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.
Maritza Vazquez BLU to exhibit at Galería Contempo Jan 21, 2015
Galería Contempo is pleased to announce their upcoming reception, featuring artist Maritza Vazquez BLU, to take place this coming Friday, January 23, from 6 to 10 pm. The artist will be present.
PuRR Project Announces Fashion Show Fundraiser Jan 21, 2015
For the second year in a row, the PuRR Project has announced the upcoming Fashion Show and Brunch, to take place on Tuesday, January 27 at Daiquiri Dick’s, starting at 10:30 am. The fundraising event will feature tropical clothing and accessories that will be modeled throughout the restaurant.
SPCAPV Announces High Tea Fundraiser Jan 21, 2015
The SPCA de Puerto Vallarta has just announced their Second Annual High Tea at High Noon fundraising event, to take place Saturday, February 14. The High Tea benefits the SPCA de Puerto Vallarta sanctuary, located in the outskirts of Puerto Vallarta.
Festival Sayulita Returns Jan 14, 2015
Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit’s hippie chic enclave, offers visitors art, sports, sun and sand under the banner Film, Music, Spirits & Surf during the Festival Sayulita, January - 18. Offerings include a surf tournament, movies, concerts and much more. Now in its second year, it’s upped its activities roster with something for everyone.
The Palm Gets “Well-Strung” Jan 14, 2015
Popular U.S. boy band Well-Strung will make their second appearance at The Palm Cabaret and Bar, combining classical and pop music through strings and vocals. January 19 - February 6, putting their unique spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, Lady Gaga, and more.
Miguel Almaguer to Perform in Puerto Vallarta Jan 14, 2015
Miguel Almaguer will be in Puerto Vallarta to perform a piano recital on Friday, January 23, at Cecatur Auditorium The former conductor for the Puerto Vallarta Youth Orchestra will offer a repertoire of minimalist masterpieces by renowned composers Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt and John Cage.
Toys for Tots Delivers on their Annual Commitment Jan 14, 2015
Once again, Toys For Tots delivered on their promise with over 7,500 toys presented to children in several communities throughout Banderas Bay. This now traditional event has been bringing smiles to local kids for sixteen years.
Amy and Freddy Return to The Palm Jan 7, 2015
The Palm Cabaret and Bar welcomes back the very popular music and comedy cabaret artists Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen. Known around the world as ‘Amy and Freddy’, they begin their fourth season at The Palm on Thursday, January 8th at 7:00 pm and continue through January 29.
Musical Comedy Murders Opens to Rave Reviews Jan 7, 2015The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
, a comedy by John Bishop opened to rave reviews at Act II Entertainment’s main stage, and continues performances through most of January. First performed Off Broadway in 1987, the play is said to have been based on several 1940s mystery movies.
Marco Alvarez Reception at Galería Contempo Jan 7, 2015
Renowned visual artist Marco Álvarez will be featured during an opening reception to take place this coming Friday, January 9, from 6 to 10 pm, at Galería Contempo in Colonia Emiliano Zapata. He is known for being completely surrounded, attracted and stimulated by pictorial abstraction using texture and color.
Los Mangos Library Announces Art Auction Dec 24, 2014
As in years past, Los Mangos Library has just announced their annual Art Auction, to take place on January 29. The event’s goal is to raise funds for the landmark center to continue offering a broad variety of cultural programs and events for the community at large.
Abelardo Favela Reception at Galería Contempo Dec 23, 2014
Galería Contempo has just announced a reception featuring renowned artist Abelardo Favela on Friday, December 26, 6 - 10 pm, in which the artist will be present. Whoever enters the world of Abelardo Favela will learn to see reality as a celebration and to take this celebration seriously.
Brewster Brockmann Opens at Galería Pacífico Dec 23, 2014
Brewster Brockmann, will present his newest work at his thirteenth solo exhibition with Galería Pacífico during inaugurations on December 30 and January 7. These will both take place during the weekly 6:00 to 10:00 PM Art Walks in Puerto Vallarta's El Centro neighborhood.
Colectika Showcases Unusual Nativity Scenes Dec 17, 2014
From December 13 to January 3, Galeria Colectica is presenting a special collection of Mexican folk art nativity scenes. The collection, curated by owner Kevin Simpson, includes Huichol hand beaded scenes, white clay from Santa Maria Oaxaca, black clay from San Bartolo, Oaxaca and more.
Bucerias to Feature First-Ever Diver Fair Dec 17, 2014
The very first Feria del Buzo or Diver Fair, has been announced to take place in Buceria’s town square and malecón on Sunday, December 21, 3 - 11 pm. The fundraising event will use proceeds to pay for the recently-installed Buzo de Bucerias bronze sculpture at the same location.