Shopping Galore and Streets of Galleries!

Shopping Galore and Streets of Galleries!

Restaurants for Every  Taste and Budget. Tacos to Fine Dining!

Restaurants for Every Taste and Budget. Tacos to Fine Dining!

 

Category Archives: Entertainment

Discounts on Puerto Vallarta Tours and Things to Do!

This is something  GREAT for American and Canadian tourists in Puerto Vallarta. (Not for locals, sorry).

 

DISCOUNTED  Cultural, Wellness and Adventure Tours & Activities!

My husband (Derrick Sorles) just started working for SENSES of Mexico It’s part of City Hall and the Tourism board.

You can buy the Senses card for $50 and it comes with some free small freebies, drinks, etc. But the card allows you to save a lot of money on the various tours. (So it pays for itself!) Zip lining choices, fun with Dolphins, trip to Sayulita,  Yelapa, Marietas Islands,  Whale watching, Rhythm’s of the Night show etc.

Singles, couples, families or friends traveling together. EVERYONE  saves!

Partnered with over a dozen different tour and activity providers, including Vallarta Adventures,  the choices are endless!

You can book reservations at the booth and/or use the personal concierge service via phone to book your future discounted reservation. THE CARD AND SERVICES  NEVER EXPIRE! It will serve you for yourt future trips to Puerto Vallarta as well!

If you want to visit Derrick, he is at the Malecon booth,  off Cornona Street.

Right by Oasis Bay restaurant and Bar Oceana. and The Bustamante ladder!

(WHATS APP him for his schedule 322-139-9470).

DÍA DE MUERTOS 2023 CELEBRATIONS

Puerto Vallarta is preparing for the annual celebration of the Day of the Dead Festival. SOON  we will get to see the monumental Catrina erected on the esplanade of the Malecón Lighthouse during the ten days of celebrations in honor of the faithful deceased.  “The Tallest Catrina in the World.” is a  must-see! The monumental Catrina, stands 75.5 feet high.

The planned events  will run Oct. 27th-Nov 5th

 

SEE the full schedule here

 

Surf Lesson’s and Hike’s in Sayulita with Adan Carano

How would you like to SURF???

and  do the Hula Hoop?!

Visual artist ADAN CARANO  can often be seen doing his amazing hula hoop show from Sayulita to  Puerto Vallarta.

Based in Sayulita,  Adan gives  surf lessons!   1 hr and  30 minute class costs $1600  pesos. (About  $90  US  at the time of this writing).  Why not get a group of  gays  together for a  day  in beautiful Sayulita  and get in some surf time too?

A little over an hours drive, Sayulita is  known for beaches with strong surf, like the central Sayulita Beach. To the west, Los Muertos Beach is more sheltered, sandwiched between protective rocks. Galleries in Sayulita sell artworks by Huichol indigenous people.

Sayulita also offers  great street food,  street entertainers, spas, street bars, tattoo artists, beach restaurants and shops everywhere in the midst of a natural setting between mountains and sea… something for everybody.

 

 

He can take you or your group  on  a 3 hour hike  to Cerro del Mono (Monkey Mountain) ?

360 degree views from on top of the mountain!  3 hours / $1200  pesos

What about a BLACK SAND BEACH??

Patzcuaro is a gorgeous beach just southwest of Sayulita.

Playa Patzcuarito is one of Sayulita, Mexico’s most beautiful hidden gems, and is one of the most unique beaches in the Riviera Nayarit region. The beach doesn’t see a ton of visitors, as it lacks any kind of good road access and lies a bit out of the way for most people. That being said Playa Patzcuarito is surprisingly easy to get to and takes only 25-30 minutes on foot through the jungle. It is located north of the larger Playa Patzcuaro and south of Playa Carricitos, which are both also well worth a visit but require a bit more effort to get to. 3  hours / $400  pesos.

Get all the  details  on  his  WhatApp  page 5213221383682

Sayulita is an awesome day trip  and  Adan can be  your gay guide!

Feel free to make a  request,  and  he will create  a  customized  package  for you!

 

ACT2 PV Greatest Show on Earth Wednesdays FREE

Have you heard about the GREATEST SHOW ON  EARTH  @  ACT2PV??

It’s a FREE Show!  with  2  drink  minimum

Returning again this year, due to overwhelming popular demand! Every Wednesday night, prepare to be dazzled by many of Act2PV’s talented entertainers. Join us for a really fun experience as they take the stage, sharing their heartfelt performances and captivating you with their incredible voices. Each show is a delightful surprise, as the performers often break free from the norm and bring you fresh, innovative ideas!

