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The following resorts in Puerto Vallarta invite you to take a tour and hear about their vacation programs. They know that your time is valuable and will compensate your for it. Please read the descriptions below and select a resort that you'd like to see. Then fill out the form on the next page. If you meet the qualifications you will recieve up to $200 in cash or activities and tours.

NH Krystal Vallarta

The NH Krystal Vallarta is located on the best beach in the hotel zone of Puerto Vallarta. The hotel is ideally located so that guests can enjoy the privacy of this luxurious resort. At the same time, fun filled activities can be found onsite or just minutes away in the town center.

There are a variety of quality restaurants and shops and markets that offer typical Mexican handicrafts. The hotel is near the airport and just steps away from the marina. The NH Krystal Vallarta offers typical Mexican hospitality and attentive service. Built in a traditional hacienda style, the property is like a typical Mexican town.

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Paradise Village Beach Resorts

Set amidst magnificent tropical scenery and the spectacular shoreline of Banderas Bay, you'll find an oasis of tranquility and extraordinary natural beauty that beckons closer inspection - a place ideally suited to the pursuit of the perfect family vacations experience. Paradise Village Paradise Village is an upscale resort development located in the heart of Nuevo Vallarta… only minutes from charming Puerto Vallarta, yet a world apart.

It is here, amidst 440 master planned acres that you'll discover a remarkable array of vacation amenities unrivaled anywhere in Mexico - upscale hotel and condominium resorts, spectacular beaches, championship golf course, world class marina, European spa, Conference Center and more. Everything to fulfill even the most elaborate vacation dreams. And best of all, it's available all in one resort destination... Paradise Village Puerto Vallarta.

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Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit Mexico is Officially a Booming International Vacation Resort
Sue Lyon

Recently released preliminary 2010 census results in Mexico shows Nuevo Vallarta‘s population grew 5.5x faster than the rest of the country; indicating the onset of an impressive economic boom in the area.

Mexico’s Velas Resorts Continue to Make Waves in the Social Media Sphere

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit along with and the Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau recently hosted the first ever remote #TNI (Travelers Night In) tweetchat.

Puerto Vallarta Marriott Resort and Spa Launch Brand New Nickelodeon Getaway

Usually all family vacations featuring popular children’s characters come with a high price tag. Thanks to Marriott, that is no longer the case.

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique Announces New Conference Center in Puerto Vallarta

The all-inclusive 80-suite Casa Velas Hotel Boutique, a member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World, opened its doors to the new 3,663 square foot conference center adjacent to the resorts’ garden area and the Marina Vallarta 18-hole championship golf course.

Bravo to the Hotel Marriott!
Pamela Thompson

I recently had the opportunity to witness some outstanding customer service provided by the Hotel Marriott staff. This type of service is commendable and one we can all learn from. As ambassadors of Vallarta, we must take every visitor's request to heart and treat it with patience and respect.

Celebrate Thanksgiving Mexican-Style at Velas Resorts
Velas Resorts

Suite upgrades, kids stay free, special Thanksgiving dinners, spa treatments and more are included this Thanksgiving at the luxury all-inclusive Velas Resorts in three top Mexican beach destinations.

Mexico's Velas Resorts Earn AAA Five Diamond Awards

Mexico's four all-inclusive Velas Resorts have earned a total of 26 AAA Diamonds for 2011. The properties are located in three of Mexico's top beach destinations, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.

Hotel Riu Palace Wins Apple Crystal Award

Riviera Nayarit enjoyed great success in travel agent promotions at last week's Apple Vacations Trade Show in Chicago, where the Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico Riviera Nayarit was recognized as the best all-inclusive hotel and presented with the distinctive Apple Crystal award.

Sea Turtle Conservation at CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa offers guests a voluntourism opportunity through their sea turtle conservation program. Guests can help rescue sea turtles under the careful guidance of the hotel biologist

Lectures to Go With That Mai Tai
Elaine Glusac

The most taxing mental task that you’ll undertake at many all-inclusive resorts is deciding between a margarita and a piña colada. But the Tahéima Wellness Resort & Spa, just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, gives its guests more to ponder in a number of lectures by members of the faculty of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of California, Berkeley.

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita Presents Incentives to Visit Now

The summer is not over yet. A beach getaway is still within reach at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, the area's leading five star Mexico resort. Guests who reserve four nights or more can experience more with "one, two, three, four" great reasons to stay and play at this magical resort near Puerto Vallarta.

