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Downtown Residents Meet with Mayor to Address Concerns

Last week, Puerto Vallarta's interim mayor, Francisco José Martínez Gil, met with downtown residents to discuss their concerns. He listened to their needs and promised to collaborate with them to solve various issues, including homelessness, crime, and infrastructure problems, ensuring a united effort for lasting solutions.

Puerto Vallarta Tourism Soars in First Half of 2024

Puerto Vallarta is flourishing in 2024, marked by a 2.6% boost in air travelers and a 7.8% jump in international arrivals. Cruise ship visits and bus passenger numbers are on the rise. Summer looks promising too, with a projected 3% growth and average hotel occupancy at 78%, with weekends exceeding 80%.

93.8% of Mexico’s Beaches Deemed Safe for Summer Fun

As summer vacationers flock to Mexico's beautiful shores, they can rejoice: a nationwide water quality survey by Cofepris shows that 93.8% of Mexico's beaches, including all in Puerto Vallarta but Oasis, are safe for swimming and recreational use, based on federal standards.

Puerto Vallarta Unveils Professional Basketball Team

Puerto Vallarta will debut its professional basketball team, the Iguanas, in the Pacific Basketball League this September. The Iguanas will feature local and international talent, playing home games at the municipal auditorium, with support from local authorities.

Puerto Vallarta Bolsters Security for Influx of Summer Tourists

As waves of vacationers from across the country arrive in Puerto Vallarta, the Citizen Security Commission is set to roll out prevention strategies throughout the summer holiday season. Their primary goal is to ensure a peaceful and safe environment for residents & tourists alike.

Vallarta Students Shine at RoboRave World Cup, Snag Second Place

Five Puerto Vallarta students won 2nd place in the RoboRave World Cup held in Sippy Downs, Australia. This competition, which drew over 300 teams from countries like China and Japan, challenged participants to design, build, and program robots to tackle various tasks.

Tepic-Compostela Highway Expected to be Complete by Mid-September

The Tepic-Compostela highway, a 26-kilometer route in Nayarit, Mexico, will be completed by mid-September, announced Governor Miguel Ángel Navarro Quintero. This new road will cut travel time from Tepic to Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta to 90 minutes, boosting tourism and the local economy with improved accessibility.

DIF Vallarta Continues Outreach Efforts to Help the Homeless

Last weekend, Puerto Vallarta's DIF system, along with various government agencies, conducted its seventh mission to aid homeless individuals and those in transit. Visiting key areas like Avenida México and the Malecón, they identified 17 people and provided food, clothing, and assistance to those in need.

2024 Requirements for Moving to Mexico With Your Pet

Does part of your move to Puerto Vallarta include a furry family member? Bringing a pet into Mexico in 2024 requires navigating various government regulations - on both sides of the border. While this might sound daunting, it just requires a bit of pre-planning.

Alaska Airlines Expands Direct Flights to Vallarta This Winter

Alaska Airlines is set to enhance travel options this winter by launching direct flights from four new U.S. cities to Puerto Vallarta. Starting in January 2025, these new routes will provide increased connectivity and convenience for travelers, adding an impressive 1,200 seats per week to this popular destination through April.
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