To secure your favorite spot for this unforgettable evening, we offer convenient online reservations for just 200 pesos. The best part? Your reservation fee will be credited toward your beverage purchase, making it an even more enjoyable experience for you! As a bonus, 100% of all donations you make during the show will go directly to supporting these talented artists, helping them continue to bring joy and inspiration to our community.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Reserve your spot today at www.act2pv.com and prepare to be enthralled by the magic and passion of our talented performers. We can’t wait to welcome you to the show!

  •  THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
  • WEDNESDAY’S
  • Location: Marsha’s Red Room Cabaret Act2PV

 

PV NOW! The Must Have APP in Puerto Vallarta

What do YOU want to do in Puerto Vallarta?

Restaurants

Bars and Nightlife

Retail & Shopping

Tours

Medical Treatments in Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta offers a truly unique experience you won’t find elsewhere.

Download  the PV Now app today and find out what is happening in Puerto Vallarta, all on one calendar! 📆
Do you ever get to a  city  and  wonder,  “I wonder what’s going on tonight?” – This app covers it all!
PV Now is the Premier Entertainment App for  Puerto Vallarta!
Available in both the App Store and Google Play at www.pvnow.mx
Descarga la aplicación PV Now hoy y descubre lo que está sucediendo en
 Puerto Vallarta, ¡todo en un solo calendario!
📆 ¡PV Now es la principal aplicación de entretenimiento para Vallarta!
Disponible en
🔹App Store
🔹Google Play

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Do you want to advertise your business  on the app and reach thousands of new potential customers? 

 Affordable annual rates available! Contact  Michael  Snell  Email me today!

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Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride Week 2023

Vallarta Pride arises from the initiative to create an Association that promotes and defends equality for the LGBTQ+ community being much more than an exciting event full of fun and entertainment, as it includes cultural and artistic events, film festivals, sports, fashion shows and much more to celebrate the amazing diversity, promoting at all times, to feel proud of our nature.

Accompanied by an impressive Pride parade that runs through the main streets of the city, showing the creativity of different companies and individuals that under an annual theme, decorate their vehicles and dress in the colors of the rainbow. This annual event has placed Puerto Vallarta in the spotlight as one of the main places in the world to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride.

VALLARTA PRIDE 2023

Start :  MAY -20-2023
End :  MAY -28-2023

Vallarta Pride is an annual event held on the last week of May.  It gets bigger and bigger  every year!

It celebrates the diverse LGBTQ+ community that lives in and visits Puerto Vallarta.

The program of activities includes: the Pride Parade, which travels down Puerto Vallarta‘s main avenue and the Malecon, ending in Olas Altas Street at the Romantic Zone; and the ever popular Block Party on Lazaro Cárdenas Street with DJ’s, live music and a lot of fun.

In addition, there will be cultural and artistic events, movie screenings, sports, fashion shows and other activities to be confirmed.

In 2023, Vallarta Pride is themed “Be proud of your nature”, celebrating the natural richness of flora and fauna that makes Puerto Vallarta one of the world’s leading places to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride.

Have a look at the program of activities and more information at: Vallarta Pride

INTERNATIONAL BEAR FESTIVAL 2023 Bearadise

Some visitors to Puerto Vallarta experience  life-changing moments when the energy of this Mexican Pacific coast city gets deep into their hearts.  Some people look toward retirement in Vallarta.  Some people buy vacation rental property.  Some people study Vallarta and think about how they can contribute to one of the fastest growing destinations in Mexico.  Enter: Mistr Bear, the Montreal-based fashion, gear, pet play boutique.

 

“Every year brings us an opportunity to grow our bear network and also welcome new products and services to the business community,” explains Christian Serrano, Bearadise Producer.  “This year our good friends at Mistr Bear join the growling good times at our International Bear Festival 2023.

MistrBear sponsors the Bears in Heat Pool Party at The Pool Club at Casa Cupula and the Beary Horny nighttime party at STUDS Bear Bar on Friday, February 3rd.

In addition to sponsoring two of the IBF’s events, Mistr Bear, will also style the sexy Go-Go’s at selected events during the week.

Mistr Bear shares a special connection with Puerto Vallarta.  “I was enjoying a beautiful afternoon on vacation in Puerto Vallarta in April of 2017,”  explains  Christian Boudreau, one of the proprietors of Mistr Bear. “I began to notice some of our clothing had discolored and lost its shape. I remembered one of the rules of business: What is the customer’s problem and how can I solve it?  After a few margaritas, we started jotting down ideas.  It was not long before these random ideas paved the way to opening the first Mistr Bear boutique in May of 2018 in Montreal,” explains Boudreau. “So the Mistr Bear idea was born in Puerto Vallarta. It just makes sense we present ourselves in Mexico for the first time in this special place.”

Mistr Bear commits to their belief that all bodies are perfect despite our differences, and that no one should judge your physical appearance. No matter the size or gender, we are each an example of a standard of beauty.  It was with this mission that Mistr Bear proceeded to create merchandise in association with Canadian craftsmen that includes fashion and a fetish line for all sizes and genders.

