Check out Kathleen Carrillo at Southside Shuffle!

Check out Kathleen Carrillo at Southside Shuffle!

This Friday, February 8, 6-10 check out the show in her gallery (Calle Constitucion 325) featuring seventeen of Kathleen Carrillo’s new works soon to be mounted at the Four Seasons Resort in Punta de Mita.

Her latest collection “Speakeasy/Cabaret” shares works about nightlife, Jazz, dancing and a bit of the dark side. These can be seen at her gallery in Puerto Vallarta.

Kathleen has just opened her second Gallery in Carlsbad, California, in North San Diego County.  She will be spending most of the summer months in this new gallery while continuing to be dedicated to her patrons in the winter months in the Puerto Vallarta gallery.

Watch her latest episode of Colour In Your Life, a PBS affiliated series about artist and their lives, which aired in Australia and Europe last week.  Find it on YouTube: Colour In Your Life, Kathleen Carrillo.

You can call Kathleen at the gallery 322 222 9879, or her US phone 858 261-8129.  Gallery located at Calle Constitucion 325 in Old Town!  See you there.

Painting Credit: “Mixed Signals At The Cabaret”

The Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Fair, Coming Feb 16, 2019!

Please save the date for our Annual Real Estate Fair!

There are several speakers, about immigration, taxes and health care.

Of course, there will be 20 realtors there, a mortgage broker, as well as several other service providers for our market here.

The hours are from 9 am to 2 pm, February 16, 2019 at the Rivera Molino Plaza, Ignacio Vallarta 130, just past the bridge into Old Town.

Of course, all of the presenters will be offering information, hand-outs and most importantly, be there to answer any and all questions you may have.

All are invited!

Gracias,  Todd Bates.



Dinner & a Show @ The Boutique Community Theater

Dinner & a Show @ The Boutique Community Theater

I´ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting English-language theater to be a huge thing in this coastal Mexican town when I first stepped off the plane at PVR all those months ago. Regardless, anyone who has spent more than a week in the city is aware of the local emphasis on the arts in all forms, and part of this ever-expanding creative community is the Boutique Theater, perched above that temple of sports fans and jazz lovers known as Nacho Daddy on Basilio Badillo. 

The Vibes: Advised of the 6pm sharp curtain time, I strolled in off the strip and up the stairs to the theater itself just in time to snag one of the preferred tables in the rear of the hall…if theater plays to the back of the house, I was going to park myself where they were aiming their act. 

The presentation for the evening, a production of Pulitzer Prize finalist ¨The Clean House,¨ centered on Matilde, a Brazilian comedienne whose career path led her up through the Americas to serve as a maid. Without giving too much of the goods away, she doesn’t really enjoy cleaning all that much. Common issue among us creatives. 

Not that lady of the house Lane is in love with the idea either. You see, by her own admission she doesn’t want anybody interesting cleaning her house, which is exactly why you hire a hilarious woman from another hemisphere to do the job. Lane’s sister Virginia, no less irrational, believes that anyone who gives up the privilege of cleaning their own house is insane.

As is the case in some of the most interesting stories, the only party that seemed pleased with the situation was the audience. 

The Vices: According to Matilde, the perfect joke is not written by one person, which kinda sucks to hear for a guy who sorta writes them for a living. Fortunately she went on to say that such a novel association could make the listener ¨forget life,¨ and that’s a sentiment I can more enthusiastically appreciate. 

You see, part of the enduring appeal of exhibitions such as theater shows and sporting events is that they offer an easy and appealing opportunity to strive for presence, to actually exist in and engage with your current surroundings…to be where you are.  

The unfolding drama had this effect on its spectators. The sickly blue glow of individual indifference was not to be seen anywhere in the room, and so I respectfully took analog notes by the light of my Pax.  

The trance was only broken by the arrival of dinner, a perfectly medium filet mignon served with garlic mashed potatoes. The meal also featured a surprise cameo from bacon, which was wrapped around the steak because people appreciate initiative. 

As the tale came to a conclusion and the cast took their triumphant bows, I couldn’t help but to feel a strong appreciation for being a part of this moment of collective involvement. If only for a couple of hours, it didn’t matter what was going on outside or online…and indeed, a present mind can be the cleanest house of all. 

The Verdict: I´ve always had a particular appreciation for the acting skill set…hell, a lot of people can’t even portray themselves convincingly, let alone playing anyone else in front of everyone else. The Boutique Community Theater gives the inspired a platform for expressing what moves them, and share their dedication with an appreciative assembly. If you´re looking for something different to do this weekend, why not go and be a part of the experience…maybe I´ll catch you there. 



Alexis Velasco

Dec. 20, 2018

We are less than one week away from Christmas Eve, the reason why the Vallarta Lifestyles editorial staff undertook the task of gathering some of the most outstanding options to dine out. Enjoy the flavors of the local restaurants and make this an unforgettable experience. Merry Christmas!


Olas Altas 507, Emiliano Zapata.


Azafran navidad

Café des Artistes

Guadalupe Sánchez 740,

El Centro.

Foie gras montadito, fresh fig and Grana Padano cheese

Apples, beets, nuts, orange, baby leaves mix
Beet vinaigrette
Fresh, marinated and dehydrated tomatoes, wild sorrel, brioche bruschetta, white mushrooms, pistachio vinaigrette

Butter pumpkin foam
Roasted corn foam

Lemon sauce, artichoke foam, confit leek, tapenade
Butter tamal, Brussels cabbage leaves
Short rib lacquered with plum, grilled beef fillet, potato terrine, confit shallot

Dark chocolate mousse, strawberry compote, hazelnut praline cream

MACARON$1,475.00 MXP
PER PERSON Tax included, gratuities not included.

6:00 – 11:00 pm


Da Simone

Basilio Badillo 180, Emiliano Zapata.


De Cántaro

Basilio Badillo #219 Emiliano Zapata.


El Dorado

Pulpito 102, Amapas.

Gaby’s Restaurant

Mina 252, El Centro.


Kaiser Maximilian

Olas Altas #380B, Emiliano Zapata.

La Palapa

Pulpito 105-3, Amapas.


No Way José

5 de Febrero 260, Emiliano Zapata.


The Blue Shrimp

Olas  Altas 336, Emiliano Zapata.


River Café

Isla Río Cuale, El Centro.


TRIO Restaurant Bar

Guerrero 264, El Centro.


Tuna Blanca

Avenida Anclote Lote 5, Punta de Mita.


Foie gras mousse, spices bread, tomatillo and jalapeño jelly

Cucumber and marinated seaweed in chilies paste salad, capers, radish, coriander foam

Grapes and pistachio vinaigrette, epazote pesto, mini brioche
Mixed lettuces, mango and fresh herbs vinaigrette, chili’s oil

Prawn mousse, pumpkin pureé, roasted leek
Confit tomatoes foam, roasted vegetables, Cambray potatoes, perfumed with white truffle

Zucchini and roasted fennel stew, smoked tomato sauce, cauliflower cream, leek flan
Crunchy cottage cheese, mushroom and confit tomatoes cream, orange sauce au chile guajillo
Wood-fired beef tenderloin medallion, green peas mousseline, mille-feuilles of vegetables, roasted baby onions, morel sauce

White chocolate biscuit, light lemon mousse, vanilla whipped cream

MACARON$1,475.00 MXP
PER PERSON Tax included, gratuities not included. 6:00 – 11:00 pm



Malecón y Libertad 2, El Centro.


new year's eve


Puerto Vallarta is an exciting place to be for New Year’s Eve with endless opportunities to fit anyone’s lifestyle and level of adventure. There is certainly too much to wrap up with 3 paragraphs and 4 restaurant recommendations.

Of course, New Year’s Eve dinner is a huge event and just as important to the evening as to where you will be at the stroke of midnight when you give that New Year’s Eve kiss to someone special, or not.

Some people choose a small gathering of friends and family and a home cooked meal with a special bottle of wine as their last dinner of the year, while others plan elaborate dinners at local restaurants in the tourist zone at an average cost of $130 USD per person. Then there is the almighty traditional taco or tamal for only $1 dollar while kicking it into high-gear Mexican style with a street party on the Malecón.

For those looking for an all-inclusive night of food and drinks and staying in one place for the evening, your options will include just about every “high profile” restaurant in Old Town offering packages between $100 – $200 USD per person, and some even more. Included in your all-inclusive night is a meal that ranges between three and five courses, a Champagne toast, and typically live music. These are certainly great options for people who just don’t feel comfortable in large crowded sidewalks and streets.

For those who want to experience everything that Puerto Vallarta offers for the New Year, you probably won’t be interested in choosing a package that confines you to only one experience. If you are a tourist in our area you won’t want to miss a traditional street party Mexican style, you can sit in a restaurant for New Year’s Day or anywhere in your hometown. You can only experience a real Mexican New Year’s Eve street party in Mexico and on the street.

Certainly start your evening around 9 PM on Olas Altas no matter where you choose to dine beforehand. Start with a cocktail or two in the Romantic Zone’s Olas Altas neighborhood-street, while it’s a tourist area on most nights, on New Year’s Eve the street closes and does well at giving visitors the traditional street party experience that can only be done in Mexican style.

Not to worry, you don’t need to be at a restaurant for an all-inclusive night to receive your musical entertainment; it’s free all along the streets during a Mexican street party. Dropping some money into someone’s hat is a nice gestor.

After you have had dinner you might want to consider beginning your night at a local hotspot bar. Try Garbo Piano Bar in the evening. Always a festive atmosphere and a mixed crowd popular with the locals and tourists alike. Or any lively bar in the Romantic Zone will be hopping on this night.

Continue up Olas Altas heading north but don’t push yourself or clock watch, stop for a dance in the middle of the street whenever you feel that urge, it’s a Mexican street party and that’s what we do. You will be able to catch the fireworks from anywhere so don’t try to run to a spot on the map at midnight; you will miss out on the enjoyment of a street party.

Continue north over the river’s bridge, take the time for a photo op with your New Year’s date. The small pier along the bridge is a great place to grab a romantic kiss, preferably with your date, but that’s your choice.

Coming off the bridge heading toward the Malecón the crowd of people will begin to increase and lines of food carts from tacos, tamales, frutas, elote, crepes, hot dogs, and more will be found, along with street vendors selling you all the New Year’s Eve paraphernalia you will need. Things that glow, things that make noise, and oversized glasses welcoming the new year, and fun hats will be your street wears. Stock up here.

Now just on the other side of the river from Old Town, you have a choice to make. This area will be crowded, but not nearly as crowded as the Malecón and Los Arcos areas. Here is a great place to see the fireworks and be in the middle of the street party energy. If you are feeling the crowd energy and want to really be in the midst of everything, continue your walk north towards the Los Arcos de Malecón. There is always something happening in the Los Arcos Theater and in the town square at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

You can continue even more north on the Malecón and ring in the New Year watching the fireworks from a high-energy nightclub.

The street party atmosphere of New Year’s Eve in Puerto Vallarta stretches from the most southern point of Old Town and northward to the Hotel Zone.

Anywhere along these zones will offer the most spectacular view of the fireworks at midnight over the Bay of Banderas. If you are anywhere along the bay on the Malecón, or anywhere else where the bay is visible, you will be able to enjoy the fireworks from Puerto Vallarta and experience the fireworks from other municipalities around the bay in the backdrop. But certainly, you will be able to catch the Puerto Vallarta fireworks from any location around the city.

Are kids part of your New Year’s Eve crew? Not a problem. Cut out the bar stops and start on the street party and work your way up to the Malecón all the same. These streets will be full of kid’s activities, including previous years of bouncy castles. Puerto Vallarta is a very family-friendly place for New Year’s.

Puerto Vallarta offers something for everyone, no matter what you choose you are sure to have a fun and safe time in our city while ringing in the New Year.

New Year’s Eve Traditions in Mexico

One thing you cannot forget is the Mexican traditions that you can take part in, like what color is your underwear?

You might notice a lot of yellow and red underwear displays popping up in some retail clothing stores around town as the new year approaches. Don’t worry, it’s not just a Puerto Vallarta underwear fetish, it’s actually a New Year’s Eve tradition in Mexico.

Those who choose to wear red underwear on New Year’s Eve are believed to have luck in love in the coming year, while those who wear yellow are believed to have luck with money in the coming year. But don’t pick out a yellow or red pair of underwear from the drawers; tradition is they must be worn for the first time on New Year’s Eve.

Make sure those underwear are not too tight, because at midnight you are expected to eat 12-grapes, each one for good luck during the next 12-months.

If you still don’t feel like underwear and grapes are going to be enough to bring you a good year, there are still plenty of other traditions.

Throwing a glass of water out towards the street represents the expelling of tears and worries for the next year. While you are throwing your water towards the road, grab a broom on the way out and sweep from your door to the street to drive negative energy away from your house in the new year.

There are always the traditional religious approaches to start off the New Year on the right foot, like attending a New Year’s Eve mass, praying the rosary, and lightening candles.


The Palm Cabaret has been at the forefront of entertainment in P.V. for almost 20 years. With a fresh remodel, some new acts and the return of our favorite entertainers, it’s looking like their best season is about to launch on November 21st. With shows every night at 7 pm and 9:30 pm, there’s a wonderful variety of entertainment to choose from.

The Palm is thrilled to welcome back Puerto Vallarta favorites like Miss Conception with her new, original shows, ‘Twas the Night’ and ‘Miss Conception’s TV Land,’ which are sure to be hits! Kim Kuzma, who helped put P.V. entertainment on the map, returns this season on Tuesday nights at 7 pm and 9:30 pm with her all-new show, ‘Dancing Queen,’ featuring the music of ABBA and Cher and backed by some pretty fantastic musicians.

Bohemia Viva, known for their dynamic musical style, incredible stage presence and mind-blowing duets come back to The Palm Cabaret for a Christmas show and in January launch their show, ‘Reflections.’

Luna Rumba Productions headed by creative genius, Geo Uhrich, returns to The Palm with three shows that include, ‘Luna Rumba,’ ‘Duende’ and ‘Arte Puro.’

Coco Peru will once again excite audiences with her marvelous stories and humor. This season she brings us, ‘The Taming of the Tension.’

Gaining worldwide recognition for their breathtaking talent, Branden & James will amaze audiences with their new show, ‘The Phantom of The Greatest Showman.’

Joe Posa will bring the persona of Joan Rivers back to The Palm Cabaret as only he so smoothly knows how to do! Comedy favorite, Varla Merman will entertain with, ‘Under A Big Top.’

Michael Walters brings back his superb Dame Edna in ‘Mouth of the Border’ and The Evasons, a mentalist duo, will astonish you will their magic.

Nate Buccieri, a master of voice and piano, brings you ‘Big, Gay 80’s’ and ‘Nate On The Keys,’ two new highly anticipated shows! He also will be joining Kim Kuzma on Tuesday nights throughout the season.

Page Turner, another Palm favorite will be back with new jokes and lots of laughs!

Piel Canela entertains audiences every Sunday night with their amazing sound! And musician, Eric Michael Krop, returns with a new show, ‘Pop Goes the World.’

New talent this season includes Amy Bishop, Raja Gemni, Jimmy James, Tori Scott, Bonnie Kilroe, Liza Lott, Jesse Luttrel and Denita Asberry.

Nearly two decades ago, The Palm Cabaret and Bar helped launch the stellar entertainment scene in P.V. that we have all come to love and enjoy. They are fresh out of the gate this season with exciting shows that you’ll definitely want to see. The Palm has rolled out the welcome mat, once again, for all its loyal patrons and newbies, alike!

The season opens on November 21, 2018, and you won’t want to miss a minute of it. Entertainment for the opening week includes: Jesse Luttrel’s ‘Show Stopper,’ Miss Conception’s ‘Twas the Night,’ Jimmy James’ ‘Fashionista’, Nate Buccieri’s Big Gay 80’s’ & ‘Nate on the Keys’, Piel Canela and Kim Kuzma’s ‘Dancing Queen.’

The Palm Cabaret and Bar features two shows per night, one at 7:00 pm and the other at 9:30 pm and is located at 508 Olas Altas in the Romantic Zone. For more information and the 2018-2019 season’s complete line-up, visit or call (322) 222-0200.


