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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Mexico Consumer Agency Targets Airline Bag Fees
Mexico's federal consumer protection agency has fined five airlines for violating the rights of passengers. PROFECO explained that the sanctions were the result of charging travelers for their first checked bag, which should be free of charge, on flights from Mexico to the US & Canada.
Sunwing to Offer Abbotsford Vallarta Vacation Packages
Sunwing is excited to announce it will be offering vacation packages from Abbotsford for the first time this winter. Beginning December 17, and running weekly until April 8, 2018, travelers can look forward to convenient Sunday departures from the airport direct to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Puerto Vallarta Maritime Terminal Renovations Update
The modernization of Puerto Vallarta's cruise ship port is underway. Next year, it will resemble a traditional Mexican hacienda that, in addition to a new passenger terminal and tourist services area, will house a tequila museum, a shopping center and an aquarium.
Herradura, Ferromex Partner to Rebrand Tequila Express
A newly rebranded version of the Tequila Express, operated by Casa Herradura and Ferromex, debuted in late April and features eight refurbished passenger cars that transport visitors from Guadalajara to La Hacienda San José del Refugio in Amatitán, Jalisco - the birthplace of tequila.
2017 Corona Sunsets Festival Coming to San Pancho
After a 17 country world tour, Corona Sunsets is coming back to Mexico for its 5th edition. This spectacular music festival will be held on July 22 on San Pancho beach, an hour's drive north from Puerto Vallarta. According to Casa Cupula, it will be well attended by Vallarta's LGBT community.
Tourists Jump Ship to Put Down Roots in Puerto Vallarta
Just like in the movies, it's a Mexican love story that begins on a boat. You could say it's a prolonged engagement, from cruise ship to casa. And based on current stats, this love affair will repeat itself as tourists discover the splendor, beauty and vitality of Puerto Vallarta.
Mexico Among 10 Best Countries for Boosting Careers
Based on the insights of 14,300 expats given in the annual Expat Insider survey, InterNations, the world's largest network for people who live and work abroad, compiled a ranking of the countries with the best career prospects for expats - and Mexico is among the Top 10.
Enjoy a Carefree Lifestyle in Marina Vallarta
Coldwell Banker La Costa Realty
If you enjoy a carefree lifestyle yet still crave the finer things in life, the Marina Vallarta area is the place for you! Sophisticated while maintaining a relaxed and casual vibe, the Marina offers a blend of scrumptious dining, tempting boutique shopping and jaw-droppingly beautiful real estate.
Aeromexico Offering Monterrey-Vallarta Summer Flights
Riviera Nayarit CVB
Aeromexico has launched a new direct flight this summer between Monterrey and the International Airport in Puerto Vallarta, which also connects to the Riviera Nayarit. In addition to catering to travelers from this northern city, the flight offers an option for connections from the US.
2017 Survey Says Puerto Vallarta is Mexico's Safest City
The yearly National Public Urban Security survey, which examines the relative safety of popularly visited locales around the country based on a number of factors, recently found that Puerto Vallarta is the safest destination in Mexico for visitors from around the world.
PVRPV's Staff and Clients are Loving Their New Office
Over the past 12 years, PVPRV, one of the premier vacation property agencies in Puerto Vallarta, has kept on growing and improving. In addition to affordable vacation rentals, PVRPV offers professional rental property management from their modern new office at The Park.
Cruise Lines Roll Out Mexico Sailings for Fall 2017
Thanks to a joint effort by state and federal tourism officials, Mexico's cruise industry has been rebounding steadily. Who's sailing to Mexico in fall 2017 and 2018? These cruise lines have announced plans to sail the Mexican Riviera, calling at Cabo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.
60,000 Expected for 2017 Guadalajara Pride Parade
On June 10, 2017, Guadalajara is set to host one of the top gay pride parades in Latin America. Guadalajara Pride will see more than 60,000 people turn out for this year's celebrations, which will be extra special given that Guadalajara has been shortlisted to host the 2022 Gay Games XI.
One of Many Reasons to Visit Mexico This Summer
Summer vacation season is almost upon us, and the Mexico Tourism Board is looking to entice families to visit. To convince people that spending time in the country is a great vacation plan, the Tourism Board points out Mexico was named No. 1 in the world for Family Travel.
Find Your Zen at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita Resort
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is bringing some Zen your way with the introduction of a series of seasonal yoga retreats which will feature celebrity yogi masters, a comprehensive wellness experience for guests and a unique opportunity to train with some of the world's top instructors.
12th Annual Motofiesta Roars into Rincón de Guayabitos
Banderas News Team
Hundreds of motorcyclists and thousands of enthusiasts are raring to go for the 12th edition of the Motofiesta Guayabitos. This year's event is set to take place in Rincón de Guayabitos, Nayarit June 16-18, 2017 - and it promises to deliver a rip-roaring good time for the whole family!
Puerto Vallarta Mayor Driving Urban Bypass Road Project
Puerto Vallarta's municipal administration is making great strides towards the completion of the urban bypass roads that will connect different areas of the city, give drivers more options when traveling from north to south, and reduce the number of vehicles on the city's main avenues.
New Requirements for Bringing Your Pet into Mexico
Bringing your pet into Mexico is not as simple as it once was. A new, more stringent law regarding cats and dogs entering Mexico went into effect on January 1, 2017. Mexico started enforcing the new requirements, which include two additional health certifications, in February 2017.
Holland America Line Expands Mexican Riviera Cruises
For the 2017-18 Mexico cruise season, Holland America Line's ms Oosterdam is joining ms Westerdam on roundtrip itineraries from San Diego. From Sept. 2017 through Feb. 2018, the 1,964-guest ships will sail 11 seven-day cruises calling at Mazatlán, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.
Riviera Nayarit Celebrates 10 Years, Readies for Next 10
For years Riviera Nayarit lived in the shadow of nearby, booming Puerto Vallarta. Sharing one airport, Riviera Nayarit was considered an add-on destination, or a day trip from the more developed, cruise-ready, coastal city. But now it seems 'Mexico's Pacific Treasure' is doing fine on its own.
RHA Electronic Music Festival Comes to Riviera Nayarit
More than 15 DJs from around the world will spin their house music at the La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Marina during the first-ever RHA Festival, June 30-July 1. The Festival was organized by DJs from Mexico and the US who saw the Riviera Nayarit as the ideal place to unveil this new project.
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