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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San Pancho Patron Saint Festival Sept. 26 through Oct. 4
From September 26 through October 4, the small town of San Francisco (aka 'San Pancho') Nayarit, will celebrate an eight-day festival honoring its namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi. Festivities include not only veneration of the patron saint, but a whole lot of merry making too.
Quintana Roo Hopes to Attract North American Retirees
AMAR, an association whose purpose is to promote the retirement industry in Mexico, is aiming to attract 150,000 Americans and Canadians to Quintana Roo over the next five years through the construction of new residential estates tailored to meet the needs of retirees.
The Seven Worst Things About Living in Mexico
My wife and I have been living in Mexico for a while, we're happy, and life is good. Are there things we don't like about living here? You bet. But, understanding that life is full of trade-offs, we've learned to take the bad with good and, for us, this is definitely the place to be.
Venture Off the Beaten Path in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
Strategically located on the Bay of Banderas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is famous for its luxury all-inclusive resorts, fine dining, local culture, art, history, eco-adventures, and more. But travelers looking to venture off the beaten path will find there's much more to discover.
Private Sector Funds Relaunch of Visit Mexico Website
The Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) relaunched the Visit Mexico website last week, thanks to an agreement with big players in the private sector, who agreed to make an estimated investment of $1.8 billion pesos ($90 million USD) in the promotional platform over the next five years.
Viva Aerobus Launches Vallarta - Tijuana Flights
Viva Aerobus, Mexico's ultra-low-cost carrier, reached 100 domestic routes with the announcement of its new flights from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana. Tickets for this route, which will begin operations on December 13, are now on sale with one-way tickets starting at $1,498 pesos.
Bringing Your Pet to Mexico Just Takes Proper Planning
One of the great joys of traveling is sharing the experience with loved ones, so your vacation should include the whole family - even the furry ones! Bringing your four-legged friend to pet-friendly Puerto Vallarta will add to your adventure and, with proper planning, it's easy!
8.7 Million Tourists Expected to Cruise to Mexico in 2019
A recent study by the Cruise Lines International Association revealed that, with ports around the country welcoming over 527,000 passengers in June alone, Mexico is the world's leading cruise destination. The 2019 numbers represent a 7.1% increase in cruise arrivals over 2018.
The Hollywood Travel Guide to Punta Mita, Mexico
Pick a name in Hollywood and chances are they've been to Punta Mita. Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce, Richard Gere, Jennifer Lawrence, Lady Gaga, David Duchovny & Jennifer Aniston are all vets of this Mexican fishing village turned private luxury retreat.
Chapultepec Named the World's Best Urban Park in 2019
Mexico City's iconic Bosque de Chapultepec, has been awarded the gold medal in the World Urban Parks Association's 2019 International Large Urban Parks Awards. To celebrate, the city government said it will annex approximately 105 hectares to the fourth section of the park.
More Ships Will Sail from Southern California to Mexico
Some of the biggest cruise ships in the world will descend on Southern California later this year. And all of them want to take you to Mexico. Beginning in fall, three giant ships, including two Norwegian Cruise Line vessels and a Princess Cruises ship, will begin sailing Mexican Riviera itineraries.
North American Travelers are Flocking to Riviera Nayarit
With revenue and occupancy reaching new heights during the first half of 2019, it's an exciting time in Mexico's Pacific Treasure, the Riviera Nayarit. This upward trend is set to continue as more North American travelers discover the country's newest vacation destination.
Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, November 14-17
The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic, an annual celebration of 'The Good Life,' returns to the Riviera Nayarit November 14-17, 2019. Combining the best of Mexico's food and drink with the chance to play on two Jack Nicklaus golf courses, this is one event you won't want to miss.
Why Everyone Should Visit Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
When you hear about Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the first thing that may come to mind is an exotic, tropical vacation. While this popular tourist destination definitely has sparkling waters and luxurious beaches, the most exciting thing about this city may very well be its art and culture.
Escape Puerto Vallarta Summer's Heat in San Sebastian
With temperatures in Puerto Vallarta rising, summertime is a great time to visit San Sebastian del Oeste. Situated 4,500 feet above sea level in the heart of the Sierra Madre, the cool climate and historic appeal of this 16th century mountain village make it the perfect weekend getaway.
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