|Around the Bay and Beyond|
No matter what your interests are, Puerto Vallarta is always ready to entertain, offering a wide variety of entertainment options that will keep everyone amused. But it's up to you to decide how you want to spend your time here....
While every destination in Mexico has something to offer visitors, romantic Puerto Vallarta delivers something for everyone: beaches on a beautiful bay, great dining, a sizzling nightlife, Broadway quality stage plays, live music, movie theaters, cultural events, art galleries, excellent shopping, world-class golf and tennis, activities and excursions galore, and fun, fun, fun!
In Puerto Vallarta you can relax on a beautiful beach, play a round of championship golf, shop for Mexican handcrafts and dine in a wide variety of restaurants. There are also countless tours and activities to enjoy - from exciting jeep safaris and canopy tours in the tropical jungle to whale watching, sailing, snorkeling or scuba diving in Banderas Bay.
Visitors who appreciate cultural experiences will love the festivals and events hosted in Puerto Vallarta each year. A variety of cultural events, including the Gourmet Festival and an International Film Festival are designed for the cosmopolitan visitor, while Fishing, Tennis and Golf Tournaments are complemented by the Old Mexico flavor of this cozy seaside village.
And many visitors prefer to spend their days relaxing on the beach soaking up the warm tropical rays. Puerto Vallarta is a haven for weary vacationers who want nothing more than a good book, a tan and icy cold beers or margaritas delivered at regular intervals by an adept, and usually bilingual, waiter.
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New Shows Keep 'Springing Up' at Act II Entertainment
Even as we bid farewell to some of the winter season's hottest shows, new acts keep 'springing up' at Act II - THE PLACE to go for the best live entertainment in Puerto Vallarta. Here's a look at what Stages has planned to keep you entertained this week.
Vallarta Hosts International Mariachi Fair April 22-24
Mariachi is a Mexican tradition that goes beyond influential music. Discover its complex origins, its distinctive musical elements, and its significance to the people of Mexico, at the 2019 International Mariachi Fair, set to be held in Puerto Vallarta from April 22-24.
Renee Armand was 'Born to Be Wild' in The Red Room
Renee Armand, one of Act II's most popular artists, will once again bring her musical magic to Puerto Vallarta audiences as she returns to The Red Room April 23 for a six-show run. This year, Renee delivers 'Born to Be Wild,' a thrilling solo performance audiences are sure to love!
Puerto Vallarta International Folkloric Dance Festival
From April 28 through May 5th, more than 750 dancers from 7 Mexican states and 5 guest countries will participate in the 13th Puerto Vallarta Folkloric Dance Festival, a celebration that brings the colors, music and traditions of Mexico to life through dance.
Hop on Over to Kaiser Maximilian for Easter Specials
If you're spending Semana Santa in Puerto Vallarta and are hunting for great deals on holiday meals, then hop over to Kaiser Maximilian for some tempting Easter specials. Through April 27 you'll enjoy special prices on everything from seafood to exceptional Austrian fare.
Amy Armstrong to Host Vallarta Pride Week Adult Bingo
If you are going to be in Puerto Vallarta for Pride Week, join Amy Armstrong for an afternoon of fun and games at Nacho Daddy. On May 21, everybody's favorite 'Diva Loca' will host a special edition of Adult Bingo, to benefit two of her favorite NGOs - SETAC and PuRR Project.
Act II's Spring Entertainment Season Still Going Strong
Daniel R. Mininni
Although two of Act II's Main Stage winter musicals are closing this week, 'Avenue Q' returns on May 6 for a three-week run, and two new shows open this month in The Red Room, where some of their most popular 'high season' musical cabaret and drag shows continue through May.
19th Annual Bucerías Oyster Festival Set for April 28
Banderas News Team
Since oyster harvesting is the mainstay of the economy in Bucerías, Nayarit, every year after Easter this laid-back seaside community hosts the Feria de Ostiones - a celebration filled with music and plenty of food and fun. This year's event will be held Sunday, April 28.
Santa Fest 2019: Free Concerts at Los Arcos del Malecón
In celebration of the two-week-long Semana Santa (Easter) vacation period, the Puerto Vallarta Institute of Culture will present Santa Fest 2019, a series of free artistic and musical presentations, at Los Arcos Amphitheater on the Malecón from April 18 through 21.
Villa Premiere Art Gallery Supports PV Orchestra School
A weekly event whose main objective is to support and promote the culture of Puerto Vallarta, 'Art Gallery by Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel' is an initiative that showcases the work of local artists, while supporting the Orchestra School of Puerto Vallarta.
Two More Nights of Entertainment at The Palm Cabaret
With so many new acts gracing our stage, and so many new faces joining our audiences, the 2018-19 season has turned out to be amazing for The Palm Cabaret. We have two more nights to go, so come out to Puerto Vallarta's favorite cabaret and see what we have in store for you!
River Café Hosts Benefit Concert & Dinner for Abril
The River Café invites you to enjoy an incredible evening of fine dining, great music and good will at a Benefit Concert & Dinner on Friday, April 12, in support of Abril, a young Puerto Vallarta doctor who needs a third and final surgery as part of her cancer treatment.
Two 'American Idol' Finalists Performing at The Palm
You still have three more chances to see 'American Idol' finalists David Hernandez and Effie Passero perform in Puerto Vallarta. These two talented singers will be taking the stage at The Palm Cabaret on March 10 at 7:00 & 9:30 pm and on March 11 at 7:00 pm.
Deliciously Innovative Cuisine at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team
When you crave a great meal in casually elegant surroundings, there's no better place in Puerto Vallarta than Daiquiri Dick's. The menu at this beachfront restaurant is always evolving, and their bi-weekly a la carte dinner specials offer deliciously innovative cuisine.
Hot Shows at Act II Stages Make Spring Sizzle in PV
Yes... Puerto Vallarta's 'high' season is winding down, but Act II Entertainment is still sizzling with top-notch shows! Although the Main Stage winter musical productions end in April, many cabaret and drag shows continue through May, and 'Avenue Q' returns on May 6th!
Review: Paul Aleman's 'No Disguises' John Denver Tribute
Last Friday night, at The Luna Lounge Bucerías, we enjoyed an evening of wonderful, down-home music performed by Paul Aleman, an artist who clearly understands and conveys the depth and joy of John Denver. Paul performed everything live, with no tracks of any kind.
Puerto Vallarta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, April 7
Lace up your running shoes and get ready to participate in the Second Annual Puerto Vallarta Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Recreational Race on Sunday, April 7, 2019. With more than $150,000 pesos to be awarded, it promises to be a world-class sporting event.
Vallarta Restaurant Week Announces 2019 Participants
Restaurant Week will be held from May 15 to June 10 and, for the second year in a row, breaks the record of participating restaurants with 61 Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit eateries preparing for the 15th edition, set to take place from May 15-June 10, 2019.
Sutton Lee Seymour Stars in 'Dragflix' at Act II Stages
Back for her 4th year at Act II, Puerto Vallarta and NYC favorite, Sutton Lee Seymour, stars in 'Dragflix,' a top-notch show delivered by a skilled and totally adorable musical theater professional. Catch her in The Red Room every Tuesday & Thursday at 9:30 pm through April 18.
ExPats in Vallarta April 2019 Happy Hours and Events
In April, 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 Special Dinners on Thursdays April 11th and 25th. Join us!
Vallarta to Host Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) has announced that Puerto Vallarta, Mexico will host the 2019 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship, scheduled to take place May 13-19.