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ExPats in Vallarta, the local community of expats open for all foreign visitors, investors and residents in Puerto Vallarta, announced their different open to the public events scheduled for March.

Happy Hour gatherings, from 5:00 to 7:00pm. There is no charge for Happy Hours, just pay for what you order:

  • Tuesday, March 13 at Champions Sports Bar at the Casamagna Marriott Hotel, Marina Vallarta
  • Tuesday, March 27 at El Andariego Restaurant, Col. 5 de Diciembre, Downtown Puerto Vallarta

Two ExPats Dinners will be held in Puerto Vallarta. Advance reservations and purchased tickets for the dinners are necessary:

  • Thursday March 8, at Las Adelitas on Av. Fluvial Vallarta near Costco
  • Thursday March 22, at Mariscos Tino’s El Pitillal (formerly Capitan Mantarraya)

Free Zumba classes are held each Wednesday morning at 9:00am, in the Marina at the Plaza on Albatros next to the Catholic Church.

A Wine and Appetizer Evening will be held on Wednesday, March 28th in the Marina area.  Advance reservations are necessary.

Read about other events in Vallarta.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


SPCA PV opened their sanctuary in January of 2012 on the outskirts of Puerto Vallarta, they're a no-kill shelter and can house up to 130 animals at once.  We rescue and find permanent homes for over 200 animals each year.


According to the Chinese zodiac, 2018 is The Year of the Dog, which emphasizes dependability, loyalty and reunions with family and friends, a lovely champagne brunch will be held at Casa Kimberly on Wednesday, March 7 at 11:00 am to benefit the SPCA of PV.

The mission of SPCA de PV is to help fund and promote sterilization, adoption and health care efforts for companion animals in the Puerto Vallarta area, with the goal of eliminating the euthanasia of healthy and adoptable animals.

Tickets to "The Year of the Dog" Champagne Brunch fundraiser cost just $595 pesos. Monies raised will support these various goals in ways that are most feasible within the community. This event is being entirely underwritten by Hacienda San Angel owner Janice Chatterton, so 100% percent of the proceeds will go to the SPCA de PV.

Seating is limited, and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop by the Olas Altas Farmers Market on Saturdays to get your tickets today!


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Source: Banderas News


More than 35 artists from across the Banderas Bay region are coming together to support the Corazón de Niña children's home in an "Artists for Orphans Garden Party" fundraiser on Sunday, March 11, from 2:00-5:00 pm at La Hacienda de Carlota Restaurant.

Corazón de Niña opened in 2012 to offer a stable, nurturing environment for children from broken homes, dysfunctional families, and other unfortunate circumstances.

Rather than housing the children in an institutional setting, Corazón de Niña provides a real home with house parents and separate residences for boys and girls. Counseling, education and long-term support are provided to help the children grow into successful adults who are able to support themselves and make their own contributions to the community.

"We so appreciate the efforts by the artists to support us in giving our children opportunities to grow up in ways they most likely would not have," says Melissa Canez, the home's Director and co-founder. "In turn, we invite everyone in the greater Puerto Vallarta area to come and support the artists at this wonderful event, while also supporting the children in our home."

The Artists for Orphans Garden Party will feature live acoustic music by Piel Canela, renowned Mexican folk, flamenco, and gypsy guitarists. La Hacienda de Carlota will serve tapas and provide a no-host full bar.

Tickets are 500 pesos and available by emailing Cecil Kerfont at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the following Puerto Vallarta establishments:

• La Hacienda de Carlota Restaurant, Calle Lázaro Cárdenas #388
• Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Basilio Badillo #276
• Lucy Cucu Cabana, Basilio Badillo #295
• Corazón de Niña Thrift Shop, Marina Las Palmas 1, Frente Hotel Melia, Marina Vallarta

Source: Banderas News



The 7th annual Riverfest music festival and fundraiser in benefit of Pasitos de Luz will take place March 2nd, 3rd and 4th at El Rio BBQ Bar. The event will also feature art exhibits, expos and buffet.

Patron ticket holders get preferred early bird parking on a first come first serve basis, shuttle service if parked in the far lot, gate entry, welcome margarita or beer, guaranteed reserved seating area under cover, delicious free appetizers from about 1pm – 2pm, free non alcoholic beverages and sodas, bottled water and free buffet one time from 2pm – 4:30pm.

Event’s details

Friday, March 2: Los Imposibles (TNT) at 2:00 pm followed by the ever-popular Bobbie and Gilbert from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. There will be 50/50 draw.

Saturday, March 3: Gate opens at 11:30am and music starts at 12:00pm. Musicians include Paul Fracassi, Stolie, Soul Trip, The Jamaican Brothers, Cat Daddy,  La Trez Cuartoz and Sylvie and the Zippers. 

Sunday, March 4: Riverfest will end the weekend with El Rio BBQ Bar bringing back its Sunday Mexican Grill Buffet (1:00pm – 5:00pm), featuring its famous slow-smoked ribs, hand-made tortillas and quesadillas, grilled chicken and smoked marlin ensalada, with Chef Hollis at the helm. Beginning at 1:00pm enjoy Media Luna followed by Puerto Vallarta’s number 1 Mariachi “Real de América”  at 2:00pm and at 3:30pm the amazing Los Bambinos, PV’s favorite brother band.

For more information and patron tickets, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


Ricky Martin's music video for "Fiebre," his new single, premiered this afternoon (Feb 23rd). The song features  Wisin and Yandel and will serve as the first single from upcoming, still untitled, album. You can watch the music video here!

The newly married singer decided on Puerto Vallarta as the location for his new music video, and because the 46-year-old star never disappoints, this video is just as steamy as the song. Martin will be honored this evening by closing the "Emirates Airlines Dubai Jazz Festival," where he'll be performing his greatest hits and also "Fiebre." 

After Dubai, he's heading to Spain to promote his latest hit, and then returning to Las Vegas for his residency "ALL IN" at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino. The star of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story said exclusively to E! News in the clip above, "I'm a husband, but we're doing a heavy party in a couple of months, I'll let you know."

Although no formal celebration has taken place, the 46-year-old singer says he and Jwan Yosef have done everything else to prep for the special occasion.  "We exchanged vows, and we've swear [sic] everything, and we've signed all the papers that we needed to sign, prenups and everything." 

Read about Vallarta's attractions to learn more about some of the locations used for this music video!

Source: E! Online