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.
Galeria Pacífico Presents Alfredo Langarica Feb 3, 2016
Alfredo Langarica of Guadalajara will exhibit his newest paintings at Galeria Pacifico during the Wednesday Art Walk in Puerto Vallarta's El Centro neighborhood on February 3. The artist will be present.
The Palm Presents Miss Richfield 1981 Feb 3, 2016
Now in her third season at The Palm, the hilarious Midwestern maven, Miss Richfield 1981 stars in her all new show, Red Lips To The White House
. Miss R. is kicking off her US Presidential campaign in Mexico.
Galería Contempo Announces Two-Artist Exhibition Feb 3, 2016
Galería Contempo will hold an opening reception for Luis Espiridion and Pipo Brockmann this coming Friday, February 5, beginning at 6 pm. Both artists will be present.
Act II Entertainment Announces New Show Openings Feb 3, 2016
New and exciting shows have been announced by Act II Entertainment, to take place in the coming weeks, at their Main Stage and Red Room performance spaces.
Riviera Nayarit Announced New, Hanging Bridge for Golf Carts Feb 3, 2016
Riviera Nayarit recently announced the completion of a bridge that aids the flow of players between the two Vidanta golf courses in Nuevo Vallarta. The bridge is a quarter of a mile long and connects the Greg Norman course with the Jack Nicklaus course over the Ameca River.
Ambos Galeria Announces February Show Feb 3, 2016
Ambos Galeria presents new work by local artists Tercenez and Armando Romero, and newcomer to Vallarta, Antonio Farina. The varied and colorful show of paintings and sculpture will open Friday, March 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. during the South Side Shuffle.
AMEX Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic Returns Jan 21, 2016
The sixth edition of the AMEX Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic will take place January 28-31, welcoming 30 international golf, gastronomy and travel celebrities.
Restaurant Week 2016 Announces Price Increase Jan 21, 2016Vallarta Lifestyles
’ Restaurant Week will return this coming May 15 - 31, as in past events. After several years maintaining the same menu prices, the organizers have decided to implement a slight increase.
Rivera Nayarit Welcomes James Hughes at St. Regis Jan 21, 2016
James Hughes was recently named new General Manager at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, preserving the legacy of Carl Emberson, who held the post for many years.
Miguel Lopez Vazquez at Galeria Contempo Jan 20, 2016
Galeria Contempo recently announced a reception for multi-talented artist Miguel Lopez Vazquez, to take place at the gallery on Friday, January 22, 6 - 10 pm.
One Day Painting Workshops Announced Jan 20, 2016
Local artist Kathleen Carrillo students to participate in any of her one-day painting workshops encouraging participants to finish a landscape, tropical flower or foodie painting in one session.
Vallarta Real Estate Fair 2016 Announced Jan 20, 2016
Timothy Real Estate Group continues its leadership role in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit with its fourth production of the Vallarta Real Estate Fair to take place on February 20, 2016 from 9 am to 2 pm in Colonia Emiliano Zapata.
Sayulita Welcomes Surf Festival Jan 20, 2016
Organizers have announced Mexi Log Fest ’16 (MXLF), the second edition of The Classic Longboard Surf and Lifestyle Festival in Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit, to take place February 19-21.
La Cruz-Punta de Mita Highway Almost Ready Jan 14, 2016
Have you visited Google Maps lately? Check out the progress on the soon-to-be-opened new highway connecting La Cruz de Huanacaxtle with Punta de Mita.
Lo de Marcos Surfing Festival Announced Jan 13, 2016
The fist Lo de Marcos Boom Beach Fest will be held January 16-17, 2016, making it the first Stand Up Paddle (SUP) tournament in Riviera Nayarit for the year. Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau is lending its full support to this event, which encourages the region’s iconic sport.