“We could not be more excited to help grow not only the bear community in Puerto Vallarta, but to contribute to the all-inclusive, body-positive, welcoming spirit for residents and visitors alike,” continues Boudreau.  “See you soon in Puerto Vallarta!”

Learn more about Mistr Bear on their website and check out some of the incredible merch that will be available during IBF 2023.  https://mistrbear.com/

SPECIAL OFFERING!

Not only surviving but thriving through the COVID pandemic, Mistr Bear debuts their one-of-a-kind merchandise during the Bearadise International Bear Festival from February 1st through 5th with an extra-special offering.  “I get excited when we share new products,” says Christian Serrano.  “The first 100 IBF COMPLETE ALL ACCESS (13 events) tickets will receive a fabulous gift bag with exclusive Mistr Bear products. “These items never before seen in Mexico are going to be a gotta-have-it gift!”

TICKET & MERCH PURCHASE 

From single events to All-Access tickets, you can mix and match and create your own Bearadise Life experience including Daytime Pool Parties, Nighttime Club parties, and Bearadise Beach events.  Visit: https://bearadisemx.com/ and design your week!

Bearadise merch, including muscle shirts, speedos, harnesses and jockstraps will be available for purchase at all events.  So no need to overpack. Bearadise has everything you need! https://bearadisemx.com/tickets/ols/categories/merchandise

So come ready and loaded for bear at the Bearadise International Bear Festival 2023 Edition. The Bearadise Life awaits you in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!

Nahuales – A Mystical Night – Sundays!

ESCAPE to a private island for this sexy show!

It has been getting  RAVE  REVIEWS!

Your ticket includes access to a boat ride (approximately 45 minutes), an open bar, and food, local Mexican performers on a private beach.  $120  and  EVERYONE agrees  it is well worth the experience!

Inspired by a Mexican legend from the Mesoamerican folk region, a nagual (pronounced na’wal), is a human who has the power to shapeshift into their animal counterpart. The legend is tied to the belief that one can access power and spiritual insight by connecting with their animal counterpart within.

We’ve taken that legend and created Nahuales, a Mystical Night – a show where our performers will find their animal counterparts, amazing you with their acrobatic talents.

This spectacular live performance features professional dancers and circus-like performances including a live fire dance. You’ll be amazed at the acrobatic performances held on a stage at a private beach.

The show is approximately 40 minutes long, and afterwards you’ll be able to meet and talk with each performer. A DJ will then take over and you can dance on the party stage and enjoy the evening on the secluded private beach. There are special guests planned for some shows, which may extend showtime.

Your ticket includes access to a boat ride (approximately 45 minutes), an open bar, and food prepared by authentic local Mexican residents of the island that you will visit.

When you arrive, the boat will dock at a pier, and once on the beach you can dance to music played by a local DJ, and watch the sunset while you enjoy an open bar, fruits, snacks and select one of three different types of Ceviches (including a vegetarian option).

After the sunsets the real show begins!

Your ticket to the show also supports local Mexican talent, since the show is produced and performed by all locals. Many of whom you may recognize from other local performances.

World’s Largest Catrina

From PuertoVallarta.net –

As 2022 draws to a close, November continues to bring us good news in Puerto Vallarta.

 

Puerto Vallarta has received 255 thousand guests on 109 cruise ships so far in 2022, double the number of those registered in the destination in 2021. Puerto Vallarta won resoundingly in the five categories in which it was nominated in the Travvy Awards 2022, considered the “Academy Awards” of the travel business in the United States.

the annual Day of the Dead celebration saw the unveiling of a huge Catrina that rose 22.67 meters above the city’s skyline and received the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Catrina.  IN THE VIDEO go to 37:00  to see the  Catrina  and just how tall it is!!)

 

THEIR  blog is updated regularly with what’s happening in Puerto Vallarta. If you are planning a trip to PV, reserve, and plan it on their main website.

Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride and Parade 2023

Eight years ago, the first event looking to inspire, mark, and celebrate the LGBT community took place, and over the years it has become one of the best events to honor Gay Pride in Mexico, known as a world stage for celebration.

 

IT’S BECOME  HUGE!!!      BOOK  EARLY!!

WE ALL KNOW Puerto Vallarta is  THE BEST beach resort city in Mexico’s Jalisco state! It has a large LGBTQ community, with the majority of the city’s gay bars and nightclubs based in the charming cobblestone streets of the Zona Romántica neighborhood – all nicely summarised in our detailed gay guide to Puerto Vallarta. There is also an impressive number of gay hotels in Puerto Vallarta, which get completely booked out during PV Pride and other big events like the New Year’s Eve White Party.

