|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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No Way José! Wraps Up Another Spectacular Season
Award-winning Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, No Way Jose!, invites you to enjoy this year's Restaurant Week Menu as they celebrate the closing another amazing season as 'Tu Casa en Vallarta' with their last dinner service of the season on Sunday, May 29 from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Events Galore this June in Mexico's Pacific Treasure
The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau's Groups and Events Department recently announced the list of events on the Destination's calendar for June, which will take place in different locations from Nuevo Vallarta all the way to the Isla de Mexcaltitán.
Restaurant Week is a Great Time to Enjoy Archie's Wok
Media Diva International
Archie's Wok helped establish the culinary foundation of Puerto Vallarta and continues to be one of Banderas Bay's most beloved eating establishments. Don't miss your chance to sample the Pan-Asian dishes on Archie's Restaurant Week menu, which offers 3 courses for $229 pesos.
Celebrating El Día De La Marina in Puerto Vallarta
A great time to honor the bay we all love is Dia de la Marina, observed annually on June 1st, when sailing competitions, tournaments, parades and fireworks are scheduled throughout the day. The first Navy Day was celebrated in Mexico in 1942 and Vallarta followed suit in 1949.
Fun & Friendship Come Together at Act II STAGES
Daniel R. Mininni
Between the closing night of the PVGMC's 'Dance All Night' Vallarta Pride Concert Series, weekly Karaoke and Music Sing Alongs, and a new show starring three of your Voice of Vallarta favorites coming in June, the fun never ends at the biggest entertainment venue in the Bay - Act II STAGES.
Mariachi Institute Coming to Chacala this June
Jerry Van Eeckhout
The Chacala Mariachi Institute is set to take place June 11-19, 2016 at Mar de Jade Resort in Chacala, Nayarit. This intensive 8 day course provides music teachers and college music education majors the training and materials necessary to become successful mariachi educators.
3rd Riviera Nayarit Mountain Bike Race, May 28
400 participants are preparing for the Third Riviera Nayarit Mountain Bike Race, an intense, one-of-a-kind biking competition that combines beach tracks and mountain trails. The race, which is open to riders from 4 to 59 years, starts at 3 pm on May 28 in Litibú-Higuera Blanca.
ExPats in Vallarta June Happy Hour Gatherings
ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance to Expat residents or visitors living, working or investing in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, will be hosting two happy hour gatherings in June at Langostinos on Los Muertos Beach.
Puerto Vallarta Anniversary Celebrations May 26-31st
From May 26-31, 2016, Puerto Vallarta will commemorate its 98th anniversary as a municipality and 48th year as an official city with 'May Fest 2016,' a week-long celebration that includes cultural events, concerts, dance performances & fireworks. Here's a sneak peek at the events.
Zombie Warrior Neon Race to Benefit Vallarta Families
The second edition of the 'Zombie Warrior Neon Race' will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 21 next to the Pitillal River. This fun-filled event with a cause supports various municipal DIF programs that provide food and other basic necessities to vulnerable families in Puerto Vallarta.
Restaurant Week - and Beyond! at Kaiser Maximilian
Media Diva International
As one of Puerto Vallarta's finest restaurants, Kaiser Maximilian features mouth watering Austrian and European cuisine developed from authentic family recipes. During Restaurant Week 2016, they'll be serving a $349 peso 3-course menu for lunch & dinner through June 3.
Democrats Abroad June Social Hour at Luna Azul
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them for a June 'Social Hour' on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 5-7 pm in the air-conditioned comfort of Luna Azul, Lazaro Cardenas 308, near the corner of Calle Constitucion, on PV's south side.
Summer Fun at Nacho Daddy Restaurant and Bar
If you find yourself on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, head on over to Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant's new air-conditioned upstairs features live music every Thursday-Saturday night and a new Sunday Night Rock Concert Series on a 12 ft. HD screen - all with no cover!
