Puerto Vallarta launches 2016 Sea Turtle Protection Program.

Puerto Vallarta launches 2016 Sea Turtle Protection Program July 12, 2016 Area Local News Puerto Vallarta has launched the 2016 Sea Turtle Conservation and Protection Program under the guidance of Mayor Arturo Davalos Peña and the Environmental Protection Agency of Mexico. The yearly program helps promote awareness of sea turtles in Puerto Vallarta and educate the population on the importance of preserving turtle nesting areas. Nightly surveillance of beaches between Playa de Ora and Garza Blanca searching for nesting locations Read More …

10th International Bahía de Banderas Sport Fishing Tournament.

10th International Bahía de Banderas Sport Fishing Tournament July 6, 2016 Area Local News, Local Entertainment The 10th International Bahía de Banderas Marlin and Tuna Sport Fishing Tournament will take place from July 14-16, 2016 hosted by the Paradise Village hotel in Nuevo Vallarta and, of course, the magnificent waters of the Bahía de Banderas. “The event has grown year after year: it used to be only a one-day event and this year it’s two full days thanks to the Read More …

Dwight Blake Presents “Memories of Motown” at The Jazz Foundation

dwight blake Dwight Blake Presents “Memories of Motown” at The Jazz Foundation July 7, 2016 Arts & Culture, Local Entertainment The Jazz Foundation located right on Vallarta’s malecon is the area’s newest jazz club. Its mission is to promote jazz and other genres of music to visitors and locals alike. The Jazz Foundation is a forum, a restaurant, a bar, a classroom and a stage all wrapped up into one amazing new Vallarta venue. And with a location right across Read More …

Mexico’s junk-food tax cuts purchases by 5.1%

Mexico’s junk-food tax cuts purchases by 5.1% July 5, 2016 Foodies   Courtesy:  Vallarta Daily. Mexico’s 8 percent tax on high-calorie snacks has been successful in reducing junk food purchases, but only by a small amount and only among poor and middle-class households, a study said Tuesday. The report published in the online journal PLOS-Medicine showed an average reduction of 5.1 percent in purchases of items subject to the tax, which was implemented in 2014. The reduction equaled only about 25 Read More …

Punta Mita Beach Festival 2016 kicks off this week.

Punta Mita Beach Festival 2016 kicks off this week July 4, 2016 Area Local News, Local Entertainment The IV Punta Mita Beach Festival is set for July 7-10, 2016 at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. This event embodies everything Punta Mita—the Riviera Nayarit’s Glamour Peninsula—represents. It’s an adventure weekend that promises unique experiences steered by experts. “The Punta Mita Beach Festival has quickly turned into one of the Riviera Nayarit’s anchor events,” said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Read More …

My Marvelous Mexican Midlife Crisis – Why I go to the beach in Puerto Vallarta.

My Marvelous Mexican Midlife Crisis – Why I go to the beach July 1, 2016 My Marvelous Mexican Mid-Life Crisis For me, going to the beach is a way to escape from my daily grind. After seeing some of my Facebook posts, many of my friends in Canada have joked that all I seem to do is go to the beach, but this isn’t true. I’m still in the midst of my working years, juggling work, being a parent, and Read More …

Frontier Airlines schedules winter flights to Puerto Vallarta.

Frontier Airlines schedules winter flights to Puerto Vallarta June 27, 2016 Area Local News   Courtesy:  Vallarta Daily The tourism region comprised by the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta continues to be a very attractive market for US airlines—especially during the wintertime. This is why Frontier Airlines has opened up reservations for a new seasonal route from Chicago O’Hare to Puerto Vallarta for winter 2016. The winter flight will depart from O’Hare International Airport to the Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Read More …

W Punta de Mita opens its doors for a society and press cocktail.

W Punta de Mita opens its doors for a society and press cocktail June 24, 2016 Area Local News   Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s new W Punta de Mita opened its doors for a society and press cocktail on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. The new W Puta de Mita hotel brings a refreshing twist on resort travel with a focus on alternative luxury and natural attractions. “It’s a pleasure to have you here with us tonight,” said Brian Segrave, the Read More …

The first Nayarit Ocean Fest scheduled for June 26

The first Nayarit Ocean Fest scheduled for June 26 June 22, 2016 Area Local News   Courtesy:  Vallarta Daily The first Nayarit Ocean Fest will take place next Sunday, June 26, 2016, on the grounds of the B Nayar Village & Resort in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. The purpose of this family-oriented event is to showcase the incredible Bahía de Banderas while focusing on its conservation. It’s organized by Timothy Real Estate Group and has the full support of the Riviera Read More …

Se Buscan Héroes program determined to save Islas Marietas.

Se Buscan Héroes program determined to save Islas Marietas June 20, 2016 Area Local News    Courtesy:  Vallarta Daily The sum total of the work put in by tourism-related businesses and organization and civilians in regards to the increased awareness and preservation of natural resources, as well as the efforts of the authorities who carried out successful marine monitoring operations, has resulted in an excellent compliance rate with the regulations put in place at the Islas Marietas National Park, an Read More …