The dates for the vaccination clinics in Puerto Vallarta that were tentatively scheduled for next week have been confirmed. On Wednesday, the head of the eighth health region, Jaime Álvarez Zayas, announced that the sessions will be from Monday, January 10th through Thursday the 13th, divided into two stages.
A study led by the Centro Universitario de la Costa Department of Medical Sciences at the Universidad de Guadalajara in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, explored the association between severity of COVID-19 symptoms and habitual food intake in adult outpatients. The study shows the importance of a healthy diet in times of Covid-19.
Jalisco on Monday received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines of the year. The Jalisco Health Secretariat reported that there are almost 400,000 doses that will be used as reinforcements. Here in Puerto Vallarta, booster shots will be available to health personnel on January 5, and more vaccination clinics are pending for next week.
January 6th is Three Kings Day, known as 'El Día de Reyes' in Mexico. This is Epiphany on the church calendar, the 12th day after Christmas, when the Magi arrived bearing gifts for baby Jesus. It is also the traditional day for Mexican children to receive Christmas gifts, in commemoration of the Magi's visit.
In December 2021, the Puerto Vallarta International Airport welcomed 2,432 flights, an increase of 49% over 2020 & 15% over 2019, setting a record for the number of tourist arrivals. Hotel occupancy reached 81%, up 26% over 2020, when 49% of rooms were booked.
Due to numerous consumer complaints of holiday 'price jacking' by 'traditional' taxi drivers, the leaders of the Puerto Vallarta taxi union have developed a system that allows users to make complaints, get refunds and see that the drivers are punished. There's also an app that enables you to order a taxi and see the established rates that are set by the state authorities.
Live and Invest Overseas, a resource for people who want to live, retire, and invest overseas, recently released its annual index of the 15 best places in the world to retire in 2022. The top destinations were selected based on factors such as cost of living, health care, crime and taxes, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico came in at No. 2!
Now that the holiday season has arrived, it is a good time to discuss 'El Aguinaldo,' the Mexican Christmas bonus due to all employees, including the domestic staff that help make life so easy and convenient for many of us who live here in Puerto Vallarta. And, under Mexican law, all employees are entitled to a Christmas bonus.
According to a study release by travel assistance company Allianz Partners USA, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is one of the world's most popular places to celebrate the Christmas holidays. The US market is one of the most captive and during this period it has chosen the 'Green Pearl of the Mexican Pacific' as its favorite.
A fun, new family-friendly activity has come to Puerto Vallarta just in time for the winter holiday season. With a lavish opening weekend that included a gala inauguration dinner and professional show and a free family event attended by Santa Claus himself, Puerto Mágico unveiled its newest attraction: an open-air skating rink.