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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Why Traveling to Vallarta is More Important Than Ever
Despite what may be happening in Washington, traveling to Puerto Vallarta is more important than ever because we have the power to make a statement with where we choose to frequent. A visit to Mexico is a statement of support and friendship in a time when projecting kindness is vital.
How Much Money Do You Need To Retire in Mexico?
More and more North Americans are retiring South of the Border to enjoy better weather, new experiences, relaxed lifestyles, access to affordable healthcare and a lower cost of living. Here, we take a quick look at how much money a couple might need to retire comfortably in Mexico.
U.S. Warns Against Spring Break Travel to Mexico
With spring break underway, the US State Department and media have been reminding students that a travel warning for Mexico remains in place. And while it's true that parts of Mexico are in turmoil, what's lost in the uproar is that many Mexican resort areas haven't been affected.
3rd Edition of Bike Fest Guayabitos, March 17-19
Riviera Nayarit CVB
The third edition of Bike Fest Guayabitos kicks off today, Friday, March 17th, in the Riviera Nayarit, offering cycling enthusiasts 3 days of bike rides and cycling competitions, talks on bicycles as a means of transportation, exhibitions, food, music, and contests.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 10.9% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 10.9% in it's 13 airports during February 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 14.9%, while international passenger traffic increased by 6.3%.
Mexico Welcomed 35 Million Int'l Tourists in 2016
Mexico Tourism Board
A record-breaking 35 million international visitors traveled to Mexico in 2016, representing a growth of 9 percent compared to 2015. This growth is more than twice the global industry average, most recently reported at 3.9 percent by the World Tourism Organization in January 2017.
4th Annual Taste of Lo De Marcos Ready To Take Flight
Due to an untimely February storm, the 4th Annual Taste of Lo De Marcos had to be rescheduled. Just like the Phoenix, the event regrouped, reorganized and set the new date for March 12. From 3-8 pm, you'll enjoy great food, live music by Caravane and The Blonde Gypsies & more!
Puerto Vallarta Expects Another Record Tourism Year
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has announced that preliminary hotel occupancy rates show a 4% increase in tourism arrivals as compared to 2016 when the destination had its most successful year in hotel occupancy since 2008 with an 80% room occupation rate.
Circo de los Niños de San Pancho 2017 Performances
The Circo de los Niños de San Pancho, (San Pancho Children's Circus) a social and artistic program founded by the co-creator of Cirque du Soleil, Mr. Gilles St. Croix, will present their new show from March 22nd through 25th at 7:30 pm in the Circo Bodega in San Francisco, Nayarit.
Magic Town Music Festival, March 9th and 11th, 2017
Magic Town Music Festival is back for the fourth annual weekend of concerts, bringing folk, rock, soul, jazz fusion, latin funk, blues, and reggae to the Spanish colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, to benefit Casa de los Ángeles, a local organization that supports working mothers.
March Brings Food, Fastballs and Film to Guadalajara
Modern, elegant, and refreshingly authentic, Guadalajara is considered to be the quintessential Mexican destination. This March, Guadalajara is bringing together the best in the worlds of film, sports, and culinary arts to offer travelers the ideal experience for a late winter getaway.
NatGeo Ranks Playa del Amor Among World's Top Beaches
National Geographic recently published its 2017 list of the 'Top 21 Beaches in the World' and Playa del Amor, the 'Hidden Beach' located off the coast of Vallarta-Nayarit at Las Islas Marietas Marine Reserve, was not only featured in the article, but topped the chart.
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