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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkTravel & Outdoors

Travel and Outdoors
Although best known as a beach resort, Puerto Vallarta is one of the most versatile adventure travel destinations in the world. Nestled between the jungle-covered Sierra Madre Mountains and the sheltered waters of Banderas Bay, this region's geographical diversity offers an extremely wide variety of natural attractions and outdoor adventures.


Unlike many other popular beach vacation resorts, Puerto Vallarta is actually several destinations in one. Situated on the Pacific Coast of Mexico just south of Baja California, the Banderas Bay area offers more than 34 miles of incomparable coastline in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit - and innumerable activities that are affordable and easily accessible.

For those who just want to relax, miles and miles of beautiful golden sand beaches offer one of the best ways to experience the beauty and magic of the Bay of Banderas. And with 322 days of sunshine annually and an average temperature of 80 degrees F, Puerto Vallarta is one of the few places on Earth that can boast an "ideal" climate for sun worshipers.

With picture-perfect weather and extraordinary natural beauty, outdoor recreation around the bay is limitless. Traditional sports like golf and tennis are unforgettable. This region is one of Mexico's leading golf destinations with golf courses designed by some of the world's greatest golfers including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Robert von Hagge.

Puerto Vallarta is also a major tennis destination with a growing number of tennis clubs, classes, workshops and tournaments each year. Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing whale watching and sportsfishing await you in the warm, clear waters of Banderas Bay and the Mexican Pacific.

On land you can explore the Sierra Madre Mountains and jungles on an exciting excursion provided by one of the area's many professional tour operators. If you prefer to do a little exploring on your own, the quiet pleasures and local colors of Mexico are waiting to be discovered in a variety of unique and inviting fishing villages and beachside retreats.

A recent Travel and Leisure Magazine Readers' Survey listed Puerto Vallarta as the number one beach destination in Latin America because of the wide variety of beach communities and sleepy seaside villages around the bay. During your stay, be sure to explore these towns and enjoy a genuine taste of the real Mexico.


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Puerto Vallarta On Track for Another Record Year
Gustavo Rivas-Solis

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.

5th Punta Mita Beach Festival Offers Fun in the Sun
BanderasNews.com

The fifth annual Punta Mita Beach Festival, an adventure weekend that brings together the best beach activities with all the natural beauty and adventure that Riviera Nayarit has to offer, is set to take place August 12-13, 2017 at the Punta Mita Resort's fabulous Kupuri Beach Club.

Vallarta Vacation Property of the Week from PVRPV.com
Rivera Molino PH12 - Penthouse

PVRPV Puerto Vallarta Vacations presents Rivera Molino Penthouse 12 in the Zona Romantica area of Old Town. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium that sleeps 6 comfortably offers every amenity for those who want to enjoy everything the friendliest city in Mexico has to offer.

Las Animas Gay Adventure Starts November 3, 2017
GAYPV Magazine

Imagine being stranded on an exotic beach paradise at sunset where you must befriend other guys from all over the world to survive. Then, get ready for a new, fun-filled tour offered by Vallarta Bar Hopping. In November 2017, they'll be adding the Las Animas Gay Adventure!

2nd Vallarta Garden Club Summer Social Set for Aug 17
PV Garden Club

Grab your friends and join the Vallarta Garden Club at Incanto, 109 Insurgentes at the Rio Cuale, on Thursday, August 17 from 6-8 pm for our second social of the summer. You'll enjoy drinks and appetizers and a photographic tour of our many plantings from the Fall and Spring.

PV is the Promised Land for 'Vallartazo' Participants
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust

The 2017 edition of 'Vallartazo,' an annual motorsport event in which people from all over Mexico rev up their motorcycles, ATVs, jeeps and 4x4s for an off-road trip to Puerto Vallarta, begins this weekend and continues every weekend through the end of September.

This Week's Featured Vallarta Vacation Rental at PVRPV
Costa De Oro PB-A - Condo

PVRPV is proud to present Costa de Oro PB-A, an amazing, two bedroom, two bathroom condominium located in the wonderfully upscale neighborhood of Conchas Chinas. It is just 15 minutes walking from the Old Town and only 5 minutes from the famous Conchas Chinas beach.