Vallarta Pride is a week-long annual pride event.

It has become one of the leading pride celebrations in Latin America. Events include arts and cultural events, concerts, films, beach parties and a lot of fun outdoor performances to show the world the fabulous diversity of Puerto Vallarta.

Vallarta Pride was created to showcase all the unique elements that have made the resort town one of the top destinations for the international gay community.

 

The Pride Parties

  • Events kick off with a opening parties across all of the resort’s main gay bars and clubs together with The Pride Week at Mantamar Beach Club from the 23rd to the 30th of May. The beach club is situated along the famed Los Muertos gay beach in charming Zona Romantica. Live acts will perform at the Eden Club, The Mantamar and at The Top Bar over 5 days.
  • The Top Bar typically hosts The Pink Dinner on opening night with live DJ, fireworks, a four course dinner and the “Pride Vanguard Award” presented by the Vallarta Pride Committee.

 

 

 

  • Will Gorge’s “Lust Puerto Vallarta“, a series of late night after parties, continue the celebration after the nightclubs have closed.

The Pink Dinner & After Party

  • Wednesday, May 24th – Multiple Venues from 7.30 pm  – Pink Dinner Official opening event for Puerto Vallarta Pride featuring a gourmet meal at The Top restaurant followed by an after party at One Six One restaurant.

The Main Parade

  • Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 7 pm – To be confirmed Join the Vallarta Pride Parade which takes place from the Sheraton down the Malecon and into the Zona Romantica!

 

MORE DETAILS   AT  Gay Travel 4 U   and  Vallarta  Pride !

Nahuales   “A Mystical Night” a new party / show at Secret Beach

The new party/show in Puerto Vallarta!

 

Nahuales   “A Mystical Night”

 

Boat tour, open bar, food, show.
Mexican culture, circus acts, professional dancers, sensuality and mystical.

 

Secret beach
Sundays from los muertos pier 7pm. (till 11pm)

 

$1500  mxn  ($75 US)
Tickets 🎟 +52 3222747754

Best Information About Gay Puerto Vallarta

Looking for a quick answer to your Puerto Vallarta  questions?

This Facebook Group is the place!   Join now.

“The official FB group: A place for the fabulous gays of Puerto Vallarta to talk and ask questions.
Find your next gay roommate, gay cool spots, drag shows, bar hopping events, local gay realtors, business, meet ups, tours, safety information etc.
Maybe even some chisme (spanish for gossip) ☕️
This group’s main intention is to positively build up our fabulous community and to provide the best and fastest way to obtain information.”
Lots of local immigrants/expats belong to this group  and  give good  recommendations.
The group is managed by Jet De La Isla, who is a boat tour guide, naked tour operator, and gay hostel owner!

Puerto Vallarta #1 rated Food Tours

I have been coming to PV  for almost 20 years now. While I know many business owners and a few locals who work in the service industry, I still do not know a whole lot about how the locals live.

By taking one of the many food  tours offered by Vallarta Food Tours, in just 3-4 hours you learn so much, you will be in the know, like the locals! Taste local food, meet local people  and visit hidden gems and places off the beaten touristy path. Taste food  from street vendors who have been in business over 40 and 50 years!

Vallarta Food Tour’s mission is to help visitors and residents alike enjoy the best that Vallarta has to offer by highlighting off-the-beaten-path, “non-touristy” food and drinks along with a local insight of its treasures. Our love of Puerto Vallarta and Mexican culture inspired us to create the city’s finest culinary tour. We sampled the perfect mole, sipped on succulent tuba water and tasted fresh coconut from arguably the best coconut vendor in the country.

I took the Original Downtown Tour last month.  $52 for adults. (For a couple dollars  extra  you even get a couple beers along the way!) You get 8 tastings of amazing regional cuisine, and that’s enough (more than enough!)  to  serve as a satisfying lunch.  And  you get a 3-4  hour cultural tour and walk of the city by an awesome tour guide who explains the food  but also many local interesting tidbits of information and traditions.

 

There is a Bikes and Bites Tour. ($55). On a comfortable bike, cover 4.5 miles on this culinary tour, tasting regional dishes influenced by Aztec, Mayan, Toltec, Spanish and French cuisine. This tour is designed for moderate fitness levels. Prior cycling experience is required and all guests must be 18 or older.

Did someone say drinks?? Take the evening Mex-ology tour!  Drink And Eat Your Way Through Downtown Vallarta. Tacos and Tequila are at the top of everyone’s list when they come to PV. This tour gives you both in one fun and food-filled evening. ($79).

