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The eleventh edition of the Vallarta · Nayarit Gastronómica will take place from September 29th to October 3rd of 2019 at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center, this time under the motto “¡Una Historia que Contar!” (A Story to Tell).

During four days, the best international chefs, mixologist, sommeliers and different personalities from haute cuisine will offer showcookings, gourmet workshops, premium tastings, expositions and dinners with wine pairing.

Among the guest, Vallarta · Nayarit Gastrónomica will feature the presence of the Spanish chef Jesús Sánchez, who has two Michelin Stars and three Repsol Suns, the Mexican Lula Martín del Campo and Memo Wulff, representing our destination; as well as some other 30 chefs from different places of Mexico, Spain and other Latin American countries.

Carlos Elizondo and Consuelo Elipe, the event’s coordinators, proudly expressed satisfaction about this event, that started as a seminar, and now has become such an important gastronomic celebration, which takes place in one of the most beautiful bays of Mexico.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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Puerto Vallarta is one of the safest cities to live in according to the National Urban Public Security Survey, their quarterly survey placed Vallarta the sixth safest city in the country.

According to the National Urban Public Security Survey (ENSU), conducted by the National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Informatics (INEGI), in the second quarter of 2019, 73.9% of the population ages 18 years and over, coming from 70 cities in Mexico, consider that the place where they live is unsafe.

The results of the ENSU showed that the city of San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, is the safest place to live in Mexico since more than 80% of its inhabitants have a positive perception regarding safety.

The second and third places on the list are occupied by the cities of Mérida, Yucatán, and San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, with an approval regarding safety of 69.8% and 66.9%, respectively.

The list of the safest cities also includes Los Cabos , Baja California Sur; Durango , Durango; Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco; Saltillo, Coahuila; General Escobedo, Nuevo León; Campeche, Campeche, and Mazatlan, Sinaloa. In them, the percentages of people who feel safe range from 61.6% to 53 percent. Puerto Vallarta stands at 56%, sixth place in Mexico.

Source: Vallarta Daily

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Puerto Vallarta has been included in the list of the safest cities in the world by CEO World magazine. The security index lists 334 cities in the world based on key metrics that value the crime level given to each city.

Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico was placed in the twenty-first position in the list of safest cities in the world, surpassing cities such as The Hague in the Netherlands, where the International Court of Justice is located, or Geneva in Switzerland, which houses the headquarters of the United Nations in Europe. Mérida is the safest city in Latin America and the second safest in all of the Americas, just behind Québec, Canada.

The Mexican cities that appeared on the list are, firstly, Mérida, followed by Puerto Vallarta (83rd place), Querétaro (number 115), Monterrey (position 230), Guadalajara (271), Tijuana (278) and the Mexico City position 309 out of 334.

As for the first places, for 3rd consecutive year, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, was located as the safest city on the planet, followed by the capital of Qatar, Doha, and in third-place Québec, Canada. Other cities that made up the top 10 are: Taipei, Munich, Dubai, Zurich, Bern (Switzerland), Eskisehir (Turkey) and Hong Kong.

The most dangerous cities in the world, according to the ranking, were Caracas (Venezuela), Pietermaritzburg (South Africa), Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), Pretoria (South Africa) and San Pedro Sula (Honduras).

Source: Vallarta Daily

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Vallarta’s Instituto Vallartense de Cultura is holding the Mexican Film Festival from September 4th to October 16th of 2019, with seven of the best movies made in the 70’s and 80’s.

The film list includes “Mariana Mariana”, by Alberto Isaac; “Morir en el Golfo”, by Alejandro Pelayo; “Veneno para las Hadas”, by Carlos Enrique Taboada; “Lugar sin límites”, by Arturo Ripstein; “Retrato de una Mujer Casada”, by Alberto Bojórquez; “Naufragio”, by Jaime Alberto Hermosillo and “Cadena Perpetua” by Arturo Ripstein.

This event is part of diverse activities created by the Circuito Cineteca Nacional, whose main purpose is to take quality movies to different places of Mexico, through film exhibitions in different cultural centers such as cinema clubs, universities and museums. 

This film festival will take place each Wednesday at 7:00pm in the auditorium of Instituto Vallartense de Cultura (Aquiles Serdán 437, Emiliano Zapata) and the entrance will be free. 

  Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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September is the month of Mexico and streets are decorated across the country with paper flags (or plastic) and colorful garlands, which is locally called "papel picado". On each corner there are vendors with a colorful assortment of flags, balloons, hats and pinwheels, in white, red and green, the National colors. There are flags on the houses and all government buildings and town squares.

The main squares themselves are impressively decorated with garlands, patriotic decorations, lights and flags, this is in preparation for the evening party and the grito.

It is celebrated every year at town squares (plaza or zócalo) of all major cities in the country and also in Puerto Vallarta. With two days of traditional Mexican fiesta y with fireworks, parades, games, speeches, all kinds of Mexican food and lots of fun for both locals and visitors.

It all starts on the afternoon of September 15th, when Vallartans, local visitors and foreign tourists start to gather on the square and surrounding streets, leaving almost no room to move, so they can witnesses and participate in the grito. The town mayor, whomever it is at the time, repeats, like a mantra, the same words that the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla proclaimed over 200 years ago.

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