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A Glimpse at What Lies Ahead for Vallarta-Nayarit
Travel Weekly

At last week's 26th Annual Gala Vallarta, the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit tourist boards and CVBs, along with Banderas Bay area hotel owners, meetings planners and tour operators discussed what's ahead for Vallarta-Nayarit... and the future is brimming with new developments.

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

2016 Medical Matters Conference Speakers - Part 3
Pamela Thompson

Puerto Vallarta's 6th annual Medical Matters Conference, a no charge community health care event featuring options for the Banderas Bay Community regarding day to day well-being and emergency health care needs, will be held at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort February 15 from 9 am-5 pm.

February's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Villa Las Fuentes, Nuevo Vallarta

On the signature Hole 6 of the gated El Tigre Golf Course in Nuevo Vallarta, this contemporary home offers warmth and style unlike any other. Villa Las Fuentes is aptly named, as water features and fountains are throughout the property - from the entry, to the courtyard, to the pool area.

Vallarta to Adopt 911 Emergency Telephone Number

In November 2015, the Federal Telecommunications Institute issued guidelines to establish 911 as the nationwide emergency telephone number. Though the telephone number is already in Vallarta, authorities have not yet been instructed to make it a reality in our city.

Democrats Abroad Present Mexican Immigration Forum
Tricia Lyman

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad in Mexico will present a panel of experts speaking on immigration topics specifically of interest to Americans living in Mexico on Tuesday, February 9 at 2:00 pm in The Red Room at ACT II Stages in Old Town Puerto Vallarta.

Ron Morgan Properties' Guide to the Tropical Stars

The night sky shines a bit brighter over Banderas Bay. Laura Gelezunas, a Real Estate Agent at Ron Morgan Properties is happy to share her guide to the tropical stars. Many believe these heavenly bodies are key to making the most of life in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Treat Your Valentine to Heriko Jewelry from OTFM-TC
Erin Staley

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and the Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural has extraordinary gifts that say, 'I Love You!' From freshly cut flowers and artisan chocolates to distinctive jewelry, you'll find something to win the heart of your loved one.

Fundación Cultural Vallarta Honors Rafael Zamarripa
Banderas News Team

On Saturday, February 6 at 6:30 pm, the Fundación Cultural Vallarta (Puerto Vallarta Cultural Foundation) will host a gala dinner and show in honor of Jalisco-born contemporary artist, Rafael Zamarripa, the creator of the city's famous 'The Boy on the Seahorse' sculpture.

Stressed? Try Holistic Bio Spa's Relaxing Massage
Julie Bunker

Stress. We think we understand how it works, and how to manage it. But sometimes we are stressed and don't realize it. Zoli, a Naturopath and owner/founder of the Holistic Bio Spa said that I needed to reduce my stress. He suggested that I make an appointment for a massage.

Fundación Punta de Mita A.C. Matching Grant Program
Jorge Jiménez

The Fundacion Punta de Mita A.C. has launched the 2016 Fortalecimiento a las Organizaciones de Base open call in Banderas Bay. Sustainable grassroots projects that benefit the community and submit a proposal by February 15 may receive a matching grant of up to $100 thousand pesos.

This Week at Daiquiri Dick's: A Taste of Thailand
Laura Gelezunas

You can sample a wonderful array of Thai foods on this week's Special Menu at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe, Chef de Cuisine Hugo Mejia and Sous Chef Rogelio Garcia are serving some tantalizing Thai dishes through February 7, 2016.

'Both Sides Now' Opens on Act II's Main Stage
Debbie White

'Both Sides Now,' featuring the incredible music of Joni Mitchell and starring Canadian singer, Jenny Allen, accompanied by the Don and Rhonda Band, opens on the Main Stage of Act II Entertainment on February 3 at 7 pm. You can see it every Wed in February & on Tuesdays in March.

Vallarta Medical Matters Conference Speakers - Part 2
Pamela Thompson

Meet physicians, ask questions, learn about local labs and diagnostic centers, hospitals – any and every thing to do with your health and well-being - during the 6th Annual Puerto Vallarta Medical Matters Conference at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort on February 15, 2016, from 9 am to 5 pm.

June Rosen Lopez Valentine's Jewelry Party, Feb 11 & 12

June Rosen Lopez is opening up her home gallery in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta on Feb 11 and 12 from 1-8 pm for her Third Annual Valentine's Day party! Everyone is invited to stop by and see her new jewelry collection, visit with friends, and find a Valentine's Day gift or two.

