Five large-format sculptures created by international artists have been donated to Puerto Vallarta and now grace public spaces throughout the municipality.

In a ceremony led by interim mayor Rodolfo Domínguez Monroy and CUCosta rector Marco Antonio Cortés Guardado, the new art works were entrusted to residents of the La Aurora, Infonavit CTM, and Los Sauces neighborhoods, as well as users of the El Pitillal linear park and the road to Las Palmas.

The municipal president celebrated this collective effort between his government and "those who find culture a source of inspiration for constructing projects that fortify our city," saying that art is a platform for social transformation. For that reason he recognized the rector of El Centro Universitario de la Costa and all those who made the 2017 Forum of Sculptors possible, as well as the artists who donated their work to the people of Vallarta.

"On this occasion, the sculptures are being delivered to different colonias for the enjoyment of the local people and the beautification of their environment. We want to build a relationship of civic pride and identity in these neighborhoods of the municipality and, at the same time, encourage art and creativity in our children and young people," he explained, adding that public art also strengthens the tourism attractions in this destination.

Source: Banderas News



With the participation of chefs totaling 14 Michelin stars and 18 Repsol Suns, the tenth edition of the Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica 2018 will take place from October 14 to 18.

The event is framed as part of a series of celebrations: the centennial of Puerto Vallarta and the tenth anniversary of Riviera Nayarit, that’s why it will be celebrated in style with 48 of the most important international chefs, some of them featured in the 50th Best Latin America.

Consuelo Elipe and Carlos Elizondo, creators of the event, expressed their excitement to get a poster with the best chefs of today, and their thanks to Mexico for being the country that has hosted this event for 10 years. “The event will be full of surprises and unique moments for all those who love gastronomy,” they said.

Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have distinguished themselves as one of the places with the greatest gastronomic importance in Mexico. It is a kitchen always thriving, full of proposals and with great quality in the products they offer to delight the most demanding palates from around the world in any season of the year.

You can check the event's schedule here.

Source: Vallarta Daily



Six new patrol units were assigned to the State Tourism Police based in the Riviera Nayarit on August 24th, these are in addition to the 12 units already on the force for a total of 18 patrol units now in service along the tourism corridor.

This was possible thanks to an investment of $4 million pesos derived from the 3% Hospitality Tax and administered by the Nayarit State Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur). The former was obtained thanks to a formal request to the state government from the Riviera Nayarit business guild in response to the need for reinforcing security to prevent future criminal acts in the destination, which encompasses the municipalities of Bahía de Banderas, Compostela & San Blas.

Antonio Echeverría García, governor of the state of Nayarit; Javier Herrera Valle, secretary of the Department of Public Safety; and Jaime Alonso Cuevas, Bahía de Banderas' municipal president; were present on August 24 on the grounds of the Bahía de Banderas Tourism Trust Beach Club to hand over the keys to the agents who will be driving the patrol units, with representatives from the local business sector standing by. Afterwards, a starter flag signaled the activation of the new patrol cars.

Source: Banderas News


Punta El Custodio is  only 39-km south of San Blas. It is also located approximately two hours north of Nuevo Vallarta. Before reaching the stunning and isolated beaches of Punta El Custodio Mexico you will drive through several popular seaside towns including Bucerías, Sayulita and La Penita.

There are plenty of wonderful villas, condominiums, and Punta El Custodio hotels of low ecological impact that have been carefully constructed at this Nayarit destination over the last 30 years. All are ready to receive those fortunate lovers of sand, sun and sea that have chosen to visit this gem of the Riviera Nayarit. Luxurious beachfront Palapa style rental accommodations are also typical in Punta El Custodio Mexico, featuring thatched style roofs and open spaces.

This is also an ideal destination for nature lovers. Punta El Custodio in Riviera Nayarit is home to one of the state’s most important turtle sanctuaries, which receives dozens of volunteers from a variety of countries every year. People from all over the world come here to watch over the nesting marine turtles and to help protect their eggs.

Other activities near Punta El Custodio Mexico include whale watching, deep sea fishing, horseback riding on the beach, surfing, jungle cruises, waterfall hikes, kayaking, and exploring local Mexican culture.


Chile En Nogada Preparado.

Restaurants Café des Artistes (Puerto Vallarta) and Tuna Blanca (Punta de Mita) announced the beginning of the season of Chiles en Nogada, one of Mexico’s most representative dishes, which is only available the last days of August and throughout September.

This specialty is now on the menu of both restaurants, being this a unique opportunity to taste the original recipe cooked by renowned chef Thierry Blouet.

Chiles en Nogada are originally from the municipality of Calpan, Puebla. They were served for the first time to the independence general Agustín de Iturbide on August 28, 1821, when he passed through this state in his way back to Mexico City, after having signed the Treaty of Córdoba (which established Mexican independence from Spain). However, the recipe already existed within the convents in Puebla, where the nuns prepared “stuffed chiles bathed in walnut sauce” since 1714.

Thanks to Agustín de Iturbide, the dish became popular and became a symbol of the Mexican Cuisine. Chiles en Nogada are an example of nationalism, since they feature the colors of the Independence (or Trigarante) army: green poblano chile, white walnut sauce and red pomegranate seeds.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles