TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website, recently released the results of their 2020 Travelers' Choice Awards, and Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit were among the 'Most Popular Destinations in Mexico,' coming in at numbers 4 an 9 respectively.
The Municipal Government, through the Vallarta Avanza program, is working on the development of a master plan that will provide citizens with a sustainable mobility option through the creation of a bicycle lane system on various roads in Puerto Vallarta.
This weekend, 4 local artists will be finishing the murals they've been creating on the perimeter walls of the Puerto Vallarta Regional Hospital as a tribute to the city's medical personnel, who've been working tirelessly to help keep our community safe since the beginning of the pandemic.
Eleven street corners in the heart of the city are getting a 'face lift,' thanks to a joint effort by the Puerto Vallarta Historic Center Citizens' Council and the municipal government, who are working to improve the downtown area's appearance and visitor appeal.
Though the return to classes will be virtual this year due to the health contingency of COVID-19, the annual distribution of backpacks filled with school supplies, uniforms, and shoes to Puerto Vallarta preschool, primary and secondary school students begins today.
This year's Fiestas Patrias, set to be held in September, have been canceled throughout the State of Jalisco. According to Puerto Vallarta Mayor, Arturo Dávalos, the SSJ recommended suspending Mexico's Independence Day celebrations in order to prevent a major coronavirus outbreak.
The Riviera Nayarit is renewing its tourist offer with the transformation of the 117-room Grand Matlali Hills Resort & Spa, which by 2021 will become the All-Inclusive Delta by Marriott, the first Marriott International hotel with this branding anywhere in the world.
The Municipal Government and Institute of Culture continue working to preserve the sculptural heritage of Puerto Vallarta. Over the last 12 months, some of the city's most recognized public art pieces have been restored, the most recent being the monument to Lázaro Cárdenas.
Puerto Vallarta has another notable piece of public art, but you won't see it unless you're driving. Local artist Elodia Jiménez has painted a colorful mural on the interior wall of the 'small' tunnel that leads from the Libramiento to the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood.
The Municipal Government is ready to reopen more Puerto Vallarta businesses & activities, including theaters, cultural venues, recreational parks and open-air spas on July 20, but the State Government will determine when these enterprises can resume operations.