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Enjoy the courageousness, intrepidity and skills of the National Charro Championship expert riders in Puerto Vallarta, from March 1st to 4th, with the participation of teams from various states from all over Mexico.

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You can’t miss the 8th International Charro Championship that will be held at the Arena Vallarta from January 30th till February 3rd, 2019.

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The Day of the Charro, celebrated on September 14 in Mexico, often times is overshadowed by the fiestas, speeches and fireworks celebrating Independence Day on September 16.

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For golf lovers the Riviera Nayarit is an ideal place where luxury and nature are combined, with its exclusive golf courses that were designed by renowned architects and golf personalities.

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The complex includes a huge covered stadium, basketball and volleyball courts, outdoor gym, children’s playground, and a community cultural center.

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Super Bowl LIII has been finished only for a matter of hours, but already, sportsbooks are looking to next year’s games.

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France’s first goal arrived off a Croatian’s head, and its second only after the intervention of the Argentine referee.

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An ecstatic roar thundered across the stands in the tense closing moments of the Mexico-Sweden game here Wednesday.

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Fans of The Simpsons will never forget its classic parody of soccer.

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How A Family Came to Vallarta and Acheived. 

Meet the Ada Sailing Crew   

We are delighted to welcome you to Ada Sailing. Our sailing tour company has been a success thanks to our Ada Sailing Crew. It’s made up of an amazing captain, first mate and two remarkable crew members. Together, we share our dream of taking to the world’s most beautiful bay season after season.

Swimmers in Vallartas open water

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The 1st Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit Open Water series was created to generate sports tourism.

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Sails are ready  for the Vallarta Cup Race Series, a sequence of races that takes place over the four Saturdays in January.

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The winds of change are blowing in Banderas Bay. The next 14 days winds from the West and South West will warm the offshore waters that have long supported populations of pelagic fish such as tuna, billfish, mahi mahi and amberjack.

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You know it never fails, we start seeing some great fishing which only promises to improve then “WHAM” something happens and machine stops. By that I mean we’ve seen strong currents and heavy rain.

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pescainffront2018Over 500 children accompanied by their family members participated in the 4th Riviera Nayarit Children’s Fishing Tournament that took place on Sunday, April 29th at the Marina Riviera Nayarit.

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I’m originally from Michigan’s upper peninsula, but my family moved to the lower when I started school. My passion was art.

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We invite you to witness the Mexican record for Female Skydiving in Puerto Vallarta, in which Mexican women coming from the US, Puerto Rico and several Mexican states will participate.

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Canelo Alvarez won the middleweight title by the narrowest of margins on Saturday night, taking a majority decision over Gennady Golovkin to hand the longtime champion his first loss as a pro.

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Bahia de Banderas guarantees the observation of these impressive marine cetaceans in abundant numbers this time of the year.

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Puerto Vallarta is OPEN, and along with all the other fun things that we can do here such as water activities, parasailing, horseback riding, zip lining, or a trip to the zoo, now you can also ice skate on real ice right on the beach. 

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During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, many places here in Puerto Vallarta have closed or reduced their hours. This has disappointed many people because they couldn’t go to the beach, river, or their favorite restaurant. And I was sad, too, having to stay home and miss out on all the great places to go in the Vallarta area. But some of these places have opened back up, and I was so happy to see that the Zoologico de Vallarta located near the town of Mismaloya has reopened.

I hadn’t gone in a long time, and I have been wanting to go see what’s new at the zoo. It is about a 45 minute beautifully scenic drive along the coast to get there, passing some long sandy beaches and some places where the ocean meets the cliffs. When you get to the Barcelo Resort, which is on the right, go up a road directly on the left and follow it up through the town of Mismaloya and beyond, and you will find the zoo in just a few short minutes to the left. Parking is free and plentiful, and if you get there early you might find a shady spot. 

The entrance is a snack and gift shop, where you can refresh and munch from your drive as you choose your zoo package. They are accepting one group at a time, and you will have to go through their sanitation process as they are being extra careful considering the health of their animals. Basic admission is under 300 pesos, or you can purchase a package that includes a session with baby animals for an extra fee. You might get to pet a baby lion, tiger, or jaguar, a monkey or a lemur. Make sure to purchase at least one bag of vegetables and pellets to feed the animals as you wander through the zoo, they are only 50 pesos and well worth it.

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As you step outside there is a huge spouting fountain, but don’t put your hand in it, it’s full of snapping turtles. 

The path leads uphill and while doable, to be fair, it is a little steep for wheelchairs. Just know it ahead of time and bring a muscular pusher. You will pass a baboon and some  crocodiles before you come to the bottom of the big cat enclosures. They are quite large enclosures but usually you will be able to see African lions and black and patterned jaguars. Next is a big pond with ducks, fishes, turtles, and flamingos, surrounding an island of spider monkeys. On the other side of the path are some curious emus, large tortoises, and huge antelopes. Up ahead are whitetail deer, a hungry hippo, a group of zebras, a bunch of bunnies, tropical birds and black swans.  

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Then you come to the Canadian wolf enclosure and a North American mountain lion. Pass by some peacocks and ponies to see the giraffe. If you offer him a carrot he will extend his long black tongue and delicately grasp the carrot from your hand. Next you will come to some smaller baboons and a few varied birds. Just up the hill are parrots and a camel. There will also be a giant elephant with her baby! But don’t be fooled, because they are only statues professionally painted. Afterwards you’ll walk down a small hill and enter an airconditioned large room. Here you are able to buy more animal food, drinks, and snacks. They even have ice cream, perfect for a hot day. Sometimes they serve homemade food. From here you can look down into the big cat enclosures that you saw earlier as you came up. 

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When you’re done snacking you’ll come to some tropical birds, large cats, more monkeys, some rams, and a couple of black bears. There is a male and female bear, and they are both gorgeous, but the female can be aggressive. The male, on the other hand, is very friendly. After passing the bears there is a long row of enclosures with a glass panel so you can look in. Some of the animals inside these habitats include birds of prey such as hawks, eagles, and owls, curious raccoons, large snakes, and a bug-eyed kinkajou. Then you will take a twisted path down to where you started. But before you go down, you will see many beautiful deer prancing, sleeping, or eating below you. Then further down you’ll see a herd of llamas, who will stretch their long necks out of their enclosure and greet you or sniff your bag of food. After the llamas you'll see some boars with enormous tusks and chunky pigs. This is a good place to throw in the rest of your animal food, if you have any left. If you bought the package where you can pet baby animals, you’ll be able to pet adorable baby cats and/or monkeys and lemurs and take pictures in front of a zoo logo painted on the wall. 

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Overall visiting the Zoologico de Vallarta is a charming experience that I would recommend to anyone with the time to visit or who is simply searching for a fun day activity to spend with friends and family.

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Sayulita, Nayarit Mexico- A place where there is no care in the world. People walking by each other are smiling and greeting one another. The atmosphere is always on Vacay Mode.

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Besides being the home of Mexico’s most famous drink, the town of Tequila was added to the list of the country’s Pueblos Mágicos, or magical towns, in 2003.

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Playa Escondida, also known as Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach) and an icon of the Riviera Nayarit, has been included on Flight Network’s list of The World’s 50 Best Beaches©.

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