The 2018 edition of the Traveler's Chocie Awards included several hotels, restaurants and beaches from Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta in its Top lists. Some of these lists include Top 25 Hotels, Luxury Hotels, Beaches, among others. It's important to note these awards are incredibly reputable thanks to being chosen by the public through their opinions on Trip Advisor. The hotels, beaches and restaurants included in these lists are detailed below:
Top 10 Destinations in Mexico: Puerto Vallarta (3rd place)
Top 25 Hotels in Mexico: Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta (6th place), Playa Escondida (17th), St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta Mita (18th), Hotel Mousai, Puerto Vallarta (21st), Sunset Plaza Beach, Puerto Vallarta (25th).
Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Mexico: St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita (5th place), Hotel Mousai, Puerto Vallarta (10th), Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta (12th), Four Seasons Resort, Punta de Mita (24th).
Top 10 Beaches Mexico: Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Nuevo Vallarta (7th place).
As you can see, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit remain among the best travel destinations in Mexico for tourists, as these awards are the only travel industry awards based on millions of reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.
Source: Trip Advisor
This friday, February 9th, will mark the start of the 3rd annual Book Fair at Plaza de Armas in Puerto Vallarta, the event starts at 10 a.m. and will run until the 18th of this month. There are 40 editorials confirmed to attend offering books at a reduced price, and there will also be workshops for kids Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Through the Third Reading Fair (or Book Fair), Vallarta's residents and visitors alike will have acces to thousands of books at a reduced price, as well as workshops and other activities, at the Plaza de Armas from the 9th thorugh the 18th of February. Over 40 publishers are confirmed to participate offering books with discounts of up to 60% of the regular price, according to the spokesperson for Vallarta's Cultural Institute, Fernando Sánchez Aceves.
Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Armando Soltero, proposer and founder of the fair, the program has gained strentgh and this year in particular the academic community will see its presence strengthened with many university level theses available at the fair. 'We have expanded our invitation to university students working on theses related to Vallarta and the 100 years of our municipality, this means the fair is among the events contributing to the general program,' said Sánchez Aceves.
Among the activities within the fair, there are book signings, readings and lectures, such as the one by Dr. Juan Luis Cifuentes Lemus with 'The Ocean and its Resources'; Luis González y González, Carmen Anaya, Rosa María Chávez, Raúl Gibrán, Fernando Félix Baños, among others. The fair special guest will be Jalisco's own Jaime Yáñez, who will also be offering lectures and workshops for poetry writers of all ages.
Read more about What To Do in Puerto Vallarta.
Source: Vallarta Independiente (Spanish)
Starting today, February 2nd, and through the 19th, more than 200 artisans from 20 states in Mexico, as well as from the invited countries: Ecuador, Peru, Turkey and Colombia, will come together in Puerto Vallarta for the 10th National Meeting of Artisans in front of the Hacienda Buena Ventura hotel. The event is held with the purpose of spreading and preserving craft traditions.
This meeting, organized by the Mexican Federation of Artisans, has been developed in the main cities of the country consecutively, said Moisés Sánchez, the organization’s event coordinator. He noted that it is intended to provide the opportunity to the true artisans of the country so that they are the ones who market their products directly to the consuming public, and in this way obtain benefits for their families by offering what they know how to do with their hands and their talent. There will be an area where experts will be working live in front of the public works made in clay, wood, paper and some other traditional materials.There will also be products for the palate of the attendees such as the food and drinks of Oaxaca such as chocolate, black mole, grasshoppers, quesillo, tlayudas, yolk bread, carafe snow that is made fresh. As well as Puebla’s traditional mole, organic coffee from Chiapas, Guanajuato milk sweets, desserts and typical sweets from Michoacán, Jalisco and the State of Mexico, whose producers announce that they will prepare pan de fiesta every day.
As part of this 10th National Meeting of Artisans Puerto Vallarta 2018 the spectacle of the Guelaguetza de Oaxaca is planned, with the folkloric presentation of the seven regions of that state. This show will be on Sunday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m.
