Meet Puerto Vallarta's Artistic Movers and Shakers (Part 1 of 2)
: In a poll conducted in our Vallarta Lifestyles Newsletter last week, we learned that many of you, like us, would like to see Puerto Vallarta blossoming even more as an artistic destination. We help you make connections with some of the region's most influential organizations.
Five Minutes with Abelardo Favela
: We had the opportunity to spend some quality time with this talented, charming and renowned Mexican artist during a visit in February for an exhibition of his canvases and sculptures that took place at Galeria Contempo. Enjoy a five-minute video glimpse into his life and work.
Fandango: A Skeptic’s Review
: Fandango, the original musical/dance tribute to Mexico’s native and folkloric traditions created by the production company behind Teatro Vallarta, is back home, after two years of touring, triumph, and turmoil. Is it worth the admission price? Managing Editor Paco Ojeda provides the answer!
General Outline for the new immigration law of Mexico
: In May of 2011 Mexico’s Immigration law was reformed. Some of the reform entered into effect immediately while other parts did not enter into effect until the corresponding Rules to the Law were published, which did not happen until the 28th of September 2012. In short, we are just now starting to see the Immigration authorities push for the full application of the new law.
: 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!
VirtualVallarta.com’s Guide to Mexican Independence
: Mexico celebrates its Independence every year on September 15, and continuing until the following day. Learn everything you need to know about “El Grito,”
(the cry) and how to best celebrate it in Puerto Vallarta.
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.