At 4 o’clock of March 16th. 2016, workers completed installation on the first of three new planters in Pulpito Plaza – the intersection of Pulpito and Olas Altas, at the foot of the Pinnacle funicular.

The planter now sports two beautiful mature palms, illuminated by three industrial-strength up-lights, and attractive groundcover.  We’ll also be adding colorful flowers.

With the approval of City Hall and the support of neighbors, we hope to be completing the other two planters soon.

Sprucing up Pulpito Plaza creates an attractive ‘gateway’ to Amapas’ Beach and Business area – both day and night – and, if a popular success, could serve as a model for other improvements along our streets and sidewalks.

The planters, along with attractive new wall-mounted street lights and decorative trash containers, are the result of ANA’s ongoing partnership with City Hall, and funded by proceeds from the Pulpito Drag Derby, a popular event that has kicked off Vallarta Pride for two years running, and will take place again this year on Thursday, May 26 – so mark your calendars!

Generous donors have contributed over $60,000 pesos for the palms, plants and landscape lighting, and we’ll be adding tile plaques to commemorate their gifts.