Starting on the 14th of March and through the 18th, Puerto Vallarta will host the National Stand Up Paddle Championships, which will count with approximately 80 competitors. The event will serve as a pre-selection round for the Panamerican Championships in Lima, the World Championships in Rio de Janeiro and eventually the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where this discipline will make its olympic debut.
At a press conference, led by the director of the Municipal Sports Council (COMUDE), José Amador Hernández Madrigal, the details of this championship were announced. The event is a championship and festival, allowing people to enjoy the sport as a spectator or competitor.The municipal official indicated that it is the first event of the year for Staund-up Paddle Boarding and will be headquartered in Puerto Vallarta, in addition to a day of competition in Quimixto, Cabo Corrientes. He indicated that this is an important competition, integrating the national team for the World Cup in Brazil and the Pan American Games of Lima, which will be qualifiers for the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020, where paddle will be debuting as an Olympic sport.
Felix Garcia, technical director of the Association, said that Puerto Vallarta is the best scenario for this national meeting, which will be held at Camarones beach and will also be visible on the Malecón. You will have the Carrera Larga (18 Kilometers), starting the circuit at the height of Uruguay Street to Holi Beach, from there to Conchas Chinas and back to the starting point with two laps.
Source: Vallarta Daily
The 2018 edition of the Traveler's Chocie Awards included several hotels, restaurants and beaches from Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta in its Top lists. Some of these lists include Top 25 Hotels, Luxury Hotels, Beaches, among others. It's important to note these awards are incredibly reputable thanks to being chosen by the public through their opinions on Trip Advisor. The hotels, beaches and restaurants included in these lists are detailed below:
Top 10 Destinations in Mexico: Puerto Vallarta (3rd place)
Top 25 Hotels in Mexico: Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta (6th place), Playa Escondida (17th), St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta Mita (18th), Hotel Mousai, Puerto Vallarta (21st), Sunset Plaza Beach, Puerto Vallarta (25th).
Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Mexico: St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita (5th place), Hotel Mousai, Puerto Vallarta (10th), Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta (12th), Four Seasons Resort, Punta de Mita (24th).
Top 10 Beaches Mexico: Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Nuevo Vallarta (7th place).
As you can see, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit remain among the best travel destinations in Mexico for tourists, as these awards are the only travel industry awards based on millions of reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.
Source: Trip Advisor
This friday, February 9th, will mark the start of the 3rd annual Book Fair at Plaza de Armas in Puerto Vallarta, the event starts at 10 a.m. and will run until the 18th of this month. There are 40 editorials confirmed to attend offering books at a reduced price, and there will also be workshops for kids Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Through the Third Reading Fair (or Book Fair), Vallarta's residents and visitors alike will have acces to thousands of books at a reduced price, as well as workshops and other activities, at the Plaza de Armas from the 9th thorugh the 18th of February. Over 40 publishers are confirmed to participate offering books with discounts of up to 60% of the regular price, according to the spokesperson for Vallarta's Cultural Institute, Fernando Sánchez Aceves.
Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Armando Soltero, proposer and founder of the fair, the program has gained strentgh and this year in particular the academic community will see its presence strengthened with many university level theses available at the fair. 'We have expanded our invitation to university students working on theses related to Vallarta and the 100 years of our municipality, this means the fair is among the events contributing to the general program,' said Sánchez Aceves.
Among the activities within the fair, there are book signings, readings and lectures, such as the one by Dr. Juan Luis Cifuentes Lemus with 'The Ocean and its Resources'; Luis González y González, Carmen Anaya, Rosa María Chávez, Raúl Gibrán, Fernando Félix Baños, among others. The fair special guest will be Jalisco's own Jaime Yáñez, who will also be offering lectures and workshops for poetry writers of all ages.
Read more about What To Do in Puerto Vallarta.
Source: Vallarta Independiente (Spanish)
Starting today, February 2nd, and through the 19th, more than 200 artisans from 20 states in Mexico, as well as from the invited countries: Ecuador, Peru, Turkey and Colombia, will come together in Puerto Vallarta for the 10th National Meeting of Artisans in front of the Hacienda Buena Ventura hotel. The event is held with the purpose of spreading and preserving craft traditions.
This meeting, organized by the Mexican Federation of Artisans, has been developed in the main cities of the country consecutively, said Moisés Sánchez, the organization’s event coordinator. He noted that it is intended to provide the opportunity to the true artisans of the country so that they are the ones who market their products directly to the consuming public, and in this way obtain benefits for their families by offering what they know how to do with their hands and their talent. There will be an area where experts will be working live in front of the public works made in clay, wood, paper and some other traditional materials.There will also be products for the palate of the attendees such as the food and drinks of Oaxaca such as chocolate, black mole, grasshoppers, quesillo, tlayudas, yolk bread, carafe snow that is made fresh. As well as Puebla’s traditional mole, organic coffee from Chiapas, Guanajuato milk sweets, desserts and typical sweets from Michoacán, Jalisco and the State of Mexico, whose producers announce that they will prepare pan de fiesta every day.
As part of this 10th National Meeting of Artisans Puerto Vallarta 2018 the spectacle of the Guelaguetza de Oaxaca is planned, with the folkloric presentation of the seven regions of that state. This show will be on Sunday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m.
Source: Vallarta Daily
Our friends at Inside Mexico, shared the Aztec poem, “La amistad es lluvia de flores preciosas,” - “Friendship is like a shower of precious flowers.” Since pre-Columbian times, Mexicans have regarded friendship very highly, considering it a precious gift of life. No Way José! appreciates the Mexican tradition of honoring El Dia del Amor y la Amistad - The Day of Love and Friendship on February 14 as we extend our loving friendship to all our family of friends.
One of the most romantic terraces in La Zona Romántica invites you to join Piel Canela on one of the most romantic nights of the year at No Way José! Restaurant/Bar. Enjoy a special 4-course menu for only $839 pesos which includes:
Your choice of soup:
Cream of Passion
Velvety smooth cream of oyster – the original aphrodisiac served in a temptation red apple
Farmer’s Vegetable Soup
In season vegetables in a chicken broth
Watermelon, fresh spinach and watercress salad with parmesan cheese slices and a cilantro and basil vinaigrette with a fried gouda cheese nugget
Your choice of main course:
My True Love
Thick honey-glazed pork chop served with caramelized vegetables
Under the Sea
Mahi Mahi provencal filet and jumbo shrimp in a mussel sauce serve with cream-cheese filled eggplant
Beef filet and grilled octopus bathed in a delicate cilantro sauce served with agave-glazed mixed vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes
Your choice of dessert:
Mixed berries marinated in Chambord and bathed in a mint-scented white chocolate sauce
The No Way José! favorite chocolate mousse cake
For only an additional $350 pesos, add a wine pairing for each of your four courses for a complete dining experience, Our regular menu with your No Way José! favorites will also be available that evening.
Piel Canela romances us on Valentine’s night from 8pm to 10pm. The Terrace fills up fast for special events so reserve your table today.
No Way José! Restaurant/Bar welcomes you to La Zona Romantica on the south side of Vallarta at 5 de Febrero, just over the Vallarta street bridge on your left heading south from the Malecon. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 4pm to 11:00pm.
Seating is limited so make your reservations today by calling 223-2853 or online at www.NoWayJoseMX.com