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Survey: Puerto Vallarta the 2nd Safest City in Mexico

According to the most recent INEGI National Urban Public Security Survey (ENSU), corresponding to the fourth quarter of 2023, Puerto Vallarta remains the safest city in Jalisco, and has re-emerged as one of Mexico's safest cities, ranking second in the country. The survey measures the perception of safety among citizens over 18.

Puerto Vallarta Tourism Shattered Records in 2023

Puerto Vallarta set unprecedented records in key tourism metrics in 2023, according to the Tourist Information System of the State of Jalisco. From 6.04 million visitors to $41,322 MDP in revenues and over 148,000 jobs created, PV rewrote the tourism rulebook.

Madonnari Festival Returns to Puerto Vallarta February 9-11

Puerto Vallarta is gearing up for the 16th edition of its annual Madonnari Festival, a three-day event that transforms the Plaza de Armas into a mesmerizing open-air gallery. From February 9-11, 2024, artists of all ages will wield their chalk to create elaborate designs that challenge perceptions and ignite imaginations.

Puerto Vallarta’s Public Transit Gets a Boost with 101 New Buses

Puerto Vallarta's public transportation system is gearing up for a major upgrade as 101 new buses are set to roll into the city. According to Secretary of Transportation Jalisco, Diego Monraz Villaseñor, the first batch of 25 buses is set to hit the streets next week, with plans for an additional 76 buses arriving in April.

Nature Reserve Decree Promises Water Security, Wildlife Protection

On Jan 8, by presidential decree, the Sierra de Vallejo-Río Ameca was declared a Biosphere Reserve, offering hope for both the environment and local communities. Sprawling across Nayarit and Jalisco states, the 225,000-hectare Protected Natural Area is not just a sanctuary for exotic creatures but a crucial safeguard for water resources.

Vallarta Upgrades Waste Management with Four New Compactor Trucks

Last week, Mayor Luis Alberto Michel Rodríguez took a significant step towards enhancing the city's waste management system with four new compactor trucks. A $12.79 million investment aims to boost efficiency in garbage collection, benefiting residents, businesses, and the thriving tourist industry.

Puerto Vallarta Offers Eco-Friendly Disposal of Christmas Trees

As the Christmas festivities wind down, Puerto Vallarta residents looking to dispose of their natural Christmas trees have an eco-friendly option this year. The Department of Municipal Public Services opened six convenient tree collection centers that will take them for recycling or composting through January 20th.

Puerto Vallarta Airport Breaks Records with 6.8M Passengers in 2023

The Puerto Vallarta International Airport reached a milestone by welcoming almost 6.8 million passengers in 2023, a notable 9.4% increase from the previous year. This unprecedented growth showcases the airport's pivotal role in driving connectivity and economic prosperity across the region.

New Non-Profit PrEP Clinic to Open in Puerto Vallarta

Due to the recent reported closure of Puerto Vallarta's SETAC LGBT Wellness Center, a group of business leaders, with the support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS have formed a committee to continue the distribution of PrEP medicine with a fast, accessible and transparent community based approach.

Puerto Vallarta to Welcome a Total of 27 Cruise Ships in January

Puerto Vallarta is making waves in 2024 as it welcomes an unprecedented influx of international cruise arrivals. With 3 double arrivals in the first week and 21 more visits this month, the new year in this beautiful port city is off to a stellar start, and the trend is expected to continue as the global cruise industry expands.
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