Travel & Outdoors
A complete vacation destination, Puerto Vallarta has a bit of everything that adds up to a whole lot of fun. Beautiful beaches, excellent dining, accommodations for every budget, shopping galore and a wide variety of entertainment, activities and adventurous excursions have all made Puerto Vallarta one of Mexico's most popular resort towns.
But as those who share our passion for travel and adventure already know, once the travel bug bites it's almost impossible to contentedly remain only in one spot . . . no matter how wonderful. After all, why stick to one area — or even one country — when you can explore the entire world?
Travel can be a powerful force for tolerance and understanding, and at BanderasNews we want to share our never-ending passion for traveling to exotic lands and faraway places with you. Whether you are seeking an off-the-beaten-track destination around Puerto Vallarta, or want to learn more about some of the world's most intriguing places, we'll introduce you to some of the great destinations Mexico, and the world, have to offer.
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Puerto Vallarta Fireworks Festival, December 30-31
The Christmas holidays are always an exciting time to visit Puerto Vallarta, but this year will be exceptionally entertaining as the city welcomes 2018 in an impressive way... with the II Festival de Pirotecnia 'Luminia Fest,' a world-class fireworks show to be held on Dec. 30 and 31.
Rocky Point Cruise Ship Port Gets a New Lifeline
After being on hold for nearly two years, Sonora officials announced Friday that Mexico's federal government has set aside more than $13 million in its 2018 budget to finish the first phase of the cruise ship home port in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, with completion scheduled for 2020.
Choosing Where to Live in Mexico with Children
MEXlend Mortgages for Mexico
There are many things to consider when taking the leap and moving to Mexico, especially when there are or will be children in the future. The experts at MEXLend Mortages tell us about two Mexican cities that are particularly well-suited for raising a family.
Agua Azul Waterfall Recovers After River Diverted
Mexico News Daily
Efforts to divert the flow of the Agua Azul river in Chiapas and restore the popular waterfalls by the same name have been successful, federal and state officials said last week. Thousands of tourists visit the Agua Azul waterfalls each day, making it the main economic driver of the region.
Revillagigedo Archipelago a Safe Haven for Marine Life
President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday signed a decree creating the Revillagigedo Archipelago National Park. The park, Mexico's largest fully protected marine reserve, safeguards a chain of four Pacific islands that are home to 366 species of fish and 37 species of sharks and rays.
Puerto Vallarta the Perfect Place for Winter Gaycations
The winter holidays from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve are the most popular time of year for gay men to visit Puerto Vallarta. Nothing can beat guaranteed sunshine, friendly people, fantastic food and some of the most anticipated events of the season.
Travelers Around the World Invited to Visit Mexico
Mexico has been in the headlines with an unfortunate set of natural disasters over the past couple of months, but it's not only ready to receive visitors again in its usual record numbers, it has also been working hard behind the scenes to showcase its diversity and gain new fans.
First Part of December a Great Time to Visit Puerto Vallarta
The first 12 days of December is a perfect time to be in Mexico as cities across the country celebrate the Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Here in Puerto Vallarta, December 12 also marks the anniversary of the founding of our city in 1851, which kicks the celebrations up a notch.
Paragliding Pre-World Cup Tour in Zapotiltic, Jalisco
Zapotiltic, Jalisco will receive some unexpected international attention next month when it hosts one of six Paragliding Pre-World Cup Tour dates scheduled in the lead up to next year's Paragliding World Cup. Competitors from at least 13 nations will participate in the December 2-9 event.
Five Places for NFL Fans to Visit in Mexico City
SB Nation NFL
Are you heading to Mexico City to watch the Raiders play host to the Patriots on Sunday? The game is a great opportunity for NFL fans from the US to experience the vast culture that Mexico City has to offer, so be sure to check out the food, nightlife and attractions.
Job Pays $10,000 a Month to Live in Cancun, Mexico
New York Daily News
The city of Cancun, Mexico is hiring a CEO - a Cancun Experience Officer - to live in the beach town and generate content for Cancun.com. For being Cancun's social media manager, someone will earn $10,000 a month to tell the world how great it is to vacation in Mexico.
Mexico's Velas Resorts Announces Black Friday Offers
With 'Black Friday' confirmed for November 24, Velas Resorts has announced additional savings and added values for bookings on future travel at Casa Velas or Velas Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Grand Velas Riviera Maya & Grand Velas Los Cabos.
Winter is Watchable Wildlife Season in Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit, home to nearly 200 miles of beaches along the Pacific Ocean framed by the rainforest covered Sierra Madres, is brimming with carefully protected wildlife. From sea turtles & whales to crocodiles & birds, getting a look at the beautiful creatures is a must when visiting.
Mexico's Hot Spots are Open & Ready to Welcome You
Despite being impacted by multiple earthquakes and hurricanes in recent months, the Mexico Tourism Board reiterated Monday that all of its tourism destinations - including Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Cancun and the Yucatan, among others - are open for business.
FAA Wants Airlines to Ban Laptops in Checked Luggage
According to the Associated Press, the FAA has filed a paper with the International Civil Aviation Organization, which sets global aviation safety standards, urging a ban on large electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the risk of fire posed by lithium-ion batteries.
Interjet is Expanding its Flights from LAX to Mexico
Mexican airline Interjet announced Monday it is adding flights next month from Los Angeles International Airport to three new destinations in Mexico: Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and El Bajío. The news could not be better given that these new flights are not seasonal, but will operate year-round.
Aguascalientes' Week-Long Day of the Dead Celebrations
In honor of one of Mexico's oldest traditions, El Dia de Los Muertos, San Marcos Island in Aguascalientes, Mexico, invites its residents and visitors to a free family event which features over 70 activities, including parades, sports, theatrical performances, live music and more.
Vallarta's 'Puerto Magico' Changing the Cruiseport Game
'Puerto Magico,' Puerto Vallarta's new 15,500 square meter cruise ship terminal that looks like a traditional Mexican hacienda and will include numerous public spaces and shops, is scheduled for completion in August 2018, on a price tag of around $19 million USD.
Daylight Savings Time Ends in Mexico This Weekend
While the U.S. won't be 'falling back' until November 5, 2017, Daylight Saving Time officially ends in most of Mexico at 2:00 am on Sunday, October 29th. So, if you are living or vacationing here, be sure to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.
Puerto Vallarta Ranks in 2017 Traveler's Choice Awards
Puerto Vallarta closed a successful awards season yesterday with the announcement that it has been ranked as one of the 'Best Cities in the World' and among the 'Top Small Cities Outside the United States' in Conde Nast Traveler's 2017 Reader's Choice Awards.
T-Mobile Changing its 'Mobile Without Borders' Plan
T-Mobile has announced it's bringing an end to its free unlimited LTE service for customers traveling in Canada and Mexico. Starting Nov. 12, the company's 'Mobile Without Borders' plan will have a 5GB data cap on LTE speeds when users visit the US's neighbors to the north and south.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 7.8% in 12 Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 7.8% in it's 13 airports during September 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 8.9%, while international passenger traffic increased by 5.8%.
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