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Vallarta Celebrates Mexico's Independence in September
Betsua Salazar

Mexico's Independence Day celebrations are coming up. Don't miss the opportunity to escape the routine and enjoy the long September 15th weekend in Puerto Vallarta. The city's main parade is held downtown, in conjunction with a free concert and fireworks display on the Malecón.

Vallarta Life: Keeping it Sweet with PV Cupcakes
Laura Gelezunas

When you make your move to Mexico, you expect that you'll be celebrating life as it should be celebrated, and that every day is going to be pretty sweet. Well, there ARE a lot of sweet things to be experienced in Puerto Vallarta, and you can find some of them at PV Cupcakes.

News from the P.V. Garden Club - Beautifying Vallarta!

Francisca Rodriguez, or the 'Los Muertos Pier Street,' is a street in transition. This past April, the city made the final block to the pier a pedestrian-only street and the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club provided funds to put in trees, bougainvillea plants, and other flowers.

AMMJE Scholarship Program for Riviera Nayarit Students
Nuestra Noticias

On August 21, 2014, the Riviera Nayarit chapter of the Asociación Mexicana de Mujeres Empresarias, a non-profit organization of women entrepreneurs in Mexico, launched a scholarship program for low-income students in the Riviera Nayarit.

August 29 Vallarta News Brief & Upcoming 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. Here's a look at some of this week's Vallarta news headlines, some breaking Mexico news stories, and a few upcoming local events you won't want to miss.

House Hunters International: Puerto Vallarta Episode 4
Timothy Real Estate Group

The new House Hunters International episode featuring Puerto Vallarta and Timothy Real Estate Group will premiere September 9, 2014 on HGTV USA. This will mark the fourth time the hugely popular and addictive TV show returns to this tropical Mexican resort town.

Vallarta Joins Second 500px Worldwide Photo Walk
Alex Naranjo

On Saturday, September 6th, thousands of photographers around the world will participate in the Second Annual 500px Worldwide Photo Walk. Here in Puerto Vallarta, we are ready to be a part of the growing community of photographers that take part in this incredible event.

World-Class Medical Care in Puerto Vallarta Hospitals
Glynna Prentice

While I've never fallen ill in Puerto Vallarta, I know I'd be in good hands there. Puerto Vallarta has half a dozen wonderful private hospitals, including Amerimed, Cornerstone, CMQ, Medasist, and San Javier. Take your pick — PV's many expats seem happy with all of them.

150 Vallartenses Take the ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

What do 150 people in Puerto Vallarta have in common with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lady Gaga, and Bill Gates? They all took the Ice Bucket Challenge, a campaign that has lit social media on fire raising money and awareness for ALS, also known as 'Lou Gehrig's Disease.'

Daiquiri Dick's Extends 2014 Summer Sizzle to Sept. 1
Banderas News Team

There are still a few days left to enjoy flavors from around the world at one of Vallarta's favorite beachfront restaurants - Daiquiri Dick's. Don't miss your last chance to enjoy three delicious courses of old favorites and new tastes for $299 pesos, through September 1st.

Camping in Mexico: Doing it Right in Lo de Marcos
Alonso Diaz

Stellar beaches, incredible food, mountains, jungle, and wonderfully friendly people are much of what makes camping in Mexico so very intriguing. And now there's a new country camping spot in Lo de Marcos, Nayarit, approximately one hour's drive north of Puerto Vallarta.

Act II Entertainment, Where the Fun Never Stops
Banderas News Team

The fun never stops at Act II Entertainment! Partners David Restivo, Elizabeth Ensor and Danny Mininni appreciate all the community's love and support over the past year. With your support, Act II will continue to provide year-round entertainment for the people of Puerto Vallarta.

Vallarta Welcomed 400,000 Vacationers this Summer
Gerardo González

According to Municipal Tourism Director, Carlos Gerard, about 400,000 national and international tourists visited Puerto Vallarta during the 2014 Summer vacation period, bringing the seasonal tourism numbers up 15 percent from the same time period last year.

El Arrayán's Mexican Cooking Classes Resume October 6

Puerto Vallarta's El Arrayán restaurant is happy to announce that starting October 6th they will resume their popular Traditional Mexican Cooking Classes. Owner/Chef Carmen Porras and Chef Alfonso Corona will teach you how to make a wide variety of classical Mexican dishes.

