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Enter to Win a Dream Destination Wedding in Mexico
In celebration of their 45th anniversary, Grupo Vidanta, Mexico's leading luxury resort developer, has launched a Dream Wedding Giveaway that will give one lucky couple a $200,000 USD destination wedding at their Puerto Vallarta resort or any one of their other Mexico beach properties.
Retiring on the Beach Doesn't Have to Cost a Fortune
Most people who dream about retiring at the beach assume they can't afford it. But a new report by International Living identifies 21 worldwide beach destinations where living with the surf and sand steps from your door doesn't cost a fortune - and five of them are in Mexico.
T+L Names San Miguel de Allende Mexico's Top City
Three Mexican cities have made Travel + Leisure magazine's list of the world's top 15 cities for 2019. San Miguel de Allende, T+L's World's Best City in 2017 & 2018 came in at No. 2 this year; Mexico City jumped from 11th to 4th place, and Oaxaca City moved into fifth place.
San Pancho Reforestation Project Needs Volunteers
On Friday, July 19, the Entreamigos Community Center, together with 7 other community organizations, will meet at 9 am at Plaza Del Sol to plant 500 trees in San Pancho. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of manpower to plant 500 trees in just one day, so volunteers are needed!
VII Playa Platanitos Sea Turtle Festival, July 20-21
Turtle nesting and release season has begun on the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit and with it comes the 7th Sea Turtle Festival, a family-friendly event set to be held in Playa Platanitos, a small coastal town in the municipality of Compostela, from July 20-21, 2019.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 9.0% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported that the number of terminal passengers in June 2019 increased by 9.0 percent at GAP's 13 airports, compared to the same period of 2018. Domestic traffic increased by 10.1 percent, while international traffic increased by 7.4 percent.
Mexico Still Searching for Solution to Seaweed Problem
Travel Market Report
Mexico has spent $17 million to remove over half a million tons of sargassum seaweed from its Caribbean beaches, from Tulum to Playa del Carmen & Cancun. The problem - now affecting tourism and the environment - isn't going away, experts said at an international conference last week.
Volaris Offers Central America Migrants $1 Trips Home
Mexican airline Volaris has launched a program called 'Reuniting Families' that is offering to fly Central American immigrants in Mexico back to their countries of origin for $1 dollar - as long as they have ID and are willing to board the next available flight. The program expires on June 30.
Delta Expanding Winter Flights from Seattle to Mexico
Delta Air Lines knows travelers are focused on summer vacations, but they're already planning to expand winter flghts from Seattle-Tacoma Int'l Airport to Mexican beach resorts. Starting in December, Delta will offer winter routes from Sea-Tac to Los Cabos, Cancun & Puerto Vallarta.
Saints Peter & Paul Battle it Out in Mexcaltitan
Banderas News Team
A traditional and magical festival will soon be taking place in Mexcaltitan, a small fishing village known as the 'Venice of Mexico,' in northern Riviera Nayarit. Every year on June 29th, the townspeople stage a battle between the island's patron saints: San Pedro and San Pablo.
VidCon Expands to Mexico with April 2020 Edition
VidCon, the conference for digital video creators that was acquired by Viacom in 2018, is expanding to Mexico with a four-day edition in April 2020. Mexico City will be the first city in Latin America to host VidCon, the world's largest celebration of online video.
Jalisco Looks to Promote Off-the-beaten-path Areas
Travel Agent Central
The state of Jalisco on Mexico's Pacific Coast is aiming to broaden tourism, through new developments in Costalegre, and a continuation of the federal government's Pueblos Mágicos program with state funds going to help for the promotion and maintenance of the towns.
59th International Sportfishing Tournament in San Blas
The Marina Fonatur in the historic port of San Blas is set to welcome the 59th San Blas International Sport Fishing Tournament June 27-29, 2019. With competitions in 3 categories: sailfish, marlin and dorado, this tournament is considered the best of its kind on the Mexican Pacific.
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.
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