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Day of the Dead-Themed Activities at Velas Vallarta
In celebration of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the oceanfront Velas Vallarta resort offers two new activities. Guests of all ages are invited to decorate La Catrina masks as well as ceramic sugar skulls for the temporary altars placed at the resort through November 2nd.
VBG to Host 2018 Directors of Large Gardens Conference
The Vallarta Botanical Garden has been selected as the host for the 2018 Directors of Large Gardens Conference. 65 chief executives of the largest public gardens in the U.S. and Canada are expected to attend this conference which, in February, will be held in Mexico for the first time.
Puerto Vallarta 'Lives It Up' on the Day of the Dead
Every year in November, Puerto Vallarta celebrates 'El Dia de Los Muertos' (The Day of the Dead) in honor of deceased loves ones. The celebration is a time for Mexican families to remember their dead and celebrate the continuity of life in a ritual of love and joyful remembrance.
Mexico Motorcycle Adventure: The Ghosts of Los Mochis
Vic Pittman, an expat who has lived in San Blas, Nayarit for over 10 years, shares another one of his motorcycle adventures in Mexico. This time, he relates the story of a night spent in a beautiful little cemetery, where he encountered the 'Musical Ghosts of Los Mochis.'
Mexico Tourism Board Unveils Global Tourism Campaign
Mexico's new ad campaign, 'A World of Its Own,' represents the next chapter in Mexico's global tourism positioning. The promotion focuses on the vibrant vacation experiences that keep visitors coming back to Mexico and its hundreds of destinations, time and again.
Casa Cupula Celebrates 'Quinceañera' with Deals Galore
Casa Cupula, Puerto Vallarta's legendary boutique resort hotel, is celebrating its 'quinceañera,' or 15th birthday, by extending package deals for new and returning guests that make experiencing this unique property this fall and winter more affordable and attractive than ever.
Vallarta Celebrates World Tourism Day Sept. 26-27
Banderas News Team
Since tourism is one of the main activities in 'Mexico's Most Authentic Port,' the city of Puerto Vallarta will celebrate World Tourism Day for two days. The Municipal Tourism Department has prepared a series of events for everyone to enjoy on September 26 & 27, 2017.
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.