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The Pacific Alliance is a trade bloc that aims to become the largest in Latin America. It is composed of four countries: Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. 

From July 21 – 24, Puerto Vallarta will host the Pacific Alliance summit, an event that will be attended by current Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto and the virtual president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The latter confirmed attendance to the summit after a meeting with the head of state at the National Palace and after beating his opponents on this past Sunday’s elections, with 53 % of the votes.

The Pacific Alliance is an economic bloc created in 2011, after the Lima Declaration, when the then president of Peru, Alan García, encouraged his counterparts from México, Chile and Colombia consolidate and strengthen trade links. Peña Nieto and Obrador will gather with the leaders of the aforementioned nations to discuss economic and development policies.

The summit will also be attended by representatives of the countries that form the Mercosur (Southern Common Market): Argentina, Brasil, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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According to Wikipedia: the Blue Flag is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that a beach, marina or sustainable boating tourism operator meets its stringent standards. This year Palmares, Camarones, Playa de Oro, Garza Blanca, Sheraton, Amapas, Conchas Chinas I and Conchas Chinas 2 were recertified.

Upon receiving the Blue Flag re-certification of 8 beaches, Puerto Vallarta has become one of the tourist destinations with the largest number of beaches that enjoy this distinction, which were received on Thursday by the interim municipal president Rodolfo Domínguez Monroy, during the XIII National Meeting of Clean Beaches.

After the ceremony headed by federal authorities, the interim mayor celebrated the achievement of all the Vallartenses, because it is thanks to teamwork among the municipal government, private initiative, tourism service providers, citizens and other authorities, which continue to give good results to this city, giving it greater competitiveness compared to other beach destinations and guaranteeing the care and preservation of its natural resources and its environment.

Puerto Vallarta has a total of 8 beaches with Blue Flag recognition, some of them also with national certification, as well as 2 more beaches with the distinction of Sustainable Clean Beaches.

Source: Vallarta Daily

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The Municipality's Tourism Secretariat has reported Puerto Vallarta is estimated to have an 80% hotel occupancy for this summer season and bringing approximately 730 million pesos in economic income.

According to the numbers throughout this year and the tourist flow seen during 2017's summer season, hotel occupancy is expected  to fluctuate between 77.50% and 80%, couple with the number of hotel reservations already in place.

This report pointed out that the highest point of the summer season will be between  July 07th and August 20th, and according to occupancy estimations, the daily percentaje will reach up to 85% with some days seeing upwards of 90%, specially in July.

The Secretariat informs that both authorities and toursim related services are prepared to receive and attend the thousands of visitors that will arrive in Puerto Vallarta during the summer. There are also tourist info booths in several spots around the city and in some beaches, with properly trained staff to deal with any guidance visitors may need.

Original Source: Diario de Vallarta (Spanish)

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The VI Festival of the Sea Turtle will take place on July 21st and 22nd, 2018, in Playa Platanitos. 

The heavenly Platanitos beach will be hosting the VI Festival of the Marine Turtle, which  aims to raise awareness about conservation of this endangered species as well as its environment. The festival also features cultural and recreational activities, with the destination’s beautiful scenery as the backdrop.

The event is focused on promoting the care of the environment and the conservation of the sea turtle, as well as driving tourism to a community of less than 100 inhabitants, most of whom are dedicated to commerce, fishing and sustainable tourism.

You can click here to check the entire schedule.

Source: Vallarta Nayarit Blog

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 Summer is here and it’s time for a vacation! You’ll want to indulge in some rest and relaxation—and there’s no better place to do it than on the beach, where the sun, sand, and sea conspire to offer the best views and unique moments.

According to research by Mexican travel agencies, 4 out of every 10 Mexicans plan on taking their vacation between July and August, coinciding with the school holidays. Even though the country has plenty of tourism destinations to choose from, there’s one that stands out for it luxury and exclusivity: the Riviera Nayarit. With a hotel offer of nearly 15 thousand rooms, Mexico’s Pacific Treasure is ready to welcome its best tourism season this summer. Its infrastructure, gorgeous beaches, the warmth of its people, and its excellent gastronomy make the destination a favorite of domestic travelers.

When visiting the Riviera Nayarit, travelers will find themselves in Mexico’s youngest destination, one that in just a little over 10 years has become a favorite with Mexicans and foreigners alike. An important asset is its 23 traditional villages, each one with its own essence and identity. It has 308 km/192 mi of Pacific coastline that extends through the municipalities of Bahía de Banderas, Compostela, San Blas, Santiago, and Tecuala. It also has iconic spots to enjoy within the destination as well as multidimensional attractions such as Nuevo Vallarta, Islas Marietas, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta de Mita and Sayulita, to mention just a few.

The Riviera Nayarit is located about 10 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport; its northernmost point is 40 minutes west of the Tepic International Airport. The climate is mainly warm and sub-humid, with an average annual temperature of 25 C (77 F).

Source: Vallarta Daily