Plan for Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week 2017 2

The sixteenth edition of Restaurant Week started on September 15 and will run until October 10, 2020 in Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta.

Eugenio Morales, CEO of Vinoteca de México (, which also sponsors Restaurant Week this year, highlighted the importance of reinventing ourselves in these times: “Looking back, we can say that we have known how to adapt. Although there is still much work to be done, as a company we have sought that our collaborators, both internal and external, feel the support and affection that moves us to offer them the best service and quality of products. At the end, what we seek is to add value to our business partners and to society in general”.

Organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group, Restaurant Week has the support of the Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Conventions Bureau, as well as the different tourism authorities of Puerto Vallarta, in the promotion at the national and international level.

The complete list of the 49 participating restaurants, as well as their exquisite menus, can be consulted at

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


The Airports Council International (ACI) has recently certified the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, along with eleven other airports from the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), with the Airport Health Accreditation.

The measurements used for the AHA program align with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines; the ICAO Council, a United Nations Specialized Agency; as well as the joint health protocols of the European Aviation Safety Agency and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

Aspects assessed during the AHA accreditation process include strict cleaning and disinfection practices, the promotion of physical distancing by altering the layout of staff and passenger facilities, protection of personnel and communication with passengers.

Through these ACI health accreditation standards, travelers can be confident that certified airports are prioritizing passengers' and staff members' health and safety in standardized, established ways.

Beyond the airport, the city of Puerto Vallarta continues to work with the tourism sector, not only to improve the travel experience, but also its biosecurity through comprehensive actions to preserve the health of visitors, which extend to hotels, restaurants, shops, service providers and many other public areas, such as the beaches and the Malecón.

This means that from the moment your plane's wheels touch down at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport until you board the flight that takes you home, you can rest assured that the community is committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for visitors.

Source: Banderas News


Registrations are now open for the workshops at the Cuale Cultural Center, offered by the municipal government through the Vallarta Institute of Culture (IVC).

The 13 workshops will be offered free of charge, with the exception of material costs, at the cultural center during the months of September to December.

The workshops offered by the Cuale Cultural Center are: photography, piano, guitar (beginners and advanced), painting (children and adults), drumming, engraving, terracotta, sculpture, singing, Latin American instruments, and theater. In all cases, places will be limited and hours staggered.

People interested in attending the workshops must observe and comply with the health protocols required by the “new normal”, such as: use of face masks, temperature registration prior to admission, use of antibacterial gel and healthy distance between students.

Registration is open from Monday, September 7 at the IVC offices on the island of the Cuale River, from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. More information on schedules, instructors and requirements is available on the institutional social networks of the Municipal Government, the Instituto Vallarta de Cultura and Canal del Puerto.

Source: Vallarta Daily


The list of winners of the popular Traveler’s Choice Awards, granted every year by travel site TripAdvisor, included Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit for its hotels, restaurants, beaches and experiences.

These awards are given based on ratings, comments and reviews from TripAdvisor platform users around the world, making it a highly reliable award. This year Grand Velas Nayarit is the biggest winner, being included in Top Hotels (#7), Best All-Inclusive Resorts (#4), Top Luxury Hotels (#6) and Best Hotels for Service (#8).

Top 25 Hotels in Mexico also included Grand Luxxe at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta coming in at 19. While the 25 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico included Marival Distinct Luxury Residences and Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway at 13 and 23, respectively. In the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Mexico we can find Hotel Mousai (14) Grand Luxxe (15) and Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit (24).

The region also placed in Top 25 Small Hotels in Mexico with Casa Cupula (11); Top 25 Bargain Hotels with Hotel Posada de Roger (16), Casa Anita y Corona del Mar (21)  and Hotel Porto Alegre (22); Top 25 Hotels for Service with Hotel Playa Fiesta (11); Top 25 Hotels for Romance with Casa Velas (12), Hotel Mousai (16) and Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway (25); Top 25 B&Bs and Inns with Garlands Del Rio Boutique Hotel (11),  Hacienda Escondida Puerto Vallarta (15); Top 25 Hotels for Families with The Grand Bliss at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta (1), Mayan Palace at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta (4), Samba Vallarta All Inclusive (5) and Sea Garden at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta (13).

Among restaurants, two made the Top 10 Restaurants list with Tuna Blanca Punta de Mita coming in at 5 and Etonne Nuevo Vallarta at 6.

Vallarta-Nayarit is also preferred by national travelers, ranking Puerto Vallarta at 4 and Nuevo Vallarta placing at 9 among the “Most Popular Destinations in Mexico”, the latter also landed at 6 in “Top 10 Beaches” with Playa Nuevo Vallarta. Lastly, Puerto Vallarta ranked in the “Top 10 Experiences” with the Downtown Puerto Vallarta Food Tour at 5, Canopy River Zipline Tour and Mule Ride at 8 and Puerto Vallarta Outdoor Adventure Zip Line and Speedboat Ride at 9.

For the full list of winners, you can visit TripAdvisor.



Plan For Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week 2017 2

Restaurant Week offers diners in Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta the chance to enjoy fixed-price, innovative three-course menus (with three options each) at some of the most prestigious restaurants in Banderas Bay. This event will take place from September 15th to October 10th, 2020.

Among the Puerto Vallarta participating restaurants are: Abbraccio, Archie’s Wok, Arrecifes Seafood & Steakhouse, Azafrán, Barcelona Tapas, Barrio Bistro, Basilio Comer & Beber, Blanca Blue, Bocados STK, Bravos, Café des Artistes, Di Vino Dante, El Dorado, Gaviotas, Gernika Pintxos Wine Bar, Hacienda San Ángel Gourmet, IK Mixology Bar & Cuisine, Joe Jack’s Fish Shack, Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant & Café, La Cappella, La Leche, La Palapa, La Tosca · Trattoria da Gaetano, Layla’s Restaurante, Le Kliff, Mikado, Pal’Mar Seafood & Grill Garage, Pezlimon, Poblanos Cocina Mexicana, River Café, Roberto’s, Serrano’s Meat House, Siam Cocina Thai, Sonora House, The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar, The Rooftop, The Swedes, Trattoría Di Nuovo, Trio · Mediterranean Cuisine, Tuna Azul, UMAI and Vitea Oceanfront Bistro. On the other hand, the Riviera Nayarit restaurants that will participate in this culinary festival are: Culi’s Restaurant & Bar, La Peska, Loma 42 Bahía, Nicksan, Oso’s Fish Market Restaurant, Sabal Playa and Venazú.

This year’s event, whose extraordinary date was selected with the help of the participating restaurants, will be sponsored by Cristalería del Pacífico, a Vallarta’s company with more than 30 years of experience, which has been recognized as one of the best distributors of supplies for restaurants and hotel chains of international prestige; as well as by Vinoteca, a Mexican company with more than 20 branches in the country that, since 2015, was established in Puerto Vallarta to offer the highest quality wines and spirits from different parts of the world.

Organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group, Restaurant Week has the support of the national and international promotion of the Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Conventions Bureau, as well as the different tourism authorities of Puerto Vallarta.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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