Source: Vallarta Daily
Our friends at Inside Mexico, shared the Aztec poem, “La amistad es lluvia de flores preciosas,” - “Friendship is like a shower of precious flowers.” Since pre-Columbian times, Mexicans have regarded friendship very highly, considering it a precious gift of life. No Way José! appreciates the Mexican tradition of honoring El Dia del Amor y la Amistad - The Day of Love and Friendship on February 14 as we extend our loving friendship to all our family of friends.
One of the most romantic terraces in La Zona Romántica invites you to join Piel Canela on one of the most romantic nights of the year at No Way José! Restaurant/Bar. Enjoy a special 4-course menu for only $839 pesos which includes:
Your choice of soup:
Cream of Passion
Velvety smooth cream of oyster – the original aphrodisiac served in a temptation red apple
Farmer’s Vegetable Soup
In season vegetables in a chicken broth
Watermelon, fresh spinach and watercress salad with parmesan cheese slices and a cilantro and basil vinaigrette with a fried gouda cheese nugget
Your choice of main course:
My True Love
Thick honey-glazed pork chop served with caramelized vegetables
Under the Sea
Mahi Mahi provencal filet and jumbo shrimp in a mussel sauce serve with cream-cheese filled eggplant
Beef filet and grilled octopus bathed in a delicate cilantro sauce served with agave-glazed mixed vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes
Your choice of dessert:
Mixed berries marinated in Chambord and bathed in a mint-scented white chocolate sauce
The No Way José! favorite chocolate mousse cake
For only an additional $350 pesos, add a wine pairing for each of your four courses for a complete dining experience, Our regular menu with your No Way José! favorites will also be available that evening.
Piel Canela romances us on Valentine’s night from 8pm to 10pm. The Terrace fills up fast for special events so reserve your table today.
No Way José! Restaurant/Bar welcomes you to La Zona Romantica on the south side of Vallarta at 5 de Febrero, just over the Vallarta street bridge on your left heading south from the Malecon. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 4pm to 11:00pm.
Seating is limited so make your reservations today by calling 223-2853 or online at www.NoWayJoseMX.com
The San Pancho Music Festival is celebrating its 18th year this February, running from Friday, Feb. 23rd through Sunday, Feb. 25th, 2018 in San Pancho, Nayarit. Over its many editions festival has become a valuable cultural event in Riviera Nayarit. It continuously attracts new tourists to the area, and has a growing population of followers. Without doubt the Festival has contributed significantly to the town's official designation as the Cultural Center of Nayarit.
What was once a tiny homegrown music festival in a resident's backyard, the San Pancho Music Festival has now grown to become one of the premiere music events in the region! Now in its 18th year, the Festival continues to be free to the public through the generosity of the artists, volunteers, donations from the public, and a few friends of the festival. With two stages the festival is able to switch between groups so that there is a minimal amount of waiting time between acts, compared to most other music festival formats.
As in past years, the Festival not only features many of the talented performers from our region, but it also includes artists from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Latin America. With the variety of performers onboard for this year, we are confident that there will be something for everyone.
The Festival always takes place the last weekend in February. This year those dates are Friday, Feb 23rd, Saturday, Feb 24th, and Sunday, Feb. 25th. The music starts at 5pm and goes until 11pm each night. A schedule of acts performing each night will soon be published on the festival's website, as well as on our Facebook page. Please visit the website for more details on the performers, and their performance times.
El Festival tiene lugar en la Plaza del Sol, frente a la iglesia de San Pancho. Habrá venta de alimentos deliciosos en el lugar, opciones de bebidas alcohólicas y no alcohólicas, así como una selección de artes y artesanías para apreciar y admirar indudablemente. Tendremos sillas disponibles, sin embargo, serán ofrecidas por orden de llegada, por lo que es muy recomendable traer tus propias sillas para que disfrutes con tu familia y amigos de una noche de buena música y diversión.
Source: San Pancho Music Festival press release.