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DACB Kicks Off Vote From Abroad Assistance in Puerto Vallarta

Democrats Abroad is helping US citizens in Puerto Vallarta Vote From Abroad (VFA) for the upcoming 2024 primary and general elections. Trained VFA volunteers are at Hotel Mercurio, Francisca Rodríguez 168 in the heart of the Romantic Zone, from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm every Wednesday through 28 February.

Vallarta School for Girls Teaching Real World Skills

Puerto Vallarta is more than a beach paradise with azure waters and sensational sunsets. It’s a city of opportunity and potential for 60 girls who aren't currently in school, who will benefit from a well-rounded, girl centric education at the Vallarta School for Girls.

The U.S. Census Bureau Sees a Rise in Latino Surnames

Shifts in prevalent surnames in America reflect the country's increasing diversity. The top names in the United States are Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown and Jones. But Latino names now occupy three spots on the U.S. Census Bureau's top-10 list of surnames. Garcia is the sixth-most common surname. Rodriguez ranks 9th, and Martinez 10th.

Jalisco Announces Relaxation of COVID-19 Restrictions

On February 26, the Jalisco Health Board relaxed COVID restrictions. However, some measures have not changed, such as the use of face masks and the vaccination certificate requirements that must be met to enter bars, clubs, and other entertainment venues.

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.

Nora Poised to Become a Hurricane Near Southwest Mexico

A strengthening tropical storm nearing the southwestern coast of Mexico is threatening to become the next hurricane in the eastern Pacific. While landfall is not currently expected along southwest mainland Mexico, Nora will be close enough to bring strong winds and heavy rainfall from southwestern Oaxaca to coastal Jalisco through Sunday.

Repairs Underway on Puerto Vallarta’s Los Muertos Pier

Mara Magdalena Avelar Mondragón, president of the Emiliano Zapata Neighborhood Association, reports that the city government continues to work on the first stage of repairs to Los Muertos Pier, the iconic landmark on one of the most popular beaches in Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta to Welcome Season’s First Cruise Ship

The season's first cruise ship with tourists aboard is scheduled to arrive in Puerto Vallarta on Tuesday, August 24. The Carnival Panorama will be docked in our port from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm - but only fully-vaccinated passengers who undergo a rapid Covid-19 test will be allowed to disembark in this tourist destination.

JetBlue Announces New York-Puerto Vallarta Winter Flights

As part of its expansion plans to cover the northwestern United States, JetBlue airline recently announced that as of February 19, 2022 it will begin operating its new daily flights from New York to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which is great news for this popular winter vacation destination.

Sayulita Makes Kayak Travel Hacker’s Guide Top Ten

Sayulita, the Riviera Nayarit's surf capital, has been included in the Top 10 of the Travel Hacker's Guide by Kayak - considered the world's leading travel search engine - which provides travelers with tips and valuable information on trending destinations.
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