After a well-deserved break, Act2PV re-opened on June 16th with its new summer season of entertainment, which includes some of their most popular regular season shows! The summer schedule will change each week, so here's a look at what's playing June 17-24.
Flex announced it is expanding its automotive industry operations in Jalisco. The company is building a new 145,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility that will serve as the strategic in-region automotive manufacturing hub dedicated to producing advanced electronic components that will accelerate the era of electric and autonomous vehicles.
If you plan to be in Puerto Vallarta on the USA's 246th Birthday, head over to The River Café for an All-American 4th of July Luncheon / Fundraiser for the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico. DACB's Independence Day celebrations always sell out, so get your tickets TODAY!
Every year, the National Geographic Society recognizes and elevates a group of individuals who are leading a new age of exploration through science, education, conservation, technology, and storytelling. This year, three Mexicans are among 15 recipients who are being recognized for their groundbreaking work.
To date, Mexico has recorded a total of five monkeypox cases, four in Mexico City and one detected in Puerto Vallarta, and there is no evidence that it could develop into pandemic levels, Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell reported during Tuesday morning's press conference.
Did you know Puerto Vallarta has had a stem cell clinic specializing in medical research and regeneration medicine and anti-aging treatments for over 15 years? Find out more about stem cells, the treatments available, and ask the Immunotherapy Clinic doctors questions at a free health seminar on Wednesday, June 22 at 5 pm at The Palm.
As part of the city's rainy/hurricane season action plan, DIF president María de Jesús López Delgado invites all residents of Puerto Vallarta to join in a food drive to stock the 19 emergency shelters' pantries which, if so required, will feed those affected by a hurricane or storm.
During his Monday morning press conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reiterated that Daylight Savings Time will almost certainly be eliminated in Mexico. Arguing that the time change causes health problems, AMLO asked businessmen to trust his decision, saying there will be no depreciation of the peso, as has been speculated.
While in the past, disabled travelers to Puerto Vallarta encountered an equal share of pleasant surprises and steep challenges, there's no doubt that accessibility for mobility impaired residents and visitors is improving. The Los Arcos Amphitheater will soon be adapted for people who use wheelchairs.
The second tropical storm of the eastern Pacific season formed off southern Mexico on Tuesday, though forecasters said it’s unlikely to threaten land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Blas could reach hurricane force late Wednesday before losing force while moving into the open ocean.
The Jalisco Ministry of Health is observing a dozen employees of the Puerto Vallarta hotel where a tourist who was diagnosed with monkeypox stayed, before fleeing to Dallas on June 4. The SSJ calls on all who attended the city's Gay Pride celebrations between May 27 and June 4 to monitor their health status.
June's supermoon, known as the 'Strawberry Moon', will light up the night sky on Tuesday, June 14. The full moon will peak at roughly 8:00 EDT (7:00 CDT) on Tuesday morning, but will not be visible in North American time zones until later that night, when it drifts above the horizon. It will also be full and bright on Monday and Wednesday nights.
Act2PV is excited to begin its wonderful summer season on Thursday, June 16! The shows being performed this week are some of Act2PV’s most popular shows, but the summer schedule will change each week, so be sure and check out the weekly schedule to see what's playing.
The Puerto Vallarta International Film Festival, the most important film event in the city and the region, will take place from June 15 to 22, 2022. A selection of premiere short films, full-length movies and documentaries will be presented at various venues throughout the city. All festival activities are completely free and open to the public.
Though beautiful, orchids have a reputation as one of the most challenging plants to successfully nurture. Since they are native to our state of Jalisco, you will see them often at local nurseries and garden centers. Here are some tips to make these lovely plants thrive in your Puerto Vallarta home or condo.
If you've never been to Puerto Vallarta in the Spring, one thing that you've missed is the major influx of Hummingbirds to the area. June 14-18, Vallarta Botanical Garden will celebrate Hummingbird Week, a great opportunity for nature lovers of all ages to see, and learn about, these amazing birds and the Gardens that host them.
