, J. Mark Martínez, Freddy Rodríguez León and Alejandro Nájera Osuna, won first place in the Marlin fishing category of the annual Banderas Bay Marlin & Tuna Fishing Tournament.

5 Sun Care Tips from Vallarta's R Salon
Christina Silvestri

If you are in Puerto Vallarta this Summer, staying out of the sun probably seems like a no-brainer by now. Put your health first and protect your skin from the sun, both outdoors and indoors, with these five sun safety tips provided by the professionals at R Salon.

Mosquitoes Have Blood-Sucking Preferences
Marie Callan

It's Summer in the tropics, and you know what that means... Mosquitoes! Puerto Vallarta's rainy season means it's mosquito season, too. The little buggers are not just annoying, but also carry diseases like dengue fever. But why do they bite some people more than others?

A Guide for First-Time Visitors to Mexico City
Maria O'Connor

Puerto Vallarta is ideally located as a jumping-off point to discover other parts of Mexico. We have all major luxury bus lines at our disposal and, finally, some new options for domestic flights - like to Mexico City, for example - that will not break the bank.

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