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.
Local Institutions Celebrate Anniversaries Sep 30, 2015
Three renowned Puerto Vallarta institutions will be celebrating important milestones this fall: Galleria Dante, Hospital San Javier, and the Vallarta Botanical Gardens
International Volleyball Tournament Coming Up Sep 30, 2015
The FIB Beach Volleyball World Tour Puerto Vallarta Open 2015 will take place this coming week, October 6 - 11, at the stadium located on Playa Camarones, next to the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort in Puerto Vallarta.
Galeria Contempo Prepares for Upcoming Season Sep 30, 2015
Galeria Contempo will open its doors to the public this coming Monday, October 5, featuring works by two new artists in their roster: John Ashley-Pryce and Juan Carlos Breceda, from England and Mexico, respectively.
Vallarta Firefighters Strike a Pose for a Cause Sep 23, 2015
The 2016 Puerto Vallarta “Heroes”
calendar will become available for purchase on Wednesday, November 11 from 6 - 8 pm, at a special event to take place at La Noche, a bar and lounge located in Colonia Emiliano Zapata.
Festival Gourmet Returns to Vallarta Nayarit Sep 23, 2015
Puerto Vallarta, México’s leading culinary beach destination, is ready to once again host the International Gourmet Festival, now on its 21st edition and taking place from November 16-22.
Vallarta Lifestyles Available on Apple News Sep 23, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Vallarta Lifestyles
is one of the news Channels available in Apple’s brand-new News app, and the first news source in all of Puerto Vallarta to be included in the offerings.
Riviera Nayarit Announces Upcoming Events Sep 10, 2015
A number of important events are taking place in the coming weeks all over Riviera Nayarit. Take a look at the list below, and feel free to contact them for more specific information.
Becas Vallarta Announces Fundraising Breakfasts Sep 10, 2015
Becas Vallarta has just released dates and venues for their seasonal fundraising breakfasts, to take place at some of our destination’s most prestigious restaurants.
Puerto Vallarta Announces Taco Fair Sep 9, 2015
Puerto Vallarta’s Tourism Bureau has just announced the first-ever Taco Fair, to take place this coming Sunday, September 13, at Lázaro Cárdenas Plaza in Colonia Emiliano Zapata.
Paso Ancho Art Association Announces Call for Artists Sep 4, 2015
The Paso Ancho Art Association is looking for local artists to participate in Río del Arte 2015, their annual art festival, which will take place on Sunday, December 6 from noon to 6 pm.
OPC Announces Carteles por Ayotzinapa Sep 4, 2015
The Oficina de Proyectos Culturales
art gallery will present Carteles por Ayotzinapa
, a unique contemporary art exhibition focusing on the 2014 mass kidnapping that took place in Iguala, Guerrero on September 26, 2014.
The Jazz Foundation Announces Los Mangos Benefit Sep 3, 2015
The Jazz Foundation will present a one-time benefit concert by Mexican singer-songwriter David Aguilar, one of the most versatile, creative and groundbreaking contemporary artist to come out of Mexico’s independent scene.
Puerto Vallarta Prepares for Day of the Dead Sep 3, 2015
While it is still two months away, preparations are already underway for this year’s Day of the Dead festivities, to take place October 29 to November 2 in several locations throughout the city.
Puerto Vallarta Welcome Sign To Be Improved Aug 19, 2015
Puerto Vallarta's iconic welcome letters at the northbound entrance to the city (at Las Juntas) are scheduled for a major, artful makeover in the capable hands of mosaic artist Natasha Moraga.
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Announces Upcoming Events Aug 19, 2015
The Vallarta Botanical Gardens asks that you save a few dates for two important upcoming events: a two-day Chocolate Festival, and their 10th Anniversary Celebration, also a two-day event.