Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have been nominated for the Mexico Food & Travel 2019 Reader’s Awards.

Vallarta – Nayarit continues celebrating, besides of its recent international mention as one of the best small cities in the world due to its quality in hospitality services, natural, cultural and gastronomical richness; recently a few high level restaurants and hotels are competing to be the best of Mexico in the Food & Travel 2019 Readers Awards.

For 6 years, Food & Travel México organizes this contest through a survey where its different readers can choose the best restaurants, chefs, hotels and spas from all Mexico; as well as cruises, airlines and destinations in international categories.

Here you can see the list of nominees of our beautiful destination:

Best Revelation Chef: Alex Gómez of Jardín Nebulosa (San Sebastián del Oeste)

Best New Restaurant of Mexico: Icú (Puerto Vallarta)


Best Beach Resort: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita y Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta


Best Spa: Remède Spa of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

Last modified on Sunday, 20 October 2019 23:08


Representatives from the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) visited three cities in eastern Canada from October 7-10: Montreal and Quebec in the province of Quebec, and Toronto in the province of Ontario.

The team trained over 150 travel agents during four days of intense work, updating them on what’s new in the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, together with wholesalers such as Sunwing, Air Transat, WestJet Vacations, Travel Brands, and Aeroméxico. Besides their destination presentations in each of the aforementioned cities, the team also visited the AirTransat reservations center in Montreal to update 64 travel agents.

Francisco Cerro, representative for the CVB, noted that the Riviera Nayarit is the trendy place to visit in Mexico, thanks in part to its fantastic sunsets and gorgeous beaches. From the exclusive Punta de Mita—home to luxury hotels like the Four Seasons Resort and The St. Regis as well as exclusive villas—to the charming village of Sayulita, ideal for surfers and vacationers, this region is satisfying a growing demand.

When considering their promotional work in Canada, Marc Murphy—managing director of the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) and the Riviera Nayarit CVB—mentioned the country is one of the Riviera Nayarit’s most important markets. Canadian tourists are known for their lengthy stays over the winter and Canada has been one of the most prolific markets for the region in the past few years.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) work vigorously to promote the destination with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via its Tourism Promotional Trust (Fiprotur).

Source: Vallarta Nayarit Blog


Marriott BonVoy Traveler recently launched a Punta de Mita Guide with stories that showcase this tourist destination’s gastronomy, culture, and things to do.

Under the premise “Good travel starts here,” the platform offers travelers information before they embark on their journeys through stories that will inspire them to explore the world’s best destinations, while also providing them with tools to travel better.

Thus, the Riviera Nayarit has a new showcase to display off its Luxury and Nature. The guide includes segments on Tips and Trends; Eat and Drink; Life and Style; Couples and Families; and Health and Wellness. The page also has a special “Where to stay in Punta de Mita” section with a complete description of the W Punta de Mita and St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.

Most of the stories were written by Susannah Rigg and edited by Valerie Connors, who both visited the destination last February to explore Punta de Mita and find “places only the locals know, what food they cook, the cocktails they create, the music they play, and the culture-filled neighborhoods where they live.”

Source: Riviera Nayarit Mexico Blog


Alaska Airlines announced a new direct route to Puerto Vallarta / Riviera Nayarit, which will star operations from March 2020 in the hopes of strengthening the San Francisco Bay and Banderas Bay connection.

Alaska Airlines from March 2020 is introducing new route to Mexico, with service offering on San Jose CA – Puerto Vallarta route. Subject to Government Approval, Airbus A320 aircraft will operate this route on daily basis from 19MAR20.

Following schedule 19MAR20 – 04APR20.

AS270 SJC0800 – 1235PVR 320 D

AS271 PVR1340 – 1630SJC 320 D

Source: Routes Online


Condé Nast Traveler magazine has announced the results of their 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, where Puerto Vallarta placed 5th among the “Best Small Cities”, voted by their American readers and 11th among the “Best Cities in the World” voted by their British readers.

The magazine had this to day about Puerto Vallarta:

5. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Puerto Vallarta may have a certain youthful energy during spring break, but there’s so much more to this Pacific resort town than sunbathing undergrads. There’s winter whale watching in Banderas Bay, an artisan market with local goods, and, just a half-hour boat ride south, the quiet shores and waterfall hikes of Yelapa Beach.

If you want to feel like a celebrity, stay at Casa Kimberly, the former home of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton that is now a nine-suite boutique hotel. The Elizabeth Taylor Suite features the (human) heart-shaped marble bathtub that Taylor specially commissioned for the property.

Source: Condé Nast Traveler

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