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Puerto Vallarta will Welcome 15 Cruise Ships Before Year’s End

Puerto Vallarta will welcome fifteen more cruise ships before the end of 2021, according to the API's (Integral Port Administration) arrival calendar. One of the arrivals is the MS the World, a residential cruise ship with 165 luxurious shipboard condos where well-to-do residents live on board as the ship travels the globe.

Minimum Wage in Mexico Will Increase 22% in 2022

Mexico’s daily minimum wage will increase by 22% on January 1, 2022 after the Mexican government and business groups approved the hike on December 1, 2021. The increase will benefit some 6 million people, Mexico's National Minimum Wage Commission said.

Mexico Plans to Give Booster Shots to People Over 60

Mexican officials announced on Tuesday that they have reversed their previous position against giving coronavirus booster shots and are studying a plan to administer third doses to people over age 60. The government also long resisted vaccinating minors, but recently relented and began administering shots to youths between 15 and 17 years old.

Merchants Return to PV’s Río Cuale Municipal Market

Most of the Mercado Río Cuale vendors that had to temporarily relocate to Parque Hidalgo while repairs were being made to the building, which was affected by the flooding of the Cuale River after Hurricane Nora, have returned to work in their locales on the municipal market’s premises. Around a dozen of them will now work from booths on Encino Street.

DiDi Transportation Services Authorized in Puerto Vallarta

On November 23, the Chinese ride-sharing giant DiDi was authorized to begin operations as a transportation service in Puerto Vallarta. The platform was already operating in Puerto Vallarta as a food delivery service, now it enters the ride-hailing market to compete with Uber and conventional taxis.

Mexico Visitor’s Permit No Longer Guarantees 180-Day Stay

Many aspects of immigration policy have been changing over the past few years, and length of stay for visitors appears to be one of them. More and more travelers have been reporting that, instead of the customary 180 days on a visitor’s permit, they were allowed 30 or fewer days to complete their travels in Mexico.

Cancellation of Peregrinaciones in Puerto Vallarta Confirmed

It is official and it has been reconfirmed: for the second year in a row there will be no peregrinaciones in Puerto Vallarta. The last attempts to hold the traditional pilgrimages to the Virgin of Guadalupe in December have failed. Instead there will only be a few small events, without crowds, and without the traditional festivities.

Puerto Vallarta Whale Watching Season Begins December 8

Puerto Vallarta offers many ecological tours, but nothing compares to whale watching on Banderas Bay. Whale watching season officially opens Dec 8, 2021 and runs through Mar 23, 2022, giving everyone a chance to observe Humpback whales in their natural habitat.

‘Mi Amigo Sin Pelo’ Fundraiser for PV Kids With Cancer

We can all make a difference in the lives of Puerto Vallarta children with cancer, and provide support to their families, by participating in this year's 'Mi Amigo Sin Pelo' campaign, set to be held November 28 from 5:00 to 11:00 pm at Los Arcos del Malecón.

2021 Puerto Vallarta Tennis Open, November 22-28

Bringing world class professional tennis players from all over the globe together, the third edition of the Puerto Vallarta Open, recognized as the best ATP Challenger Tour Tournament in the world, will be played from November 22nd through 28th at Parque Parota in the city's Hotel Zone.
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