Vallarta & Banderas Bay Area News
|Daiquiri Dick's Celebrates 40 Years in Puerto Vallarta|
A Puerto Vallarta beach joint famous for fish on a stick and cold beer has transformed over the past 40 years into a fine dining experience. To celebrate the restaurant's 40th anniversary, Daiquiri Dick's is serving a special menu featuring old time favorites through November 30th.
Third Annual 'Motomania' Starts Today in San Blas
The Historic Port of San Blas will host the third edition of the 'Motomanía San Blas' from November 27th through the 30th. The event is endorsed by the 'Federacion Mexicana de Motociclismo' and has positioned San Blas atop the list of biker ports in the Pacific.
Linda Purl & Gregory Harrison Star in 'Love Letters'
Daniel R. Mininni
Starring world-renowned actors Linda Purl and Gregory Harrison, 'Love Letters' will be performed for two shows only, on December 5th and 6th at 8:00 pm, in the Main Stage Theater at the Act II Entertainment complex on the South side of Puerto Vallarta.
Carlos Rosas' Whimsical Glass Works Wow OTFM-TC Shoppers
Every season, over 100,000 shoppers jump at the chance to pick from the fine spread of 'make it, bake it, grow it' products at Puerto Vallarta's Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural. This week, we're featuring the whimsical glass works created by the very talented Carlos Rosas.
Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta Now All-Inclusive
In October, some 35 years after it first opened, Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta officially added the words 'All Inclusive & Spa' to its title, marking a major conversion and also hinting at one of several new facilities offered at the revamped ocean front hotel.
Bill Megrail & Israel Zzepda at Galleria Dante
Exhibitions by artists Bill Megrail and Israel Zzepda open at Galleria Dante on November 28th, as part of this week's Southside Shuffle. Stop by the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.
Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Fest Charity Golf Event
Riviera Nayarit CVB
Play golf and hobnob with the legends of rock that will be playing at the Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Fest at the 'Fairways to Heaven' Charity Golf Outing. The proceeds from the Dec 15th tournament will be handed over to the DIF departments in Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta.
Kaiser Maximilian Extends 2014 Festival Gourmet Menu
During the 20th Annual Festival Gourmet in Puerto Vallarta, Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant featured some of the iconic foods of New York City. And though PV's annual culinary celebration ended on November 23rd, you can enjoy the NYC menu at Kaiser Maximilan until December 13, 2014.
Prototype of Jalisco's New Taxi Unveiled in Guadalajara
The modernization of public transportation in Puerto Vallarta involves more than just the plans to improve the city's bus service. A prototype of the new taxis that will begin operating in PV next year was unveiled by the Jalisco Secretary of Transportation in Guadalajara last week.
Get into the Christmas Spirit with Toys for Tots Vallarta
Toys for Tots Vallarta is pleased to announce its 15th year of December fund raising events to purchase toys for local disadvantaged kids on Three Kings Day. Each toy they hand out brings a smile to the face of a kid who may otherwise receive nothing during the Christmas season.
The Process for Buying a Home in Puerto Vallarta
The process of buying a home in Puerto Vallarta or the greater Banderas Bay area isn't dramatically different from purchasing a home in the U.S. or Canada, but there are some differences. Tropicasa Real Estate agent David Hoffman walks us through the process.
US Women's College Hoops for Hope Returns to Vallarta
Basketball organizers Plan BC3 and The National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation are bringing the '2014 Hardwood Tournament of Hope' US women's college basketball tournament to Vallarta to raise awareness, support, and money towards research for urea cycle disorder.
Puerto Vallarta Men's Chorus Soars Higher and Higher!
The Puerto Vallarta Men's Chorus (PVMC) is celebrating their continued growth with their Winter Concert, 'Higher and Higher, Mucho Mas Alto.' Performances will take place on December 4th, 12th and 14th on The Main Stage at the Act II Entertainment Complex on Vallarta's South Side.
Vallarta Retiree Gets in Touch With Her Inner Groupie
Drawn to Puerto Vallarta by it's beautiful culture, fabulous vistas, and near perfect climate, tourists and retirees flock to PV's entertainment scene in the evenings. What better way to finish off your day than to go to a show and be thrilled by first class entertainers?