Mexico Beckons as Ideal Family Getaway for All-Inclusive Grandparent Holidays

Mexico's Riviera Maya and Puerto Vallarta are premiere beach destinations providing family-friendly all inclusive resort options and activities for grandparents looking to spend quality time with their families, whether it be on a soft adventure vacation or a relaxing getaway.

Mayahuel, the Goddess of Tequila, Dwells at Casa Magna Marriott, Puerto Vallarta
Kathleen Dobek

For six years, some of the finest tequila distilled in Mexico has been bottled exclusively for the Casa Magna Marriott Resort in Puerto Vallarta. Sold only at Casa Magna, this tequila is a sublime experience for lovers of the distilled spirit of blue agave.

Westin Hotels Proudly Returns to Mexico City
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced today that Westin Hotels marks its return to Mexico City with the recent opening of The Westin Santa Fe, Mexico City.

New Girlfriend Getaway Packages Available at the All-inclusive Velas Resorts

Grab the Girls for some shopping, spa pampering, dancing and suite accommodations with the all-inclusive Girls Getaways in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Garza Blanca Intros New Luxe Packages
Elite Traveler

The "Smooth Sailing" package includes a two-night stay in any of Garza Blanca's suites or spacious Penthouses and a selection of fine foods as they cruise the clear waters of the Banderas Bay on the luxurious 70-foot Mondrian Yacht

Grandparents Stay for Free in Velas Resorts’ Mexico Family Packages

Velas Resorts’ Grand Velas All Suite & Spa Resort Riviera Maya and Velas Vallarta Suite Resort are offering grandparents a complimentary all-inclusive stay worth up to $2,478 when the family books a minimum of five rooms at either resort.

Mayan Goes "Green" with Earthcheck Certification

Mayan Resorts, situated in seven of Mexico’s premier vacation destinations, is demonstrating its leadership role in developing sustainable environmental operations, facilities and procedures through EarthCheck Certification.

Fractional Ownership Launched at Garza Blanca Preserve

Fractional ownership sales have been launched at the Garza Blanca Preserve, a development of two- and three-bedroom penthouse residences on an 88-acre property, near Puerto Vallarta in Mexico.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Garners Further Recognition

The prestigious Frida Restaurant at Grand Velas was awarded with the AAA Four Diamond certification when the American Automobile Association (AAA) awarded the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit's Frida Restaurant with the Four Diamond Certification.

All Inclusive Golf Vacations in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort

Golfers can play golf amidst jungle-rich layouts while admiring the vistas of the Sierra Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Taheima Wellness Resort & Spa Opens in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit

Dedicated to offering sophisticated travelers a luxurious and holistic wellness experience that engages all the senses and stimulates the body, mind and spirit, Taheima Wellness Resort & Spa is now open in Riviera Nayarit on Mexico's Pacific Coast.

Mexico Resort Real Estate Update from The Settlement Company
John K. Glaab

In the Settlement Company's 2010 2nd Quarter Newsletter, John K. Glaab talks about the NAR mid-year meetings, an historic June meeting of environmentalists in La Paz, the increase of foreign visitors to Mexico and the Canada-Mexico initiatives announced during President Calderon's visit to Canada.

Paradise Village is Contributing to Improve Riviera Nayarit's Image

Last Monday, with the attendance of the State Governor Ney Gonzalez Sanchez, Paradise Village Group introduced a new state-of-the-art water treatment plant that helps manage residual waters in the resort area of Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit without generating any negative effects on neighboring properties.

Villa La Estancia Nuevo Vallarta Beach Resort and Spa Launches Ultra-Inclusive Vacation Package

In today’s economy where “all inclusive” is anything but exclusive, Villa La Estancia Nuevo Vallarta upgrades the expectation to a whole new level.

TAU Resorts Joins Interval International
Interval International

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, welcomes Tau nahui and Tau Santa Maria in Nayarit, Mexico, to its exchange network.

Social Media Workshops Now Part of All-Inclusive Rate at Puerto Vallarta’s Casa Velas
Casa Velas Hotel Boutique

Helping guests share vacation experiences with family, friends and followers, the adults-only AAA Four Diamond Casa Velas Hotel Boutique in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is now offering social media workshops at no charge.

New Conference Center Opens in November At Casa Velas Hotel Boutique in Puerto Vallarta

Meeting planners now have a new option for meetings and conventions in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This November, the all-inclusive 80-suite Casa Velas Hotel Boutique, a member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World, opens its doors to the new 3,663 square foot conference center adjacent to the resorts' garden area and the Marina Vallarta 18-hole championship golf course.

Guests Name Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe a Favorite for All-inclusive Travel
Ozgur Tore

Ideally located on Mexico's eastern shore between the sizzle of Cancun and the intriguing ruins of Tulum, the Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe attracts guests for its postcard-worthy scenery, a fully comprehensive all-inclusive program and an unparalleled dedication to quality and guest service, a commitment for which the Barceló brand has become world-renowned.

Villa Group Mexico Resorts Earn Expedia Select Awards
Jennifer Barry

Villa Group Resorts announced three of its resorts, Villa Del Palmar Flamingos and Villa La Estancia Nuevo Vallarta and Villa del Arco were selected as prestigious 2010 Insider’s Select Award winners by Expedia.

Sol Melia's Properties Ranked Among World's Best Hotels

Expedia travelers have ranked 14 Sol Melia properties among the world's best hotels on this year's Expedia Insiders' Select list.

Father's Day All-Inclusive Golf Getaways in Puerto Vallarta

This Father's Day, treat Dad to an all-inclusive vacation with Unlimited Golf per day at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's top championship golf courses. Available at Casa Velas Hotel Boutique and Velas Vallarta Suite Resort, the Unlimited Golf package includes unlimited golf rounds per person per day at Marina Vallarta or Vista Vallarta 18-hole golf courses plus complimentary suite upgrade and airport/hotel transfers.

Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta Goes "Verde"

Grand Miramar Resort and Spa of Puerto Vallarta has announced today the property has begun to use LED lights exclusively, in an effort to reduce electric consumption and it's environmental footprint.

Grand Velas Resort Riviera Nayarit to Host Paris' Le Cordon Bleu Gastronomic Festival, June 15 - 25, 2010

Grand Velas Resort Riviera Nayarit will host top-rated Chefs from Paris' Le Cordon Bleu to serve special menus at no additional cost as part of the resort-goers' all-inclusive rate, as well as cooking classes for guests and locals alike.

Puerto Vallarta's Grand Miramar Resort and Spa Breaks Ground on Phase 2

Grand Miramar Resort and Spa is pleased to announce Phase 2 has begun construction, with a scheduled completion date for fall of 2011.

Single Parent Rate Promotion This Summer at Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Velas Resorts

From June 1 through August 31st, 2010, the luxury all-inclusive Velas Resorts at three top Mexican beach destinations are waiving the single supplement fee for single parents traveling with their children.

Grand Velas Launches Easter Egg Hunt on Social Media Channels

Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico launched an Easter Egg Hunt contest via their social media channels where they will reward one contestant per week until Easter Sunday.

Calderon Awards Eduardo Vela for His Contributions to Tourism Industry

Eduardo Vela, Founder and Chairman of Mexico's Velas Resorts Group, was honored with a prestigious award from Mexico's President Felipe Calderon and the National Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism for his outstanding contributions and support of Mexico's tourism industry.

The Grand Luxxe Opens in Nuevo Vallarta

The Grand Luxxe, a Grupo Vidanta hotel, is located in Nuevo Vallarta just 20 minutes north from the Puerto Vallarta airport and will open to guests April 2010. With the opening of the Grand Luxxe, vacationers to Nuevo Vallarta will have the option of an incomparable high luxury vacation experience.

Puerto Vallarta Welcomes the Opening of the Luscious New Resort and Spa, Garza Blanca

Puerto Vallarta, one of the glittering jewels of the Mexican Pacific coast, recently welcomed its newest star, the Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa, a collection of 42 lavish rooms, suites and penthouses perched above a pristine beach, with stunning views of the destination’s famous ocean arches and the emerald jungles of the Sierra Madre.

Four Seasons Residential Opportunities: Toronto and Punta Mita, Mexico
Four Seasons Magazine

Now you can truly be at home at Four Seasons with our ever-expanding possibilities for Four Seasons home ownership.

