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PrEP Program Begins at PV's SETAC Community Center
Ed Walsh

Mexico took a major step aimed at HIV prevention in late June, when a profilaxis pre-exposure program (PrEP) was launched in four cities. The SETAC Community Center in Puerto Vallarta is among the four PrEP sites in Mexico that will offer this powerful HIV prevention tool free of charge.

Life's a Beach in Vallarta... But Are They Swimmable?
J.L. Bribiesca

When you're looking for the perfect beach vacation in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is a great choice. The destination's beautiful Bay of Banderas has a beach for all types of travelers. So whether you want to surf, swim, snorkel, or just unwind, Banderas Bay beaches have it all.

AMLO to Attend Pacific Alliance Summit in Puerto Vallarta
Ricardo Acerco

During a press conference held in Mexico City on Tuesday, President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that he'll be taking a commercial flight to Puerto Vallarta to attend the 13th Pacific Alliance Summit, to which he was invited by President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Why So Many People are Making the Move to Vallarta
Terence L. Reilly

It is no secret that over the last 30 years or so, Puerto Vallarta has boomed into a top destination in Mexico. People are flocking to the city to enjoy its beauty and charm, and they almost always end up falling head over heels in love and buying a home of their own here.

Cheryl's Shoebox 3rd Annual Summer Bash, August 5
Marie Callan

To raise funds for shoes for Puerto Vallarta students and and supplies for local after-school programs, Cheryl's Shoebox is hosting their 3rd Annual Summer Bash on August 5 at Babel Bar on La Isla Rio Cuale. Come enjoy a great afternoon of fun, games, live music & more - for a good cause!

Vegas-style Summer Entertainment at Act II Stages
Daniel R. Mininni

Puerto Vallarta has seen a huge surge in summer tourism this year. It seems that people have chosen our town as their favorite vacation spot. They've also discovered that, with excellent entertainment choices every Wednesday night, Act II is THE PLACE to go for cool summer fun.

Pop-Up Wine Bar + Art Exhibition Walk-Through at OPC
Lorena Sonrisas

Uncork Mexico has partnered with Puerto Vallarta's Taller OPC - Oficina de Proyectos Culturales to offer an evening of wine and art on July 25. You'll enjoy Mexico's most delicious wines and a guided walk-through of the 'You Are Here: Cartographies of a Destination' exhibition.

Ask a Realtor: How Should I List My Vallarta Property?
John Swanson

Thinking about selling your Puerto Vallarta property? In this edition of 'Ask a Realtor,' Boardwalk Realty Agent John Swanson explains why you should dig deeper when choosing your agent as some of the behind the scenes work can make the difference on whether your home sells or doesn't.

Is Applying for Mexican Citizenship the Right Choice?
Tropicasa Realty

For most foreigners that own a home in Puerto Vallarta, a tourist visa or permanent residency visa suits all their needs, but for some who have made moving to Mexico a permanent life change, applying to become a Mexican citizen may be a consideration. Tropicasa shares some pros & cons.

Sizzling Deals on Summer Meals at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team

Puerto Vallarta's favorite restaurant, Daiquiri Dick's, is offering sizzling deals on summer meals with the return of their bi-weekly Summer Sizzle menu, which offers diners their choice of dishes from three delectable courses (appetizer, entree and dessert), for just $399 pesos.

'Qulture' Artists' Co-Op & Jazz Bistro to Open in August
Jim Lee

'Qulture,' a unique venue that will blend art, music and food in one beautiful setting, is set to open next month in the heart of Old Town Puerto Vallarta. The Galería, featuring local artists in individual studio/galleries, and a gift shop will open in mid-August, followed by a bistro and a bar.

What's it Cost to Build a LUXE Home in Puerto Vallarta?
Carl Timothy

Puerto Vallarta is full of talented architects that have the skills and local market knowledge to help you create your own dream home. Since I'm frequently asked what it costs to build a new home, I thought I'd share the experience a client recently had with new home construction costs.

