The arrival of cruise ship Island Princess at Puerto Vallarta marked the beginning of the cruise season, which goes from October 1st until May 5th. 2018 is projected to close with the arrival of 150 ships.

Cruise season in Puerto Vallarta will mean a 95 million pesos economic benefit for the region, only during the month of October, this being one of the most important beach destinations in Mexico and the world, and also thanks to its diverse touristic range. The economic impact is projected to be even bigger in 2019, where the region is expected to receive at least 180 cruise ships. So far, the biggest ship that has docked at Puerto Vallarta is the Norwegian Bliss, with over four thousand passengers and one thousand two hundred people in its crew.

After Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta is the destination where cruise ship tourists spend the most, with an average of $98, while the crew spends $65 on average.

The Administración Portuaria Integral (API) noted that  Vallarta is constantly working on infrastructure to maintain a level of quality in the services offered, which is why PV currently has three docks that can handle ships with the highest of demands. Fidetur and the API will work in unison to keep promoting the destination to bring even more people and benefit the region.

Source (Spanish): AZ Noticias

ART VallARTa is a 'multi discipline facility for artists to come together, develop and experiment with many mediums and techniques. To share and grow your talents.' 

ART VallARTA is joined  by The Amapas Neighborhood Association. We will have special art classes in all mediums, cooking classes to decorate your special altar and great Day of the dead theme workshops, our annual Day of the Dead Art Exhibition, Special Alebrije Demonstration, Mask making. Annual Muertos Costume Ball and season opening Block Party, Opportunities to Walk in the Parades, Film Series and making an altar in the city center.

If you are a tourist visiting just for Los Dias de los Muertos. We have special packages for you to participate in multiple Day of the Dead activities at ART VallARTa and participate in all kinds of special happenings around the city! 

So many activities all through October and early Nov! Mark you calendars for Wednesday Oct 31st,  6pm - 9pm, everyone is invited to participate in our Annual Los Dias de los Muertos Art Exhibition!

Source: ART VallARTa



SingularityU Mexico Summit, one of the most important events about exponential technology in Latin America, will take place on November 7th and 8th, 2018.

Promoted by Singularity University, an institution that seeks to generate teaching, connection, innovation and disruptive solutions for the problems of humanity; our destination will receive more than 20 speakers that will address topics such as neuroscience, corporate innovation, artificial intelligence for public policies, genetics and cloning, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, automated construction and education, among others.

Vivian Lan Agami, director of SingularityU Mexico Summit in Jalisco and Jaime Reyes Robles, secretary of Innovation, Science and Technology of Jalisco; presented at Casa Jalisco in Guadalajara some of the speakers that stand out this year, including: Anthony Atala, Nico Sell, Esther Wojcicki, Santiago Siri.

Go to to get more details, buy tickets and be part of the community of the future that will drive the transformation towards a Mexico and a better world.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

Here in Puerto Vallarta, you can enjoy authentic German food and spirits at Kaiser Maximilian in the Romantic Zone.

Many good parties are the result of a wedding, and Oktoberfest is no different. It all began on October 12, 1810 with the Royal Wedding of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. To commemorate their marriage, the prince and princess organized a great horse race and other festivities around that event. The decision to repeat the horse races in the subsequent year gave rise to the tradition of the Oktoberfest.

Today, Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world, with an international flavor characteristic of the 21st century. Around 6 million visitors from all around the world converge on Munich for Oktoberfest every year and food is a big part of the party.

Here in Puerto Vallarta, you can enjoy authentic German food and spirits - without the crowds - at Kaiser Maximilian. The chefs have created a special menu featuring authentic German food that they're serving up in addition to the restaurant's traditional Austrian fare through November 10, 2018.

Source: Banderas News

“World Migratory Bird Day” will be celebrated for the first time next October 13th, the celebrations will be hosted in all three of Bahía de Banderas’ municipalities: the Higuera Blanca public plaza in the Riviera Nayarit, the El Salado Estuary, and the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens.

The activities are free and open to the public and will include treks for birdwatching and environmental interpretation, a drawing contest for children, plus educational talks about the importance of the birds to the ecosystems and our own health, among many other surprises.

The event in Higuera Blanca will begin at 8 a.m. with a birdwatching and environmental interpretation trek (occupancy is limited, please pre-register). It will be followed by activities and educational talks given by organizers and local eco-tourism service providers between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Right after there will be a screening of the movie The Big Year (2011, USA) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Once that ends, the award ceremony for the Children’s Poetry and Drawing Contest will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

According to the organizers, this celebration is part of a global effort that includes 626 eventsin 200 cities across 73 countries, all reporting on the observation of more than 5,000 species of birds worldwide. Let’s unite and celebrate the marvellous diversity of birds and ecosystems during this exceptional day dedicated to the conservation of birds in Bahía de Banderas!

Source: Vallarta Daily

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