After almost five years of negotiations and paperwork, the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism has donated a four-hectare property on Litibú Beach in Punta de Mita to the Secretary of the Mexican Navy for the construction of an advanced naval station, which will be financed by the state, the municipality, and private initiative.
Canirac, the Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Costa Alegre restaurant association, announced that they will be implementing the "You're Safe Here" campaign, which consists of Banderas Bay area restaurants acting as safe spaces for women that feel threatened, and the installation of panic buttons.
According to the president of the Puerto Vallarta Hotel and Motel Association, Álvaro Garciarce Monraz, this popular beach vacation destination has high expectations for a busy summer season. In all of April, and to date in May, hotel occupancy has been reaching 95% on weekends thanks, in part, to sporting and cultural events.
Mexico's port towns celebrate El Día de la Marina on June 1st to commemorate the nation's past and present naval service men and women. Here in Puerto Vallarta, this year's maritime celebration will begin a week before the main event, and will be divided into sports, recreational, cultural and social activities.
As part of this year’s Children’s Day celebrations, the Puerto Vallarta City Council invited 6-12 year old kids to participate in the ‘Mayor for a Day’ contest. The winner was 10-year-old Sofía Guillermina Ortiz Rodríguez who, along with the 15 boys and girls who made up the Children's Council, took over City Hall on May 19.
Mayor Luis Alberto Michel Rodríguez and the chair of DIF Puerto Vallarta, María de Jesús López Delgado, have reached agreements with representatives of 19 buildings throughout the city that will serve as temporary shelters in case of any eventuality during the 2022 Pacific Hurricane Season.
Arca Continental, the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, and PetStar, Mexico's leading PET recycler, will invest 175 million pesos this year in the construction and expansion of PET collection and recycling plants in Jalisco. New collection centers will be built in Puerto Vallarta, Tepic and Colima.
On May 3, the Ministry of Economy published a new inspection requirement for light vehicles over four years old that was set to take effect in November. But, on Monday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador scrapped the planned inspection requirement, saying his government wouldn't “pick people's pockets” as its predecessors did.
From May 23-31, 2022, some of Mexico's largest online retail companies and e-commerce sites are participating in the country's biggest Internet shopping event. The annual 'Hot Sale,' a nine-day version of 'Cyber Monday,' offers online shoppers incredible discounts and deals.
The director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust, Luis Villaseñor Nolasco, recently announced that this tourist destination will be part of the Jalisco pavilion at the Tianguis Turístico, which will be held May 22-25 in Acapulco, where they expect to have more than 100 appointments with business partners and airlines.