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Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group will hold the Restaurant Week 2018 from May 15 to June 10, the 14th edition of this event (est. 2005), offering special three-course menus at a reduced price to both residents and visitors alike for a period of almost four weeks.

Restaurant Week keeps registrations open for its 14th edition, taking place this year. The event, which is organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group, will implement a few changes in benefit of both diners and participating restaurants. First and most important, the festival will now run from May 15 to June 10. Tourist and locals will have ten more days to try the wide variety of gastronomy, for which our destination is world renown.

Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit restaurants interested in participating in the 14th edition of Restaurant Week must send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (322) 221 0051, in order to receive all the membership requirements and begin taking advantage of this culinary event. As each year, the festival will be sponsored by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board.

“This event was created to provide locals with the opportunity to enjoy the local gastronomy and stimulate economic activity in a month that was, back then, considered as low season. Nowadays, May has more activity in our region thanks to this and other events that have emerged with the pass of time. However, Restaurant Week remains as one of the most prominent,” points out Juan Pablo Hernández, the event’s coordinator.

Read more about the the restaurants and  culinary scene of Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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The 2018 International Tourism Fair (FITUR), was held in Madrid, Spain from January 17 to January 21 and awarded the state of Nayarit with Excelencias Turísticas 2017 for a Successful Use of Gastronomy as a Cornerstone of the Riviera Nayarit’s Tourism Promotion.

 

Since the creation of the brand 10 years ago, gastronomy has become a key asset for the tourism promotion of the Riviera Nayarit, so much so that it shares space with strategies activated on an international scale.

Eulalio Coronado Mendoza, State Secretary of Tourism, and Marc Murphy, director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) received the award from the hands of José Carlos de Santiago, President of the Evaluating Committee of Grupo Excelencias.

This year, the Premios Excelencias honored 21 projects and personalities in different categories, all of them with an outstanding trajectory within the tourism, cultural and culinary sectors. The state of Nayarit proved their commitment with the tourism industry within this group of competing companies.

“Gastronomy is a key asset of the region and one of the main objectives is to transform Mexico’s Pacific Treasure into a culinary destination par excellence,” said Marc Murphy. “Together with its natural attractions, its hotel infrastructure and its services, this asset helps elevate the destination’s level of competitiveness.”

 

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With 8 Blue Flag certified beaches, the most of all tourist destinations in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta continues to demonstrate it is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to international tourism. The Blue Flag certified beaches in PV are: Palmares, Camarones, Playa de Oro, Amapas, Conchas Chinas I, Conchas Chinas II, Garza Blanca and Sheraton. 

Puerto Vallarta must maintain its efforts to continue to be the tourist destination with the highest number of certified beaches nationwide and extend the recognition to other areas, as these badges give greater prominence to the port, said the director of the Hotel Association and Motels (AHyM), Alejandro Torres Magaña.

The hotel executive praised the work that has been done by the municipal government, the private sector and the federal and state governments, for the certification of more beaches and the re-certifications, as well as the Blue Flag awards, which are an example for the destination to remain one of the favorites for national and foreign tourism.

He pointed out that Puerto Vallarta is the tourist destination with the most certified beaches nationwide “and we want to continue maintaining that commitment, not so much to continue being leaders, but simply because we have seen the benefit of having these recognitions and working with ecology in this case.”

Read more about the beaches of Puerto Vallarta and its sorroundings.

Source: Vallarta Daily

Tourism Police

According to a report published by the INEGI  (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía), surveys were conducted throughout the country among citizens age 18 and above, and Puerto Vallarta was among the safest cities in Mexico. For tourists from across the world, Puerto Vallarta is still considered the safest city all over in Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta has felt safe to us since we first began to come here over three decades ago. As the city has grown, we've watched many changes but some things have remained the same such as our ability to move around without fear; feel safe walking the streets of Puerto Vallarta after sunset; sleeping well at night, knowing we are secure in our home.

In surveys conducted throughout the country among citizens age 18 and above, reports about security at ATMs (including those located on public highways as well as secure bank lobbies) were very favorable for Puerto Vallarta. People also feel safe while visiting their bank, which can't be said for some global locations. The Municipal Tourism Directorate concurs with these findings, which simply confirms what most of us have long felt about Puerto Vallarta.

Safety comes at many levels; we have felt security in Puerto Vallarta for many years and have no expectations of this changing. We are so proud to live in a city that has been declared as the safest city by a very reputable publication.

Read more about safety in Puerto Vallarta

Source: Banderas News

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The Festival will mark its fifth edition on Sunday, January 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., it will  take place at park Lázaro Cárdenas, a few meters from Playa Los Muertos and home to the popular "Ándale Bernardo" statue. This edition will host five additional restaurants for a total of 10 local restaurants, two craft breweries, and artisanal ice cream with Bargelatto.

The most basic ingredients of land and sea are combined, fishermen learned that after cleaning the fish they had several options to cook it; however, at some point they tried to put it in lemon juice with the surprise of finding the cooked and marinated meat. Thus came the encounter between fish and lemon, which over time would give rise to two of the best known dishes of the cuisine of the Pacific Ocean: ceviche and a Mexican variant with chili and onion: aguachile.

The organizer of the event, Edgar Cisneros, explained that ceviche is a dish consisting of fish or seafood marinated in citrus dressings, mainly lemon, lime or sour orange, is one of the delights most sought by tourists who visit the beach. He stressed that the aguachile followed a similar procedure but in this, as the name implies, generous portions of chopped chile are added, mainly serrano and abundant onion slices, as well as grain salt and some pepper, which produce an explosion of flavor.

He commented that ceviche and aguachile are very traditional dishes in the region, prepared homemade by families from all walks of life and by chefs in restaurants of all kinds, in a sample of the versatility of these products.

Read more about Puerto Vallarta's local dishes and its restaurants.

Source: Vallarta Daily

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