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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Mexico Jumps to 6th Most Visited Country in The World
Mexico has jumped to the sixth most visited country in the world, President Enrique Peña Nieto said at the April 15-18, 2018 Tianguis Turístico conference, telling government officials, tourism executives and media that Mexico had climbed to No. 6 from the No. 8 spot in one year.
Why So Many People are Making the Move to Mexico
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico
It's hard to get an accurate account of Mexico without spending real time in this incredible country and experiencing its wonders first-hand. There are many reasons why more & more people are choosing to buy homes and live here. The experts at MEXLend Mortgages list a few.
Riviera Nayarit to Host 2018 World Meetings Forum
More than 500 attendees, among them the top representatives of the meetings, incentives, conventions, and events sector, are expected to attend the 6th World Meetings Forum to be held from July 17-19, 2108 at the Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Convention Center in the Riviera Nayarit.
Mexico Tourism Promoted at 43rd Tianguis Turístico
President Enrique Peña Nieto, along with Federal Tourism Secretary Enrique de la Madrid and Mexico Tourism Board CEO Héctor Flores Santana, inaugurated the 43rd edition of Tianguis Turístico, which opened at the Mazatlán International Center on Sunday and concludes Wednesday, April 18.
IL Ranks Mexico 2nd Best Place in the World to Retire
The editors of International Living recently released their picks for the Best Places in the World to Retire in 2018. Out of the top ten countries listed on this year's Global Retirement Index, Latin American destinations took the top 3 spots - and Mexico came in at #2!
Interjet Announces New Guanajuato-Texas Flights
Mexico News Today
Mexico-based airline Interjet recently announced that starting in June, they will begin offering a new flight from Del Bajío International Airport in Silao, Guanajuato to San Antonio and Houston, Texas as part of a strategy to open more than a dozen international routes.
Yelapa is 'Mexico's Last Authentic Beach Town'
Timothy Real Estate Group
Just a short boat ride from Puerto Vallarta, Yelapa is, according to Smarter Travel, 'Mexico's last authentic beach town.' Though that may be a slight exaggeration, it certainly holds an amount of truth, enough to make it worth at least a day trip to form your own opinion.
Mexico's Lower Property Taxes Stretch Retirement Budgets
It's possible for retirees to slash property-tax rates by as much as 99% by moving overseas, according to a new report from International Living. The report points to destinations like Ecuador, Mexico and Portugal, where expats say they have seen significant savings in their tax bills.
Bar Mina El Edén a Must-See Attraction in Zacatecas
With Zacatecas still considered an off-the-beaten-path destination for international visitors, Bar Mina El Edén is a must-see for anyone visiting the colonial city. Claiming to be the world's only underground club, and the second oldest in Mexico, it fulfills its promise of 'another level' experience.
Most International Tourists Come to Mexico for Sun & Sand
Despite government efforts to diversify the tourism sector, Mexico Tourism Secretariat data reveals that foreign passenger arrivals in Cancún, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Cozumel accounted for 92.1% of all international arrivals by air in January.
Guide to Flying with Pets (and getting rewarded for it)
Need to fly with Fido? You should know that many airlines are tightening the leash on emotional support animals in the main cabin. But on the flip side, some airlines offer perks for flying pets. Personal finance writer Allie Johnson gives us the straight poop on traveling with your furry friend.
Auberge Resorts Begins Work on Punta Mita Property
Auberge Resorts Collection is opening a new destination on Mexico's Pacific coast overlooking the Bay of Banderas. Susurros del Corazón, a Punta Mita Peninsula property, is slated to begin welcoming guests in late 2019 with a focus on reverence for nature and unscripted luxury.
Mexico Most Popular Spot to Buy a Second Home
In a recent report, Point2 Homes revealed the most popular spots Americans were looking to buy a vacation home based on keyword specific Google searches - and Mexico ranked number one. Puerto Vallarta was the most sought-after location in the country, with 10,230 searches a month.
Southwest's Spring Sale: Deals on Flights to Mexico
Southwest's Spring Sale offers deals on flights to more than 100 cities, including international destinations like Belize City, Cabo San Lucas, San Juan, Cancun, Mexico City, and Puerto Vallarta. The sale lasts until March 29, so you have plenty of time to dig up a cheap spring break fare.
Air Canada Toronto to Vallarta Flights Start May 2nd
Air Canada Vacations is adding great new sun options for their summer booking season, with new routes and increased capacity. Among them is a new route from Toronto to Puerto Vallarta, which will be operated by Air Canada Rouge twice a week starting May 2, 2018.
RHA Electronic Music Fest Returns to Riviera Nayarit
is Memorial Day Weekend the RHA Festival will be returning to Riviera Nayarit for its second year. Set to be held on the La Cruz Marina stage May 25 & 26, 2018's line-up will showcase the best of global house and techno talent, starting in the late afternoon each day.
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