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The Carpaccio & Craft Beer Fest is now underway at Café des Artistes, a food fest focused on this gourmet dish paired with craft beers from both local and international brands.

Café des Artistes (Guadalupe Sánchez 740, El Centro) has prepared one of the summer’s freshest specials: The Carpaccio and Craft Beer Fest, that will be celebrated from July 15th to August 15th of 2019.

From 6:00pm, Café des Artistes will offer a special menu focused on the carpaccio, a fresh and peculiar dish that combines representative ingredients from Puerto Vallarta and Europe, with the distinctive touch of the chef Thierry Blouet.

To pair this light dish and cool off, you would be able to taste the diverse craft beer options that will be available in the menu, where you will find national and international brands.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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The Office for Cultural Projects (OPC) is hosting workshops and talks with artists for the seminar “Is this Art?”, the event began on July 18 and will run until the 3rd of August.

From July 18th to August 3rd of 2019, the Office for Cultural Projects (OPC in Spanish), located in Juárez 598, El Centro; will host talks and workshops with artists specialized in different techniques and artistic contemporary disciplines, during the seminar “¿Esto También es Arte? (Is this art?)”.

The seminar will include topics such as “Conceptual Art and Installation”, “Contemporary Photography”, “Art and Environment”, “Traditional Media in Contemporary Art”, “Artist’s Book”, among others.

Besides, it will feature the presence of internationally recognized artists and graphic designers such as César Girón, Gustavo Gómez Brechtel, Javiera Pintocanles and Fernando Sánchez. 

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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Starting next December, Carnival Panorama, the line’s newest ship, will sail year-round seven-night Mexican Riviera cruises to Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlán.

Starting in December, the Panorama will be replacing the Carnival Splendor which, after years of calling at the port city's API maritime terminal, will make its last voyage to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in September.

The Carnival Panorama, the cruise line's newest ship, successfully completed sea trials in the Adriatic as its construction in Marghera, Italy, comes to an end. Once the final touches are complete, the 3,960 passenger Panorama will be Carnival Cruise Line's first new ship to sail the West Coast in more than two decades.

The ship will depart Long Beach on December 11, 2019, for its inaugural three-night voyage to Ensenada. Starting on December 14, Carnival Panorama will sail year-round seven-night Mexican Riviera cruises to Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlán.

During these Mexican Riviera cruises, guests can relax on world-class beaches, visit centuries-old historical sites, enjoy unforgettable dining and shopping opportunities, and experience exciting tours and activities.

Source: Banderas News

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On July 15, 2019, Nuevo Vallarta Norte, the Marina Riviera Nayarit, the Lagoon at Santa María del Oro and Marina Fonatur San Blas -all within the Riviera Nayarit- were certified Blue Flag during an event held at the Marina Fonatur.

On Monday, July 15, 2019, Blue Flag certificates were awarded to the beach at Nuevo Vallarta Norte and the Marina Riviera Nayarit during a ceremony headed by Miguel Torruco Marqués, Mexico's Secretary of Tourism, and Antonio Echeverría García, Governor of the State of Nayarit. Both venues are in the municipality of Bahía de Banderas in the Riviera Nayarit. The Lagoon at Santa María del Oro (municipality of Santa María del Oro), and the Marina Fonatur San Blas (municipality of San Blas) are also within the Riviera Nayarit.

The event took place at the Marina Fonatur in the Historic Port of San Blas, where they raised the corresponding flag. This occasion marked the first time the marina received this international certification. Thanks to these credentials, the state of Nayarit has become an example for the nation.  According to Torruco Marqués, this "speaks to the commitment the tourism service providers and the community have with the environment."

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) sets the protocols for Blue Flag certifications. Joaquín Díaz Ríos, executive director for the entity's Mexico chapter, offered the explanatory statements: The main criteria taken into account for this award are water quality, environmental education and management, safety, and services. Of note is the fact the certification is valid for one year. Because of this, at the end of every summer the beaches are up for recertification after an exhaustive evaluation.

Source: Riviera Nayarit Mexico Blog

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Puerto Vallarta has, once again, positioned itself as one of the safest cities in the country, landing in sixth place.

This is according to the results of the National Survey of Urban Public Safety (ENSU), which took place between April and June, and was applied in 21,800 homes in 71 cities of the 32 entities in the country.

The safest cities according to the report are: San Pedro Garza García, 18.9% - Mérida, 30.2% - San Nicolás de los Garza, 31.5% - Los Cabos, 36.1% - Durango, 40.8% - Puerto Vallarta, 43.1%

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 Banderas (Spanish)