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Marlin Natacion and Prepa Vallarta are excited to announce their second of three planned swimming competitions, the "2nd Serial Marlins Prepa Vallarta," which will take place on February 23 and 24, 2019, at Preparatoria Regional de Puerto Vallarta, Hidalgo 500, (21 de marzo) in La Floresta.

The main purpose of these events is to encourage Puerto Vallarta children, teenagers, and people of all ages to enjoy swimming and its benefits. Swimming encourages a more active lifestyle; teaches discipline, responsibility and courage; and provides an opportunity to form new friendships.

All the money collected during the competition will be used to improve our Prepa Vallarta swimming pool with these 2 things:  Purchasing new swimming lanes for training and lessons, and purchasing a new swimming pool ladder.

We thank you for your kind consideration. If you want to learn more about our swimming school, team or institution, please visit us at prepavallarta.sems.udg.mx.

Source: Banderas News

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The Sotol Festival, presented by Café des Artistes in Puerto Vallarta, will be held from January 31st to February 13th, 2019, where you can enjoy this drink made with wild agave.

One hundred percent organic, the sotol is produced through an artisan process similar to that of mezcal. What differences the sotol from other similar distillates is the botanical family of the agave from which it is extracted, which can only be found in Chihuahua, Coahuila and Durango.

The Sotol Festival will take place in Café des Artistes in Puerto Vallarta and Tuna Blanca in Punta de Mita, so residents and visitors can delight their palates with a variety of cocktails made with this unique drink. Tasty gourmet tacos will be specially prepared for the event. Don’t miss this experience!

Reservations: (322) 226-2700 / (322) 159-5675.
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For more information, please visit Café des Artistes’ official website here.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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Vallarta has ended the Constitution Day long weekend with 90% hotel occupancy.

Puerto Vallarta ended its first long weekend of the year with 90% hotel occupancy, with Constitution Day landing on Tuesday (Feb 05) this year, it marked a 4-day weekend for most people.

According to Susana Rodríguez Mejia, Tourism Director for the Jalisco Coast, the period starting on Friday, February 1st, had around fourteen thousand people using hotel accommodations. In an interview with AZNoticias.mx, Rodriguez Mejia pointed hotel occupancy was great all around, from 2-star hotels to 5 diamonds all over Puerto Vallarta.

It’s important to notice that a few years ago, it was decided that most holidays will be celebrated on Mondays to incentivize tourism in the nation.

Source: AZ Noticias

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The 6th Annual Art Auction presented by the American School of Puerto Vallarta is taking place on Thursday, February 21 at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.

Save the date! The 6th Annual Art Auction presented by the American School of Puerto Vallarta is taking place on Thursday, February 21 at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, this annual auction is one of the most anticipated art events of the year and will showcase art created by regional, local, and American School student artists. What could be better than Art with a Cause? All proceeds benefit the American School of Puerto Vallarta Arts Center, the Fundación Punta de Mita, and Peace Punta de Mita.

Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket today!

  • Cocktails, Appetizers and Silent Auction: 5:30 pm
  • Live Art Auction: 7:00 pm

Tickets are available at the American School of Puerto Vallarta.

Source: livepuntamita.com

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With Mardi Gras just a few months away, Puerto Vallarta is gearing up for a special edition of its annual parade. This year's three-kilometer-long carnival parade will begin at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5th in the hotel zone and proceed on the world-famous Malecón to Los Muertos Pier.

Observers should be prepared to catch some beads and revel along with incredible floats, colorful costumes, towering stilt walkers, street performers and dancers, all part of the family-friendly festivities branded as CarnavalPV. The friendly tenor of Puerto Vallarta and its yearly carnival is brought to the forefront by the diverse merrymaking crowd that is drawn and welcomed by the event: "gay, straight, light, dark, male, female, old, and young, all for a collective purpose, to get as many beaded necklaces as possible. Don't miss the fun," said CarnavalPV organizers, Gary Green and Tim Longpré, in a press release.

Businesses, organizations, schools and individuals can sign up and register their floats and troupes through email at info(at)carnavalpv.com or join the conversation at the festival's Facebook page. $10,000 pesos will be awarded to the most creative entry. Incanto, Andales on the Bay, and Reinas Bar captured the top creative honors in 2018.

Organizers said last year's event brought over 30,000 cheering residents and tourists from all walks of life together on the city streets to be wowed by floats and parade participants celebrating the diversity of the city. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is best known in New Orleans but celebrated in many cities around the world. Fat Tuesday refers to the day when many people eat fattening foods and stock up before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

Source: Banderas News

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