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.
Peter Shaffer’s Equus to Open February 4 Jan 28, 2015
The award-winning 1973 drama Equus
, by British playwright Peter Shaffer, will be performed in Puerto Vallarta at Act II Entertainment’s Main Stage theater, beginning February 4. The production, by Saphire Bistrot Local and Perro Bravo, will feature Ron Spencer and César Bravo, directed by Alain Perreault.
Coco Peru Returns to The Palm Cabaret and Bar Jan 28, 2015
The Palm Cabaret and Bar is excited to announce the return of popular comedienne, monologist and film and television personality, Miss Coco Peru, in Coco Peru Live!
, February 2 -15. Recognizable by her trademark copper-toned flip hairdo, she is the iconic drag persona of American actor and comedian Clinton Leupp.
Fourth International Charro Festival, Around the Corner Jan 28, 2015
The upcoming International Charro Festival, to take place January 29 - February 1, is expected to attract between five and six thousand visitors to the city, according to information delivered by the organizers. The event will take place at Arena Vallarta
, in the community of El Colorado.
American School Announces Open House Jan 28, 2015
The American School of Puerto Vallarta has just announced their upcoming open house, to take place February 11, from 10 am to 1 pm. This is a unique opportunity for families in Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas to discover why the educational institution is one of the finest in the region.
Maritza Vazquez BLU to exhibit at Galería Contempo Jan 21, 2015
Galería Contempo is pleased to announce their upcoming reception, featuring artist Maritza Vazquez BLU, to take place this coming Friday, January 23, from 6 to 10 pm. The artist will be present.
PuRR Project Announces Fashion Show Fundraiser Jan 21, 2015
For the second year in a row, the PuRR Project has announced the upcoming Fashion Show and Brunch, to take place on Tuesday, January 27 at Daiquiri Dick’s, starting at 10:30 am. The fundraising event will feature tropical clothing and accessories that will be modeled throughout the restaurant.
SPCAPV Announces High Tea Fundraiser Jan 21, 2015
The SPCA de Puerto Vallarta has just announced their Second Annual High Tea at High Noon fundraising event, to take place Saturday, February 14. The High Tea benefits the SPCA de Puerto Vallarta sanctuary, located in the outskirts of Puerto Vallarta.
Festival Sayulita Returns Jan 14, 2015
Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit’s hippie chic enclave, offers visitors art, sports, sun and sand under the banner Film, Music, Spirits & Surf during the Festival Sayulita, January - 18. Offerings include a surf tournament, movies, concerts and much more. Now in its second year, it’s upped its activities roster with something for everyone.
The Palm Gets “Well-Strung” Jan 14, 2015
Popular U.S. boy band Well-Strung will make their second appearance at The Palm Cabaret and Bar, combining classical and pop music through strings and vocals. January 19 - February 6, putting their unique spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, Lady Gaga, and more.
Miguel Almaguer to Perform in Puerto Vallarta Jan 14, 2015
Miguel Almaguer will be in Puerto Vallarta to perform a piano recital on Friday, January 23, at Cecatur Auditorium The former conductor for the Puerto Vallarta Youth Orchestra will offer a repertoire of minimalist masterpieces by renowned composers Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt and John Cage.
Toys for Tots Delivers on their Annual Commitment Jan 14, 2015
Once again, Toys For Tots delivered on their promise with over 7,500 toys presented to children in several communities throughout Banderas Bay. This now traditional event has been bringing smiles to local kids for sixteen years.
Amy and Freddy Return to The Palm Jan 7, 2015
The Palm Cabaret and Bar welcomes back the very popular music and comedy cabaret artists Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen. Known around the world as ‘Amy and Freddy’, they begin their fourth season at The Palm on Thursday, January 8th at 7:00 pm and continue through January 29.
Musical Comedy Murders Opens to Rave Reviews Jan 7, 2015The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
, a comedy by John Bishop opened to rave reviews at Act II Entertainment’s main stage, and continues performances through most of January. First performed Off Broadway in 1987, the play is said to have been based on several 1940s mystery movies.
Marco Alvarez Reception at Galería Contempo Jan 7, 2015
Renowned visual artist Marco Álvarez will be featured during an opening reception to take place this coming Friday, January 9, from 6 to 10 pm, at Galería Contempo in Colonia Emiliano Zapata. He is known for being completely surrounded, attracted and stimulated by pictorial abstraction using texture and color.
Los Mangos Library Announces Art Auction Dec 24, 2014
As in years past, Los Mangos Library has just announced their annual Art Auction, to take place on January 29. The event’s goal is to raise funds for the landmark center to continue offering a broad variety of cultural programs and events for the community at large.