Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week Is Back!

Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week is back! The 17th edition of Restaurant Week is nearly here and will commence on September 15th through October 10th 2021. Top restaurants in Banderas Bay will be participating with special 3-course menus at discounted prices. Organized by the Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group, the Riviera Nayarit Conventions and Visitors Bureau and the Public Trust for the Promotions and Tourist Advertising in Puerto Vallarta, this exciting culinary event is a great way to try out the area’s best restaurants. We hope our Villa La Estancia homeowners take advantage of special deals and help support local area businesses as well. Read more below about the 2021 Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week. 

Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week Is Back!

Restaurant Week is an annual event that has been held in Banderas Bay since its inauguration in 2004. Each year, visitors and residents have enjoyed trying out the area’s top restaurants. Participating restaurants create special three course meals specifically for Restaurant Week. This year’s event is sponsored by two local companies, Cristaleria del Pacifico and Vinoteca. The Cristaleria del Pacifico is based in Puerto Vallarta and provides restaurant and hotel supplies for the tourism industry. In addition, Vinoteca sells only the highest quality wines and spirits and has more than twenty branches in Mexico.

Banderas Bay Restaurants

Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week will have menus available that cost 299, 399, and 466 pesos each. Note that the special price does not include any drinks or tips. Wondering where you can dine at during this year’s event? This year’s participating Banderas Bay restaurants include Abbraccio Cucina Italiana, Arrecifes Seafood and Steakhouse, Azafran, Basilo Comer & Berber, Café des Artistes, Casa 449, Di Vino Dante, Eclecticos Restaurante & Bar, Hacienda San Angel Gourmet, IK Mixology Bar and Cuisine, Joe Jack’s Fish Shack, Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant and Café, La Cappella, La Leche, Le Kliff, Makal, Mikado, Opa Greek Bistro, Serrano’s Meat House, Sonora House, Iguana Restaurant and Tequila Bar, Trattoria Di Nuovo, Tuna Blanca, Venazu, Ocean Club and Casual Dining, Mark’s Bar & Grill, LOMA 42 BAHIA, Sabal Playa, and Sandrina’s Cocina Mediterránea Griega. 

COVID Health Protocols

Did you know that Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit have received the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Health Organization? This special designation is only awarded to locations that are considered safe to visit during the COVID pandemic. Due to the COVID crisis, various health and sanitation protocols will be utilized to keep guests, visitors, and staff safe. Restaurants have been working hard to provide a safe and clean space for everyone to enjoy a delicious meal. In addition, restaurants will  practice social distancing guidelines, sanitizer gel will be available, and the use of facemasks will be required to enter restaurants. With everyone doing their part, we can all enjoy a wonderful meal at area businesses without putting our health at risk. 

Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week is back and it’s a great time to get out and try local area restaurants in Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta. The wonderful culinary scene in Banderas Bay is another reason why owning a home in the area is so attractive. If you are in the market for a second home in Banderas Bay, Villa La Estancia is a top choice. Our solidly constructed residences are located on one of the area’s best beaches. Plus, we have excellent onsite restaurants, amenities, and services. That way, homeowners get to own a piece of real estate and still feel like they are on vacation every time they stay at Villa La Estancia. Contact us today to schedule a property tour so you can see what luxury beachfront living is all about. Remember, PV Restaurant Week is almost here, too so make sure you get out and about and try the area’s best restaurants.

Celebrate Mexico Independence Day at Villa La Estancia

Mexico’s Independence Day is almost here! If you have been ready to pamper yourself with a getaway to Mexico, why not book your stay and celebrate on September 16th? Join in on the country’s exciting festivities and celebrate the important holiday when Mexico declared independence from Spain back in 1810. Regardless of where you go in Mexico, you can expect to see festivities including parades, fireworks, concerts, and amazing food and drinks. Right now, the luxurious Villa La Estancia is offering travel deals so you can vacation in style. We also have a limited number of beachfront residences for sale if you are in the market for a vacation home. Contact us at Villa La Estancia today to book your vacation. Meanwhile, read more below to learn more about Mexico’s Independence Day.

The History of Mexico’s Independence Day

Back in 1521, Spanish conquistador Heman Cortes led an army that defeated the Aztecs converting Mexico into a Spanish colony. From that point on, Spain ruled over Mexico for around 300 years until the beginning of the 1800’s. Then, Mexicans rose up against Spain’s rule to fight for their independence. In the town of Dolores, Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the church bell that is recognized as the call that inspired people to rise up against Spanish rule. This moment signified the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. Independence Day in Mexico is known as Dia de la Independencia in Spanish. While the government in Spain promised reforms to appease the revolutionaries in Mexico, the Spanish viceroy officially accepted Mexico as an independent country in 1820. The celebration begins on the evening of September 15th, and the official Independence Day holiday is recognized on September 16th.

Viva Mexico!

One of the most famous parts about Mexico’s Independence Day is related to El Grito. Father Miguel Hidalgo’s well-known cry “El Grito” is the moment when he yelled out “Viva Mexico!” three times to recognize the historic moment in time. This historic moment occurred at the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores cathedral in the town’s central plaza. Now, each year on September 15th Mexico celebrates by reenacting Father Miguel Hidalgo’s famous cry at midnight there and in other towns throughout the country. Independence Day celebrations also tend to include live music, dancing, fireworks, and of course incredible food and drinks. Wondering what to drink? Popular drinks enjoyed during celebrations include tequila, Banderitas, Micheladas and Mezcal. As far as food, don’t miss the exquisite Chiles en Nogada. It’s a classic Mexican dish only made during this time of year that has festive red, green and white colors in the dish.

Villa La Estancia

If you want to own your own place in Mexico, check out the luxurious Villa La Estancia developments in Riviera Nayarit and Cabo San Lucas. Are you ready to head south to celebrate? If you are, then call us at Villa La Estancia to book your stay in Riviera Nayarit or Cabo San Lucas today. Currently, we have special all-inclusive deals and travel packages that won’t last forever. Also, both of our properties have added extra safety measures due to COVID to keep visitors and homeowners safe. Contact us at Villa La Estancia today and book your getaway to Mexico now!