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 Begins Restaurant Week 2014 Preparations Dec 11, 2013While Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit restaurants are eagerly organizing special Christmas and New Year’s events, the team behind the annual Vallarta Lifestyles’ Restaurant Week is already hard at work preparing for the next event, to take place May 15 - 31, 2014.
Thursday Marina Vallarta Market Returns Dec 10, 2013The seasonal market that assembles at Marina Vallarta’s spacious boardwalk is back in full swing on a weekly basis, Thursdays 6 - 10 pm, providing a great opportunity to get to know the neighborhood and shop for a few holiday treats.
International LGBT Business Expo Returns to Puerto Vallarta Dec 10, 2013
The International LGBT Business Expo, Latin America's leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travel business conference and consumer expo will return to its birth town, Puerto Vallarta, from June 12-14, 2014
with the host hotel being Casa Magna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & SPA.
Act II Stages Announces Steel Magnolias Dec 10, 2013
Act II Entertainment recently announced their upcoming production of Robert Harling’s play, Steel Magnolia, to be presented at their venue starting December 27
and continuing until January 18, under the direction of Danny Minnini.
Riviera Nayarit Announces Second Annual Christmas Golf Tournament Dec 4, 2013
Riviera Nayarit has just announced the Second Annual Christmas Golf Tournament, to take place Saturday, December 7
, 8:30 am, at the Litibú Golf Course. The event is produced by Back9 Golf Promotions.
Toys For Tots Celebrates Fifteen Years Dec 2, 2013
For fifteen consecutive year Toys for Tots have been generating smiles for needy children in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay. Their now traditional Toys for Tots Golf Tournament and Gala Dinner will take place December 7 and 8
Los Bambinos Announce Upcoming Concerts Nov 28, 2013
Puerto Vallarta’s favorite four-brother band Los Bambinos recently announced upcoming performances along with interesting projects that have been keeping their time and talents busy.
Paso Ancho Art Event Announced Nov 28, 2013
The Paso Ancho Art Association recently announced their second annual “Deztinación: El Río del Arte” annual art expo, to benefit the Colina Spray & Neuter clinic. The event will take place on Thursday, December 5, from 1-6 pm, at El Río BBQ Bar.
Vallarta Chamber Orchestra Announces Holiday Performance Nov 28, 2013The orchestra, which began as a small group of friends who gathered to play chamber music together, has just announced their next performance, Sunday, December 15, at the Paradise Community Center in Puerto Vallarta (3 PM) and at the Marival Hotel and Convention Center in Nuevo Vallarta (8 PM).
OPINION: The Things We are Thankful For Nov 26, 2013
As we look around and see folks getting ready to celebrate US Thanksgiving locally and north of the border, we can’t help but to take a moment to acknowledge you, our reader.