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.


Local authorities have confirmed the second edition of Down Puerto Vallarta, it will take place in downtown Puerto Vallarta (along Aldama street) on Sunday, May 13.

Mountain Bike professional athletes and enthusiasts have long known Puerto Vallarta as a destination beyond its beaches, with multiple providers in the city offering numerous MTB adventures across the Sierra Madre and surrounding towns. But the secret is out as the second edition of the urban cycling competition, Down Puerto Vallarta, is set to position Puerto Vallarta, celebrating its centennial this year, on the international stage of extreme and urban sports this May 13th.

Produced by the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board and Altius Event, Down Puerto Vallarta will feature three categories: Downhill, Slopestyle y Freestyle and take participants from the Sierra Madre’s La Cruz hilltop, downhill and across the historic center to the Malecon in a panoramic 3,000-foot-long speedway. Puerto Vallarta is expecting thousands of visitors to travel to the city to attend the race and cheer on competitors.

Participants will have the opportunity to test the track on May 12 before taking on the race on the 13. Both events will start at 4:30 PM, right before sunsets.

The city of Puerto Vallarta is nestled between the mountainous jungle of the Sierra Madre and the sandy beaches along the Bay of Banderas; a natural environment of varying terrain and majestic views offering ideal conditions for outdoor adventures and sports and Mountain Biking are noticing.

Read more about sports and other activities in and around PV!


Puerto Vallarta started introducing a completely new and modern public bus system late last month, aiming to provide passengers a comprehensive and high-quality service.

The new buses are being produced by DINA, a Mexican automotive producer of heavy duty and specialty vehicles, and will have air conditioning, security cameras, information screens and a payment system for prepaid cards. Eight buses went into operation earlier this month as an introduction to the local population with an additional 90 buses being added gradually until December of this year when 332 new units will make up Puerto Vallarta’s only public bus system in operation.

During the implementation phase, Puerto Vallarta ’s public transportation system will be hosting an introduction period to local authorities, hoteliers, and members of the local population to introduce the service. Presentations will also be done at schools and brochures will be distributed to bus riders using the current system to ensure maximum exposure of the new routes and payment system.

The new public buses will run on gas, lowering pollution in the city. Drivers will also be trained to meet all the requirements of Jalisco’s Department of Transportation and to ensure that drivers no longer speed to pick up passengers. In addition, a new night service with a transportation starting at midnight will be added to provide service industry workers with safe transportation during the hours that many locals travel to work at hotels, restaurants, tours, etc. The Buho (owl in Spanish) will operate the main routes of Puerto Vallarta.

You can read more about PV's transport in our How To Move section.

Source: Vallarta Daily


A new tourist and residential complex, part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, is coming to Punta de Mita in late 2019. It will overlook the Banderas Bay and be comprised of an ultra-luxury boutique hotel and 30 oceanfront private residences.

Susurros del Corazón, a new destination from Auberge Resorts Collection, might be opening its doors in Punta de Mita in late 2019, as announced by local real estate agency Riviera Partners Realty. This will be a tourist and residential complex overlooking the Banderas Bay and comprised of an ultra-luxury boutique hotel and 30 oceanfront private residences (3, 4 and 5 bedroom units). The latter will be marketed by the aforementioned real estate company based in Punta de Mita, Riviera Nayarit.

“Susurros del Corazón means Whispers of the Heart, and our guiding ethos is to create a retreat with intimacy and a sense of individuality that resonates with guests on a quiet and personal level,” said Dan Friedkin, Owner and Chairman, Auberge Resorts Collection. “It will be a resort unlike any other in the area – exquisitely crafted and purposely relaxed in the style of an enchanting private beach house. We are excited to bring Auberge’s signature soft-spoken luxury to this jewel of a setting.”

Situated on the Riviera Nayarit, Susurros del Corazón will introduce a “bungalow by the beach experience” with both indoor and outdoor spaces that bow to the inherent beauty of the land. It will join Auberge’s impressive group of award-winning beach escapes, including Esperanza and Chileno Bay Resort & Residences in Los Cabos, Mexico, Malliouhana in Anguilla, Nanuku in Fiji, and Mukul Resort in Nicaragua.

Read more about Punta de Mita here.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit All-Inclusive Resort, located in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit -15 minutes north of Marina Vallarta, 25 minutes to historic downtown Puerto Vallarta and El Malecón, and 15 minutes from the airport-,  has been selected by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the properties reinventing the all-inclusive experience.

The concept of the all-inclusive resort has come a long way since the days of bottom-shelf liquor, all-you-can-eat buffets and party pools. Today, many resorts are delivering authentic local experiences with fine dining and superb spa facilities typically reserved for à la carte guests. The editors at  Forbes Travel Guide  have selected six sophisticated properties reinventing the all-inclusive experience.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

The Four-Star Riviera Nayarit property in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, above, takes its leave-everything-to-us mantra to heart. In addition to all-you-can-manage water aerobics classes and daily-refilled minibars, the nightly rate includes five dining options, rooms with creative touches (wellness suites come with an exercise bike) and exceptional service, with a 24-hour personal concierge.

You can check out our hotel guide here.

Source: Forbes Travel Guide

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