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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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Chargers-Chiefs to Play in Mexico City November 18
BanderasNews.com

It was previously announced that the Los Angeles Chargers would be taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City this season, but the date is now official. The AFC West division rivals will play a Monday Night Football game at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019.

Two New Cruise Lines Will Explore Mexican Waters
LA Times

Mexico's seemingly endless coastline - 58,000 miles that touch the Pacific Ocean, Sea of Cortez, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico - is known for its rocky cliffs, white sandy beaches and diverse marine life. Come December, two new cruise lines will help visitors get to know these waters.

San Ysidro Pedestrian Path into Mexico Open to Public
San Diego Tribune

Border-crossers walking into Mexico on Monday enjoyed an open and green new pedestrian plaza and walkway near PedEast at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The makeover is the latest project completed as part of a major overhaul of the San Ysidro land border crossing with Mexico.

Water Quality Tested at Semana Santa Beach Destinations
BanderasNews.com

With hordes of nationals heading to the country's coastal states for Semana Santa, the Mexico Health Secretariat's Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) tested the water quality at 269 beaches to ensure they were safe for recreational use.

Mexico Tourism Board Gutting a Hot Topic at Tianguis
Travel Weekly

At the opening ceremony of the 44th annual Tianguis Turistico, tourism executives confronted President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador about his dismantling of the Mexico Tourism Board, and reminded him that tourism contributes 8.8 percent of the country's GDP.

Merida a Favorite Spot for Buying a Home in Mexico
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico

Rich in Mayan culture and history, Merida is perfect for those seeking to live out an active retirement, or those looking to raise a family immersed in the multi-culturalism offered by a city that has a moderate expat population, while retaining its authentic Mexican culture.

GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 5.7% in Mexican Airports
Globe Newswire

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported that the total number of terminal passengers increased by 5.7% at GAP's 13 airports, compared to the same period of 2018. Domestic traffic increased by 3.9%, while international traffic increased by 7.8%.

Daylight Saving Time Begins in Mexico on April 7, 2019
BanderasNews.com

In most of Mexico, daylight saving time, or 'Horario de Verano,' begins at 2:00 am local time on Sunday, April 7, 2019. So, if you are lucky enough to be celebrating Spring 'South of the Border,' don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night!

Record Number of Americans Want to Become Expats
WeExpats.com

According to a recent Gallup poll, a record-breaking number of US citizens want to be expats. If you've been curious about living abroad, then you're not alone. The latest data shows that 16% of Americans want to live the expat life - and many of them are choosing Mexico.

Expedia: Vallarta a Popular Semana Santa Destination
María Francesca

Expedia.com, the world's leading online travel site, conducted a survey of more than 1000 Mexican nationals, and when asked about their Semana Santa travel plans, Puerto Vallarta came in as the second most sought-after beach destination for the upcoming 2 week-vacation period.

Guayafest Brings Volkswagen Lovers to Riviera Nayarit
Banderas News Team

On March 30 & 31, the Plaza de Rincón de Guayabitos will be transformed into a playground for hundreds of Volkswagen vehicles from all over the Mexican Republic at the 20th annual Guayafest, a family-friendly expo for lovers of these classic cars.

Private Villas Make Vallarta Perfect for Destination Weddings
BanderasNews.com

One of the 'strategic advantages' that Puerto Vallarta has over other Mexican wedding destinations is the abundance of beautiful private luxury villas along the hillsides of Conchas Chinas and the South Zone to Mismaloya that provide a romantic setting for your special day.

Riviera Nayarit Blooming with Spring Festivals & Events
Analia Brache

The Riviera Nayarit invites North American travelers to experience spring on Mexico's Pacific coast, with a vibrant array of seasonal events that showcase Mexican cuisine, culture, sports and entertainment designed to please a wide range of tastes and interests.

Holland America's 2019-2020 Mexican Riviera Cruises
Margarita Bonita

Holland America is offering 20 Mexican Riviera cruises aboard 3 ships between October 2019 and April 2020. A 7-day series of itineraries on the Oosterdam, Eurodam and Maasdam feature an overnight at Puerto Vallarta, as well as calling at Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas.

Jalisco Tequila Tasting Aims for Guinness World Record
BanderasNews.com

A week-long celebration in the State of Jalisco marked Mexico's first-ever National Day of Tequila on March 16th - but the party's not over! This Sunday, the city of Guadalajara will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the world's largest tequila tasting.

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