Mercurio Swim Launches on Puerto Vallarta's South Side

Paul Crist, owner of Hotel Mercurio since 2002, and fashion designer Todd Barnes announce the launch of Mercurio Swim, men's swimwear. The swimwear line is available at their new boutique and atelier at Lazaro Cardenas 279-C on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.

Hotel Amapa Set to Bring Fresh Energy to Vallarta
Necee Regis

Come October, Puerto Vallarta will get a fresh injection of wanderlust-inspiring energy thanks to the opening of Hotel Amapa, a member of the Design Hotels collection. Located in the city's vibrant Zona Romantica, this 55-room, adults-only hotel will offer something new in Old Town.

World Chocolate Day Fiesta at Vallarta's Hotel Mercurio
María Francesca

July 7th is World Chocolate Day! If the very mention of chocolate makes you salivate, then come experience the 'Food of the Gods' the way that only Hotel Mercurio, Puerto Vallarta's Favorite Gay Hotel, serves up one of the world's most popular and sought-after treats.

12th Banderas Bay Marlin and Tuna Fishing Tournament
Richard Dangler

Fishing teams with up to four members per boat are invited to participate in the Bahía de Banderas Sport Fishing Club's 12th International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament in Banderas Bay, which will take place July 26-28, 2018 at the Vallarta Yacht Club in the Paradise Village Marina.

ACT II Offers Summer Fun, Plans Winter Season Shows

There's always something going on at Act II STAGES. Cool Summer fun can be had every Wednesday night with Us Two and their live band at 7:30, and Bob's Karaoke Party at 8:00; and preparations for the Winter season, which opens Oct. 31 with 'Little Shop of Horrors,' are in the works.

Five Courses. Five Wines. Unlimited Entertainment!
Julie Guerrero

Award-winning Vallarta favorite, No Way José! Restaurant/Bar, invites you to come to Tu Casa en Vallarta on Saturday, July 14 for 'Mexico in Your Wine Glass,' a very special evening that perfectly pairs Mexico's finest wines, contemporary cuisine and live entertainment.

150 New Desks Delivered to Ignacio L. Vallarta School
Marie Callan

Last week, we reported on Oak Grove District 68 Superintendent, Lonny Lemon, who started a GoFundMe campaign to provide the students at Ignacio L. Vallarta school with 150 new desks, 30 of which were delivered on June 26. The remaining 120 desks were delivered on July 3rd.

Expat Tips: A New Way to Move Money Internationally
Warren Brander

For many snowbirds and expats, moving money cross-border used to be a complicated process with few options. But with the internet and new banking technology, managing your finances while in Puerto Vallarta is at your fingertips from your smartphone or computer.

Vallarta Analyzes Initiative to Ban the Use of Plastics

Councilman Juan José Cuevas García recently presented the City Council with an initiative that calls for the gradual transition to the use of biodegradables and subsequent prohibition of the use of some plastic products in all commercial establishments in Puerto Vallarta.

6th Playa Platanitos Sea Turtle Festival, July 21-22
Banderas News Team

Turtle nesting and release season has begun on the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit and with it comes the 6th Sea Turtle Festival, a family-friendly event set to be held in Playa Platanitos, a small coastal town in the municipality of Compostela, from July 21-22, 2018.

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Vista Mar 8, Amapas

Nestled in the hills above the Romantic Zone, you'll find Vista Mar 8, a two bedroom, two bath, fully furnished townhouse-style condominium in the exclusive Amapas neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta. This 2-story condo enjoys breathtaking views of the city, Banderas Bay and beyond.

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Hard at Work This Summer
David Muck

The PV Garden Club supports not only a more beautiful, clean and verdant city, but is also making it more attractive to tourism, thus creating a vibrant economy to support all the other great causes in Puerto Vallarta. Here's what the PVGC is doing this summer to beautify Vallarta.

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