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The Act II Entertainment STAGES complex is located on the corner of Insurgentes and Basilio Badillo on the South side of Puerto Vallarta. Tickets can be purchased online at actiientertainment.com, or at the box office, which opens at 4:00 pm on show days. For more information, call (322) 222-1512, or follow Act II on Facebook.

Summer entertainment is going on strong at Act II, TripAdvisor's #1 Cabaret, Theater and Concert Venue in Puerto Vallarta. This week's lineup includes the final performance of 'Twist & Shout'; Bob's Karaoke Party; Us Two's 'ABBA & Elton John' show; 'Lollipop,' a vintage pop concert; and two hilarious stage plays in Spanish.

PLAYING THIS WEEK AT ACT II

Terrific Tuesday, August 6

8:00 pm - "Bob's Karaoke Party," the best Karaoke Night in town - and no cover charge!

Wonderful Wednesday, August 7

7:30 pm - "Best of ABBA & Elton John," featuring 2019 Best Band award winner, Us Two and their LIVE BAND

Tantalizing Thursday, August 8

8:00 pm - Summer Concert Series: "Lollipop," a band featuring a vintage twist on songs from the 90s and beyond!

Fabulous Friday, August 9

8:30 pm - "El Ornitorrinco," an adult stage play, performed in Spanish (FINAL SHOW!)

 

Source: Banderas News

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Thanks to the great demand for the Mexico City – Puerto Vallarta direct route they began operating on June 13, Aeromar increased the route to five days a week for the current summer season and is planning on operating daily for the upcoming winter high season.

Because the Mexico City – Puerto Vallarta route had such a great response, the airline announced that starting in November the previously 4 days a week flight will begin operating daily, with an added 2 flights per day from Thursday to Sunday during that month.

They also announced that during the winter high season the route will offer two daily flights, until January 10, 2020, plus a third weekday flight during the school off season, stating on December 16.

For now, in response to the high demand for the summer season, the airline has added a Sunday flight, bringing the number to five days a week for the summer.

The point of the frequency of these flights is to strengthen connectivity between Mexico City and the best beach destinations in the country, as well as giving a better travel option to all the users who are looking to visit one of the most iconic regions in the country.

Source: NotiVallarta (Spanish)

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The number of bookings to the Mexican Pacific destinations, such as Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Acapulco, are growing at double digits.

The sargassum problem and a lack of promotion has hurt tourism in Quintana Roo and made Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos rebound. The seaweed invasion has hit the Mexican Caribbean hotel industry hard. Despite the fact that the Easter vacation period fell in April this year, which should have boosted tourist arrivals, the number of occupied hotel rooms in Cancun and Puerto Morelos was lower than in the same month of last year.

In these destinations, hotel occupancy was 80.2 percent, 5.9 percentage points less than what was registered in April last year, according to data from the Tourism Secretariat of Quintana Roo. In Riviera Maya, hotel occupancy was at 83 percent, down 4.1 percentage points from 2018.

For the Hotel Association of the Riviera Maya (AHRM) the expected hotel occupancy for April was 85 percent, but instead the number of reservations fell 10 percent. "Not all beaches are affected at the same time (by sargassum), we must inform tourists that hotels in the affected areas pick the seaweed up daily, and some have placed containment projects in the waters in front of their properties to keep their beaches clean," commented the executive director of the AHRM, Manuel Paredes.

Jorge Hernández, president of the Mexican Association of Travel Agencies (AMAV), said that the decline in tourism has affected Cancun to a greater extent. Travel agencies are informing tourists of the sargassum problem in Quintana Roo and are suggesting alternatives such as Mazatlan, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco or Gulf beach destinations. Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos are the destinations for which most have exchanged their reservations, he said.

Source: Banderas News

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Several resorts and hotels in the Riviera Nayarit have been included once again in Travel + Leisure’s “The World’s Best Awards 2019” list.

Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort are at the top of the list of local resorts; this positions Mexico’s Pacific Treasure among the most exclusive tourist destinations in the country and around the world.

Every year T+L asks its readers to analyze their travel experiences and share their thoughts on the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruises, spas, airlines, and more for their “The World’s Best” survey.

The destinations are classified are cities or vacation destinations according to their location and services, and hotels qualify according to their facilities, location, services, food, and overall value.

After analyzing the results, Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta placed 97th as the best hotel development in the region on the list of The World’s Best Hotels Top 100.

Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta also placed 6th on the list of The Top 15 Resort Hotels in Mexico, while The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort placed 12th.

Source: Riviera Nayarit Mexico Blog

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Puerto Vallarta has plenty of reasons to celebrate this summer. The great experiences PV offers its visitors have made it a Top 5 Destination in Mexico, according to travel website TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards.

Our port places fourth in a select list led by Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Los Cabos. Likewise, Vallarta’s Our Lady of Guadalupe ranks among one of the ten most recognized icons in the country in a list that includes archeological sites and the Guadalupe Basilica in Mexico City.

Also, Puerto Vallarta reinforces the quality of its hotel industry by placing five of its hotels among the best in the country in several categories, including luxury hotels.

The local cuisine is also represented in these Awards, with Le Kliff making an appearance.

These awards are chosen by TripAdvisor’s more than 40 million users. Simply being part of the nominations speaks volumes to Vallarta’s tourism industry, because everything is chosen based on user comments and ratings on the site.