Puerto Vallarta will soon have the first gay police unit in Mexico. The municipality will have patrols and officers that specialize in dealing with emergencies and cases of violence in the gay community, with the aim of responding to the needs of LGBTQI+ people, who have an important presence and social impact in the city.
Once the simple residence of a handful of Franciscan priests and a small population of landowners of immense agricultural estates, San Pancho, Nayarit is no longer a sleepy little village north of Puerto Vallarta. It continues to grow as a developing community with rich educational values and a varied, enthusiastic population.
The new show, 'POP', is featured on Thursdays at 8 pm starting June 9 at The Palm Cabaret. This high-energy tribute features 3 local powerhouse performers: Chris Lopez as Sam Smith, Tonny Kenneth as The Weeknd and Fio Degado as Dua Lupa. A 'Can't Miss' performance!
UN World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8 every year across the globe. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about the 'impact of human actions on the oceans' and to mobilize collective action for their sustainable management. Five interconnected threats pose the biggest challenges to ocean health. Together, we can tackle each of these issues.
The latest news from IAMPV (Instituto de Artes Musicales Puerto Vallarta), a non-profit organization that provides musical education to children and young adults, and serves as an umbrella organization for the Vallarta Symphony Orchestra and the Salty Paws Jazz Orchestra.
On May 31, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed an official decree banning the 'circulation and marketing' of vapers and electronic cigarettes. In addition to the prohibition of vapers in all their forms, the decree emphasizes the prohibition of the sale of 'solutions and mixtures used in said systems'.
It seems everyday, U.S. news reports reinforce why this election is perhaps the most important of our lifetimes. If you have been putting off registering to vote this calendar year, now is the time. Register at votefromabroad.org or in person at various locations in Puerto Vallarta this month.
During his Wednesday morning press conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that there is a good chance that Mexico will eliminate Daylight Savings Time, since the energy savings it generates is not considerable and it adversely affects the health of Mexicans.
According to official figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, the overall crime rate in Puerto Vallarta decreased 27.1% from January to May 2022, compared to the same period in 2018. This was reported by Governor Enrique Alfaro during a security meeting held on June 1st in the port city.
As part of its Conservation in Action Campaign, Vallarta Botanical Garden is announcing the establishment of the world's first Ocelot Sanctuary (Santuario de los Ocelotes) on 85 hectares of densely forested land just south of the Garden in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
The Mexican government is preparing a presidential decree to reform the General Law for Tobacco Control to include a ban on smoking in public places, such as beaches, parks and stadiums. AMLO has already signed a draft version of the decree, which the Health Ministry sent to the National Commission for Regulatory Improvement for review.
Frida Kahlo is an icon in Mexico and has long been revered in many ways. She is a symbol of strength, and the ability to overcome great obstacles. Considering her unapologetic stance on her own dating habits and her complete authenticity, she is touted as a major hero in Puerto Vallarta.
Rare find! Fantastic 2 bedroom, 2 bath house in a walkable location. Located in the Las Canoas neighborhood, Casa Loretta is a turnkey home that's ready for you to move in and enjoy your new Vallarta lifestyle. The house has an apartment on the ground floor, complete with kitchen making it a great separate rental.
It's been an incredible season of top-notch entertainment at The Palm Cabaret. With Pride Week behind us and high-season ending in Puerto Vallarta, there are still fabulous shows to see Thursday through Sunday during the month of June, and likely beyond.
Summer is just around the corner and with that comes planning great vacation getaways. Summertime visitors to Puerto Vallarta will not only find lower prices and fewer tourists, but also many fun - and free! - activities that are sure to keep everyone entertained.
Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard, on Sunday congratulated Formula 1 driver Sergio 'Checo' Perez for being the first Mexican to win the Monaco Grand Prix, and the first North American to triumph in the race since Gilles Villeneuve in 1981.
On Monday, May 30, SEAPAL Vallarta began working on the rehabilitation and recalibration of drinking water and drainage lines in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood. While the work is being done there will be road traffic restrictions on different sections of Basilio Badillo street.
The latest news from PuRR Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal of adopting them out to loving homes sterilized, vaccinated and disease free.