Mexican Luxury Resort Imanta Punta de Mita has San Antonio Connection
San Antonio Business Journal

A Mexican resort designed by San Antonio’s Overland Partners Architects is slated to open later this month. Imanta Punta de Mita was built on a 250-acre private reserve that is located less than an hour from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

New All-Inclusive Spa Package at Casa Velas Hotel Boutique

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique unveils a new all-inclusive spa package that includes up to twenty Spa treatments, ranging from classics like the Bamboo Scrub to avant-garde rituals like a Tequila and Limon Facial.

Imanta Punta de Mita to Open this Month
Joe Pike

Imanta Punta de Mita, set to be one of Mexico’s premier sustainable resorts, will make its grand debut to guests later this month.

Velas Resorts in Mexico are Offering a Valentine's Day Do Not Disturb Package

Couples staying at Velas Resorts this Valentine's Day and beyond must remember to put the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door with all the enticing in-suite romantic offerings.

Riviera Nayarit Welcomes Growth and Development in the New Year
Travel Video

Riviera Nayarit looks to 2010 and beyond with anticipation as several hotel properties complete construction and several more break ground. Investor confidence in the destination has brought over $6 million USD, solidifying the tourism potential of this extraordinary destination.

Jack Nicklaus Inaugurates Second Signature Golf Course in Punta Mita, Mexico

A large, enthusiastic crowd of golf lovers gathered on November 16 to watch Jack Nicklaus inaugurate his second golf course in the exclusive Punta Mita resort community, located 28 miles north of Puerto Vallarta.

Mexico's Grand Velas Resorts Offers Travelers Eco-Tours and Wildlife Packages in 2010

From a Whale Watching Photo Safari in Banderas Bay to a Muyil Forest and Float Tour through the Yucatan's Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Grand Velas Resorts is offering special packages for guests to see an exotic part of Mexico while enjoying luxurious all-inclusive accommodations.

All-Inclusive Holiday Accommodations Still Available at Casa Velas Hotel Boutique and Velas Vallarta Suite Resort

There's still time for a Mexico getaway this holiday season. Puerto Vallarta's Casa Velas Hotel Boutique and Velas Vallarta Suite Resort offer all-inclusive accommodations for couples and families looking to escape for Christmas and New Year's.

The Villa Group Announces Updates on Loreto Projects

Scheduled for a mid-November opening will be the Hotel Santa Fe, a 125-room hotel in downtown Loreto; its sister property, also owned by The Villa Group, is located in Cabo San Lucas. The Hotel Santa Fe is located at the entrance of the town of Loreto next to the famous "Domingo's" restaurant.

The Villa Group's 25th Anniversary Tweetstakes
The Villa Group

The Villa Group is celebrating their 25th Anniversary and to commemorate the occasion, will be launching a 25 day Tweetstakes promotion on Twitter. Join them to win one of six grand prize 4-day, 3 night stays for two people at one of The Villa Group's luxurious beachfront Mexican resorts.

Jack Nicklaus to Open New Punta Mita Bahia Golf Course
Scott Kauffman

Punta Mita, one of Mexico's most luxurious resort and residential communities, is preparing for the opening of its newest Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Punta Mita Bahia.

Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Spa Debuts New Kids Spa
Travel Daily News

The family friendly, Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is offering young spa enthusiasts a private sanctuary with the introduction of their Kids Spa at the tranquil, open-air spa Shakti.

Vallarta Gardens Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta's Newest Luxury Resort Announces the Grand Opening of the Caracol Spa

In an exclusive ambiance, the Caracol Spa turns into an oasis with a spectacular Ocean View, where every guest is surrounding by calm and tranquility.

Riviera Nayarit: Growth Continues With New Resorts

Given the challenging obstacles posed in 2009, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s newest tourism destination, prevailed and continued to grow impressively and forged ahead with planned developments in 2009 and beyond.

Thanksgiving Night is Complimentary at Mexico's All-inclusive Velas Resorts

It's time to gobble, gobble down in Mexico this Thanksgiving. The holiday will be celebrated with gratis accommodations on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, including a special Thanksgiving dinner for guests at the luxury, all-inclusive Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta.

Grand Opening of Puerto Vallarta's Newest Luxury Resort Vallarta Gardens Resort & Spa

Vallarta Gardens Resort & Spa announces its grand opening featuring 3 and 4 bedroom oceanfront luxury villa's that include exclusive amenities such as private pools, rooftop Jacuzzi's with panoramic views, master bedrooms feature expansive private terraces with breath taking views of the Pacific Ocean.

Trick or Tweet for Travel Treats in Mexico
Marriott and Renaissance Resorts

The Halloween hype is heating up as Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts (MARCAM) announce their new interactive Trick or Tweet campaign.

The Villa Group Adds Its Newest Property to Interval International's Vacation Exchange

Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, has added Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa to its exchange network.

Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort Wins a Top Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award

Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort, the all-inclusive resort located in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico was named one of the “Top 15 Mexico Hotels” for the second year in a row at the 2008 Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards.

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Joins the Choice Privileges Rewards Program
Ozgur Tore

Barceló Hotels & Resorts announced their participation in the Choice Hotels International award-winning rewards program Choice Privileges. Members of this free program may redeem their accrued points for free nights at participating Barceló resorts.

Marriott's "On Cloud Nine" Wedding Package
Business Wire

Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts will offer the On Cloud Nine wedding package for $999 beginning 9/9/09. The package provides an enticing, yet affordable, opportunity for betrothed couples seeking an idyllic destination wedding to say, "I do".

Sol Meliá Vacation Club Captures RCI Developer Innovation Award
Hospitality Net

Sol Meliá Vacation Club, an international vacation membership club with locations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and Europe, has received the 2008 Developer Innovation Award for the new Sol Meliá Vacation Club at Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora.

Puerto Vallarta Hotels Combine Learning with Helping Endangered Sea Turtles
Neala Schwartzberg

Sea turtles are making their way back to the shores of Puerto Vallarta in their ancient annual cycle of reproduction. This is a unique educational opportunity where children are sure to have fun while learning about this protected species.

The Villa Group Attracts 500 Facebook Fans & Growing Daily in New Social Media Venture

After just starting its social media campaign in May 2009, The Villa Group’s “digital footprint” has built an audience of over 500 fans on its Facebook Fan Page and growing every day.

All-Inclusive Resort Accommodations on Sale
Ed Perkins

Consider an all-inclusive land package for your fall vacation. All-inclusive resorts are joining the big cruise lines in offering some great deals for the remainder of the year.

Gay Community Embraces Fractional Property
George Sell

Casa Cupula is described as “one of the world's most luxurious gay boutique hotel resorts”. It has been popular for years with US and Mexican holidaymakers and has branched out into the world of the private residence club.

Mexico's Next Big Tourist Destination
Ronan McMahon

Just north of Puerto Vallarta, along a stunning stretch of coast know as The Riviera Nayarit, the Mexican government is investing $1.5 billion to improve accessibility and develop tourism infrastructure.

Summer Mexico Resort Real Estate Update
John K. Glaab

In the Settlement Company's Summer Newsletter, John K. Glaab talks about the Mexican economy, how it's affecting the tourist and real estate industries, and what the government is doing about it. He also looks at new commercial and residential developments springing up all around the country.

Save Over 60% on Golf at Grand Velas

Saving over 60%, families can now share a passion for golf at Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort Riviera Nayarit, the only family-friendly all-inclusive resort in North America to receive the prestigious AAA Five-Diamond Award.

Riviera Nayarit: The Growth Continues With New Resort/Vacation Real Estate Development in 2009

With the completion of four major resort/vacation real estate developments this year, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s newest tourism destination, continues to grow impressively.

Paradise Vacation Club Golf Tournament

Get out your golf clubs! The Fourth Annual Paradise Vacation Club Golf Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9 am on Friday, May 8th at El Tigre Golf and Country Club in Nuevo Vallarta. All local and visiting golfers are invited to compete for great prizes in a four-player team scramble.

Eagles Wings Foundation Celebrates its 10th Anniversary of Philanthropy and Community Service
MMD Newswire

The Villa Group's Eagles Wings Foundation is recognized for its leadership in helping a variety of educational, health and personal development programs with its nomination of the prestigious ARDA Circle of Excellence "ACE" Award.

CasaMagna Earns AAA Four Diamond Award

For the 18th Consecutive year, CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa has been awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating for 2009. CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta has won this award more consistently than any other property on the entire west coast of Mexico.

2009 "Most Excellent Resort" Awarded to Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort Nuevo Vallarta by Condé Nast Johansens Luxury Hotel Guide

The Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort Nuevo Vallarta was recently named the 2009 "Most Excellent Resort" in Mexico and Central America by Condé Nast Johansens, the international luxury travel guide owned by Condé Nast Publications Ltd.

