Friday, April 18, 2014

Things Are Getting Hotter In Riviera Nayarit: 2013 Shows Increase In Visitor Numbers To The Destination


THINGS ARE GETTING HOTTER IN RIVIERA NAYARIT: 2013 SHOWS INCREASE IN VISITOR NUMBERS TO THE DESTINATION

Tourism contributed over US$1.6 billion in 2013 
with an increase of visitors from Canada and the U.S.

2013 brings yet another increase in domestic and international visitors to Riviera Nayarit, drawn to the destination’s beautiful beaches, vibrant culinary scene, luxury resorts and exciting outdoor adventure. In 2013, Riviera Nayarit welcomed a total of 2,389,408 visitors spending over $1.6 billion. This included a seven percent increase in Canadian travelers and a two percent increase in U.S. travelers.

The previous year, 2,369,683 travelers visited Riviera Nayarit and spent a total of $1.1 billion. According to TravelStyles LLC, the popularity of Riviera Nayarit as a destination for Canadians and Americans is attributed to its affordability and value. Riviera Nayarit offers a year-round tropical climate and 192 miles of beautiful swimmable beaches coupled with distinctive local history and rich indigenous culture, a wide range of outdoor activities and luxury resorts with professional and welcoming service. In addition, the destination is easily accessible from most major airport hubs in the U.S. and Canada.

Travel to Riviera Nayarit among Canadians is highest from British Columbia, comprising 35 percent of the Canadian market. This is followed by Alberta (28 percent), Quebec (15 percent), Ontario (11 percent) and Manitoba (8 percent).  From the U.S., travel is significantly highest from California, with 31 percent of the U.S. market. This is followed by Illinois (11 percent), Texas (9 percent), Colorado (8 percent) and Washington (5 percent).

“We expect tourism to increase even more in 2014 since Huffington Post, Frommer’s and Oyste3r have all voted Riviera Nayarit as one of the top destinations to visit in 2014!, says Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Travel and tourism represents one of the most important sectors of our economy, increasing jobs, revenue and facilities throughout the state of Nayarit.”

Growth is also supported by the airlines that are adding new routes into Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) from Lansing, St. Louis, Rockford, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Denver, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.  

Building on this momentum, 2014 is already proving to be a solid year for tourism. In the month of January, 140,018 people visited the destination, which is an increase of about six percent compared to 2013.


For more information, visit www.rivieranayarit.com

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Record Number Of Birds Sighted In The Riviera Nayarit

  • San Blas registered 266 birds during a game played by professional birdwatchers where they register as many birds as each team sees or hears during a contiguous 24-hour period.

Every year the American Birding Association (ABA) receives reports from the “Big Day,” which brings together professional birdwatchers that strive to count the most birds possible during a 24-hour period.

This year, Francisco García and Mark Stackhouse, ecotourism guides specialized in bird watching within the areas of San Blas, teamed up and took on this challenge on March 3rd, setting a new record with 266 birds and beating last year’s record by six, which was set in Oaxaca by Jorge Montejo and Amy McAndrews.

“It’s like an honor-based professional game among bird watchers,” explained García. “There are a series of rules to follow: they all have to hear and see the birds without any help outside the team.”

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Takes A Big Step Within The Premium Market

  • Vallarta Gardens Resort & Spa inaugurated the new Reef Collection villas with an investment of approximately $25 million, which will include the construction of 16 new villas as well as others in the Coral and Sky Garden collections; a spa and a gym are also planned, in addition to the Sea Star group of villas.
Vallarta Gardens Resort & Spa inaugurated its new Reef Collection villas in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, the Nautical Capital of the Riviera Nayarit. The development will include 16 new villas, each with its own unique design.

“The project we’re managing is not your standard or usual hotel accommodations: we call it categoría especial (special category), as they aren’t hotel rooms, they’re villas and each villa belongs to a distinct collection,” explained Jesús Carmona, Director of Operations for Vallarta Gardens. 

