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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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Mexico Chock-full of 'Magical Towns' - 121 to be Exact

Mexico offers more than just beach resorts; it is full of magical towns. At the fifth annual Pueblos Mágicos Fair, held October 11-14 in Morelia, Michoacán, Tourism Secretary Enrique de la Madrid Cordero introduced 10 new towns designated as 'magical,' bringing the total to 121.

Family Travel to Increase 25% by 2022, says GlobalData

The family travel market will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 4.6% from 300 million trips in 2017 to 376 million in 2022 and, in the coming year, parents are 54% more likely to book sun and beach holidays, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Thanksgiving Weekend 'White Party' in Puerto Vallarta
Diego Sancho

On Thanksgiving weekend, the world's largest gay dance music festival, Jeffrey Sanker's White Party, will bring thousands of gay guys from around the world to Puerto Vallarta for a weekend full of fun in the sun, fabulous pool parties, and dancing on the beach at Mantamar Beach Club.

5 Arts-Rich, Low-Cost Beach Towns for Retirement Living

Today's beach-loving retirees are seeking more than just sun and sand, but a sophisticated lifestyle offering fine dining, theater, and art in abundance. International Living identifies five arts-rich, great-value beach towns around the world - in Mexico, France, Uruguay, Spain, and Malaysia.

Celebrate Día de Los Muertos at Velas Vallarta Resorts
Lorena Sonrisas

From October 31st through November 4th, Velas Resorts in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are celebrating Día de Los Muertos, considered to be one of the most representative holidays of Mexican culture, with ofrendas, traditional recipes, tasting menus, special décor and more.

American Airlines Adds More Flights from DFW to PVR
Dallas News

American Airlines is bulking up its service to Mexico and Latin America from DFW International Airport, with new routes and additional frequencies to six Mexican cities it already serves: Guadalajara, Leon, Queretaro, Chihuahua, San Luis Potosi and Puerto Vallarta.

October Lineup of Exciting Events in the Riviera Nayarit
Norma Hernández

Travelers visiting the Riviera Nayarit will have an abundance of things to see and do this month. The Pee Wee Surfing League, 5th Guayabitos 5K, 10K, and 3K Color Race, and 10th Vallarta–Nayarit Gastronómica are just a sampling of what Mexico's Pacific Treasure offers in October.

Visit Valle de Guadalupe - The Napa Valley of Mexico

Nowadays California's must-visit wine region isn't in California at all: it's in Baja California, 90 minutes below the Mexican border, in Valle de Guadalupe. And it has legions of in-the-know wine lovers heading there - especially for the Valle Food & Wine Festival, happening October 6-8.

Tianguis Lo De Marcos' 5th Season Begins November 3

The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for its fifth season on November 3, 2018. Held every Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, this weekly event expects to continue its growth and history of drawing shoppers from around Banderas Bay to this small town on the Riviera Nayarit.

Take a Reconnaissance Trip Before Retiring Overseas

Deciding to retire abroad is a huge step, even if you're a seasoned world traveler. Living in another country is a different story, and one of the most important things you should do before making the move is to take at least one reconnaissance trip to your chosen retirement location.

NASHIELLI Plastic Surgery Puerto Vallarta • Guadalajara
Attraction Begins With You

One of the most appealing things about cosmetic surgery vacations is being able to relax and enjoy yourself while recovering from treatment. NASHIELLI Plastic Surgery Center offers aesthetic and reconstructive surgery in two of Mexico's popular destinations: Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara.

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