The "Lo de Perla" jungle garden, a natural reserve, is a must-see if you're close to San Francisco, Nayarit (only 1hr away from PV). It's the creation of Alejandro de Perla, a visionary and nature lover who has already earned the title of “Lord of the Orchids.”

In this place, the orchids and other exotic flowers grow at their own pace, misted by the sea breeze and tucked away in the tropical jungle. The Lo de Perla Jardín de la Selva (Lo de Perla Jungle Garden) is the creation of Alejandro de Perla, a visionary and nature lover who has already earned the title of “Lord of the Orchids.”

The Lo de Perla Jungle Garden is located at Las Lomas ranch, near the coastal town of San Pancho, the Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit, which can be reached via Federal Highway 200. Here visitors will admire more than 800 native orchids hanging from the trees, as well as 120 different fruit trees, bromeliads, ferns, lianas, and fabulous mushrooms. This is also home to about 25 mammals, 30 reptiles, 120 birds, 300 multicolored butterflies, and thousands of insects.

The tour through this amazing jungle paradise takes about three hours. Though it might seem a bit daunting at first, it’s actually quite easy as the trails are well-kept and there are several resting places.Currently the orchids reproduce naturally, as they do not manage hybrids. There is a total of 60 flowering species: half open in the spring and half during the fall. There are no winter flowers, because according to Alejandro de Perla there are no flowering species during that time of year.

Source: Vallarta Daily



Starting on May 10th and through May 20th, Puerto Vallarta will host the 12th Festival Vallarta Azteca del Folclor Internacional, an event celebrating folkloric dance expressions from all over Mexico and Latin America. This year the festival is framed in the city's centennial celebrations.


The director of Municipal Tourism, Ramón González Lomelí, said that this is an event that has positioned Puerto Vallarta nationally and internationally, becoming an important vehicle for tourism promotion. The IPEJAL will serve as the main venue of the event, AV. Francisco Medina Ascencio in front of the municipal stadium, showing the natural scenarios of the destination and welcoming up to 3,000 people each day for the festival and shows.


International folklore groups from the United States, Ecuador, Slovakia, Colombia, Bolivia and Peru, and nationals from Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, Tabasco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Coahuila, Querétaro and Zacatecas, will participate. As members of the International Council of Organizers of Folkloric Festivals and Arts Traditional (CIOFF), are cataloged as the best of their entities and is a guarantee of professionalism and quality.

The program will start on May 10 with a monumental parade in which 25 groups will be present.

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Source: Vallarta Daily


The Vallarta Fashion Awards 2018 are  a fashion gala in benefit of the local non-profit association Incluyéndonos AC. The event will be held next May 18.

If you are a fashion enthusiast, there’s an event you can’t miss: The Vallarta Fashion Awards 2018, a fashion gala for a good cause, where the proceeds will benefit the local non-profit association Incluyéndonos AC. The fashion awards will be held next May 18 at the Los Arcos Patio in Club Regina of Puerto Vallarta.

Special partners such as Beba Muñiz and Sthera Models Agency will collaborate with this altruist fashion event and will be joined by special guests like the designer Gustavo Matta, the actress Maya Mishalska, the artist José Curiel, as well as Pedro Montiel, TV host of the show Cocktail de la Moda. During the event, four famous Mexican fashion designers such as Alejandro Ponce, Israel Zepeda, Sigifredo Contreras and Ángel Grave will present their collections. A silent auction will be held as well, for the benefit of the aforementioned non-profit association Incluyéndonos A.C..

Tickets are $800 pesos and are available at Nacer Yoga Studio in Plaza Península and boutique Jolie Bou at Plaza Caracol. You can also get tickets and further information via telephone at (322) 294-7423, (322) 221-2716 and (322) 232-1142.

Source: Vallarta Lfiestyles


The soccer tournament, celebrating it's 31st edition, will run from May 9-13. Over eight thousand visitors are expected to arrive in Vallarta during the event.

One of the most successful soccer tournaments in the Pacific is undoubtedly the Copa Vallarta, an important hotbed for the emergence and development of new players of this sport, which not only benefits the participants, but also this destination that welcomes them. The success of this competition is confirmed by the increasing number of participants in each of its two annual editions. The 2018 Vallarta Cup tournament is expected to attract at least 8,000 visitors, who will spend an estimated 110 million pesos, which confirms the relevance of sports tourism in this tourist destination.

Event organizer Armando Cosilión informed that the Vallarta Cup will also serve as an important tool in the promotion of Puerto Vallarta in the 20 states around the country from whence the participating teams will arrive in groups composed of players, trainers, support assistants and family members. 

This popular tournament is important to the promotion of sports tourism in Puerto Vallarta due to a growing interest in soccer tournaments, especially among children and young people. It gives players a chance to develop their skills, and their families a great reason travel to this destination and enjoy a few days at the beach. Every available soccer field in both Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit will be the stage for the 350 games that have been scheduled. All competitions are free and open to the public, so grab your friends and family and come out and support our young athletes.

Source: Banderas News


According to their official facebook page (spanish), the Altruism Festival is a charitable event that lends its support to 20 local charities with very diverse and valuable goals. By buying a ticket, the attendees are donation to the many causes these organizations help and they also get to enjoy samples of some of PV's most popular restaurants. The 14th Annual International Festival of Altruism is taking place this Sunday, May 6th.

The Altruism Festival has become a tradition in Puerto Vallarta. Year after year the best restaurants in town join this effort leaded by United States Consular Agent Kelly Trainor and theMarriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa to raise funds for a great number of local charities and non-profit organizations.  And as of 2017, our own Fundación Punta de Mita supports Kelly and the selected social organizations. Over the years, Kelly has refined the the rules of participation to ensure that the money raised goes to those organizations who need it most.

12974437 1274559082573630 4201166823741505931 N 150x150The 14th Annual International Festival of Altruism is taking place this Sunday, May 6th, starting at 6pm in the beachfront garden at Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa featuring top 40 restaurants in the bay area offering samples of their best dishes on a wonderful ambience with live music, dancing, entertainment and great company.

All proceeds will be donated to the 20 chosen charities and non-profit organizations who need your help. By buying a $400 pesos ticket, you are donating the money to the great causes of these extraordinary non-profits. Each charity will be given the opportunity to host a display at the festival to highlight the great impact they are having on the Puerto Vallarta community. The organizations welcome you to come by to meet them and look forward to receiving your support. Learn about how they work and volunteer opportunities.