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Marina Vallarta is in the middle of a construction project that looks to offer an inclusive mobility through its streets.

To learn more details about this project, the editorial staff of Vallarta Lifestyles visited the Asociación de Residentes Marina Vallarta, A.C., to talk with Antonio García, administrator of this organization and the architect Alonso González, chief of supervision and maintenance, who took the initiative to start with this project.

“This idea started from the observation, because one day I saw how different neighbours were having mobility issues on Albatros street and to make things a little bit easier, so we decided to build some ramps. In a very short time we noticed that more people were using them and they felt grateful with this construction and I thought about implementing them all over the neighbourhood. Along with Antonio, we developed a strategy for the council members, who immediately gave their approval and granted us more resources”, shares González.

This project, which is planned to be completed in May 2020, will consist of a total of 90 handicap ramps distributed throughout Marina Vallarta, of which, there is currently a construction progress of 40 percent.

“We are working to make Marina Vallarta a model neighbourhood for all Puerto Vallarta and with the same approach, they may apply the same level of maintenance, care and adequacy of spaces. Our main objective is that people with disabilities have good connectivity, as well as for those who start to use alternative transportation”, concludes García.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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Puerto Vallarta is now allowing different cruise lines to dock at its maritime terminal during the health contingency.

Lately, two cruises are sheltered inside the facilities of Administración Portuaria Integral (API): the Rotterdam, of the company Holland America Line and the Europa Cruise, of Hapag-Lloyd, which recently arrived after having sailed in the open sea for over 20 days, until, after ruling out possible risks, the authorities of the maritime terminal of Puerto Vallarta authorized its arrival. After taking the corresponding security measures, the passengers were able to return by air to their countries of origin.

It is estimated that our destination will receive a total of four vessels of this type, keeping all their crew on board, until receiving instructions from the authorities to return to their homes.

Vallarta · Nayarit has maintain a reasonable position by, adopting the corresponding precautionary measures, without forgetting the qualities that have grant our destination the title of “the friendliest city in the world”, attributes that are essential in this type of situations, that require cooperation between individuals.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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The WesMex International Regatta 2020 will be held at Nuevo Vallarta’s Vallarta Yacht Club on from March 5-8.

The Vallata Yacht Club (VYC) in Nuevo Vallarta is pleased to host this regatta, considered among the most important ones in the Mexican Circuit, and it has also gained some recognition as the best small boat race in the Banderas Bay. Wesmex Regatta is a required qualifier for North American Championships as well as World Championships in Italy this year for both the Optimist and Laser Fleets.

The WesMex is organized by the VYC and backed by the Federación de Vela de México, the Asociación de la Clase Optimist México (AMVCO), the Asociación México Laser Class and the Club 420 Clase.

Pirate Party at Vallarta Yacht Club on Friday, March 6 19:00-21:00: All children and adults who are children at heart are encouraged to bring pirate clothes/costumes to WesMex. Start practicing your “Arrgh”!

Source: AZ Noticias (Spanish) & WesMex

Last modified on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 14:43

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The second edition of the Raicilla, Mezcal and Craft Beer Festival will be held at Nuevo Vallarta Marina on March 7 and 8, 2020.

Due to the success of the first Raicilla, Mezcal and Craft Beer Festival (FERAMECE 2019), its organizers are finishing the preparations for the second edition of this gastronomical and cultural event at Riviera Nayarit.

Its main objective is for visitors and residents of the destination to learn more and try these emblematic beverages of Mexico and the Banderas Bay, emphasizing in raicilla and mezcal, spirits that have become very popular and that now have a certificate of origin (when the qualities, reputation and characteristics of a product are essentially due to its geographical origin).

Open to the public, the 2nd Raicilla, Mezcal and Craft Beer Festival will take place at the Marina of Nuevo Vallarta, during March 7th and 8th 2020, from 2:00pm to 10:00pm. Assistants will have the opportunity to taste delicious gastronomic samples, besides attending different workshops and tastings.

Visit the official FERAMECE 2020 site (spanish) for more information.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

Last modified on Tuesday, 03 March 2020 01:18

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The Trofeo Thierry Blouet makes a return to Puerto Vallarta after 15 years, it will take place on March 4th 2020 at Estación Gourmet de la Universidad de Guadalajara.

15 years after its first edition in Banderas Bay, the Trofeo Thierry Blouet is back, one of the most anticipated gastronomical competitions that award the ability, creativity and talent of Mexican young chefs, who prove their skills by using specific ingredients to create a sample menu for five people in a limited time.

This year, each contestant will have to use ingredients such as eggs and foie gras for the appetizer, pork’s Tomahawk for the main dish, and tequila for the dessert. These creations will be evaluated by a jury headed by Gerard Dupont, chef and honorary president of the Académie Culinaire de France, along with other national and internationally known chefs.

The contest and the award ceremony of XV Trofeo Thierry Blouet, will take place on March 4th 2020 at Estación Gourmet de la Universidad de Guadalajara (Av. Francisco Villa 480, Libramiento), at 8:00pm featuring a special four course dinner with drinks and service included, for the attendees. The price to enjoy this delicious gastronomical experience is $1,100 pesos per person. For more information about the event and reservations call (332) 303-6095 or visit Trofeo Thierry Blouet’s official website.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles