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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.

Iconic Sculpture Planned for Marina Nuevo Vallarta
Riviera Nayarit CVB

A new Sailboat Sculpture will be installed in the Marina Nuevo Vallarta this winter. Conceived by Federico León de la Vega and developed with sculptor Octavio González, the bronze piece will weigh over 2,800 pounds and stand nearly 10 feet tall with a span of over 11 feet.

Daiquiri Dick's Offers Vallarta a Taste of Italy
Laura Gelezunas

During the Summer Sizzle at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, you can visit a different country every week. From July 23-28, Italy is the chosen culinary destination. Enjoy three courses and choices for each course, plus a complimentary drink, for only $299 pesos.

Vallarta's Xiutla Folkloric Ballet Celebrates 20 Years
Vallarta Opina

To thank the community that has helped them become the worthy representative of Puerto Vallarta that they are today, the Xiutla Municipal Folkloric Ballet will celebrate its 20 year anniversary with a Gala Show at Teatro Vallarta on July 27th at 1:00 pm.

Bisexual Dracula the Star of 'The Sultan's Boy'
Teresa E. Preski

Alex Gomez has written a dangerous book. Dangerous because when you read 'The Sultan's Boy,' you'll run the risk of falling in love with it. Dangerous because its main character is a Dracula, but a beautiful, bisexual Dracula, or Radu, Vlad the Impaler's youngest brother.

Mayor Raises Blue Flag on Vallarta's Playa de Palmares
Gerardo González

Puerto Vallarta Mayor Ramón Guerrero Martínez recently raised the Foundation for Environmental Education's Blue Flag on Playa de Palmares, which distinguishes this public beach for its high standards of cleanliness, safety, accessibility, amenities and environmental management.

Las Alamandas Resort Offers Tequila Immersion Getaways

Las Alamandas Resort, located 80 miles south of Puerto Vallarta along Mexico's famed Costalegre coast, is Mexico's ultimate escape. Especially between now and October 31st, when you can enjoy a special four-day, three-night tequila immersion getaway.

$500 Million Pesos to be Invested in Downtown Vallarta
Maria Francesca

According to a recent report, the Federal Government is willing to invest $500 million pesos in the downtown area of Puerto Vallarta. State officials are now working with the city's director of Infrastructure and Municipal Services to refine the details of the proposed projects.

Save 50% On Main Courses at Kaiser Maximilian
Banderas News Team

July is a great time to visit Kaiser Maximilian. Every Tues-Sat through July 26, this popular restaurant on the southside of Puerto Vallarta offers Early Bird Specials on selected entrées from their regular dinner menu. From 12-6 pm, you'll save 50% off the regular prices!

July 18 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 Puerto Vallarta news headlines and community announcements, plus a couple of this weekend's events that you won't want to miss.

Mario Batali's Authentic Mexican Tacos Asada Recipe
The Tribune-Review

My recent travels to Mexico City reminded me how much I admire classic Mexican preparation in cooking. While I may not be able to re-create the carne asada street taco I had at La Merced Market, I was inspired to whip out my own version that I mastered a few years back.

Puerto Vallarta Orchestra School's 1st Summer Concert
Francisco Juarez

This Friday, July 18th, at 8:15 pm, the String Ensemble of the Puerto Vallarta Orchestra School will offer us a delightful concert in which they welcome new young members, as well as bid farewell to members that will continue their professional studies outside Puerto Vallarta.

Stan Gabruk's Puerto Vallarta Fishing Report

Puerto Vallarta fishing conditins have not changed much from last week. But there are signs of change, Sailfish are taking bait, Dorado are still small, but increasing in numbers and while there is a too much bait in the water, they have a chink in their fish armor.

Analyzing Mexico Beach Resorts' Digital Marketing Trends

Puerto Vallarta-based marketing agency Mijo! Brands' research project, analyzing emerging trends in digital marketing for Acapulco, Cancun, Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit, was presented at the 7th National Congress of Advertising & Marketing.

Tropicasa Announces Return of the Hot Summer Sale

Due to the success of Tropicasa's 2013 Hot Summer Sale, the Puerto Vallarta real estate agency proudly announces the Hot Summer Sale 2.0. Through October 15, 2014 home buyers can save from 5% to 15% off current listing prices of select Banderas Bay area properties.

Special Summer Opportunities with the PV Garden Club
Bonnie Mott

We hope you are enjoying your summer wherever you are. If you are in Puerto Vallarta and would like to be invited to occasional socials, garden visits, or weekly trimming and weeding of our trees and plants, join the Vallarta Garden Club for some Summer fun in the sun!

The Flavors of Australia at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant
Marie Callan

Anyone who loves Asian food will not want to miss this week's Summer Sizzle menu at Daiquiri Dick's. Called 'The Flavors of Australia,' the dishes are inspired by MasterChef Australia's 2010 winner, Adam Liaw, whose family influences were Malaysian, Chinese, Singapore and Japanese.

Vallarta Mayor Gives School Uniforms to 30,000 Kids

In his commitment to education and effort to help local families keep their kids in school, Puerto Vallarta Mayor Ramon Guerrero Martinez has made an investment of nearly 15 million pesos to provide students in preschool, primary and secondary schools with uniforms, shoes and supplies.

International Arrivals to Vallarta Increase by 17%
Puerto Vallarta CVB

International arrivals to Puerto Vallarta’s international airport increased by 17% in the first 6 months of 2014 when compared to 2013 and with new flights and additional frequencies scheduled for the upcoming Fall and Winter season, Puerto Vallarta is way on track to black.

25th Puerto Vallarta Pro Tennis Tournament July 23-26
Rodrigo Lopez Becerril

The 25th edition of the Puerto Vallarta Pro Tennis Tournament will be played from July 23 to 26 at the Sheraton Buganvilias Tennis Club. In addition to twenty-four professionals playing for a $25,000 pesos purse, there will be an amateur tournament for children and teens.

Vallarta Receives Numerous Recognitions and Awards
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

As one of Mexico's most attractive destinations, Puerto Vallarta's steady growth has been accompanied by improved services, an extensive expansion of its infrastructure, and an increasing number of cultural activities that have earned it numerous awards and recognitions.

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