Update for Mexico Real Estate Buyers & Sellers

Following up on the 'Important News for Mexico Real Estate Buyers & Sellers' article we published on August 6th, we asked Tropicasa Realty's Maria O'Connor if there were any updates on the new requirements for buyers and sellers of real estate in Mexico.

Becas Vallarta Changing Lives Through Education
Nelly Castellanos López

Becas Vallarta volunteers recently handed out $900,000 pesos in scholarships to middle school, high school and college students at Los Mangos Library. According to the President of the non-profit association, Mariel Fregoso, 409 young people from various institutions were benefited.

Downtown Businesses Want Malecón Reopened to Traffic
Martha Ramírez Ruiz

After business owners on Morelos Street began placing signs on the windows or outside walls of their establishments that attribute the drop in sales to the closing of Diaz Ordaz (the Malecón) to vehicular traffic, the Mayor of Puerto Vallarta spoke on the subject last week.

Vallarta Mayor Gives Students School Uniforms & Shoes
Gerardo González

Last week, 30,000 Puerto Vallarta preschool, primary and secondary school students were supplied with school uniforms, shoes and insurance as part of Mayor Ramón Guerrero Martínez's commitment to ensuring that the children and youth of this city receive a quality education.

3rd Night Free at Las Alamandas Luxury Boutique Hotel

From September 12-21st, you can escape to paradise and enjoy the third night free during Las Alamandas Resort's Independence Day celebration. Located 80 miles south of Puerto Vallarta along Mexico's famed Costalegre coast, Las Alamandas is Mexico's ultimate escape.

UdeG CUCosta Joins Mexican Geothermal Innovation Center
Guadalupe Daniela Moreno Wulff

The University of Guadalajara's Academic Center for Seismology and Volcanology de Occidente (SisVoc) is developing an investigation to determine the areas of Jalisco, Nayarit and Tlaxcala in which geothermal energy, which is considered renewable and clean, can be exploited.

Vallarta Odds and Ends - Late Summer Edition
Maria O'Connor

Another summer is nearly behind us and although we still have a couple of more months of heat and humidity, the kids are back to school, business owners are planning their vacations and everyone seems to be gearing up for what looks to be an extremely busy high season.

August 22 Vallarta Happenings & Upcoming 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 local happenings, some community announcements, and a couple of upcoming events that you won't want to miss.

Puerto Vallarta Takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge
Tim Longpré

The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' is the latest Internet craze, involving people pouring cold water over themselves and posting their videos online to spread ALS awareness. And now it's our turn! Everyone in Vallarta is invited to 'take the plunge' at Los Muertos Pier on Tuesday, August 26.

Vallarta Nayarit Joint Campaign is Gaining Traction

The Vallarta Nayarit ad campaign, which is co-sponsored by the Mexico Tourism Board, is gaining traction. Tourism, especially from Canada and the U.S. West Coast and Midwest, was strong for both destinations during the first half of 2014, and is expected to increase.

Recipes & Real Estate: Mexican Pizza & Tabachines 6
Media Diva International

In this edition of Recipes & Real Estate, Laura Gelezunas show us how to make Mexican Pizza from the spacious kitchen at Tabachines 6 in Puerto Vallarta. The home is showcased with some extra window dressing in the form of the 'Kitchenettes,' who assist Laura with the recipe.

Puerto Vallarta Athlete Featured on CBS Sports Network
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

Puerto Vallarta star athlete, Karen Jacobson gains international attention as CBS sports announces it will broadcast the newly recognized 'Ultimate SUP Showdown' taking place August 17th-18th on the surfer favorite beaches of Waikiki.

Vallarta's R Salon Introduces the Gel Manicure
Christina Silvestri

Imagine a manicure with color that stays put for weeks. Puerto Vallarta's R Salon introduces the gel manicure: a hybrid of nail polish and gel, Shellac polish is applied similarly to nail polish, but lends varnished nails a special kind of long-lasting durability.

Anchors Aweigh! Sailing on Vallarta's Banderas Bay
Riviera Nayarit CVB

Located between the states of Nayarit and Jalisco, Banderas Bay is ideal for the practice of sailing sports of every kind. Its unique characteristics make it the perfect host destination for world-class sailing events, including regattas, kitesurfing and windsurfing.

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