|Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond|
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From live music to cultural festivals, charity events and special interest group meetings, there's always something fun to do in Puerto Vallarta. Events in the Banderas Bay area encompass a broad range of interests and enthusiasms covering everything from Mariachi, Cultural, International Film, Fine Arts, and Gourmet Festivals to Fishing, Tennis and Golf Tournaments.
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Biblioteca Los Mangos Offers Summer Courses for Kids
The Puerto Vallarta Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos, is offering children ages 3-13 four fun-filled weeks of activities during this year's Summer Camp. Scheduled to take place from July 9th to August 3rd, all Summer courses are inclusive, educational and entertaining.
Garlic and Mango Festival Continues at The River Café
Mangoes are ripe for the picking over the next few months - especially at The River Café, where cuisine and nature meld exquisitely. Mango lovers will be rejoicing as this popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant brings back their 'For the Love of Garlic and Mango Festival' from June 11 through July 31.
Sizzling Deals on Summer Meals at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team
Puerto Vallarta's favorite restaurant, Daiquiri Dick's, is offering sizzling deals on summer meals with the return of their bi-weekly Summer Sizzle menu, which offers diners their choice of dishes from three delectable courses (appetizer, entree and dessert), for just $399 pesos.
Spend a Day at the Puerto Vallarta SPCA Sanctuary
Ordinary people come to Vallarta to vacation. Extraordinary people come to Vallarta and volunteer! Spend a rewarding afternoon cuddling with the animals at Puerto Vallarta's SPCA. Our dogs and cats are awaiting 'forever homes,' and need your help to jump start their socialization.
ExPats in Vallarta July 2018 Happy Hours and Events
In July ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, will be hosting Happy Hour Gatherings every Tuesday from 5-7 pm and two Special Dinners on Thursdays July 12th and 26th. Make your reservations now!
Get Your Taste Buds Ready for Summer at No Way José!
You asked for it, you got it! No Way José! opens its downstairs air-conditioned bar for dinner service starting June 13. With a daily happy hour featuring 2x1 domestic cocktails, you can beat the heat and try the weekly cocktail and dinner specials especially suited for Vallarta summers.
'You Are Here: Cartographies of a Destination' at OPC
Every year in May, the Office of Cultural Projects organizes an exhibition dedicated to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate the city's and the gallery's anniversary. This year's exhibit, 'You Are Here: Cartographies of a Destination,' opens May 26, 2018 and will remain on display through August 25.
Vegas-style Summer Entertainment at Act II Stages
Daniel R. Mininni
Puerto Vallarta has seen a huge surge in summer tourism this year. It seems that people have chosen our town as their favorite vacation spot. They've also discovered that, with excellent entertainment choices every Wednesday night, Act II is THE PLACE to go for cool summer fun.
Condos, Casas & Cocktails: FREE Real Estate Seminars
Thinking of buying Vallarta real estate? Join Tropicasa Realty & Garbo Bar for 'Condos, Casas & Cocktails' - a casual, yet informative, conversation about purchasing real estate in Mexico - every other Thursday at one of Puerto Vallarta's most exciting residential developments, Pier 57.
Warique Restaurant Hosts Summer Benefit for R.I.S.E.
With summer here, many of our local charities are in need of extra help, so on July 19 from 6-10 pm, Warique Restaurant on the south side of Puerto Vallarta will be hosting a Summer Benefit for the Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza. All proceeds will benefit the R.I.S.E. education fund.
PV Real Estate Walking Tours Back by Popular Demand
The JG Group
Join The JG Group's Vallarta Real Estate Advisors Julie Guerrero and Dean McConkey on Saturdays for the only real estate walking tour in La Zona Romantica. These free tours visit nine of the new real estate projects in one of PV's fastest growing areas. (Advance reservations required.)
6th Playa Platanitos Sea Turtle Festival, July 21-22
Banderas News Team
Turtle nesting and release season has begun on the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit and with it comes the 6th Sea Turtle Festival, a family-friendly event set to be held in Playa Platanitos, a small coastal town in the municipality of Compostela, from July 21-22, 2018.
Enjoy a Spectacular Sunday Brunch at The River Café
There is no better way to spend your Sunday than with a leisurely brunch at The River Café. Enjoy your favorite breakfast and lunch items, including an omelet station, coffee, juice and much more in a beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere, every Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.
