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What was once a tiny homegrown music festival in a resident's backyard, the San Pancho Music Festival has now grown to become one of the premiere music events in the region! Now in its 19th year, the Festival continues to be free to the public through the generosity of the artists, volunteers, donations from the public, and a few friends of the festival. With two stages the festival is able to switch between groups so that there is a minimal amount of waiting time between acts, compared to most other music festival formats.

As in past years, the Festival not only features many of the talented performers from our region, but it also includes artists from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Latin America. With the variety of performers onboard for this year, we are confident that there will be something for everyone.

The Festival always takes place the last weekend in February. This year those dates are Friday, Feb 22rd, Saturday, Feb 23th, and Sunday, Feb. 24th. The music starts at 5pm and goes until 11pm each night. A schedule of acts performing each night will soon be published on the festival website as well as on our Facebook page.  Please visit the website for more details on the performers, and their performance times.

The Festival is held in the Plaza del Sol, across from the church in San Pancho. There will be excellent food vendors on site, alcohol and non-alcohol beverage options, as well as a selection of arts and crafts to peruse. Some chairs are available, but they are first come first serve, so it is advisable to bring your own chairs in order to settle in for a night of great music and fun!

We hope to see you there!

Source: San Pancho Music Festival Press Release

Last modified on Monday, 21 January 2019 07:37


The International Charro Championship is here again, running from Jauary 30 through February 03 and with the participation of the Best Charro teams in Mexico and United States and "Escaramuzas" (Charro Ladies) Tournament.

You can’t miss the 8th International Charro Championship that will be held at the Arena Vallarta from January 30th till February 3rd, 2019. The best Charro teams from Mexico and USA will participate in the event, which will also have skirmish tournaments.

The event has safe facilities for disabled people, a playground area with qualified staff who takes care of children, besides a great and familiar atmosphere.

Come with us and enjoy this traditional and fun charro event in Puerto Vallarta. You can check the full program over at

Wanna know more about charros? Check out our La Charreria and the Charro in Mexico article.

Source: Visit Puerto Vallarta

Last modified on Monday, 21 January 2019 06:56

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2019 represents great challenges and opportunities for the tourism sector in Puerto Vallarta, as it looks to maintain the touristic bonanza and also a constant flow of new jobs in the region.

Preliminary reports from the Secretariat of Tourism’s Datatur system indicate that 2018 closed with a hotel occupancy of 71.86% in the 12,864 registered rooms (357 over the 12,507 in 2017). At the same time the GAP (Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico) reports last year closed with 4,760,000 air transport passengers, with 66% being from international flights and 34% from national flights in 53 routes -41 international and 12 domestic-.

This year the new “Magic Port” terminal Will be finished, with a Tequila Ranch image it will offer a unique experience to the passengers; in a similar note, the International Airport’s expansion project is expected to be defined soon offering bigger and more comfortable spaces for travelers.

As we previously reported, Swoop Airlines landed their first direct flight from Canada to PV on January 08, and the Copa Airlines direct flight from Panama City – Puerto Vallarta that started this past December has been extremely successful in connecting Vallarta to the Caribbean, Central and South America, showing a great interest in our Mexican pacific destination.

Also, the hotel sector keeps growing and improving to meet the standards of the most demanding tourists, with projects Grand Park Royal and Garza Blanca Sur in in the South Zone of PV.

Source: NotiVallarta


Last week, Swoop celebrated its first of four inaugural flights to Mexico. Flight WO660 departed John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) on Tuesday January 8, at 8:00 a.m. EST and arrived at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) at 12:28 p.m. CST.

This is the first time an airline has offered service to Puerto Vallarta from the Hamilton International Airport. Travelers can also enjoy flights from Hamilton to Cancun beginning January 14, 2019 and Abbotsford to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán beginning January 12, 2019 and January 20, 2019, respectively.

The Puerto Vallarta International Airport and tourism partners are welcoming the arrival of the first Swoop aircraft and its travellers with a water arch, refreshments, gift bags and a lively mariachi band.

“Today’s inaugural flight on Swoop from Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is an exciting one for the Airport and our customers,” said Cathie Puckering, President & CEO, John C. Munro HamiltonInternational Airport. “Puerto Vallarta is a brand-new destination offered for the first time from Hamilton and is a popular destination for Canadian and U.S. customers heading south to escape the cold winter weather. Hamilton is proud to fulfil this demand and see its list of sun destinations continue to grow in 2019.”

“Puerto Vallarta’s airport has been enjoying a continual increase in flights in the past two seasons and these new flights are a sign on the continuous interest in Puerto Vallarta’s tourism offerings,” said Javier Aranda Pedrero, General Director, Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. “Our guests will find that Puerto Vallarta can offer an exceptional warm and sunny vacation at every budget.”

Check out our Airlines, Flights and Routes section for more infor on direct flights to PV!

Source: Corporate Meetings Network


The PV Garden Club invites everyone to attend this party to support continued beautification of Puerto Vallarta at Oscar's Restaurant on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

The PV Garden Club is delighted to announce the 6th Annual Puerto Vallarta Garden Club party in celebration of our continued efforts to beautify our city. You won't want to miss this spectacular event, scheduled to be held at the beautiful Oscar's Restaurant on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Each year, many guests dress in the annual gala color and this year will be no exception; orange, red, peach, yellow, vibrant pink... all of the many colors found in Puerto Vallarta's world-famous sunsets.

The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with a festive wine and margarita reception to complement our silent auction. At 8:00 pm, doors will open to a gorgeous dining room designed by Nicholas Pinney, where you'll enjoy a delicious a three-course dinner and the beautiful sounds of Amy Armstrong and Piel Canela.

Tickets cost $2000 pesos (approx. $100 USD) per person. You can order yours by emailing Cole Martelli at colemartelli(at), online via PayPal at the Vallarta Garden Club website. If you would like to pay by cash, you can either make arrangements with Cole for collection or purchase tickets at Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Basilio Badillo 276, on Vallarta's south side.

Source: Banderas News

Last modified on Saturday, 12 January 2019 16:57