Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort announces a New Cultural Round Table Series

  •  Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort announces a New Cultural Round Table Series

    Dos Catrinas restaurant, the dramatic new culinary offering at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, will play host to the first of a new cultural round table series presented by the resort, with this edition designed to celebrate Dia de Muertos.

    Known in Mexico as a “tertulia” – a gathering of intellects, similar to the days of the Algonquin Round Table – the Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort will present this first cultural tertulia under the title of “Catrinas Fest”, hosted by Executive Chef Jorge González and his team, along with some guest chefs and mixologists, to delve into the meaning and tradition behind Dia de Muertos and the key element that
    food plays in this most revered of Mexican celebrations.


    For more details and to book your Dos Catrinas Fest Package, please call: 1 866 280 9490.





Turtle Release and Beach Clean up, Oct 26, 2019

Dear customers and friends,

I invite you to join, as every year, you and your family or friends to this volunteer to help the ENVIRONMENT… Monex Bank invites you to:

Beach cleaning, and turtle release this time!
Date: SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER, 4.30PM (see more information in the postcard below)
Meeting point: Soriana Playa de Oro
I appreciate your confirmation please before this Friday, October 11, to register them with name, if you are an adult or child, and size to request your shirts and caps.

Hopefully you can join us, remember: It has no cost, nor do you have to bring anything, just your enthusiasm and participation!

Limited space, please confirm full name, adult and / or child, and size for your shirts.
Any doubt I am at your service,


Estimados clientes y amigos,


Los invito a sumarse como cada año a ustedes y su familia o amigos a este voluntariado para ayudar al MEDIO AMBIENTE  …Banco Monex los invita a :


  • Limpieza de playa, y liberación de tortugas  en esta ocasión!
  • Fecha:  SABADO 26 OCTUBRE, 4.30PM ( anexo  mas datos en la postal  abajo)
  • Punto reunión : Soriana Playa de Oro



Agradezco su confirmación por favor antes de este viernes 11 octubre , para inscribirlos con nombre , si es adulto o niño , y talla  para poder solicitar sus playeras y gorras.


Ojala puedan acompañarnos , recuerden : No tiene costo,  ni tienen que traer nada , solo su entusiasmo y participación ¡!


  • Cupo limitado, favor de confirmar nombre completo, adulto y/ o niño , y talla  para sus playeras..


Cualquier duda quedo a sus órdenes, ¡





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Cynthia M Hermosillo Ch.

Director Sucursal Puerto Vallarta



Tel. 3222599000 Ext. 9002

Tel. Directo ha cambiado!!: 

322 2599002(marcando los 10 digitos

Nos cambiamos!                 Blvd. Fco.Medina Ascencio No.2485 Local SUB E-1  Plaza Peninsula , Zona Hotelera Norte,

C.P. 48330, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

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Local singer-songwriter, Jose Carlos Olvera, will present an additional concert on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8pm featuring a selection of acoustic covers and originals accompanied by othersurprise musicians. His previous performances were very popular and nearly sold out. Singer and entertainer, Losanna Diaz Avila, will be his special guest. Tickets are available from him directly via email at or contact Incanto’s box office for assistance.

Returning to Incanto this season, award-winning singer-songwriter Cheko Ruiz presents ‘Mi Rumba’, his all-new show in the theatre. He plays original flamenco, rumba, and favorites from ‘The Gipsy Kings’ as well as traditional Mexican songs sung in his unique vocal style. His full band will join him featuring Emmanuel de la Rosa, bass guitar, Alex González, percussion, Juan Ramírez flamenco guitar, and Daniel Barragán, trumpet. Select Sundays at 7pm. Next show Oct. 20. See Incanto’s online calendar for dates, information, and tickets.

Pianist and accompanist Jean-Guy Comeau, ‘Jay-Gee’, returns to Incanto with ‘Mostly Romantico’ on Thursdays at 5pm starting Oct. 10, with romantic favorites, smooth classical and jazz, plus Mexican boleros and chansons françaises! No cover charge.

Join host Dennis Crow for Incanto’s ongoing film series of recorded live stage productions. On Oct. 10 at 7:15pm, he will present ‘The Producers’, the original Broadway production starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and winner of a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards! On Oct. 17 he will present ‘Beauty and The Beast’. See Incanto’s website for more information about upcoming films all shown on a big screen with state of the art sound in the air-conditioned theatre.

In association with Democrats Abroad, Incanto will air the Democratic Presidential Debate in the theatre on Oct. 15, at 7pm. Beverage service will be available. It is recommended that you arrive early as seating is non-reserved. Join them for Happy Hour 4-5pm and for Bob Bruneau at the piano in ‘Swingin’ Bob at the 88’s’ starting at 5pm. No cover charge.

Local French entertainer Michel Giglia returns with an encore performance of his hit show, ‘Hello, Paris’, featuring the finest in French music from noted artists including Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, and more. His beautiful, velvety-smooth vocals will draw you in and he will be accompanied by guitar and accordion. Take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Paris and revisit fond memories of romance through song and dance. Oct. 18, at 7pm. Tickets on sale now at Incanto’s website and box office.

Returning soon by popular demand, tenor Alejandro Peña will present an encore performance on Oct. 19 at 8pm in the theatre. His exquisite operatic vocals mesmerize his audiences and include several well-loved arias and heartfelt ballads. He will again welcome some surprise special guests to join him on stage.

Renowned vocalist and entertainer, Enrique de Allende, sold out several recent concerts at Incanto and will present two encore performances of ‘A Voice Without Borders’ on Oct. 25, 26 at 7pm in the theatre. He sings many of your favorites including familiar operatic arias and contemporary hits by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Sam Smith, and many others. Early reservations are recommended.

In the Piano Bar…

Joby & Tongo play Latin and American pop/classics. Acoustic guitar and handmade flutes and drums with vocals in English and Spanish. Sundays at 5pm.

Benji Gutierrez plays piano including many of your favorite ballads, jazz, and more. Sundays at 7:30pm.

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

Join ‘The Renteria Brothers’ band on Wednesdays at 7:30pm as they present ‘Thaûmata’. An exciting blend of Latin Jazz, swing, Afro-Cuban, boleros, covers, and originals. Tickets available at the door or online.

Tracy Parks and Joby Hernandez host Open Mic on Thursdays in the piano bar. One of their most popular nights, it is often a full-house and features locals and visitors from all over the world with a wide range of backgrounds and talent.

Popular sultry blues and jazz singer, Joan Houston, returns to Fridays at 5pm in ‘The Joan Houston Show’ featuring American standards and classics with Bob Bruneau at the piano. Arrive early for Happy Hour and two for one from 4-5pm.

The Zoe & Leon Trio (Zoe Wood and Eduardo Leon) play on Fridays at 7:30pm in the air-conditioned piano bar featuring Nuevo Flamenco, swing, Latin Jazz, and traditional Mexican covers and originals with Danny Renteria on percussion. Tickets available at Incanto’s website.

Bingo with Pearl is held on Saturdays at 4pm. Prizes include gift certificates, show tickets, and cash. Lots of laughs! Live entertainment by Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones.

Pianist Dennis Crow plays many of your favorites on the piano Tues., and Fri.- Sun. starting at 9:30pm. He loves requests so bring some friends, gather around the piano and sing along.

Pianist Derek Carkner plays your favorite show tunes and ballads on Saturdays at 7:15pm. Join him around the piano and sing along!

Current hours 4pm-12am Thurs.- Sun. Starting Oct. 15, they will be open Tues. – Sun. Daily Happy Hour features two for one house cocktails, margaritas, and beers 4pm-5pm. Two for one show tickets for select current shows are available during ‘The Zen Hour’ 4pm-5pm daily. For more information and online tickets visit their website Contact them at or call 322 223 9756. Located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale).







The Riviera Nayarit is in the headlines again, thanks to a visit from Chris Evans: the famous “Captain America” from the Marvel Universe is filming a new series for a streaming platform in the destination. Evans is also the series’ executive producer.

The news that “Captain America” was in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure began circulating this Wednesday on social media. It was quickly picked up by local journalists and later confirmed by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

Over the course of more than a week the production took full advantage of the destination’s beautiful natural scenery and luxurious hotel infrastructure for its shoots, which also included extras from the local community.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series “Defending Jacob”—developed by Mark Bomback and directed by Morten Tyldum—consists of 8 episodes and is based on the homonymous novel published in 2012 by William Landay. Although there’s no date set for the premiere, it’s rumored to be by end of year.

Chris Evans has become a world-class star thanks to his role as “Captain America” in the Marvel series. The character has its own film trilogy including: “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011), “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014), and “Captain America: Civil War” (2016).

Though “Captain America” has appeared in cameos and small roles in other Marvel films, he’s one of the main characters in the Avenger movies, which feature several superheroes from the comic book universe.

Over a hundred movies, including the well-known “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” “Limitless,” and “Elysium;” programming from top stations including Univision, Telemundo, Televisa, TV Azteca, Canal 40, BBC, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, MTV, NHK Japan, ESPN, and Redneck Island Reality Show; plus a long list of music videos and TV commercials have been filmed in the Riviera Nayarit.







Puerto Vallarta will promote the care and protection of animals during “Animal Week” from October 4 – 11, with a series of talks and activities to commemorate World Animal Day.

Silvia Álvarez Bustos, head of the Animal Welfare Department, announced the program that has been prepared for Friday 4 at 10:00 a.m., with an exhibition in the courtyard of the Municipal Presidency, where five artists will participate. They will present their works in clay, paint, and ceramics related to animals, as well as the screening of the film “Cría Puercos” in the auditorium of the Vallartense Institute of Culture (IVC), at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, the talk “Social Journalism in Animal Welfare” will be held, which will be taught by José Luis Jiménez Castro and Laura Díaz, founder and producer of the Amigo Animal program, respectively, which has more than 25 years promoting animal rights and welfare, talk to be held in the boardroom of the UMA at 1:00 p.m.

On Sunday, Álvarez Bustos, the “Animal Bohemian” concert will take place, with an evening of music and poetry in the courtyard of the Municipal Presidency at 7:30 pm; while on Monday the Photo Walk will be carried out, on the boardwalk of the city at 10:00 am, a photographic exhibition of the animals that are held in the Animal Health and Control Center of Puerto Vallarta.

October 8 the talk “Bees, our allies” will be presented, by Imperial Bee, a group that collaborates with the Subdirectorate of Civil Protection and Firefighters, on the issue of protection of swarms, talk that will take place in the IVC auditorium at noon, in addition to a tour of the Cuale river island to know the local swarms.

Within these activities, there is a talk about the Humpback Whales and the projects in Banderas Bay, at 6:00 pm; while on Thursday, a talk about Basic Concepts of Animal Welfare will be presented at 5:00 p.m., both in the Berenice Starr room of the Los Mangos Library.

Friday the Symposium will be held: “Management of poisonings caused by animals of ponzoña”, at the UMA at 11:00 am, and at night the fifth edition of the Animal Party in Señor Frog’s, being the only event that will cost $150 pesos per person.

All events, except for the Animal Party, will have no cost; however, there will be a voluntary donation in kind, so that attendees can donate sterile gauze and gloves, polyglocolic acid sutures, cat litter, bagged food or can for cats and puppies, for the different activities carried out by the Animal Health and Control Center.







Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica is ready for a new cycle with the slogan “We have a story to tell,” right on the heels of their big celebration for their tenth anniversary.

During a press conference, last Thursday, August 29, event organizers and directors Carlos Elizondo and Consuelo Elipe shared how what started out as a training seminar is today a top-ranked festival, one that continues to evolve offering the latest and greatest from Latin America’s culinary landscape.

Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are getting decked out from September 29 through October 3, 2019, to celebrate the eleventh edition along with 36 renowned chefs. Between them the chefs have received multiple Michelin Stars and Soles Repsol, as well as top spots in The 50 Best Restaurants and Top Chefs. Sommeliers, mixologists, and world-class speakers will also be present.

Jesús Carmona Jiménez, president of the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, highlighted the importance of gastronomy as a key asset for the promotion of the Riviera Nayarit. He encouraged a continuation of the joint work between Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, especially now that the Mexico Tourism Board is closed.

“The region has so much to offer, diversity, events, etc., but now we need to celebrate and promote our gastronomy,” he reiterated.

VNG 2019 is staying true to its origins with show cookings, premium tastings, gourmet workshops, the GastronomiKids segment, samplings, an expo area, wine-pairing dinners, and special events. The event is also setting an important precedent by evolving and improving its experiences through new events aimed at strengthening business alliances and touching on topics of interest for the industry including:

Gourmet Night Out, a meet and greet between the top 100 Decision Makers in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit with sponsors and press that takes place during a private cocktail party in the expo area of the Hotel Sheraton Buganvilias. This VIP closed-door networking event is for a select group of destination professionals designed to close business more effectively.

This year’s lineup includes some of the most important and media-savvy chefs in the world as well as some expert speakers including: Eddy Warman, gastronomy and wine specialist with a popular radio show; Anette Michel, Master Chef host on TV Azteca; Ramón Dios, founder of gastrocoaching and owner of Mesón Fuencarral; and Cecilia Núñez, editorial director and partner at Food & Travel México; among others.

Chef Lula Martín del Campo, with her vast experience as a chef and with the media, is emceeing the event and is hosting one of the main wine-pairing dinners on the program.

Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica 2019 undoubtedly has a fantastic lineup that includes several surprises to be announced during the inauguration.

The world of wine and spirits is sharing the latest news and products via sommeliers and mixologists. This year the event features two of the greatest: Martin Kovar and Israel Díaz. As far as private events, the welcome cocktail is a much-anticipated gala event.

Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica wouldn’t be complete without GastronomiKids. This segment began in 2016 as part of its social responsibility program and stayed on to help the less-fortunate kids.





What a Drag! A Musical Comedy Show Like No Other!

RE/MAX Puerto Vallarta is proud to sponsor the upcoming charity show, “What a drag!”
Hedda Lettuce “The Queen of Green” will be your host again at this year’s show.
Join the Banderas Women’s Shelter as they prepare for the sixth annual What A Drag musical variety show. An evening of music, dancing, hilarious theater, and fundraising festivities to support the Banderas Bay Women’s Shelter and Compassion for the Family.

Please share with all your friends and family to support this important, local charity.

Please click here for more information.





Navy League Announces This Years Toys for Tots Fundraisers

Navy League Announces This Years Toys for Tots Fundraisers


It may be a warm and steamy August, but the local Navy League Council is already hard at work preparing for the 22nd consecutive year of raising funds to distribute toys to needy kids during the Christmas holidays. They’re collaborating with their many local sponsors, importantly including the Marriott CasaMagna Resort & Spa, Vista Vallarta Golf Club, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, and others to make this the best year ever.

Over the past 21 years, the local Toys for Tots program has distributed more than 175,000 toys (and smiles!) to some of the neediest kids throughout the Bahia. This year we hope to raise enough money to hand out at least another 8,000 toys! In addition, we plan to add to the dozens of playgrounds we’ve constructed over the past 20+ years.
Our two major fundraisers will be held in early December. First up will be a charity golf scramble on Saturday, December 7 at the Vista Vallarta Golf Club. You can sign up yourself or as a Team by contacting Jerry Lafferty at This is a fun annual outing that raises loads of money for a very heartwarming and fun cause.
Next up will be the annual Toys for Tots Charity Ball at the Marriott Hotel the evening of December 8. It will be an evening of great dancing and a delicious dinner served by the award-winning Marriott chef. Again, contact Jerry Lafferty if you also plan to attend the Dinner/Dance.
Plan to attend both events, even if you’re a novice golfer (or dancer.) We have prizes for about every skill level – the idea is to have fun!
We’ll be in contact later in the year regarding plans for the distribution of toys throughout the Bahia de Banderas. It will be done in early January, when the kids return from Christmas vacation on or near Three Kings Day.
We’d love to have you join us on this heart-warming day, a day you won’t soon forget. Be prepared to shed a few tears!

Ex-Pats in Vallarta, August 2019

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 This Weeks Only  Event

Tuesday, Aug. 6th

5 to 7 pm

El Andariego Restaurant

Located in the 5th of December, Calle Mexico #1358
across the street from Sr Frogs with lots of  parking right behind Sr. Frogs.  Right on the bus route and lots of taxis are available.


We have the entire main floor.  So there is lots of room for us to move around and visit with all the other ExPats.

Tips are Not Included and because of the special pricing No Credit Cards will be accepted.

You only pay for what you order.

-Only August Dinner-

Las Adelitas

Thurs,Aug.15, 6pm 

Since this will be our only

dinner in August, do not

miss it. You will
be very   if you do.

Located between Plaza Caracol and Costco
on Ave. Fluvial

Reserve Now!

Delicious Menu, Good Service!

Adelitas Combo – Arrachera, Chile relleno, chicken taco, quesadilla and nopal asada
$275 pesos

Black Angus Rib Eye – with baked potato, tossed salad, and garlic bread.  $290 pesos

BBQ Ribs – Las Adelitas famous  BBQ pork ribs along with fries, coleslaw and garlic bread
 $200 pesos

Giant Shrimp in garlic sauce – Served with  rice, beans and garlic bread.  $285 pesos

Peruvian Chicken – 1/2 BBQ Peruvian Chicken with fries, cole slaw and garlic bread.  $145 pesos

Grilled Fish Filet  –  Grilled mahi mahi with cole slaw, garlic bread, fries and beans. $190 pesos

We have been coming to Las Adelitas for many years and we have never been disappointed.  Plus you will love the authentic Mexican decor and the excellent service.

Email Sara Now

to Make

Your Reservation

Dinner reservations must
be paid in advance.



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at all our Events


Expats in Vallarta



The true essence of Mexico is best experienced through its traditions, the legacy of the Spaniards and indigenous people. Fairs, religious festivities, and other colorful ancestral celebrations are part and parcel of Mexican life, all of them vibrant with music, chants, food, and fun.

In the Riviera Nayarit, these events also help to promote tourism in coastal towns such as Bucerías and Sayulita, for example, where every year religious festivities attract thousands of visitors. Gastronomy and music are a fundamental part of the celebrations.

Consider the Riviera Nayarit for your next vacation! Here’s a list of the Fairs, Fiestas, and Traditions you cannot miss!

Bucerías’ Feast of Our Lady of Peace
The Bucerías Patron Saints Feast in honor of our Lady of Peace has traditionally been held between January 16 and 24 for the past 59 years. Besides being an essential part of local tradition, over the past few years, it has become a tourist attraction as well. Cultural, artistic, and athletic activities take place during the festivities, but there’s no doubt one of the most colorful is the fishermen’s seafaring pilgrimage. The fishermen deck their boats out with flowers, colorful ribbons, and religious motifs. The plaza is dotted with stands selling Mexican treats; there is folk dancing, fireworks, and lots of other activities that involve both locals and visitors.

San Blas Patron Saint Festivities
Every February 3 the people of San Blas celebrate the Patron Saint who protects hunters with a very colorful and unique party. The activities begin at dawn with a heartfelt rendition of “Las Mañanitas” and the traditional Midnight Mass. The celebration includes dances, processions on land and sea aboard gaily decorated boats, and the main pilgrimage lead by an image of the saint. The procession leaves the church to bless the ocean so the seamen can have a successful fishing season and prosperity comes to the port.

Bucerías Oyster Festival
Every April 28 Bucerías hosts one of its most symbolic events. The Oyster Festival celebrates local oyster divers with a party that emphasizes togetherness and brotherhood within the community. That day marks the end of the season for the El Punto oyster bank (separate from the general conclusion of the season on June 1). Other festival activities include crowning the festival queen, who represents the divers and is chosen by the festival attendees. Of note is the fact this event is unique in the region and is one of the many great attractions offered by the Riviera Nayarit.

The Battle of the Saints in Mexcaltitán
The Battle of the Saints is one of the most representative traditional ceremonies on Mexcaltitán island, located in the municipality of Santiago Ixcuintla. The festivities are in honor of San Pedro and San Pablo; the community prays to them for a good shrimp season. On June 29 a pilgrimage is made emulating the Mexicas or Aztecs, who are said to have left Aztlán to establish the great city of Tenochtitlán.

Jala and Xalisco Corn Festival
The communities of Jala and Xalisco—located a short distance from the coast of Nayarit—celebrate several events to commemorate their Corn Festival (Feria del Elote). This celebration takes place on August 13-15 and includes cultural activities and artistic presentations. In Jala, they also host horse races and a traditional contest for the biggest ear of corn in the world. Of note is the fact this particular celebration takes place during the patron saint festivities in honor of the Virgin of the Assumption.

Feast of St Francis
The Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit celebrates its patron saint festivities in honor of St Francis of Assisi from September 26 – October 4. During those days the Plaza del Sol and the town itself are brimming with athletic, religious, artistic, and cultural activities. As tradition dictates, the Friendship Torch is raffled off, and the novena begins in honor of the Patron Saint.

Day of the Dead in Sayulita | Bucerías
According to legend, the souls of the departed return during the first days of November to visit their loved ones. The Magical Town of Sayulita prepares a welcome from October 31 – November 2 with the ¡Vivan los Muertos! (Long Live the Dead!) Festival with a program filled with music, flowers, processions, and delicious offerings, not to mention a colorful riot of altars for the dead. The festival has been held for the past nine years to help preserve Mexican tradition. It’s an experience much beloved by both locals and visitors from abroad.

This year, Bucerías will join in the festivities with a cultural and artistic program, though it’s well-known that the town already hosts a traditional exhibit of altars for the dead in the main square.

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Sayulita
The Magical Town of Sayulita celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe from December 1 – 12. The festival and its demonstration of faith bring together families, businesses, and civil associations from around the community as well as neighboring towns and tourists. During the novena, the different neighborhoods host processions with floats in honor of the Virgin. The townspeople then accompany the floats through the main road to the sanctuary created in the Virgin’s honor at the town’s central plaza. The organizing committee also coordinates other cultural activities besides the pilgrimages, with the main festivities occurring on December 12.