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Puerto Vallarta Prepares for Princess Return

October 20, 2011
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Princess Cruise line prepares to return to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan in its 2012 and 2013 schedule. After an hiatus based upon US Government warnings and security concerns, the cruise line recently added the Mexican Pacific Riviera ports back to its schedule.  Although many other major lines have yet to follow suite, the positive news [...]

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Puerto Vallarta’s Malecón to Reopen

October 6, 2011
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A seaside stroll along the Malecón, one of the true joys of visiting Puerto Vallarta, will take on a new, fresh look this winter after its reconstruction. The Malecón received a facelift. Malecón Reopens on October 16th Over four months ago the project to redesign the Malecón began and now the wait is finally almost over.  [...]

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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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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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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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Will the 2012 Tianguis Turistico be in Puerto Vallarta?

June 8, 2011
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The word “tianguis” comes from the Nahuatl language of the Aztec Empire. It translates into Open Market, but inside Mexico, Tianguis translates into country’s largest tourism fair – Tianguis Turistico. For the last 36 years, since inception, thousands of travel agents and the industry players from all over the world travel to warm up in [...]

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Happy Birthday Puerto Vallarta!

May 30, 2011
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Mexico celebrates birthdays. Last year, the country celebrated its bicentennial  (1810-2010) with a ‘fiesta grande’ across the entire country. But whether its 200 years for the country or just 83 years for a municipality in Mexico, you can expect a party. A good party. So, this Tuesday, May 31st wish Puerto Vallarta a Happy Birthday. [...]

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