'Beers, Boys & Burgers' Every Sunday at Hotel Mercurio
Banderas News Team
The poolside bar at Hotel Mercurio has long been a favorite hangout, but on Sundays, the party amps up a few notches with the 'Beers, Boys & Burgers' Party. From 4:00 to 7:00 pm, the hunky Mercurio boys serve up tasty hamburger sliders and all the beers you can drink for just $150 pesos!
Pop-Up Wine Bar + Art Exhibition Walk-Through at OPC
Uncork Mexico has partnered with Puerto Vallarta's Taller OPC - Oficina de Proyectos Culturales to offer an evening of wine and art on July 25. You'll enjoy Mexico's most delicious wines and a guided walk-through of the 'You Are Here: Cartographies of a Destination' exhibition.
12th Banderas Bay Marlin and Tuna Fishing Tournament
Fishing teams with up to four members per boat are invited to participate in the Bahía de Banderas Sport Fishing Club's 12th International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament in Banderas Bay, which will take place July 26-28, 2018 at the Vallarta Yacht Club in the Paradise Village Marina.
Cheryl's Shoebox 3rd Annual Summer Bash, August 5
To raise funds for shoes for Puerto Vallarta students and and supplies for local after-school programs, Cheryl's Shoebox is hosting their 3rd Annual Summer Bash on August 5 at Babel Bar on La Isla Rio Cuale. Come enjoy a great afternoon of fun, games, live music & more - for a good cause!
Riviera Nayarit Shines Brighter Than Ever This Summer
Less than an hour from Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico's Pacific Treasure, is poised to take center stage this summer with two exciting events that highlight the region's culture and cuisine - the Punta Mita Beach Festival and the Masters of the Kitchen Culinary Fest.
Cirque du Soleil's 'Luzia' Opens in Guadalajara Aug. 30
While Banderas Bay area residents and visitors eagerly await the opening of the Cirque du Soleil theme park that's currently under construction in Nuevo Vallarta, the show that the park will be centered around, 'Luzia, A Waking Dream of Mexico,' will start touring around Mexico in August.
Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta November 8
Fishing and golfing enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta from November 8-11, 2018 for a long weekend of friendship, fun and entertainment at the 13th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf and spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Puerto Vallarta Beaches
Created in 1981, the Puerto Vallarta sea turtle conservation program now draws thousands of tourists to the shores of Banderas Bay every summer for the annual turtle nesting season, which runs from late June to September, and offers travelers an educational vacation experience.
Starboard Yachts: The Ultimate Way to Tour Banderas Bay
For those looking for a one-of-a-kind Puerto Vallarta experience, Starboard Yachts offers the ultimate in luxury yacht tours. With Starboard Yachts, you'll enjoy a truly luxurious day on the water aboard the most elegant, yet affordable, yacht charter available in Banderas Bay.
Puerto Vallarta Zoo: A Truly Unforgettable Experience
Located 35 minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta in beautiful Mismaloya, 'Zoologico de Vallarta' is built into the side of the Sierra Madre mountains, taking full advantage of the natural setting to create a lush, tropical experience for both zoo residents and visitors.
Ladies Outdoor Club Adventures (L.O.C.A.)
For Women Travellers in Puerto Vallarta
Ladies Outdoor Club Adventures P.V. (L.O.C.A.) is not only a great place to network and make new friends, but also a place to challenge your fears and push your limits while having the time of your life with like-minded women who have a passion for the outdoors.
Discover Puerto Vallarta's Own Garden of Eden
Hidden in the jungle about a half-hour drive south of Puerto Vallarta is an oasis of beauty reminiscent of Babylon's Hanging Gardens with a nod to Adam and Eve. Bring your hiking boots, your camera, your appetite, and your soul to explore Vallarta Botanical Gardens.
It's Always a Great Time to Visit Estero El Salado
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a natural sanctuary, where rivers, jungles, mountain and sea come together to provide a wide variety of eco-tourism options and an endless array of outdoor adventures. One example is Estero El Salado, an urban eco-reserve in the city's Hotel Zone.
New Historic Vallarta Tour for Wheelchair Travelers
Puerto Vallarta's accessible Malecón is now the site for historic walking tours for wheelchair travelers. This tour, offered by Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours, follows the flat Malecón along the shore of Banderas Bay, and is ideal for those with mobility limitations.
Las Caletas: Family Fun in Puerto Vallarta
If you've never been to Mexico's beloved Puerto Vallarta before, you'll most likely have a hard time narrowing your must visit list down to a few attractions to fit your time there. Yet some attractions in Vallarta are better than others, especially for family travelers with kids in tow.