Vallarta Pride's website is reporting you can now register to be a part of the parade on May 24th at 7:00 pm, the parade will start at the Sheraton Hotel going all the way through the Malecón and will end at Olas Altas and Rodolfo Gómez intersection.

On May 24, starting at 7pm, thousands will celebrate and support the colorful LGBT rainbow to celebrate gay pride. This year the Pride Parade will feature the actress and television presenter, Alejandra Bogue; our Grand Marshal 2018, Lorena Herrera and our local ambassador, Hector Betancourt, who will give life to our theme “100 reasons to celebrate”. Come celebrate the diversity in our city, regardless of the language you speak, who you love or what you believe.

The appointment for participants of the parade will be at 5:00 pm at the Sheraton Buganvilias. The judges station will be in front of La Piazetta restaurant and a cash prize will be awarded at the most creative entrance. The cost of registration is only $250 pesos for business and free for non-profit organizations and schools. After the parade, join the great Block Party in Lázaro Cárdenas Street!

Take a minute now and register your group at!

Source: Vallarta Pride



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.

Click here to read more about Culture & Arts in Vallarta.

Source: Vallarta Daily

Last modified on Friday, 04 May 2018 00:42


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