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


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


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