  • This 4-hour guided tour is perfect for dinner and will introduce you to the best indigenous spirits and regional cocktails in Vallarta.
  • You will sample Tequila, Mezcal, Racilla, and local craft beer mixed into a regional cocktail by a master Mexican Mixologist. To keep you on your feet you will enjoy a few tacos along the way, including a one-of-a-kind seafood stuffed Jalapeño taco, carne asada taco, and more.

Vallarta Food Tours say, “Our goal is to ensure that all of our tour participants have a fantastic time and leave with a real confidence to continue their exploration of our beautiful city. We recommend taking our food tours at the start of your stay so you can take on the city armed with knowledge and insight of what makes Puerto Vallarta so beautiful, so vibrant and so special. We are proud to share our culinary discoveries with you. Let us take you on a 3-hour adventure, introduce you to the best of the best and help open up a bright and delicious new world just waiting to be explored!” –

We give them 5 PINK CROWNS!

          Trip Advisor agrees  as well! 

Stop  by the website and book a  tour!  and  read  the many many great  reviews!

You WON’T be disappointed!

The Puerto Vallarta city tour takes place in the heart of Vallarta, giving participants insight into the city’s true soul.  Besides the Puerto Vallarta Tours offered, Vallarta Food Tours offers Private Group Food Tours and Gift Certificates.  Surprise someone  with a tour!   They will LOVE IT!

Steve Grand! Held Over in Puerto Vallarta

Steve Grand

Steve Grand returned triumphantly to PV in November to the Red Room at Act 2/Stages and his shows have been selling out!!  Shows have been extended  thru  the end of January!!!

DECEMBER  25 at 9:30pm
DECEMBER 21, 24, 27, 28 at 7:30pm
JANUARY 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 at 7:30pm

In 2013, Grand uploaded a music video to YouTube for his song, “All American Boy.” It immediately went viral, and within 8 days, he had over 1,000,000 views! It tells the story of unrequited love between a young man and his heterosexual male friend. As a result, this openly gay artist was lauded as a trailblazer in the entertainment world and he has had appearances on Good Morning America, CNN, Larry King Now, and other national outlets where he has used his platform to advocate for Human Rights and LGBT Equality.

Currently, with over 18 million views on YouTube, a #3 and #10 album on The Billboard Independent Album charts, and one of the most successful Music Kickstarter Campaigns ever under his belt, Grand, an extremely handsome young man, has not only broken the rules, but has changed the game forever in singing and song-writing in the era of YouTube and Spotify!

He has just released his second, highly-anticipated album, Not the End of Me, in July 2018, and has received rave reviews from the LGBTQ market, creating a vocal and enthusiastic fanbase, as well as a permanent place for himself in the music industry!

Grand’s songs are a living testimonial of the trials and tribulations that he experienced as he came to the realization that he was gay. He started writing his songs at age 11 as a way to understand and express himself. People have always related to his music because each song was written about a specific moment or time in his life. Many of his songs express the pain of going through a brutal breakup of his long-term partner. “I tried to be as brutally honest as I could be in my songs,” Grand said. “People have told me it’s [sometimes] hard to listen to [my songs] because they feel what I’m feeling. It’s painful, but it’s still beautiful.” That is why he is loved by so many and also why his shows sell out every night!

Get tickets online before they are all gone!

What a Drag Benefit Feb 18th

Annual  BANDERAS BAY SHELTER-Fundraiser. A home for victims of domestic violence. For more information: www.compassionforthefamilymx.org

One of the funniest shows of the year!  Hosted  by  New York’s  HEDDA LETTUCE!

More info and tickets  thru the Facebook  page!

Casa Cupula LGBT Resort Celebrates Anniversary

Puerto Vallarta’s Luxury LGBT Boutique Hotel Celebrates 15thAnniversary!

Casa Cupula, Puerto Vallarta’s legendary boutique resort hotel, is set to celebrate its 15th birthday with a three-month celebration of the property’s history, present, and future, culminating in a grand Mexican-style quinceañera celebration.

Casa Cupula gained notoriety in 2002 when it became Mexico’s first high-end LGBTQ property. In the years since the then-five-bedroom guesthouse and oasis for gay travelers has grown into an 18-room full resort complex and an integral part of elevating the reputation of Puerto Vallarta as Mexico’s gay vacation mecca.

“I don’t think anyone would have imagined how the LGBT community has gained so much acceptance over the last 15 years,” said Casa Cupula founder Don Pickens, who still owns and manages the property. “Back then, Puerto Vallarta’s reputation as a leading LGBT destination was not as well-known. Today it is celebrated by the city and is a major driver of Puerto Vallarta’s tourism-based economy.”

“We have been part of a great movement to modernize the image of Puerto Vallarta by showcasing the contemporary and luxurious offerings found in our Romantic Zone, Puerto Vallarta’s ‘gayborhood,’” Pickens added. “Today, Vallarta is proud to be one of the most important international gay destinations, and Casa Cupula is still rated among the top hotels of any kind in Vallarta.