The Reef Collection villas boast two well-equipped rooms on the first floor with a penthouse on the second, which includes two rooms with a private pool and Jacuzzi.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

San Pancho Presents Beach Art Inspired By The Riviera Nayarit

  • Artist Miguel Méndez will present his work during Holy Week and Easter, all of which was inspired by the beaches of Nayarit. The showing will be held at Bodega 3; this exhibit will kick off its new permanent dedication to expos.

San Pancho, the Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit, together with the San Pancho Collective, invites the general public to the expo titled “Graphic Activism, Art on Vacation” created by artist Miguel Méndez. The exhibit will be held from April 17-27 at Bodega 3, which will now begin to host artists’ showings.

This exhibit, entirely inspired by the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit, is a turning point as it marks the first time an artist outside the Collective will use the dedicated cultural spaces in San Pancho.

Méndez, originally from Guadalajara and with 30 years of experience as an artist, explained that his work is primarily for tourists, but he was inspired by the cultural ambiance of San Pancho and the towns that dot this coastal region.

A Mexican road show gains traction in the UK

  • On the occasion of the new direct flights from the UK, two of the most stunning destinations along Mexico’s Pacific Coast joined forces to promote the diversity of one region to the travel trade and press this week.


Representatives Rolando Miravete (Managing Director for the Puerto Vallarta CVB) and Richard Zarkin (PR Director of Riviera Nayarit CVB), embarked on a week-long road show spanning London and Manchester, the two cities which starting 1st May 2014 will offer the opportunity to fly direct to Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (located in Puerto Vallarta, which serves both regions).

Starting in London, a press conference held in Covent Garden Hotel on 7 April, hosted approximately 50 journalists who through the interactive presentation were amazed and intrigued by the attractive offering of both destinations. The following evening, 60 agents gathered at the Marriott hotel (Westminster) with the presence of the director of Mexico’s Tourism Board in the UK, Milko Rivera, and discussed how the new accessibility factor has opened up a different side of the Mexican product to UK travellers.

The promotional activity proceeded to travel to Manchester where one-on-one meetings with influential regional media outlets (including lifestyle magazines, online hubs and blogging platforms) sparked interest in the new programme. A trade-focused event was also held at Novo Hotel on 10 April.

Both regions cater for a variety of travellers from families and couples, to the LGTB market and wildlife enthusiasts and are keen to gain support and attention from the UK now the destination is in much closer reach than previous years.

The media and trade are key to unlocking the uniquely diverse Mexican treasures and while the week-long road show draws to a close a PR and travel trade events campaign will continue to showcase both regions to consumers, press and trade throughout the year.

ENDS

Notes to the editors:

  • Thomson launches exclusive, weekly, direct flights from London Gatwick and Manchester airports to Puerto Vallarta airport on 1 May 2014.
  • Flights depart from Gatwick every Saturday at 10:15am, duration 12hrs 15min. Flights depart from Manchester airports every Thursday 9:15am, duration 11hrs 55 mins.


About Puerto Vallarta
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board is the entity responsible for promoting the city as a tourism destination. Puerto Vallarta is located in the state of Jalisco, well-known for the preservation of its authentic Mexican traditions, the Pacific Coast port features 40 miles of coastline and a diverse topography, including tropical jungles, river beds, steep mountain sides and arid flatlands. Each region brings a uniqueness that adds to the entire charm of Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta encompasses all of Banderas Bay on the Pacific coast of Mexico and is comprised of the following regions: Marina Vallarta, Hotel Zone, Downtown (El Centro), and the South Shore. Download Puerto Vallarta’s Press Kit here http://goo.gl/qMuWu8 or visit: www.visitpuertovallarta.com

About Riviera Nayarit
Mexico’s newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport.  The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay.  Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, bird watching, international cuisine, and the local artwork from the traditional Huichol tribe. Riviera Nayarit is recognized as a “Virtuoso Preferred Destination.” The region attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including chic luxury resorts, eco-tourism boutique hotels and quaint B&B inns. For more information, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit's Fan Page on Facebook.



Monday, April 14, 2014

San Blas’ Traditional Birders Come Home To “Roost”

  • For the past three years, the birding groups from England, the United States and Mexico that had come to San Blas for 30 years had been taking their binoculars elsewhere. Now they’re back, thanks in large part to James Currie’s productions in the area.

San Blas has been world-famous for years for its endemic and migratory populations, which is why different birding groups and companies dedicated to bird watching had visited the region for over 30 years. However, for the past three years there had been very few visits—but now they’re back, thanks to the new sense of security in the area.

This year birder groups from the US such as Borderland Tours that travel around the world returned to San Blas, as did the group from Alamos, Sonora in Mexico and Ecotours, which manages groups from Great Britain.

These very important tour operators had stopped coming to the area because of the travel warnings emitted about this region of Mexico. Fortunately, these warnings have been removed and bird lovers from around the world can once again come to enjoy the migratory flocks of the season.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Jonas Brother Sighted In The Riviera Nayarit

  • Joe Jonas was spotted in Sayulita and Punta Mita attending the wedding of Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo during the first weekend in April.

Joe Jonas of Jonas Brothers fame caused a stir in Sayulita and Punta Mita the first weekend in April when he attended the wedding of his friends Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo.

The world famous pop star published images on his Twitter and Instagram accounts on the 5th and 6th of April, where he showed off the beaches of Sayulita and himself on a burro.

He also posted a photo of his friends Nick Lachey y Vanessa Minnillo, who were married in Punta Mita. A traditional “wish balloon” or globo de cantoya was also released to wish the best of luck to the newlyweds.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Riviera Nayarit is Brazil’s New Luxury Destination

  • Articles inspired by the most recent FAM trip are just starting to appear in six of Brazil’s most important media dedicated to tourism, luxury, nature and travel. Together they’ve already generated over one and half million impressions.

Brazil is a very important potential market for the Riviera Nayarit because of its high purchasing power in the tourism segment. With this in mind, the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) took the opportunity to invite top members of its press to enjoy the Mexico Cup Regatta as part of a FAM trip.

On the list were six of the most important media dedicated to tourism, luxury nature and travel in Brazil: Revista L’Officiel, Revista Isto é Platinum, Blog Falando de Viagem, Revista Joyce Pascowitch, IG and Revista Nova.

The trip, which took place mid-March, is already displaying results and placing the Riviera Nayarit as Mexico’s newest luxury destination. The media has been already been broadcasting details on accommodations, the Marietas Islands, Sayulita, San Pacho, Bucerías, Punta de Mita, Nuevo Vallarta and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. They've also alluded to the many celebrities that have visited the region, among other details.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

RCI Seminar Strengthens International Relations

  • The training sessions held at the RCI call centers in Indianapolis and Salt Lake City not only increased the destination’s promotion within the United States, but also with the millions of members the company has around the world.

The Riviera Nayarit and the Puerto Vallarta convention and visitors bureaus together visited the cities of Indianapolis and Salt Lake City at the end of March as part of their promotional efforts in the United States.
It was a visit with multiple benefits, since the training and updating that took place at the Resort Condominiums International (RCI) call centers in both cities has a very extensive reach.

This is due in part to the fact that RCI is one of the world’s most important timeshare companies, thanks to its two million members spread out among the five continents.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wholesalers Appreciate Joint Campaign

  • Both domestic and North American wholesalers very much appreciate the joint campaign presented by Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, as it facilitates their work when selling the destinations.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau polled wholesalers during the 2014 Gala Vallarta-Nayarit asking their opinion regarding the joint campaign being conducted by Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit.

They all agreed the joint effort spearheaded by the Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) is an excellent strategy that’s helping sales and simplifying their work on many levels.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

2013 Revenue For The Riviera Nayarit

  • The official revenue published by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau Barometer for 2013 is $1,684,626,492.20 USD, only $200 million USD less than what was generated in 2008.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Barometer published the official revenue for 2013, which came to a total of $1,684,626,492.20 USD.

This amount is the sum of all the expenditures made by visitors to San Blas, Compostela and Banderas Bay, including transportation, accommodations, food and beverage, entertainment and other tourism services.

These numbers reinforced the current tendency towards recovery, as it was noted the total annual revenue for 2008 was $200 million USD less than that generated in 2013. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

More Celebrity Sightings In The Riviera Nayarit

The relevancy of their visits comes into play in the direct and indirect advertising and promotions generated in the international media as well as the celebrities’ own social media accounts. This time the visitors were Roberto Martínez, Jr. and Sara Jean Underwood, who stayed at the Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit in Nuevo Vallarta.

The more celebrities visit the Riviera Nayarit, particularly those who work in captive markets such as the US, the more direct and indirect publicity for the destination is generated in the media that follows them, as well as in their very own very popular social media accounts.

This time Mexico’s Pacific Treasure received a visit from Roberto Martínez, Jr., the winner of the sixth season of the US reality show, “The Bachelorette,” together with his partner, Playboy Playmate Sara Jean Underwood. They were here at the end of March to celebrate her 30th birthday.

The lovebirds enjoyed the many attractions of the Banderas Bay area at the Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit in Nuevo Vallarta. They indulged in a couples’ massage at the Tatewari Spa, rode on horseback and Roberto even hopped on a surf board.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The 2014 Gala Vallarta-Nayarit Gets Kudos For A Well-Organized Event

  • The Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta displayed their excellent coordination and willingness to serve their guests during the Welcome Cocktail, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Gala Dinner for this magnificent event.

The inauguration of the 2014 Gala Vallarta-Nayarit gave carte blanche access to the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta to the wholesalers, airlines, hotels and everyone else involved in this, their 21st annual event.
Representatives the states of Nayarit and Jalisco, including the Tourism Secretaries and the Hotel and Motel Associations, as well as Federal government representatives from the Mexico Tourism Bureau (MTB) were present at this important business and promotional event.

The welcome address was offered by Fernando González Ortega, President of the Banderas Bay Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB by its acronym in Spanish), who thanked the participants for their willingness to promote the destinations and encouraged them to continue with their efforts.

Friday, April 4, 2014

6th Annual Boca de Chila Beach Surf Fishing Tournament 2014

  • This weekend Zacualpan and Las Varas are expected to be jam packed with fishermen and their families gathered to enjoy casting out on the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit.

The yearly sport fishing calendar on the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit is keeping busy: April 5-6 marks the return of the 6th Annual Boca de Chila Beach Surf Fishing Tournament to the shores of Zacualpan and Las Varas.

The Tepic Surf Fishing Club and the Government of the State of Nayarit, as well as the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) are extending an invitation to lovers of the rod and reel to participate in this sports competition.

Registration costs are $70 Mexican pesos on the 5th, when the 4th place winner will take the pool of 80% of the registration fees. On the 6th the registration fee goes up to $220 pesos and the top three places will win the pool as follows: 1st place 40%, 2nd place 20% and 3rd place 10%.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Riviera Nayarit Is Intent On Becoming The First “Clean Tourism Destination” In Mexico

  • FIBBA presented its Letter of Intent to Federal and State representatives of SEMARNAT as well as to PROFEPA in order to initiate the environmental certification of Nuevo Vallarta.

The Banderas Bay Trust (FIBBA by its acronym in Spanish) presented its official Letter of Intent to become the first “Clean Tourism Destination” in Mexico during the Conference on Environmental Quality in Tourism, part of the National Environmental Audit Program currently underway by the Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT by its acronym in Spanish) and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA by its acronym in Spanish).

The SEMARNAT and PROFEPTA federal and state authorities received the commitment letter on March 26th in order to commence the procedures required of Nuevo Vallarta, which will take anywhere between 9 and 18 months to complete.

The four certificates needed are: Integrated Waste Management, Integrated Water Management, Integrated Management of Natural Resources and Integrated Management of the Urban Infrastructure.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Winner’s List Complete For The 2014 Mexico Cup

  • The 3rd Mexico’s Cup Regatta hosted in the Riviera Nayarit came to an end with the conclusion of the 420, Laser, Optimist and Kite Surf categories, with record breaking participation in several competitions.

The Riviera Nayarit’s 2014 Mexico Cup Regatta concluded with the participation of the WesMex Regatta in Nuevo Vallarta, which included the 420, Laser and Optimist categories. The Kitesurf competition—held in Bucerías—also ended.

The numbers this most important regatta of the Mexican Pacific posted were very positive: out of seven categories, six had a higher number of participants and, as always, the quality of the competition was of the highest caliber.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The best of Mexico is now closer than ever!


  • Mexico’s stunning Pacific Coast is famed for embodying the authentic spirit, vibrancy and diversity of the country. This season, two of the most attractive destinations in the Mexican West Coast, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, will once again be within easier reach for UK travellers.  


Launching on the 3rd May 2014, new direct weekly flights from London and Manchester to Puerto Vallarta International Airport will bring these treasures of Mexico within closer proximity to the UK market than ever before. The airport serves both destinations, which are united at Banderas Bay, (the 7th largest bay in the world!) and while Puerto Vallarta (located in the state of Jalisco, birthplace of tequila and the Mariachi - the Mexican cowboy) is nestled in the bay, Riviera Nayarit unfolds 10 minutes north of the airport, along 190 miles of picture-perfect coastline in the state of Nayarit.

Visitors will arrive in the midst of two equally naturally-rich and exciting destinations, where the opportunity to embark on a mind-blowing, Mexican adventure will commence. From whizzing down the longest zip-lining circuit in Mexico to trekking through the rainforest via crashing waterfalls and tropical lagoons; and wondering through traditional villages home to descendants of the Aztecs - not to mention the scattering of captivating wildlife you’ll meet along the way.

As well as the exhilarating activities, a backdrop of breathtakingly diverse landscape awaits. Encased by the Sierra Madre Mountains yet with pristine, sandy beaches and deep blue Pacific waters within easy reach; the views and constant subtropical climate will remain locked in the memory bank long after your exploration comes to an end.

Puerto Vallarta has a long-standing reputation in Mexico, as it was put on the map following blockbuster film “The Night of the Iguana” back in the sixties (filmed entirely on location there). The picturesque destination soon attracted a plethora of Hollywood’s finest old-glamour celebrities (namely Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s romance flourished on the very shores) and to this day remains a traditional, renowned must-visit destination in Mexico. While Riviera Nayarit has fast-become the newest addition to the holiday scene, as news of the stunning coastline, unrivalled luxury including top-class spas, PGA golf courses and exclusive resorts, has caused quite a stir.

Combined, both destinations have plenty to offer for any kind of traveller, from adventure-seekers and wildlife enthusiasts, to families and honeymooners.

AT A GLANCE


At one with nature


An abundance of wildlife is available to spot within the luscious, natural surroundings, a dream for animal-lovers who will rejoice at the sight of indigenous turtles and one of the largest, colourful bird populations in the world.

One of Mexico’s largest bays, Banderas Bay (Bahía de Banderas), stretches across both regions and is home to exotic sealife and endangered species, making it a prime ecotourism destination and must-visit spot.

From interacting with spinner dolphins to whale-watching (the bay is the birthplace of the Humpback Whale) as well as the signature Olive Ridley marine turtles who can be spotted by the dozen, there’s plenty of fascinating sights to be discovered.

