Road closures in downtown Puerto Vallarta this weekend.

Road closures in downtown Puerto Vallarta this weekend April 28, 2017 During the international downhill cycling event “Down Puerto Vallarta”, which will be held for the first time in Puerto Vallarta this weekend, road closures to vehicular traffic have been announced for downtown. To the north to the city, vehicles will diverted at Jesús Langarica Street and public transportation buses at Panama Street, returning to Colombia. On the south end, vehicular and transport vehicles will be rerouted at Lázaro Cárdenas street to Basilio Read More …

3 Story For Sale in Puerto Iguana, Puerto Vallarta

•  250 sqm , 3 bath , 3 bdrm 3 story – FOR SALE  390000 USD . MLS® 11104 in Puerto Iguana, Puerto Vallarta Esta casa de 3 niveles está ubicada en la exclusiva comunidad residencial de Puerto Iguana. Esta casa tiene una gran ubicación central al canal de la marina y se encuentra justo en frente de una de las 3 piscinas de la zona común. La casa se ha ampliado completamente en cuanto a los límites de construcción Read More …

Vanessa Amaro, ‘Ballet Folklórico Tradiciones’ and Dwight Blake to play Incanto.

Vanessa Amaro, ‘Ballet Folklórico Tradiciones’ and Dwight Blake to play Incanto April 24, 2017 Soprano Vanessa Amaro will appear on two nights, April 27 & May 2 at 8:00. Born in Mexico City, she has a Degree in Music from the National Conservatory of Music and studied opera at the International Society of Values of Mexican Artists. Vanessa has won several awards, including Best Performance at the Carlo Morelli National Singing Contest in Mexico City. She was also a finalist Read More …

Puerto Vallarta ramps-up efforts to collect vacation rental taxes.

Puerto Vallarta ramps-up efforts to collect vacation rental taxes April 24, 2017 The Secretary of Planning, Administration and Finance (Sepaf) will go after the owners of homes and apartments located in Puerto Vallarta to collect the 3% Lodging Tax required by law. The head of the Secretariat of Tourism of Jalisco (Secturjal), Enrique Ramos Flores, indicated that the objective is to supervise the owners of the properties that provide the service of hotel-type services without paying the required 3% Lodging Read More …

New National Public Security Survey puts Puerto Vallarta as safest city in Mexico.

New National Public Security Survey puts Puerto Vallarta as safest city in Mexico April 20, 2017 The National Public Urban Security Survey tracks the public perception of safety in Mexico every quarter, in March 2017 residents felt safest in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In January we reported Puerto Vallarta ranked second place with 40.5% of those surveyed having some anxiety over safety, well below the national average in December 2016. In the March 2017 survey, that number dropped to 29.7%. In Read More …

Reshaping NAFTA could be good for Mexico.

Reshaping NAFTA could be good for MX Around 98% of the corn that Mexicans use to make tortillas and other staples of their diet comes from the US. Donald Trump’s trade stand may end up hurting US agriculture By Cecilia Tortajada Mexico News Daily | Tuesday, April 18, 2017   Among other threats targeting Mexico during his election campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump harshly criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a 23-year-old tripartite deal that removed tariffs and Read More …

Join Food Network Stars at Cuisine of the Sun International Culinary Festival – April 26 – 29.

Join Food Network Stars at Cuisine of the Sun International Culinary Festival – April 26 – 29 Posted on 17 April, 2017 by Vallarta Tribune Cuisine of the Sun International Culinary Festival is a star-studded event, curated for the second time by Food Network celebrity chef and USFOODS culinary specialist, Food Network’s Penny Davidi, brings together some of the biggest names in the food and wine industry. Food Network’s Penny Davidi will be in attendance at Villa La Estancia’s Cuisine of Read More …

Lesser-known ports in Mexico see more cruise ships.

Lesser-known ports see more cruise ships Arrivals overall are up 18% in first two months of the year   Mexico News Daily | Friday, April 14, 2017   Readjustments in Mexico’s cruise ship industry have led to wins and losses for the various cruise ship ports but on the whole the industry has come out ahead in the first two months of the year. The readjustments have been made as a result of security concerns and a shortage of facilities, Read More …

Editor’s Note: April 15, 2017

Editor’s Note Posted on 13 April, 2017 by Madeline Milne With the slow down of the high season, I have started to ‘spring clean’ and garden. Spruce the place up for the coming rains. I decided to complement my soon to be planted garden by adding a chicken into my menagerie. Right? Who doesn’t secretly want to snuggle those little balls of fluff? We went out to the town of Ixtapa, a suburb behind the airport , to a recommended Read More …

Mexico’s economy starts strong in 2017.

Mexico’s economy starts strong in 2017 April 12, 2017 The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president last year raised the specter of economic recession in Mexico, sent the country’s peso into a tailspin, and threatened local industry such as car making. But four months on, Mexican automobile output is accelerating fast, unemployment is at a nine-year low, and the peso has been one of the world’s best-performing currencies in 2017. Since diplomatic ties reached a nadir in January with Read More …