Welcome to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are two of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations - equally popular with both national and international visitors. Puerto Vallarta has been consistently voted by Conde Nast readers as one their top ten favorite international destinations for years and Riviera Nayarit consistently obtains some of the highest occupancy rates in Mexico. VirtualVallarta.com is your guide to this wonderful region and communities nearby - some within Banderas Bay and others a little farther away along what we refer to as Costa Vallarta.
We think you are going to enjoy this site and encourage you to visit frequently. There literally is more information here about Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, and their many communities, than you'll find anywhere else.
Here are the latest important news about our destination, along with upcoming events you will not want to miss! For our news archives, please visit the News section.
This Week’s Performing Arts Options Mar 25, 2015
Many of our destination’s performing arts venues will be presenting an excellent variety of live shows. Here are a few, for your consideration.
Riviera Nayarit Announces Martial Arts Festivals Mar 25, 2015
Riviera Nayarit welcomes hundreds of martial arts enthusiasts during the Fourth Capoeira Art Festival in San Pancho, March 27-29, and for the “Titanes del Pacífico” martial arts encounter in Nuevo Vallarta, March 28.
Art and Culture During Vallarta Pride 2015 Mar 25, 2015
The Vallarta Pride 2015 Organizing Committee has announced a variety of artistic and cultural events that will enhance the third gay pride celebration in our destination.
Restaurant Week 2015 Forges Ahead with 35 Participants Mar 18, 2015
Vallarta Lifestyles’ Restaurant Week has confirmed 35 participants for its upcoming 2015 edition, the same number as last year. “We are thrilled with the response that we received this year, including six restaurants participating for the first time,” commented Paco Ojeda, one of the event coordinators.
Los Mangos Announces Dance Performance Fundraiser Mar 18, 2015
Los Mangos Public Library, one of Puerto Vallarta’s most important non-profit library and cultural center, has announced a fundraising performance to take place on March 26 at 8 pm at the Sheraton Buganvilias Hotel.
Vallarta Botanical Garden Receives Prestigious Accolade Mar 18, 2015
For the second consecutive occasion, the Vallarta Botanical Garden was named as one of the “Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For” as declared by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council. This award was presented this week during the Garden Tourism Conference in Toronto.
Local Artists Mourn the Loss of a Colleague Mar 18, 2015
To pay tribute to visiting artist Scott Weston who passed away unexpectedly in Puerto Vallarta early this week, the local performing arts community has come together to perform a special benefit concert, to take place Saturday, March 21 at 10 pm at Act II Stages.
Vallarta Lifestyles Launches Best Live Performance Poll Mar 18, 2015
What was your favorite live show in Vallarta during the past 12 months? Vallarta Lifestyles
has just launched a poll for you to vote for your favorite performers. Read this article for more information and participate!
San Pancho Announces Annual Circus Event Mar 11, 2015
The annual Circo de los Niños
event in San Pancho will take place on March 19, 20 and 21. If you are in town or plan to be, this is an event you cannot miss. Circo de los Niños
presents its benefit performance with over 70 young artists, directed by Cirque du Soleil co founder Gilles Ste-Croix.
The American School Presents “Into the Woods” Mar 11, 2015
The American School of Puerto Vallarta has just announced its 2015 spring musical production, Into the Woods
, the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine award-winning musical premiered in 1986 on Broadway.
Alaska Airlines Seeks to Confirm New Flight to Vallarta Mar 11, 2015
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is awaiting approval from the Government of the United States to begin a nonstop service from Orange County, California, to Vallarta-Nayarit’s International Airport. The planned year-round service will operate thrice-weekly.
CANAMEX Riviera Nayarit Golf Cup, Announced Mar 11, 2015
Mexico, the United States and Canada will vie for top spot in North America during the upcoming third CANAMEX International Riviera Nayarit Cup, the only one of its kind in the world. The event will take place on March 14 at the Flamingos Golf Club.
Vallarta Botanical Garden Announces Beer Event Mar 9, 2015
Puerto Vallarta's Botanical Garden will now have its own version of an event that has become wildly popular in our Sister City of Santa Barbara: the annual
Botanical BEER Garden, where craft microbrews are paird with special places within the garden. The event will take place at on Saturday, April 18, from 1-6 pm.
Vista Vallarta Announces Golf Tournament Mar 9, 2015
On Saturday, March 28th, the Vista Vallarta - Jack Nicklaus Golf Course will host its Nicklaus Anniversary Golf Tournament with lots of golf, prizes and of course, lots of fun and laughs.
Galería Pacífico Announces Ramiz Barquet Tribute Mar 4, 2015
To celebrate the life and creative output of the late artist Ramiz Barquet, Galería Pacífico will be presenting a special in memoriam exhibition of his sculpture and paintings on Saturday, March 7, from 7 - 9 pm.