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Arrecifes Hosts 5th Annual Vallarta Concierge Festival
Marie Callan

On Friday, November 7th at 7 pm, Arrecifes Restaurant in the Puerto Vallarta Westin Resort and Spa will be hosting the 5th Annual Asociación de Concierges Región Pacifico (Pacific Region Concierge Association) 'Festival del Concierge' to benefit two local charities: Pasitos de Luz and Canica.

IFC Opens the Season with Brunch at Casa Fantasia
Janie Albright Blank

To start off the 2014-2015 Season the Puerto Vallarta IFC is hosting a Brunch at Casa Fantasia on November 11, 2014. President Dan Grippo will present an update on our Cleft Palate program, educational programs, and other charitable giving activities that have continued over the summer.

ART VallARTA Sugar Skull Making Workshop, October 29

Come to ART VallARTa at 10 am on Wednesday, October 29th and learn how to make edible Sugar Skulls for your El Día de los Muertos Altar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. ART VallARTa is a collaborative art space located at Pilitas #213, just off Olas Altas in the heart of the Romantic Zone.

October 17 Banderas News Brief & Upcoming PV Events
Banderas News Team

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

Unexpected Visitor at Sheraton Puerto Vallarta Resort

The natural habitats of several species of marine animals were affected by Hurricane Odile's destruction in Baja California. This resulted in an unexpected visitor who arrived at the Sheraton Buganvilias Puerto Vallarta Resort jetty on Sunday, October 12th.

Timothy Real Estate Group Opens Two New Sales Offices

Timothy Real Estate Group is very excited to announce the opening of two new sales centers in Puerto Vallarta. The first new sales center is at V177 on Amapas street in the heart of the Romantic Zone, and the second is on Lazaro Cardenas Road in Bucerias, Nayarit.

Isla Redonda: The Hidden Gem Still Baffles Geologists
Brandon Presser

There’s an islet off the Pacific coast of Mexico with a pristine beach drilled into its central core like the hole of a donut. Isla Redonda, one of the Marieta Islands, is a hidden Eden near Puerto Vallarta that continues to baffle geologists with its oculus of volcanic stone.

Hard Rock Vallarta Hosts 5K Run for Breast Cancer
Ubardo Aguilar

As part of their Third Annual 'Pinktober' campaign, the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta will be hosting a 5K 'run for the cause' on Sunday, October 19th at 8 am. The $290 pesos registration fees benefit Grupo Bennu, a non-profit organization that supports Banderas Bay area women with cancer.

ACT II Entertainment Presents Del Shores' Sordid Best
Banderas News Team

The 2014-2015 theater season officially opens in Puerto Vallarta with the return of funny man and playwright, Del Shores who'll present 'My Sordid Best' on the ACT II Main Stage on Oct 25 & Nov 1; and the international premiere of his award-winning movie, 'Southern Baptist Sissies,' Nov 1.

No Way José! 6th Annual Season Kick-Off Party, Nov. 2nd

Vallarta's favorite Restaurant/Bar, No Way José!, will be celebrating El Día de Los Muertos and the re-opening of the No Way José! Terrace on November 2 with a classic No Way José! fiesta. Julie, José Alfredo and the NWJ! team invite you to help them kick off Season 6 with a bang!

American School of Puerto Vallarta's 'Spook du Soleil'
Eduardo Garcia

Come one and all to the fantastic Halloween event at the American School of Puerto Vallarta! Scheduled to take place on October 30th from 6-11 pm, this year's theme is 'Spook du Soleil,' so there will be lots of color, amazing shows and fun for all ages.

1st Annual Guayabitos Bike Fest October 17-19, 2014
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The 1st Annual Guayabitos Bike Fest 2014, scheduled to be held from October 17-19, promises plenty of fun for the entire family. Expect a night ride, beach activities, a BMX and antique bike exhibit, mountain routes, street rides for every skill level, and more.

Cruise Lines' Interest in the Mexican Riviera is Growing
Vallarta Opina

During the 21st Annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference and Trade Show, held October 6th on the island of Saint Maarten, representatives of Norwegian and Carnival Cruise Lines expressed a growing interest in bringing more ships to ports on the Mexican Riviera.

