|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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Daiquiri Dick's 2018 Summer Sizzle Wraps Up August 31
Banderas News Team
There are just a few days left to enjoy flavors from around the world, as one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite beachfront restaurants, Daiquiri Dick's, wraps up their 2018 Summer Sizzle celebration with a special menu that features old favorites and new tastes through August 31st.
Punta Mita Eco Rally Celebrates National Parks Day
The Riviera Nayarit is joining in the celebration of National Parks Day with an Eco Rally on Saturday, August 18, in Punta de Mita. The event's goal is to promote the protection of this tourism destination's natural areas, under the tagline 'Enjoy, Learn, and Protect.'
Mozzamare Beach Club Hosts 2018 Riviera Summer Weekend
Part of the Pool Fashion Party Circuit, the 2018 Riviera Summer Weekend will bring famous personalities together at Mozzamare Beach Club August 17-19. Celebrating the best of Riviera Nayarit, this glamorous event features signature cocktails, live performances and popular DJs.
Stolie to Record Bilingual Kids' Album in Vallarta
On her next trip to Puerto Vallarta Chicago-based singer-songwriter Rebecca Stoelinga, aka Stolie, plans on recording a bilingual kids' album with the musical friends she's made while performing at various entertainment venues in the Banderas Bay area every winter.
Wednesday Night Karaoke Party Continues at Act II
Daniel R. Mininni
There's always something going on at Act II STAGES. Cool Summer fun can be had every Wednesday night with a 2x1 Happy Hour starting at 6:00 pm, followed by Bob's Karaoke Party at 8:00 pm. Meanwhile, the Act II team is busy getting everything ready for an exciting 2018-2019 season!
Daiquiri Dick's Summer Sizzle Menu: World Flavors
World cuisines offer a great variety in terms of flavors, tastes and combinations. The chefs at Daiquiri Dick's have selected the top international cuisines to feature on their August 1-13 Summer Sizzle menu, so you don't have to leave Puerto Vallarta to savor the flavors of the world.
Act II Gears Up for New Season, Karaoke Parties Continue
Between rehearsals, costume and set designs for the exciting shows on its Main Stage schedule, Act II is going 'full speed ahead' to get everything ready for its amazing 2018-2019 season. But, somehow, they still manage to throw the best karaoke party in Puerto Vallarta every Wednesday.
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas August 2018 Events
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico continues in their efforts to register U.S. voters for the upcoming mid-term election. This month, they're hosting a Barrio Block Party and free voter registration assistance on Wednesdays at Daiquiri Dick's on the south side of Vallarta.
Save 50% on Main Courses at Kaiser Maximilian
After a short summer vacation, Kaiser Maximilian is celebrating their reopening with Early Bird Specials at Espresso Bar. Through August 2, this charming café on PV's south side is offering 50% discounts on all of the restaurant's main courses from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm.
6th Punta Mita Beach Festival Offers Fun in the Sun
On August 4 & 5, 2018, Kupuri Beach Club will host the Sixth Annual Punta Mita Beach Festival - a weekend full of family fun in the sun that includes surfing, stand up paddle, yoga, beach activities and games for kids, fine cuisine, exquisite cocktails, music, great parties, and much more.
BabelBar's Cuale Music Festival Feature 7 Live Bands
Do you love outdoor concerts? If so, head over to BabelBar on the Rio Cuale Island this Saturday, July 28 for the 2018 Cuale Music Festival. Featuring some of the best musicians in Puerto Vallarta, the music starts at 12:30 pm, and the free entertainment continues all day long.
Vallarta Garden Club Summer Social Set for July 31
Grab your friends and join the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club at Incanto on July 31 from 6-8 pm for our next monthly cocktail party! Open to all, not just Garden Club members, our summer socials are a great way to meet new people and find out what the PVGC is all about.
ExPats in Vallarta Announce August Happy Hours & Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, have lots of fun scheduled for August. They'll be hosting Happy Hour Gatherings every Tuesday from 5-7 pm and Evening Out Dinners on Thursdays, August 16th and 30th.
Guadalajara Hosts 25th Int'l Mariachi & Charro Festival
One of the most important cultural events of the year in Guadalajara, the birthplace of Mexico's Mariachi and Charro traditions, is the International Mariachi & Charro Festival. In 2018, the festival celebrates 25 years with festivities at various venues in and around the city, Aug 20-Sept 2.
Traditional Corn Festival in Jala, Nayarit, August 6–15
Every year during the first two weeks of August, the annual Sweet Corn Festival in Jala, Nayarit, a region where the largest corncobs in the world are grown, gives everyone a chance to experience a very Mexican tradition. This year's festival is taking place August 6th–15th.
Hotel Hacienda Escondida Offers Summer Splash Day Pass
At Hacienda Escondida, Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors can enjoy a relaxing day enjoying the beautiful pool, jacuzzi, and surrounding leisure areas at this boutique hotel on the city's south side - without booking a room! - thanks to their new Summer Splash Day Pass.
Season's Last Chance to See Us Two at Act II Stages
Daniel R. Mininni
The #1 band in Puerto Vallarta, Us Two, will give their last summer performance at Act II on July 25. But don't worry, they'll be back next season, and 2018-2019 season passes are now on sale! After the show, stick around for Bob's Karaoke Party, the most fun you'll have all week!
Daiquiri Dick's Makes Summer Sizzle in Puerto Vallarta
Banderas News Team
An authentic world kitchen can be found at Daiquiri Dick's. The menu at this popular restaurant on Los Muertos Beach is always evolving, and their bi-weekly Summer Sizzle dinner menu makes it easy to sample cuisines from all over the world - right here in Puerto Vallarta.