Boasting a pleasant tropical climate year-round, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit feature golden-sand beaches and showcase captivating views of the Sierra Madre Mountains and Bay of Banderas. Combining the best of exploration and relaxation with tranquil beach settings and a bustling Hotel Zone, this popular tropical destination offers travellers an array of experiences ranging from world-class golfing, to discovering the landscape on horseback or zipline, to exciting performances such as the popular pirate show that takes place on a real pirate galleon—perfect for families seeking entertainment.

Executive Vice President of Sunwing Travel Group Quebec, Sam Char, welcomed the news. “Saving customers time and money by enabling them to depart from their local airport is one of our key priorities, and we are delighted to be offering Quebecers even more choice this coming winter with the introduction of this new service. Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are consistently popular vacation destinations and we’re sure this new service will be well received.”

Source: Vallarta Daily

 

World-renowned cruise line Carnival Cruise recently announced the return of its vessel Carnival Miracle to Puerto Vallarta.

After a seven-year break, the cruise ship will begin operations in December 2019, departing from the San Diego Port and with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and its final destination: Puerto Vallarta. Carnival Miracle is a 963-foot long ship with a capacity of 2,124 passengers and featuring cozy staterooms and varied onboard dining and entertainment options. Other cruise lines that connect San Diego and Puerto Vallarta include Holland America Line and Disney Cruise Line.

“The Port of San Diego is thrilled to welcome Carnival Cruise Line back,” Rafael Castellanos, chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners, said. “The partnership between the Port and Carnival offers cruisers more travel options while providing even more economic benefit to the region.”

According to the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, calls to the destination are expected to increase annually. This year, a total of 144 cruise ships will make stops in Puerto Vallarta with 202,101 passengers onboard.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

Puerto Vallarta's police force will be undergoing awareness and sensitivity training on how to treat the LGBTTTI community. The coordinator of the LGBTTTI Vallarta Collective explained that these courses are part of the recommendation that the State Commission of Human Rights made to the City Council this year. 

Police in Puerto Vallarta will receive awareness and sensitivity training on how to treat the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, transvestite and intersexual community (LGBTTTI).

This was reported by Héctor Ramírez Betancur, coordinator of the LGBTTTI Vallarta Collective, after a meeting with the Commissioner for Citizen Security, Jorge Misael López Muro.  The meeting was also attended by Laura Olmedo Tostado, in charge of the Municipal Police Academy, as well as the psychologist Gina Vázquez, who will be one of the trainers of the course, as well as Sandra Bautista, member of the LGBTTTI Vallarta Collective.

Betancur said that the treatment has improved when the police make arrests for infractions, which shows that the rapprochement that the collective has had with the police authorities works. The course will last three hours and will be in a group of 30 people taught at the Police Academy. It will begin next Monday, July 16 at 3:00 pm and will end on Friday, with the participation of 150 people.

Source: Vallarta Daily

 

The Discovery Quest Tourism National Guide, in collaboration with Visit Mexico, has created a list of the 100 must-see spots in Mexico.

The goal is to provide tourists and visitors with a list of the best experiences in Mexico and also to preserve the riches of Mexican heritage as part of the experience.  

“A must-see is not only a recommendation, but a reminder to preserve the best of Mexico, (…) which has thousands of attractions and tourist destinations for unforgettable experiences (…) For the love of Mexico and to spread it to the millions of people who visit it every year, we launched the special #100 Imperdibles de Mexico in which we showcase the best sites to experience through our senses.” (www.100imperdiblesmx.com)
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The nominations are divided into the following seven categories: Hotels and Lodging, Gastronomy, Attractions, Moments and Events, Historical Sites, Entertainment, Artists and Artisans; each of these with subcategories. You can vote on the website www.100imperdiblesmx.com until August 31st, 2018 to help Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit to be among the 100 must-see places in Mexico. Below we share some of the nominees that make up the list.

Source: Vallarta Nayarit Blog

The 12th International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament in Banderas Bay will take place at the Vallarta Yacht Club in the Paradise Village Marina from July 26th through 28th. 

The fishing competition will begin on Friday, July 27, at 7:00 am with the opening ceremony, flag protocol and departures at the Paradise Village Marina. The second day of fishing will start at 12:01 am on Saturday, July 28.

Fishing teams with up to four members per boat can register online or in person at the Vallarta Yacht Club on Thursday, July 26, from 5-9 pm. The team registration fee is $10,000 pesos/boat. This year, the Sportfishing Club has defined four different categories: the two that give this competition its name and that offer the biggest prizes (Tuna and Marlin), and Dorado and Sailfish categories with special prizes. There is also an award for best crew.

Each day's catches will be received at the Paradise Village Marina pier from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Winners will be defined by the weight of the catch in each category. In case of a tie, judging will be based on the fish's size first, its length, and then its lineation. If the tie persists, the fish that was registered first will win. The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Paradise Village Marina Amphitheater on July 28th at 6:30 pm. All tournament catches will be retained by the fishing club, who will donate the fish to a local non-profit organization for consumption. If a fisherman wants to mount their catch, the specimen's skin will be provided to them.

You can visit their official site here.

Source: Banderas News

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