The event will take place from November 23 until December 2nd at several restaurants around Vallarta like Azafrán, Da Simone, Pampas, among others.

Nowadays Puerto Vallarta is known as a world-class gourmet destination due to its wide gastronomic offer, its restaurants of all kind that delight its visitors, and its traditional and international flavors. It’s precisely this passion for the culinary art that makes possible the International Gourmet Festival, an event of culinary excellence supported by important sponsors such as Audi, American Express and Copa Airlines. This year we celebrate the 24th edition of this magnificent event that promotes, strengthens and raises the gastronomy of our destination.

The creativity of Michelin Stars awarded chefs merge with high quality ingredients resulting in delicious gourmet dishes. Each participating restaurant invites a world-wide celebrity chef such as Johannes Messner, Steve Benjamin, Penny Davidi and Luciano Mier Santoro to join in. The program consists of forums, cooking classes, gastronomic tours, dinners, pairings, in addition to the Wine Festival and many other activities, honoring good food and delight its attendees.

If you’re fan of fine cuisine, this is something you can’t miss. The event will take place from November 223rd till December 2nd at magnificent Puerto Vallarta’s restaurants such as La Leche, Azafrán, Da Simone, Pampas, Emiliano, Le Delice, Mikado, Piaf, Rojo Corazón, among others. Come with us! For more information visit:

Source: Visit Puerto Vallarta


The mass spay and neuter campaign  will take place from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on November 10 and 11, 2018, at the Regional Police Academy in Las Juntas.

There are many non-profit animal organizations in the greater Banderas Bay area that offer free spay and neuter clinics on a regular basis, but on November 10 & 11, the Puerto Vallarta municipal government is organizing the city's third free mass pet sterilization campaign, in an effort to stop the breeding cycle and reduce the number of dogs and cats that end up living on the streets.

Puerto Vallarta has been at the forefront of society and government working together to achieve better results in the area of animal welfare since 2015, when the Animal Care, Control and Surveillance Unit, aka the "Green Patrol," a legal arm of the Puerto Vallarta police force, was created with the objective of responding to animal abuse reports, to investigate, and to rescue abused and/or neglected animal when necessary. This mass sterilization campaign is a fundamental part of the city's plan to continue raising awareness and promoting animal protection. In the two previous endeavors, approximately 760 dogs and cats were sterilized in just four days, significantly reducing the number of stray and/or abandoned animals in Puerto Vallarta.

So, with the support of Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña, the Municipal Animal Shelter, along with Green Patrol, Vallarta Adventures and the Fundación Calle Cero, will be holding this third edition of the city's mass spay and neuter campaign from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on November 10 and 11, 2018, at the Regional Police Academy in Las Juntas. The service is free of charge - by appointment only. To make an appointment, animal owners must call the Department of Animal Welfare (322) 225-8837, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Clinic coordinators are expecting to receive more than 300 dogs and cats per day - so make your appointment today!

Source: Banderas News

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Puerto Vallarta will host the 63rd edition of the International Marlin and Sailfish Tournament from November 14 to 17, 2018.

Organized by the Club de Pesca Puerto Vallarta (Puerto Vallarta Fishing Club). Great prizes for the winners have been announced, with local fishermen as well as national and international competitors (mainly from the United States and Canada) expected to participate.

Registration will be on Wednesday, November 14, from 5 to 10 pm, at the Club de Pesca, located at 145 Hamburgo Street, Versalles. Thursday, November 15, will be the first day of fishing, starting at 7 am with the inauguration on the Puerto Vallarta Malecón, in front of the Hotel Rosita. That same day, from 1 to 6 pm, the day’s catch will be weighed in at the Marina Vallarta malecón, next to the Marina del Rey Condominiums.

On Friday, November 16, departure times are unrestricted, and the day’s catch will be weighed in at the Marina Vallarta malecón from 1 to 6 pm. And similarly, on Saturday, November 17, departure times are unrestricted, with the day’s catch weighed in at the Marina Vallarta malecón from 1 to 6 pm. Then at 7 pm that same day, the awards ceremony will be held in the same place.

Visit to learn more about the program for the 63rd edition of the International Marlin and Sailfish Tournament.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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Act II STAGES is located in the Zona Romantica, on the corner of Insurgentes and Basilio Badillo on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.

After five very successful seasons in the Vallarta entertainment scene, Danny Mininni, Act II's Managing Partner, feels like he has gotten a pulse on what people in Puerto Vallarta like for their entertainment! Recently awarded "The Best Performing Arts Venue" in Banderas Bay, Act II truly does bring you THE BEST OF THE BEST in its 2018-2019 season, presenting something for everyone in this gay-friendly, 5-star venue!

Whether it's the high-quality theater productions, or internationally-known cabaret acts and drag shows, Act II's incredible entertainment is on par with any theater in North America! Excellent musical entertainment is also offered in their beautiful, fully-equipped Encore bar! Come early and enjoy a drink! For more show information or to buy tickets, go to Act II's website at

Riding on the huge success of Avenue Q and The Rocky Horror Show, Act II is absolutely a tingle with excitement over this year's main show, Little Shop of Horrors, which is directed by Alfonso Lopez and features some of Vallarta's favorite actors, as well as a return to the stage of Act II's Managing Partner, Danny Mininni, in the hilarious role of Mr. Munchnik!

Act II is very excited about the 2018-2019 season! Featuring 35 different shows, many of Puerto Vallarta's favorite performers are returning to our stages, but there's also some hot, new surprises in store. For a complete listing of all the incredible entertainment ACT II has in store for Puerto Vallarta audiences this season, visit, or follow Act II on Facebook.

Source: Banderas News

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La Calavera Catrina (Elegant Skull) is a 1910–1913 zinc etching by the Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada. La Catrina has become an icon of the Mexican Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

The Mexican Revolution gave birth to La Catrina, an image created by the talented engraver Jose Guadalupe Posada that satirized the government, the governing, and the ruling class. The original name for "La Catrina" was actually La Calavera Garbancera, a name that the working class and poor used to refer to Mexicans who held their native heritage in contempt and made every attempt to pass as Europeans. The skeletal resemblance came from the propensity to wear very pale makeup, in an effort to whiten the skin. Posada's creation was the simple head shot with an ornate aristocratic French hat. Credit for changing her name is given to Diego Rivera, who took the hat-adorned head of Garbancera and gave her a full body, completely dressed in elegant clothing.

Her debut can be seen today in Mexico City on the preserved mural Sueño de una tarde dominical en la Alameda Central ("Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park") at the Museo Mural Diego Rivera. This revered display of Rivera's art is laden with much symbolism, innuendo and legend.

La Catrina has always represented the disparity between the classes of Mexico and as much as there are those who claim things have changed, the reverence to this symbol only succeeds to point out how things have truly remained the same. Before the revolution, the rich enjoyed many privileges completely unavailable to those with less money. Though there is much more visibility of the lower classes in current times, poverty is still a huge political issue and daily wages remain at amazingly low levels.

Source: Banderas News


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