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Destinations
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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Festival Sayulita 2020: Movies, Music, Drink and Life
Banderas News Team

The 7th Annual Festival Sayulita, a unique gathering for lovers of Art, Movies, Music, Drink and Life, is set to be held Jan 31 to Feb 3, 2020. Sayulita is ideal for this celebration, because this Magical Town on the Riviera Nayarit is a place where life is lived to its fullest.

Vallarta One of Mexico's Most Acclaimed Destinations
María Francesca

Puerto Vallarta is not only one of Mexico's most attractive destinations, but also one of the most celebrated, continuously receiving recognition from the media and visitors alike. And 2019 was no exception with a long list of awards granted by international publications.

Mexico Completes US$1.6bn Guadalajara Light Rail Line
BanderasNews.com

At his Monday morning press conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that construction on a 31.5bn Peso (US$1.6bn) light rail line - which will nearly double the current size of the light rail system in the greater Guadalajara area - has been completed.

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle - Where Luxury Meets Lifestyle
Tropicasa Realty

Finding the right neighborhood for your lifestyle is an important part of looking for a new home in Puerto Vallarta and the Banderas Bay region. Tropicasa Realty tells us about La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a lovely beach town located between Bucerías and Punta de Mita, Nayarit.

'Women and Traditional Cooking' Event at Grand Velas
Norma Hernández

Four of Mexico's internationally acclaimed female chefs will present 'Women and Traditional Cooking' at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit from Jan 31 through Feb 1, 2020. Focusing on women in the art and business of food, this event promises to be a fantastic culinary experience.

First Cruise has Sailed from Mexico's Puerto Peñasco
BanderasNews.com

After much anticipation, the first cruiseship departed last week from Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. The Astoria Cruise Liner, owned and operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages, is currently sailing around the Sea of Cortez and will return back to Rocky Point January 20.

San Pancho Music Festival is Celebrating its 20th Year
Chris Parsons

What began in 2001 as a backyard jam session has since grown into one of the most popular music events in the region - the San Pancho Music Festival. Now in its 20th year, the festival, which will be held Feb 28-March 1, will feature 27 bands covering the gamut of musical genres.

Charros de Jalisco to Celebrate 100th Anniversary
BanderasNews.com

Mexico's national sport, Charrería, will take center stage in Guadalajara this September when the Charros de Jalisco, Mexico's first-ever competitive charro group, celebrates its 100th anniversary and the capital city hosts a variety of events from September 10-20, 2020.

Nine Day Festival Honors the Patron Saint of Bucerías
Banderas News Team

Bucerías will celebrate the traditional Our Lady of Peace Patron Saint Festival from January 16th-24th. Festivities include cultural, artistic and sports activities, including the traditional maritime pilgrimage with the Peace Torch on January 24th.

GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 11.4% in Mexican Airports
BanderasNews.com

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported that the number of terminal passengers in December 2019 increased by 11.4% at GAP's 14 airports, compared to the same period of 2018. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 7.6% & international passenger traffic increased 15.9%.


Our Favorite Places


Looking for more than just another hotel room? Check out our favorite places to stay in, around and beyond Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Hotel Mercurio
Las Alamandas
Los Arroyos Verdes
Paloma del Mar
Home of the Dolphin
Hacienda Jalisco
Villa Bella
La Troza
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