This Friday, November 16, 2018, and until the first week of April 2019, the South Side Shuffle returns to enliven Basilio Badillo Street in Puerto Vallarta.

Now in its ninth year, this event offers residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy an incredible combination of culture, food, cocktails, warm lighting and decorations, as well as live music and an artistic atmosphere, all from 6 to 10 pm.

The South Side Shuffle is a chance to explore and learn about what each shop, jewelry store and gallery on Basilio Badillo Street in Puerto Vallarta’s vibrant Romantic Zone has to offer.

This tour is like a party, with performances by some of the most popular local musicians.


Dates of the South Side Shuffle

  • November 16 and 30, 2018
  • December 14 and 28, 2018
  • January 11 and 25, 2019
  • February 8 and 22, 2019
  • March 8 and 22, 2019
  • April 5, 2019


To learn more details and keep up-to-date, visit


Incanto will offer a delectable traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings in two seatings, 6pm or 8pm on Nov. 22, featuring live music by French vocalist Michel Giglia and pianist Dennis Crow.

Michel’s velvety smooth vocals are charming audiences every Thursday (5-7pm) with romantic French and Latin classics in a contemporary style.

Dinner reservations are required. A full menu and online tickets are available at their website

You can also give thanks for a new show of Naked Boys Singing! added at Incanto.

Fun, Sassy, Clever, Witty!

Six talented young Latino actors sing and dance their way into your heart completely naked in this enduring musical comedy that is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary off-Broadway.

“Fun show, great voices, going back for more!” – Bob Scarano

Presented in English. Now playing with an added show on Thanksgiving Nov. 22 at 8 pm.

Also happening at Incanto

Cheko Ruiz presents ‘The Music of The Gipsy Kings and More!’ on Sundays, now at 9:30pm. Featuring many of Vallarta’s premier musicians including singer-songwriter Zoe Wood and percussionist Danny ‘Choy’ Renteria. They have added a new horn section and several more musicians for an even more incredible music experience! Reserve online today.

Singer, author, storyteller, Lady Zen’s all-new show ‘Songs I Want To Sing’ is garnering rave reviews! Featuring many of her personal favorite covers and originals, including music by artists Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Sade, and Aretha Franklin, in what quickly becomes more of a spiritual journey than just a concert. Now playing through Dec. 21.

Vocalist Hannah Brady is now singing in the theatre featuring classic jazz, swing, and a dash of Broadway in ‘A Golden Era Evening’. Familiar favorites include I’ll Be Seeing You, Lost and Found, People, and a few other musical comedy gems. Accompanied by Andreas Piedra on piano. Saturdays at 7pm. Added performance Dec. 1, 7pm.

Popular local band Tatewari will celebrate their 12th Anniversary together with a special new CD release concert at Incanto on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7pm. Beautiful Latin flamenco instrumentals that have become an integral part of the Vallarta music experience. Reserve online or visit Incanto’s box office. Early reservations are recommended.

In the Piano Bar

Singer-songwriters Joby Hernandez and Tongo have joined for their new duo show on Mondays at 5pm. Both incredible talents, they play live and sing in English and Spanish.

Singer-songwriters Zoe Wood and Eduardo León play Nuevo Flamenco, jazz, swing, and Latin covers and originals with Danny ‘Choy’ Renteria on percussion and Special Guest, Pepe Galvan, on bass. Mondays at 7:30pm.

Singer-songwriter Edgar Roxha sings in English and Spanish and plays in a mellow style. perfect for relaxing with your favorite cocktail. Tuesdays at 5pm. Happy Hour 4-6pm.

The ‘Blue Knote Jazz Duet’ features seasoned band members Jorge Hernandez (The Zippers) on guitar and vocalist Chris Watters. They have received great reviews! Jazz/Bossa Nova, Tuesdays at 7pm.

Pianist Jean-Guy Comeau (‘Jay-Gee’) plays French, Latin and American favorites in ‘Totally Romantico’. Wednesdays from 5-7pm.

‘The Red Suitcases’ band plays Latin favorites and American classic rock/pop covers in English and Spanish. Sundays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm.

