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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico News Brief & Upcoming Events

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 Mexico headlines, plus Puerto Vallarta news, community announcements and a couple of upcoming events you won't want to miss.

'Heckler's Delight' US Presidential Debate Party @ Taste
Banderas News Team

Over one million expats live in Mexico, but that doesn't mean that they aren't interested in U.S. politics. The political circus is headed toward the grand finale and the first of the big top events is taking place at the end of September. Join in the fun at Casa Cupula's Taste Restaurant.

Construction of Simona's Senior Center Underway
PuRR Project

Thanks to the generosity of Purr Project supporters, enough money was raised to not only build a 'Senior Center' at this non-profit no-kill feline shelter in Puerto Vallarta, but there are also a few pesos left over to cover the costs of veterinary attention unique to senior cats.

Taiji Dolphin Drive Protest in Puerto Vallarta, Sept. 1
Banderas News Team

On Thursday, September 1, a group of concerned citizens in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is planning a peaceful protest of the annual dolphin drive in Taiji, Japan. Held every year from September through March, the dolphin hunt results in the capture and slaughter of thousands of cetaceans.

What You Need to Know About Health Insurance in Mexico
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico

Though Mexico is well-known for having inexpensive, quality medical care available through a variety of private and public providers, one of the considerations for Americans and Canadians who are considering a move to Mexico on a part- or full- time basis is health insurance.

PVRPV's Puerto Vallarta Vacation Property of the Week
Balcon Vallarta - Condo

This week, PVRPV Puerto Vallarta Vacations proudly presents Balcon Vallarta, a brand new unit in the Zenith Complex, ideally situated in the Romantic Zone of Old Town. This one bedroom two bath condominium sleeps four comfortably and has every amenity to satisfy all of your needs.

911 Emergency Telephone Number Coming to PV in 2017
Timothy Real Estate Group

For many years we were taught to dial 066 in Puerto Vallarta in case of emergency but, starting in January of 2017, Banderas Bay area residents and visitors will be able to request assistance from police, firefighters, or rescue personnel by dialing 911.

El Día del Bombero Celebrated in Puerto Vallarta
Lorena Sonrisas

Puerto Vallarta's Bomberos had a busy day on Monday, August 22, as our fire fighters were honored in an early morning ceremony and participated in a variety of National Fire Fighters' Day celebrations, in addition to attending to their daily duties.

Vallarta Among 30 Most Popular Vacation Destinations
Marie Callan

The world's largest online hotel search site,, has just released their Travel Advice Guide for the second half of 2016, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is listed among the 30 most popular vacation destinations in North America. Other favorites are Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

August 19 Vallarta News Brief & Upcoming Events
Banderas News Team

There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta, the Riviera Nayarit and the towns 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, community announcements and a few upcoming events you won't want to miss.

Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board Issues Second Statement

On August 18, the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board issued a second statement regarding the August 15 kidnapping, saying, ' assured that national, state and local law enforcement are in town to ensure the safety of tourists, and our tourism offerings continue to be completely operational.'

Dionisio Theater Group Presents 'La Ley del Ranchero'
Banderas News Team

Dionisio Theater Group is celebrating its fourth season this month by presenting 'La Ley del Ranchero.' This award-winning Spanish-launguage play takes the Main Stage at Puerto Vallarta's largest entertainment venue, Act II STAGES, every Friday and Saturday night in August at 8 pm.

Archie's Wok Goes on Vacation August 21
Laura Gelezunas

In the mood for some bold and innovative cuisine influenced by the exotic flavors of Thailand, China, and the Philippines? Get your Archie's fix today! Archie's Wok, recognized as Puerto Vallarta's best Asian fusion restaurant, will close for vacation Aug 21 and reopen Oct 10th.

Vallarta's Festival Vibra Joven a Smashing Success
María Francesca

More than a thousand rock fans of all ages gathered at Puerto de Luna's Parota Park on Saturday to enjoy the 2016 Festival Vibra Joven, which was organized by the Puerto Vallarta Municipal Institute for Youth Care and featured Cirko Candela and Plastiko, along with four local bands.

American Airlines Launches New Flight from LAX to PVR
Riviera Nayarit CVB

American Airlines will begin operating a new daily direct flight from the Los Angeles International Airport to the Puerto Vallarta International Airport on December 15, 2016, increasing the airlift between Vallarta-Nayarit and L.A. - one of the destination's top U.S. markets.

Puerto Vallarta Recognizes its Outstanding Athletes

Last week, Mayor Arturo Pena Davalos led an awards ceremony to honor the Puerto Vallarta athletes who, representing the state of Jalisco, won a total of 37 medals (22 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze) in the 2016 National Youth Olympics and the 2016 National Paralympic games.

Maria Cavendish a New Owner at Tierra Alta El Tuito
David Kimball

Maria Cavendish is the newest owner at Tierra Alta, the cabin development in the foot hills of the Sierra Madre mountains near El Tuito, an easy one hour drive from Vallarta. Maria is working on preliminary drawings for her cabin, and hopes to entice her sister to become her cabin mate.

Letter from the Editor Regarding La Leche Incident

International and social media has run amok with unverified and incomplete reports of the incident that occurred at a Puerto Vallarta restaurant Aug 15. We urge the community to adhere to information provided by the authorities in order to avoid rumors that affect the destination.

Vallarta Botanical Garden News and Upcoming Events
Neil Gerlowski

Since opening in 2005, Vallarta Botanical Garden has won international accolades as a not-to-be missed highlight of any trip to Puerto Vallarta. In addition to exploring the 20 acres of native tropical plants and flowering trees, there's always something new to discover at the Gardens!

Voting From Afar: Puerto Vallarta Rocks The Vote
Adam García

The summer can flash by when it's spent lazing around the pool or the beach here in Puerto Vallarta. For those who have not yet taken the time to register to vote in the 2016 presidential elections, there is little time to waste. Take a minute to register online at

PVRPV's Puerto Vallarta Vacation Property of the Week
Casa de Suenos

Location, Location, LOCATION! Casa de Suenos is a spacious and luxurious 2 bedroom, 2 bath vacation condo in the heart of Old Town Puerto Vallarta that is just steps away from Los Muertos Beach and all of the shops, galleries, restaurants, and nightlife that make this area so desirable.

Four Seasons Punta Mita's New Photography Package

From October 31 through November 4, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita will welcome photographers of all skill levels to Riviera Nayarit's stunning landscape for a rare opportunity to learn from a pair of celebrated U.S.-based professional shutterbugs - Robert Caplin and Peter Lockley.

Democrats Abroad August Social Hour at Luna Azul
Democrats Abroad Mexico

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them for a July 'Social Hour' on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 5-7 pm in the air-conditioned comfort of Luna Azul, Lazaro Cardenas 308, near the corner of Calle Constitucion, on PV's south side.

August 12 Banderas News Brief & Upcoming Events
Banderas News Team

There's always so much going on around the Bay of Banderas and the Republic, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some of this week's Mexico and Puerto Vallarta news headlines, plus a couple of weekend happenings and upcoming events you won't want to miss.

Vallarta Tourism Expanding at an Unprecedented Rate
Marie Callan

Thanks in great part to the federal and state governments' efforts to strengthen connectivity by air and sea, and private entrepreneurs working with them to create new attractions that will lure even more visitors to Puerto Vallarta, tourism is expanding at an unprecedented rate.

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