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‘Operation Semana Santa’ Continues This Week in Puerto Vallarta

The Puerto Vallarta Civil Protection and Firefighters Department was kept busy during the first week of the Easter holiday period, with a preliminary report of 267 services rendered, in addition to the everyday preventive measures that are maintained throughout the municipality to safeguard the well-being of residents and visitors.

Nearly 200,000 Tourists Celebrate Easter in Puerto Vallarta

The director of Municipal Tourism, José Ludvig Estrada Virgen, reported on Friday that the number of tourists visiting Puerto Vallarta for the Easter holidays is 'over the top,' indicating that nearly 200,000 visitors had already arrived, filling up hotels and condominiums, Airbnb rental rooms and family and friends' houses.

Nayarit Beach and Marina Retain Blue Flag Certifications

Nuevo Nayarit Norte beach and Marina Riviera Nayarit, have met all of the requirements to retain their Blue Flag credentials for another year. The Blue Flag is a recognition by the European Foundation for Environmental Education to beaches and marinas that meet established criteria for quality, safety, and environmental education.

Puerto Vallarta Kids Invited to Enter ‘Mayor for a Day’ Contest

Celebrated in Mexico every year on April 30, El Día del Niño is always filled with activities, gifts and special events. As part of this year's Children’s Day celebrations, the Puerto Vallarta City Council invites all kids 6 to 12 years of age to participate in the 'Mayor for a Day' contest.

Vallarta Redoubles Efforts to Keep City Clean During Holidays

The Municipal Government of Puerto Vallarta is redoubling its efforts to keep the city's streets and beaches clean and free of garbage, and its infrastructure in optimal conditions, in the face of the massive arrival of tourists during the two-week-long Easter vacation period.

‘Operation Breathalyzer’ Underway in Puerto Vallarta

To prevent automobile accidents during the Easter vacation period, 'Operation Breathalyzer' is underway in Puerto Vallarta. Checkpoints are randomly installed day and night on different roads of the central and hotel zones to detect drivers who are diving while intoxicated.

SSJ: Mask Mandates Must Be Followed During Easter Holidays

Given that the pandemic continues, the Jalisco Ministry of Health (SSJ) on Monday reiterated the importance of maintaining the proper use of face masks during the Easter holidays to prevent transmission, and announced the availability of COVID-19 vaccines at IMSS clinics in Vallarta and throughout the State during the vacation period.

Puerto Vallarta Expects Record Number of Tourists for Holy Week

The municipality's director of Tourism and Economic Development, Ludvig Estrada Virgen, said that the city has great expectations for the Semana Santa and Pascua holidays. According to SECTUR, during the Easter vacation period, Puerto Vallarta could achieve an average general hotel occupancy of 78.5%, the highest in the country.

Direct Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Islas Marías Announced

While inaugurating the first ferry trip from the new San Blas maritime terminal last Saturday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that it will soon be possible to visit the Islas Marías tourist complex by taking flights from the Tepic and Puerto Vallarta International Airports.

Insurgentes Street Bridge Open, More Work to be Done

While inaugurating the new Insurgentes Street bridge on Friday, Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez said that, though the bridge that connects downtown Puerto Vallarta with the Romantic Zone is now open to traffic, there is still work to be done before rainy season begins.
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