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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Health Experts Assess Covid-19 Pandemic in Jalisco
Governor Alfaro Ramírez met with health experts on Wednesday to assess the Covid-19 pandemic in Jalisco and review transmission projections as the state looks to start gradually reopening on June 1. The conclusions and measures adopted by authorities will be announced on Friday.
Jalisco to Invest 6.2 Billion Pesos in Infrastructure
On May 22, the Jalisco State Congress approved a loan for 6.2 billion pesos, which will be used to carry out infrastructure projects and finance support programs for the economic reactivation of the entity after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Puerto Vallarta Begins to Gradually Reopen to Tourists
After last week's decision to gradually reopen Puerto Vallarta businesses, various national and international airlines announced the return of flights to this popular beach vacation destination in June, and hotels are preparing to receive visitors.
60 Mammoths Found Under Future Mexico City Airport
Archaeologists have found the remains of more than 60 mammoths at the site of the new airport that is being built to serve Mexico City. Estimated to be more than 15,000 years old, the giant skeletons are believed to belong to the Colombian mammoth species.
Puerto Vallarta a Top Ten 2020 Holiday Destination
Virtuoso, a global network of 1,100 travel agencies and more than 22,000 agents specialized in luxury travel, released a list of Top 10 International Travel Destinations for the 2020 holiday season - and Puerto Vallarta was the only destination in Mexico to make the list.
Profepa Impounds Two Bengal Tigers in Tlaquepaque
After a video showing a man trying to lasso a Bengal tiger on the streets of Guadalajara was published on social networks last week, the Federal Attorney of Mexico's environmental protection agency, Profepa, began an investigation that ended with the seizure of two animals.
Mexico's Velas Resorts Donate 20,000 Face Masks
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Mexico's Velas Resorts and sister company VHealthy, a Mexican provider of certified medical equipment, join forces in the fight against COVID-19 by donating 20,000 face masks to hospitals and organizations in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Los Cabos and Riviera Maya.
How to Enjoy Cultural Travels from Your Armchair
Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours was closed until further notice on March 15 due to the Covid 19 virus and mandates from the mayor. Meanwhile, you can learn more about Vallarta and the Mexican culture online, thanks to Sandra Cesca - Your Cultural Insider.
Slim Wins Tender for Second Section of Maya Train Line
A consortium of companies controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim has won the competition to build the second section of the Mexican government's ambitious Mayan Train project, Mexico's tourist development agency Fonatur announced with great fanfare last week.
Vallarta-Nayarit Finding the Pandemic's Silver Lining
The Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit area is a destination that implements environmental protection and wildlife conservation programs throughout the year, and it is extra special to be able to see the enhanced benefits of these initiatives during this difficult time.