Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are getting set to welcome thousands of tourists for Holy Week, Easter Week and Spring Break.
The gourmet scene and sporting events shine in the destination during the month of April, from tacos and oysters to descents through the city by bicycle, a colorful race and swimming in the open waters. If you’re planning to visit Puerto Vallarta or the Riviera Nayarit during this time, take note of the following events.
Open Water Swimming Tournament
Date: April 1st
After six years, with the support of the Riviera Nayarit Tourism Board, this tournament was able to enter the Global Swim Series. Now in its seventh year, it takes place in the town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle with 16 categories for different ages, and distances ranging from 500 meters to 3.75 kilometers; plus two professional categories divided by gender, with a distance of 5 kilometers.
Registration has a cost of $800 pesos; last day to register is March 31.
Puerto Vallarta Taco Festival 2017
Dates: April 15th and 16th
As one of the most iconic dishes in the country, the taco deserves a grand festival. During the event, 20 of the best taquerías in Puerto Vallarta gather at Puerto de Luna hotel to serve locals and visitors.
In addition to tacos, the festival features lucha libre, live music, pairings, tastings, raffles and contests. It’s an event for the whole family and even for pets, as the hotel is pet-friendly.
Wild on Festival “Sayulita Paradise”
Dates: April 21st and 22nd
An unprecedented event with an enormous production of electronic and urban music combined with the sublime beaches of Sayulita. For the first time, the Riviera Nayarit is hosting the Wild On Festival.
Get set for two days of theme parties, shows and spectacles, DJs, food trucks, lounge bars, sports tournaments and camping. Tickets for two days have a cost of $800 pesos each.
Date: To be confirmed
An icon of Bucerias is the Oyster Festival, where the divers of the region are celebrated as they search for the largest oyster. In addition to a great time with the warmth of the locals, everyone enjoys dishes like ceviche and fried fish.
Cuisine of the Sun
Dates: April 26th to 29th
The Four Diamond Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit resort presents the second edition of the gourmet Cuisine of the Sun festival – Four days of cocktails, cooking classes, dinner under the stars, Fashion Show and more.
Down Puerto Vallarta 2017
Dates: April 29th and 30th
Urban bike race Down Hill Urbano includes descents, climbs, narrow alleys, ramps and amazing jumps, and it’s coming to the port for the first time!
The streets of Puerto Vallarta will freeze during these two days – the competition goes from the Cerro de la Cruz to the malecón.