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Puerto Vallarta to Host World Economic Forum on Latin America

September 30, 2011
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Puerto Vallarta is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. Next March it will showcase itself when it hosts the largest tourism expo for its country, Tianguis Turistico 2012. But Puerto Vallarta plays host to numerous other conventions as well and next April it will host The World Economic Forum on Latin America. [...]

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Where is Riviera Nayarit?

September 19, 2011
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A “riviera” is defined as a coastal region with a subtropical climate and vegetation. Ok, but where (or what) is Nayarit? Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are neighbors. Puerto Vallarta resides in the state of Jalisco and just across the Ameca River and only a few kilometers from the Puerto Vallarta [...]

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Viva Mexico! What to do for Mexican Independence Day in Puerto Vallarta

September 13, 2011
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Mexico turns another year older this week, on September 15th “el Grito” (the scream) for independence marks the beginning of the celebrations across Mexico. And if you are lucky enough to be in Puerto Vallarta, here is how to celebrate. “El Grito” in Downtown Puerto Vallarta Most villages, towns, and cities across Mexico reenact “el Grito.” [...]

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Puerto Vallarta Turtle Release Program – How To Get Involved

August 25, 2011
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After the first post, turtle nesting season in Banderas Bay many locals and visitors wanted to understand more details on “how” they can help. And they can help. So to assist you with understanding the how, I asked the CNN nominated hero, Biologist, and the Director of Sociedad Ecologica de Occidente Oscar Aranda a few questions. Interview [...]

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The Puerto Vallarta Movie Pick: The Night of the Iguana on DVD

August 16, 2011
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As the blockbuster movie season wanes in the final month of summer, many people return to renting DVDs. I just added Limitless (released August 16th) to my Netflix queue. I’ll admit I want to see the car chase scene filmed on the streets along the seaside Malecon in Puerto Vallarta. After putting it to the [...]

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Will Puerto Vallarta be a Good Host for Tianguis 2012?

August 2, 2011
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Did you hear? Yes, pop the champagne or pour the tequila more likely, Puerto Vallarta (and Riviera Nayarit) won the 2012 bid and will host Tianguis. Viva Vallarta! Tianguis, the largest and most important Mexico Toursim trade show was always held in Acapulco. Now after 36 years, the expo will be awarded to different destinations [...]

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Three Adventure Activities in Puerto Vallarta

July 27, 2011
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Don’t just pack your flip-flops, Puerto Vallarta is not just beaches and water activities.  And no I am not talking about just packing your golf clubs either. Yes, Vallarta offers numerous golf courses, but it also offers a chance to seek adventurous activities. Here are three options to consider. Zip-line / Canopy Tour Hollywood is [...]

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Savoring the Sunsets of Puerto Vallarta

July 10, 2011
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The sunset. For me it’s special, magical in fact. It happens every day and everywhere across the globe. I often witness it and then write about it. And I can also tell you, Puerto Vallarta has more than its share of beautiful ones. Whether it is the sunset from any of the forty beaches around [...]

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Olive Ridley Turtle Nesting Begins in Banderas Bay

July 1, 2011
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July is quiet in Puerto Vallarta. The summer marks the unofficial end of the “tourist” season and the green season begins. The town seems to take a breath. For some, this is perfect time to visit, for others they return (or stay) north of the border and for some small reptiles well they starting coming [...]

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Attending a Wedding in Puerto Vallarta and other surprises you might find in town

June 23, 2011
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I walked into the Puerto Vallarta’s iconic Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in the heart of its downtown and found myself at (or in) a wedding. As far as I know I wasn’t invited, but don’t tell the ushers who instantly handed me a fan to cool off from the afternoon heat. I thought sneak [...]

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