The municipal government is creating a Time Capsule that will be buried on September 27, as part of the city's World Tourism Day celebrations.

The brainchild of local businesswoman Martha Dau, the Puerto Vallarta Time Capsule project is a joint effort between the municipal government, private initiatives and the University of Guadalajara's Centro Universitario de la Costa, who aim to leave a historical legacy for future generations. The idea is to fill a stainless steel box with objects that symbolize the first hundred years of this tourist destination, bury it underground, and unearth it on May 31, 2043 as part of the municipality's 125th anniversary celebrations.

Dau said that the most important thing will be the contents of the Time Capsule, which will be filled with items contributed by citizens, educational institutions and the City Council, so she extended an invitation to the general public, encouraging everyone to participate in the project.

He added that the stainless steel metal box will be buried behind the fountain on the traffic island at the intersection of Av. Fluvial Vallarta and Francisco Medina Ascencio, and will remain sealed for 25 years under the watchful eye of the Centro Universitario de la Costa faculty, who will make an exhibition with the objects that are not claimed as part of Puerto Vallarta's 125th anniversary celebrations.

The City Official also announced that Puerto Vallarta will celebrate World Tourism Day 2018 with a large program of activities that are relevant to this year's WTD theme "Innovation and digital transformation," and that Ecuador will be participating as the guest country.

Source: Banderas News



October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.

While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. That's why, each October, HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta focuses on Breast Cancer Awareness with a variety of special activities and events. This is not to raise any monies, it is all about creating AWARENESS! We hope that you will participate with us.

Pink Wave Cocktail: Friday, October 5, 2018. Hospital San Javier Marina - Francisco Medina Ascencio 2760

Let's Talk About Breast Health: Thursday, October 11, 2018.  11:00 am. Diagnosti-K - Francisco Villa #1389

Cocktails at Lujo Lifestyle: October 18, 2018. 6 pm til 9 pm. Lujo Lifestyle - #500 Lazaro Cardenas, Bucerias

Pink Brunch at Bravos: Sunday, October 28, 2018. 10:00 am. Bravos Restaurant - Francisco I. Madero #263, Col. E. Zapata

We encourage you to support the local businesses that promote and participate in our October Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Watch for these on the HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta Facebook page, and don't forget to Think Pink!

Source: Banderas News


The details of the 10th edition of the festival Vallarta · Nayarit Gastronómica were announced during a press conference held at the Hard Rock Vallarta Hotel, the official venue of the event that will take place October 14 – 18, 2018.

This time, the event’s billboard features chefs that all together gather a total of 14 Michelin stars and 18 Soles Repsol, including the Spanish cooks Ángel León, from Restaurant Aponiente; Andoni Luis Aduriz, from Restaurant Mugaritz(number 9 on the ranking The World’s 50 Best Restaurants); Kiko Moya, from Restaurant L’escaleta; Diego Guerrero, from Restaurant Dstage; Kisco García, from Restaurant Choco and Diego Gallegos, from Restaurante Sollo. For the very first time, an event of this kind will gather the first three Mexican chefs to receive a Michelin star: Carlos Gaytán, from Restaurant Mexique; Paco Méndez, from Restaurante Hoja Santa and Roberto Ruiz, from Punto MX.

In addition, other Mexican chefs that ranked on the list Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants will arrive in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit to attend the event: Paco Ruano, from Restaurant Alcalde; Gerardo Vázquez Lugo, from Restaurant Nicos and Diego Hernández Baquedano, from Restaurant Corazón de Tierra. Along with other celebrity chefs, they will be in charge of the closing gala dinner at the Restaurant Tintoque in Marina Vallarta. Other attractions include a tribute to the prominent Mexican banquet chef Susana Palazuelos and the participation of Inés Páez Nin (popularly known as “Chef Tita”), jury of Master Chef Dominican Republic and the major exponent of the gastronomy of that country.

Locals chefs participating include Betty Vázquez, jury of Master Chef Mexico; Joel Ornelas, from Restaurant Tintoque; Memo Wulff from Restaurant Barrio Bistro; Alex Gómez, from Jardín Nebulosa (San Sebastián del Oeste); Irving Cano, sous chef of the Hard Rock Vallarta Hotel; José Alfredo Jiménez, from Grupo Marival; as well as Raúl Altamirano and Santiago Pérez from Hotel Sheraton.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles



The American School of Puerto Vallarta will host the 2018 edition of its College Fair on Monday, October 8, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Puerto Vallarta’s International Convention Center.

The event is a great opportunity for high school students to reach and get first-hand information from representatives of more than 70 universities located in Mexico, the United States, Canada and the European Union.

The fair is open to the public and admission is free. These are some of the universities attending the event: United States: Arizona State University Benedictine College, Columbia College (Chicago), The Culinary Institute of America, University of Delaware, Emerson University, Florida International University. Europe: The American University of Rome, John Cabot University, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, ESIC Business & Marketing School, EU Business School. Canada: Brock University, Camosun College, Lakehead University, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Toronto, University of Victoria. Mexico: Arkansas State University Campus Querétaro, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Universidad Iberoamericana, Universidad de Monterrey.

For more information, contact The American School of Puerto Vallarta by calling (322) 226-7670 or visit

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


IBTM Americas is a global expo where leaders in the meetings, conventions, corporate events, and incentive travel industries meet with specialized providers from all over the American continent, making it a sort of Tianguis Turístico for the meetings industry.

The Riviera Nayarit pulled out all the stops to strengthen its footprint in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) segment, also known as the Meetings and Events Industry, with a high-profile participation in IBTM Americas, which was held September 5-6 in Mexico City’s Centro Citibanamex.

According to Lucero Guerrero, sales and marketing manager for the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), this is without a doubt an event with excellent potential for the destination. Here, sector leaders, professionals, and providers were able to establish new businesses on a domestic and an international level, as well as receive updates on the industry.

She reported the Riviera Nayarit had the opportunity to promote the attributes, infrastructure, and facilities the destination has to offer the MICE segment.

Source: Riviera Nayarit Blog