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The online edition of popular LGBTQ+ publication The Advocate published an article titled “Not Far From Puerto Vallarta Is a Slice of Gay-Friendly Heaven” by Diane Anderson-Minshall focusing on the W Punta de Mita resort and its offerings for the community.

At the W Punta de Mita, a modern artsy beach resort meets ancestral Indigenous history, offering an unexpected and wonderful experience.

Ironically, the W Punta de Mita feels like the perfect antidote to the extreme gentrification that’s happened in parts of Mexico. Less than an hour north of Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita feels a thousand miles away from their crowded beaches and Romantic Zone. With beautiful uncrowded beaches (I don’t think I saw a single beach vendor), proximity to the bars and restaurants — and an easy trip to the bohemian surf village of Sayulita — Punta de Mita is emerging as a popular honeymoon locale for LGBTQ couples.

That's in part because the Punta de Mita’s W — a brand already popular among queer travelers — has a marketing director and a W insider guide who are both gay. Together, they speak from experience on what the area offers for LGBTQ travelers. But what the W offers here is an experience that feels intricately tied to the village Miguel’s family grew up in. Located on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, the W pays homage to the profound cultural history of the Indigenous Huichol peoples. As soon as you walk into the lobby, an incredibly vibrant walkway created from more than 700,000 blue mosaic tiles leads you down endless steps, bisecting a bar and eatery, continuing outdoors, then above the pool and seemingly straight to the ocean — a clear shot from the lobby.

Source: Advocate

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American airline Sun Country will begin operations for a new route connecting Puerto Vallarta to Las Vegas on Friday, June 21st.

Starting this Friday, June 21st, 2019, the new route that will connect Puerto Vallarta with Las Vegas, Nevada will be opened and operated by the American airline Sun Country.

According to the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, our destination is attractive to future visitors for the warmth and friendliness of its people, as well as the beaches and abundant tropical vegetation that converge in the bay.

This would be the fourth of the new routes that have been implemented in our destination since mid-June of 2019. These connect with Mexico City (operated by Aeromar), Querétaro and Phoenix, Arizona (both operated by Volaris).

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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From June 27 through June 30, 2019, the Marina Fornatur in San Blas will host the 59th San Blas International Sport Fishing Tournament.

With a registration fee of 25,000 pesos per boat, and prizes that far exceed that amount - including fishing equipment, boat motors, cash prizes, and a raffle for a late-model car - this tournament is considered the best of its kind on the Mexican Pacific.

Organized by the Tepic Sport Fishing Club, the San Blas International Sport Fishing Tournament features competitions in three categories: sailfish, marlin and dorado.

Every year, the top winner in each category is entered into the "Hall of Fame." This year they'll be welcoming anglers from Nayarit, Jalisco, Sinaloa, Guanajuato and Veracruz among other states, as well as sportsmen from the U.S. and Canada.

The Historic Port of San Blas is teeming with fish that more than meet the requirements for this competition as well as the ideal infrastructure to handle the tournament.

Source: Banderas News

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Puerto Vallarta is looking towards a satisfactory summer season, local government is expecting hotel occupancy to average 75% with over fifty thousand rooms rented, including rented homes and apartments.

This is what Javier Aranda Pedrero, Director of Puerto Vallarta’s Tourism Trust had to say about the upcoming summer, even when it has been a slow summer up until now.

He also pointed out Puerto Vallarta is very well positioned thanks to all the work promoting the destination, “We’ve been working very close with the industry, and everything points towards a very satisfactory summer.”

The director explained around fourteen thousand rooms will be occupied by tourists exclusively in Puerto Vallarta hotels, including rented houses and apartments plus the Riviera Nayarit, the number goes up to fifty thousand.

Source: AZ Noticias (Spanish)

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River Café will offer a special four course menu for this summer, starting on June 11 and until July 31, with dishes featuring two favorites of the local gastronomy: garlic and mango.

Delight your senses through the aromas and flavors that stand out in the River Café four course menu, which offers two options of appetizers, as well as three main dishes and two desserts to choose from.

Amuse Bouche

Garlic comfit with mango chutney and bell pepper served with one plain crostini.

Appetizer

  • Quinoa Salad

Avocado and grilled peach with mango and cilantro vinaigrette.

  • Double Garlic cream soup

With potato and chipotle aioli.

 Main Course

  • Surf and Turf Brochettes

Beef fillet and shrimp brochettes, vegetables, mashed potato and garlic butter.

  • Garlic Penne Pasta

Roasted garlic, pancetta and green peas with creamy garlic sauce.

  • Grilled Chicken Breast

Over vegetable quinoa toped with mango-mint marmalade.

Dessert

  • Brandy Glazed Fresh Mango

Over vanilla ice cream.

  • Mango and Coconut Mousse

The price is $500 pesos per person, for reservations call (322)223 0788 or visit the website.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles