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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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Vallarta Hotels Reaching up to 95% Occupancy on Weekends

According to the president of the Puerto Vallarta Hotel and Motel Association, Álvaro Garciarce Monraz, this popular beach vacation destination has high expectations for a busy summer season. In all of April, and to date in May, hotel occupancy has been reaching 95% on weekends thanks, in part, to sporting and cultural events.

Puerto Vallarta a Favorite Summer Vacation Destination

Tripadvisor's Summer Travel Index, using a combination of search and sentiment data, has revealed travel trends ahead of the busy summer season and where Americans plan to go. Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Playa del Carmen and Puerto Vallarta rank among the top 10 international destinations Americans will visit this summer.

Mascota: The Perfect Day Trip From Puerto Vallarta

Outdoor adventures and cultural experiences abound in Mascota, the beautiful town located an hour and a half away from Puerto Vallarta. Mascota has been recognized by the Mexican government as a 'Pueblo Magico', or a Magic Town, for its traditional culture, preserved history and natural beauty.

Flair to Fly to Puerto Vallarta from Edmonton and Vancouver

The interest of international markets in traveling to Puerto Vallarta continues to grow, this time with the announcement of the arrival of Canada's low-cost Flair Airlines in the coming fall-winter season. Starting in the first week of November, Flair will offer two flights from Edmonton and one from Vancouver every week.

Taking a Panga from Puerto Vallarta to Yelapa, Jalisco

Smarter Travel, a popular website for those who enjoy moving around the globe and discovering new and exciting places, recently declared Yelapa one of the 13 safest places in all of Mexico. A short ride from Puerto Vallarta in an open boat called a panga, Smarter Travel says that Yelapa is “Mexico’s last authentic beach town.”

Giant Insect Sculpture Exhibition at Chapultepec Botanical Gardens

Visitors to Mexico City's world-famous city park can now enjoy an art installation made up of eight giant insect sculptures. Erected in the Chapultepec botanical garden for the Chapultepec Forest Insect Festival, which took place between April 14 and 17, the 2.5-meter-high bronze sculptures will remain on permanent display.

Puerto Vallarta the Safest Tourist Destination in Mexico

According to the latest National Survey of Urban Public Security by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, published April 19, 2022, Puerto Vallarta is considered the safest tourist destination in all of Mexico, and the safest city in the State of Jalisco.

Direct Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Islas Marías Announced

While inaugurating the first ferry trip from the new San Blas maritime terminal last Saturday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that it will soon be possible to visit the Islas Marías tourist complex by taking flights from the Tepic and Puerto Vallarta International Airports.

GAP: March Passenger Traffic Up 11.7% at 12 Mexican Airports

For March 2022, the total number of terminal passengers at GAP's 12 Mexican airports increased by 11.7%, compared to the same period of 2019. Tijuana, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara airports presented an increase in passenger traffic of 37.1%, 17.7%, 6.6% and 0.9%, respectively.

UNESCO Names Guadalajara World Book Capital 2022

Starting April 23, and for the following 365 days, the Mexican city of Guadalajara will be the World Book Capital, an international recognition granted by UNESCO to those cities in the world that promote reading in an outstanding way and, in addition, encourage the development of books and the industry that develops around them.