Digital Nomads, those that can work from anywhere, not just from home, are turning to destinations that offer a low cost of living and a high quality of life, all while supplying a stable internet infrastructure - and Mexico is near the top of their global destinations.
The 2022 edition of the Tianguis Turístico, which was held from May 22-25 in Acapulco, Guerrero, broke records again, according to Mexico's Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués. He also said that Puerto Vallarta stood out among the most popular destinations among buyers, ranking fourth with a 32% preference.
Act2PV has enjoyed an incredible week of Pride celebrations, as well as an incredible season of entertainment! They've extended their regular season through May 31, and will take a break from June 1-15 before beginning the summer season of shows June 16.
After almost five years of negotiations and paperwork, the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism has donated a four-hectare property on Litibú Beach in Punta de Mita to the Secretary of the Mexican Navy for the construction of an advanced naval station, which will be financed by the state, the municipality, and private initiative.
Each year the Jay Sadler Project A.C. hosts the Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off and the Charity Music Festival as its two major fundraisers. All monies raised from ticket sales, sponsor fees, raffles, and Silent Auction, go directly towards funding our community activities for the year.
On Saturday, June 11th from 5 pm until 7 pm, the Marina Riviera Nayarit will host its Annual Burger Cook-Off at the La Cruz de Huanacaxtle marina pool. Come celebrate summer by sampling burgers from chefs, boat cooks, and backyard grillers. Then vote for your favorite burger!
Canirac, the Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Costa Alegre restaurant association, announced that they will be implementing the "You're Safe Here" campaign, which consists of Banderas Bay area restaurants acting as safe spaces for women that feel threatened, and the installation of panic buttons.
May news from Pasitos de Luz, a marvelous day care facility for children with special needs in the Banders Bay area. This non-profit organization provides children with various handicaps with a caring and loving environment, along with treatment for individual rehabilitation, nutritional meals, physical stimulation and therapy.
Mexican experts have said that 35% more monarch butterflies arrived this year to spend the winter in mountaintop forests, compared with the previous season. Biologists documented the presence of the species in 2.84 hectares (7 acres) in protected areas of Michoacan and the State of Mexico this year, up from the 2.1 hectares last year.
According to a report from the State Institute of Statistical and Geographic Information (IIEG), the unemployment rate in Jalisco fell to 2.4% in the first quarter of 2022. The economically active population (PEA) of men decreased by almost 26,000 workers, while the number of women working increased by almost 30,000.
The fourth edition of Puerto Vallarta Fashion Weekend is set to take place on May 27 and 28, 2022. On May 27, the catwalk will be in the Main Plaza, with the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe as a backdrop. On the 28th, the stage will be Los Muertos Pier, with the Mexican Pacific setting the scene. Both fashion shows will start at 7:00 pm.
According to the president of the Puerto Vallarta Hotel and Motel Association, Álvaro Garciarce Monraz, this popular beach vacation destination has high expectations for a busy summer season. In all of April, and to date in May, hotel occupancy has been reaching 95% on weekends thanks, in part, to sporting and cultural events.
Mexico's port towns celebrate El Día de la Marina on June 1st to commemorate the nation's past and present naval service men and women. Here in Puerto Vallarta, this year's maritime celebration will begin a week before the main event, and will be divided into sports, recreational, cultural and social activities.
Bearadise keeps pulling out all the stops to bring the very best celebrity talent in the world of adult entertainment for Bear Pride in Puerto Vallarta. Announcing the addition of super sexy Charly Diaz, 'hecho en México,' to the amazing lineup of talent for Bear Pride 2022.
New York comedian Keenan Steiner brings his one-man show and stand up hour, 'XXL In Mexico,' to La Catrina Cantina during Vallarta Pride 2022. Opening for Keenan, will be comedian Mosves Shakarian, who’s been called ‘The Gay Armenian Lawyer.’ Don’t miss this hilarious show on May 27 & 28 at 7:30 pm.
The American Legion is back in action and now has a new home on the 2nd floor of Murphy's Irish Pub on the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta. All veterans and their families are invited to join them on Monday, May 30 from 12-4 pm for a Memorial Day celebration at Murphy's, where the first hamburger or hot dog and soda or beer are on the house.