Puerto Vallarta's Fisherman Faces the Jaws of Fate

Crocodile chaos in Puerto Vallarta as a fisherman loses an arm. But fear not, it's not all jaws and claws. The city invites you to capture its essence in the 2023 Photo Fiesta, dive into the Bay's waves, and savor the sips at the Brewmasters Beer Festival.

Puerto Vallarta's Fisherman Faces the Jaws of Fate
Sip, savor, repeat! Brewmasters Beer Festival transforms Hidalgo Park into a hoppy haven. Cheers to Puerto Vallarta's crafty delights!

Puerto Vallarta has had a week wilder than a tequila-fueled dance-off at Hidalgo Park. From crocodile calamities to cultural contests and aquatic adventures, this coastal gem is proving once again that life here is anything but ordinary.

Beware of the Crocodile Jaws

Just when you thought you could fish in peace, the crocs of Puerto Vallarta had other plans. In a shocking twist of events, a local fisherman found himself in a real-life episode of Crocodile Dundee when a 300-kilo, 4-meter monster decided it was arm-wrestling time. Spoiler alert: the crocodile won, leaving the poor fisherman a little shorter on one side. But fear not, dear readers, the rescue squad swooped in, captured the reptilian menace, and relocated it faster than you can say “¡Ay caramba!”

However, the crocodile drama didn't end there. Another scaly suspect turned up on Boca de Tomates beach, looking more like a crime scene than a sunbathing spot. Mutilated and with a one-day cadaveric evolution (that's a fancy way of saying it was looking pretty ripe), authorities are now playing detective to figure out if it's the same croc that fancied fisherman's fingers. Someone queue the “Law & Order” theme music because Puerto Vallarta's wildlife has just entered the reptilian underworld.

Puerto Vallarta's 2023 Photo Spotlight

Now, let's shift gears from reptiles to revelry, as Puerto Vallarta unveils its 2023 Tourist Promotional Contest. Forget selfies; we're talking about a visual fiesta capturing the essence of Puerto Vallarta on Day of the Dead. From Catrinas to ofrendas, traditions to customs, snap away and show the world why Puerto Vallarta is the place to be. Bonus points for catching a crocodile sunbathing in the background – just kidding, safety first.

With a registration fee that's practically loose change (100 pesos, folks), you can submit up to 5 photos and possibly become the Picasso of Puerto Vallarta. It's a chance to showcase your creativity and maybe, just maybe, score a spot in the next viral travel blog. For rules and regulations, browse through the Puerto Vallarta Municipal Tourism webpage or channel your inner detective and Google it.

Making Waves in the Bay

If you're tired of just dipping your toes in the water, how about diving headfirst into the Bay of Banderas? This November 18th, Puerto Vallarta introduces the “Cruce Vallarta 2023” open water swimming competition. Two routes, two challenges, and a lot of splashing fun. Whether you're a seasoned swimmer or just want to flaunt your waterproof mascara, there's a category for everyone from 15 to 70 years old.

Did we mention the swanky medals awaiting all participants and the glory that comes with being a top-three finisher in your category? It's not just a swim; it's a sport-tourist extravaganza aiming to make waves in the region. So, grab your goggles, flaunt that swim cap, and dive into the deep blue for a day of aquatic awesomeness.

Brewmasters Puerto Vallarta 2023

For those whose idea of swimming involves diving into a sea of craft beers, the sixth edition of the Brewmasters Puerto Vallarta 2023 Beer Festival is calling your name. Imagine 13 local breweries rubbing elbows with special guests from Guadalajara, San Luis Potosí, Quintana Roo, and Baja California – it's a beer-lover's fantasy come true.

Hidalgo Park will transform into a hoppy haven on November 18 and 19, from noon to 11:00 pm, offering over 50 styles and flavors of brews. But that's not all – eight bars of agave distillates, mouth-watering cuisine from seafood to grilled meats, and a soundtrack that'll keep you grooving all weekend. Did we mention admission is as free as the froth on your favorite IPA? That's right, amigos, just pay for your eats and drinks, and let the good times flow.

So, whether you're dodging crocodiles, striking a pose for Puerto Vallarta's photo spotlight, conquering the Bay in the swimming showdown, or sipping brews at the beer bonanza, Puerto Vallarta is the place to be. It's a city that knows how to turn every adventure into a tale worth telling, and this week is no exception. Viva Puerto Vallarta!