This is the last week of the Mita Culinary Month, a gastronomic festival where four Punta Mita restaurants joined forces to celebrate the community’s culinary offerings.

Four restaurants located in Punta de Mita in the Riviera Nayarit have joined together to participate in the first edition of the Mita Culinary Month, created by chefs Héctor Leyva and Iván Bautista, chef and sous chef at Hector’s Kitchen.

Babela’s, Hector’s Kitchen, Pacífico Grill Latino, and Punta Mercedes will present their culinary proposals from June 15 through July 15, 2019, with three-course menus brimming with texture, color, and flavor—a hallmark culinary offer from Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit, one of the most recognized and awarded destinations in the world.

Chef Héctor Leyva commented that Mita Culinary Month celebrates the haute cuisine offered in the destination, ergo its importance. “The intent is to reach more palates and for people to know why Punta Mita in the Riviera Nayarit is a world leader. It’s not for nothing that gastronomy has always been one of the pillars of tourism promotion,” he said.

Meanwhile, Marc Murphy, director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), said: “We should celebrate that a restaurant encourages the development of the culinary communities that surround it and that it’s also an experience well worth enjoying as far as price-quality is concerned.”

Source: Riviera Nayarit Blog


The Seventh Sea Turtle Festival, an event organized by Playa Platanitos Ecologico A.C. will be taking place on July 20-21, 2019 during the sea turtle release season.

It’s turtle nesting and hatchling liberating season on Playa Platanitos—a coastal village in the Riviera Nayarit located in the municipality of Compostela—which means everyone is preparing for the VII Sea Turtle Festival, held July 20-21, 2019. The goal for the event is to promote environmental awareness and the conservation of the sea turtle, besides boosting tourism in a community with less than 100 inhabitants who live mostly from commerce, fishing, and sustainable tourism.

The festival includes several activities for all ages like horse riding, fishing, cycling, swimming, walks, camping, sea turtle and environmental issues exhibitions, cultural forums, musical acts and comedy acts, the crowning of the festival queen, and talks.

Source: Riviera Nayarit Blog



SPCA PV has announced a special Summer Fundraiser to take place on Saturday, July 27, consisting of a champagne brunch at the Hacienda San Angel hotel.

SPCA de PV is pleased to announce a special Summer fundraiser on Saturday, July 27. Make plans now to join us from 10 am to 2 pm for a delicious champagne brunch in the roof top restaurant at Hacienda San Angel, the internationally acclaimed luxury boutique hotel overlooking the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Founded in 2012 by a group of dedicated animal lovers, the SPCA de PV is a no-kill shelter that can house up to 130 animals at once. Supported by individual donations and fundraising events such as this, these volunteers rescue and find permanent homes for over 200 animals each year.

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. Monies raised will support these various goals in ways that are most feasible within the community.

Tickets for the Champagne Brunch / SPCA de PV Summer fundraiser are available now for $695 Pesos per person. To reserve a ticket, send an email to spcapv(at)

Source: Banderas News


The Club de Pesca de Bahía de Banderas (Banderas Bay’s Fishing Club) invites everyone to the thirteenth edition of the International Marlin & Tuna Fishing Tournament will take place from July 18 until July 20 at the Paradise Village Marina in Nuevo Vallarta.

Every year, the Club de Pesca de Bahía de Banderas extends an invitation for all the fans of this sport to gather in teams and participate on a competition dedicated to demonstrate their abilities with the fishing rod.

One of the rules is that each registered vessel has a maximum of four participants, who will show the biggest species of marlin, sailfish, dorado and tuna. Besides, they will be able to participate in categories such as catch and release, fishing one and best crew.

The winners of each category will be awarded through a ceremony with certificates, gifts, and badges and cash prizes, which will be from $25 to $150 thousand pesos. For more information about registration, price, rules and itinerary, visit the official website.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


Airline Swoop has released its 2019 winter schedule with added service to Puerto Vallarta from both Edmonton and Winnipeg. Flights are now available for booking.

Today Swoop released its 2019 winter schedule with non-stop flights available for booking from June 25, 2019 through April 25, 2020. The schedule boasts 28 winter getaway routes, including the enticing new destination of Los Cabos, Mexico.

Swoop's service in Winnipeg will increase from 16 to 26 weekly flights at the height of the winter schedule, 14 of which will serve transborder and international destinations. Winnipeg will enjoy new service to Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos, Mexico; Las Vegas, Nevada; Mesa, Arizona; and Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Bay, Florida.

Edmonton will add service to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, Los Cabos and Cancun, Mexico.

New sun-service from London, Ontario includes Cancun, Mexico; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Orlando, Florida.

Swoop has maintained its growth plan and will be accepting the delivery of three more aircraft by the end of 2019, bringing its fleet total to 10 Boeing 737-NG 800s.

Source: Aviation Pros