Cafe Des Artistes

Café des Artistes and Tuna Blanca will host the second edition of Chocolate & Cocktails Festival in July.

This highly-anticipated event provides diners with the opportunity to taste special desserts made with Belgian chocolate by the brand Callebaut and pair them with exotic cocktails by renowned mixologists.

This year’s edition will feature desserts by Nancy Hernández (pastry chef at Grupo Café des Artistes), an invited chef from Callebaut and refreshing and innovative cocktails by Dan Simey Rodríguez. Dates, menus and prices will be announced soon.

Grupo Café des Artistes was also pleased to announced that the branch of their flagship restaurant, Café des Artistes, in San José del Cabo was recently awarded Best Culinary Experience at a Hotel in the first edition of Culinary Awards Los Cabos, in which a total of 24 restaurants competed and winners were chosen by an online voting. For more information about Café des Artistes, visit

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


River Cafe

River Cafe, located at the Rio Cuale Island, just minutes away from the Boardwalk and Puerto Vallarta’s downtown is celebrating this year's Garlic and Mango Festival menu until July 31st.

Local restaurant River Cafe recently announced the special four-course menu for this year’s edition of Garlic and Mango Festival, a summer promotion that pays homage to both ingredients and their contributions to tropical gastronomy. The festival will take place from June 11 – July 31 and the menu is priced at $490 MXN per person. Reservations are recommended.

Amuse Bouche: Garlic confit with mango chutney and bell pepper served with plain crostini.

Appetizer: shrimp salad with mago cumin

Doble Garlic cream soup: With potato and chipotle aioli.

Main Course: Surf and turf Brochettes: Beef fillet and shrimp brochettes, vegetables, mashed potatoes and garlic butter. / Garlic penne Pasta: Roasted garlic, pancetta and green peas with creamy garlic sauce. / Grilled Chicken Breast: Over vegetable quinoa, toped with mango-ming marmalade.

Dessert: Brandy Glazed Fresh Mango over vanilla ice cream / Mango and coconut Mousse

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles & River Cafe

Last modified on Friday, 15 June 2018 18:57

Playa Detox

Our friends over at Vallarta Nayarit Blog, have published a list of 5 vegan restaurants that you'll definitely love in Puerto Vallarta.

Being vegan or vegetarian no longer has to be complicated. This culture is being  transformed, and now Puerto Vallarta offers a large repertoire of delicious options for people living a meatless lifestyle. We invite you to visit five vegan restaurants we’re sure you’ll love.

Playa Detox: Playa Detox is an excellent choice for healthy eating. Their recipes have been developed by experts in Nutritional Biology, achieving an interesting fusion. The menu offers various options that play with vegetables and natural ingredients. The mixture of flavors and fresh,  original concept make this a great place you’ll want to return to time and again.

MACAI Puerto Vallarta: We love Macai’s concept! It’s a restaurant and juice shop with vegan options in Puerto Vallarta, offering a fresh, healthy, and innovative menu inviting you to try more. Their vegetable-based dishes include organic ingredients, as well as creative and delicious recipes.

Reado more about restaurants in Vallarta.

Source: Vallarta Nayarit Blog

Last modified on Friday, 15 June 2018 18:29


In the first quarter of the current year, 10,6 million foreigners visited Mexico, with Jalisco being visited by 1,192,966 people.

While North America ranked first, South America ranked third, which accounted for 10.4 percent, Asia accounted for 3.4 percent and Central America and the Caribbean 3.1 percent. The country that most foreigners come from was the United States, that is, 2,862,749 nationals, the second place is occupied by other countries, while the third belongs to Canada, while the most popular Latin American countries were Argentina and Colombia.

The state of Quintana Roo reported receiving 4,537,586 people, followed by Mexico City with 2,760, 754 and third was Jalisco with 1,192,966 people.

Most people who enter Mexico (whether Mexican or not) did it by air; Cancún was placed as the metropolis that registered the highest income, Mexico City occupied the second, and Puerto Vallarta was the third main access. The second busiest route was the maritime one with 2,595,711; Quintana Roo occupied two of the three main entrances to the country, as the migration points of Isla Cozumel and Majahual had more reception processes, the third place was for Ensenada, Baja California.

Source: Vallarta Daily


Last modified on Saturday, 16 June 2018 18:47

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The Optimist is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15. It is recognized as an International Class and one of the most popular sailing dinghies in the world.

Vallarta Yacht Club is ready to host 150 young Optimist class sailors from 14 countries who will arrive in Nuevo Vallarta in late June to compete in the 2018 Optimist North American Championships. This is one of the most important world-wide regattas for the Optimist Boat Class and one of 7 Continental Championships.

Paradise Village Resort and Marina is the official venue for this event and all of the competitors, coaches, team leaders and country representatives will be staying at the resort. The official arrival for practice and Measurement is the 24th of June with five days of racing beginning on Tuesday, June 26. However, most of the country teams will be arriving as early as the 19th of June. Many are coming with their supportive families and coaches, making a vacation of the event and enjoying the Mexican hospitality and the beautiful destinations of Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta.

This is the third time that Vallarta Yacht Club is hosting the Optimist North American Championship. The first was in 2007, and the second in 2014. Vallarta Yacht Club is known to be a great organizer of World Class Regattas such as the Pan-American Games in 2011, Copa Mexico, 2014 Optimist North American Championship, the 2016 Laser World Championships as well as their signature events, WesMex International Small Boat Regatta, and Banderas Bay Regatta.

Source: Banderas News