Enjoy Vallarta Restaurant Week 2016 at Daiquiri Dick's
Vallarta Restaurant Week offers everyone a chance to dine at some of their favorite restaurants for a special price. Daiquiri Dick's has participated every year, and this year Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe and his team have designed a wonderful $349 peso menu, especially for the occasion.
May 26 Pulpito Drag Derby Part of 2016 Vallarta Pride
Banderas News Team
Contestants are busy preparing their costumes and high heels for the third annual 'Pulpito Drag Derby' to be held May 26 as part of this year's Vallarta Pride celebration. The fun starts at 6 pm with a wet-shirt contest and pre-party at Pulpito Plaza on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.
5th Jarretaderas Surf Fishing Tournament on May 15
Riviera Nayarit CVB
The 2016 Jarretaderas Fishing Tournament will take place on Sunday, May 15th. Now in its 5th year, the event was designed not only to search for the largest catch, but also to bring families together and promote surf fishing in the Banderas Bay area.
The Month of May is Filled with Music at Act II
Daniel R. Mininni
If you haven't been to ACT II Entertainment recently, you don't know what you've been missing! From weekly Karaoke Parties and Music Sing Alongs to the PVGMC's gay pride concert series, the fun never stops at the biggest entertainment venue in the Bay area - Act II STAGES.
Mexico to be Highlighted at 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Mexico is set to have a high profile at this year's Cannes Film Festival with the participation of Mexican films, actors and judges. Aside from the films, Mexican actor and director Diego Luna has been selected to serve on the jury of the festival's 'Un Certain Regard' competition.
Laser Men's World Championship in Banderas Bay
The Laser Standard Men's World Championship will take place May 10–18, 2016 at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta. The top 20 competitors from the ISAF World Cup in Hyeres, France will be competing against each other on Banderas Bay for the second time in two weeks.
PVGMC 'Dance All Night' Vallarta Pride Concert Series
Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus
'Dance All Night' with the Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus in our 5th annual series of gay pride concerts. Celebrate Pride with your friends and the men of the chorus as we sing and dance to pop love songs and hits from musical theater on May 22, 23 & 27 on the Main Stage at Act II.
Get Ready for a Sensational Summer at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team
The seasons are changing and so are things at one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite restaurants. From new summer hours and menus to the return of the Summer Sizzle, Sunday Brunch with Jorge and Lenin and Sunset Piano with Antonio, Daiquiri Dick's remains 'An Exceptional Experience.'
Mexico SUP & Paddleboard Team Selection in Sayulita
Riviera Nayarit CVB
The top Stand Up Paddle (SUP) and paddleboard competitors in Mexico will be in Sayulita, the Riviera Nayarit's Surf Capital, from May 6-8, competing for one of the fifteen spots open to the men and women that will make up the Mexican National SUP and Paddleboard Team.
Vallarta Restaurant Week Ready and Improved for 2016
During a press conference earlier this week, Vallarta Restaurant Week organizers announced improvements for this twelfth edition. Among them, a smaller, completely redesigned menu guide; a new monthly, bilingual email newsletter; and a new, dedicated website for Restaurant Week.
Two Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in Puerto Vallarta
Media Diva International
Mom's special day is just around the corner, and you don't want to get caught without a plan. From May 7-9, Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant on Vallarta's Los Muertos Beach is serving up delicious specials to celebrate the ladies we love and help you make this Mother's Day wonderful.
See 'This Changes Everything' at The Jazz Foundation
Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico will present 'This Changes Everything,' a film that examines the challenges of climate change and how environmental activists make a difference worldwide. It will be shown on May 11 at The Jazz Foundation on the Malecón.
Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta Nov. 3
The Eleventh Annual Hook the Cure powered by IOTEC will return to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on November 3, 2016. The four-day catch-and-release offshore tournament, an official event of the Redbone Celebrity Series, will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
ExPats in Vallarta May 2016 Happy Hours and Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group with informal fellowship and assistance for Expat residents or visitors living, working or investing in Puerto Vallarta or around Banderas Bay, or those considering it, has announced this month's schedule of events.