Keeping up with tradition 


Upholding tradition is at the heart of both regions and visitors can learn a lot from the locals by visiting the quaint and picturesque towns. Encompassing a range of separate ethnic groups and celebrating the arts and gastronomy with dedicated festivals, unearthing the culture within Mexico is both an interactive and joyful experience. Take a trip to the remote mountain villages and discover the simple way of life of the Wixarika Indians who still live according to the ancient pre-Columbian traditions.

Luxury at its finest


Luxury comes in many forms, from meticulous attention-to-detail to a warm welcome and that’s aside from the lavish surroundings. However, between both regions luxury reaches a new meaning in this part of Mexico. Both destinations are also known as a golfer’s paradise with 9 championship golf courses including four designed by Jack Nicklaus, complemented by 5 and 4 AAA award resorts and properties. All of which can be enjoyed leisurely with views of the ocean and rugged mountains. For the avid spa-goer, world-class establishments await offering the very unique, signature treatments derived from Mexican tribes. Exclusivity is guaranteed when visiting the gated resorts in upmarket development, Punta Mita, not only Riviera Nayarit´s but Mexico´s most exclusive development.


True love


Beautiful natural landscapes and romance go hand in hand, so it’s no surprise that both regions rank highly for destination weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries or any reason to celebrate your love. In fact, Puerto Vallarta is 5th most romantic destinations in the world in which to get married. Not only do the surroundings evoke feelings of eternal affection, but also the various establishments including gourmet restaurants and stunning, boutique hotels are fully prepared to cater to every couple’s need, mastering attention-to-detail to perfection.

Gastronomy


Offering a mix of authentic, contemporary and international cuisine, every meal enjoyed within the confines of both regions will enrich your palette with every bite. From foodies seeking out family-run taco-stands and the fresh catch of the day, to gourmet creations, there’s nothing short of choice when it comes to mealtimes. 

The allure to unlock the very best of Mexico all in one place is what sets the unique destinations apart. Introducing Vallarta-Nayarit, but of course you have to ‘live it to believe it’...


Young American Celebrity Enjoys A Stay In The Riviera Nayarit

  • Actress Zosia Mamet stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta for a few days of R&R in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure.

The Riviera Nayarit’s international positioning in the celebrity-studded movie, television and music industries continues to grow. The latest visitor was Zosia Mamet, who enjoyed Mexico’s Pacific Treasure during her stay at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta during the last week of March.

Zosia stars in the popular HBO series Girls, which began in 2012. The comedy-drama follows a close group of 20-somethings who live in New York and has a touch of the successful formula used by other series such as Gossip Girls and Sex and the City.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Bajío Tour Strengthens The Captive Domestic Market

  • Morelia, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes, León and Tepatitlán were among the cities visited during the tour, which resulted in the training of a total of 460 travel agents to sell the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta.

The Bajío Tour undertaken by the Riviera Nayarit and the Puerto Vallarta convention and visitors bureaus during the month of March generated some great results.

Morelia, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes, Leon and Tepatitlán were among the cities on the itinerary, during which 460 travel agents attended dynamic workshops where they were updated on the latest attractions in both destinations.

Thirty hotels from both destinations were present during the tour, as well as eight tour operators and Aeroméxico, strengthening the promotion of the destinations with their services and contributing to the overall efforts of obtaining more hard sales and connections.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Restaurant Week Celebrates Ten Years Of Good Taste

  • Thirty-six restaurants throughout the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta will be offering special menus at very reasonable prices so both locals and visitors can expand their culinary horizons.

The unique opportunity for people to go out and taste the best of the local restaurants at very reasonable prices is back again this year: Restaurant Week starts May 15th and runs through the end of the month, celebrating its tenth anniversary of offering the tastiest of the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta’s culinary delights.

Paco Ojeda, Editorial Director of Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine and organizer of the event together with Juan Pablo Hernández, announced a preliminary list of 36 restaurants that will be offering three menu options with three courses each for only $199 or $299 Mexican pesos (beverages and tips not included.)