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Puerto Vallarta



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.


Unveiling the Jewel of Banderas Bay: Marietas Islands National Park

The Marietas Islands, often called the 'Galapagos of Mexico,' are a paradise of natural beauty and rich biodiversity off the Nayarit coast. Home to 80 bird species and the renowned Hidden Beach, these islands attract global tourists. Meticulously managed, they exemplify successful conservation and responsible tourism.

Escape the Heat: Explore Four Charming Towns Near Puerto Vallarta

With temperatures in Puerto Vallarta rising, a weekend getaway to a cooler climate can be very appealing. Nestled amidst the emerald embrace of the Sierra Madre mountains, these nearby towns are rich in history, culture and natural beauty for those seeking more than just a getaway from the heat and humidity.

A Vacation that Combines World-Class Golf with Stunning Beaches

With four world-class courses within the city and eleven in the greater metropolitan area, Puerto Vallarta has become a popular destination for golfers. Beyond the fairway, PV offers a vibrant atmosphere with beautiful beaches, luxurious resorts, delicious cuisine, and exciting activities for the whole family.

Sundance Film Festival Coming to Mexico City in April

The prestigious Sundance Film Festival, known for showcasing independent cinema, is coming to Mexico City for the first time. The 2024 edition took place in Park City, Utah in January, but a selection of the year's best films will be screened at Cinépolis theaters in Mexico City from April 25 to 28.

Monterrey’s Fundidora Park Showcases City’s Industrial Heritage

Mexico has a great variety of tourist attractions of various types. But industrial tourism is one you don’t often hear about. Nevertheless, industrial development is and has been an important facet of Mexican society and history. A notable example of such a tourist attraction is found in Monterrey at the Parque Fundidora.

Direct Flights from Guadalajara to Tulum Take Off

Guadalajara welcomes a tourism boost with the launch of direct flights to the newly opened Tulum airport. Operated by Viva Aerobus, aboard modern Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, the three weekly flights aim to strengthen regional connections and elevate Jalisco's status as a premier Mexican tourist destination.

Vegas Bound! New Flight Connects Puerto Vallarta and Sin City

Travelers in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit can now say "Viva Las Vegas!" thanks to a new direct route launched by Alaska Airlines. The flight, operated by an Embraer E175 aircraft with 76 seats, will whisk passengers to the glitzy American city in just 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Hearts for Arts Nayarit Presents: Chalk Art Walk 2024

The 2024 Bucerías Chalk Art Walk is scheduled for February 20, 21 & 22 on Calle Lázaro Cárdenas. The three day Festival brings more than 40 professional artists from around the world to showcase their skills through chalk artworks created directly on the street.

New Mexican Airline, Señor Air, Set to Soar from Cabo San Lucas

Señor Air, the latest addition to Mexican aviation, is set to take flight from Cabo San Lucas on December 8. The regional airline's official website is now open for ticket sales, featuring flights to initial destinations such as Mazatlán, Los Mochis, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta.

Alaska Airlines Launches New Direct Flight from Vegas to Vallarta

In a festive celebration marking the 35th anniversary of Alaska Airlines, company directors confirmed the launch of an exciting venture - a new direct flight from Las Vegas, Nevada, to the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Commencing on December 14, the service is scheduled to operate four times a week.