Vitea opens daily from 8 a.m. to midnight for breakfast lunch and dinner. Premium coffees, fine pastries and exceptional sandwiches and fresh salads also available for take away. A perfect place for people watching or enjoying the sea breeze from the Pacific Ocean located a few feet away. Live music available during various evenings of the week creating an original atmosphere.

To talk about Vitea Oceanfront Bistro is to talk about an excellent combination of fresh, healthy and exquisite dishes, all in a privileged location in front of the sea. The setting of this restaurant is relaxed featuring colorful tables and chairs with elegant details in mosaic glass, as well as the panoramic views toward the Malecón, at the threshold of Banderas Bay.

With a seating capacity of 120 diners distributed in the outdoor terrace and the air-conditioned area, where there is a wine cellar with more than 200 labels from around the world, Vitea Oceanfront Bistro is an artistic Art Deco, casual restaurant opened in 2004 by chefs and owners Bernhard Güth and Ulf Henriksson, who had previously inaugurated the now iconic Trio restaurant in 2001.

During our visit to the restaurant Vitea in Puerto Vallarta, our host, the Swedish chef Ulf Henriksson, prepared us a very European dinner, with a distinguished Mexican touch. As an appetizer, he offered us the Octopus with Chorizo and Potato, whose preparation consisted in pouring these ingredients into a frying pan until reaching the exact cooking point to be served later.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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The Bahía de Banderas Trash Challenge will take place September 23-29, and the “Let’s Clean Up our Bay” Marathon that will be held on Saturday, September 29th.

A Towns, Rivers, and Beaches Cleanup Marathon in Bahía de Banderas will be held September 23-29 to contribute to the conservation of the area’s Natural Protected Areas by fighting solid waste contamination. This includes both the Nayarit and Jalisco portions of the bay.

The campaign is headed by the National Commission for Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) under the direction of the Islas Marietas National Park (PNIM) and the Sierra de Vallejo – Río Ameca Natural Resources Protected Area, in coordination with the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Mita Recicla.

Civil society, local businesses, and Non-Governmental and Governmental Organizations are expected to join in this cleanup marathon, raising awareness about the public health problems caused by solid waste, separating the waste correctly, and promoting recycling.

Source: Vallarta Daily



The 2018 edition of the Xtreme Sales Summit will be held October 4 & 5 at the Grand Vidanta Convention Center in Nuevo Vallarta.

This is a two-day event led by some of today’s leaders in the field of international negotiation, master closing techniques, personal development and leadership training. Guest speakers include Dr. Dan Shapiro, founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program; Jim Madrid, creator of “High-Performance Culture” and Joe McGriff, a training leader in the vacation ownership industry.

Xtreme Sales Summit was created as a premier event with the purpose of supply opportunities for individuals, teams and organizations to have access to the highest level of continued education by bringing qualified and highly educated speakers to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.

The event is open to the public and early registrants will receive a discounted rate of $299 USD ($5,599 MXN). The registration rate includes a two-day ticket, meals, certificate of attendance and content from some of the best sales trainers in the world. This promotion will be available through September 15th, while quantities last. General registration rates of $499 USD ($9,299 MXN) will be available through October 3.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


Independence Day celebrations are deeply rooted in Mexicans, and Riviera Nayarit is one of the best places when it comes to celebrating.

The Fiestas Patrias (lit. National Holidays) are the perfect excuse to spend a few days in the Mexican Pacific Treasure, especially since this year the holiday lands on a weekend; here you can enjoy the celebrations in a beach setting that differs from the rest of the country.

The hotels in Nayarit have prepared plenty of activities and parties themed around Independence Day, like the traditional “Mexican Night,” which can include tequila, mariachi, snacks and a lot of fun. Also, there are some spectacular dinners made by the most prestigious chefs in the region which are surely going to make you yell: Viva Mexico!

Hotels like Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, W Punta de Mita, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Samba Vallarta and Paradise Village offer themed parties, mexican dinners, buffets with typical mexican dishes, free bar for national drinks, mariachis, traditional dance ballet, contests, live performances, live broadcasts of “El Grito” from the National Palace and, most important of all, fun!

Source: NotiVallarta (Spanish)

Viva La Independencia

The Hidalgo Park, the Plaza de Armas, the Arches of the Malecon, and all Puerto Vallarta gets in party mood to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day. Dont miss the September events.

September is El Mes de la Patria in Mexico, the month of the country, when Mexico celebrates its Independence from Spain on September 16th. And in true Mexican style, we celebrate the entire month. The streets are decked out in green, white and red, which are the national colors of Mexico, and street vendors sell flags, streamers, balloons and other things to celebrate the event. Although the holiday is the 16th of September the festivities actually begin a couple of days before.

On the 13th of September, Mexico remembers the fallen young soldiers who died in the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847 in Mexico's war with the United States. El Dia de los Niños Heroes celebrates the slain cadets that fought so bravely for their country.

The 14th of September is known as El Dia del Charro, or Day of the Cowboy. The 15th of September is Noche del Grito, or Night of the Yell. At 11 pm all over Mexico, people gather in the main plazas of their towns and the mayor, together with the President of Mexico from the National Palace in Mexico City, gives "El Grito" (literally the yell or shout) of independence.

The 16th of September is the National Holiday, and it's a patriotic celebration marked by civic ceremonies, parades, concerts and lively parties in the downtown area.

Sources: Banderas News & Visit Puerto Vallarta