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.
The Restaurant Week 2015 Menu Guide is Here! Apr 15, 2015
The highly-anticipated Digital Menu Guide for Vallarta Lifestyles’ Restaurant Week 2015 is now available online. This year’s event will feature 35 Banderas Bay restaurants, offering unique three-course menus with three choices per menu, at reduced prices.
Golf Tournament, Auction and Casino Night Fundraiser Announced Apr 15, 2015
The American School of Puerto Vallarta has just announced “Day to Night,” a golf tournament, auction and casino night fundraising event to benefit the school and the community service project Leer y Crecer
(Read and Grow), which supports local public schools in developing libraries.
Vallarta Botanical Garden Announces Beer Fest Apr 15, 2015
The Vallarta Botanical Garden will celebrate its first-ever Vallarta BEER Garden event this coming Saturday, April 18, from 1 - 6 pm. Los Muertos Brewing is sponsoring this “funraiser” in support of the Vallarta Botanical Garden’s educational programs for local youths.
First-Ever Children’s Fishing Tournament Announced Apr 15, 2015
The date is set for the first-ever children’s fishing tournament, to take place on Sunday, April 26 at the Nuevo Vallarta Marina, where kids can begin registering for the First Annual Riviera Nayarit Children’s Fishing Tournament as early as 8 am.
New Performance Venue Announced in Puerto Vallarta Apr 8, 2015
This space, formerly occupied by a language school, is presently being transformed to become the latest performance venue to open in Puerto Vallarta, a 100-seat theater space.
Abandoned Kittens in Need of a Permanent Home Apr 8, 2015
Regretfully, when it comes to adopting a homeless pet in Puerto Vallarta, there is no shortage of options. These three kittens were negligently abandoned at Los Mangos Public Library and need a permanent home.
Dîner en Blanc returns to Guadalajara Apr 8, 2015
The ultimate white party is not in Vallarta, but it takes place close enough to draw our attention. Originating in Paris 25 years ago, Dîner en Blanc returns to Guadalajara on Thursday, May 21 for the second year in a row.
Electric Beach Festival Announced Apr 1, 2015
A ten-hour-a-day electronic music festival to take place April 3-4 at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta’s Sunset Garden in Nuevo Vallarta has just been announced. The event’s guest DJs include international stars Sandra Collins and Broz Rodríguez.
Local Band Raises Testicular Cancer Awareness Apr 1, 2015
Local rock band Santo Desmind has decided to combine testicular cancer awareness with promotion of their first CD, Cielito Lindo
, through a series of free performances that will take place in Puerto Vallarta this weekend.
Nine Reasons to Enjoy Vallarta in May, 2015 Apr 1, 2015
What do you mean “the season” is over in Puerto Vallarta? Here are nine excellent reasons to consider spending time in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit during the month of May.
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.