In Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is one the most popular tourist destinations. Located on Mexico’s Pacific Coast in the expansive Banderas Bay, the area is home to stunning beaches, ideal weather, and relaxing coastal vibes. It is a very popular place for visitors who love being outdoors surrounded by friendly locals and charming cobblestone streets. Plus, Puerto Vallarta also has some exciting events and celebrations that both residents and visitors enjoy attending. If you have a Mexico vacation plan in the works, why not visit Puerto Vallarta? There are great deals on travel packages to stay at the area’s top resorts including the Villa Group collection. The family-friendly resorts have spacious accommodations and amazing amenities, too. Low cost travel packages are on sale right now. In the meantime, read below to learn all about traditional celebrations in Mexico you can find in Puerto Vallarta.
Restaurant Week is an exciting event that is held in September or October yearly. Restaurants in the area that will be participating will create special dishes, then offer them at a discounted price, which is very affordable. This is a popular way for visitors and locals to try the top dishes at popular Puerto Vallarta restaurants.
Day of the Dead
On November 2nd in Puerto Vallarta, the Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated. This celebration is where loved ones can honor those that have passed away. Altars (Ofrendas) are constructed in honor of the deceased. Then, photos and flowers are added as well as the favorite dishes and drinks they loved.
Festival Gourmet International
From November 12th thru November 21st is when the Festival Gourmet International was held in 2021. Each year, acclaimed chefs worldwide come to Puerto Vallarta for this fall event. They attend culinary workshops and a variety of events such as wine tastings, cheese tastings, and there is live music, too. This is the best way to see your favorite chefs make their amazing dishes.
Baby Sea Turtles Releasing
Each year, hundreds of sea turtles return to Puerto Vallarta to lay their eggs where they were born. There are local conservation teams that collect the eggs and protect them until the eggs hatch. Then, the baby sea turtles will be released back into the waters. This annual event happens from July through December. If you want to participate in a baby sea turtle release, it’s a fun experience that everyone in the family will remember forever.
Dia de La Independencia
Independence Day in Mexico is a traditional celebration that happens on September 16th. Towns all around the country including PV will be decorated in red, green, and white. This fun holiday is when everyone in Mexico celebrates Independence Day and pride in their heritage.
The annual art walk in Downtown Puerto Vallarta is a fun celebration. Art Walk is held every Wednesday evening starting on October 31st through May 29th. During that time, local art galleries stay open late, and they will be displaying local artists’ pieces along with providing snacks and drinks. It’s a fun way to stroll around downtown and maybe find a great new piece of art, too.
Semana Santa is also known as Holy Week in English. This annual event occurs each year during the spring, usually in late March or early April. At that time, many visitors come to visit Puerto Vallarta during their break from school or work. The local beaches in Puerto Vallarta will be more packed than ever, so get ready for big crowds if you visit Mexico during Semana Santa.
Cinco de Mayo
Did you know that Cinco de Mayo isn’t a traditional celebration typically celebrated in Mexico? In fact, it is more popular in the United States as a fun excuse to have a Mexican-themed party. Cinco de Mayo is held on May 5th to commemorate Mexico defeating French invaders at the Battle of Puebla. Due to tourists and expats in PV, many local restaurants and resorts will be celebrating with delicious Mexican dishes and drinks, too.
Did you enjoy reading all about Mexico’s traditional celebrations in Puerto Vallarta? It doesn’t really matter what time of the year you vacation in Puerto Vallarta, there is always something fun going on. Puerto Vallarta has everything! Are you ready for a much needed vacation in paradise? If so, contact the Villa Group Resorts today. They have luxurious accommodations, world class amenities, and great services, too. Resorts also have onsite dining options so that everyone in the family will enjoy food they love. Plus, COVID sanitation protocols have been added so that resort guests are safe to relax during their stay. Also, the Villa Group has a quality timeshare ownership program if you are interested in joining Mexico’s top vacation club. Right now, all-inclusive travel packages are on sale for last minute getaways to Mexico. Call the Villa Group today to take advantage of special discounts before they sell out!