Travel & Outdoors
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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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VII American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic
The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic returns to Riviera Nayarit November 30-December 3. Now in its 7th year, this prestigious event offers everything a lover of luxury could wish for: a long weekend filled with food, wine and golf, in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
San Pancho Patron Saint Festival Sept 25-Oct 4
Every year from September 25 through October 4, the small town of San Francisco (known as 'San Pancho') Nayarit, celebrates a nine-day festival honoring its namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi, that includes not only veneration of the patron saint, but a whole lot of merry making too.
Riviera Nayarit Joins International Beach Cleanup Day
Keeping the Banderas Bay region's beaches clean helps its image with tourists, plus it helps the environment and raises the quality of life for those who live here. That's why the Riviera Nayarit CVB is joining the crews working on September 23 as part of International Beach Cleanup Day.
A New Tour for Chocoholics and History Buffs Alike
Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours has just announced a new walking tour for the coming season: Vallarta's first Chocolate Walk! For chocoholics and history buffs alike, this tour visits three chocolate shops, where you will see, smell, and taste chocolate of all types being made.
Puerto Vallarta Celebrates International Car-Free Day
Puerto Vallarta will join the thousands of cities around the globe in celebration of International Car-Free Day on September 22. The celebration encourages people to spend one carefully prepared day without cars, and to reflect publicly and collectively on the lessons of this experience.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 9.9% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 9.9% in it's 13 airports during August 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 9.2%, while international passenger traffic increased by 10.9%.
This Week's Featured Vallarta Vacation Rental at PVRPV
D'Terrace 102 - Condo
This week, PVRPV is proud to present a new addition to our Select Properties, D'Terrace #102, a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in an area of Old Town Puerto Vallarta that's only a few blocks from Playa de los Muertos and within walking distance to almost everything else in La Zona Romantica.
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.
Vallarta Vacation Property of the Week from PVRPV.com
D'Terrace 603 - Condo
Welcome to D'Terrace 603, brought to you by the Puerto Vallarta vacation experts at PVRPV. On the 6th floor of D'Terrace Residences, the newest condominium complex in La Zona Romantica, this luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium features a spacious and thoughtfully decorated interior.