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The Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival is celebrating its fourth edition at Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit, from April 23-27, 2019.

The Villa Group is proud to announce the fourth edition of the Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival, which will be held April 23-27, 2019 at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit. After such incredible success during the first three editions, The Villa Group is excited to offer what will be another sensational affair. You can join famed chefs from around the world and other VIPs as they share their talents, recipes, and flair for gourmet cuisine with all those in attendance.

The committee in charge of the event, which is headed by the festival’s curator, Chef Penny Davidi, is currently preparing a magnificent program, which will include new surprises, delicious dinners, fantastic contests, cooking classes, and more. Now in its fourth year, the Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival promises to be even better than before. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to experience the wonders of Riviera Nayarit, the splendor of the AAA Four-Diamond Villa La Estancia Resort, and a culinary festival unlike any other.

Due to its success in Riviera Nayarit, The Villa Group has decided to add an exciting Los Cabos second edition to the Cuisine of the Sun Festival, so that more of The Villa Group family, including resort guests and other important individuals, can enjoy the magic of the culinary festival. Set to take place for the first time from the 23th to the 26th of April, 2019, the Cuisine of the Sun Food and Wine Festival will feature the talents of internationally acclaimed chefs and will include cooking classes, elegant dinners, and chef interviews at Villa del Palmar, Villa del Arco, and Villa La Estancia Los Cabos.

Source: Villa Group Resorts

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The International Mariachi Fair 2019 will be held in Puerto Vallarta from April 22-24. This exhibition of mariachi music will include special musical  performances, workshops, contests and training, among other fun events

Recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Mariachi is a timeless Mexican tradition that goes beyond influential music - it is the sum of a cultural revolution, encompassing the essence of Mexico with elaborate costumes, rhythmic dancing and patriotic values. Discover its complex origins, its distinctive musical elements, and above all its deep-rooted significance to the people of Mexico - right here in Puerto Vallarta!

The  director of the International Mariachi Fair, Héctor Turrubiates explained that, in addition to musical presentations, the Mariachi Fair will feature workshops, contests, conferences and training for not only mariachi groups, but for anyone who is interested in this musical genre that is part of the essence, identity and national culture of Mexico.  In addition to private events, public galas will be held so that all visitors and locals can enjoy a first class show, since the main objective of the event is to achieve a broad exposure of mariachi music as a pillar of Mexican identity.

The organizer added that musicians who wish to become professionals will have an opportunity to participate in the Mariachi International Music Congress, which will attended by some of the best mariachis and 15 of the best teachers of this genre.  He also announced that there will be Mexican Folkloric dance performances, lectures on social media networks, musical instrument sales and production, and just about everything that has to do with the music industry that supports the diffusion of mariachi.

Source: Banderas News

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Presented by the Puerto Vallarta Open tournament, Vallarta will host the College Tennis National Tour  from April 22-26. 

Puerto Vallarta will host the College Tennis National Tour from April 22nd till 26th at the Parota Park, an event starred by young athletes which will demonstrate their talents.

 Don't miss this great event presented by Puerto Vallarta Open.  Come with your family and enjoy great tenis. We'll wait for you!

  Source: https://visitpuertovallarta.com


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RHA Fest will take place next Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, 2019, aiming to promote the best house music in the region. 

Towards the north of Puerto Vallarta, in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, RHA Fest will take place next Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, 2019, with the aim of promoting the best house music in a spectacular place.

RHA means “flowing water” in Wixárika or Huichol ethnic language, which is spoken by the members of the most representative indigenous culture of this region of Mexico.

So far the confirmed DJ’s are:

Friday:Guy Gerber, Lee Burridge, Anja Schneider, BONES, BEHROUZ, Öona Dahl, Santé and Viceroy. 

Saturday: Bedouin, Nic Fanciulli, Jonas Rathsman, Lauren Lane, Liam Fitzgerald, Marques Wyatt and Tom & Collins.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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According to the Municipal Director of Tourism, the state is expecting higher hotel occupancy for the Holy Week & Easter 2019 holiday period.

Expectations for the Holy Week and Easter period are as usual very high, with even higher occupancy rates this year, according to Ramón González Lomelí.

The municipality’s Tourism Directorate will have public service modules, like in previous years, at the API (Integral Port Administration), the truck central, the airport and in front of Vallarta Plus.

With the expectation that Vallarta will hit 100% occupancy, specially on the Thursday-Sunday period, Gonzalez Lomeli noted ‘we've talked to hotels so they keep us updated on room availability so we can help visitors’. About this, he noted that usually tourists arrive at the directorate to ask for availability in the region, which is why they are coordinating with hotels.

When it comes to the economic spill in Puerto Vallarta for the holiday period, the  director noted the state is working with an estimate but numbers will have to be adjusted with current rates, so they will inform the public later on more accurate data.

Source: Mirada Informativa (Spanish)