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.
Greater Tuna Extended at The Palm thru March 30 Feb 26, 2015
The local production of the classic comedy stage play ‘Greater Tuna’ has taken Vallarta by storm, with another extended run through March 30th. The two actors play twenty different characters, with forty-two costume changes, in the show that has now become the longest running production to ever play in Vallarta.
Vallarta Lifestyles Winter/Spring 2015 Issue, Now Online Feb 26, 2015
The digital edition of Vallarta Lifestyles
’ latest print edition (Winter/Spring, 2015) is now available online, contributing an increasingly vast resource of Vallarta-related content, available to browse on your computer, laptop or tablet, free of charge.
San Pancho Music Festival Releases Performance Schedule Feb 25, 2015
The upcoming annual San Pancho Music Festival to take place February 27 to March 1 has published their performance schedule. This one-of-a-kind music fest has been taking place for 15 years and has always been free to the public.
Forbes and Travel + Leisure Place Praise Riviera Nayarit Hotels Feb 25, 2015
Riviera Nayarit’s excellent hotel infrastructure was front and center on the lists of the best hotels in Mexico—and the world. Forbes Travel Guide, Travel + Leisure and U.S. News Travel have featured Riviera Nayarit in recent publications, placing the entire destination in the limelight.
Restaurant Week 2015 Preparations Begin Feb 18, 2015
Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group has begun preparations for the upcoming Restaurant Week 2015 event, which will take place May 15 - 31, as in years past. This will be the eleventh year for the first and only event of its kind in all of Mexico.
Hugo Barajas Opens at Galeria Pacifico Feb 16, 2015
The highly acclaimed artist Hugo Barajas will present his newest work in consecutive cocktail inaugurations at Galeria Pacifico on February 18 and 25, both during the Wednesday night Art Walks held from 6 to 10 pm in Puerto Vallarta’s El Centro neighborhood.
Miguel Lopez Vazquez Opens at Galeria Contempo Feb 16, 2015
Galeria Contempo is offering an opening reception for multi talented artist Miguel Lopez Vazquez—who will be present—on Friday, February 20, from 6 pm to 10 pm. Born in 1972, Lopez Vazquez is an Mexican artist whose cultural roots can be found first in the city of Leon, Guanajuato.
Jacobo and Maria Angeles Return to Colectika Feb 11, 2015
Galeria Colectika will be hosting two of the most famous Oaxaca wood carvers, Jacobo and Maria Angeles, on a special event to take place Wednesday, February 18, 6-10 pm. Last year was truly special for the award winning couple, as they participated in the creation of a 1200 piece nativity scene for the Vatican Museum.
SkydiveMex Announces Third Pachanga Beach Boogie Feb 11, 2015
Approximately 100 professional skydivers from around the world will jump, landing on the beaches of Nuevo Vallarta, as part of the Third Pachanga Beach Boogie, an annual event organized by SkydiveMex, to take place February 13 - 22.
Chicago Takes Off in Nuevo Vallarta Feb 11, 2015
Producciones Unda’s version of the award winning musical Chicago
, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, continues its run at the recently opened Nuevo Vallarta Stage & Forum theatre, in Nuevo Vallarta.
Publisher to consider Puerto Vallarta Manuscripts Feb 4, 2015
As Puerto Vallarta’s aspiring writing community well knows, authoring a book is one thing, getting it published is another. An opportunity to bridge that gap will be offered at the Puerto Vallarta International Writers Conference at Bibioteca Los Mangos March 6-8.
Luis Sn Carlos Opens at Galeria Contempo Feb 4, 2015
Galeria Contempo announces the opening for Luis Sn Carlos, to take place Friday, February 6 from 6 - 10 pm. In each stroke Sn Carlos gradually reveals sensual forms that are meant to invade our privacy so the viewer discovers that everything in them is submerged in eroticism.
Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Announces Fundraising Party Feb 4, 2015
Hacienda Palo Maria in Puerto Vallarta’s South Shore will host an upcoming fundraising party to benefit the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club’s continued efforts to beautify the city. The not-to-be-missed event will take place on Thursday, February 26 from 6:30 to 10 pm.
Flamingos Golf Club Announces Night Golf Tournament Feb 4, 2015
The Flamingos Golf Club in Riviera Nayarit has just announced their upcoming Second Night Golf Tournament, to take place on Saturday, February 7. The nighttime tournament is the only one held in Riviera Nayarit, and it is a perfect challenge for golf players of any level.
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.