Vallarta’s Municipal government and the business sector of the region met with representatives of the INAH regarding the construction of Puerto Vallarta’s National Archeological Museum, the first in the country outside of Mexico City.

To add to the city’s cultural attractions, Alicia García Vázquez, director of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) of Jalisco, met with representatives of the business sector and the municipal government to define the details regarding the construction of Puerto Vallarta’s National Archeological Museum.

It is expected that this cultural facility becomes an educational venue that allows residents and visitors to obtain documentary information about Vallarta · Nayarit’s history and identity, thanks to the diverse pieces and expositions that will be held at this place.

This space will be unique for the region, as it is expected to become the first museum of its kind outside of Mexico City.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


Cruise Critic®, the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, has announced the winners of its fourth annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards, naming the world’s most popular cruise destinations – as well as the best cruise lines to visit each region – based entirely on consumer ratings submitted with reviews on Cruise Critic.

Puerto Vallarta was recognized as one of the best cruise destinations in the world, winning Top-Rated Mexican Riviera Cruise Destination.

Destinations awarded in this year’s awards received the highest ratings among cruisers who cruised to the destination in the past year and shared their experiences on Cruise Critic.

“For most travelers, the decision of where to cruise is made before they think about all the other pieces of the cruise planning process,” explains Colleen McDaniel, Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic. “And for those looking for incredible cruise destinations, there’s no better way to narrow your options than by seeing which destinations are rated most highly by cruisers who have already been there, done that.”

 For full details on this year’s winners, visit the 2019 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards


This is the last week of the Mita Culinary Month, a gastronomic festival where four Punta Mita restaurants joined forces to celebrate the community’s culinary offerings.

Four restaurants located in Punta de Mita in the Riviera Nayarit have joined together to participate in the first edition of the Mita Culinary Month, created by chefs Héctor Leyva and Iván Bautista, chef and sous chef at Hector’s Kitchen.

Babela’s, Hector’s Kitchen, Pacífico Grill Latino, and Punta Mercedes will present their culinary proposals from June 15 through July 15, 2019, with three-course menus brimming with texture, color, and flavor—a hallmark culinary offer from Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit, one of the most recognized and awarded destinations in the world.

Chef Héctor Leyva commented that Mita Culinary Month celebrates the haute cuisine offered in the destination, ergo its importance. “The intent is to reach more palates and for people to know why Punta Mita in the Riviera Nayarit is a world leader. It’s not for nothing that gastronomy has always been one of the pillars of tourism promotion,” he said.

Meanwhile, Marc Murphy, director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), said: “We should celebrate that a restaurant encourages the development of the culinary communities that surround it and that it’s also an experience well worth enjoying as far as price-quality is concerned.”

Source: Riviera Nayarit Blog


The Seventh Sea Turtle Festival, an event organized by Playa Platanitos Ecologico A.C. will be taking place on July 20-21, 2019 during the sea turtle release season.

It’s turtle nesting and hatchling liberating season on Playa Platanitos—a coastal village in the Riviera Nayarit located in the municipality of Compostela—which means everyone is preparing for the VII Sea Turtle Festival, held July 20-21, 2019. The goal for the event is to promote environmental awareness and the conservation of the sea turtle, besides boosting tourism in a community with less than 100 inhabitants who live mostly from commerce, fishing, and sustainable tourism.

The festival includes several activities for all ages like horse riding, fishing, cycling, swimming, walks, camping, sea turtle and environmental issues exhibitions, cultural forums, musical acts and comedy acts, the crowning of the festival queen, and talks.

Source: Riviera Nayarit Blog



SPCA PV has announced a special Summer Fundraiser to take place on Saturday, July 27, consisting of a champagne brunch at the Hacienda San Angel hotel.

SPCA de PV is pleased to announce a special Summer fundraiser on Saturday, July 27. Make plans now to join us from 10 am to 2 pm for a delicious champagne brunch in the roof top restaurant at Hacienda San Angel, the internationally acclaimed luxury boutique hotel overlooking the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Founded in 2012 by a group of dedicated animal lovers, the SPCA de PV is a no-kill shelter that can house up to 130 animals at once. Supported by individual donations and fundraising events such as this, these volunteers rescue and find permanent homes for over 200 animals each year.

The mission of SPCA de PV is to help fund and promote sterilization, adoption and health care efforts for companion animals in the Puerto Vallarta area, with the goal of eliminating the euthanasia of healthy and adoptable animals. Monies raised will support these various goals in ways that are most feasible within the community.

Tickets for the Champagne Brunch / SPCA de PV Summer fundraiser are available now for $695 Pesos per person. To reserve a ticket, send an email to spcapv(at)

Source: Banderas News