Plan For Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week 2017 2

Starting today, Wednesday may 15th, Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit will host the 15th edition of Restaurant Week, a culinary event that offers an exceptional opportunity for anyone who wants to enjoy the gastronomic proposals of the destination.

Throughout the culinary festival innovative 3-course menus will be offered (with three different options each) and will be grouped into three price categories: $289, $399 and $466 MXN per person, which in some cases represent discounts of up to 50%. Tips and drinks are not included in these rates.

In the presentation, a recognition ceremony was held for the restaurants that have participated uninterruptedly during the 15 years of Restaurant Week, as well as those that have been present on 10 and 5 occasions:

15 years
Archie’s Wok, Café des Artistes, Daiquiri Dick’s, El Arrayán, Kaiser Maximilian Restaurante & Café, River Café and Trio Restaurant Bar Café.

10 years
Barcelona Tapas, Coco Tropical, Hacienda San Ángel Gourmet, La Leche, Le Kliff, The Blue Shrimp and Vitea Ocean Bistro.

5 years
Bistro Limón, Bistro Orgánico, Di Vino Dante, La Cigale French Bistro, La Palapa, Layla’s Restaurante, Mark’s Bar & Grill, Mikado, Nicksan, No Way José! Restaurante Bar, Porto Bello, Serrano’s Meat House and Tuna Blanca.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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“Love included” is the name of the seventh edition of Vallarta Pride,  which will run from May the 19th to May the 26th. 

Where the diversity is celebrated full of pride and without prejudice.  From May the 19th to May the 26th the rainbow flag will be waved in different areas of Puerto Vallarta, from the Malecon to the Romantic Zone.

The Commerce Association and ACT LGBT A.C. Tourism have prepared various activities so the visitors and residents of this city can enjoy during eight days.  Here is the itinerary.

Sunday May the 19th

Event: Eve  Time: 8:30 pm  Place: Stars at the malecon.

Wednesday May the 22nd
Event: Pink Dinner 7:00 pm. The Top Sky Bar de Almar Restort Luxury LGBT Beach Front Experience
Event: Pink & Proud Meet & Greet – Cocktail Party Time: From 7 to 12 pm Place: El Colibri Bar

Thursday May the 23rd
Event: Pride Parade Time: 6:00 pm Place: Starting at Sheraton Hotel y concluding at Romantic Zone.
Event: Block Party Pride Strip Time: From 8:00 pm to 2:00 am Place: Lazaro Cardenas Street between Ignacio L. Vallarta y Constitución.
Event: After Party Time: From 9:00 pm to 5:00 am Place: Industry Night Club.

Friday May the 24th
Event: Pool Party Time: From 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Place: Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Sushi
Event: Drag Derby Time: From 4:00 to 8:00 pm Place: The corner of Olas Altas and Púlpito Streets.
Event: Sunset Party Time: From 8:30 to 1:00 am Place: The Top Sky Bar de Almar Luxury LGBT Beach Front Experience.
Event: Pink & Proud Party Time: From 8:00 to 1:00 am Place: El Soñador
Event: After Party Time: From 9:00 pm to 5:00 am Place: Industry Night Club.

Saturday May the 25th
Event: Sexual Diversity Gay Pride National Volleyball Coup. Time: 9:00 am Place: Municipal Auditorium Agustin Flores Contreras.
Event: Pool Party Time: 11:00 am a 5:00 pm Place: Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Sushi.
Event: Girls Meet Up Time: From 9:00 pm to 2:00 am Place: Verona Sea Food & Bar.
Event: Health fair Time: From 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Place: Los Azulejos Park.
Event: White Party Time: From 6:00 to 2:00 am Place: Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Sushi.
Event: Vallarta Bear Pool Party Time: From 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm Place: Casa Cúpula.
Event: After Party Time: 9:00 pm a 5:00 am Lugar: Industry Night Club.

Sunday May the 26th
Event: Farewell Pool Party Time: From 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Place: Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Sushi


Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board proudly announced that the town welcomed Sports Illustrated (SI) to shoot their annual Swimsuit issue on our shores. The edition featuring PV hit newsstands this past Wednesday.

SI producers, crew and talent headed to Puerto Vallarta March 1-6 to showcase the destination and some of the most talked-about women in sports across SI's print and digital platforms. One of the most iconic brands in the publishing world, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue will bring Puerto Vallarta and its tourism offering to the attention of more than 70 million consumers.

After a long day of location scouting and months of pre-production work with the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, the SI Swimsuit team selected the unique setting of famed Las Caletas beach as the backdrop of their session in the destination.

Puerto Vallarta is reasserting its position as an international 'It' destination, not only for its natural offering but because of all the activities there are to do in this city," said Javier Aranda Pedrero, Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. "It is important for us to work with outlets such as Sports Illustrated as it enhances our reach and positioning of what is new and trendy in Puerto Vallarta."

The May 8 release of the 2019 SI Swimsuit issue will be followed by a weekend of launch events in Miami to celebrate the models and crew who played a role in this year's edition. Puerto Vallarta will be featured in extensive photo and video content across SI's online and social platforms, further driving awareness around the destination.

Source: Banderas News


Vallarta’s Botanical Garden has placed 5th in USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice 2019 as one os the best botanical gardens in North America.

Although the list has been dominated by gardens in the U.S., the Vallarta Botanical Garden has placed twice, first in 2018 when it became the third international botanical garden to place on the list, ranking in at number 4 and this year when it placed at number 5. Montreal’s Botanical Garden also placed in this year’s list coming in at number 10.

“We congratulate the Vallarta Botanical Garden on this honor as it represents part of the grand flora and fauna found in Puerto Vallarta,” said Javier Aranda Pedrero, Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. “Puerto Vallarta is a lush destination, green, where we respect the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Bay of Banderas. We invite our visitors to experience the many ecological adventures offered in Puerto Vallarta, including the Estero el Salado and Los Arcos National Park.”

USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2019 Best Botanical Gardens in North America are initially selected by a panel of experts who voted on the top 20 botanical gardens, and then the final top 10 were determined by popular vote at the 10Best website — including Sherry Boswell (Travel Plans in Mom Hands), Cindy Brockway (The Trustees), Abby Meyer (Botanic Gardens Conservation International-U.S.), Nicky Omohundro (Little Family Adventure) and Katy Moss Warner (American Horticultural Society) Eileen Ogintz (Taking the Kids) who has worked with the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board to promote the destination’s offering previously.

For the complete list of 10Best botanical garden winners, visit: 10Best

For more information on Vallarta Botanical Garden, please visit their official website.

Source: ENroute


The Reader’s Choice Awards by Condé Nast Traveler have nominated Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway as best hotel.

Condé Nast Traveler is an award-winning publication that focuses on luxury travel and lifestyle, they recently opened a poll to find the winners of their Reader’s Choice Awards 2019. Each year, the publication asks travelers to share their thoughts on the main destinations and travel agencies, awarding the best in the world. Readers can participate voting in every category, from hotels and airlines to cities and cruises, and the results will be published both online and in their print edition.

Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway, located right in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, is constantly named and recognized internationally by both the public and the industry thanks to its attention to detail and personalized service.

Anyone interested in supporting Villa Premiere in obtaining a recognition by one of the most respected voices in the industry can visit: and rate the hotel.

For residents of the United States and the District of Columbia, you have a chance to participate in a lottery for a trip valued at over $5,500 USD. The contest’s rules are posted over at Condé Nast’s website.

Source: NotiVallarta (Spanish)

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