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Westjet Magazine’s online edition has published an article titled “Plan a Trip to These LGBTQ2S+ Friendly Sun Destinations” including Both Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit among the destinations which should be part of everyone’s travel plans.

  1. Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

An area rather than a city, this 300-kilometre stretch of the west coast starts immediately north of Puerto Vallarta and ends at Tecuala. Southern Riviera Nayarit—which teams up with Puerto Vallarta for Pride each May—is the spot where you can go a little higher end. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort won the 2018 Gay Travel Award for the best LGBTQ2S+ friendly beach resort in the world, and website gaytravel.com promises it will immerse guests in “unsurpassed luxury.”

  1. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta has been the LGBTQ2S+ capital of Mexico since people found out Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton holidayed there regularly. The party hasn’t stopped since. Though the city’s Lázaro Cárdenas strip is especially popular with gay men, LGBTQ2S+ tourism has become such a mainstay of the economy that you’re likely to get a friendly welcome whatever initial in the acronym you identify with.

Source: WestJest Magazine

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The Cultural Projects Office will celebrate its 5th anniversary with a big party full of music, food, drinks and specially, a lot of art, on June 8, 2019, a starting at 7:00 pm.

The public event will take place at OPC’s headquarters (Juárez 598, Downtown), where diverse activities are prepared, such as an art auction and raffles of products and services donated by sponsors in order to raise funds to allow the OPC to continue offering free cultural and artistic events.

DJ Tellers will be in charge of the entertainment, plus food and drinks will be provided by El Arrayán, Bar Solar, Cervecería el Terrible and Uncork Mexico.

OPC is a non profit organization which main purpose is to promote the art, education and culture for visitors and residents of Puerto Vallarta. It open its doors on May the 28th 2014 with the exhibition “Paraíso en Proceso” and, since then, it has hosted more than 20 exhibitions of contemporary art, workshops, conferences and cultural and artistic events for free.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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This Saturday, June 1st, the premiere edition of TONAL Will take place, a yearly art meeting and contest that looks to unite and recognize emergent contemporary artists.

The event will start at 4 pm at Galería Uno (Morelos 561, Downtown), where besides enjoying the award wining ceremony for each of the categories, the public will be able to experience four performances and an art exhibit, and delight in music, drinks, freebies and pop-up shops. The winners will receive a cash prize, plus a certificate of participation, a gift kit and the opportunity to exhibit 4 of their best pieces at Galería Uno during a whole month.

According to La Central Casa Creativa, the official organizer of this event, in this first edition it received a total amount of 83 pieces of painting and illustration (from which 34 were selected) and 20 audiovisuals (from which 6 were selected). The artworks were sent from different places of Mexico, such as Puebla, Estado de Mexico, Mexico City, Aguascalientes, León, Guadalajara, Acapulco, Monterrey, Oaxaca y Puerto Vallarta.

The event will be open for the public. For more information, visit the Official Facebook.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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For its third consecutive year, Puerto Vallarta hosted the Down Puerto Vallarta Speed and Style event. Riders from all parts of the globe and from several disciplines arrived to this venue to enjoy this event that took riders from the highest part of the city bombing down stairs and alleys straight to the beach! 

The event, as always is divided into two: the downhill race for the "speed" side and the trick contest for the "style" side of the event.  

Speed: The track, as with previous years, was designed by BSI, it was a short, steep but physical track with few pedaling sections and some technical features that all came together for a fastest time of 1:26.30. The format for this race is made up of one warm up run followed by two timed runs, the fastest run would count as the best one.

At the end of the day, the fastest time would go to the Frenchman Adrien Loron with a lead of +0:00.21 over the Chilean winner of Valparaiso, Pedro Ferreira. They were followed by a new face in the Urban Downhill scene, the Colombian Camilo Sanchez with a time of 1:26.54. Watch out for him in upcoming races. 

Style: The style side of the event is always a favorite among spectators and it brings the sport to a huge audience. Around 40,000 spectators gathered at this year's event to watch riders like, Sam Pilgrim, Ethan Nell, DJ Brandt and Reed Boggs to name a few, style their way into a frenetic crowd that cheered on until the sun set on the horizon. The contest rules as before should judge the combination of tricks done on the three jumps at the end of the track.

The winning combos were as follows:  First place for the Spaniard Bienvenido Aguado - Front Flip Tuck No Hander, Back Flip Table, Front Flip Superman.  Second place for Englishman Sam Pilgrim - Flip Tuck No Hander, Front Flip, 360 Invert. And third place for American DJ Brandt with - Flip Can, Oposite 360, Front Flip.

Source: Pink Bike

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Rincón de Guayabitos is ready for the 14th edition of Motofiesta Guayabitos, a family-friendly motorcycle event that's taking place from May 31 through June 2, 2019.

Every year, hundreds of motorcyclists and thousands of visitors come to the Riviera Nayarit to enjoy this annual event, which gives motorcycle enthusiasts a place to show off their spectacular machines and enjoy time together - and this year will be no exception!  The festivities are scheduled to begin around noon on Friday and promise to keep everyone entertained for the entire weekend.

During the day(s), Motofiesta is family-friendly with all kinds of motorcycle games and contests, DJ music, raffles, vendor stands selling all kinds of things, from food & drink to t-shirts and souvenirs and, of course, motorcycle gear and accessories. Don't miss the Desfile de Motos (motorcycle parade) on Saturday, as it is always a rip-roaring good time!  The party continues into the night(s) with fun adult activities including wet t-shirt and naughty "biker chick" contests, and rock concerts by some great bands, like Circo Kandela, La 5 Pata, Mercenarios, and more! 

Entrance to the event grounds is free, but please support the vendors by purchasing t-shirts, souvenirs, food and drinks. Also, please keep in mind that coolers, bottles, firearms, knives and other sharp object are not allowed on the premises.  For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Source: Banderas News

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