Six new patrol units were assigned to the State Tourism Police based in the Riviera Nayarit on August 24th, these are in addition to the 12 units already on the force for a total of 18 patrol units now in service along the tourism corridor.
This was possible thanks to an investment of $4 million pesos derived from the 3% Hospitality Tax and administered by the Nayarit State Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur). The former was obtained thanks to a formal request to the state government from the Riviera Nayarit business guild in response to the need for reinforcing security to prevent future criminal acts in the destination, which encompasses the municipalities of Bahía de Banderas, Compostela & San Blas.
Antonio Echeverría García, governor of the state of Nayarit; Javier Herrera Valle, secretary of the Department of Public Safety; and Jaime Alonso Cuevas, Bahía de Banderas' municipal president; were present on August 24 on the grounds of the Bahía de Banderas Tourism Trust Beach Club to hand over the keys to the agents who will be driving the patrol units, with representatives from the local business sector standing by. Afterwards, a starter flag signaled the activation of the new patrol cars.
Source: Banderas News
Punta El Custodio is only 39-km south of San Blas. It is also located approximately two hours north of Nuevo Vallarta. Before reaching the stunning and isolated beaches of Punta El Custodio Mexico you will drive through several popular seaside towns including Bucerías, Sayulita and La Penita.
There are plenty of wonderful villas, condominiums, and Punta El Custodio hotels of low ecological impact that have been carefully constructed at this Nayarit destination over the last 30 years. All are ready to receive those fortunate lovers of sand, sun and sea that have chosen to visit this gem of the Riviera Nayarit. Luxurious beachfront Palapa style rental accommodations are also typical in Punta El Custodio Mexico, featuring thatched style roofs and open spaces.
This is also an ideal destination for nature lovers. Punta El Custodio in Riviera Nayarit is home to one of the state’s most important turtle sanctuaries, which receives dozens of volunteers from a variety of countries every year. People from all over the world come here to watch over the nesting marine turtles and to help protect their eggs.
Other activities near Punta El Custodio Mexico include whale watching, deep sea fishing, horseback riding on the beach, surfing, jungle cruises, waterfall hikes, kayaking, and exploring local Mexican culture.
Restaurants Café des Artistes (Puerto Vallarta) and Tuna Blanca (Punta de Mita) announced the beginning of the season of Chiles en Nogada, one of Mexico’s most representative dishes, which is only available the last days of August and throughout September.
This specialty is now on the menu of both restaurants, being this a unique opportunity to taste the original recipe cooked by renowned chef Thierry Blouet.
Chiles en Nogada are originally from the municipality of Calpan, Puebla. They were served for the first time to the independence general Agustín de Iturbide on August 28, 1821, when he passed through this state in his way back to Mexico City, after having signed the Treaty of Córdoba (which established Mexican independence from Spain). However, the recipe already existed within the convents in Puebla, where the nuns prepared “stuffed chiles bathed in walnut sauce” since 1714.
Thanks to Agustín de Iturbide, the dish became popular and became a symbol of the Mexican Cuisine. Chiles en Nogada are an example of nationalism, since they feature the colors of the Independence (or Trigarante) army: green poblano chile, white walnut sauce and red pomegranate seeds.
Source: Vallarta Lifestyles
Vallarta Lifestyles has published a list of their favorite beaches with crystal-clear waters in the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit region, among these beaches you can find Marietas Islands and Colomitos.
We have an intimate connection with water. We live in a blue world and more than half of our body is made up of this liquid. We relax each time we see it and renew our energies by just being on the beach. In Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, we can proudly say that we have beaches that conquer us with their soft, golden sand, tranquil waters and pristine landscapes framed by beautiful vegetation. Here we present a list of our favorite spots for snorkeling, swimming, tanning and experiencing an extraordinary moment.
Enjoy the experience and don’t forget that our beaches need everyone’s help to stay clean and beautiful, so always carry a bag to pick up, take and place your trash in the proper container. Keep in mind that weather conditions and each season of the year have an effect on both the conditions of the beaches and the color of the sea.
Source: Vallarta Lifestyles
Puerto Vallarta will have a new sister city: San Francisco, California. It’s been confirmed that it will happen next September 29th, in the presence of the consulate of San Francisco. This partnership is estimated to bring incredible benefits in tourism promotion, momentum for the LGBT community, inclusion, and human rights.
The Jalisco Tourism Secretariat, Enrique Ramos Flores, has been invited to the ceremony. As well as a representative of the National Electronic, Telecommunications and Technologies Industry (Canieti, as it is known in Spanish), to discuss probable partnerships with Sillicon Valley companies.
Susana Rodríguez, President of the City Council’s Tourism Commission, noted there’s always a guiding theme in these committees, “this time it’s the LGBT community, which bring us to themes of inclusion and human rights, since both cities are known for their tolerance, acceptance and respect for the community.”
San Francisco is one of the main markets for Puerto Vallarta, with direct flights all year long, sometimes even twice a week, with this town twinning, a boost to tourism flow is expected as well as to new technologies and software development, San Francisco’s biggest industry.
Source: Act LGBT