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Curiel at Reinas: a bartender Q&A

If you’ve spent any time at Reinas over the past few years, you’ll recognize Curiel. He was born here in Puerto Vallarta but raised in Las Lomas. The 32-year-old has provided a familiar, welcoming,...

Travel warnings have had little impact on tourism

A travel alert issued by the United States last August warning about increased crime in popular destinations including Los Cabos and Cancún had little impact on tourism from that country, an analyst has concluded. Alejandro...

Adrian Takano’s street art is upscale with a decidedly Mexican flair

Drivers and pedestrians of Avda. Insurgentes were taken aback recently when it seemed as though overnight an intricately painted mural filled the façade of Bar Frida. It is the latest creation of Adrian Takano, the...

Super Wendy is the winner of Drag Derby 2018

Hundreds of revelers turned out to the annual Drag Derby, which took place again along Púlpito between Olas Altas and Amapas. For the first time, the event benefited two organizations: the Amapas Neighborhood Association (the...

One Tessera at a Time, an Art Project Builds Community

Mosaic artist Natasha Moraga didn’t set out to radically alter the face of Lazaro Cardenas Park, back in 2009 when she traveled to Philadelphia to apprentice with famed muralist and artist Isaiah Zagar. “I trained...

SETAC engages Semana Santa revelers for HIV prevention

As in years past, SETAC, Puerto Vallarta’s LGBTQ Community Center, will implement a prevention and education strategy during Semana Santa, Mexico’s Spring Break equivalent, with the goal of reducing HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections...

Regina at El Arráyan: a server Q&A

Regina was born in Mexico City 48 years ago and started working a variety of jobs at a young age but what she has always liked the most was working in anything related with restaurants and beverages....

Vallarta Botanical Garden is the #4 favorite in USA Today poll

After weeks and weeks of daily voting, the results are finally in. A panel of experts nominated 10 botanical gardens from around the United States—and they included one from Mexico—and USA Today/10best.com invited readers to...

Ryan Donner: a real estate agent Q&A

Ryan moved to Puerto Vallarta in 2012 from Northern California. He owned an online advertising company and managed rental real estate before becoming a real estate agent. In early 2017 he became a broker-associate...

Tom Swale “was exactly what Vallarta needed at the time he was here”

Gene Mendosa arguably ran and sweat harder than any of the queens who participated in this year’s Drag Derby. The annual event is a highlight for Vallarta Pride revelers, a fundraiser and community-builder presented by...

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We take you on a tour of the newly expanded Anónimo Bar with Duviel, one of the bartenders.
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SETAC Celebrates Nine Years – Interview with Paco Arjona

We interview Paco Arjona, executive director of SETAC, about their services and nine years of service to the community.