Editor’s Note

If you’re reading this on a Thursday or Friday there’s still time! Starting at midnight on Friday evening Banderas Bay heads into Ley Seca (Dry Law) for the upcoming Sunday elections. No alcohol can be sold for 48 hours from Friday Midnight to Sunday Midnight. Occasionally there are exceptions for all-inclusive resorts but for the most part – don’t expect to find readily available booze this weekend.

The caveat here is that alcohol can’t be sold but there is nothing from stopping you from bringing your own into most establishments. In fact Mordidas (Manantial 375, Col. Buenos Aires, Puerto Vallarta) posted that they are going to be serving set-ups or all the fixings needed to make a drink, you just need to bring your own poison.

[EDIT: The alcohol ban was lifted for Puerto Vallarta on Wednesday after we went to press. Alcohol service will continue as normal. Be respectful, stay aware of your surroundings, and have a great weekend!]

All of this is a lead up to what is the largest election in Mexican history. In addition to new state and municipal positions the presidency is up for grabs this Sunday. With so many seats available, the political landscape is likely going to look very different and though for most of us it will be business as usual, I would exercise a bit of extra caution during these coming days as emotions are running high.

On Wednesday, July 4th there are a number of Independence Day Celebrations happening around the bay. We put together a list for you in case you’re looking for some red, white, and blue festivities. We also continue to expand our live music calendar and events calendar. If you have an upcoming event remember our deadline is every Friday. The best way to be included is to add your listing to our online calendar at and we’ll take it from there.

The rains have started to come with more force and frequency. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to pick up the plastic garbage on the streets so it doesn’t run into the spillways and rivers, ultimately heading to the ocean.

With the weather we have been seeing larger than normal waves, particularly in the afternoons. Never turn your back on the ocean. Be safe.

That’s it for me this week.

Safe travels,

Madeline