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.
Colectika Showcases Unusual Nativity Scenes Dec 17, 2014
From December 13 to January 3, Galeria Colectica is presenting a special collection of Mexican folk art nativity scenes. The collection, curated by owner Kevin Simpson, includes Huichol hand beaded scenes, white clay from Santa Maria Oaxaca, black clay from San Bartolo, Oaxaca and more.
Bucerias to Feature First-Ever Diver Fair Dec 17, 2014
The very first Feria del Buzo or Diver Fair, has been announced to take place in Buceria’s town square and malecón on Sunday, December 21, 3 - 11 pm. The fundraising event will use proceeds to pay for the recently-installed Buzo de Bucerias bronze sculpture at the same location.
Act II Celebrates the Holidays with Special Shows Dec 17, 2014
Act II Entertainment has scheduled several shows during the holiday weeks that will likely appeal to a variety of folks looking for quality performing arts options, such as “Walk Like a Man,”
a tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and Guadalajara's Les Femmes de Serge
Annual Peregrinaciones About to Conclude Dec 10, 2014
There are two more days of peregrinaciones in town. If you are not familiar with this important cultural tradition, feel free to read through our very own Guide to Peregrinaciones
International Fireworks Festival Announces Schedule Dec 10, 2014
The International Fireworks Festival to take place in Puerto Vallarta December 25 - 31 has announced their schedule of events through Puerto Vallarta's official website. The event will feature a variety of internationally-renowned Mexican artists, such as Lila Downs and Sonora Dinamita, to name a few.
Local Community Ensembles Announce Seasonal Concerts Dec 10, 2014
The Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra and the Puerto Vallarta Men's Chorus, two of our city's community-based performance organizations, have seasonal performances this weekend. Check them out!
New Art Gallery to Open in San Pancho Dec 3, 2014
La Casita Mágica, a brand new art gallery in San Pancho, Riviera Nayarit, will open its doors to the public on Sunday, December 14 with a Grand Opening from sunset to midnight. The new enterprise is put together by visual artist Craig Downs and partner Candice Fulton.
Linda Purl and Gregory Harrison in Vallarta for Love Letters Dec 3, 2014
Renowned actors Linda Purl and Gregory Harrison will be in Puerto Vallarta to perform the successful Love Letters
, a Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist play by A. R. Gurney. The play focuses on letters exchanged for over 50 years by two characters, in which they exchange their thoughts, ambitions and dreams.
Telemann Recorder Ensemble Announces Performance Nov 28, 2014
The Puerto Vallarta-based Telemann Recorder Ensemble has announced a one-time performance on Thursday, December 18 at The Red Room, presenting a wide variety of music, from medieval dance tunes, to suites, sonatas and other pieces from the baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire.
Basilio Badillo Art Galleries Announce Receptions Nov 26, 2014
Galería Contempo and Gallería Dante, two renowned galleries along the popular Basilio Badillo St. in Puerto Vallarta, are announcing new exhibitions showcasing the works of well known artists. These openings coincide with the popular South Side Shuffle that takes place on said street every two weeks during the Fall - Spring months.
Toys for Tots Vallarta Announces Holiday Fundraiser Nov 26, 2014
Toys for Tots Vallarta is pleased to announce the 15th consecutive year of fundraising to purchase toys for local needy children on Three Kings Day, the traditional gift-giving day in Mexico. The agency has averaged more than 8,000 toys per year over the past 14 years, and certainly hope to reach at least this level in 2014.
Flamenco Dance Gala Announced at Teatro Vallarta Nov 26, 2014
Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a world-class flamenco performance at Teatro Vallarta on December 17 and 18, as recently announced by RAS Arte y Cultura, a cultural promotion company specialized in this fascinating form of Spanish folk music and dance from Andalusia
Sister Cities Foundation Sponsors Domestic Violence Seminars in Puerto Vallarta Nov 19, 2014
The Highland Park Sister Cities Foundation hosted seminars on domestic violence in Puerto Vallarta, one of its Sister Cities, on November 13 and 14, at the Puerto Vallarta Police Academy and the Law School at the University of Guadalajara in Puerto Vallarta.
International Surfing Association Chooses Sayulita as Host in 2015 Nov 19, 2014
The International Surfing Association (ISA) has just announced that the 2015 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) will take place in Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit, on May 10 - 17, 2015. This will be the first time that Mexico hosts the event.
Kim Kuzma Returns to the Red Room Cabaret Nov 19, 2014
Act II Entertainment has announced the seasonal return of Canadian performer Kim Kuzma, who returns to the entertainment complex’s Red Room Cabaret with two weekly shows. Kuzma’s extensive vocal range and sassy stage presence have earned her a reputation as a dynamic performer.