"Mi Amigo Sin Pelo" is  set to be held on December 16, 2018 from 5:00 to 10:00 pm at Los Arcos del Malecón.

Organized by the Asociación Femenil Vallartense (Vallarta Women's Association) to raise funds for children's cancer treatments, the event is in its 10th consecutive year and aims to raise public awareness; to unite and empathize with those who suffer from this disease. Translating literally to "My Friend Without Hair," the event features all kinds of family-friendly fun and games, including a zipline provided by the Puerto Vallarta Civil Protection and Fire Department, and the public is invited to actively participate by making contributions and/or by cutting their hair as a solidarity gesture.

All of the event's proceeds will benefit the Center for Children with Cancer (CANICA). Each year more than a thousand children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in Jalisco, and the center provides support for minors in Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, and other parts of the state.

The President of the Vallarta Women's Association, Evelia Basañez, said that they are currently providing financial support to 15 Puerto Vallarta families whose children are receiving treatment for cancer in Guadalajara. These families must travel to the capital city up to four or five times every month, and the money raised will be used to help solve transportation problems in getting these children to the treatment center.

Source: Banderas News


This year’s Second Annual Red Ribbon Gala event will be held at Mantamar Beach Club on Playa Los Muertos on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:00-10:00 p.m.

With the much larger venue, up to 250 guests will be able to enjoy the sunset right on the beach!

The SETAC Community Center is holding its second annual Red Ribbon Gala at Mantamar Beach Club on Wednesday, December 5. Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS arranged for two highly-talented Broadway performers to come entertain the crowd at the Gala. Event organizer Robert Schley from Mexico Event Design recently interviewed Mr. Viola in-depth about his organization and their commitment to the local Puerto Vallarta community.

How long have you been active with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS? I’ve been a part of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS since its inception. In 1988, with many of its own members facing dire circumstances, the Council of Actors’ Equity–the union for actors and stage managers–set out to fight HIV and AIDS within its own community. Equity Fights AIDS was created as a committee of Actors’ Equity.
Source: SETAC

Hospital San Javier Vallarta

On Friday, November 23rd, 2018, San Javier Marina Hospital celebrated its 18th anniversary of operations in Puerto Vallarta.

To commemorate it, the local and foreign community, as well as patients and doctors, met in the hospital to enjoy a cocktail, which led to the cutting of the ribbon that opened the Galería de Sonrisas (Gallery of Smiles), an initiative that collects testimonials from patients with extraordinary case studies, where they share their stories of hope.

It is a temporary exhibition located in the main lobby of the Hospital San Javier Marina, which aims to share the philosophy of humane treatment that the institution has implemented since its founding in 2000 in Puerto Vallarta.

The Galería de Sonrisas is open to the general public and can be visited 24/7.

Source: Vallarta Lfiestyles


All the passion of the "Sport of Kings" will be on display at the VII Riviera Nayarit Polo Cup, celebrated from December 6-9, 2018, at La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club.

The club is considered one of the best designed clubs in the country and lies tucked away in the tropical jungles of San Francisco (San Pancho), Nayarit. Although it's the cup's seventh year, this is only the second event hosted at the inimitable La Patrona Polo Club, which continues to boost this equestrian activity as one of the destination's luxury options.

Details were shared during a press conference held at the Tierra Tropical polo lounge. The event will welcome several top international players, with Canada as the guest country. The goal is to put Mexico and the region on the world map.

Present at the press conference were: Rubén Carrillo, managing director for Tierra Tropical; Silvia Duarte, Groups and Events manager at the Riviera Nayarit CVB; Hugo Ahumada, executive chef for La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club; Martín Harriague, polo manager at La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club; Claudia Vallarta, representative from the Nayarit Ministry of Tourism; and Froylán Caballero, director at Top Sports.

Source: Banderas News




Casa Karma, the luxurious villa located in Conchas Chinas, will host Illumination II, a charity dinner to be held Friday, December 7, at 6 pm.

This event will include an excellent menu supervised by chef Memo Wulff (Barrio Bistro), along with chefs from two other Puerto Vallarta restaurants: Tintoque and De Cántaro. Paul Fracassi will perform the hits of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Frankie Valli, among other legends, and you can also enjoy the flamenco sounds of Esau Galván Santos, one of the best guitarists on the bay.

In addition, there will be a silent art auction, which will include photographs, sculptures and paintings by both Mexican and international artists.

It is an exclusive event, with only 150 places available. If you wish to support this civic association, contact Barb Bremmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (322) 223-0916 or (322) 103-7938. Ticket cost is $1,700 MXN per person. You can find more details at

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles