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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How Living in Mexico Increased the Quality of Our Lives
When my wife and I decided to try living in Mexico for a while, we didn't really know what to expect. The Mexico (and Mexicans) we met were very, very, different than what most Americans expect. In fact, living in Mexico for the past few years has increased the quality of our lives.
Cirque du Soleil Nuevo Vallarta Theme Park Redesigned
Almost 5 years after Grupo Vidanta announced plans to build a Cirque du Soleil theme park in the Banderas Bay area, the resort developer says that the project has been expanded, to include several amusement park concepts, and rebranded as 'The Parks at Nuevo Vallarta.'
Mexico's Lake Texcoco Ecological Park Project Underway
Latin American Herald Tribune
Mexico's Texcoco ecosystem is a veritable ode to survival. Whereas concrete was being poured over vegetation a few months ago for construction of a new airport, the project's cancellation has changed the destiny of a site now slated to become an ecological park.
PVR Airport Welcomed 597,000 Int'l Tourists in Q1 2019
In the first quarter of 2019, more than 597,000 international passengers arrived at the Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta (PVR), which places the air terminal as the third busiest in the country for foreign visitors.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 11.7% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported that the number of terminal passengers in May 2019 increased by 11.7% at GAP's 13 airports, compared to the same period of 2018. Domestic traffic increased by 12.3%, while international traffic increased by 10.6%.
Aeromar to Offer CDMX - Vallarta Summer Flights
Puerto Vallarta remains a very attractive tourist destination for the national market. Proof of this is that Aeromar will open a new route from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta that offers direct flights four times a week on June 13 - just in time for the summer vacation season.
Mexico's Velas Resorts Celebrate Frida Kahlo in July
Velas Resorts in Los Cabos, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit and Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, will offer special food and beverage tasting menus dedicated to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. They'll be serving up her favorite drinks & dishes in honor of her birthday, July 6, 2019.
Things You Should Know Before Moving to Mexico
Mexico is home to more American expats than any other country in the world. But if you're thinking of packing up and moving to Mexico, there are a few things you should know first. An expat blogger and other Americans who've moved here offer their best advice.
June in the Riviera Nayarit Means Beach, Sun, and Fun
The Riviera Nayarit is the ideal destination for event tourism, thanks to the sheer number of great activities that take place year-round. This month, Mexico's Pacific Treasure is hosting musical, sports, and cultural events as part of their June tourism offer.
Free Activities Add to Vallarta Summer Vacation Savings
Summer is just around the corner and with that comes great vacation getaways. Visitors to Puerto Vallarta will not only find discounted rates on some of the city's most popular tours, but also many fun - and free! - activities that'll keep the whole family entertained.
The Best Places for Americans to Retire in Mexico
US News & World Report
More Americans have retired abroad in Mexico than any other country. The low cost of living, sunshine, accessibility, established expat communities and diversity of lifestyle draw many retirees south of the border. The challenge is deciding just where to retire in Mexico.
Four Underrated Cities for Living or Retiring in Mexico
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico
For those thinking of moving to Mexico, Puerto Vallarta often comes to mind when contemplating prospective destinations for a new home. What many don't know is that there are many cities that fly under the radar and, for that reason, are spectacular places to live.
Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Puerto Vallarta Beaches
Turtle-loving travelers heading to Puerto Vallarta this summer are invited to join one of the Banderas Bay region's many sea turtle protection programs which, every year, help thousands of baby Olive Ridley turtles survive long enough to reach the sea.
Guayabitos Revving Up for 14th Annual Motofiesta
Banderas News Team
Rincón de Guayabitos is revving up for the 14th Motofiesta Guayabitos. Set to take place May 31-June 2, hundreds of motorcyclists and thousands of visitors will come together to enjoy a rip-roaring good time, a flashy main street parade, concerts, and contests.
Americans are Heading South Across US-Mexico Border
Yucatán Expat Life
The flow of migrants from the United States to Mexico is probably larger than the flow of Mexicans to the U.S. Mexico's statistics institute recently estimated that the U.S.-born population in this country has reached 799,000, a roughly fourfold increase since 1990.
Mexican Government to Resume Pueblos Mágicos Funding
Mexico News Daily
At a tourism fair held in Zacatecas last week, Tourism Secretary Miguel Torruco Marqués announced that each of Mexico's 121 Pueblos Mágicos, or magical towns, will receive 2.5 million pesos (US $131,000) from state and federal governments over the next year.
Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta this November
Fishing and golf enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta November 7-10, 2019 for a long weekend of fun and friendship at the 14th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf & spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'
2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Features Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue team and some of the most talked-about women in sports visited Puerto Vallarta in March for its annual photo shoot. The 2019 edition hit U.S. news stands on Wednesday, bringing PV to the attention of more than 70 million consumers.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 8.7% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported that the number of terminal passengers in April 2019 increased by 8.7% at GAP's 13 airports, compared to the same period of 2018. Domestic traffic increased by 7.8%, while international traffic increased by 9.9 percent.
El Tuito: A Satisfying Adventure into Rural Mexico
I first met Marta several years ago, after hearing about her famous breads, cakes, and cookies in the small Mexican town of El Tuito. I have visited her many times since because her butter cookies are to die for. If you ever visit Puerto Vallarta, I will happily take you there.
2019 Cruise Season Sees Mexican Riviera Traffic Spike
Cruise Industry News
The West Coast cruise market, primarily composed of sailings from California to the Mexican Riviera, is seeing traffic spike thanks to new cruise ships, new interest and new operators, according to the 2019 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.
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