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The annual Festival Sayulita is a unique gathering for all lovers of Mexico, Film, Spirits, Food, Music and Sports. The idyllic coastal town of Sayulita provides a scenic, bohemian background perfect for this international festival.

The Magic Town of Sayulita invites everyone to participate in the 5th edition of Festival Sayulita, a fusion of some of the finer things in life: music, food, art, and sports - all set against the Riviera Nayarit's spectacular scenery - from January 31 through February 4, 2018.

This event was born of magic, the inspiration of its creators and the support of the sui generis community that encourages culture, the arts and open-air activities, underscoring the Bohemian atmosphere of this coastal town that's captured domestic and international visitors' fancy.

During a press conference on Tuesday, January 23, the organizers and founders of the festival, Gabriel Villarrubia and Alonso Aréchiga, along with Richard Zarkin, the Public Relations Manager for the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, shared the details and news about this fifth edition, which is expected to attract over 13,000 visitors.

Read more about things to do in PV and its sorroundings.

Source: Banderas News

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In late 2017, Business Insider compiled a list of '13 of the best places to visit if you’re planning a vacation in February' and Puerto Vallarta was part of it. It is included among world renown tourist destinations such as Maui, Rio de Janeiro and Curaçao.

Puerto Vallarta is appointed as “one of Mexico’s premier beach towns with the perfect weather” and the author encourages readers to visit in February, before the spring break season. A picture of Playa Escondida (Hidden Beach) in the Marietas Islands heads the Puerto Vallarta feature. The weather is perfect — mid-70s and 80s on average — and hordes of spring breakers have yet to descend, giving you a little more room to breathe than you'd get in March.

The other destinations include tropical beaches and winter heavens around the world such as Maui, Hawaii; Cape Town, South Africa;  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Abisko, Sweden; Park City, Utah and Curaçao in the Caribbean.

Read more about our beaches and other things to do in Puerto Vallarta.

Sources: Business Insider & Vallarta Lifestyles

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Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group will hold the Restaurant Week 2018 from May 15 to June 10, the 14th edition of this event (est. 2005), offering special three-course menus at a reduced price to both residents and visitors alike for a period of almost four weeks.

Restaurant Week keeps registrations open for its 14th edition, taking place this year. The event, which is organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group, will implement a few changes in benefit of both diners and participating restaurants. First and most important, the festival will now run from May 15 to June 10. Tourist and locals will have ten more days to try the wide variety of gastronomy, for which our destination is world renown.

Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit restaurants interested in participating in the 14th edition of Restaurant Week must send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (322) 221 0051, in order to receive all the membership requirements and begin taking advantage of this culinary event. As each year, the festival will be sponsored by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board.

“This event was created to provide locals with the opportunity to enjoy the local gastronomy and stimulate economic activity in a month that was, back then, considered as low season. Nowadays, May has more activity in our region thanks to this and other events that have emerged with the pass of time. However, Restaurant Week remains as one of the most prominent,” points out Juan Pablo Hernández, the event’s coordinator.

Read more about the the restaurants and  culinary scene of Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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The 2018 International Tourism Fair (FITUR), was held in Madrid, Spain from January 17 to January 21 and awarded the state of Nayarit with Excelencias Turísticas 2017 for a Successful Use of Gastronomy as a Cornerstone of the Riviera Nayarit’s Tourism Promotion.

 

Since the creation of the brand 10 years ago, gastronomy has become a key asset for the tourism promotion of the Riviera Nayarit, so much so that it shares space with strategies activated on an international scale.

Eulalio Coronado Mendoza, State Secretary of Tourism, and Marc Murphy, director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) received the award from the hands of José Carlos de Santiago, President of the Evaluating Committee of Grupo Excelencias.

This year, the Premios Excelencias honored 21 projects and personalities in different categories, all of them with an outstanding trajectory within the tourism, cultural and culinary sectors. The state of Nayarit proved their commitment with the tourism industry within this group of competing companies.

“Gastronomy is a key asset of the region and one of the main objectives is to transform Mexico’s Pacific Treasure into a culinary destination par excellence,” said Marc Murphy. “Together with its natural attractions, its hotel infrastructure and its services, this asset helps elevate the destination’s level of competitiveness.”

 

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With 8 Blue Flag certified beaches, the most of all tourist destinations in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta continues to demonstrate it is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to international tourism. The Blue Flag certified beaches in PV are: Palmares, Camarones, Playa de Oro, Amapas, Conchas Chinas I, Conchas Chinas II, Garza Blanca and Sheraton. 

Puerto Vallarta must maintain its efforts to continue to be the tourist destination with the highest number of certified beaches nationwide and extend the recognition to other areas, as these badges give greater prominence to the port, said the director of the Hotel Association and Motels (AHyM), Alejandro Torres Magaña.

The hotel executive praised the work that has been done by the municipal government, the private sector and the federal and state governments, for the certification of more beaches and the re-certifications, as well as the Blue Flag awards, which are an example for the destination to remain one of the favorites for national and foreign tourism.

He pointed out that Puerto Vallarta is the tourist destination with the most certified beaches nationwide “and we want to continue maintaining that commitment, not so much to continue being leaders, but simply because we have seen the benefit of having these recognitions and working with ecology in this case.”

Read more about the beaches of Puerto Vallarta and its sorroundings.

Source: Vallarta Daily

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