During the property’s 15-year run, it has continuously updated its offering, adding rooms and suites of various sizes, as well as three pools; a Jacuzzi and sauna; full concierge services that refer guests to hand-selected LGBTQ-friendly activities; Pump Gym & Spa; and Taste Restaurant, one of the top dining venues in Puerto Vallarta.

Any 15-year-old deserves a great present and Casa Cupula is no exception. This year the new “Frida Suite,” will honor iconic early 20th century Mexican LGBT artist Frida Kahlo. Designed to reflect Kahlo’s love for Mexican traditions and culture, the suite’s debut will be part of the extended quinceañeracelebration of Casa Cupula’s birthday.

quinceañera is one of the most important Mexican celebrations, presenting a birthday girl or boy to society at the age of 15. Casa Cupula’s grand celebration of its own 15 years will include multiple events throughout the season, starting with a quinceañera party on Nov. 24. A drag queen contest at the event will see a brand ambassador crowned to represent Casa Cupula for the season.

This will be followed by a banquet on Dec. 2 to celebrate the boutique property’s leading role in Puerto Vallarta’s thriving LGBT community, inviting both local leaders and Casa Cupula alumni to celebrate together. The festivities will culminate with a major event in January. Cynthia Lee Fontaine, undisputed Miss Congeniality of hit reality TV show “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” has been selected by the team at legendary Puerto Vallarta boutique hotel Casa Cupula to headline the property’s highly anticipated quinceañera — or 15 anniversary —celebration, to take place January 19,  2018. Tickets start at 300 pesos (approximately US$16) per person (visit www.casacupula.com/cucu).

READ MORE HERE  ABOUT CYNTHIA

Casa Cupula invites past and new guests to join in on the celebration, enjoying a fourth night free on stays from Nov. 27 to Dec.19. For more information and to book, please visit www.casacupula.com.

Dinner in the Sky PUERTO VALLARTA 2017

Top Chefs Helm Dinner in the Sky Experience at Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, Feb 2017
Gourmet Dinner w/ Wine Pairing Held 150 Feet in the Air

One of the world’s exhilarating dining experiences, Dinner in the Sky comes to Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta from January 28 – February 28, 2017. Groups of 22 adventurous guests will be lifted nearly 150 feet in the air by a crane, taking in breathtaking views of the property’s on-site golf course and beautifully polished grounds, Banderas Bay and Sierra Madre Mountains. Guests at Dinner in the Sky can mingle with fellow diners during a one-hour experience consisting of a three course gourmet dinner menu designed by top chefs, including Mikel Alonso and Bruno Oteiza, disciples of Spanish superstar Juan Arzak and owners of Biko in Mexico City, regularly among the top 50 restaurants in the world on the San Pellegrino list. A complimentary cocktail hour precedes the dinner. When staying three nights at Casa Velas or its sister properties in Vallarta-Nayarit, guests enjoy special discounted rates for the experience.

A celebration of gastronomic innovation and excitement, Puerto Vallarta’s Dinner in the Sky costs $50 USD a seat when staying at Casa Velas or the nearby AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and $80 USD when staying at Velas Vallarta. An exciting happening in the Puerto Vallarta area, outside guests can enjoy the dinner for $242 USD on site or $170 pre-order, pending availability. Guests can reserve their space for two dinners Wednesday through Friday (beginning at 6 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.); Saturday and Sunday features three dinners (beginning at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.). A vegetarian menu is also available on request.

For more information please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit www.hotelcasavelas.com.

Puerto Vallarta Gay Mens Chorus Dec. 15

Celebrate the holidays as PVGMC presents HALLELUJAH!

 

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus (PVGMC), directed by Alfonso López, presents its annual holiday musical celebration at 8 PM on December 15 and 16 and at 4 PM and 8 PM on December 17 at Act II Stages

The PVGMC develops and shares the vocal skills of gay men from Mexico, the United States, Canada and around the world. They perform choral music that entertains, enlightens and unifies the audience, as well as its members, while building bridges of greater understanding, acceptance and love between communities, cultures, families, and friends. They are warmly embraced by the local Mexican and Ex-Pat communities, as well as tourists of both cultures.

This time of year brings back recollection of some of the most memorable times spent with family and friends. Buy your ticket today online at http://actiientertainment.com/PVGMC-Holiday-Concert.php or at the Act II Stages box office at Insurgentes 300 in the Romantic Zone (up the stairs on Basilio Badillo), telephone 322-222-1512. Celebrate the most magical season of the year with the PVGMC, and you might want to brush up on some of your favorites so that you can sing along!

Puerto Vallarta Things to Do!

