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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Survey Says Vallarta is One of Mexico's Safest Cities
Puerto Vallarta is among the ten safest cities in Mexico. This was evidenced by the results of the most recent National Survey of Urban Public Safety (ENSU), which measures the public's perception of personal safety and security in cities throughout the country.
US-Mexico Border Travel Restrictions Extended Again
The U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least November 21, 2020, Chad Wolf of the U.S. Homeland Security Department tweeted on Monday. Air travel between the United States and Mexico remains unrestricted.
Vallarta to Host 2020 Pacific Games November 13-15th
If you are into Crossfit, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is the place to be from November 13-15th as the city hosts the seventh edition of the Pacific Games, one of the largest national sporting events focused on lovers of crossfit and 21st century physical training.
Daylight Savings Time Ends in Mexico This Weekend
While the U.S. won't be 'falling back' until November 1, 2020, Daylight Saving Time officially ends for most of Mexico at 2:00 am on Sunday, October 25th. If you are here in Puerto Vallarta, be sure to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.
Experts Find 2,000 Ruin Sites Near Maya Train Route
Experts in Mexico said last week they have detected more than 2,000 pre-Hispanic ruins or clusters of artifacts along the proposed route of the 'Maya Train' project. The INAH said at least 91 were large-scale structures like plazas, pyramid or temple platforms.
Mexico City Fans Enjoy Lucha Libre From Their Cars
Earlier this month, the owners of Lucha Libre AAA built an outdoor, drive-in arena at the Hermanos Rodríguez Autodrome in Mexico City. With sporting events canceled due to the pandemic, many wrestling fans are happy to watch the matches from their cars.
Condé Nast Traveler Spotlights the Riviera Nayarit
Though many of the travel constraints around COVID-19 remain, destinations are slowly adapting to new safety protocols and welcoming back visitors. Condé Nast Traveler has listed the 'Best Places to Travel in November,' and the Riviera Nayarit made the list!
2020 Puerto Vallarta - San Sebastián Cycling Challenge
If you are looking for a unique outdoor activity that's sure to cure the quarantine blues, look no further than the Puerto Vallarta-San Sebastian Challenge, a 70 kilometer bike ride from the coast to a mountain village perched 1,500 meters above sea level.
Puerto Vallarta Will Welcome 1000+ Flights in October
Puerto Vallarta has seen an increase in national and international flights since the June 15 reopening of hotels and beaches. In fact, over the last four months, the number of arrivals has tripled, from 322 in June, to more than a thousand during the month of October.
Riviera Nayarit Joins Global Bird Weekend 2020
Scheduled to take place on October 17 & 18, Global Bird Weekend 2020 is hoping to set a new world record for the most birds sighted by the greatest number of people. The Riviera Nayarit, one of the top bird watching regions in Mexico, has joined the program.