Arena Vallarta Hosts 2015 National Charro Championship
From January 29 through February 1st, twenty-four of Mexico's best Charro associations will gather in Puerto Vallarta to compete in the Fourth National Charro Championship 'Grand Premio 2015' at Arena Vallarta, just 20 minutes from the city's International Airport.
November 21 Vallarta News Brief and 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 Vallarta news headlines, some community announcements, and a couple of this weekend's events that you won't want to miss.
6th Riviera Nayarit Tourism Half Marathon & 10K
Banderas News Team
The Sixth Touristic Half Marathon of Riviera Nayarit is set to take place on November 22nd at 7:00 am, and the Conventions and Visitors Bureau is not only ready to welcome the record number of participants in this year's event but also to enhance the experience for the spectators.
4th World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship
Riviera Nayarit CVB
Sayulita, the Riviera Nayarit's Surf Capital, will play host to the top stand up paddle and paddleboard competitors in the world from May 10-17, 2015, thanks to the work of the Mexican Tourism Board and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Puerto Vallarta Working to Improve City Bus Service
The modernization of public transportation has been a long-awaited and desired dream for Puerto Vallarta residents, and it looks as if it might soon be realized. The city plans to improve bus service in every way - from creating new routes to reducing the number of buses downtown.
Freshly Baked Goodness at Puerto Vallarta's OTFM-TC
If you're visiting sunny Puerto Vallarta, be sure to stop by the city's favorite weekend attraction: the Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural. While you're there, be sure pick up a loaf or two of Hans Casanova's freshly-baked, healthy and hearty, Chilean whole wheat bread.
Scotiabank Mexico to Launch 'Bank In Your Currency'
BBR Banking Services
Scotiabank will soon launch 'Bank In Your Currency' service at over 1,500 ATMs across Mexico. The service will provide MasterCard cardholders with the ability to instantly view, select, and manage the conversion to their 'home currency' of the Mexican Peso amount dispensed.
David Hoffman's Journey to Puerto Vallarta
For those of you who are thinking about making a permanent move to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Tropicasa real estate agent David Hoffman shares his experiences. For him, the purchase of a Vallarta vacation home was life-changing. Perhaps it will be for you as well!
AMC Doubles Number of Households Reached in Mexico
AMC Networks has doubled the number of households they reach in Mexico, striking new agreements with most all of the of cable systems throughout the country, including Megacable and Telecable as well as Televisa's Sky Mexico, the country’s largest pay TV operator.
Is your Favorite American Corporation Gay Friendly?
Tim Wilson, the founder/editor of Puerto Vallarta's GAYPV Magazine asks, 'Is your favorite U.S. corporation gay friendly?' Well, the 2014 HRC Corporate Equality Index report was just released, and it shows which corporations have the highest, and the lowest, gay-friendly scores.
'House Hunters International' Charity Auction & Raffle
One of the most incredible things about being involved with the House Hunters International Charity Event is the chance to see the wonderful giving spirit of the Puerto Vallarta community. For the first time this year we will be having a Silent Auction and at least 80 raffle prizes.
Pueblos Magicos Designation Proposed for Puerto Vallarta
With the Federal Tourism Department set to designate 12 new 'Pueblos Mágicos' (Magic Towns) in Mexico in 2015, the President of the Puerto Vallarta-Bahia de Banderas Business Association, Jorge Villanueva, is seeking to have Puerto Vallarta added to the list.
The Red Room Cabaret Season Opener Party, Nov 23
Daniel R. Mininni
Act II Stages is gearing up for a great Winter season, and they can't wait to show you what's in store! On November 23, everyone in Puerto Vallarta is invited to this season's Grand Opening Party at The Red Room Cabaret, located inside the Act II Stages Entertainment complex.
US Presidential Visits to Mexico Exhibit Opens at OPC
Deborah Aschheim's 'Bienvenidos Los Presidentes,' a multidisciplinary exhibition about collective memory and mythology that blends archival research, community interviews, and a broad range of source material with drawings, photographs, and video, opens at Vallarta's OPC Nov 26th.