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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Vallarta Vacation Property of the Week from PVRPV.com
Santa Barbara Shores II - Condo
PVRPV, Vallarta's #1 Team of Vacation Experts, presents Santa Barbara Shores II Beachfront Condo. Ideally located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods on the south side of Vallarta, this gorgeous 2 bedroom 2.5 bath condo boasts a spectacular oceanfront view of Banderas Bay.
Vallarta Ceviche & Aguachile Festival Returns July 29
Puerto Vallarta restaurants are busy preparing to serve the hundreds of people expected to attend the fourth edition of the Festival del Ceviche y Aguachile, scheduled to be held from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm at Lazaro Cardenas Park on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
Mexico, Canada Boost Security for Laptops on US Flights
Laptops and tablets on US-bound flights from Mexico will be subjected to heightened carry-on security measures at the request of the US Dept. of Homeland Security. Canada also began enforcing enhanced security measures on 'electronics larger than a cellphone.'
Summer Savings on PVRPV Vallarta Vacation Rentals
PVRPV Puerto Vallarta Vacations is offering Special Summer Rates on two properties in the luxurious new V399 building in one of the best locations in the city due to its proximity to the Downtown and Old Town areas, Banderas Bay, and the Romantic Zone's restaurants, bars and shops.
Vallarta Wins PriceTravel Award for Tourism Marketing
At the PriceTravel Awards ceremony held last week in Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta received an important recognition for the marketing strategy that made 2016 a historic year for tourism, largely due to the increase in hotel occupancy that maintains its upward trend this year.
2017 NIIJIMA San Pancho Mexican Surf Open, July 21-23
Riviera Nayarti CVB
The beautiful beaches of the Riviera Nayarit will host the 2017 NIIJIMA San Pancho Mexican Surf Open from July 21-23. Mexicans and foreigners, professionals and amateurs: all surfers are invited to participate in this competition that offers $100 thousand pesos in prizes.
Summer Courses Return to Entreamigos in San Pancho
Entreamigos Community Center in San Pancho recently announced its 2017 Summer Workshops for children ages 3-16. The camp will run from July 24-August 11, and offer kids art, ecology and other workshops limited only by the imagination of the volunteer teachers - which are needed!
New Tourism Director's 'Strong Plan' for Puerto Vallarta
The new director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust has big plans for the destination. His intention is to generate more visitors and attract younger travelers, which he said is possible thanks to the fact that PV not only offers fun in the sun, but also in the jungles and mountains.
5th Playa Platanitos Sea Turtle Festival, July 22-23
Set to be held July 22-23, the Riviera Nayarit's 5th annual Playa Platanitos Sea Turtle Festival is bigger than ever, as in addition to the usual activities - including an Environmental Tourism Fair - there will also be a volleyball tournament, a bicycle circuit and a swimming competition.
Vallarta Mayor Suspends Uber Service in Downtown Area
After at least 12 violent incidents in which Puerto Vallarta taxi drivers and Uber drivers have been involved, Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña announced Monday that he's launched a security operation to prevent the ride-hailing service from operating in downtown and tourist areas.