Several resorts and hotels in the Riviera Nayarit have been included once again in Travel + Leisure’s “The World’s Best Awards 2019” list.

Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort are at the top of the list of local resorts; this positions Mexico’s Pacific Treasure among the most exclusive tourist destinations in the country and around the world.

Every year T+L asks its readers to analyze their travel experiences and share their thoughts on the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruises, spas, airlines, and more for their “The World’s Best” survey.

The destinations are classified are cities or vacation destinations according to their location and services, and hotels qualify according to their facilities, location, services, food, and overall value.

After analyzing the results, Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta placed 97th as the best hotel development in the region on the list of The World’s Best Hotels Top 100.

Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta also placed 6th on the list of The Top 15 Resort Hotels in Mexico, while The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort placed 12th.

Source: Riviera Nayarit Mexico Blog


Puerto Vallarta has plenty of reasons to celebrate this summer. The great experiences PV offers its visitors have made it a Top 5 Destination in Mexico, according to travel website TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards.

Our port places fourth in a select list led by Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Los Cabos. Likewise, Vallarta’s Our Lady of Guadalupe ranks among one of the ten most recognized icons in the country in a list that includes archeological sites and the Guadalupe Basilica in Mexico City.

Also, Puerto Vallarta reinforces the quality of its hotel industry by placing five of its hotels among the best in the country in several categories, including luxury hotels.

The local cuisine is also represented in these Awards, with Le Kliff making an appearance.

These awards are chosen by TripAdvisor’s more than 40 million users. Simply being part of the nominations speaks volumes to Vallarta’s tourism industry, because everything is chosen based on user comments and ratings on the site.


The Carpaccio & Craft Beer Fest is now underway at Café des Artistes, a food fest focused on this gourmet dish paired with craft beers from both local and international brands.

Café des Artistes (Guadalupe Sánchez 740, El Centro) has prepared one of the summer’s freshest specials: The Carpaccio and Craft Beer Fest, that will be celebrated from July 15th to August 15th of 2019.

From 6:00pm, Café des Artistes will offer a special menu focused on the carpaccio, a fresh and peculiar dish that combines representative ingredients from Puerto Vallarta and Europe, with the distinctive touch of the chef Thierry Blouet.

To pair this light dish and cool off, you would be able to taste the diverse craft beer options that will be available in the menu, where you will find national and international brands.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


The Office for Cultural Projects (OPC) is hosting workshops and talks with artists for the seminar “Is this Art?”, the event began on July 18 and will run until the 3rd of August.

From July 18th to August 3rd of 2019, the Office for Cultural Projects (OPC in Spanish), located in Juárez 598, El Centro; will host talks and workshops with artists specialized in different techniques and artistic contemporary disciplines, during the seminar “¿Esto También es Arte? (Is this art?)”.

The seminar will include topics such as “Conceptual Art and Installation”, “Contemporary Photography”, “Art and Environment”, “Traditional Media in Contemporary Art”, “Artist’s Book”, among others.

Besides, it will feature the presence of internationally recognized artists and graphic designers such as César Girón, Gustavo Gómez Brechtel, Javiera Pintocanles and Fernando Sánchez. 

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


Starting next December, Carnival Panorama, the line’s newest ship, will sail year-round seven-night Mexican Riviera cruises to Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlán.

Starting in December, the Panorama will be replacing the Carnival Splendor which, after years of calling at the port city's API maritime terminal, will make its last voyage to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in September.

The Carnival Panorama, the cruise line's newest ship, successfully completed sea trials in the Adriatic as its construction in Marghera, Italy, comes to an end. Once the final touches are complete, the 3,960 passenger Panorama will be Carnival Cruise Line's first new ship to sail the West Coast in more than two decades.

The ship will depart Long Beach on December 11, 2019, for its inaugural three-night voyage to Ensenada. Starting on December 14, Carnival Panorama will sail year-round seven-night Mexican Riviera cruises to Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlán.

During these Mexican Riviera cruises, guests can relax on world-class beaches, visit centuries-old historical sites, enjoy unforgettable dining and shopping opportunities, and experience exciting tours and activities.

Source: Banderas News

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