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.
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Galeria Contempo Announces Cathy Chalvignac Opening Reception Mar 2, 2016
Galeria Contempo warmly invites you to meet Cathy Chalvignac on Friday, March 4, at an opening reception of her most recent works, to take place from 6 to 10 pm.
Health and Wellness Puerto Vallarta Event Approaches Mar 2, 2016
Organizers just announced the first edition of Health and Wellness Puerto Vallarta, an event that seeks to acquaint attendees with new self care options and alternatives, on Sunday, March 13 at Lázaro Cárdenas Park.
The American School Celebrates New Arts Center Mar 2, 2016
The American School will inaugurate their new Javadpour Arts Center with a live ballet and orchestra performance of Giselle, to take place on Sunday, March 13 at 7 pm.
Cat Shelter Will Celebrate Mystical Fundraising Evening Feb 29, 2016
The Purr Project, a no-kill feline sanctuary north of Puerto Vallarta, announced its “Mystical Evening” annual cocktail party at the iconic Daiquiri Dick’s restaurant.
Becas Vallarta Announces Oaxaca-Themed Fundraiser Feb 24, 2016
Becas Vallarta has announced their upcoming annual Becas Ball, to take place on Friday, March 4 at Club Regina in Marina Vallarta. This year's theme is Guelaguetza!
2016 International WesMex Regatta Begins Feb 24, 2016
The eleventh WesMex International Regatta is ready to set sail from February 25-28, 2016, at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit. There will be a total of 250 sailboats competing in the Optimist, Laser (Standard and Radial), C420, Techno 293 and RS:X categories.
San Pancho Music Festival Around the Corner Feb 24, 2016
As in years past, the last weekend in February is dedicated to the San Pancho Music Festival. This year marks its sixteenth anniversary, with sunset concerts on two stages at San Pancho’s main plaza (Plaza del Sol) on February 26, 27 and 28.
Third Annual Paws for the Cause Announced Feb 22, 2016
Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals will be hosting the third annual Paws for the Cause on Wednesday, March 2, from 6 to 10 pm, at the recently opened Food Truck Park. The event promises an evening of food, fun, music and prizes all for the benefit of local shelter animals.
First Vallarta Reggae Festival, Announced Feb 15, 2016
Puerto Vallarta will celebrate a Reggae Festival on Friday, March 25, featuring Ky Mani Marely, of the Marley “dynasty.” The event will take place at the Flamingos esplanade (behind Mega Comercial Mexicana), and will feature several renowned international artists.
Galeria Contempo Announces Meg Munro Opening Feb 15, 2016
Expect to be dazzled by the bold, heartfelt authenticity of master watercolorist Meg Munro’s latest works, to be revealed at her upcoming Galeria Contempo show February 19, from 6 pm to 10 pm.
Second Mexi Log Fest Hits The Surf In Sayulita Feb 15, 2016
Thanks to the success of the previous year’s event, the Sayulita surf will once again welcome the Second Mexi Log Fest (MXLF) from February 19-21, 2016, reinforcing its status as the Surf Capital of the Riviera Nayarit.
First Vallarta-Nayarit Hot Air Balloon Fair, Announced Feb 15, 2016
Set to take place March 18 through 20th in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, the first-ever Vallarta-Nayarit Hot Air Balloon Festival will offer both tourists and locals a fun new option in outdoor entertainment.
Vallarta Lifestyles’ 2016 Art Issue, Online Feb 10, 2016
The latest edition of Vallarta Lifestyles
, Winter/Spring 2016, is now available online. Also known as the annual ‘Art Issue,’ the issue features articles related to Puerto Vallarta’s renowned visual arts scene, along with coverage of our destination’s increasingly popular performing arts scene.
Puerto Vallarta Celebrates Another Successful Carnaval Feb 10, 2016
The Annual CarnavalPV Parade was a true celebration of life, energy and joy, providing an outlet of entertainment for residents and putting on an unforgettable show for visiting tourists.