|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, Broadway quality stage plays, live music, 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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Opening Nights at Act II Stages are Just Around the Corner
Daniel R. Mininni
Act II Stages is entering its 6th exciting year of entertaining Puerto Vallarta and is beyond thrilled about the incredible new season of shows! October 31 kicks off a week jam-packed with opening nights, including 'Little Shop of Horrors' and Diana Villamonte's 'I Will Always Love You.'
Thanksgiving Weekend 'White Party' in Puerto Vallarta
On Thanksgiving weekend, the world's largest gay dance music festival, Jeffrey Sanker's White Party, will bring thousands of gay guys from around the world to Puerto Vallarta for a weekend full of fun in the sun, fabulous pool parties, and dancing on the beach at Mantamar Beach Club.
PuRR Project October News and Upcoming Events
Here's the latest news from PuRR Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta, and information about some upcoming events, including Shelter Tours, a Giant Garage Sale, Kitty BINGO, the Beach Luau and the Winter Fashion Show.
The Palm Cabaret Announces 2018-2019 Lineup of Shows
The Palm Cabaret has been entertaining Puerto Vallarta audiences for years, and it just keeps getting better! Come November, The Palm will kick off its 19th year as a south side 'Hot Spot' with a new look, some fresh talent, and the return of some of PV's favorite stars in all-new shows.
Puerto Vallarta Charity Bingo, Wednesdays at Nacho Daddy
A new season of Charity Bingo returns to Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar on October 31, 2018. Games will be played every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm to raise money for two very special Puerto Vallarta non-profit organizations: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
9 Michelin Chefs to Participate in Vallarta Gastronómica
With over 48 of the world's most important international chefs, including 9 Michelin-awarded chefs, participating in the 10th edition of Vallarta-Nayarit Gastronómica, Puerto Vallarta is ready to reaffirm its position as Mexico's Culinary Beach Destination.
Exciting News, Upcoming Shows at Act II Entertainment
Banderas News Team
There are lots of great things happening at Act II! STAGES was named the 'Best Performance Venue' in the Tribune's 2018 Best of Banderas Bay poll; PV's own Diana Villamonte is competing on 'La Voz Mexico,' and Danny Mininni returns to the stage this season in 'Little Shop of Horrors.'
Celebrate Oktoberfest in Vallarta at Kaiser Maximilian
Banderas News Team
With around 6 million visitors from all around the world converging on Munich in October every year, Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world. In Puerto Vallarta, you can enjoy authentic German food and spirits - without the crowds - at Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant.
No Way José! Celebrates 10th Season of Serving Vallarta
Award-winning Puerto Vallarta restaurant No Way José! invites you to help them kick off Season 10 on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. You'll enjoy the delicious Mexican specialities, creative cocktails, great service, friends and fun that have made No Way José! 'Tu Casa en Vallarta.'
Timothy Real Estate Group to Host Loft 268 Rooftop Party
Join Timothy Real Estate Group for wine and canapés on the roof of the new Loft 268 condominium development in the Zona Romantica on November 13, from 5-8 pm. This beautiful seven-story building offers 64 private residences inspired by Puerto Vallarta's unparalleled natural beauty.
October Lineup of Exciting Events in the Riviera Nayarit
Travelers visiting the Riviera Nayarit will have an abundance of things to see and do this month. The Pee Wee Surfing League, 5th Guayabitos 5K, 10K, and 3K Color Race, and 10th Vallarta–Nayarit Gastronómica are just a sampling of what Mexico's Pacific Treasure offers in October.
Savory Specials Kick Off New Season at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team
After a brief vacation spent 'spiffing up,' Daiquiri Dick's is now open. The staff is looking forward to another great season of offering Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors the innovative cuisine, superior service and spectacular sunsets that make dining here an Exceptional Experience.
Tianguis Lo De Marcos' 5th Season Begins November 3
The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for its fifth season on November 3, 2018. Held every Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, this weekly event expects to continue its growth and history of drawing shoppers from around Banderas Bay to this small town on the Riviera Nayarit.
'Mexipunx' Photo Exhibition Opens at the OPC Oct. 6
An opening reception for 'Mexipunx,' a photographic exhibition by Rubén Ortiz Torres, will be held on October 6 at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in Puerto Vallarta. The exhibit, which includes videos and drawings of people in the photographs, continues through January 5, 2019.
Democrats Abroad October Social at Roberto's Restaurant
Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join us for our October Social in the air conditioned comfort of Roberto's Seafood Restaurant, located at Basilio Badillo 283 on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 5-7 pm.
Wagen Volks Club's 2018 VW Festival in Riviera Nayarit
The Wagen Volks Club will showcase over 150 classic and newer, show-quality, Volkswagens at the Sixth Riviera Fest, a VW festival and exhibition set to be held at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle on September 29 and 30, 2018.
How Puerto Vallarta Celebrates Día de Los Muertos
Every year, Puerto Vallarta pays special homage to Día de Muertos with exhibitions, parades, and all kinds of parties. Locals and tourists alike get into the spirit by donning colourful costumes and painting their faces with fascinating designs that signify both life and death.
San Francisco Patron Saint Festival, Sept. 26-Oct. 4
If you're looking for an authentic taste of Mexican culture, head north of Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco, Nayarit, where from Sept 26-Oct 4 this small town, better known as 'San Pancho,' will celebrate a 9-day festival honoring its namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi.
Los Charros de Jalisco Bring Baseball Excitement to PV
The Mexican Pacific League (LMP), will bring the excitement of professional baseball to Puerto Vallarta on October 2 and 3, 2018, when Los Charros de Jalisco will play two preseason exhibition games at the Agustín Flores Contreras Municipal Sports Stadium.
ExPats in Vallarta October 2018 Happy Hours & Events
In October, ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, will be hosting Happy Hour Gatherings every Tuesday from 5-7 pm, and Special Dinners on Thursdays September 11th and 25th. Join us!