Economic Solvency Requirement for Resident Visas Lowered
Oscar Magaña León

The Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary published on Friday, October 10th new guidelines to issue VISAS. These guidelines will replace the current ones for Visas issued at Mexican consulates Outside of Mexico, and will be applicable starting October 17, 2014.

TREG's 2014 House Hunters International Charity Event
Timothy Real Estate Group

Don't miss Timothy Real Estate Group's 2nd House Hunters International Charity Event benefiting Becas Vallarta, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Asilo San Juan Diego and the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. The 'Gilligan’s Island' themed-event will be held on November 24 at Mantamar Beach Club.

Abelardo Favela's Newest Paintings at Galeria Contempo
Banderas News Team

After his successful museum show at the Capilla Del Arte in Puebla, and having published a hard cover book featuring a retrospective of his work, Abelardo Favela has been busy painting in his studio once again. See his newest oil paintings at Galería Contempo on Vallarta's south side.

ACT LGBT Working to Boost Romantic Zone Tourism

The LGBT Association of Commerce and Tourism (ACT LGBT A.C.) started the fourth quarter with a series of activities to promote tourism for the upcoming winter season in Puerto Vallarta. The group's next meeting will be held on October 14 at Taste Restaurant at Casa Cupula.

Bonita Hill: Luxury Living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Because You Only Live Once...

Because you only live once, you should live your life in style at Bonita Hill, a new ecologically-friendly real estate development in the most desirable area of Puerto Vallarta, La Zona Romantica. This gated community of low-rise condominiums offers amazing views and contemporary style.

Tourism Board Promoting Vallarta via Social Media
Puerto Vallarta CVB

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board continued its proactive social media campaign last week with a Twitter party and a bloggers' trip. Both efforts promoted the fact that PV is 100% operational despite hurricanes Nobert, Odile & Polo, which came close to the destination last month.

October 10 Banderas News Brief & Upcoming PV Events
Banderas News Team

There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around the Republic, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some of this week's Puerto Vallarta news headlines, some breaking Mexico news stories, and a few upcoming local events you won't want to miss.

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta Building Convention Center
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The cornerstone for the new Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta International Convention Center was laid on October 7th, heralding the construction of what will be the largest convention center ever built in the Riviera Nayarit. The project is expected to be complete in the Summer of 2015.

Help ASPV Students Bring Cheryl's Shoe Box Back
Elena Garcia

Several years ago, a wonderful lady named Cheryl Schrean started a charitable organization called 'Cheryl's Shoebox,' which provided shoes to Puerto Vallarta children in need. Though she's no longer with us, ASPV & her supporters hope to get this worthy cause up and running again.

Third Quarter 2014 Mexico Resort Real Estate Report
John K. Glaab

In the Settlement Company's 3rd Quarter 2014 Mexico Resort Real Estate Newsletter, John K. Glaab gives us an insider's look at the Hurricane Odile clean up efforts in Baja California Sur, and gives us updates on the Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Puerto Vallarta real estate markets.

Hairspray Night Supports SETAC's Fight Against Aids
Marie Callan

Get ready to be dazzled by outrageous hairstyles as 'Tu Centro Comunitario,' the SETAC Community Center, brings 'Hair Spray Night' back to Puerto Vallarta on November 8. This runway spectacular will support SETAC and their fight against HIV and AIDS in the Banderas Bay area.

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Vallarta at Kaiser Maximilian
Laura Gelezunas

With around 6 million visitors from all around the world converging on Munich in October every year, Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world. In Puerto Vallarta, you can celebrate Oktoberfest all month long with authentic German food and spirits at Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant.

Vallarta's Romantic Zone Ready for the Winter Season
Puerto Vallarta CVB

This season, one of the trendiest areas in Puerto Vallarta, La Zona Romantica, characterized by its cobblestone streets and colonial architecture, will be showing off many new offerings, like hotels, restaurants and activities, as a result of its summer 'face lift.'

Vallarta Vacation Property of the Week by

If you are planning a dream vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, look no further than Puerto Vallarta Rentals Premier Vacations' website, This week's featured vacation property, Casa de la Cruz, is a luxury condo in the prestigious Amapas 353 building on PV's south side.

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