Charro Mexicano

During the Independence Day celebrations, Puerto Vallarta will hold a Charro Day Parade on September 14th, 2019.

On September 14th an event filled with the elegance, bearing and Puerto Vallarta’s skirmishes takes place, together with the traditional Charro Day Parade.

Appreciate each one of the shows performed by foot or over horses that each one of Mexican sport representatives perform.

Enjoy the tambora music that, with its special touch, cheers the Fiesta Charra, keeping alive this tradition. We’ll wait for you.

You can read more about charreria and the charro HERE.

Source: Visit Puerto Vallarta


The Food and Travel Reader Awards 2019 have nominated Restaurante ICÚ from Puerto Vallarta as Best New Restaurant in Mexico.

This category recognizes the new culinary offerings from all Mexico, that are at least two years’ old, and stand out for its creativity, presentation and specially their iconic flavors that fascinate even the most demanding palates.

For 6 years, Food and Travel magazine has held an annual contest where its readers can vote and award those chefs, restaurants, hotels and destinations that stand out for its quality and originality and position themselves as the best in Mexico and the world. 

Click here and vote for your favorite restaurant. 

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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Puerto Vallarta was the home of 2,700 turtle nests in 2018, giving birth to 130,000 turtles, so this year the city is preparing its 14 kilometers of coastline to receive and care for them during this breeding season.

Currently, Puerto Vallarta is the only city to have a sea turtle protection plan on the Mexican Pacific, which has led to making Puerto Vallarta the best place in the country to see them in their habitat, the result of years of effort in conservation. The city records an 85% hatching rate.

The effort has also involved some hotels in the area such as the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Barceló Puerto Vallarta and Velas Vallarta, which as part of its attractions offer visitors to be part of the experience.

The task is not simple. The possibility of nesting occurs along the 14 kilometers of coastline, where Puerto Vallarta gathers thousands of tourists throughout the year to enjoy its beaches. However, there are some actions that tourists can carry out to contribute to the conservation of the species, such as avoiding throwing cigarette butts or leaving coal from the campfire on the beach, as they are substances that affect the degree of hatching of eggs.

In this part of the Mexican Pacific, four of the eight species of sea turtles are registered worldwide: black, hawksbill, lute and golf, the latter being the most popular.

Officially, the season is from August to December, however, several of them begin to arrive from mid-July.

Source: Vallarta Daily


The Guía México Gastronómico 2019 (Mexico Gastronomic Guide) has revealed its exclusive list of the 120 best restaurants in the country, and Tintoque was included for its culinary concept and proposal.

Since its opening in 2016, Tintoque has stood out in the bay’s culinary scene for its signature cuisine, which was created by renowned chef Joel Ornelas, who after working for some of the most famous restaurants in England, Spain and Mexico, arrived to our destination to seduce the palate of residents and visitors who come to the restaurant and enjoy dishes that recreate local recipes.

For the fourth consecutive year, Culinaria Mexicana, an editorial and gastronomic publishing company, presents its Guía México Gastronómico, which selects the restaurants for complying with aspects such as quality in service and food preparation, continuity of the restaurant’s gastronomic project, impact of chefs or restaurant workers in the sustainable development of the regional cuisines, that they offer internships for students, that the restaurant encourages the development of gastronomic communities in their environment and that it is an experience worth living (value for money).

“We are very happy because in this short time we have distinguished ourselves nationwide and our culinary proposal has been well accepted by our guests. Tintoque is a sensory experience that includes quality ingredients and regional products, that deserve a leading place in Puerto Vallarta’s gastronomic scene,” said proudly Mateo Gómez, founding partner of Tintoque.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, the first and only youth-based jazz orchestra in Puerto Vallarta, will be performing a free concert from 6:00-7:00 pm on Sunday, August 18 at Galerías Vallarta.

In this all-new concert, "Swinging in the Rain," the Salty Paws will be playing some of your favorite modern tunes along with Big Band swing standards. Make plans now to come out and enjoy this free, family-friendly event!

Part of 'I AM PV,' the Instituto Artes Musicales de Puerto Vallarta, a Mexican nonprofit organization, The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, or Pata Salada Orquesta de Jazz, is characterized by instrumentation in the style of a Big Band orchestra. The members are mostly young musicians learning jazz improvisation - the definition of jazz encompassing 3 major categories - Swing, Rock and Latin.

Established in September 2016 with 18 musicians led by the young, impassioned Director Victor Kris, it quickly evolved into a full jazz ensemble - and expanded beyond the usual jazz instrumentation, and includes violins, flutes and clarinets, adding innovative dimensions to the ensemble. Today, The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra has grown to 27 members and has thrilled audiences at several local venues, like Act II Stages and the Jazz Foundation in Puerto Vallarta and the Breakers Beach Club Restaurant and Bar in Bucerías.

Come out to Galerías Vallarta on Sunday, August 18 to enjoy this free concert and show your support of these aspiring local musicians. Galerías Vallarta is located in the Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone, across from the API Maritime (cruise ship) Terminal.

Source: Banderas News

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