Kitesurfing Festival Returns to Bucerías
: May 9, 2012
The annual Festival del Viento
, or Wind Festival, an excellent opportunity to observe some of the region’s top kite surfers ride the waves and wind, returns to Bucerías, in Riviera Nayarit, on May 18 - 20. Less than 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, Bucerías has become a preferred destination for kitesurfers largely due to its favorable winds.
Local Contemporary Dancer Adriana Quinto Announces Performances
: May 3, 2012
Adriana Quinto’s new Contemporary Dance Performance “Estratégia de la Ruptura” is like paintings of distinct situations of every days life: passionate tales of love and loneliness with great touching rock music of the 60’s (Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen).
Countdown to Restaurant Week 2012 (Part 5-7)
: May 2, 2012
Without counting restaurants participating for the first time, this year’s Restaurant Week, May 15 - 31, will feature 12 restaurants offering three-course menus at $189 pesos per person (drinks and tip not included). In the fifth of a seven-part feature, we focus on the second group of $189-menu restaurants, wrapping up the series with all the restaurants participating in Restaurant Week for the first time.
Trip Advisor's 2012 Travelers' Choice Awards Rank Puerto Vallarta as Top Mexico Destination
: May 2, 2012
Trip Advisor’s 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards have chosen Puerto Vallarta as the overall best destination in Mexico. Additionally, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit ranked among the top ten best beach destinations in Mexico.
Vallarta Lifestyles’ Restaurant Week 2012 Officially Announced to Local Media
: May 2, 2012
The eighth annual edition of Restaurant Week to take place May 15 - 31 was officially announced to local members of the press through a conference held at Lobo Lui’s BBQ Shack, one of this year’s participating restaurants.
Boutique Theater Announces Recorder Recital
: Apr 25, 2012
On Sunday, April 29th, at 3:30 PM, the Boutique Theatre Performing Arts Centre (330 Naranjo) will host the premier performance of the newly formed Telemann Recorder Ensemble. The instrument was a favorite of King Henry the Eighth, who owned 76 recorders over his lifetime, and the inspiration for several Bach and Handel compositions. Tickets, including refreshments are $250 pesos.
Junior Sailing Program Fundraiser Announced
: Apr 19, 2012
The Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta will host its semi-annual fundraiser in support of the Junior Sailing Program on Saturday, May 5. The event, a three-course dinner with live entertainment, raffles and auctions, is critical to continue providing this unique opportunity to youth all over Banderas Bay 8-14 years old.
Riviera Nayarit to Host Pro Golf Qualifying Tournament
: Apr 18, 2012
One of the most anticipated tournaments, The Symetra Tours (previously known as the Ladies Professional Golfers Association Futures Tour), is coming back to our destination, hosted by Riviera Nayarit for a third consecutive time next April 23 - 29 with $125,000 USD in prizes, the highest in the entire tour.
Annual Altruism Festival Around the Corner
: Apr 18, 2012
The Casamagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa will host the 8th International Altruism Festival on Sunday, May 6, starting at 6 pm. Over thirty local restaurants will offer a gastronomic treat, showcasing some of their dishes. Tickets for this annual tradition are $300 pesos per person in advance, $400 pesos at the door.
Open Water Swimming Competition Returns
: Apr 10, 2012
The second edition of Aguas Abiertas Riviera Nayarit will take place Saturday, April 21, 8 am, at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Approximately 300 swimmers in all categories are expected to participate.
Gary Thompson’s Malecon Sculpture Tours Finish for the Season
: Apr 9, 2012
Tuesday, April 17 will be the last day for the Malecon Sculpture Walking Tour for this season, which is the sixth year for this free tour. As has been the case every Tuesday morning at 9:30 since this season’s tours started on November 16th, no reservations are necessary and one must only show up at the Millennium sculpture next to Hotel Rosita at the north end of the Malecon.
Restaurant Week 2012 Menus, Available Online
: Mar 28, 2012
Anybody hungry? More and more people look forward to our annual Restaurant Week event with anticipation. Produced by Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group since 2005, this year’s event will take place May 15 - 31 as before, featuring an unprecedented 45 restaurants from Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.
The Genius of Paco Announces Spring Art Auction
: Mar 21, 2012
The Genius of Paco Studio & Gallery recently announced a special spring art auction to take place March 23 at 7 pm, at Marival Residences in Nuevo Vallarta, along with a special wine sale offered by D Stock Gourmet and Vinoteca.
Huichol Festival Returns to Puerto Vallarta
: Mar 16, 2012
For the seventh year in a row, the Tateike Huichol community from San Andrés Cohamiata, Jalisco, will visit Puerto Vallarta, March 17 - 31, providing visitors and locals ample opportunity to learn about their rituals and traditions.
Riviera Nayarit Restaurants Announce Progressive Dinner
: Mar 16, 2012
Three fine Nuevo Vallarta restaurants, Ginger Garden Lounge, Nicksan Restaurant & Sushi Bar, and Porto Bello Bistro have once again joined forces to produce their Second Annual "Gourmet Experience-Riviera Nayarit" to take place every other Saturday: March 24, April 8 and April 23.
Journey Through The Jungle Begins Run at Boutique Theater
: Mar 16, 2012
Part circus show, past musical, local choreographer Jacobo Martínez presents an original production (in English) for a limited, two week run, beginning March 14, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM. Tickets are $250 per person.
Daiquiri Dicks to Offer Tequila and Raicilla Tasting
: Mar 14, 2012
Raicilla has a reputation for being created and sold without government approval, but recently Hacienda el Divisadero in Cabo Corrientes has been making and selling it legally, and you can sample this Raicilla, plus Tequila Real and Tequila Rebozo, at a special "The Spirits of Mexico" tasting at Daiquiri Dick's restaurant on Thursday, March 29, from 4 to 6 pm.
Local Zoologist to Screen Crocodile Documentary
: Mar 13, 2012
Local photographer Petr Myska will screen his documentary, Touch of the Blue Crocodile, which takes a close look at the American crocodile in the jungles of Mexico, one of its natural habitats at the Juan Luis Cifuentes Lemus Auditorium at the Centro Universitario de la Costa on Tuesday, March 20, at 6 pm. Learn more about this exciting project.
Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra Announces Upcoming Performances
: Mar 12, 2012
Now in its eighth season, the Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra has recently announced dates and venues for their Spring Concert: Sunday, March 25, 8 pm at the American School in Marina Vallarta, and Monday, March 26. 8 pm at the Paradise Community Center.
Galería Contempo Announces Lucille Wong Reception
: Mar 6, 2012
Rodolfo Choperena’s Galería Contempo welcomes Lucille Wong for an exhibition that will be inaugurated Friday, March 9, 6 - 9 pm, where her latest works will be on display. Born in Mexico City, the artist is known for her personal style in landscape and figural painting, with a strong orientalist undercurrent, in which her Mexican and Chinese roots shine through.