First Ballenarte Conservation Festival

by / Thursday, 02 January 2014 / Published in Blog

Ballenarte, which translates loosely to WhaleArt, will be held from January 8th to 11th and is the first national festival to promote whale conservation in Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas.

This festival aims to create awareness of how important whales are in our ecosystem. Every year, these magnificent species pay us a visit. And, apparently, the whale population is increasing!

This festival informs residents and tourists about these creatures and raises funds to continue the Ecology and Conservation of Whales projects. These events are planned:

Wednesday January 8, 2014

  • 5:00pm Carnival of Boats authorized for whale-watching (Jalisco and Nayarit) and inauguration at Los Muertos pier. Event Sponsored by Ecotours de Mexico and Zaragoza Marine.
  • 6:30pm Tour Operators Awards – Recognition of whale-watching tour operators for their performance and navigational practices in the conservation and protection of  humpback whales.
  • Unveiling of the Human Blue Whale canvas (32x12mts) by internationally renowned photographer Patricio Robles Gil in the Juarez parking lot.
  • Fund-Raising Dinners at both NU Restaurant and Café Des Artistes.

 Thursday January 9, 2014 

  • 20% Discount on whale-watching tours in the morning.
  • 6:30pm Conference for Humpback Whales and Banderas Bay Projects Taught by Astrid Frisch Jordan at Hotel Secrets Resorts & Spas. Event, sponsored by Timon Tours.
  • 7:30pm Fine-Art Whale Photography Exhibition 
  • 6:30pm Screening of the documentary Ocean Oasis on the Sea of ​​Cortes in the Octopus Garden, Huanacaxtle, Nayarit.
  • Fund-Raising Dinners at both NU Restaurant and Café Des Artistes.

Friday January 10, 2014 

  • 20% Discount on tours of whale watching tours in the morning.
  • 6:30pm Screening of the documentary Ocean Oasis on the Sea of ​​Cortes at the Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill.
  • 6:30pm Humpback Whale Conference in Los Arroyos Verdes, Bucerias, Nayarit. Taught by Roberto Moncada Biol, ITBB, Marine Mammal Research Group.
  • Fund-Raising Dinners at both NU Restaurant and Café Des Artistes.

Saturday January 11, 2014 

  • 8:00am – Bike Rally in Marina Vallarta, starting at the whale sculpture, sponsored by Golozo’s Bike.
  • 11:00am After the race, the kids will form a humpback whale with their bodies for a photograph will be taken from the Lighthouse Marina Vallarta.
  • 7:00pm to 11:00pm – Dinner to Benefit Fiesta Mexicana in Lazaro Cardenas Park, sponsored by Association Vallarta Centro.
  • 9:00pm – Raffle
  • 11:00pm – Festival Finale

Hotel Posada de Roger invites you to this festival to help promote the wellbeing of our humpback whales.

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