Uber can now legally operate in Puerto Vallarta. The Secretary of Transportation, headed by Diego Monraz, last week granted the online ride-hail platform official authorization to operate as a Transportation Network Company throughout the municipality.
Mexico's General Customs Administrator last week evidenced the federal government's commitment to expedite operations in the customs area of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport by adding 14 new customs agents to serve passengers arriving during the busy holiday season.
Today, cities across Mexico are celebrating the country's most colorful annual festival, El Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. December 12, 2019 also marks the 168th anniversary of the founding of Puerto Vallarta, which kicks our city's celebrations up a notch.
There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around the Republic, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. We've put together a brief overview of some of this week's Mexico news headlines, a popular local attraction, and some of PV's favorite ongoing events.
The Municipal Government has been working to preserve the sculptural heritage of Puerto Vallarta. With an investment of 300,000 pesos, and after a diagnosis of the work to be done was made, specialists were contracted to rehabilitate ten of the city's iconic sculptures.
Grupo Vidanta and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment have announced the creation of a new dinner show for the entertainment parks under construction at Vidanta's Nuevo Vallarta resort. The Cirque show will be staged in a new, custom-designed theater, set to open in 2021.
Construction continues on Grupo Vidanta's eagerly anticipated Vidanta World, a collection of amusement parks at their Nuevo Vallarta beach resort. By Winter 2020, Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta is expected to set a new world standard for resorts and entertainment park rides.
Local artist Natasha Moraga has been magically transforming Puerto Vallarta with her colorful mosaics since 2012. Her latest project, turning Lazaro Cardenas Park into El Parque de los Azulejos / Tile Park PV, is all about community, and everyone is invited to participate.
Puerto Vallarta will host the 2019 SingularityU Mexico Summit in Jalisco November 6 & 7. Produced by Singularity University, a Silicon Valley-based institution of higher learning, the Summit is considered one of the most important technology and innovation events in Latin America.
American Geophysical Union Executive Director Chris McEntee will speak on how earth and space sciences are critical to mitigating the impacts of climate change during the meeting of the Unión Geofísica Mexicana, which continues through November 1, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.