During this year’s Day of the Dead festivities, Riviera Nayarit recommends two micro destinations that stand out thanks to their colorful celebrations and customs: Sayulita and Bucerias.

Long live the dead! in Sayulita, a magical town: Sayulita witnessed the creation and consolidation of their ¡Viva los Muertos (Long Live the Dead!) festival, an event focused on spreading the different artistic expressions that come to love between October 31st and November 2nd.

During the celebrations, the streets are full of color and the scent marigold flowers fills the air. Some of the highlights are the Altar contest at the public square, the catrinas, the saw dust carpets, among others.

This festival will conclude at the main square with mariachi, folklore ballet, the altar contest and the bands Turquesa and Sonora Dinamita.

For more info, you can visit their official Facebook page.

Day of the Dead Festival in Bucerias: The celebration begins on November 1st, at 5:30 pm at Refugio del Mar hotel’s restaurant, Lupita’s. The children of Manos de Amor and The Migrant School will be participation in the event.

At 6:30pm begins the Skull Parade, starting at the corner of Benito Juárez and Lazaro Cárdenas, going through Lazaro Cardenas to the main square downtown.

The festivities continue at 7:15pm with live entertainment including the Mariachi Internacional, folklore ballet ‘Tradiciones,’ and singer Cheko Ruiz; closing with the altar and fireworks contests winners.

You can read more over at their Facebook page.

Source: NotiVallarta (Spanish)


The festival will take place on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 2019 within the framework of World Migratory Bird Day; this year the focus is on the environmental threat caused by plastic pollution.

The San Pancho Center and Observatory for the Study and Conservation of Birds invites the general public to the III San Pancho Migratory Birds Festival to be held Saturday October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 2019, in San Francisco, Banderas Bay, the “Cultural Capital” of the Riviera Nayarit. 

As it does every year, the event will include cultural activities, workshops, conferences, and bird watching tours in different spots and along different routes established by the festival organizers. All activities are free of charge.

Biologist Luis Morales-Vallín, managing director of the San Pancho Bird Observatory, said the event is being held during the celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), which this year focuses on the environmental threat caused by plastic pollution. Its slogan this year is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution.”

Source: Riviera Nayarit Blog


The Riviera Nayarit has become one of the most environmentally-friendly tourist destinations in the nation, as evidenced by the 2019 recertification of the Fraccionamiento Turístico Nuevo Vallarta with the Silver EarthCheck badge.

Following an audit where they measured the sustainability and environmental strategies and plans, the destination proved once again that it complied with Earthcheck’s international indicators and parameters and obtained the certification for the fourth year in a row.

“This demonstrates the commitment of Riviera Nayarit, Banderas Bay, and the Government of the State of Nayarit to the preservation of its cultural heritage and natural environment,” said Jesús Carmona, president of the Banderas Bay Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

He added that, by committing to sustainability, the Riviera Nayarit is not only part of a leading group of communities in environmental management, but it also has the ability to better manage the resources available to the community and its visitors. The benefits are tangible to the conscious traveler who is increasingly concerned about their surroundings.

Source: Riviera Nayarit Blog


The 7th Annual Fiesta en la Calle will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 2:00-11:30 pm. This is a free event with food, beverages and craft beers available for purchase at Los Muertos Brewing.

Since the 'fun never dies' on Puerto Vallarta's south side, Los Muertos Brewing (Calle Lázaro Cárdenas #302) will host their Seventh Annual Fiesta en la Calle from 2:00-11:30 pm on Saturday, November 2.

Make plans now to come out and enjoy a frightfully fun party on the street with free live entertainment all day - and all night - long.

Since this year's street party falls on Mexico's Day of the Dead, everyone is encouraged to dress for the occasion. Whether you plan to come in costume or get your face painted on the street (for a small donation), join us on Saturday, November 2 between 2:00-11:30 pm for a good times, live music, and dancing in the street at the 7th annual Puerto Vallarta Fiesta en la Calle.

Source: Banderas News


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