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Forbes Magazine published in their online edition an article titled 'The 3 Easiest Places To Retire Overseas', where the author (contributor Kathleen Peddicord) lists Puerto Vallarta, Boquete (Panama) and San Pedro (Belice) as the three best places for americans who wish to relocate after retiring.

Until the 1950s, Puerto Vallarta was an unremarkable fishing village along a bay on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Then, in 1963, John Huston filmed "The Night of the Iguana" in Mismaloya, a seaside village just south of Puerto Vallarta. The film's star, Richard Burton, was involved with actress Elizabeth Taylor at the time. Taylor followed Burton on location, and the paparazzi followed her. Suddenly Puerto Vallarta was all over the news and on the world map.

Burton and Taylor both eventually bought houses in Puerto Vallarta and attracted other jet-setters to this coast. About this same time, the Mexican government began investing heavily in infrastructure in the area, including improved highways, roads, and public utilities, making Puerto Vallarta more accessible.

Today Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico's most cosmopolitan beach resorts and home to one of the world’s biggest expat retirement communities. Many of the 10,000 expats and retirees living in Puerto Vallarta came on vacation, fell in love, and resolved to find a way to be able to return. Half the local population works in the tourism business, meaning English is widely understood and spoken, and the old city offers a full menu of cultural activities from plays, films, and jazz and classical concerts to gourmet restaurant festivals and gallery openings.

Life in Puerto Vallarta is both convenient and fully appointed thanks to the city’s world-class golf courses, marinas, restaurants, and shopping.

Source: Forbes

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The arrival of cruise ship Island Princess at Puerto Vallarta marked the beginning of the cruise season, which goes from October 1st until May 5th. 2018 is projected to close with the arrival of 150 ships.

Cruise season in Puerto Vallarta will mean a 95 million pesos economic benefit for the region, only during the month of October, this being one of the most important beach destinations in Mexico and the world, and also thanks to its diverse touristic range. The economic impact is projected to be even bigger in 2019, where the region is expected to receive at least 180 cruise ships. So far, the biggest ship that has docked at Puerto Vallarta is the Norwegian Bliss, with over four thousand passengers and one thousand two hundred people in its crew.

After Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta is the destination where cruise ship tourists spend the most, with an average of $98, while the crew spends $65 on average.

The Administración Portuaria Integral (API) noted that  Vallarta is constantly working on infrastructure to maintain a level of quality in the services offered, which is why PV currently has three docks that can handle ships with the highest of demands. Fidetur and the API will work in unison to keep promoting the destination to bring even more people and benefit the region.

Source (Spanish): AZ Noticias

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ART VallARTa is a 'multi discipline facility for artists to come together, develop and experiment with many mediums and techniques. To share and grow your talents.' 

ART VallARTA is joined  by The Amapas Neighborhood Association. We will have special art classes in all mediums, cooking classes to decorate your special altar and great Day of the dead theme workshops, our annual Day of the Dead Art Exhibition, Special Alebrije Demonstration, Mask making. Annual Muertos Costume Ball and season opening Block Party, Opportunities to Walk in the Parades, Film Series and making an altar in the city center.

If you are a tourist visiting just for Los Dias de los Muertos. We have special packages for you to participate in multiple Day of the Dead activities at ART VallARTa and participate in all kinds of special happenings around the city! 

So many activities all through October and early Nov! Mark you calendars for Wednesday Oct 31st,  6pm - 9pm, everyone is invited to participate in our Annual Los Dias de los Muertos Art Exhibition!

Source: ART VallARTa

 

 

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SingularityU Mexico Summit, one of the most important events about exponential technology in Latin America, will take place on November 7th and 8th, 2018.

Promoted by Singularity University, an institution that seeks to generate teaching, connection, innovation and disruptive solutions for the problems of humanity; our destination will receive more than 20 speakers that will address topics such as neuroscience, corporate innovation, artificial intelligence for public policies, genetics and cloning, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, automated construction and education, among others.

Vivian Lan Agami, director of SingularityU Mexico Summit in Jalisco and Jaime Reyes Robles, secretary of Innovation, Science and Technology of Jalisco; presented at Casa Jalisco in Guadalajara some of the speakers that stand out this year, including: Anthony Atala, Nico Sell, Esther Wojcicki, Santiago Siri.

Go to singularityumexicosummit.com to get more details, buy tickets and be part of the community of the future that will drive the transformation towards a Mexico and a better world.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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Here in Puerto Vallarta, you can enjoy authentic German food and spirits at Kaiser Maximilian in the Romantic Zone.

SpacerMany good parties are the result of a wedding, and Oktoberfest is no different. It all began on October 12, 1810 with the Royal Wedding of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. To commemorate their marriage, the prince and princess organized a great horse race and other festivities around that event. The decision to repeat the horse races in the subsequent year gave rise to the tradition of the Oktoberfest.

Today, Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world, with an international flavor characteristic of the 21st century. Around 6 million visitors from all around the world converge on Munich for Oktoberfest every year and food is a big part of the party.

Here in Puerto Vallarta, you can enjoy authentic German food and spirits - without the crowds - at Kaiser Maximilian. The chefs have created a special menu featuring authentic German food that they're serving up in addition to the restaurant's traditional Austrian fare through November 10, 2018.

Source: Banderas News