Puerto Vallarta News Brief on 11 April 2023

Discover the latest news from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. From tourist arrivals to road maintenance and police abuse complaints, stay up-to-date on all the happenings in this vibrant city. Learn about the new pier in Boca de Tomatlan, the legacy of Emiliano Zapata, and more.

Puerto Vallarta News Brief on 11 April 2023
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In the aftermath of Easter Week, Puerto Vallarta has had a mixed bag of news. The beaches are now cleaner than ever, but the roads are in dire need of maintenance. There were almost 221,000 air passengers in Puerto Vallarta, and over 21,000 tourists arrived by bus, all ready to soak up the sun and experience the local culture.

However, visitors may be disappointed to hear about the potholes on Prisciliano Sanchez Avenue, with the large tunnel being particularly treacherous due to the lack of lights. In response to this, Seapal will be closing central lanes in the area, causing further traffic congestion.

Meanwhile, the lack of parking spaces in Boca de Tomatlan has been causing headaches for both locals and tourists alike. While a new pier is under construction in the area, it is still only 60% complete, meaning that many are struggling to find a place to park their vehicles.

In more serious news, there have been complaints of police abuse in the area, with the commissioner acknowledging the increase in such incidents. Additionally, the sewer in Pitillal has been spilling sewage directly into the river, posing a significant health risk to those who come into contact with the water.

On a positive note, Seapal Vallarta assures visitors that there has been no lack of water during the holidays, and the councilwoman has defended the raising of the LGBTQ+ flag in Vallarta. Meanwhile, municipal and ejido authorities are remembering Emiliano Zapata's legacy, and the Regional Hospital performed two legal abortions in 2022.

Lastly, a minor was run over by a motorcyclist in the Joyas del Pedregal neighborhood, but fortunately, they were attended to by Civil Protection and Firefighters paramedics. And while gas prices may be higher in Vallarta than in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, at least Los Muertos Beach looks cleaner than ever after Easter Week.