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Beach2Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks, conducted a sanitary study along the coasts of our country and confirmed that 263 beaches are suitable for swimming and fishing in Mexico, 10 of which are located in Puerto Vallarta.

Recently, the Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios (COFEPRIS) (Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks), conducted a sanitary study along the coasts of our country (comprising more than 6,835 miles) and confirmed that 263 beaches are suitable for swimming and fishing in Mexico, 10 of which are located in Puerto Vallarta.

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his way, the cleanest beaches in Mexico that are in Puerto Vallarta and that proudly belong to this classification are: Camarones, Cuale, Gemelas, Las Ánimas, Los Muertos, Mismaloya, Oasis, Palmares, Quimixto and Yelapa.

 

According to the Secretaría de Salud (Ministry of Health) criteria, in order to be considered as one of the cleanest beaches in Mexico, ocean water must have less than 200 units of enterococci bacteria per 100 milliliters of water.

 

 

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

 

Beach Festival

The sixth edition of the Punta Mita Beach Festival is back, Kupuri Beach Club will host the event with water sports and other activities on August 4th and 5th.

The highlight of the summer season is back! Dates for the Punta Mita Beach Festival have just been announced, so mark August 4th and 5th on your calendar and get ready for some family-friendly fun in the sun. Kupuri Beach Club will host the event with water sports and activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, stand up paddle, yoga, windsurfing, kayaks, outrigger canoes and kite-surfing, for all levels and abilities.

And, of course, no beach party is complete without a BBQ, so Chef Pato Persico, joined by special guest chefs will be creating a fabulous beach feast full of summer favorites like juicy burgers, hot dogs, fresh fish, chicken satay, steaks and ribs from the wood-burning grill, accompanied by a salad and ceviche bar and other sides. Food and beverage service also includes soft drinks, beer and beach cocktails, each day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exclusive guest lineup will include DJ, top mixologists and chefs, professional athletes and more. In 2017, the Punta Mita Beach festival was the event of the season, so make sure you are part of the 2018 edition!

Source: PuntaMita.com

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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)