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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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Riviera Nayarit Will be Home to First Delta by Marriott
Norma Hernández

The Riviera Nayarit is renewing its tourist offer with the transformation of the 117-room Grand Matlali Hills Resort & Spa, which by 2021 will become the All-Inclusive Delta by Marriott, the first Marriott International hotel with this branding anywhere in the world.

Mexico City Turns its F1 Track into a Drive-in Cinema

After the Mexican Formula One Grand Prix was canceled this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mexico City turned its F1 track into a drive-in cinema. The outdoor theater allows movie-goers to maintain social distancing while enjoying exclusively Mexican films.

Americans Searching for Info on How to Move Out of US

Americans are looking to escape. Since May 2020, International Living has seen a massive 504.97% surge in traffic to its 'How to Move Out of the U.S.' coverage, which identifies the steps for successfully planning a move beyond the U.S. borders.

Your Cultural Insider: Excellent Empanadas in El Tuito
Sandra Cesca

Anyone who has taken the pleasant ride south from Puerto Vallarta to the mountainous valley of El Tuito knows the famous Panaderia los Pinitos. Baking about 1000 empanadas every day, this open-air bakery in the small pueblo of Columpio is a delicious stop for locals & travelers alike.

Puerto Vallarta Ready to Open More Economic Activities
Lorena Sonrisas

The Municipal Government is ready to reopen more Puerto Vallarta businesses & activities, including theaters, cultural venues, recreational parks and open-air spas on July 20, but the State Government will determine when these enterprises can resume operations.

Playa Los Muertos Tops List of World's Best Gay Beaches
Diego Sancho

One of the most iconic beaches in Puerto Vallarta, Playa de Los Muertos, topped this year's list of the World's Best Gay Beaches published by This distinction is relevant, as Gay Cities is a reference site for LGBT tourism in North America.

Ancient Aztec Palace Ruins Discovered in Mexico City
Deutsche Welle

Mexican archaeologists have found the remains of the homes of Aztec ruler Axayacatl and Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes in Mexico City. The site is located under the historic Nacional Monte de Piedad building near the capital city's central plaza.

Celebrating the USA's National Tequila Day at Home

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. Celebrate the USA's National Tequila Day on Friday, July 24th with at-home suggestions, cocktail recipes, zoom backgrounds and more from Velas Mexico Resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Los Cabos and Riviera Maya.

Mexico and US Extend Border Travel Ban until August 21

The Ministry of Foreign Relations announced on Tuesday that the governments of Mexico and the United States have agreed to extend the restrictions on non-essential land traffic on their common border until August 21, due to the continued spread of COVID-19 in both countries.

Oaxaca Named World's Best City by Travel + Leisure
Margarita Bonita

Mexico was one of this year's big winners in Travel + Leisure's 2020 World's Best Awards survey, with Oaxaca and San Miguel de Allende ranking as the top two cities in the world. Mexico City finished in 11th place and Merida squeezed in at No. 24 on this year's list of the world's top 25 cities.

Our Favorite Places

Looking for more than just another hotel room? Check out our favorite places to stay in, around and beyond Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Hotel Mercurio
Las Alamandas
Los Arroyos Verdes
Paloma del Mar
Home of the Dolphin
Hacienda Jalisco
Villa Bella
La Troza
Homes for Rent
Condos for Rent

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