California Dreamin' Held Over Through the End of March
Banderas News Team

Due to the enormous popularity of the show, California Dreamin', a tribute to the music of the famed 60's group, The Mamas and The Papas, has been held over. It will continue to be performed in Puerto Vallarta on Act II's The Main Stage every Monday through the end of March.

Sinking Peso Makes it a Good Time to Vacation in Mexico

With the improving exchange rate between the dollar and the peso, it's becoming cheaper to buy and rent products and services in Mexico. That means Puerto Vallarta vacations are extremely affordable for US travelers. Many visitors are reveling in what they receive - and at what cost.

Carnaval Season is a Great Time to be in Vallarta
Tim Longpré

Carnaval season is here and what a great time to be in Puerto Vallarta! Beads, candy, king cake, and all things that incite excitement and wonder to newcomers and 'old faithfuls' alike. No matter where you choose to watch the parade along the 3-km route, safety is our first & foremost concern.

'El Diablo' Leads Legends of Vallarta Night Tour

How about a new way to experience Puerto Vallarta's Old Town? Sounds inviting, right? Come and join El Diablo and his friends on the Downtown Vallarta by Night Tour for a really unique experience... a magical and mysterious way in which to feel and get to know the city.

ExPats in Vallarta February Happy Hours and Events
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group with informal fellowship and assistance for Expat residents or visitors living, working, investing, or considering a move to Puerto Vallarta or the greater Banderas Bay area, has announced the events scheduled for the month of February.

Sordid Lives ... A Black Comedy About White Trash
Debbie White

Back by popular demand, Act II Entertainment is reprising Del Shores' hit play. After a 6 week sold-out run 3 years ago, Puerto Vallarta has spoken and 'Sordid Lives' returns on February 4th with a HUGE Opening Night Party at 6 pm. Come dressed as 'white trash' for a chance to win great prizes.

January 29 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. We've put together a brief overview of some of this week's Mexico headlines, plus Puerto Vallarta news, community announcements and some of this weekend's events.

Banderas Bay Womens' Shelter Trivia Tournament
Mike & Trish Battistel

Calling all 'Know-It-Alls' - here is your chance to prove that you REALLY DO know it all! Compassion for the Family invites everyone to Philo's in La Cruz on Tuesday, February 16 to take part in the Third Annual Team Trivia Tournament benefitting the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter.

Vallarta on 2016 List of Best Places to Retire Abroad
Fernanda Orozco

Are you thinking about where to live or retire? Live and Invest Overseas recently published their annual 'World's 12 Best Places To Retire Overseas' report for 2016, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is listed as the tenth most accommodating city for foreign retirees who enjoy the good life.

Puerto Vallarta Orchestra School Winter Concert

Relive movie magic and adventure as the Orchestra School of Puerto Vallarta takes us on a musical journey through the soundtracks of blockbuster films at their first winter concert of the year, 'Cinema in Concert II,' on Sunday, January 31 at 12:00 Noon at Teatro Vallarta.

Vallarta Medical Matters Conference Speakers - Part 1
Pamela Thompson

HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta, The US Consular Agency and the Hotel Marriott are proud to be hosting some very distinguished physicians as featured speakers at this year's Medical Matters Conference, including Dra. Fabiola Gallegos and Dr. Hector Escoto, on February 15, 2016.

'Midler On The Roof' Debut in Vallarta's Red Room
Debbie White

Carly Ozard makes her Puerto Vallarta debut on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:30 pm at The Red Room with her original, highly acclaimed show, 'Midler On the Roof.' She'll be accompanied by PV favorite, Bobby Broadway on piano for this, and her February 4, 6, 11, 13, 16, 18 & 20 performances.

Holistic Bio Spa: Really? It's Better Than Botox?
Julie Bunker

I always said I wouldn't have plastic surgery. And I haven't. So what is the most popular and non-surgically-invasive way to reduces fine lines and wrinkles? BOTOX. But something rubs me wrong about freezing my muscles with a known toxin, so I went to Holistic Bio Spa in Puerto Vallarta...

Chantel~Vintage Spoon Jewelry at PV's OTFM-TC
Erin Staley

If you're looking for the perfect spot to enjoy traditional Mexican wares, live music and delicious artisan food, look no further than Vallarta's Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural! Nestled among the 90+ bustling booths is a true gem for jewelery lovers, Chantel~Vintage Spoon Jewelry.

Democrats Abroad Hold Series of Forums at ACT II
Tricia Lyman

On January 19, Democrats Abroad held 'Money in Politics,' their second free public forum in Puerto Vallarta. The next forum is scheduled for February 9th from 2-4 pm at Act II STAGES, and it will discuss immigration issues for ex-pats who come to Mexico to live and work from the United States.

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