The Vallarta Fashion Awards 2018 are  a fashion gala in benefit of the local non-profit association Incluyéndonos AC. The event will be held next May 18.

If you are a fashion enthusiast, there’s an event you can’t miss: The Vallarta Fashion Awards 2018, a fashion gala for a good cause, where the proceeds will benefit the local non-profit association Incluyéndonos AC. The fashion awards will be held next May 18 at the Los Arcos Patio in Club Regina of Puerto Vallarta.

Special partners such as Beba Muñiz and Sthera Models Agency will collaborate with this altruist fashion event and will be joined by special guests like the designer Gustavo Matta, the actress Maya Mishalska, the artist José Curiel, as well as Pedro Montiel, TV host of the show Cocktail de la Moda. During the event, four famous Mexican fashion designers such as Alejandro Ponce, Israel Zepeda, Sigifredo Contreras and Ángel Grave will present their collections. A silent auction will be held as well, for the benefit of the aforementioned non-profit association Incluyéndonos A.C..

Tickets are $800 pesos and are available at Nacer Yoga Studio in Plaza Península and boutique Jolie Bou at Plaza Caracol. You can also get tickets and further information via telephone at (322) 294-7423, (322) 221-2716 and (322) 232-1142.

Source: Vallarta Lfiestyles


The soccer tournament, celebrating it's 31st edition, will run from May 9-13. Over eight thousand visitors are expected to arrive in Vallarta during the event.

One of the most successful soccer tournaments in the Pacific is undoubtedly the Copa Vallarta, an important hotbed for the emergence and development of new players of this sport, which not only benefits the participants, but also this destination that welcomes them. The success of this competition is confirmed by the increasing number of participants in each of its two annual editions. The 2018 Vallarta Cup tournament is expected to attract at least 8,000 visitors, who will spend an estimated 110 million pesos, which confirms the relevance of sports tourism in this tourist destination.

Event organizer Armando Cosilión informed that the Vallarta Cup will also serve as an important tool in the promotion of Puerto Vallarta in the 20 states around the country from whence the participating teams will arrive in groups composed of players, trainers, support assistants and family members. 

This popular tournament is important to the promotion of sports tourism in Puerto Vallarta due to a growing interest in soccer tournaments, especially among children and young people. It gives players a chance to develop their skills, and their families a great reason travel to this destination and enjoy a few days at the beach. Every available soccer field in both Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit will be the stage for the 350 games that have been scheduled. All competitions are free and open to the public, so grab your friends and family and come out and support our young athletes.

Source: Banderas News


According to their official facebook page (spanish), the Altruism Festival is a charitable event that lends its support to 20 local charities with very diverse and valuable goals. By buying a ticket, the attendees are donation to the many causes these organizations help and they also get to enjoy samples of some of PV's most popular restaurants. The 14th Annual International Festival of Altruism is taking place this Sunday, May 6th.

The Altruism Festival has become a tradition in Puerto Vallarta. Year after year the best restaurants in town join this effort leaded by United States Consular Agent Kelly Trainor and theMarriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa to raise funds for a great number of local charities and non-profit organizations.  And as of 2017, our own Fundación Punta de Mita supports Kelly and the selected social organizations. Over the years, Kelly has refined the the rules of participation to ensure that the money raised goes to those organizations who need it most.

12974437 1274559082573630 4201166823741505931 N 150x150The 14th Annual International Festival of Altruism is taking place this Sunday, May 6th, starting at 6pm in the beachfront garden at Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa featuring top 40 restaurants in the bay area offering samples of their best dishes on a wonderful ambience with live music, dancing, entertainment and great company.

All proceeds will be donated to the 20 chosen charities and non-profit organizations who need your help. By buying a $400 pesos ticket, you are donating the money to the great causes of these extraordinary non-profits. Each charity will be given the opportunity to host a display at the festival to highlight the great impact they are having on the Puerto Vallarta community. The organizations welcome you to come by to meet them and look forward to receiving your support. Learn about how they work and volunteer opportunities.


Local authorities have confirmed the second edition of Down Puerto Vallarta, it will take place in downtown Puerto Vallarta (along Aldama street) on Sunday, May 13.

Mountain Bike professional athletes and enthusiasts have long known Puerto Vallarta as a destination beyond its beaches, with multiple providers in the city offering numerous MTB adventures across the Sierra Madre and surrounding towns. But the secret is out as the second edition of the urban cycling competition, Down Puerto Vallarta, is set to position Puerto Vallarta, celebrating its centennial this year, on the international stage of extreme and urban sports this May 13th.

Produced by the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board and Altius Event, Down Puerto Vallarta will feature three categories: Downhill, Slopestyle y Freestyle and take participants from the Sierra Madre’s La Cruz hilltop, downhill and across the historic center to the Malecon in a panoramic 3,000-foot-long speedway. Puerto Vallarta is expecting thousands of visitors to travel to the city to attend the race and cheer on competitors.

Participants will have the opportunity to test the track on May 12 before taking on the race on the 13. Both events will start at 4:30 PM, right before sunsets.

The city of Puerto Vallarta is nestled between the mountainous jungle of the Sierra Madre and the sandy beaches along the Bay of Banderas; a natural environment of varying terrain and majestic views offering ideal conditions for outdoor adventures and sports and Mountain Biking are noticing.

Read more about sports and other activities in and around PV!


Puerto Vallarta started introducing a completely new and modern public bus system late last month, aiming to provide passengers a comprehensive and high-quality service.

The new buses are being produced by DINA, a Mexican automotive producer of heavy duty and specialty vehicles, and will have air conditioning, security cameras, information screens and a payment system for prepaid cards. Eight buses went into operation earlier this month as an introduction to the local population with an additional 90 buses being added gradually until December of this year when 332 new units will make up Puerto Vallarta’s only public bus system in operation.

During the implementation phase, Puerto Vallarta ’s public transportation system will be hosting an introduction period to local authorities, hoteliers, and members of the local population to introduce the service. Presentations will also be done at schools and brochures will be distributed to bus riders using the current system to ensure maximum exposure of the new routes and payment system.

The new public buses will run on gas, lowering pollution in the city. Drivers will also be trained to meet all the requirements of Jalisco’s Department of Transportation and to ensure that drivers no longer speed to pick up passengers. In addition, a new night service with a transportation starting at midnight will be added to provide service industry workers with safe transportation during the hours that many locals travel to work at hotels, restaurants, tours, etc. The Buho (owl in Spanish) will operate the main routes of Puerto Vallarta.

You can read more about PV's transport in our How To Move section.

Source: Vallarta Daily

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