Daylight savings time will have us “springing” our clocks forward this Sunday, April 3rd at 2:00 a.m. local time. While those of us living in Puerto Vallarta are generally happy to maximize our sunny Mexican days, there are a few fun facts around about daylight savings time in Mexico.
- Americans will be turned their clocks ahead for daylight-saving time on Sunday, March 13, 2016, making a lot of expats in Puerto Vallarta miss their favorite American television shows by tuning in an hour too late!
- Mexico adopted DST nationwide in 1996, even in its tropical regions, because of its increasing economic ties to the United States.
- Until April of 2010, Nuevo Vallarta and the state of Nayarit were one hour earlier than Puerto Vallarta and the state of Jalisco, causing a lot of confusion for tourists and tourism-based businesses about what time things were actually going to happen….”2pm Vallarta time or 2pm Nayarit time?”….but it could also be a handy excuse to explain one’s tardiness! In On April 4, 2010, Nayarit initiated a 2 hour time change to coincide with Jalisco, making life simpler for both states.
Enjoy the additional sunshine!
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