Nine Hundred New Rooms in Puerto Vallarta
Vallarta Opina/PVNN

After more than a decade of insignificant growth in Puerto Vallarta's hotel infrastructure, some new construction concepts have surfaced that will increase the number of hotel rooms in this popular tourist destination by nine hundred.

Photo Tip of the Week: Photographing Humpback Whales
Larry Bennett

Photographing the mighty Humpback Whales are probably one of my biggest sources of frustration as a photographer - but if you have a little patience and wait a few minutes, those mighty creatures will blow and raise those mighty humps in the air.

Mexico Timeshare Rentals Proven to be Full of Relaxation and Fun
Charles Joseph

When one thinks of a Vacation, the mind tends to wander to Mexico. I don’t know why but this I now is true. Whether it is the different culture, food, drinks, beaches, or even the local fare, Mexico is a vacation destination unlike any other.

Mexican Resorts are Courting Families
Deborah Abrams Kaplan

With Mexico a mecca for U.S. tourists - Americans account for almost 90% of international arrivals, according to the Mexico Ministry of Tourism - the trend is to make resorts more family-friendly.

All-Inclusive Resorts Offer Vacation Bliss
Carolyn Burns Bass

One of the reasons people love cruises is the simplicity and service. Show up on the ship and most things are already taken care of for you and you’re not pulling out your wallet over and over for pricey treats, meals and entertainment. Enter the all-inclusive resort.

Classic Timeshare: Dateline Puerto Vallarta
Mark Silverman

In Mexico, Hawaii, Tahoe and many other popular tourist locations, timeshare is marketed intensively to visitors from around the world. After all, what better prospects for the benefits of low cost, luxurious travel than those already on vacation?

New Concept and Menu Pay Homage to Frida Khalo
Rita Cook

Created with the legendary Mexican painter in mind, Frida restaurant in Riviera Nayarit debuts a new concept and menu this month with dishes that highlight the best of Mexico's regional cuisines adapted for contemporary tastes.

Raintree Resorts Announces Positive Sales Results

At a time when the national real estate industry is feeling the results of an economic downturn and fallout from a credit crunch, one Houston, Texas-based developer with 10 of its 20 vacation ownership resorts located in Mexico has good news to share.

Toys For Tots Vallarta Golf Scramble
Joe Johnston

Please join us for this year's Toys For Tots fundraiser. The annual golf scramble will be held on Saturday, December 13 at the Vista Vallarta Weiskopf course, and the gala dinner dance will be held on December 14 at the Casa Grande Marriott Hotel.

All-Inclusive Resorts Lose Low-Budget Image with Chic Decor, Luxe Spas
Kitty Bean Yancey

Once viewed as a bare-bones vacation option, the everything-covered industry is wooing guests with new, over-the-top Shangri-Las at prices as low as $100 a person daily. And they're courting resort sophisticates with Architectural Digest-style décor, non-buffet eateries, butlers, family freebies and velvet-rope VIP areas with their own pools and restaurants.

Riviera Nayarit's Grand Velas Named 'Top 15 Hotel' by Conde Nast Traveler Readers

Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort, the all-inclusive resort located in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico was named one of the "Top 15 Mexico Hotels" for the second year in a row at the 2008 Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards.

St. Regis Makes Landmark Debut in Latin America with the Opening of the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the debut of its renowned St. Regis brand in Latin America with the opening of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.

Financial Crisis Has Not Taken Its Toll on Caribbean and Mexican Destinations Just Yet
Travel Daily News

A recent study revealed that though Europe continues to be the preferred international destination among 72 percent of leisure travelers interested in purchasing vacation time, nearly one quarter or 22 percent are interested in visiting the Caribbean and about 15 percent are interested in Mexico.

NH Grand Vallarta to Open in December

The new NH Grand section of the NH Krystal Puerto Vallarta, which includes 200 rooms with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, as well as leading edge technologies to facilitate customers' communication, work and entertainment, will open in December.

The Reality of Timeshare
Jason Beckner

If you've ever been involved in the timeshare industry you learn to expect a wide variety of responses. So when I fell into a conversation with two Canadian ladies over breakfast the other day, and they asked what type of work I do, I was prepared!

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