Vallarta Botanical Garden has invited everyone to join them on Sunday, June 16 at 11:30 am for the 2019 Hummingbird Festival and Celebration, an event that celebrates these  small, colorful birds with iridescent feathers.

This is your chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at the wonderful world of the hummingbird and a great opportunity for nature lovers of all ages to see and learn about these amazing birds and the Gardens that host and support them.

Throughout the afternoon, guests will have plenty of opportunities to get an up-close-and-personal look at the wonderful world of the hummingbird while interacting with them and participating in a variety of activities focused on these amazing creatures.

As a special treat, the Tuito Folkloric Dance Group has choreographed a special bird-themed folk dance and will perform it for us at 2:30 pm. Afterwards, there will be free cake for everyone!

Admission is $200 pesos per person, which covers Garden entry fees.

Source: Banderas News


Starting on June 13, 2019, executive airline Aeromar will have a new direct route between Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta with four weekly flights during June and five during July and August.

Aeromar will be the airline in charge of operating the flight, and they an4ounced that they feel proud about offering this new route that connects one of the most beautiful destinations of the Pacific with Mexico City.

According to Aeromar, the main purpose is to strengthen the relationship between the two destinations and to offer a new alternative for all those passengers that want to visit this place, which has been nationally and internationally recognized by its multiple ecosystems and diverse activities.

This new route will start before the summer season (from June the 13th 2019) and will be operating 4 days a week (from Thursday to Sunday). By introduction, this airline offers an initial discount of 15% on the base fare.

Currently, Aeromar offers the Guadalajara – Puerto Vallarta route and has ART aircrafts with a capacity of 72 passengers.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


Condé Nast Traveler is celebrating the 32nd edition of their Reader’s Choice Awards and Puerto Vallarta has been nominated for Best City to visit, the publication will have a survey where you can vote until June 30, 2019.

Every year Condé Nast Traveler creates a survey where more than 400 thousand readers from all over the world participate, and who rate and share their experiences at their favorite places. A place can be awarded in categories such as: best country, city, hotel & resort, island, cruise ships, airline, airport and restaurant, among others.

This time, Puerto Vallarta is nominated as Best City and 17 hotels from this destination are part of the nominees’ as well in the category of Best Hotel & Resorts, thanks to its attractive and modern facilities, as well as the excellent quality of their services.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


Every year at the end of May -and as part of the anniversary celebrations-, the city rewards distinguished citizens with the Premio Vallarta. The areas that are recognized are: culture, sports, education, politics, social sciences, economic development and institutional loyalty, the recognition has been awarded to the public annually since 1998.

At a recent plenary session of the city council, the list of 2019 Premio Vallarta winners was approved, and the awards will be delivered on Friday, May 31, during the solemn session on the occasion of the 101st anniversary of Puerto Vallarta as a municipality and its 51 years as a city.

The Premio Vallarta is the highest award granted by the municipality to the inhabitants of this port. Awarded to Vallartenses by birth or adoption who have resided in the city for at least five years, the prize recognizes eminent merit or distinguished and exemplary behavior relevant to deeds or services performed for the town and its inhabitants, as well as heroic acts. This year's recipients include:

This year's "Ignacio Luis Vallarta Ogazón" prize, which is awarded in recognition of exemplary conduct or trajectory for the benefit of the municipality or its inhabitants, will be given to the Amapas Neighborhood Association for its constant support and contributions to the city.

The former rector general of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) and former rector of the Centro Universitario de la Costa, Marco Antonio Cortés Guardado, will be awarded the "Teresa Barba Palomera" prize, for his great cultural contribution to the municipality.

Renowned Puerto Vallarta painter, Javier Niño Rodríguez, will be awarded the 2019 "Manuel Lepe Macedo" medal, awarded to those who have excelled in the field of the arts.

Finally, the "Francisca Rodríguez Rodríguez" award, which is granted to distinguished members of the teaching profession, the leaders and/or benefactors of public education, will be delivered to Centro Universitario de la Costa Professor, Claudio Rafael Vázquez Martínez, who was also proposed for the "Manuel Lepe Macedo" award.

Source: Banderas News


Aquathlon Vallarta 2019, the fourth edition of the event, Will take place on Sunday, July 7, a the malecón and beaches in downtown PV, with over 10 clubs participating.

Designed to give people of all ages a fun way to stay in shape - and a chance to win great prizes - the Aquathlon Vallarta is a continuous, three-stage race involving running, then swimming, followed by more running, which requires each of the competing athletes to give it their all.

According to Acuatlón Vallarta 2019 coordinator, Cristian Araiza, athletes between the ages of 9 and 60 are invited to participate in several divisions of the men's, women's and children's categories.

The competition will begin at 8:00 am on Sunday, July 7, in front of the Rosita Hotel on the Malecón, with contenders in the Open Category (ages 16 and up) running 2.5 kilometers on the Malecón (1.25 km from the starting line to "El Molino" and 1.25 km back.)

Next, they will go for a 1000 meter swim (500 meters out and 500 meters back) in the waters of Banderas Bay from the beach in front of the Malecón, where lifeguards will be on duty. The final leg of the race is another 2.5K run, retracing the original route. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first 5 places in the Men's and Women's categories.

Shorter courses have been designed for the three Kid's divisions: Infantil (ages 9-11), Children (11-13), and Teenagers (14 & 15). The winners of the first three places in these categories will receive in-kind prizes from event sponsors.

Source: Banderas News

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