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Merchants Return to PV’s Río Cuale Municipal Market

Most of the Mercado Río Cuale vendors that had to temporarily relocate to Parque Hidalgo while repairs were being made to the building, which was affected by the flooding of the Cuale River after Hurricane Nora, have returned to work in their locales on the municipal market’s premises. Around a dozen of them will now work from booths on Encino Street.

DiDi Transportation Services Authorized in Puerto Vallarta

On November 23, the Chinese ride-sharing giant DiDi was authorized to begin operations as a transportation service in Puerto Vallarta. The platform was already operating in Puerto Vallarta as a food delivery service, now it enters the ride-hailing market to compete with Uber and conventional taxis.

Mexico Visitor’s Permit No Longer Guarantees 180-Day Stay

Many aspects of immigration policy have been changing over the past few years, and length of stay for visitors appears to be one of them. More and more travelers have been reporting that, instead of the customary 180 days on a visitor’s permit, they were allowed 30 or fewer days to complete their travels in Mexico.

Cancellation of Peregrinaciones in Puerto Vallarta Confirmed

It is official and it has been reconfirmed: for the second year in a row there will be no peregrinaciones in Puerto Vallarta. The last attempts to hold the traditional pilgrimages to the Virgin of Guadalupe in December have failed. Instead there will only be a few small events, without crowds, and without the traditional festivities.

Puerto Vallarta Whale Watching Season Begins December 8

Puerto Vallarta offers many ecological tours, but nothing compares to whale watching on Banderas Bay. Whale watching season officially opens Dec 8, 2021 and runs through Mar 23, 2022, giving everyone a chance to observe Humpback whales in their natural habitat.

‘Mi Amigo Sin Pelo’ Fundraiser for PV Kids With Cancer

We can all make a difference in the lives of Puerto Vallarta children with cancer, and provide support to their families, by participating in this year's 'Mi Amigo Sin Pelo' campaign, set to be held November 28 from 5:00 to 11:00 pm at Los Arcos del Malecón.

2021 Puerto Vallarta Tennis Open, November 22-28

Bringing world class professional tennis players from all over the globe together, the third edition of the Puerto Vallarta Open, recognized as the best ATP Challenger Tour Tournament in the world, will be played from November 22nd through 28th at Parque Parota in the city's Hotel Zone.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Wins Four 2021 Travvy Awards

The 7th annual Travvy Awards took place Nov 11 at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Puerto Vallarta took home 3 gold statues, for Best Culinary Destination, Best Honeymoon Destination and Best Tourism Board, and brought home silver for Best Destination in Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta has High Tourism Recovery Expectations

The revised Covid-19 mitigation plan released by the Jalisco State Board of Health on Monday will benefit tourism in Puerto Vallarta, thanks to the increase in capacity in hotels, restaurants, events, and other important segments of the industry. Expectations for recovery are high with around 2,000 flights scheduled to arrive in November.

Jalisco Cancels December Pilgrimages, Patron Saint Festivities

Due to the drop in accumulated cases, hospitalizations, active cases and the Covid-19 positivity rate in Jalisco, the Board of Health on Monday approved increased capacities and lessened restrictions for commercial, social, and recreational activities. However, the December pilgrimages, patron saint festivities and posadas are prohibited.
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