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More Canadian Travellers are Heading to Riviera Nayarit
Canadians continue to sing the praises of Riviera Nayarit, giving the destination an impressive satisfaction score of 9.3 in July. In fact, the entire summer season has been particularly strong for the vacation hotspot, with an influx of more than 218,000 tourists, domestic and foreign, in July.
INM Cracking Down on Foreigners' Abuse of Tourist Visas
Steven M. Fry
Since their 2012 rule changes, INM has been gradually cracking down on foreigners' abuses of 'tourist' visas. INM's general policy is that if we are living in Mexico, even part-time, and that if we are working in Mexico, then we really must get a residency visa and register with SAT.
Promotion of Vallarta-Nayarit is Reinforced in Finland
Vallarta-Nayarit tourism officials are taking their work on the road this week as they visit Finland and other Northern European countries for promotional, public relations and advertising work linked with Finnair's new air service that starts in November and continues through March.
Mexico City Airport Offers Travelers Capsule Comfort
The Mexico City airport has joined a growing global trend, offering a pod-style capsule hotel for frugal travelers. For about $30 USD a night, you get not only a bed, but a bathroom and a locker for your luggage. And at six feet long by three feet wide, the capsule fits most travelers.
Airlines Dispute Mexico's Baggage & Flight Delay Fees
Mexico is trying to crack down on airline fees and flight delays. The carriers are having none of it. The five airlines that were fined by Profeco last June are still charging for luggage on flights to the U.S. and Canada, saying an international treaty supersedes the new laws.
Traditional September Events in The Riviera Nayarit
Tourism promotion of the Riviera Nayarit continues throughout September with a series of activities backed by the Groups and Events office. Even though Mexican traditions and culture dominate this very patriotic month, there's also plenty of room for sports.
Cruise Ship Port on Isla Mujeres Growing More Likely
Travel Agent Central
For the past two years, a proposal to construct a cruise ship dock on the small Mexican island of Isla Mujeres has been in the works. Recently however, state officials told Riviera Maya News that, thanks to a presentation made to investors in March, the likelihood of construction is great.
Puerto Vallarta 2017 Fiestas Patrias Schedule of Events
Out of all the places you could celebrate Mexico's Independence Day, Puerto Vallarta, widely known as 'The Most Mexican Beach Destination,' has a special charm that makes it stand out from all the rest. This year's celebrations run from Wednesday, Sept. 13 through Sunday the 17th.
US State Department Issues Mexico Travel Warning Update
The U.S. State Department has issued an updated travel warning for Mexico, warning of the risk of traveling to certain parts of the country. Though Cancun and Los Cabos are on the list, most resort areas generally do not see the level of drug-related crime present in the border region.
How to Spend Four Fun-filled Days in Puerto Vallarta
The Culture Trip
Puerto Vallarta has been a top vacation spot since the mid-1960s. Since then, the once sleepy town has held on to its original charm. We've sketched out a 4-day itinerary that enables you to see the area's main attractions and gives you plenty of time to lounge on the beach.
Vallarta Vacation Property of the Week from PVRPV.com
Condo Rivera Vallarta
PVRPV Puerto Vallarta Vacations presents Condo Rivera Vallarta in Old Town's most perfect location. Enjoy walking to Los Muertos Beach, the Malecon, art-walks, restaurants, nightclubs, stores, the cathedral, Los Arcos amphitheatre, and more from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath vacation rental.
How to Drink on Your Mexico Vacation: Just Use Caution
Boardwalk Realty PV
Recently there have been a lot of stories floating around the Internet about tainted alcohol in Mexican resorts. There's no doubt that bars often serve the cheapest spirits available. Regardless of where you drink, be it Cancun or Omaha, quality, as much as quantity, makes a difference.
Vallarta Offers Summer's Last Hoorah During Labor Day
With direct nonstop flights from cities across the United States & Canada, an impressive array of activities, and a favorable exchange rate, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is an ideal place for all kinds of travelers seeking a last-minute Labor Day getaway at great prices.
This Week's Featured Vallarta Vacation Rental at PVRPV
Paramount Bay 802 A
Enjoy your Puerto Vallarta vacation in Paramount Bay 802A, a stunning 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo, brought to you by PVRPV. Paramount Bay is situated in Amapas, one of PV's most exclusive areas, and features a spectacular infinity pool, lush green areas and panoramic views of Banderas Bay.
Celebrities Choreograph Wedding Dances at Velas Resorts
Offering unmatched experiences for destination weddings, Mexico's Velas Resorts are upping the ante once again – offering couples the opportunity to have their first dance choreographed by a dancer from the hit shows 'Dancing with The Stars' and 'So You Think You Can Dance.'
Puerto Vallarta On Track for Another Record Year
With an average hotel occupancy rate from January to June of close to 90 percent; 1,843,600 international air passenger arrivals and 189,324 cruise ship passengers visiting in the first half of the year, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is on track for another record year in visitor arrivals.
V National Playa Guayabitos Volleyball Festival 2017
Riviera Nayarit CVB
Rincón de Guayabitos, Nayarit is ready to host the V National Playa Guayabitos Youth Beach Volleyball Festival 2017 - the first of its kind held outside southwestern Mexico - which will take place from August 23-27. Teams from nearly every state in the Republic are expected to attend.
Alaska Airlines Launches LAX to Mexico City Flights
Alaska Airlines is returning to Mexico City with the launch of new service to Benito Juarez International Airport from two major California hubs: the San Francisco and Los Angeles International airports. This fall, Alaska will add service from San Diego International Airport to Mexico City.
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