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Starting in June, and till December, you'll be able to release a baby turtle, who will return to one of our beaches to lay its eggs upon reaching adulthood.

In Puerto Vallarta the course of nature experiences the most wonderful event of life, that will remain in your memory for the rest of your days.

Several hotels in Puerto Vallarta participate in this type of programs, taking care and supporting the reproductive cycle of these marvelous species, together with the CeMBAB.

For more information please call the specialists at CEMBAL, who will guide you in regards of times and places to release turtles.

Note: Turtle releasing depends on weather conditions. Please take your precautions.

Source: Visit Puerto Vallarta

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More than 597 thousand international passengers arrived that the Puerto Vallarta International Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz during the first quarter of 2019, making the airport the third busiest in the country, being surpassed only by Mexico City and Cancun.

According to the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur), passenger traffic at the Puerto Vallarta airport was only surpassed by Mexico City and Cancun. After being ranked as the country's fourth busiest airport for four years, international arrivals to PVR are on the rise, as evidenced by the 2.6% increase in foreign visitors between January and March over the same period of the previous year.

Those who visit Puerto Vallarta stay for an average of 4 days. However, those who travel south from the PVR international airport to the Costa Alegre vacation for an average of 11 days, Sectur's report said.

Meanwhile, the cruise market continues to strengthen. During the first three months of 2019, more than 150,000 passengers arrived in Puerto Vallarta on a cruise. This s a 23 percent increase over the number of people who arrived by sea in the same period of 2018.

Although the Guadalajara Airport continues to be one of the main air destinations in the country, it saw a 0.9% decrease in the number of foreign visitors in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, registering just 243,474 arrivals this year.

The Jalisco Secretariat of Tourism (Secturjal) detailed that most international visitors to Puerto Vallarta and the Metropolitan Zone of Guadalajara (ZMG) are, in their majority, Americans between the ages of 26 and 44 who come for family vacations, followed by Canadians, who also travel accompanied by their families.

Source: Banderas News

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The National Botanical Garden Day is celebrated on June 22 and Vallarta’s Botanical Garden (VBG), one of the best in North America, has prepared several activities for the day, under the tagline “Botanical Gardens in defense of pollinators.”

This is an initiative promoted by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International, or BGCI, and it has been adopted by the Mexican Association of Botanical Gardens (AMJB), according to Neil Gerlowsky, Executive Director of Puerto Vallarta’s Botanical Garden.

The main purpose of the celebration is to increase the public knowledge about plants and how they related to human well-being and our ecosystems; while also promoting, through guided tours, our country’s biodiversity and its safeguarding.

On June 22nd, activities will begin at noon by welcoming all the attendees. The backbone of the celebration is made of five short but substantial lectures on several subjects related to botanical gardens.

Event participation is included in the VBG’s entrance fee, which is $200 pesos.

Source: Vallarta Opina (Spanish)

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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

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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

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