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Puerto Vallarta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, April 7
Lace up your running shoes and get ready to participate in the Second Annual Puerto Vallarta Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Recreational Race on Sunday, April 7, 2019. With more than $150,000 pesos to be awarded, it promises to be a world-class sporting event.
Expedia: Vallarta a Popular Semana Santa Destination
Expedia.com, the world's leading online travel site, conducted a survey of more than 1000 Mexican nationals, and when asked about their Semana Santa travel plans, Puerto Vallarta came in as the second most sought-after beach destination for the upcoming 2 week-vacation period.
Vallarta to Host Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) has announced that Puerto Vallarta, Mexico will host the 2019 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship, scheduled to take place May 13-19.
Vote for VBG on USA Today's '10 Best Gardens' List
For the second year in a row, Vallarta Botanical Garden been nominated by a panel of experts to compete against 20 of the best gardens and arboretums in North America for a spot on USA Today's '10 Best' list for 2019. Vote for this Puerto Vallarta treasure today!
Guayafest Brings Volkswagen Lovers to Riviera Nayarit
Banderas News Team
On March 30 & 31, the Plaza de Rincón de Guayabitos will be transformed into a playground for hundreds of Volkswagen vehicles from all over the Mexican Republic at the 20th annual Guayafest, a family-friendly expo for lovers of these classic cars.
2019 ASPV Sustainability & Service Fair April 9
Amanda González Moreno
Make plans now to attend the Sustainability and Service Fair at the American School of Puerto Vallarta on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Filled with fun, games and surprises this free community event that promotes sustainable practices is one you don't want to miss!
Riviera Nayarit Blooming with Spring Festivals & Events
The Riviera Nayarit invites North American travelers to experience spring on Mexico's Pacific coast, with a vibrant array of seasonal events that showcase Mexican cuisine, culture, sports and entertainment designed to please a wide range of tastes and interests.
Holland America's 2019-2020 Mexican Riviera Cruises
Holland America is offering 20 Mexican Riviera cruises aboard 3 ships between October 2019 and April 2020. A 7-day series of itineraries on the Oosterdam, Eurodam and Maasdam feature an overnight at Puerto Vallarta, as well as calling at Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas.
Jalisco Tequila Tasting Aims for Guinness World Record
A week-long celebration in the State of Jalisco marked Mexico's first-ever National Day of Tequila on March 16th - but the party's not over! This Sunday, the city of Guadalajara will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the world's largest tequila tasting.
Puerto Vallarta Busy Preparing Semana Santa Activities
With the two-week Easter holiday period fast approaching, the municipal government of Puerto Vallarta is busy preparing a series of activities through the Tourism Department that are designed to attract tourists to the city's historic downtown area.
Third Dama Juana Raicilla Festival, March 15-17
A distilled spirit made from the agave plant, Raicilla is made by artisans with recipes passed down from generation to generation. From March 15-17, Puerto Vallarta will be celebrating 'the grandfather of tequila' on the Rio Cuale Island - and everyone is invited!
Discovering Mexico on the Roads Least Travelled
On a recent Mexican sojourn, we found inspiration on the roads least travelled. Our guides on this excursion were from Human Connections, a tiny nonprofit that introduces travelers to indigenous people doing remarkable things using skills they learned from their ancestors.
Aeroméxico to Reopen Monterrey–Vallarta Summer Flights
Aeroméxico will resume its Summer direct flight service from Monterrey to the Banderas Bay region on June 17th, arriving and departing three times a week from Puerto Vallarta's Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, the gateway to the Riviera Nayarit.
Pasitos de Luz Kids will be Surfing with Nixon March 14
Pasitos de Luz has partnered with Arizona-Based charity, Surfing With Nixon, to launch Mexico's first-ever surf day for children with disabilities. Everyone is invited to come out to Beach #1 in Nuevo Vallarta on March 14 from 10 am to 2 pm to watch the kids learn to surf.
Mexico Doesn't 'Spring Forward' Until April 7, 2019
While Americans will be turning their clocks ahead for daylight-saving time on Sunday, March 10th, in Mexico we won't 'spring forward' until the first Sunday of April. So make a note if you'll be traveling to Vallarta this month - there will be an extra hour difference in time.
Learn Vallarta through Cultural Experiences
...take an easy walking tour!
The Mexican culture as reflected in its people, history, architecture, artisanal crafts and ecology can be experienced best by taking a walking tour. Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours offers eight such walks that immerse you in the local culture for a couple of hours.
2019 Chacala Music & Art Festival, March 16-17
Something magical and musical is coming to the heart of Riviera Nayarit, in the crown jewel village of Chacala-by-the-sea, a traditional fishing village 50 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. The Sixth Annual Chacala Music & Art Festival returns March 16-17, 2019.
PV's Outdoor Activities Help You Beat the Winter Blues
A sun-and-beach getaway is a great way to relax away your winter blues. But for more active travelers, Puerto Vallarta's ideal location between the Sierra Madre Mountain Range and the Bay of Banderas provides multiple opportunities to help bring adrenaline levels up, too.
Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Presents 'Why Bees Matter'
The Vallarta Garden Club is pleased to have Talit Leon Mantecon and David Erne speaking at our next meeting, set to be held at Incanto on Tuesday, March 12. Join us at 4:30 pm for Drinks with Friends, followed by their presentation, 'Why Bees Matter,' at 5:00 pm.
Ten Interesting Things You Should Know About Mexico
Virtually worldwide, Mexico is known as the land of delicious Mexican food, culture, Mariachi music, and tequila. However, there are many aspects that many people aren't familiar with - even some of those who live, or own a home, here in this fascinating country.