Welcome to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are two of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations - equally popular with both national and international visitors. Puerto Vallarta has been consistently voted by Conde Nast readers as one their top ten favorite international destinations for years and Riviera Nayarit consistently obtains some of the highest occupancy rates in Mexico. VirtualVallarta.com is your guide to this wonderful region and communities nearby - some within the Bay of Banderas and others a little farther away along what we refer to as Costa Vallarta.
We think you are going to enjoy this site. There literally is more information here about Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, and their many communities, than you'll find anywhere else. And you may notice changes taking place while you are browsing, as from April until August of this year we are dedicating our full staff to completely reviewing and updating the site with fresh content. So check back regularly!
Here are the latest important news about our destination, along with upcoming events you will not want to miss! For our news archives, please visit the News section.
ActII Entertainment Signs Deal for New Performing Space May 15, 2013
ActII Entertainment scores another hit for Emiliano Zapata, the trendy Puerto Vallarta neighborhood, by signing a leasing agreement for a major live entertainment complex, to be located at the corner of Basilio Badillo and Insurgentes streets. Break a leg!
Los Mangos Library Benefits from Two Events May 15, 2013
Two events, a special dinner on Thursday evening, and a spontaneous artistic extravaganza on Saturday, help highlight and support Los Mangos Public Library's essential place in our city's cultural development. Read about them and participate!
Meet Puerto Vallarta's Artistic Movers and Shakers (Part 1 of 2) May 14, 2013
In a poll conducted in our Vallarta Lifestyles Newsletter last week, we learned that many of you, like us, would like to see Puerto Vallarta blossoming even more as an artistic destination. We help you make connections with some of the region's most influential organizations.
Vallarta Lifestyles May Issue, Now Available Online May 8, 2013
The latest issue of Vallarta Lifestyles magazine is now available online for browsing. The annual "Best of Vallarta" edition features people, places, news and events that took place in the past 12 months, that truly celebrate the best our destination has to offer.
Murphy's Irish Pub Announced Trivia Charity Challenge May 8, 2013
Murphy's Irish Pub has just announced their Pub Trivia Charity Challenge, a benefit event that will take place on May 15, organized in conjunction with the Puerto Vallarta Navy League, to promote the local Toys for Tots charity.
Local News Outlets Coalesce for Responsible Journalism May 8, 2013
Reporting news about Puerto Vallarta, Banderas Bay, Riviera Nayarit and surrounding areas, has changed dramatically in the past few years, a constantly increasing number of news websites and blogs now available to the general public. Unfortunately, not everybody plays by the same rules.
Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week 2013 Menus Now Available Online Apr 29, 2013
The much-anticipated Digital Edition of Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week 2013 menu guide is now available online. As in years past, the event takes place May 15 - 31. Now is the time to start making reservations and gathering your friends and loved ones to enjoy 35 of Banderas Bay's finest restaurants.
Altruism Festival Returns for Ninth Occasion Apr 25, 2013
The CasaMagna Marriott Resort Puerto Vallarta and US Consular Agent Kelly Trainor are once again joining forces to host the 9th International Altruism Festival, this year on May 5. The festival is an open invitation to locals and visitors to support 24 benefiting charities through the admission price, $300 pesos.
Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra to Visit Puerto Vallarta Apr 25, 2013
Sergio Zepeda, head of the Vallarta Cultural Institute, recently confirmed that the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in Puerto Vallarta on May 30, to celebrate the founding of Puerto Vallarta as a municipality, as well as a city.
Old Town Farmers’ Market Greets Estación Gourmet Apr 25, 2013
Culinary students from Centro Universitario de la Costa (CUC, Guadalajara State University’s local branch) and Spain’s celebrity chef, Paco Morales, visited the Old Town Farmers' Market to promote the university's brand new culinary project, Estación Gourmet.