|Around the Bay and Beyond|
No matter what your interests are, Puerto Vallarta is always ready to entertain, offering a wide variety of entertainment options that will keep everyone amused. But it's up to you to decide how you want to spend your time here....
While every destination in Mexico has something to offer visitors, romantic Puerto Vallarta delivers something for everyone: beaches on a beautiful bay, great dining, a sizzling nightlife, movie theaters, cultural events, art galleries, excellent shopping, world-class golf and tennis, activities and excursions galore, and fun, fun, fun!
In Puerto Vallarta you can relax on a beautiful beach, play a round of championship golf, shop for Mexican handcrafts and dine in a wide variety of restaurants. There are also countless tours and activities to enjoy - from exciting jeep safaris and canopy tours in the tropical jungle to whale watching, sailing, snorkeling or scuba diving in Banderas Bay.
Visitors who appreciate cultural experiences will love the festivals and events hosted in Puerto Vallarta each year. A variety of cultural events, including the Gourmet Festival and an International Film Festival are designed for the cosmopolitan visitor, while Fishing, Tennis and Golf Tournaments are complemented by the Old Mexico flavor of this cozy seaside village.
And many visitors prefer to spend their days relaxing on the beach soaking up the warm tropical rays. Puerto Vallarta is a haven for weary vacationers who want nothing more than a good book, a tan and icy cold beers or margaritas delivered at regular intervals by an adept, and usually bilingual, waiter.
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Puerto Vallarta Fireworks Festival, December 30-31
The Christmas holidays are always an exciting time to visit Puerto Vallarta, but this year will be exceptionally entertaining as the city welcomes 2018 in an impressive way... with the II Festival de Pirotecnia 'Luminia Fest,' a world-class fireworks show to be held on Dec. 30 and 31.
Act II: 3 Rooms, 3 Stages, The Best Entertainment in PV!
Daniel R. Mininni
Sporting an all-new look and box office record-breaking shows, Act II STAGES has Puerto Vallarta audiences raving about this season of entertainment... and it has only just begun! The 2017-2018 season will feature 45 different shows, and live entertainment every night of the week.
Galería June Rosen Lopez Holiday Open House, Dec. 16 & 17
Just in time for Christmas, New York jewelry designer June Rosen Lopez is opening up her home gallery in PV's Romantic Zone to host a Holiday Open House. Everyone is invited to stop by from 1-8 pm on Dec. 16 & 17 to visit, have a drink, and view her collection of custom-made jewelry.
December's Line-up of Shows at The Palm Cabaret
Banderas News Team
A trip to Puerto Vallarta wouldn't be complete without seeing some of the best shows available - especially during the holidays. The Palm Cabaret and Bar has a full line-up of star-studded shows planned for December that are sure to satisfy your desire for top-notch entertainment.
Puerto Vallarta Garden Club December News & Events
The PV Garden Club supports not only a more beautiful, clean and verdant city, but is making it more attractive to tourism, thus creating a vibrant economy to support all the other great causes in Puerto Vallarta. Please make plans to join us at one of our upcoming events.
Jazz Foundation Hosts Democrats Abroad Dec. Events
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico has announced their December calender of events, which includes their Tuesday Night Film Series and the monthly social on December 19. Most all of this month's events will be held at The Jazz Foundation in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Vallarta Whale Watching Season Opens December 8
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico offers many ecological tours, but nothing compares to the thrill of whale watching on Banderas Bay. The 2017-2018 whale watching season officially opens December 8, giving everyone a chance to observe Humpback whales in their natural habitat.
Misbehave at ANA's 3rd Annual Dinner Dance December 14
Amapas Neighborhood Association
Bistro Teresa in downtown Puerto Vallarta will host the Third Annual Amapas Neighborhood Association Dinner Dance on December 14. This year's theme is 'Speakeasy – Let's Misbehave!' It's a Prohibition, roaring '20s kind of thing, so gangsters, flappers and molls are encouraged to attend.
Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus 'Christmas Potpourri'
The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus presents its annual holiday musical celebration on December 10, 13 & 15 at Act II Stages. The chorus will present a merry mixture of traditional Mexican, American and Canadian carols, as well as some beloved sacred music, Hanukkah and fun pop songs.
Rotary Club Breakfast Supports Scholarship Programs
Aurora de La Torre
The Rotary Club of Puerto Vallarta Sur invites everyone to join us for breakfast at The River Cafe on December 6th at 9:00 am. This will be our first winter season fundraising event to support the over 600 local students who, without our help, would not be able to get an education.
New Flavors of the World Menu at Daiquiri Dick's
Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant is adding even more flare to their internationally inspired menu by offering a special 'Flavors of the World' a la carte dinner menu that changes every two weeks. Take your taste buds on a world tour... without leaving Puerto Vallarta!
This Week's Line up of Entertainment at Act II Stages
Daniel R. Mininni
Between all-new shows and the return of audience favorites, Act II continues to 'Rock' Puerto Vallarta with the best season of entertainment that this town has ever seen. And the hits just keep on coming at STAGES, where you can enjoy live entertainment every night of the week.
FUNdraiser to Save Vallarta Animals at Casa Yvonneka
Casa Yvonneka will host its Fifth Annual FUNdraiser to save the dogs and cats of Puerto Vallarta on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Come out and enjoy a wonderful night under the stars while supporting the locals who care for neglected animals in the Banderas Bay area.
ExPats in Vallarta December Happy Hours and Events
During December, ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for Expat residents and visitors, will be hosting 3 Happy Hour gatherings (Dec. 5, 12, 18), two Special Event Dinners (Dec. 8 & 14) and a Wine and Appetizer Evening on Dec. 28. Join us!
Festival Gourmet Vallarta Continues at Kaiser Maximilian
The 23rd Puerto Vallarta Festival Gourmet International may be over, but you can still enjoy the guest chef's special Austrian menu at Kaiser Maximilian until December 16, 2017. Some of these items may even become part of the regular menu at this popular Romantic Zone restaurant.
Oscar & Ale Zamarripa Open at Galleria Dante Dec. 1
On Friday, December 1st from 6-10 pm, during this week's South Side Shuffle, a cocktail reception will open a father/daughter art exhibit featuring the works of Guadalajara artists Oscar Zamarripa & Alejandra Zamarripa at Puerto Vallarta's largest fine art gallery, Galleria Dante.
'TED Talk Tuesdays' Continue to Inspire at The Boutique
The Boutique Theater continues its popular educational discussions, 'TED Talk Tuesdays' every other week from 9-11 am throughout the season. Next up is Mexican street artist Misael Ivan Lopez who will present 'Cultural Fusion: A Muralist's Artistic Journey,' on Tuesday, December 5.
New Season of Shows at The Palm Cabaret and Bar
"So Many Great Shows!"
The Palm Cabaret and Bar has been entertaining Puerto Vallarta audiences for years, and the 2017-2018 season will be no exception. This year's line-up includes some of PV's favorite acts, along with an eclectic mix of professional shows presented by entertainers from around the world.
Vallarta Chamber Orchestra Jazzy Christmas Concerts
The Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra's holiday concerts have become an annual tradition. This year's Christmas Concerts will be performed on December 17 at the American School in Puerto Vallarta, and on December 18 at Salon Paraíso in Nuevo Vallarta. Both concerts begin at 8:00 pm.