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.
Teatro Vallarta Announces Remaining Opera Season Apr 22, 2014
Two more screenings from The Met, Live in HD remain in the current season. On Saturday, April 26, The Met will present Mozart’s Così fan tutte
and on Saturday, May 10, the featured opera will be Rossini’s La Cenerentola
. Both performances will commence at noon and will feature English subtitles.
Five Great Reasons to Visit Puerto Vallarta in May Apr 16, 2014
It's not too hot, and not so humid. Not as busy as Winter, but with enough activities for you to enjoy. As the month of May approaches, we present you with five great reasons to consider visiting Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas during this time of year.
Gaby’s Restaurant Expands to Outdoor Terrace Apr 16, 2014
Gaby’s, a popular Mexican restaurant in Puerto Vallarta’s El Centro neighborhood, has just expanded, now offering an outdoor terrace with a beautiful view of El Malecón, two blocks away.
Firefighter Calendar Funds Support CPR Training Apr 16, 2014
The 2014 Heroes calendar generated over $200,000 pesos—about $20,000 USD—to support local community programs. Learn how some of these funds have been used to increase safety for all in Puerto Vallarta.
Mardi Gras 2014 Video Released Apr 9, 2014
Puerto Vallarta's widely beloved 2014 Mardi Gras celebration and impressive lineup of entries have been captured on video by Christian Arias and Elidé Hernández. The Media-Pro production is available to view on the event website atwww.mardigraspv.com.
The Bugambilia Festival Returns Apr 9, 2014
Aiming to develop Puerto Vallarta into a floral and cultural festival destination, the Bugambilia Festival returns for its sophomore edition May 9 - 11. Not only are local bougainvilleas in full blossom at this time, the festival also ties in with Mother’s Day weekend.
Viva Natura Field Guide Becomes iPhone App Apr 9, 2014
Nature photographer and researcher Petr Myska, known for his bilingual Field Guide to the Amphibians, Reptiles Birds and Mammals of Western Mexico
, recently announced an iPhone-compatible version. The very comprehensive work grew from 250 to 300 pages in its second edition less than a year ago
Juan Ezcurdia and Magdiel Perez, in Exhibition at Galeria Pacifico Apr 2, 2014
Galería Pacífico is currently featuring a two man exhibition with works by San Miguel de Allende-based Juan Ezcurdia and Magdiel Pérez. Both artists have known each other for many years, even having studios some 75 feet apart, the basis of the suitably named exhibition: Two Friends
Youth Orchestra Chamber Ensemble Announces Performances Apr 2, 2014
The Puerto Vallarta Youth Orchestra’s Intermediate Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Samuel Rúa, has announced their Spring performance, to take place this Monday, April 7 at the María Reina de la Paz Church in Marina Vallarta. Admission is free and the concert starts at 7:30 pm.
Fundraiser Event for Corazón de Niñas, Announced Apr 1, 2014
Corazón de Niñas, a local orphanage, has just announced a fundraising event to take place at Casa Karma in Conchas Chinas, on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 pm. Georgia and Gholi Darehshori, owners of the venue, have graciously made their home available, allowing for 100% of proceeds to go to the organization.
Becas Vallarta Announces Upcoming Fundraising Breakfast Mar 26, 2014
Becas Vallarta has just announced their final breakfast of the Winter/Spring season, to take place at Coco’s Kitchen on April 9, 9:30 am. A variety of raffle prizes will be offered—a frequent high point of these fundrasising events—including meals and gifts at local restaurants and shops, respectively.
Punta Mita Welcomes Back the Gourmet & Golf Classic Mar 26, 2014
Experience the best of local and international food & wine with world class golf in this unique and exclusive destination that is Punta Mita, in Riviera Nayarit, April 3-6.
Trip Advisor’s Top 10 Mexican Beaches Survey is Out Mar 26, 2014
The 2014 Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Poll results for Top 10 Beaches in Mexico are out—and we’re in! Read about these and other results that favored our destination, through millions of reviews submitted to the popular travel website.
Emiliano Zapata Live Entertainment Continues Mar 19, 2014
With the Winter-Spring season coming to an end, live entertainment venues in Colonia Emiliano Zapata continue delivering a good deal with a broad variety of options for English- and Spanish-speaking audiences.
Vallarta Chamber Orchestra Concert Announced Mar 19, 2014
The 9th annual Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra spring concert has been announced, to take place on Sunday, March 23, 3 pm at Teatro Vallarta, and Monday, March 24, 8 pm, at the Paradise Village Community Center in Nuevo Vallarta.