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 the Bay of Banderas and others a little farther away along what we refer to as Costa Vallarta.
We think you are going to enjoy this site. There literally is more information here about Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, and their many communities, than you'll find anywhere else. And you may notice changes taking place while you are browsing, as from April until August of this year we are dedicating our full staff to completely reviewing and updating the site with fresh content. So check back regularly!
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.
Special Rhythms of the Night July 4 Celebration, Announced Jun 19, 2013
Are you looking for a different way to celebrate US Independence Day in Banderas Bay? Try Rhythms of the Night! The American Legion and the Navy League have put together an excursion just for you.
WATCH: Two Minutes with Sid Goodman Jun 19, 2013
We were so thrilled to learn that the Saturday Market Co-Op on Púlpito St., Emiliano Zapata, is now open year-around, we caught up with its founder, Sid Goodman, to learn more about this market’s offerings. Watch this brief, two-minute video and discover some of the items you can purchase!
Villa Azalea: An Unexpected, Organic Day-Pass Jun 18, 2013
As summer sets in, many Puerto Vallarta locals look for creative ways to stay cool, often enjoying a day pass at a beachfront hotel. But what about escaping to the fresh mountain air south of Puerto Vallarta? For a complete and relaxing change of pace, consider Villa Azalea.
The New Vallarta - Nayarit Promotional Alliance: What You Need to Know Jun 12, 2013
Many aspects of the new promotional effort between the states of Jalisco and Nayarit, recently announced by Federal Tourism Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu, have yet to be set in stone, we’ve been monitoring local media, in search of important highlights. We present some of them, here.
ActII Celebrates New Space Pre-Opening Jun 12, 2013
ActII Entertainment opened the doors at its new location this past Saturday to entice potential investors, and to inform the local performing arts communities of their ambitious plans for the following winter season. We share some pictures, in case you missed the party!
Virtual Tour: The Peter Gray Art Museum Jun 7, 2013
Intrigued by this underrated gem? The Peter Gray Art Museum houses one of Puerto Vallarta's finest painting and sculpture collections in the city. It is located within the Guadalajara University's local campus in Ixtapa. To pique your curiosity about the museum, we've prepared a 360º virtual tour, featuring five images of the museum's halls.
Readers Respond to Summer in Vallarta Campaign Jun 4, 2013
Readers are responding favorably to our Summer in Vallarta campaign, an effort to celebrate the fact that life goes on quite successfully here, at least for some of us, during this time of year. Read what they have to say, and feel free to share your own success story!
The River Café Announces Garlic Mango Festival Jun 3, 2013
As the summer heats up, what could be cooler than the tantalizing combination of succulent mangos and savory garlic? Join The River Café as they bring back their legendary For the Love of Garlic and Mango
festival for the month of June.
Behold the Battle of the Budget Brunch! Jun 3, 2013
In order to capture the hearts of as many restaurant goers in town as possible, two popular venues duke it out by offering truly affordable Sunday brunches during the Summer months. How do they compare with one another? Discover the players and read the review!
WATCH: Three Minutes with Natasha Moraga Jun 3, 2013
After the successful completion of her maiden public art project in Puerto Vallarta, a mural in Colonia Emiliano Zapata, we catch up with artist Natasha Moraga, as she begins her second mural, now in Marina Vallarta.