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Punta Mita will be hosting its first-ever Surf Camp from August 08-12, 2018, with special stay-and-surf packages available.

Summer is the season for great surf in our PuntaMita region, and this year, PuntaMita is hosting its first-ever SurfCamp for you to hone your skills in riding the waves along the breaks that surround our lovely peninsula. Come and join us in PuntaMita with its amazing waves and variety of surf spots dotting the peninsula. This surf trip will be filled with good times, great food, stunning beaches, and varied surf breaks in the Pacific Ocean.

With 3 special guests as your Instructors, this surf camp is the perfect getaway for you to sharpen your surfing skills, while also refreshing your body and mind. Whether you are a beginner, mid-level, or a top surfer — this Camp in Punta Mita offers challenges for all, combined with yoga, ocean activities, and special dinner events.

Punta Mita welcomes three Mexican Water Legends: Coco Nogales, Diego Cadena, and Fernando Stalla, who will lead the program for the participants.

Source: Live Punta Mita

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Our friends over at Vallarta Lifestyles published an article about the hand-painted signs seen throughout Puerto Vallarta, you can click the link below to check their entire gallery!

Hand-painted signs in Puerto Vallarta can be appreciated on several streets and facades of businesses and homes located throughout our destination. This ancient art is rising again, positioning itself as a design and decor trend.

Recently, Biblioteca Los Mangos hosted the Taller de Rotulación Tradicional (Traditional Hand-Painted Sings Workshop), imparted by rotulacion.tradicional, which addressed the basic techniques of this craft. For decades, this kind of art has been intrinsically linked to the traditional architecture of Mexico and gives us a unique visual experience, which we share below.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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The project is an initiative of Princess Cruises and it's expected to start operating in 2019.

Cruise tourism will see a major push in Mexico starting in 2019 when cruises will begin departing from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco and sailing through the Pacific Ocean. The project is being nursed by Princess Cruises, headed in Latin America by Ruth Leal, in an initiative with very positive reception by the Tourism Secretary, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, and the Communications Secretary, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza.

Princess Cruises will take advantage of Puerto Vallarta's effort in modernizing the city. In the past few years the city has focused in attracting investors to renovate existing properties into high end boutique hotels and small resorts, as well as developing new hotels focused in specific types of tourists, such as business travelers.

The project will also benefit from the new highway between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, which cuts travel time between the two locations down to two and a half hours.

Source: Heraldo de México (Spanish)

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The 5 km race will take place at the Avenida Paseo de los Cocoteros in Nuevo Vallarta, Bahía de Banderas, México, with an incredible route and four colored stations, on August 5th at 8am.

We are a very fun and colorful race with lots of color vibes, and we have lots of fun not running! Color Vibe is the best way to be crazy with friends, family, or imaginary people. You won't be timed, so there is no pressure to hurry and get 'er done. Come bask in the colorful world we have created for you at this fun color 5k run.

Color Vibe remains committed to working with local officials to ensure our event protocols reflect best practices, eliminate hazards, and ensures a safe event. Click the following link for more details on the safety of our colored powder.

Source: Color Vibe & Vallarta Today

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The United States Department of State issued an update for its travel advisory to Mexico by deeming all major tourism destinations safe.

The Mexico Tourism Board revealed that more than 40 of the country’s major international tourist destinations have no travel restrictions and exist in states where there are no special travel advisories for tourists.

Mexican officials cite the updated travel advisory to prove the vast majority of crimes in the country do not occur in areas frequented by international tourists. Even some of the areas with remaining warnings have resort areas free of the travel restrictions, including Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta.

In total, Mexico is the sixth-most visited country in the world, registering 39.3 million international visitors in 2017. The tourism industry in the country has also experienced a growth rate above industry-average levels for the last five years, thanks in part to the government’s focus on the safety of tourists.

Source: Travel Pulse

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