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.
Dine For a Cause at Taste Restaurant Mar 7, 2014
Taste Restaurant at Casa Cupula has just announced that they will be donating a percentage of their sales to SETAC, March 10 - 17. SETAC’s mission is to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS in Puerto Vallarta, and to promote respect for the human rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Puerto Vallarta Hosts MEXORC and the San Diego-Puerto Vallarta Race Mar 5, 2014
Mexican Ocean Racing Circuit, or MEXorc, the international race that began in the 60’s, will return to Puerto Vallarta on March 23 to 29, 2014 when the participants of the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Yacht Race come to the shores of the Mexican Pacific Coast destination.
Puerto Vallarta Celebrates With Successful Mardi Gras Parade Mar 5, 2014
You didn’t have to be a statistics expert or be equipped with a turnstile to see that Puerto Vallarta's Mardi Gras parade was a huge success – for organizers, downtown business and the 15,000 spectators who reveled in the fun.
“Ten Great Songs” Music Appreciation Lecture Announced Mar 5, 2014
Local music enthusiast Paco Ojeda announced “Ten Great Songs and Their Stories,” a one-time, 90-minute lecture to be presented in English at The Palm Cabaret and Bar on Sunday, March 9, at 4:30 pm, featuring guest artists Amy Armstrong, John D. Randall, Beata Stankiewicz and Bohemia Viva.
American School of Puerto Vallarta Alumnus Attends Singapore Summit Mar 3, 2014
During the week of January 19-24 the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore presented the Global Young Scientists Summit 2014. Present at this prestigious event was Puerto Vallarta native and American School of Puerto Vallarta graduate, Jon Iker Etchegaray Langley.
Dalai Lama Honors Local Hero Feb 26, 2014The Dalai Lama was the honored guest at a luncheon event in San Francisco, on Sunday, February 23, 2014, where he acknowledged and thanked the 51 highly compassionate individuals who are the honorees of Unsung Heroes of Compassion 2014. Among them, EntreAmigos’ Nicole Swedlow.
Brewster Brockmann, Currently Showing at Galeria Pacifico Feb 25, 2014
One of the most highly regarded and collected artists in Puerto Vallarta, Brewster Brockmann will be inaugurating his twelfth solo exhibit in thirteen years at Galeria Pacifico on February 26, with a follow up cocktail on March 5.
Becas Vallarta Announces Upcoming Event Feb 25, 2014
Becas Vallarta recently announced their annual Becas Ball, to take place March 8 at 6 pm at Club Regina in Marina Vallarta. Becas Vallarta is a non-profit, Mexican foundation charged with fundraising and administering a scholarships program for students in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
Annual San Pancho Music Festival, Announced Feb 20, 2014
San Pancho has just announced their annual 3-day Music Festival will be held Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 2. The Music Festival is celebrating its 14th year, and as in years past, there will be no charge to the public thanks to the generous contributions of the performing artists.
Fifth Annual Punta Sayulita Classic Announced Feb 20, 2014
The Punta Sayulita resort community and presenting sponsor, The Riviera Nayarit Tourism Board, are pleased to announce the dates for the 5th Annual Punta Sayulita Classic to be held on March 7 – 9, 2014, in the beautiful surfside village of Sayulita, Mexico, 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.
Colectika Announces Jacobo and María Ángeles Wood Carving and Painting Demonstration Feb 19, 2014
Traditional Mexican art collectors and the public in general will have a unique opportunity to meet two of Mexico’s most successful wood carving artists, Jacobo and María Ángeles, this coming Wednesday, February 26, at Kevin Simpson’s Colectika gallery.
Canadian Artist Showcases Unusual Carved Leaf Art Feb 17, 2014
Canadian artists Dessie Jeanne Marshall and Dana Pettem will be bringing their remarkable talents together for the first time, in a one night celebration of environmental art at Cafe Coexist, in Hotel Rio. The show will be held the evening of February 28 from 8 pm to midnight.
Dress to Give Fundraiser, Announced Feb 17, 2014
Voluntario DIF has just announced their Dress to Give fundraising fashion show, to take place February 28, 8:30 pm at Strana’s Black Room, benefiting the municipal child protection agency.
Los Bambinos Continue Drawing Crowds Feb 12, 2014
Puerto Vallarta’s favorite four-brother band Los Bambinos
continues with its successful performance run at Roxy Rock House every Tuesday, 8-10 pm. Brothers Carlos, Lázzaro, Immer and Giorgio have been performing for several years in Puerto Vallarta, charming tourists and locals.
Digital Editions of Vallarta Lifestyles and Art & Home Decor Supplement Now Available Feb 12, 2014
Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group has just published the digital edition of its latest issue, Winter/Spring 2014, also known as the Annual Art Issue
, along with this year's Art & Home Decor Digital-Only Supplement. Get the links to these publications here!