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Taste Restaurant @ Casa Cupula Has a New Executive Chef

Casa Cupula is proud to announce the appointment of Chef Agustin Garcia as the Executive Chef of Taste Restaurant. Chef Garcia has recently returned to his native Puerto Vallarta after a six year stint in the Los Angeles area, where he managed four restaurants.

Get Ready for an Unforgettable Vallarta Pride 2015
Tim Wilson

Puerto Vallarta is getting ready for Vallarta Pride 2015. Scheduled to be held May 17-25, this will be the third annual event. This year's theme is 'A Celebration of Unity,' and promises to be an unforgettable moment in Puerto Vallarta's LGBT history.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Love Bugs & Other Wheels
Boardwalk Realty

Tourists visiting Mexico often express surprise at the abundance of Volkswagens in Puerto Vallarta. Mexico has been the home of auto manufacturing for many decades, the Volkswagen being one of the largest contributors to the country's economy.

April 24 Puerto Vallarta News Brief & Weekend 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 local news, a few community announcements, and a couple of this weekend's events that you won't want to miss.

Latcho & Andrea Dinner Show in Tu Casa en Vallarta
Julie Guerrero

On Wednesday, May 6th, The Blond Gypsies, Latcho & Andrea, come back to 'Tu Casa en Vallarta' for an evening of Gypsy Rumba and Flamenco guitar music complemented by a Best-of-Vallarta three-course prix fixe meal, and a complimentary glass of wine.

Colonia Volcanes Ladies Learn a Useable Skill & Trade
Kelly Grams

These past three months of practice have brought the Sewing Seeds students in Puerto Vallarta's Colonia Volcanes to a level that demands more complicated projects. Soon, these teachings will become a new 'skill' that can be utilized in many directions.

A-Listers & Celebrities Visit The Riviera Nayarit
Jorge Jiménez

The domino effect continues as more and more celebrities and A-listers show their preference for the Riviera Nayarit. Selena Gómez heads a long list of celebrities that have recently traded the red carpet for the golden beaches on Mexico's Pacific Coast.

Circo de Niños: The Rising Son of Cirque du Soleil
The Toronto Star

Cirque du Soleil co-creator, Gilles Ste-Croix has set up a circus school for children in San Pancho, Nayarit. Called 'Circo de Niño,' it started 4 years ago when 40 children signed up for the first show. Today, more than 70 children aged 8-17 are learning acrobatics, juggling and trapeze.

Mismaloya Beach Awarded Clean Beach Certification

Mismaloya, best known as the place where 'Night of the Iguana' was filmed in l963, has just become the sixth certified beach in Puerto Vallarta, making this tourist destination the one with the most certified beaches in all of Mexico.

Vallarta's OTFM-TC is Wrapping Up its Best Season Yet
Erin Staley

Saturday, April 25, marks the last day of the Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmers' Market's best season yet! A record-breaking number of visitors, an estimated 125,000, came to shop at the market's 90 vendor stands for one-of-a-kind goodies and on-site services.

11th Annual Vallarta Altruism Festival Set for May 17th
Banderas News Team

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta and US Consular Agent Kelly Trainor are teaming up to host the 11th International Festival of Altruism on May 17th. An annual event, the Altruism Festival raises funds for Banderas Bay area non-profit and charitable organizations.

Kaiser Maximilian Celebrates 20 Years in Puerto Vallarta
Lorena Sonrisas

To celebrate 20 years of serving delicious Austrian cuisine to locals and visitors alike, one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite restaurants, Kaiser Maximilian, will be offering some of their old time classics and a four-course prix fixe tasting menu through May 14, 2015.

What's Ahead for the International Friendship Club?
John Warren

On April 12th, the Puerto Vallarta I.F.C. held its final meeting of the 'season.' The new Board of Directors of the club was installed and Dan Grippo, the club's President for the last two years, handed over the reins to the new President, Henry Golas.

MEXLend Presents Vallarta Pride 'Unity' Art Exhibition

The Vallarta Pride Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the opening of the UNITY Art Exhibition will be part of the May 17-25, 2015 festivities. The exhibit, sponsored by MEXLend Mortgages, will be on display in Galeria Omar Alonso from May 18 to June 18, 2015.

US Navy Continues to Spread Goodwill to Puerto Vallarta
Jerry Lafferty

Puerto Vallarta was honored to welcome the USS Lake Champlain, a US Navy Guided Missile Cruiser, to its waters last week. They came to deliver much needed medical supplies, a goodwill gesture from Northcom of the US Government, but the crew also enjoyed leisure time in our city.

Mamas in Puerto Vallarta Host Picnic / Charity Benefit
Nicole Martin

Pack up your kids and a picnic basket and join Mamas in PV at El Jardin de la Luna on Sunday, May 3rd from 12-6 pm for an afternoon filled with friends and fun at a Picnic to benefit Pasitos de Luz, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit that supports children with disabilities.

Act II Entertainment Doesn't End When the Snow Melts
Marie Callan

Ok, so the snow has melted and our 'Snowbirds' have flown North, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do in Puerto Vallarta. ACT II Entertainment has a full line-up of music, theater and amusement planned throughout the Spring and Summer months. Join the fun!

1st Riviera Nayarit Children's Fishing Tournament
Jorge Jiménez

On April 26, Marina Nuevo Vallarta will host the 1st Annual Riviera Nayarit Children's Fishing Tournament, a fun and free event for kids ages 2-12. Participants will receive an event T-shirt, fishing equipment, toys, and prizes for every child that registers a catch.

This Week, Daiquiri Dick's Serves Up Brazilian Cuisine
Laura Gelezunas

For this week's special at Daiquiri Dick's, Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe and Sous Chef Hugo Mejia have created a wonderful Taste of Brazil menu that offers Vallarta diners some interesting choices. This special menu is being served from 5-11 pm through April 26, 2015.

Airlines Continue Expanding Service To and From Mexico
Tim Wilson

The news from the airlines regarding Mexico continues to get better. Why the interest in Latin America? Latin America (which includes Mexico) is considered to be one of the most lucrative markets, after Asia, for growth by US airline companies.

'Day To Night' Golf Tournament, Auction & Casino Night
Eduardo Garcia

The American School of Puerto Vallarta has just announced 'Day to Night,' a golf tournament, auction and casino night fundraising event, to benefit the school's 'Leer y Crecer' community service project. The event will take place on Saturday, April 18 at Flamingos Golf Course.

April 17 Banderas News Brief and Weekend 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 news headlines and breaking Mexico news stories, and a few weekend events you won't want to miss.

Fallen Fruit's ¡Estas Como Mango! Opens at OPC in May

The California-based art collaboration known as 'Fallen Fruit' will open ¡Estas Como Mango! at Puerto Vallarta's Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in May. This exhibition of contemporary art and public practice will be the first exhibition by the collective in Mexico.

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