Travel & Outdoors
A complete vacation destination, Puerto Vallarta has a bit of everything that adds up to a whole lot of fun. Beautiful beaches, excellent dining, accommodations for every budget, shopping galore and a wide variety of entertainment, activities and adventurous excursions have all made Puerto Vallarta one of Mexico's most popular resort towns.
But as those who share our passion for travel and adventure already know, once the travel bug bites it's almost impossible to contentedly remain only in one spot . . . no matter how wonderful. After all, why stick to one area — or even one country — when you can explore the entire world?
Travel can be a powerful force for tolerance and understanding, and at BanderasNews we want to share our never-ending passion for traveling to exotic lands and faraway places with you. Whether you are seeking an off-the-beaten-track destination around Puerto Vallarta, or want to learn more about some of the world's most intriguing places, we'll introduce you to some of the great destinations Mexico, and the world, have to offer.
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T-Mobile Changing its 'Mobile Without Borders' Plan
T-Mobile has announced it's bringing an end to its free unlimited LTE service for customers traveling in Canada and Mexico. Starting Nov. 12, the company's 'Mobile Without Borders' plan will have a 5GB data cap on LTE speeds when users visit the US's neighbors to the north and south.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 7.8% in 12 Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 7.8% in it's 13 airports during September 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 8.9%, while international passenger traffic increased by 5.8%.
PVRPV's Puerto Vallarta Vacation Property of the Week
Signature by Pinnacle Condo 606
PVRPV is honored to present this week's featured Vallarta vacation property: Signature Pinnacle 606. This beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath Sub-Penthouse overlooks Banderas Bay and is very close to Los Muertos Beach and most restaurants and activities on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.
5th Annual La Cruz International Fishing Tournament
Offering 2.5 million pesos in prizes, the 5th Annual La Cruz International Fishing Tournament, scheduled to be held October 18-21, 2017 at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, promises some hot and heavy competition in the sailfish, marlin, tuna and dorado categories.
Mexico Annouces Expansion of Revillagigedo Marine Park
The Mexican government last week announced the creation of a new marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean, the largest protected area of its kind in North America. The park covers more than 57,000 square miles, a vast rectangle of ocean encompassing the four Revillagigedo Islands.
2017 Mexico Grand Prix will Showcase Mexican Culture
Since its 2015 return to the Formula 1 calendar, the Mexican Grand Prix has been a truly global event, with Mexico's rich culture making it stand out. But in the wake of September's two devastating earthquakes, the 2017 edition of the race has taken on additional symbolic importance.
Mexico Motorcycle Adventure: The Ghosts of Los Mochis
Vic Pittman, an expat who has lived in San Blas, Nayarit for over 10 years, shares another one of his motorcycle adventures in Mexico. This time, he relates the story of a night spent in a beautiful little cemetery, where he encountered the 'Musical Ghosts of Los Mochis.'
Puerto Vallarta 'Lives It Up' on the Day of the Dead
Every year in November, Puerto Vallarta celebrates 'El Dia de Los Muertos' (The Day of the Dead) in honor of deceased loves ones. The celebration is a time for Mexican families to remember their dead and celebrate the continuity of life in a ritual of love and joyful remembrance.
PVRPV's Vallarta Vacation Property of the Week
The Park #507
If you are planning a dream vacation in the Banderas Bay area, look no further than Puerto Vallarta Rentals Premier Vacations' website, PVRPV.com. Better yet, check out this week's featured vacation property, condominium #507 at The Park on PV's south side.
Arriba Mexico the Airbnb for Homes Destroyed by Quakes
Arriba Mexico looks like the popular home rental site, but with one big difference: the homes offered were destroyed in Mexico's earthquakes. Visitors pick a rent-a-ruin and length of stay. The amount owed is their donation to a fundraising program to rebuild homes and help victims.
Free eBook Offers Firsthand Account of Living in Mexico
Best Places In The World To Retire recently announced the publication and availability for download of the free eBook, 'Our Year on the Road & Living in Mexico - Adventures, Challenges, Triumphs, Lessons Learned.' If you're considering living in Mexico, this book is a must read.
Mexico Tourism Board Unveils Global Tourism Campaign
Mexico's new ad campaign, 'A World of Its Own,' represents the next chapter in Mexico's global tourism positioning. The promotion focuses on the vibrant vacation experiences that keep visitors coming back to Mexico and its hundreds of destinations, time and again.
Casa Cupula Celebrates 'Quinceañera' with Deals Galore
Casa Cupula, Puerto Vallarta's legendary boutique resort hotel, is celebrating its 'quinceañera,' or 15th birthday, by extending package deals for new and returning guests that make experiencing this unique property this fall and winter more affordable and attractive than ever.
Mexico Motorcycle Adventure: Saved by Jesus in Sinaloa
Vic Pittman, an expat who has lived in San Blas, Nayarit for 10 years, relates the story of the experiences he had while traveling alone on an old motorcycle to places in Mexico that he was advised to avoid - and how Jesus Malverde, the so-called 'Narco-Saint of Sinaloa,' kept him safe.
Want to Help Oaxaca? Don't Cancel Your Travel Plans
Conde Nast Traveler
Oaxaca, Mexico's fifth-largest state, was hard hit by the September 7 earthquake, but the capital city is open for business - and needs it badly. Some 400,000 people across the state make their living from tourism, and people choosing to cancel their trip is causing a financial standstill.
$840 Million Theme Park Planned for Riviera Maya
Developers in Mexico have announced plans for an $840 million theme park on the country's Caribbean coast just north of the resort city of Playa del Carmen. Located along the turquoise-hued coast, the park will have a wave pool, virtual sea and air tours, hotels and a shopping mall.
VII American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic
The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic returns to Riviera Nayarit November 30-December 3. Now in its 7th year, this prestigious event offers everything a lover of luxury could wish for: a long weekend filled with food, wine and golf, in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
San Pancho Patron Saint Festival Sept 25-Oct 4
Every year from September 25 through October 4, the small town of San Francisco (known as 'San Pancho') Nayarit, celebrates a nine-day festival honoring its namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi, that includes not only veneration of the patron saint, but a whole lot of merry making too.
InterNations 2017 Survey: Expats Still Favor Mexico
InterNations has just released its fourth annual Expat Insider Survey, which ranks the best countries for expats based on their experiences living abroad. For 2017, Mexico, a consistent favorite, ranked in the Top 5 for 3 indices: Ease of Settling In, Personal Finance and Cost of Living.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 9.9% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 9.9% in it's 13 airports during August 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 9.2%, while international passenger traffic increased by 10.9%.
If you have a great travel destination that you would like to share with our readers, or would like to suggest a location for a future feature story, contact Destinations@BanderasNews.com.