Pianist Dennis Crow plays standards and show-tunes nightly at 9:30pm (except Thursdays). Join him around the piano and sing along to your favorites!

Open Mic is on Thursdays at 7:30pm hosted by Tracy Parks and Joby Hernandez. Sing, dance, the stage is yours! No cover. Arrive early to sign up.

The Joan Houston Show, Fridays at 5pm with Bob Bruneau at the piano. Familiar favorites from ‘The Great American Songbook’ and lots of laughs.

Award-winning vocalist Luis Villanueva sings Latin and American pop/standards in English and Spanish accompanied by Fernando Uribe at the piano. Fridays at 7:30pm.

Bingo with Pearl is on Saturdays at 4pm. Great prizes including show tickets and cash, drink specials and live entertainment. Special Guests Lydia Damato and Jacqui Birchall will host on Nov. 24 while Pearl spends time in Tuna for Thanksgiving. Loteria is held on the third Saturday of the month with a variety of guest hosts.

George Gracia is a local singer-songwriter known for his brilliant acoustic guitar music featuring soul, pop, and blues. Sundays at 5pm.

Salsa Dancing/Lessons are on held on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8pm (upper outdoor terrace) with professional instructor Francisco Ledezma. Lessons are free with your food/drink purchase. Beginners welcome.

Hours 4-11:30pm daily. Happy Hour with 2×1 house cocktails and beer 4-6pm. For more information and online tickets visit Incanto’s all-new website, Casual dining is available on two riverside terraces and in the air-conditioned piano bar. Contact them at or call 322 223 9756 for reservations. Located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale).


day of the dead puerto vallarta

November 1

Inauguration of “The Paseo de las Palmeras más Catrinas” with the accompaniment of the  kids Mariachi “Raíz Jalisciense”
6:00 pm
Malecón in front of the lighthouse

Musical Culture “Wixárikas”
6:00 pm.
Municipal Pantheon

Huateque de Calaveras by the Cultural Center Vallartense
7:00 pm
Municipal Pantheon

Tasting of Pan de Muertos 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lázaro Cárdenas Park

Pre-Hispanic Dance by Arkos University 7:00 pm
Arches of the Malecón

Presentation of the Ballet Traditions “Los muertitos danceines”
8:00 pm
Arcos del Malecón

Inauguration of the Monumental Altar of Day of the Dead (exhibition from November 1 to 4)
National Technological Institute of Mexico
Bay of Banderas campus.
7:00 pm

Night of Juglares, Poetry with the literary workshop “El Tintero”
8:00 pm
Esplanade of the Cultural Center Cuale

Presentation of the OEPV
Orchestra School of Puerto Vallarta
8:30 pm
Church of Guadalupe

Xiutla Folkloric Ballet Allusive Presentation to Death
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Lázaro Cárdenas Park

November 2nd

1st Free Tour with tourist guide.
Explanation and review of the Day of the Dead
9:00 AM
Pantheon of the 5 de diciembre

2nd Free Tour with tourist guide.
Explanation and review of the Day of the Dead
11:00 AM
Pantheon of 5 de diciembre

Presentation of the Children’s Mariachi
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pantheon of 5 de diciembre

Traditional Parade
“Death is Alive”
5:00 pm from the Pantheon of 5 de diciembre to Lázaro Park.

Huateque de Calaveras by the Vallartense Cultural Center
7;00 pm
Plaza de Armas

Artistic and cultural presentations alluding to the Day of the Dead by COBAEJ and ARKOS Puerto Vallarta  Altars display and giant catrinas.
4:00 pm -9: 00 pm
Arcs of the Malecón

Show animated by the singing school “Alas”
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Arcs of the Malecón

Allusive  presentation to the Death by the Ballet Traditions and Dance Polynesia
7:00 pm – 9: 00pm
Parque Hidalgo

“The biggest dead bread in Puerto Vallarta” Theme: Catrina Huichola.  Artistic exhibition and gastronomic tasting with coffee and chocolate. Tulips entrance. Bachelor  of Gastronomy / Vizcaya University of the
Americas / Vips / Starbucks.
7:00 PM
La Isla Shopping Village

