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11 Whales Rescued in Banderas Bay During 2023-2024 Season

During the 2023-2024 whale watching season, RABEN teams successfully released 11 entangled whales, as reported by Astrid Frisch Jord谩n, the national coordinator of the Entangled Whale Assistance Network groups. These teams remain on alert until the last whale leaves Banderas Bay, even though the season officially concluded on March 23.

New York City May Soon be Vallarta’s Newest Sister City

Puerto Vallarta's municipal government recently announced progress in finalizing a Sister City twinning agreement with New York City. As part of the initiative, Puerto Vallarta will be advertised on Time Square screens during NYC's Cinco de Mayo parade on May 5th.

Puerto Vallarta Airport Passenger Traffic Up Despite Domestic Dip

Puerto Vallarta's International Airport defied the overall downward trend in March 2024 for Grupo Aeroportuario del Pac铆fico's 12 Mexican airports, recording a 5.7% increase in total passenger traffic compared to March 2023. This positive outcome came despite a decline in domestic arrivals, which fell 10.8%.

Vallarta DIF Launches Smiles of the Heart Children’s Day Toy Drive

In celebration of Children's Day on April 30, the System for Integral Family Development (DIF) in Puerto Vallarta is hosting a toy donation campaign, 'Smiles of the Heart'. This initiative aims to bring joy to children and raise awareness about their rights. Donate new, non-violent toys by April 19th.

Mural Project will bring the ANA’s Abedul Stairs to Life

Puerto Vallarta's Amapas Stairs are about to take on a whole new life with the launch of 'Amapas Ascent: Stairway Stories,' a stunning public art project by renowned local artist Danyol Le贸n. This ambitious initiative goes beyond the recently completed renovations that transformed the stairs into a safer and more user-friendly passage.

Puerto Vallarta Strengthens Position as Top LGBTQ+ Destination

Puerto Vallarta's reputation as a top LGBTQ+ destination is solidified with the opening of The Tryst, a new boutique hotel catering to gay travelers. The hotel coincides its debut with Vallarta Pride, one of the biggest Pride celebrations in Mexico, offering guests a luxurious stay amidst the vibrant festivities.

Puerto Vallarta to Welcome a Total of 23 Cruise Ships This Month

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, kicked off the month of April on a high note in the international tourist cruise industry, with the arrival of five ships in the first week alone. In total, this popular coastal destination will welcome 23 cruise ships this month, including five double arrivals and two triple arrivals.

Puerto Vallarta Among Best Places in Jalisco to View Eclipse

The University of Guadalajara's Center for Exact Sciences and Engineering has identified Puerto Vallarta as one of the best locations in Jalisco to view the eclipse on April 8th. Observers here will see an impressive 95.6% of the total eclipse, which will begin at 10:47 am and conclude at 1:29 pm.

Puerto Vallarta Emerges as Prime Destination for Digital Nomads

Puerto Vallarta's allure extends beyond tourism. Home to many retired Americans and Canadians who've chosen to live here, either permanently or at least for a few months of the year, this Mexican Pacific Coast city is attracting a new wave of residents: digital nomads.

Young Musicians Unite at Vallarta’s 1st National Orchestra Meeting

Music fills the air as Puerto Vallarta hosts the 1st National Meeting of Children's & Youth Orchestras. Over 60 young musicians from across Mexico have gathered for a week of workshops and cultural exchange. Don't miss the Gala Concert on April 5 at Teatro Vallarta and the closing performance at Los Arcos del Malec贸n on April 6.
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