16 REASONS WHY NOW IS THE BEST TIME
TO VISIT PUERTO VALLARTA

As the Peso lowers, bargain hunters
will find great deals in Paradise

With the Mexican Peso at an all-time low, with average exchange rate between $15-$17 pesos to the US dollar, Americans and Canadians looking for last minute deals to Puerto Vallarta will find that this is a travelers market.Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s top tourism destination. Known for its 100-year-old historic center, the heart of the destination, it is alive with authentic culture, art, nightlife and a range of award-winning traditional and international restaurants.

Beyond the downtown area, Puerto Vallarta makes for a vacation full of activities that all can enjoy. From strolling along Puerto Vallarta’s lively Malecón (beach boardwalk) while relishing in free outdoor live entertainment like the nightly Papantla flying dancers, to riding zip lines across tree tops or swimming with dolphins and sea lions, taking a cooking class at one of the traditional restaurants or enjoying a guided tour of the local art galleries, visitors of all ages can share memorable moments during their fun-filled visit.

FOLLOWING ARE 16 BARGAINS TO ENJOY NOW

  1. Dinner at Top Restaurants – Puerto Vallarta is home to over 300 restaurants ranging from internationally renowned establishments to mom-and-pap eateries offering dishes that go back generations. Dinner for two, including a three-course meal and a bottle of fine wine, at top iconic restaurants like La Palapa, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton favorite beach-front eatery, where they brought all their celebrity friends to party, El Arrayan, famous for its exquisite traditional Mexican cuisine, or Barcelona Tapas, with its grand view of the Bay of Banderas and the city’s Downtown area, will cost less than $120 USD.
  2. Artisan Tequilas – Many ranches and haciendas around Puerto Vallarta offer half day and full day activities including horseback riding, hiking, quad bike excursions and a tour of the tequila plantation and distillery; including tasting of top artisan tequilas and the local raicilla, a spirit of pre-Hispanic origin made from the agave root. Top quality tequila and raicilla will set one back around $20 USD www.haciendadonaengracia.com / www.haciendaeldivisadero.com
  3. VIP Beach Clubs – Enjoy the beach with plenty of pampering and luxury offered by one of Puerto Vallarta’s beach clubs. Mantamar Beach club has day passes for as low as $350 pesos ($20 USD), with $250 pesos (nearly $15 USD) counted as credit towards food and drinks.
  4. Learn Spanish – Puerto Vallarta is a college town, home to international universities and private schools. A two-week Spanish immersion class at one of the many language centers located in Puerto Vallarta, which also offers the opportunity to learn about Mexican culture and traditions, costs as little as $150 USD a week. www.spanishexperiencecenter.com
  5. Artworks for Collectors – From the many sculptures that line its Malecon (beach boardwalk) to the fine art galleries that house national and international works Puerto Vallarta is known for embracing the arts. Visitors can explore the town’s numerous arts offerings on the guided ArtWalk tour which operates daily from October to May, making stops at 15 local galleries in the historic downtown area. The ArtWalk is free and most galleries; like Galeria Colectika have not adjusted the prices on art pieces; providing visitors a great opportunity to acquire amazing works of art for a steal.
  6. San Sebastian del Oeste – A 90-minute drive east of Puerto Vallarta sends visitors back in time to a 17th century silver mining village nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountains. This sleeping town of 600 inhabitants is a colonial gem, filled with historic sites and great places to eat. Stoll around town at leisure or take guided tour. A round-trip taxi ride from Puerto Vallarta and back costs around USD $90.
  7. Your Own Private Beach – For travelers wishing to explore the natural oasis and warm Pacific Ocean waters in a secluded setting, Puerto Vallarta offers a variety of ways to enjoy their pristine secluded beaches. Take a round-trip water taxi ride out of Los Muertos Beach to secluded coves or isolated beaches like Colomitos, Las Animas, Boca de Tomatlan, Majahuitas, Quimixto, Playa El Caballo and many others. $20 USD per person.
  8. Charter a Private Boat. Spend the day at sea, snorkeling, fishing, swimming, island hopping or just sun bathing on your own private boat. Prices start at $866 for 8 hours www.pvmikesfishing.com/fishing-boat-rental-rates
  9. Viva Tequila Tour – Enjoy a Tequila tour and a live performance of traditional colorful Mexican folklore for about $60 USD a person. www.viviatequila.mx
  10. Boutique Hotels – Puerto Vallarta’s Downtown and Zona Romantica area is one of the most charming and authentic locations along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, teaming with enchanting boutique hotels, each with its own charm, unique personality and history; offering the warm and friendly personalized service Puerto Vallarta is reputed for. Rates are as low as $40 USD per night. www.visitpuertovallarta.com
  11. Mex-Ology: Tequila, Tacos and Mexican Cocktails Tour – Enjoy authentic Puerto Vallarta culture and dining on a unique taco tour with Vallarta Food Tours. Also a fun way to see the Downtown area and a great start to a night of festivities. www.puertovallartafoodtours.com
  12. Become a Taco Expert – There are a couple of signs visitors must look out for before buying a taco. 1. Is the location popular? If you see a line of locals waiting to eat at the establishment that’s generally a good sign. 2. When buying tacos from a local street vendor make sure the food is served in plates covered with a plastic for hygiene. 3. There should always be at least two people working the stand, one to serve food and the other to handle payments. Try Ceviches el Güero or Tacos el Cunado where a taco costs less than $1 USD.
  13. Brunch at Canopy River – Take a ride to the middle of the Sierra Madre and enjoy a hearty Sunday Brunch amidst the varied and lush tropical flora and fauna of the rainforest surrounding Puerto Vallarta for less than $20 USD per person. www.canopytourspuertovallarta.com
  14. Walk the Malecon – The Malecon is Puerto Vallarta’s heart and where everyone, both locals and tourists, gather for morning jogs, open air yoga classes and daytime or sunset strolls. It also has features some of the most delicious traditional street food, from tacos to corn on the cob with mayonnaise and chili, each for less than $1 USD.
  15. Colorful Local Celebrations – Visiting Puerto Vallarta during any of its local festivals or celebrations that take place monthly, presents a culturally rewarding experience and a chance to see the city through the cultural traditions of its people. From the Day of the Dead to the Gourmet Festival, most celebrations have activities that are free of charge. www.visitpuertovallarta.com
  16. Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has been working with all its trade partners to offer exclusive discounts when booking is made on their site: www.visitpuertovallarta.com. Visitors can find discounts on activities and stays for as high as 50% off.
Additional information on Puerto Vallarta is available at www.visitpuertovallarta.com

