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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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Help Puerto Vallarta Win a 2018 Readers' Choice Award
Lorena Sonrisas

As one of Mexico's most attractive destinations, Puerto Vallarta continually receives accolades from the media and visitors. Now, travelers who have recently visited have the opportunity to help PV win the designation of 'Best City' in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards.

Mexico to Add 1.5 Million New Seats on Direct Flights
Travel Pulse

Mexico's global air connectivity continues to grow at an impressive rate with the addition of 1.5 million seats on direct flights to the destination in 2018, the Mexico Tourism Board announced Tuesday. The increase is expected to result in a total of nearly 30 million seats by year's end.

Don't Let Sensationalist News Deter You - Visit Mexico!

If you were to listen to the mainstream news, visiting Mexico doesn't sound like a great idea. But don't let sensationalist news stories deter you from traveling to this vibrant country. 39.3 million people visited Mexico in 2017 and over 1 million Americans and Canadians call it home.

Riviera Nayarit's Tourism Industry Continues to Boom
Robert Martinez

It's an exciting time in Riviera Nayarit - Mexico's Pacific Treasure and newest destination - as world class travel brands and investments are driving economic growth and expanded options for luxury travelers. The trend is set to continue as more properties and amenities debut through 2020.

Three Surf Competitions Coming to Mexico This Summer
Travel Pulse

Three major surfing competitions are coming to Mexico this summer, according to the Surf Open League, which organizes surf events throughout the nation. The best surfers in the world will come together at Puerto Escondido, Acapulco and Ixtapa during the summer season.

9 Different Ways to Stretch Your Retirement Nest Egg
International Living

With retirement savings among Americans at an all-time low, more and more baby boomers are redefining their retirement. In a new report, the editors at have pinned down nine different, proven ways U.S. retirees are shaping their own paths overseas.

Mexico Celebrates its Position as a Global Tourism Star
Travel Pulse

In 2017, Mexico surpassed Germany, the United Kingdom and Turkey to become the sixth-most visited destination in the world - and the numbers are growing at a dizzying rate. From 2013-2017, the nation saw a 62% increase in visitors, the fastest growth rate of any large global destination.

Cirque du Soleil's 'Luzia' Opens in Guadalajara Aug. 30

While Banderas Bay area residents and visitors eagerly await the opening of the Cirque du Soleil theme park that's currently under construction in Nuevo Vallarta, the show that the park will be centered around, 'Luzia, A Waking Dream of Mexico,' will start touring around Mexico in August.

Puerto Vallarta Side Trips You Can Take by Bus or Car
Timothy Real Estate Group

Looking for an adventure that won't take you too far out of Puerto Vallarta but still give you the feel of having a vacation? Aside from the usual trips to places like Sayulita & San Pancho, there are hidden gems along the coast and inland that aren't far, and can be reached by bus or car.

Careyes a Spectacular Mexican Honeymoon Destination
Kathryn Romeyn

When one thinks of idyllic honeymoon destinations, Mexico often comes to mind, in part because there are so many options. Los Cabos, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita... the list goes on and on. But one secretly spectacular place is absent from most brainstorms: Careyes.

10.6 Million Tourists Visited Mexico in 1st Qtr 2018

The number of international tourists to Mexico in the first quarter of 2018 rose to a record high of 10.6 million, a 12.6% increase year-on-year, according to a statement by Sectur, Mexico's Ministry of Tourism. In the month of March alone, 4 million international tourists visited the country.

Hotel Mercurio: Puerto Vallarta's Favorite Gay Hotel
"...arrive as a guest, leave as a friend"

Recognized for its exceptional value, gourmet breakfast and unbeatable location in the heart of Puerto Vallarta's 'gayborhood,' Hotel Mercurio welcomes national and international visitors with 28 air-conditioned rooms, a popular pool bar and friendly, bilingual service.

Mexico Launches Biometric Check-in at 3 Busy Airports

The country's first digital biometric check-in kiosks were installed last month at three of Mexico's busiest airports: Mexico City, Cancun and Los Cabos. Airport officials say passengers using the automated registration system can now be checked in within two-and-a-half minutes.

Arriving in Vallarta by Air is About to Get Even Better
Adam Garcia

The traffic light lottery utilized by Mexican Customs at the Puerto Vallarta airport will soon be a thing of the past. In the near future, X-ray scanners will inspect baggage while in transit from the airplane to the terminal, making inspections imperceptible to tourists.

North Americans Can Retire Earlier in Latin America

A new report from the editors at International Living explores how US citizens are retiring early - as young as their thirties - with a move overseas. According to the report, the majority of these early retirees can be found in Latin American countries like Mexico, Ecuador and Panama.

Caesars to Manage a New Beachfront Resort in Mexico
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Caesars Entertainment Corp. has signed an agreement to manage a non-gaming, beachfront resort in Mexico. The 500-room Caesars Palace in Puerto Los Cabos will feature a 40,000-square foot convention center, a full service spa, 3 restaurants, pools and amenities for sports and entertainment.

GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 12.9% in Mexican Airports

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 12.9% in its 13 airports during first-quarter 2018, compared to the same period of 2017. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 16.7%, while international passenger traffic increased by 8.8%

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