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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.


Travelers Exploring New Destinations, Extending Stays

The theme of this year's Tianguis Turístico, Latin America’s largest tourism industry event, was 'The new tourist, changes in behavior due to the pandemic.' At the conference, Airbnb co-founder, Nate Blecharczyk said that a revolution in the way we travel is taking place in countries around the world - including Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Wins Four 2021 Travvy Awards

The 7th annual Travvy Awards took place Nov 11 at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Puerto Vallarta took home 3 gold statues, for Best Culinary Destination, Best Honeymoon Destination and Best Tourism Board, and brought home silver for Best Destination in Mexico.

Covid Vaccine, Testing Requirements for Travel into US

The Biden administration on Monday released updated guidelines for traveling into the United States, including stricter requirements on U.S. citizens who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 as well as some exceptions for foreign travelers. The new regulations will go into effect on November 8.

Mexico City Marigold Route Opens in Time for Day of Dead

Mexico City residents looking to buy marigolds to decorate Day of the Dead altars will find plenty on the capital’s south side. For a second consecutive year, 'cempasúchil' producers will sell their flowers along the Flores del Mictlán agrotourism route in Xochimilco.

GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 1.0% at 12 Mexican Airports

For September 2021, the total number of terminal passengers at GAP's 12 Mexican airports increased by 1.0%, compared to the same period of 2019. Los Cabos, Tijuana and Puerto Vallarta airports presented an increase in passenger traffic of 30.3%, 11.9% and 7.5%, respectively.

Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico’s First ‘Smart Tourist Destination’

Tequila, Jalisco, has been certified as the first Smart Tourist Destination in Mexico and Latin America by the project of the same name developed by Spain's Ministry of Tourism. The recognition is based on the concepts of governance, innovation, technology, sustainability and accessibility to guarantee the present and future of tourism.

Venture Off the Beaten Path in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

From isolated beaches to the next undiscovered taco experience, adventures in nature, and everything in between, Puerto Vallarta might be one of the most popular vacation destinations in Mexico, but it offers a world waiting to be experienced off the beaten path. Of course there is also plenty to see and do in resort areas and on adventure tours.

Puerto Vallarta Expects 1847 Flights in August

During the month of August, the Puerto Vallarta International Airport will receive a total of 1847 frequencies of national and international flights, a fact that confirms that once again the port is one of the most desired tourist destinations by travelers during the summer season.

Puerto Vallarta Among Top 10 Safest Cities in Mexico

According to the National Urban Public Safety Survey (ENSU) carried out by INEGI, Puerto Vallarta is positioned in the Top 10 of the safest places in Mexico again this year, due to the excellent perception by Vallartans about the environment in the community.

Paradise Found in San Blas Nayarit

There's a secret little paradise just a few hours from the port of San Blas, Nayarit. Known as 'Mexico's little Galapagos,' Isla Isabel is only accessible by boat, which makes it perfect adventure seekers, divers, snorkelers, bird watchers and photographers.