Puerto Vallarta's centennial festivities continue with the "Feria del Taco Puerto Vallarta" (lit. Taco Fair Puerto Vallarta), this festival will give you a sample of the flavor and traditions of Mexican cuisine through what is arguably their most popular dish.
This is the fourth year the fair takes place and it is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 27, at Lazaro Cardenas Park from 4 to 11 pm.
The Feria del Taco features more than 15 restaurants that specialize in preparing the national dish with dozens of varieties and styles of this extraordinary event's main attraction... the taco!
From May 26 to 31, music festival Mayo Fest will take place in its now traditional place, the Malecon Lighthouse (on Galeana St) and it will offer the public a show worthy of the municipality's 100 years.
The Centennial celebrations have been taking place since September 2017, the entire year was marked as a "Jubilee Year", however in May is when most events are taking place. In its third edition, the festival -organized by Vallarta's Culture Institute with the Secretary of Culture of the State of Jalisco, the Tourism Trust, the Tourism Direction and COMUDE- will include free cultural, musical, sporting and touristic events of the highest level.
There will be a preamble to the festival on May 25th, where two photo exhibitions that will look to Vallarta's past, focusing on moments that marked the social, economic and cultural development of the port.
On May 26th, Mayo Fest 2018 will officially begin at 7:00 pm, with musical acts including Alas, escuela de canto, Tatewari, La Boquita and La Santa Cecilia. During the festival the public will enjoy shows from acts like Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, José Carlos y George Gracia, Jaime Martínez, Janett Michel, Pro Danza, Plataforma 322, Vallarta Azteca, Xiutla, Pepe Aguilar & Ángela Aguilar, among others.
You can check the official program here (spanish).
The Vallarta Botanical Gardens were chosen as one of the 10 Best Botanical gardens in North America, according to the newspaper USA Today's in their 10best.com website, which focuses on travel & lifestyle.
There are natural beauties in the world that are worthy of being recognized, and one of them is what Puerto Vallarta has: the Botanical Garden, which won a place as one of the 10 best in North America according to a contest held by the newspaper Usa Today, in which the voters were only the readers of the medium, travelers, bloggers and nature lovers.
To choose the 20 gardens that would participate in a first stage, a group of newspaper editors and expert panelists met, among them Cindy Brockway (The Trustees), Mommy Nearest, Kyle McCarthy (Family Travel Forum), Eileen Ogintz (Taking the Kids), Abby Meyer (Botanic Gardens Conservation International-US), and Katy Moss Warner (American Horticultural Society), who stand out for their experience in botany.
After the vote made online and in which only the public had the last word, it was announced that the Botanical Garden of Puerto Vallarta won place 4 of the nomination thanks to the wide variety of flora and fauna that inhabit a space of 46 hectares, in which orchids and birds are the main attraction of world tourists. Some of the finalists were Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, Penn Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Chaska, Minn, Missouri Botanical Garden - St. Louis, Denver Botanic Gardens - Denver and the Atlanta Botanical Garden - Atlanta, to name a few.
You can read more about PV Botanical gardens right here!
Source: Visit Puerto Vallarta
Travel website Expedia has named Puerto Vallarta as one of the 18 most inclusive destinations in the world. According to the site "Puerto Vallarta has a lively LGBTQ scene, and an inclusive nightlife atmosphere that make it one of the top destinations for gay travelers."
Expedia, the US travel platform, unveiled a list of cities that stand out for their activism record, protection laws, establishments, districts and community-friendly business practices, as well as their ability to offer festive environments for all lifestyles. While the main destinations and glittering jewelry for LGBTQ travelers (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) had been San Francisco, New York, Paris and London, more and more cities are joining the category to offer more options to this sector of tourists.
Puerto Vallarta was recognized as a dynamic city ideal for gay travelers, with an inclusive nightlife in bars such as Apaches where the famous “happy hour” is offered, or the Bar Frida, known as the friendliest bar in the city.
In May, the city offers eight days of celebration to celebrate the community, this is Vallarta Pride, LGBT Pride Gay celebration of Puerto Vallarta, which this year will be held from May 20 to 27 with concerts, cultural events, tours, cruises, among other activities. This event was launched in 2013 to celebrate the LGBTQ community that lives or visits the destination and with the passage of time, this has positively influenced to become part of their culture, heritage and history. It broke the record in its latest edition with the participation of seven thousand attendees and the presence of the mayor of the city.
Vallarta Pride's website is reporting you can now register to be a part of the parade on May 24th at 7:00 pm, the parade will start at the Sheraton Hotel going all the way through the Malecón and will end at Olas Altas and Rodolfo Gómez intersection.
On May 24, starting at 7pm, thousands will celebrate and support the colorful LGBT rainbow to celebrate gay pride. This year the Pride Parade will feature the actress and television presenter, Alejandra Bogue; our Grand Marshal 2018, Lorena Herrera and our local ambassador, Hector Betancourt, who will give life to our theme “100 reasons to celebrate”. Come celebrate the diversity in our city, regardless of the language you speak, who you love or what you believe.
The appointment for participants of the parade will be at 5:00 pm at the Sheraton Buganvilias. The judges station will be in front of La Piazetta restaurant and a cash prize will be awarded at the most creative entrance. The cost of registration is only $250 pesos for business and free for non-profit organizations and schools. After the parade, join the great Block Party in Lázaro Cárdenas Street!
Take a minute now and register your group at http://bit.ly/2pq9De8!
Source: Vallarta Pride