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No Invitation Needed to Party in Oaxaca, Mexico
I like to immerse myself amongst the local people in countries I visit and try and experience their culture. In Oaxaca City this was easy. The people are vibrant, friendly and have a love of family. A party was a festive gathering for everyone - no invitation needed here.
Cruceros Maritimos Vacacionales Gearing Up in Acapulco
Cruise Industry News
Sailing under the brand name of Cruceros Maritimos Vacacionales, Cruise & Maritime Voyages and officials from Acapulco and the State of Guerrero have confirmed plans to launch service with the 1,400-passenger Magellan sailing from Acapulco during the winter season 2019.
Charrería and Lucha Libre Take Hold of Guadalajara
There's a guarantee of action in Guadalajara any given Sunday thanks to the wildly popular Lucha Libre matches and Charrería horsemen shows. This year, new direct flights have begun from both Chicago and Salt Lake City, making it easier to experience the fun.
Guacamania is Coming to Casa Velas Vallarta
Forget WrestleMania, it's time for Guacamania! With special avocado-focused menus, avocado-themed spa treatments, dedicated guacamologist and more, guests visiting Casa Velas, an adults-only boutique in Puerto Vallarta, in March will get to experience a tribute to the green fruit.
Take a Train Tour into Mexico's Tequila Country
Latin American Herald Tribune
The Jose Cuervo Express takes visitors on a train trip through the fields of agave to the town of Tequila, in the west-central state of Jalisco, where some of the secrets behind the production of the quintessentially Mexican beverage are revealed.
Voom Offers Helicopter Taxi Service in Mexico City
Mexico News Daily
Ride-hailing services broke ground in Mexico five years ago, but that was for ground transportation. Now, travelers can hail a helicopter thanks to Voom, an on-demand booking platform that operates five aircraft from several locations in Mexico City.
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico's Lesser-Known Beach Haven
As of late, Riviera Maya has been Mexico's most talked-about strip of beach. But if you're looking for a beachy Mexican vacation where you won't be overwhelmed by fellow tourists, you should go west, young man, to another palm tree eden: The Riviera Nayarit.
Lorena Herrera to Lead 2018 Vallarta Pride Parade
One of the first celebrities to confirm their participation in Vallarta Pride 2018, set for May 20-27, is the famous Mexican actress and singer Lorena Herrera who, in addition to being the Grand Marshal of the Pride parade, will also be the star of a free Pride concert at Teatro Vallarta May 25.
Southwest Launches Weekly San Diego-Vallarta Flights
Southwest Airlines is launching nonstop weekly service on Saturday, March 10, linking San Diego, California to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The decision was driven by the strong interest in Vallarta-Nayarit expressed by its customers, according to Southwest officials.
Mexico Tops List of 10 Best Countries for Career Women
What are the best expat destinations for women in search of great career opportunities? Drawing on the results of the Expat Insider Survey, InterNations has taken an in-depth look at the ten countries where women working abroad rate their career prospects most favorably.
Aeromexico-Delta Offering Ultra-Low-Cost Fares
The Delta-Aeromexico transborder joint venture began offering ultra-low-cost fares March 5 as Aeromexico launched its 'branded fares' concept and Delta Air Lines touted the increasing range of basic economy fares on what is now more than 50% of Delta's US-Mexico flights.
2018 Music & Art Festival in Chacala, Riviera Nayarit
It's March and you know what that means... it's time for the annual Chacala Music & Art Festival! In addition to a wide range of musical performances, this year's festival, set for March 15-18, includes art exhibitions, a children's tent with workshops & theater and a food pavilion.
PVRPV Vacation Rentals Celebrates 13 Years in Vallarta
Tim Longpré and his incredible PVRPV staff are celebrating the start of their 13th year of doing business in Puerto Vallarta. In addition to providing affordable vacation rentals, PVRPV has a longstanding commitment to giving back to this wonderful community we call home.
Mexico's Beach Resorts Safe for Spring Break
Riviera Maya News
With spring break just around the corner, the US media has been reminding students that a Mexico travel advisory is in place. What the headlines fail to say is that the advisory does not include popular destinations for college kids, such as Puerto Vallarta or Cancun.
New Stretch of Guadalajara-Vallarta Highway Opened
Mexico News Daily
President Peña Nieto led the official opening ceremony for a new four-lane, 54-kilometer stretch of the Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta highway that, when completed, will reduce travel time between the two destinations. The new road runs between Jala and Compostela, Nayarit.
Airlines Complain About Mexico Arrival Fee Increase
Aviation industry groups are pressing Mexico's government to reverse a January fee increase for international passengers arriving in Mexico City, claiming it is hurting the airlines' economic competitiveness. The fee was raised 25% to help finance construction of the new airport.
2017 Hotel Occupancy Sets New Record for Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta set a new record in hotel occupancy and international arrivals in 2017, receiving even more visitors than expected. The Tourism Board is now working on securing a successful 2018 as it will host its annual tourism trade show, Gala Vallarta - Riviera, Feb. 12-13.
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