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.
Vallarta Lifestyles’ Fall/Winter 2015 Edition, Now Online Nov 25, 2015
The latest edition of Vallarta Lifestyles
, Puerto Vallarta’s flagship publication is now available online. Also known as the annual “Food and Dining Issue,” the current edition features several food-related articles.
Riviera Nayarit Hotels Highlighted in International Press Nov 25, 2015Riviera Nayarit features a wonderful variety of hotels, some of which have appeared in recent publications highlighting some of the best in accommodations around the world. Here are a few:
Brian De Lorenzo Presents ‘Come Fly With Me: Sinatra at 100’ Nov 25, 2015
As a seasoned cabaret entertainer with a rich voice and a strong connection to his audiences, Brian De Lorenzo takes you back in time to commemorate the 100th Birthday of Frank Sinatra and his music on December 4 & 6, at 7 pm.
Daiquiri Dick’s Announces 10th Annual Pet Picnic Nov 18, 2015
Best friends can share a wonderful early afternoon at the 10th Annual Pet Picnic, to take place at the patio at Daiquiri Dick's restaurant in Puerto Vallarta on Saturday, December 5 starting at 11am. There's a costume contest, raffle, live auction and other surprises.
Nuevo Vallarta Stage & Forum Celebrates Anniversary Nov 18, 2015
The fairly new Nuevo Vallarta Stage & Forum will celebrate their first anniversary during the month of December with a selection of live performances that run the gamut from variety shows to concerts and musicals, and even comedy in Spanish.
Galeria Contempo Announces Gabriela Epstein Reception Nov 18, 2015Galeria Contempo announces their first artist opening of the season, featuring paintings by Gabriela Epstein, this Friday, November 20, 6 - 10 pm.
Malecon Sculpture Tours Return Nov 18, 2015
This past Tuesday, November 17, marked the official beginning of the tenth season of the Free Malecon Sculpture Tour that is sponsored by Galeria Pacifico and led by its owner, Gary Thompson. They will continue every Tuesday morning at 9:30 through the middle of April.
Teatro Vallarta Has Another Go at Classical Broadcasts Nov 18, 2015
After abruptly discontinuing the Saturday live opera transmissions from New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Vallarta has announced they will now present productions made available by London’s Royal Opera House.
Fifty Juried Artists in “River of Art 2015” Nov 12, 2015
Puerto Vallarta’s largest gathering of artists will take place at River of Art 2015, a free art event, on Sunday, December 6, 12 - 6 pm. The event showcases local and international artists, benefiting Colina Free Spay and Neuter Clinic.
Los Bambinos Prepare for Upcoming Season Nov 11, 2015
Vallarta favorites Los Bambinos
return to the Puerto Vallarta stages on Tuesday, November 24, performing Kings of Rock N’ Roll
on a weekly basis at Roxy in Colonia Emiliano Zapata.
Toys for Tots Announces 17th Annual Fundraiser in Vallarta Nov 9, 2015
Toys for Tots announces their 17th annual fundraising efforts for local children, including a golf scramble tournament and a gala dinner/dance, all taking place during the weekend of December 12-13.
The Palm Cabaret and Bar Announces 16th Anniversary Season Nov 5, 2015
The Palm Cabaret and Bar will kickstart their 16th anniversary season on Thursday, November 19 with a special opening night event that will showcase the talents of Bohemia Viva, along with special appearances from Leslie Jordan, Kim Kuzma and “A Tuna Christmas.”
The Old Town Farmers Market Returns Nov 5, 2015
The Old Town Farmers Market returns for its seventh season to Puerto Vallarta’s cosmopolitan Emiliano Zapata neighborhood this Saturday, November 7, continuing through the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons.
Tango Performances and Workshops in Vallarta Announced Nov 5, 2015
World-class tango performances and workshops will be offered in Puerto Vallarta November 11 - 22 by Miriam Gutiérrez and Froyamel Corro, who represented Mexico as semi-finalists during the 2015 World Tango Festival that took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Taste @ Casa Cupula and Act II Partner for Better Entertainment Nov 5, 2015
Act II Entertainment and Taste @ Casa Cupula have joined forces to offer theatergoers a carefully chosen selection of the restaurant’s culinary offerings, right at the performance venue.