Puerto Vallarta Information and Activities


Puerto Vallarta almost defies description as a resort. Offering an extremely wide variety of attractions and entertainment options. Puerto Vallarta has something special for everyone, regardless of your personal preferences. There are many cultural events and exhibits, exciting day trips to the jungle, relaxing days at the beach and countless romantic hideaways. immeasurable activities, both on and off the water that will keep you entertained, until it is sadly time to depart. Night life abounds with many popular night clubs and an array of quality restaurants to please even the most discriminating palette. Puerto Vallarta is yours to savor and is, without a doubt, one of the friendliest and cleanest beach resorts in all of Mexico.

This beautiful city by the bay has a population of over 300,000 friendly residents and covers more than 1,200 square kilometers. This is a city with modern infrastructure and conveniences that has somehow managed to maintain its unique Old Mexico charm, unlike so many of the other more glitzy resorts. In many any areas of Puerto Vallarta you will feel like you are taking a step back in time. A step back to a much simpler time, donkeys are still used for delivery in many parts of this unique city. Many of the crafts available here are made by local Indians who have been producing their wares using the same methods for hundreds of years.

1232131Riviera Nayarit To Host The IX Pacific Alliance Summit
The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and The St Regis Punta Mita Resort will host 500 dignitaries and leaders from Peru, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica and Mexico—along with 150 international press representatives— during the Ninth Pacific Alliance Summit, June 19-20.


0Bucerias Unveils New Diver Public Sculpture
Bucerias, the wind capital of Riviera Nayarit, unveiled its new icon at Bucerias’ Main Plaza, also known as Plaza del Viento (or windy plaza). Its final installation will take place in the near future. This monument was created to honor local divers and it’s set to become an icon for the community.


1Princesas Desesperadas Relocates
Princesas Desesperadas, the smash play of the season about four Disney princesses’ journey to “happily ever after,” is switching venues from The Boutique Theatre to The Palm Cabaret and Bar. Upcoming performances will take place at The Palm June 20, 21, 27, 28 and July 4 and 5 at 8:30 PM.


2Puerto Vallarta Relaunches Official Website
Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico’s leading destinations, launched its newly renovated official website, www.visitpuertovallarta.com. Constantly aiming to provide the latest in infrastructure and services the city renovates its destination website as a way to incorporate the latest trends in the digital world.


3Puerto Vallarta to Host International Fireworks Festival
Preparations are now underway for the first International Fireworks Festival to take place in Puerto Vallarta during the month of december, according to Department of Culture Director, Sergio Zepeda.


4TAR Increases Regional Flights to Puerto Vallarta
Regional airline Transportes Aéreos Regionales (TAR) has just announced a new flight connecting Aguascalientes to Puerto Vallarta, increasing the number of Mexican cities connected to our destination by the airline to three.


5The River Cafe Announces Annual Mango Fest
As in years past, The River Cafe has just announced the seventh edition of their annual Garlic and Mango Summer Festival, to take place June 1 – July 31. During this time, the restaurant will feature a special menu with choice items in which garlic and mango are prominently used.


6Riviera Nayarit Featured in Top-Notch Publications
Riviera Nayarit was prominently featured in two important publications, Elite Travel and Bold Magazine, during the month of May. Both publications are distributed in private jet hangars and first-class airline lounges.


7Puerto Vallarta Seeks More Blue Flag Beach Certifications
Puerto Vallarta Mayor Ramón Guerrero Martínez recently announced—after Palmares Beach was recently awarded the Blue Flag—that two additional beaches are being readied for certification. “We hope to become the Mexican municipality with most certified beaches,” he commented in a recent public address.


8Puerto Vallarta to Host Travel Journalist Conference in 2015
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has won the hosting responsibilities of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) 2015 Conference & Marketplace to be held in Puerto Vallarta in May 2015.


9Vallarta Botanical Gardens Move Forward With Summer Projects
From improving their bilingual signage to hosting environmental celebrations, not to mention the completion of its new orchid conservatory, the Vallarta Botanical Gardens are using the Summer months to their fullest advantage. Here are some of their latest updates.


10The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta Finishes Lobby Renovation
The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta, has announced the completion of the renovation of its lobby, providing  a greater sense of arrival to its guests. The resort is known for offering impressive architectural details, complemented with unique visual and sensorial  elements, which intensify each visitors experience.


11Riviera Nayarit Promotes Destination in New York City
Members of Riviera Nayarit’s Conventions & Visitors Bureau returned from a successful promotional trip in New York City during which award-winning chef Betty Vázquez seduced members of the press with regional cuisine. The trip put the agency in touch with several important publishing houses.


12Daiquiri Dick’s Announces Special Pride Event
In support of Vallarta Pride 2014, Daiquiri Dick’s has just announced a special celebratory event that will take place on Saturday, May 24, 7:30 – 9 pm. They will feature a show hosted by local celebrity Angie Star, along with other entertainers that will perform impersonations accompanied with lively music.


13Puerto Vallarta Youth Orchestra Announces End-of-Season Concert
The Puerto Vallarta Youth Orchestra has just announced their end of season concert, which will be performed free of charge at the Centro Universitario de la Costa (CUC) on Wednesday, May 28 at 5 pm, and again the following day at Act II’s Stages at 8 pm.