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.
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.
Golf Tournament Announced in Riviera Nayarit Aug 19, 2015
Mundo Golf has just announced their third tournament to take place in the region at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Vidanta Golf Nuevo Vallarta on Saturday, August 29 featuring several grand prizes.
New Flights Increase Puerto Vallarta Connectivity Aug 12, 2015
New routes from the northern city of San Luis Potosí to Puerto Vallarta have just been announced by TAR a regional airline that also operates flights from Guadalajara, Monterrey, Durango, Aguascalientes, León and Querétaro.
Discover Playa Camarones Aug 12, 2015
Playa Camarones in Puerto Vallarta has just become a Blue Flag-certified beach, joining other popular beaches in our destination. But where is it located, what can you find there, and why should you go?
Sanborns Comes to Vallarta—Finally Aug 12, 2015
Of all the brands expected to open at La Isla, the new shopping center presently being built along F. Medina Ascencio next to the Grand Venetian development, Sanborns is the one most are praising.
Tre Piatti Opens its Doors in Emiliano Zapata Jul 28, 2015
Tre Piatti, an Italian restaurant, has recently opened its doors to the public at the corner of Lázaro Cárdenas and Constitución in Emiliano Zapata, across from Los Muertos Brewing.
Puerto Vallarta Ranks High as Retirement Destination in 2015 Jul 28, 2015
When it comes to retirement options outside the United States, Puerto Vallarta has consistently been featured in lists produced by different important media outlets, worldwide. The latest mention comes from the Huffington Post.
Sayulita Resort Featured in Upcoming Reality Series Jul 28, 2015
Playa Escondida in Sayulita will be featured as the primary location of ABC’s summer reality series Bachelor in Paradise
. The show kicks off with a two-night event: Sunday, August 2, and Monday, August 3, 2015, at 8/7c on US television network, ABC.
Third Sea Turtle Festival in Playa Platanitos Announced Jul 15, 2015
The Third Sea Turtle Festival in Playa Platanitos has just been announced, and it will take place July 18-19. The event is organized by Playa Platanitos Ecológico, A.C., a local non-profit dedicated to the protection and conservation of marine turtles.
St. Regis Joins Riviera Nayarit Beach Cleanup Network Jul 15, 2015
The 14th edition of the Riviera Nayarit Beach Cleanup Project took place Saturday, July 11th, with the support of the staff from The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, who joined the effort by taking charge of Playa El Anclote in Punta de Mita.
Nayarit And Jalisco Welcome Southwest Airlines Jul 15, 2015
July 8, 2015 marked the arrival of the newest Southwest Airlines flight to arrive in Puerto Vallarta’s Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport. Its passengers, visitors from Orange County, California, were greeted with a welcome cocktail and a press conference.
U.S. News Polls for Best Beaches in Mexico Jul 8, 2015
U.S. News & World Report is conducting a poll to identify the Best Beaches in Mexico. Is Puerto Vallarta among the best beach destinations in the country? Of course, it is!
International Real Estate Summit Offers Selling Points Jul 7, 2015
An unprecedented inversion equivalent to over 20,000 million USD is presently taking place in Mexico’s real estate sector, stated Mexican Association of Professional Real Estate Agents (AMPI) National President, Antonio Hanna Grayeb.
Beach Volleyball World Tour Announced Jul 7, 2015
Vallarta will host the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Puerto Vallarta Open on October 6 - 11. The event with bring together 224 athletes from 64 teams (32 men, 32 women) from 14 participating countries.