Day of the Dead Week Puerto Vallarta

¡Come and join us celebrate the Day of the dead Festival at Puerto Vallarta!

From October 28 to November 2 in Puerto Vallarta celebrates the most representative tradition of Mexico and has prepared a series of activities for you to learn more about this unique celebration which will be held in different venues around the city.

Enjoy a delicious Pan de Muerto while walking through art galleries and get to see the traditional altars and flower carpets.

Find below the program:

Wednesday October 28th 

5:30pm – Venue : OPC – Art Galleries Tour and welcome cocktail

Venue: Art Walk –  Tour no guiado de galerías de arte

Venue: Café Des Artistes y OPC -Live music, flower carpets, murals and visitors guide distribution.

 

Thursday October 29th

5:00pm – Venue: Del Refugio Church – Introducing the Camerata Orchestra School of Puerto Vallarta

6:00pm – Conference “The History of Death in Ancient Mexico”, Los Muertos film festival presents  “Macario”

7:00pm – Special menus at restaurants

9:30pm – Visitors guide distribution

 

Friday October 30th

9:30am – Venue: Different spots across the city

Flower, sawdust and sand carpet exhibit.

10:00am .-Venue: Lázaro Cárdenas Square – Interactive Altar Openning

Altar tour Downtown Vallarta

Altar tour Downtown Malecón

Restaurant altar tour

Decorated boats in honor of deceased captains

7:00pm – Venue: 5 de Diciembre Cementery- Music and Beer Festival

 

Saturday October 31st

10:00am – Venue: Cuale Island – Paint your Calaverita

12:00pm  -Screening “La Leyenda de la Nahuala”

4:00pm – Face painting for récord Guinness

5:30pm – Venue: 5 de Diciembre Cementery -Catrinas and giant puppets parade

6:30pm – Venue: Hidalgo Park – Mixcoatl folkloric ballet from Aguascalientes

7:00pm – Venue: Muelle Street – Silence walk  ” Catrinas y Catrines”

Music and Beer Festival

11:00pm –  “Catrinas” Post party – Prizes for the best costumes

 

Sunday November 1st

10:00am – Venue: 5 de Diciembr Cementery – Religious ceremony

4:00pm – Venue: Lázaro Cárdenas Square- Little angels party, Pan de muerto exhibit and gathering

7:00pm –  Xiutla folkloric ballet exhibit

Music and Beer Festival on Muelle Street

8:00pm – Screening “El libro de la vida”

 

Monday November 2nd

11:00am – Venue: Armas Square – Exhibit “Las Catrinas de Lupe” by Karla Moreno Producciones

11:30am – Venue:  5 de Diciembre Cementery – Parade “La Caravana de la Muerte”

7:00pm – Venue: Local Market – Gathering “Una noche de muertos en Puerto Vallarta”

7:30pm – Xiutla folkloric ballet exhibit ” Día de Muertos Special”

9:30pm – Catrinas contest award ceremony

10:00pm – Festival Closure

11:00pm – Fireworks

 

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