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Restaurant Week 2012 Menu Guide is Here

Virtual Vallarta

Despite the name of Restaurant Week, this event is a 17 day festival. Dining out during this time period is not only more fun, but also much more affordable. As in years past, Restaurant Week will take place May 15 to May 31.

Close up Vallarta Festival of Video Art


This second edition will be held from May 1 to May 5, 2012, at the Arches of the Malecon, the Centro Universitario de la Costa, Teatro Vallarta and the Cuale Cultural Center. There will be a video projection section of internationally renowned artists, lectures, workshops and parties.

Protection and Handling of Reptiles Course

Estero el Salado

Presented from May 7-9, 2012, this course will teach management and conservation in order to improve the quality of life for our local reptiles. Taking place on the CUCosta Campus, the three day course will include theory and management practice for reptiles in captivity.

Junior Sailing Dinner-Party Fundraiser

Vallarta Yacht Club

This fundraiser will include a 3-course sit down dinner with a special dance exhibitions of tango and more. A raffle and auction is a highlight of the evening. Please join us on May 5 and help us support this wonderful program.

Festival of the Patron Saint

Amigos de La Cruz

The Festival of the Patron Saint of La Cruz will commence Wednesday, April 25, with the 1st Annual Opening Celebration Parade at 7:00 pm. This is the kickoff for 9 days of celebration in La Cruz, starting each morning with a procession to the church, repeated in the early evening, much fun in the plaza, and of course, bottle rockets and fireworks.

PuRR Project News for April

PuRR Project

The owner of Origenes store in Old Town has decided to close his store in May, a location which has been home to 5 adult cats. The store manager has been feeding and caring for them and has had them all neutered. PuRR hopes you can find it in your heart to take one of these lovely creatures.

Video of Aguas Abiertas in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

The citizens of La Cruz received a 6:30 wake up yesterday morning when the preliminary activities began for the Riviera Nayarit Aguas Abiertas Swimming Competition. If you missed it, watch the video to experience this exciting event.

PEACE Intern and Career Development Program

PEACE Mexico

This summer, the program returns to offer participants the opportunity to excel in a global work environment. PEACE interns learn experientially alongside staff members, gaining tremendously valuable work experience and bettering communities throughout the Bay of Banderas.

Children's Day Fishing Tournament in San Blas

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

All children between 5 and 11 years will be able to participate at this event, which will be free of charge. The objective is to promote sport fishing among the young ones, while they enjoy a fun activity where they can win great prizes.

Vallarta RiverFest 2012 for Pasitos de Luz

PV Scene

Throughout the day you will enjoy great Bar-B-Que, special dishes prepared by a Guest Chef, Arts and Crafts vendors, and live music benefiting the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta at Pasitos de Luz.

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