The project is an initiative of Princess Cruises and it's expected to start operating in 2019.

Cruise tourism will see a major push in Mexico starting in 2019 when cruises will begin departing from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco and sailing through the Pacific Ocean. The project is being nursed by Princess Cruises, headed in Latin America by Ruth Leal, in an initiative with very positive reception by the Tourism Secretary, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, and the Communications Secretary, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza.

Princess Cruises will take advantage of Puerto Vallarta's effort in modernizing the city. In the past few years the city has focused in attracting investors to renovate existing properties into high end boutique hotels and small resorts, as well as developing new hotels focused in specific types of tourists, such as business travelers.

The project will also benefit from the new highway between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, which cuts travel time between the two locations down to two and a half hours.

Source: Heraldo de México (Spanish)


The 5 km race will take place at the Avenida Paseo de los Cocoteros in Nuevo Vallarta, Bahía de Banderas, México, with an incredible route and four colored stations, on August 5th at 8am.

We are a very fun and colorful race with lots of color vibes, and we have lots of fun not running! Color Vibe is the best way to be crazy with friends, family, or imaginary people. You won't be timed, so there is no pressure to hurry and get 'er done. Come bask in the colorful world we have created for you at this fun color 5k run.

Color Vibe remains committed to working with local officials to ensure our event protocols reflect best practices, eliminate hazards, and ensures a safe event. Click the following link for more details on the safety of our colored powder.

Source: Color Vibe & Vallarta Today

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The United States Department of State issued an update for its travel advisory to Mexico by deeming all major tourism destinations safe.

The Mexico Tourism Board revealed that more than 40 of the country’s major international tourist destinations have no travel restrictions and exist in states where there are no special travel advisories for tourists.

Mexican officials cite the updated travel advisory to prove the vast majority of crimes in the country do not occur in areas frequented by international tourists. Even some of the areas with remaining warnings have resort areas free of the travel restrictions, including Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta.

In total, Mexico is the sixth-most visited country in the world, registering 39.3 million international visitors in 2017. The tourism industry in the country has also experienced a growth rate above industry-average levels for the last five years, thanks in part to the government’s focus on the safety of tourists.

Source: Travel Pulse


The sixth edition of the Ceviche and Aguachile Festival will take place on Sunday, July 29, at the Lázaro Cárdenas park, a few meters from Playa Los Muertos.

So far there are 10 confirmed restaurants: Abulón, Maringo, Tuna Azul, Happy Burros, El Rey del Aguachile, Mamá Sirena, La Zarandería, Capitán Cajun, La Tostadería y Mundo. Prices range from 15 to 25 pesos, depending on the main ingredient (ie. tuna or shrimp.)

The organizer of the event, Edgar Cisneros, explained that ceviche is a dish consisting of fish or seafood marinated in citrus dressings, mainly lemon, lime or sour orange, is one of the delights most sought by tourists who visit the beach. He stressed that the aguachile followed a similar procedure but in this, as the name implies, generous portions of chopped chile are added, mainly serrano and abundant onion slices, as well as grain salt and some pepper, which produce an explosion of flavor.

Several noted chefs and personalities related to cultural and gastronomy will be attending the event.

Source: Vallarta Today



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The National Survey of Urban Public Safety (ENSU), which takes place during the first two weeks of March, June, September and December, revealed Puerto Vallarta is considered one of the safest cities in the country.

The five cities with the least perceptions of insecurity are San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León (33.5%), Saltillo, Coahuila (34.3%), Mérida, Yucatán (35.9%), Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (36.6%). and San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León (40.1%). Puerto Vallarta slipped four spots compared to the same survey conducted in December 2017.

The survey, which takes place in the first fortnight of March, June, September and December, was applied in 20,400 homes in 68 cities of the 32 entities in the country. Mexico City was divided into four regions.

The survey does not look at actual crime statistics in each city and is only the opinions about security among full-time national residents.}

Source: Vallarta Daily