Concert of guitars with themes from the  film Coco. Amphitheater. Vizcaya University
of the Americas.
7:30 p.m.
La Isla Shopping Village

Tasting of bread of the dead,  “Don Chonito” Bakery
7:30 pm
Esplanade of the  Malecón Lighthouse

Circus of Calacas by the Isla Shopping Village
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Arches of the Malecón

Legends and Calaveritas
8:30 pm
La Isla Plaza

Kermes “La Catrina Mexicana”
Accompanied by singers, mariachi and the
artistic presentation of the Xiutla Ballet
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Parque Lázaro C.

November 3

Festival at “Los Muertos” Street “
Musical groups, ballet; Mariachi and more
1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Constitution Street and Lázaro Cárdenas

Storytelling: “Mimox” by the Prof. Emmanuel Rangel
Dance & Theater Group
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hidalgo Park

Huateque de Calaveras by the Vallartense Cultural Center
8:00 pm
Andador Francisca Rodríguez

Artistic presentations alluding to the Day of the Dead by the Colegio Niños Héroes
8:00 pm
Arcs del Malecón

Piano Melody by Iván Zamorano “El Catrin enamorado”
7:45 pm
Arcos del Malecón

Artistic presentations alluding to the Day of the Dead by ALIKA school
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arcos del Malecón

Kermés “La Catrina Mexicana” Presentation of singers, Ballet Folclórico guest, Charros and more.
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Municipal Market
Calle Agustín Rodríguez

I wander around the Island. The enigmatic catrinas and catrines will tour the village giving joy
and sweets to all visitors.
National Technological Institute of Mexico Bay of Banderas campus .
7:00 pm
La Isla Shopping Village

Ballet Mexicanísimo “The dancing skeletons “
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hidalgo Park

Callejoneada “What People Count on Day of the Dead”
Tours every hour from 8:00 pm to 12:35 am
Mercado Río Cuale

November 4

Ballet Vallarta Azteca “La Muerte dances to the sound of Mexico”
8:00 PM
Hidalgo Park

Artistic presentations alluding to the Day of the Dead by ALIKA school
9:00 pm
Hidalgo Park

Pre-Hispanic Dance “Atemoxtli”
7:00 PM
Arcos del Malecón

Huetaque de Calaveras by Vallarta Cultural Center
7:00 pm
Isla Cuale

October 31 – November 4

Exhibition of Day of the Dead Altars:
Exterior Corridors of the Presidency
Arcos of the Malecón
Plazoleta de Iturbide
Tourism Office
Juárez Street
Hidalgo Park
Plaza de Armas Kiosk
Andador Francisca Rodríguez
All day in the spaces mentioned 

October 31 to November 4

Exhibition of Catrinas and Catrines in Palmeras del Malecón All day

From October 31 to November 4

Kermes “La Catrina Mexicana” 18:00 – 22:00 Hrs.
Plaza de Armas

From October 31  to November 4

Exhibition “Las Catrinas de Terrones” All day  Interior of the Presidency


Are we in the midst of an important paradigm shift in science? How does our understanding of consciousness enhance our capacity for total well-being (physical, emotional, spiritual, social, community, financial, and ecological)?

These and other questions together with practical ways of experimenting with enhanced awareness, transformation, and healing are all part of Dr. Deepak Chopra’s keynote speech, “The future of well-being,” which he’ll present on Saturday, November 3rd at 4 p.m. during the Vidanta Wellness Retreat, hosted for the first time in the Riviera Nayarit.

Deepak Chopra, Founder of Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He’s also the prolific author of over 80 books, with 22 New York Times Best Sellers in the categories of fiction in non-fiction.

Attendees of the event will enjoy the exclusive privilege of participating in a book signing with Deepak Chopra and enjoy a very special dinner with opening commentary by the author in the Sanctuary, all for just $4,950 MXN per person.

For more details about the activities taking place during the first Vidanta Wellness Retreat call 01-800-3666-600. Tickets are on sale in the lobbies of the Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta and the Mayan Palace Puerto Vallarta from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. or at Ask about the no-interest monthly payments available from participating bank cards.