: Once considered rural and primitive, mezcal is experiencing a surge in popularity, reaching gourmet status in Mexico City and other cosmopolitan destinations, Puerto Vallarta included. Read more about this legendary agave underdog!
Explore Isla Río Cuale
: When was the last time you walked Isla Rio Cuale from end to end? If you are visiting our destination for the first time, we won’t hold it against you if you have not. For that matter, you may not even be aware that Puerto Vallarta is divided, by the Cuale River, with the island, a long and narrow stretch of land.
Two Minutes with Act II Entertainment
: Two of Act II Entertainment's founding members, Elizabeth Ensor and Danny Mininni, stopped by our offices to let us know what they have been up to, and their plans for the near future, hoping to attract even more locals to become involved with their upcoming productions.
Specialized, a Hub for Local Cyclists
: Almost a year after opening its doors at Puerto Vallarta’s popular shopping center, Galerías Vallarta, Specialized has become a must-visit spot for local amateur and professional cyclists. A very popular brand in the United States, Specialized franchises their bicycle and accessory lines to many countries, worldwide.
Six Tips for Memorable Restaurant Week Dining Experiences
: Year after year, we receive positive feedback from diners that dine out during Restaurant Week. That said, there is always room for improvement! Here are some tips we’ve assembled to ensure that your Restaurant Week experience in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit will be amazing.
VirtualVallarta.com’s Guide to Peregrinaciones
: Cultural, colorful, chaotic. The time to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe is upon us. This is a very important religious celebration in Mexico, so those of us that live here year-around, learn to cheerfully adapt our rhythms and schedules as needed during the first 12 days of December. Discover our tips!
Performing Arts Blossom in Puerto Vallarta
: Learn about Puerto Vallarta's increasing performing arts options, from new and renovated venues to the latest proponents to join forces as our destination becomes so much more than simply a vacation beach town.
Puerto Vallarta’s Visual Arts Scene Today
: Intrigued about Puerto Vallarta's art gallery scene? Looking to invest in an painting or a sculpture? This introductory article gives you a quick outlook of what to expect while exploring the local art galleries.
Edible Flowers in Jalisco
: While we usually consider dried hibiscus flowers as the main ingredient in agua de jamaica, a refreshing beverage, they can also be used as a savory taco filling! Learn more about them, along with other savory flowers available locally.
Guadalajara Through the Mountains
: It is not uncommon for Puerto Vallarta locals and visitors to consider an occasional getaway to Guadalajara. Of the three highways that take you there—the toll road, the old highway, and the mountain highway—we present you with the virtues and advantages of the latter. If you are not in a rush, it is the way to go!
Basic facts about Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
: What you should know or might be interested in knowing about Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.
: Considered North America's first indigenous distilled spirit, tequila production originated in the 16th century near the town of Tequila, Jalisco. It is made from agave, a plant considered sacred by the Aztec, who used it to produce octly, a fermented beverage now known as pulque.
Hike from Boca de Tomatlán to Las Ánimas
: The small fishing village of Boca de Tomatlán is Puerto Vallarta’s South Shore water taxi departure point, with small motor boats or “pangas” traveling regularly to some of the most secluded beaches in the bay, including Las Animas and Quimixto.
Trip Report: Mayto Revisited
: Intrigued about visiting Mayto, a pristine beach two hours south of Puerto Vallarta in Cabo Corrientes? We were there for a weekend getaway a few days ago, after not having visited the region since 2010. Has much changed there? Is the road easier to drive? Read our updated trip report!
Countdown to Restaurant Week 2012 (Part 7-7)
: Restaurant Week 2012 began three days ago, as we wrap our preview of the 45 participating restaurants. We present you with the final six restaurants that are participating in Restaurant Week for the very first time. Welcome newbies! And if you've missed previous installments, the links to our Countdown articles can be found at the bottom of the article page.
14 Reasons That Make Vallarta Special!
: Vallarta is many things to many people. Here are a few of the reasons, in no particular order, that keep visitors returning year after year, and make first-time vacationers fall in love with the destination on the spot.
Vallarta Info 101
: Here are some last-minute details you may want to keep in mind as you prepare to discover paradise!
Countdown to Restaurant Week 2012 (Part 6-7)
: Here are the newbies! Thirteen restaurants are participating for the very first time in this year’s edition of Restaurant Week, offering foodies all over the bay excellent reasons to try out new restaurants and explore their enticing discounted menus, May 15 - 31. We present seven of them here, and wrap up our countdown next week.
6 Ways to Search for Real Estate in Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit
: Not everybody searches for real estate in the same manner. Not everyone is familiar with the regions, or have used an MLS search engine before. To provide search for everyone, from really easy to a bit more advanced, we offer six different ways to search for real estate in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.
Countdown to Restaurant Week 2012 (Part 4-7)
: 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. In the fourth of a seven-part feature, we focus on the first group of $189-menu restaurants, wrapping up the series with all restaurants participating in Restaurant Week for the first time.