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North Banderas Beat – November 21, 2015

Beach Bags

Over the summer, large, upturned plastic bottles were fixed to poles at the seven beach accesses between the arroyo, which marks the south side of Bucerias centro, to the Decameron Resort Complex, at the southern edge of the city.  The aim is to keep these “containers” filled with plastic shopping bags, like the ones used to package purchases at area supermarkets.

North Banderas Beat - March 27, 2015

Altruism Festival

Paraiso Felino, the no-kill cat shelter in the northshore inland town of San Juan, will again be  one of the 24 Vallarta-area community service organizations to benefit from the annual International Altruism Festival, set for May 17 at the Hotel Marriott, in cooperation with Kelly Trainor, the U.S. consular agent in Puerto Vallarta.

North Banderas Beat - February 27, 2015

For people & pets

Paws and Claws, the pet spay/neuter committee of Amigos de Bucerias, held their annual Pet Picnic on Valentine’s Day, while another local civic group, Siempre con la Gente,sponsored a Walk With Your Pet event.

North Banderas Beat - February 14, 2015

New golf course

Construction of a new 18-hole golf course in Nuevo Vallarta designed by Greg Norman has been going on for less than six months, but already five holes are completed. 

According to developers Vidanta Golf, the first nine holes should be ready for play in May.
The second nine holes are set to be finished by November. The course will be able to accommodate 260 players per day.

According to the local Convention and Visitors Bureau, the new course is in response to increased demand for golfing in the region.  

Vidanta Golf Operations Director Jesús Torres says Carlos Ortiz, the 23-year-old Mexican golfer in his rookie season on the U.S. PGA Tour, will become the brand ambassador and representative for Grupo Vidanta.

Meanwhile, Norman will finish his second golf course in Riviera Nayarit, in Litibu, by year’s end.  Golfers will then be able to choose from seven local courses: at El Tigre, Flamingos, Litibú, Punta Mita Pacífico, Punta Mita Bahía and El Nayar (which recently changed its name to Vidanta Golf Nicklaus Design Nuevo Vallarta).

North Banderas Beat - January 30, 2015

Market reborn

If you miss your favorite Wednesday market vendors who were previously at the Forever Spring market on Lazaro Cardenas in Bucerias, here’s some good news: “They can be found in the new market called Roots,” says organizer Alison Normanton. There were some issues which just couldn’t be resolved in order to keep the Forever Spring market operating at its old location.