As one of Mexico's most attractive destinations, Puerto Vallarta continually receives accolades from the media and visitors alike. And now, travelers who have recently visited have the opportunity to help PV win the designation of 'Best City' in Condé Nast Traveler's 2020 Readers' Choice Awards.
With COVID-19 dominating news and social media channels, it can be difficult to keep up with what's happening in Puerto Vallarta and around the Republic. The Banderas News Brief offers an overview of some of this week's Mexico news, plus useful information for PV residents.
Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña on Sunday announced that he would reduce his own salary by 50%, and that of all of the City Council's directors by 20%, in order to implement a food distribution program that will support 7,500 of the city's most vulnerable families.
In these troubling times, everyone wants reliable, up-to-date information. Here, we share some of the latest news from trustworthy sources in Puerto Vallarta, and tips for keeping yourself and your family entertained while you #StayAtHome to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, on March 18, the Governor of Jalisco ordered the temporary closure of all entertainment venues in the state, where, to date, 7 cases have been confirmed. In Puerto Vallarta, where no cases of coronavirus have been reported, some restaurants are open.
At an extraordinary session of the Municipal Health Council, Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña said that though there have been no cases of COVID-19 in Puerto Vallarta to date, preventive actions have been put into place to safeguard the health of its residents and visitors.
Cafe des Artistes will host a 'Forest to Table' Gala Dinner on April 2 in support of the Vallarta Botanical Garden's plan to secure a future for some of the region's richest habitat zones by expanding its 30 hectare forest preserve by another 20 hectares.
Puerto Vallarta has another notable piece of public art, but you won't see it unless you're driving. The interior wall of the 'small' tunnel that leads from the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood to the Libramiento now features a mural by Mexican artist Lucía Prudencio Núñez.
The stairs that lead down to La Isla Rio Cuale from the north-bound bridge over the river in downtown Puerto Vallarta, which were removed several years ago due to infrastructure damage, are being replaced with municipal resources to the tune of almost 2 million pesos.
DIF President Candelaria Tovar de Dávalos and IMM director Bertha Leticia Dueñas Aréchiga invite all women, and the men who support them, to participate in a series of free activities designed to educate, motivate and celebrate the women of Puerto Vallarta, March 2-8.