The event will take place on Sunday, June 24, at 8:00am within the Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon area.
The third edition of the sports competition Aquathlon Vallarta was officially announced by the organizers during a press conference held at Cervecería Unión earlier this week. The competition comprises swimming and running and is divided into three stages: 2.5km run, 1km swim and 2.5km run (which are the official distances for the annual ITU Aquathlon World Championships). There are also children’s categories with reduced distances.
Registrations are already open and will be available until June 22 on the website www.acuatlonvallarta.com, at the store Innovasport (La Isla Shopping Village) and at the entrance of the Agustín Flores Contreras Municipal Sports Unit track (ask for Luigi). The registration fee is $650 MXN and includes a kit with a branded t-shirt, a swimming cap and a medal for all those who finish the race. These packages will be delivered at Innovasport on Saturday, June 23, from 2:00 – 9:00pm.
A total of $15,000 MXN in cash will be granted to the winners of the free category, while the winners for the rest of the categories will receive prizes in kind from the sponsors. A unit from the Lifeguards division of the Civil Protection Commission will be present at the event.
Source: Vallarta Lifestyles
Restaurant El Arrayán celebrates 15 years of applauding and honoring Mexican cuisine, which UNESCO has declared an Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Since its inauguration in November 2003, the establishment has offered a menu of authentic dishes and traditional recipes that have enchanted both residents and visitors to Puerto Vallarta. To celebrate this anniversary, owners Carmen Porras and Claudia Victoria have scheduled a series of special dinners from May to November, featuring guest chefs from various Mexican states.
Saturday, June 16: Chef Diego Sánchez and guest chef Karla Morales present “Flavors of Puerto Vallarta, regional cuisine.”
Saturday, July 21: Chef Wilson Alonzo from Yucatán presents “Cuisine from Yucatán, delicious traditions”.
November (Date to be determined): A renowned surprise chef will officially close the festivities in November with a special dinner. It will be announced soon.
Over the years, El Arrayán has been featured and recommended by renowned travel guides such as Marco Beteta, Fodor’s, Frommer’s and Lonely Planet. It is located at Allende 344, El Centro. For reservations call (322) 222 71 95 and more information about the restaurant is available on its website or Facebook page.
Source: Vallarta Lifestyles
Starting in December, Copa Airlines will connect Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit to Panama City, with two flights a week from the International Airport of Panama to the Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz Airport.
With the addition of this new destination, Copa Airlines will be expanding their route network to 79 destinations in 32 countries in North, Central, South America and the Caribbean, through the Hub of the Americas in Panama City, five of which are in Mexico.
Javier Aranda, general director of Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust said that the new route comes after several years of promotional work in Central and South America by Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. “We are very pleased to announce this new direct flight from Panama to the Puerto Vallarta Airport with a renowned commercial partner such as Copa Airlines.
Copa Airlines will start with two weekly flights on Thursday and Sunday, departing from Panama City at 9:05 a.m. and arriving at the Vallarta-Nayarit Airport at 1:25 p.m. The return flight will depart the same days from Puerto Vallarta to 3:40 p.m., arriving in Panama City at 8:00 p.m. The route will be operated with a Boeing 737-700 with capacity for 12 passengers in business class and 112 in the main cabin.
Source: Mexico News Today
Since 2013, Mexico has gone from the 15th to the 6th most visited country in the world in rankings calculated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization.
In 2017, Mexico surpassed Germany, the United Kingdom and Turkey to become the sixth-most visited destination in the world. International visitor spending during that same period reached $21.3 billion, also a record for the nation. “We are very proud of having reached, for the first time in our history, the sixth-most-visited country in the world,” said Mexico Tourism Secretary Enrique de la Madrid speaking to an audience of travel agents during a Mark Travel Corporation webinar.
The numbers are growing at a dizzying rate. From 2013 through 2017, the nation saw a 62 percent increase in visitor traffic, the fastest growth rate of any large global destination. Accordingly, infrastructure is also expanding, including welcoming 15,000 to 20,000 new hotel rooms every year. “Just last semester, 7,000 new rooms were inaugurated [in Mexico],” said de la Madrid. He also noted that the CEOs of Marriott and Hilton hotels have committed to adding 43 new properties in Mexico in the next two to three years.
Connectivity to the nation is also increasing. In 2017, some 18.6 million international visitors arrived by air. For 2018 alone, the country has already welcomed 4,600 new flights, including new service from Chicago to Mazatlan, Denver to Cozumel, Los Angeles to Acapulco and Seattle to Mexico City. Mexico’s transformation into global tourism star has not come without its challenges, including an ongoing concern over visitor safety.
Mexico’s tourism industry has vowed to take a harder line on people and organizations spreading mis-information about the country.
Source: Travel Pulse
The 1st Riviera Nayarit Rock Festival will be held on June 9, 2018, at the Hard Rock Hotel Nuevo Vallarta concert venue with the participation of Mexican band Panteón Rococó as the headliner, plus three local bands.
During the press conference held this past Monday at the host hotel, the event’s general manager, Israel Guerrero, said they’re expecting an adrenaline-charged evening in an extraordinary setting: the Riviera Nayarit. Although Panteón Rococó is the headliner, he added they had also invited local bands Sal de Mar, Renglón and The Black Hardies to the stage; these bands have done very well in the area and they will be opening the show.
He added they are expecting approximately 6 thousand visitors—about 2,000 from other areas and 4,000 locals from the Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas area, all fans of this iconic national ska and rock fusion band that recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary. “We have every intention of continuing to do this kind of event to benefit the destination but, more importantly, to benefit society, which has been looking for more entertainment and show space and, of course tourism,” he said.
Marc Murphy, director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), calculated a revenue of between 6 and 8 million pesos, taking into consideration that each outside visitor spends approximately 2 thousand pesos.
Source: Riviera Nayarit Blog