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Should Mexico Run a Tourist Train Through the Yucatan?
Gabriel Diaz Montemayor - The Conversation

Mexico's president wants to build a train that will bring visitors from the beaches of Cancun to the colonial cities and archaeological sites on the Yucatan Peninsula. But the train must be designed in a way that respects the delicate ecology, indigenous history and social fabric of the region.

The Era of 'Yucatan Green Gold' in Merida, Mexico
Sandra Cesca

Sotuta de Peón, once one of the largest hacienda plantations for the production of natural fiber rope, was established in the 1800s just outside of Merida, Mexico. Today, it is a living museum, having been restored from its abandoned state over 25 years ago.

Marriott to Build 4 New Hotels in the Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit CVB

Investment in tourism continues on the upswing in the Riviera Nayarit, this time with Marriott International. The company recently announced the opening of four new hotels in Mexico's Pacfic Treasure under the all-inclusive format, a first for the brand.

Vallarta-Nayarit Mexico's Pacific Coast LGBTQ+ Hotspots
Riviera Nayarit CVB

A wide variety of LGBT-friendly accommodations, activities, beaches and nightlife, along with a welcoming community, are just some of the reasons that Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are amongst the most popular LGBT destinations on Mexico's Pacific Coast.

Jalisco to Host 18th Traditional Mariachi Encounter

Jalisco, the birthplace of Mexico's Mariachi tradition, will host the 18th National Encounter of Traditional Mariachi from August 11-17. This year's event will feature 35 ensembles, music and dance performances and more, at 9 public venues in Guadalajara and surrounding areas.

GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 5.2% in Mexican Airports

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported that the number of terminal passengers in July 2019 increased by 5.2% at GAP's 13 airports, compared to the same period of 2018. Domestic traffic increased by 5.2%, while international traffic increased by 5.3%.

Summer Tourism in 4 States will Generate $2 Billion

This summer, the states that are home to Mexico's four main metropolitan areas, Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Puebla, will welcome more than 9 million visitors, which will generate almost two billion dollars, according to the president of Concanaco Servytur.

Vallarta Wins TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards
Marie Callan

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website, just released the results of their 2019 Travelers' Choice Awards, and Puerto Vallarta was named the 4th Best Destination in Mexico. Several of our city's exceptional offerings, such as hotels and restaurants were also awarded.

Aeromar Increases Mexico City - Puerto Vallarta Flights
Lorena Sonrisas

Aeromar, the Mexico-based airline that started offering direct flights from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta for the summer vacation season, has announced that, due to customer demand, they'll be increasing flight frequencies from the capital city to this popular beach destination this winter.

Deciding What to Bring When Making the Move to Mexico
Tropicasa Realty

Furnished condos and single-family homes for sale in Puerto Vallarta are plentiful on the marketplace, but there are still personal items that you will want to bring with you when you relocate. Here are a few tips to help you decide what you really need to move.

Tourism Booms in Mexican Pacific, Falters in Caribbean
Diego Sancho

Best Day Travel Group CEO Julian Balbuena reports that for his agency, which is Mexico's largest, the number of bookings to Caribbean beach destinations are falling, while those to Mexican Pacific resorts, such as Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Acapulco, are growing at double digits.

Puerto Vallarta's Beaches Offer Fun in The Sun
Lorena Sonrisas

When you're thinking 'Mexico beach vacation,' Puerto Vallarta comes to mind. Along this stretch of Mexico's Pacific Coast you'll find more than 40 distinctly different beaches to match your mood. Whether you want to surf, swim, snorkel, or just unwind, Puerto Vallarta has the beach for you.

Carnival Panorama Readies for Mexican Riviera Cruises

The final touches are being put on Carnival Cruise Line's brand-new, 3,960 passenger, Vista-class cruise ship, the Carnival Panorama, in preparation for the year-round, seven-night, Mexican Riviera cruises to Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and Mazatlan that start sailing in December.

Oaxaca a Microcosm of The Best of What Mexico Offers
Travel Weekly

Home to exquisite architecture, a living indigenous culture, spectacular Zapotec and Mixtec archaeological sites, diverse natural riches, world-famous cuisine and some of the country's most exceptional artisans, Oaxaca is a microcosm for the very best of what Mexico has to offer.

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