Why Puerto Vallarta is the Gay Beach Capital of Mexico
Mónica Ramírez López

Puerto Vallarta is one of the LGBT community's favorite destinations. Due to its safety and welcoming environment it is the first city in Mexico to receive the 'Gay Travel Approved' distinction by GayTravel.com. Here's how and why PV became the Gay Capital of Mexico.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Single Parent Vacations.htm
BanderasNews.com

Solo parenting isn't for the faint of heart. You wipe the tears and make the tough decisions. The upside is you get all the hugs and all the rewards that come with being a parent. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is offering those parents going it alone a vacation package just for them.

Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta November 2
Gary Green

Fishing and golfing enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta from November 2-5, 2017 for a long weekend of friendship, fun and entertainment at the 12th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf and spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'

Vallarta Vacation Property of the Week from PVRPV.com
Santa Barbara Shores II - Condo

PVRPV, Vallarta's #1 Team of Vacation Experts, presents Santa Barbara Shores II Beachfront Condo. Ideally located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods on the south side of Vallarta, this gorgeous 2 bedroom 2.5 bath condo boasts a spectacular oceanfront view of Banderas Bay.

Vallarta Ceviche & Aguachile Festival Returns July 29
BanderasNews.com

Puerto Vallarta restaurants are busy preparing to serve the hundreds of people expected to attend the fourth edition of the Festival del Ceviche y Aguachile, scheduled to be held from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm at Lazaro Cardenas Park on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

Mexico, Canada Boost Security for Laptops on US Flights
UPI

Laptops and tablets on US-bound flights from Mexico will be subjected to heightened carry-on security measures at the request of the US Dept. of Homeland Security. Canada also began enforcing enhanced security measures on 'electronics larger than a cellphone.'

Summer Savings on PVRPV Vallarta Vacation Rentals
V399 Condominiums

PVRPV Puerto Vallarta Vacations is offering Special Summer Rates on two properties in the luxurious new V399 building in one of the best locations in the city due to its proximity to the Downtown and Old Town areas, Banderas Bay, and the Romantic Zone's restaurants, bars and shops.

Vallarta Wins PriceTravel Award for Tourism Marketing
María Francesca

At the PriceTravel Awards ceremony held last week in Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta received an important recognition for the marketing strategy that made 2016 a historic year for tourism, largely due to the increase in hotel occupancy that maintains its upward trend this year.

2017 NIIJIMA San Pancho Mexican Surf Open, July 21-23
Riviera Nayarti CVB

The beautiful beaches of the Riviera Nayarit will host the 2017 NIIJIMA San Pancho Mexican Surf Open from July 21-23. Mexicans and foreigners, professionals and amateurs: all surfers are invited to participate in this competition that offers $100 thousand pesos in prizes.

Summer Courses Return to Entreamigos in San Pancho
BanderasNews.com

Entreamigos Community Center in San Pancho recently announced its 2017 Summer Workshops for children ages 3-16. The camp will run from July 24-August 11, and offer kids art, ecology and other workshops limited only by the imagination of the volunteer teachers - which are needed!

New Tourism Director's 'Strong Plan' for Puerto Vallarta
Travel Weekly

The new director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust has big plans for the destination. His intention is to generate more visitors and attract younger travelers, which he said is possible thanks to the fact that PV not only offers fun in the sun, but also in the jungles and mountains.

5th Playa Platanitos Sea Turtle Festival, July 22-23
Norma Hernández

Set to be held July 22-23, the Riviera Nayarit's 5th annual Playa Platanitos Sea Turtle Festival is bigger than ever, as in addition to the usual activities - including an Environmental Tourism Fair - there will also be a volleyball tournament, a bicycle circuit and a swimming competition.

Vallarta Mayor Suspends Uber Service in Downtown Area
El Informador

After at least 12 violent incidents in which Puerto Vallarta taxi drivers and Uber drivers have been involved, Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña announced Monday that he's launched a security operation to prevent the ride-hailing service from operating in downtown and tourist areas.


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